AmbitionMy profile page states that I'm not a professional artist.Ambition1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I put it up there, nice and bold, so there would never be a mistake about that.
Yet, seeing the messages I receive, I think many people get me wrong on that one.
I don't state this whole not-being-a-professional-thing because I think my art sucks and I somehow desperately want people to reinforce me. No, I state this because I'm not a professional in the sense that art isn't my job. I'm not doing art for money, and that's the simple reason why. I never took art commissions and I've never even really tried to do so. Because I do art for the enjoyment alone.
Nice statement, you'd say. But you know what the strange thing is? People try to guilt talk me a lot.
Tell me that I'm low on ambition, that I would be able to make it if I really wanted, or even that I'm wasting my talent by just making art for my own enjoyment. Because "If you're good at something, you shou
Being Unscientific with SRSmithWho doesn't love science fiction?Being Unscientific with SRSmith7 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
If you just said "me," keep reading—you'll change your mind by the end of this article. (If you don't, I reserve the right to send a drone to your house. Isn't living in The Future great?!) As you'll see, science fiction goes beyond funny aliens and laser beams that conveniently miss. Some have even argued that, without science fiction, the Internet wouldn't have happened, and then we'd all be...outside right now. Quel horreur!
SRSmith has been a mainstay of the dA literature community for a long time, and he showcases other awesome dA writers on his flash fiction project,365tomorrows.
What is "science fiction"?
In my opinion, Science Fiction is any story that uses present or future science or technology as a key component, or where it provides the required underlying fabric on which the story is built. Future science or technology is speculative by nature, a
Infos about the abandoned locationsI know that a lot of you are curious to get more information about the abandoned places in my photos and I receive a lot of questions about them.Infos about the abandoned locations2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is a reason that I don't give any though. I do love abandoned buildings, I see so much beauty in those places. Unfortunately, many people don't.
I do act very respectful inside those places, but there are too many idiots out there that don't behave like me.
I've seen so much vandalism, theft and other bad things happening to those buildings after they have become popular, that I will do all I can to protect those beauties.
Therefore, I don't give any infos about the location (not even the country) or history about them since every little piece of info makes it easier for people to find it.
I'll gladly help you with any info about all non-decay related shots, but there is no chance I tell anything about the decaying beauties. No exceptions.
Please respect that and don't post any info in the comments, they will be deleted without warning.
Why You Shouldn't Be Sad On Valentine's DayA lot of my friends feel upset over the fact that they're single on Valentine's Day, or Single Awareness Day. My question is, why? Valentine's Day is about love, but what is love? (Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me, no more.) In my experience, love is not holding hands and kissing. No, those are signs of affections. Mere symbols of their romantic interest in one another. Love, in my opinion, is a very high level of emotional acceptance and appreciation. Yes, you need love, my S.A.D. celebrators, but you want affection.Why You Shouldn't Be Sad On Valentine's Day3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My sister had always told me, to love another, you must first love yourself (spoken like a true fortune cookie.) How are you able to know you're loved if you do not share your lover's beliefs? You will most likely fall under the trap of "I'm not good enough for her/him. They deserve someone else." So to all the S.A.D. people, look for love on Valentine's Day, but make sure it's for yourself before anyone else. No idea how? I'l give you a hint. Chocolates are on
Draw me a Drow contest! Closed! This contest is now closed! Thank you to everyone who's joined and submitted their entries!Draw me a Drow contest! Closed!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, after a most joyous opening of the Motley Mayhem group (and the recent addition of a most suitable warning sign on the front page for those who like our characters), we've cooked up a contest to help kick everything off to a good start (with plated boots on our feet do we take to this task with eager hearts).
Among the Motley Mayhem characters, only Rhyl'lyn Zinard – a grumpy drow outcast with a softness for our heroine that can't be fully explained – lacks a good visual representation. This we hope to remedy by hosting a small visual art contest (never you fear, our lovely writers, we're plotting A Much Bigger Contest for later that will include you as well) with a theme that's perfectly simple.
Draw me a Drow
That's right, we're asking for a visual design of Rhyl'lyn Zinard. Natur
understand a painting study dont just copyThis is purely an observation from my point of view but whenever i see a study or painting based on a masterpiece or a screen plate. The results are almost in every case very good.So this tells me that our ability to copy is quite good and its not really required to be a high level artist.Junior level to mid level ones can pull this off easily too. Everything you need to know is already in the image we are trying to copy so it becomes a recipe for us.understand a painting study dont just copy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the important thing though is to not "copy" it but to understand it and deconstruct a work method from it.And if you understand that then the work based from your own mind will be alot better.
