Thank you so much!!!Dear Watcher,Thank you so much!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you sooo much for your compassion advices and support to an anonymously people who i am.... its heartbreaking and wonderful that the earth isnt so a bad place i thought a long time....
Most of you became very good friends of mine although i didnt see someone in real...
I can be proud that i have so kindly and cordially watcher!!!
Thank you and a big Kiss
Your Pixie <3
Friday night Specials v11.1Friday night Specials v11.12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like what you see, this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
A weekly selection amongst the images I liked,
while browsing the Street Gallery
and I think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember
to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
Have a nice weekend.
Photography ResourcesLots of people have had troubleshooting queries over the past few months that we've addressed through various articles you might have seen over at communityrelations. This blog is a roundup of all those resources including a few others from around dA that you might find useful. If you've got something you'd like to see included then please note us with the information. Enjoy!Photography Resources3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dull Images on dA
contest 'winter impressions'Hi everybody ,contest 'winter impressions'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
from tomorrow on, 5th november, we'll start our first contest :iconcheerplz:.
Theme : winter impressions
"Autumn is leaving and winter is coming.
Cold days, fog and rain, ice and even snow, the landscape is bleak sometimes.
People wearing warm clothes, spend their time with the family or friends,
hopefully next to a warm fire and drinking coffee or tea.
And it's also the time of having fun, making winter sports or going to the christmas market.
Whatever you associate with the contest title winter impressions
or whatever you like in winter times or what symbolized the winter,
we will be glad, if you take part in the contest and show us your winter impressions :iconcarameldansenplz: ."
And here are the informations to the contest:
The contest is only for members.
The contest is open for the category photography, digital art, photomanipulation and traditional art.
Everyone can submit two entries at all.
Collection: Ends Of The EarthCollection: Ends Of The Earth1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Ends of the Earth
The photographs in the following gallery look like CGI artists’ conceptions for alien planet settings in science–fiction movies.
But the locations are all places to be experienced right here on Earth. So much of our world is becoming “flyover” territory in our high–tech mobile society that amazing places like those in these studies are becoming lost to us. Take a long look at each of these landscapes and then ask yo
Why I care so much about dA Literature community Some people wonder why I care so much about the literature community of deviantART when the majority of my gallery is photography.Why I care so much about dA Literature community2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I joined dA in early 2005 for writing. I did literally nothing with photography or any other art form. I couldn't compose a decent photograph if my life depended on it, if you read my recent post Photography: a love story you'll understand where the photography came from. I didn't have anything to do with it until 2010.
When I came here I found the literature community and it quickly became my home on dA. It's my roots to this site and where I fell in love, with not only community the people as well.
No matter how much or little I write, what art form becomes my "main focus" or anything else, the lit. community will still be the core of what brought and kept me here. Consider it my 'f
What did the wolf do wrong?What did the wolf do wrong?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The majority consider the wolf to be viscous cold blooded killer who's only goal is to kill. Ranchers, the government, and fairy tales would have you convinced of this. What many do not realize or forget that mans best friend, you dog, is a straight descendent of this savage killer. It is true, wolves can have a mean face full of teeth. So does the family dog. But ahhh, there is one major difference between a dog and a wolf. We have been successful in becoming that dogs alpha and have domesticated them. Im sure over the course of a few hundred years, even the most wild animal can be trained to do what you want at will.
We are in a time of repetition. In the days of old ranchers went out and hunted the wolf and if they couldnt, they demanded the government to do so. That is precisely what is going on today. The wolf could be found on the entire North American continent before it was decided to eradicate this pest. Where they failed is that without the wolf, the coyote,
umbrellasQuote of the Day:umbrellas4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain"
The Big Stock Pack FeatureThe Big Stock Pack Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please always read & respect de terms of the stock providers
INFINITE 9 CHARACTER FACTS~INFINITE 9 CHARACTER FACTS~4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I started doing this thing on Tumblr where, for a limited time, I will give one fact about my characters for every * I receive. So far, well... there have been quite a few curious individuals. XDDD Normally I'd keep this sort of thing under lock and key on Tumblr, but because people were getting so anxious to know some fun facts, I decided it might be fun to lower the blinders for a while and give the info to all of you as well~!