When i see this kind of work , for me its not the level of detail and accurcy that one puts in the copied artwork that impresses me, but the images based on that learned knowledge afterwards. And to tell you the truth not many people understand this knowledge or are aware of how important it is to understand it.But the interesting phenomenon is that
Some Traditional Wizards #4 + Why?I 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 #4 + Why?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Poseidon by BenbeSketch of Brave by Feohria
Tiger (Pastel Pencils) by AngelaMaySmithToucan by NeoRikeRuler of the Skies by denismayerjr
A Fine Ballance by JonoDryPauline fountain by AuroraWienholdA Four-Sided Frenzy by mynameistranFolds 2 by GnomesAndCookies
Endlessdream by chvacherCreation (Escher tribute) by JonoDrySpring by rodluff
Magic Machine by FrodoKpulling teeth by turningshadowSoft Pads by Jeff-Bartels
Leda and the Swan by PinkParasolWoof by EarleywineWhite in coloured pencils by Sarahharas07Black Moor by PinkParasol
:thumb338247648:blackfantastix drawing 3 by caiusaugustusalicia keys pt.2 by aramismarrona fake legend by gyurka
The Contract by naturalshocks:thumb341158707:Winter Lament by Tolkyes
Pirates of the Caribbean by YALIM1907Monica Bellucci by smatesspeed drawing figure study by 8DFineArt
Black Cat Original 1 by Artgerm:thumb334785619:John Williams: The Caricature by PreyingDantisEmma Frost Original 1 by Artgerm
Ants by m-v-cA poor man's Apple by m-v-c
Heliotrope by mainloopAorangi by mainloop
April - Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge!THE WINNERS ARE....April - Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks for everyone that participated! Stand by for the May Challenge
Tell your friends, tell your neighbours, tell your mom! It's already time for the third AC Monthly Challenge!
According to the poll, this month's theme is "Mythology". You're free to interpret whatever this means to you.
Artisan Crafts only!Join CRArtisanCrafts and submit to the Monthly Challenge Folder. The entry must be new and submitted between April 1st & April 30th.One submission per deviant.Must reflect the theme.
PLZ ACCOUNTS!! XD:iconohdeargod1plz::iconretardiloveitplz::iconohdeargod2plz:PLZ ACCOUNTS!! XD5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconevilpowerplz: :iconninjavanishplz: :iconcookiesmania: :icontantrumplz: :iconhumlaplz: :iconpotroastplz: :iconcoldpotroastplz: :iconpresentsplz: :iconcookienomplz: :iconbirdisthewordplz: :iconexcitedplz: :iconnoobplz: :iconfallplz: :i
Member of the WeekRandom Member of the WeekMember of the Week2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! PizzaPotatoNBacon, one of the lovely admins, suggested that we hold a weekly feature for group members. We're going to start a new activity each week where we'll randomly select a member to be featured in a journal as well as on the front page.
If you'd like to be participate, please add this journal to your favorites. Next week, we'll draw a number, and if your number is chosen, then you'll be featured for the week!
May 2013 - 31 day PAINTING challenge!UPDATE:May 2013 - 31 day PAINTING challenge!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This challenge was certainly a great experience for me. I made some mistakes that cost me a lot of time, for example sometimes I spent 5 hours on a piece that turned out wrong and instead of moving on I took a new paper and tried to make new work within the remaining hour or so. During second week, I've decided to keep the scrap works a part of my challenge, even though I won't publish them they still appear as a thumb on my challenge table. It's simply not possible for me to do 7 good pieces sometimes. Also, posting every day took way too much time to keep up, so I've decided I will be publishing remaining artworks through June continuously.
What I learned during this project of mine? It gave me a better idea about how much time I spend on one piece and what amount of time I waste on post-production. I had to make a few arrangement that hopefully make me more effective today. But mostly, I've tried new subjects that I totally LOVE, mostly architecture and flow
February Best Of!!February Best Of!!3 days ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello dear members and friends This post highlights some of the most stunning shots of photography and artworks that they have been submitted in :iconbestda: this month. There are so many beautiful pieces so it was difficult to select. So Enjoy ..and don't forget U are all special and great artists!!!