I will say that I've yet to respond to all requests, and I'm no longer going to accept any more after these ones are over and done with. So I'll be sure to update this journal with the rest of them at a later time. XD
But for now, enjoy~! <3
- Fin is very different from the rest of the cast in a variety of ways, but one that may not be so obvious is his overall construction. Stitched together via the tab method, every thread holding him together is internal and thus cannot be seen from the out
Invisibility and the end of EarthHello and welcome to the newest round of: random musings of an astrophysicist.Invisibility and the end of Earth3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Invisibility is a popular ability in science fiction and fantasy. There is magical invisibility via spells, potions or cloaks. And there is technologically achieved invisibility in many forms. But if we were to ask the laws of physics, what would actually happen if we did turn invisible?
First, there are two ways to achieve true invisibility. Either light goes through you without any contact, or it goes around you.
And that's the problem. If light doesn't interact with you, then how do you see? No light falls into your eyes either, so you are blind. An interaction always works both ways. The world is getting no visual information that you are there, and in turn you get no information about the world.
But it is worse. If you were to turn perfectly invisible right now, you would pretty much explode and the particles that made up your body would fall into the Earth like little ghosts.
DA wants to ruin your gallery presentation.I'm assuming a few of you might be missing the plans for DA's new thumbnail layout so I have to make a journal entry about it, I urge everyone to head over to the planned feature's [journal] and leave your input (even though DA seem to be ignoring absolutely everyone even though they leave the same crit), you'll need to be a BETA tester but that can easily be turned on/off in settings.DA wants to ruin your gallery presentation.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
To give a quick overview I took some shots of my own gallery, though it doesn't quite look as awful as it is since these are shrunken:
Neat and Tidy
HUGE thumbnails making you see less art at once
Zero breathing room between each thumbnail
Organized grid all gone
Ugly white rim for "odd" picture sizes
Near unreadable Folder and Comment text under titles
I guess the left alig
The Community Relations TeamThe Community Relations Team is made up of Community Volunteers who liaise with Director of Community Relations Moonbeam13The Community Relations Team5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Community Volunteers help the community out by providing you – the community – with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums. You’ll find them doing the following:
Helping run community challenges and educational projectsSupporting community eventsHelping moderate forumsBeing part of the #help teamBeing part of the team that moderate #devart and other official chatroomsLiaising with Moonbeam13 on community mattersBringing rockstar deviants to your attention via features, articles and Daily Deviations
Please read :faq85: before applying for a Community Volunteer positionNote that you must be 18 years of age or older to qualifyPlease do NOT send notes
This is a listing of our current open Community Volunteer positions within Commu
BestDA photos Collection #7BestDA photos Collection #72 years ago in Art Features More Like This
At the attick by tia0608
The Sea to Tir Na Nog by CookmePancakes
rambling by davespertine5854 by CookmePancakes
Sea level by dinabelenkoa kiss goodbye by emznocedoOne in a million by naked-in-the-rain
Memoria by RonnyEngelmannLast hope by Piscisvolantis
Lurker by annajordanart
I_..OO.._I by RonnyEngelmann
Waves II by Matthias-Hakerroots to grow wings to fly by Traumsturm
September giveaway - win fractal jewelryHello everybody!September giveaway - win fractal jewelry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to make a giveaway here at DA for ages, so FINALLY here it goes! To participate, you must follow these rules:
1. Visit my e-shop at Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LucidDelight
2. Comment on this journal and tell me which item you like the best
3. Add this journal to your favourites
Giveaway starts now (September 21) and ends September 29, 9:00 AM Central Time.
Two random winners will be chosen within few days after the end of the giveaway. The winners will receive the item that they liked the best in my shop.
A few examples of my fractal jewelry:
The truth about the 'KONY 2012' hype"No one wants a boring documentary on Africa. Maybe we have to make it pop, and we have to make it cool. We view ourself (sic) as the Pixar of human rights stories. They are getting in touch with the Academy Awards. They want this to be up for an Oscar."The truth about the 'KONY 2012' hype4 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Kony 2012 filmmaker JASON RUSSEL.
Read this first for a very detailed summary of what's wrong with this campaign: http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/post/18890947431/we-got-trouble
More good reads: http://www.policymic.com/articles/5195/kony-2012-supporters-have-been-duped/latest_articles http://www.hugoodoherty.com/2012/03/08/why-you-should-not-donate-to-invisible-childrenkony-2012/ http://monkeyknifefight.tumblr.com/post/19009289374/kony-2012-causing-more-harm-than-good
The real situation in Uganda explained by a Ugandan girl:
Here are so
Steam Halloween [deadline extended] [do more art!]GROUP CONTESTSteam Halloween [deadline extended] [do more art!]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE DONATION POOL FOR NEW CONTEST IS OPENED!
rent this space
Ladies and gentlemen!
The rules of this collab are simple.
You do not have to be a member of this group to participate.
First of all, choose one of your original characters. If you don’t have any, but still willing to participate, just make one, or imagine for one-shot. All your character has to do, is to have a name and an appearance.
Second of all, dress him, her or it into the steampunk costume. It is great if your character is originally a steampunk one, a robot or other being. If he, she or it isn’t – it’s time to dress up! Remember, though the group accepts all of the steampunk sub-genres (dieselpunk, fantasypunk, etc.), this particular is about steam verse.
Third, give him, her or it a Jack-o
TMNT: War for Dimension X-Yay!! Mona and Sal Commander are back!!TMNT: War for Dimension X1 week ago in Personal More Like This
-Kraang Subprime being funny again XD (He did Iago's Oh please XD)
-"You disgust me, you soft pink coward!" Oh man I love that quote from Mona
-Oh no they're captured!!
-Donnie feeling bad for leaving April and Casey
-April reading a magazine angrily, and Casey constantly hitting the floor with the hockey stick XD
-Back to Dimension X!!
-"Calm down, Raph. You knew it was coming! Calm down!" XD
-Bishop and Fugitoid reunion!!
-Blue Irma and Blue Mrs. Campbell??!!!
-Mikey knew their names!!!
-Ok I love Blue Irma a lot!!! (I don't know how to spell her Utrom name!)
-Oh no!! The Kraang!!
-"How awesome has Kraang's day has become!" XD (Ok I laugh so hard at Kraang Subprime he's soo funny)
-Bishop vs Kraang Subprime!!
-Turns out Irma's body was stolen by the Kraang in which the Utrom Irma created.
-Utrom Campbell is the Queen Utrom
-Raph happy to see Mona again!!!
-Mona and Sal think the Utroms are bad!!! Oh no.
Botany for PaleoartistsAfter being repeatedly told that this is a good thing to do, I started a series of articles about botany to show paleoartists some of the interesting diversity of Mesozoic plant groups. Not all ferns are green and boring, for example. Neither were they back in the Mesozoic.Botany for Paleoartists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, the first part is a photographic tour of modern fern diversity spiced with information about their fossil record and ecology. I want to see paleoart with red ferns, grass-like ferns, huge ferns that look like horse chestnuts and aquatic ferns that look like four-leaved clovers. There's more to come.
Here's the article: http://hummingdinosaur.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/not-all-ferns-look-like-ferns-botany-for-paleoartists-part-i/
Tips for the creative photographer #3Some more tipsīn tricksTips for the creative photographer #33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mix and match
If you have a couple of filter like a polarizing filter and perhaps an ND filter there is no rule that says you can mix and match the best from both worlds, you can use the polarizer to see through water, the nd filter to smooth out the sky and a regular shot for the rest of the landscape and combine the best from all worlds.
This does not just extend to filter use, as simple as doing a 30 second exposure of the sky at 1600 iso (to prevent star trailing) and a 2 minute exposure of the ground at iso 200 also works when it comes to mixing and matching, even part hdr.
It is all dependant on the scene you want to capture and your own creativity.
Most cameras has a multiexposure feature that enable the camera to process several image into 1, this is not the same as bracketing where you take several different value exposures and combine into one (hopefully) neat looking hdr image.
You can set up the camera to do 3 mu
What Is Love poemWhat is love,What Is Love poem3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When someone is takes
your hand and holds it.
What is love,
When someone says, " I love you"
even know though they mean't it.
What is love,
When someone is touching your body
or their hands makes you feel safer
What is love,
Whe someone is your whole
life and to grow old with
DronesDrones3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around
Women as Sex ObjectsWarning: Imma 'bout to rant.Women as Sex Objects3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First off I'd like to point out that I'm not a raving feminist. I acknowledge that women are not equal in western society (despite corporate efforts that seem to be more about statements and false enthusiasm on the subject rather than actually taking women seriously) and I don't think we will be equal for a long time, if ever. Just how it is. Unfortunate (from the perspective of a woman), but just how it is.
ANYWAY. Here's my rant. I'm really tired of a female character being undermined by her being half nude. Really, really tired of it. And I'm not talking about artistic nudity, I'm talking about ass-cheek flashing skirts, bikini tops and little else (I'm looking at you, Japan).
I love a strong female lead, but they're so rare. Writers find it so hard to create a complex female character; they're either so brave and outspoken that they become butch and unattractive by design, or they're a sex object. A hopeless damsel in distress or someone who can hold th