Pearl Princess by mohn-blumeCommission: Amanda Warrior by MilicaClk
Boats by StudioUndertheMoonApis by Briscott
Ice Age by tataszPasion II by luisbc
The White Naga by MavroshModern Angel by DreamerOfExistence
bodyscape by belovodchenkono title 179 by ABrito
easy riding by yuribrutBat by fotodesign1
Architectural De-Modernization by DylanPierpont:thumb51
Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSEDCONTEST NOW CLOSED, GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED WE WILL BEGIN JUDGING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Bring out your dead side
Ever had that feeling, that a portrait is watching you? No matter where you stand in the room its gaze seems to follow you,.. staring... waiting...
We invite you to join us in making a grand collection of horrific hounds, voluptuous vampires, and ghoulish ghostly portraits this Halloween in best Haunted House style!
Its time to unlock your inner Dorian Grey, and all those other creepy strange ancestors, cousins, uncles, aunts and grannies that the family don't like to talk about!
Even if you aren't normally a model stock provider - or if you don't usually provide stock at all, this is your chance to dip your toe in the murky waters and have a go! Bring out your face paints and props and make a dashing Halloween portrait entry! The more creative you are, the more creative the results of the second half of the contest will be!
MCR officially breaks up + Long essay from meMost of you know this already, but they posted this short blog on their website: http://www.mychemicalromance.com/blog/mcr/my-chemical-romanceMCR officially breaks up + Long essay from me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.
My Chemical Romance
Right now I can't believe it's real. It feels like a dream. What upsets me most isn't the loss of new music: I still like MCR, but they haven't been my favorite band for a long time. I'm not sure what happened, I guess I just "grew out" of the music and started listening to other things.
But I was still very invested in the guys and their lives, as well as the fandom here, and-- as silly as this sounds-- i
The Back IssueThis issue is dedicated to my dearest friend Alison, who first brought to my attention the mysterious beauty of the Back as a subject matter; mostly through the works of the Impressionist painters.The Back Issue2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here today the same theme, presented in a wide eclectic collection in many different media.
Trust you'll all enjoy this inspiring selection.
SUPER HIGH HEELS FROM NY part I by renatadomagalskaEros Lives VIII by SEnigmaticXEros Lives V by SEnigmaticX
.stalk the ground. by naikki.echoes deprive me enough. by naikki
The Shen Mistress by jane-mirage The tree of paradise by Meatshop-Tattoo Return of the Shogun by SteveArgyle
the dragon by montroytanaThe Light III by trulsespedalStill Life by BaddogLtd
This Is The Warning by parablev ........ by bucz Mrs L. by the window by AlexanderB
Hellfun 3000DA point comp!as a Launch for this our new DA page we are giving away 3000DA points! to go in the running justHellfun 3000DA point comp!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Favorite this journal so I can enter your name in
2) Make a journal about About My last Journal Post (linking to this journal)
3) Post a comment linking me to the journal you wrote
4) Watch me
I'll be using Random.org (so make sure you Favorited the journal)
Good luck, and thanks for the support!
winner will be announced next month!
CLOSED Back to the Primitive CONTEST!---------------------------------------------------------CLOSED Back to the Primitive CONTEST!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Submitting is CLOSED!
Contest winners will be announced in less then 48hours!
Sup BADASS! :iconbadassplz:
This contest is all about redesign a futuristic character back to the stone age!
1. Must be from an established movie, game or television franchise. That franchise can be based on a another medium, such as books or comics.
2. The franchise must be futuristic and high tech (space opera, cyber punk, etc) or the character be known for using futuristic and high tech devices (Iron Man, Batman, etc).
3. The goal is take a character from that franchise and place them into a prehistoric setting. It's an alternate character design to emphasize the primitive, savage and barbaric. The tech level should be very low, though some metal weapons might be allowed.
MARCH BEST OFHi dear members and friends,MARCH BEST OF11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Enjoy some of the best deviations that were submitted this month to :iconBestDA:!!!
Spring by clippercarrillo
The beauty of a woman by Amro0
Sensimilla by astra888leddher
Celestial Prayer by Carlos-Quevedo
Thranduil by Joanna-Vu
Psychedelic Pill by Joe-Maccer
Heika - Revo by sandara
Another Reality by RazielMB
Totoro, is it Spring yet? by MemiorsOfAnOtaku
midnight by Avine
immoral proposal by creativephotoworks
SOME OF THE BEST IN :iconBestDA:.....MORE COMING SOON ..ENJOY
APRIL BEST OFHi dear members and friends,APRIL BEST OF10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Enjoy some of the best deviations that were submitted this month to :iconBestDA:!!!
The Wonder Place by brietolga
Data Transfer by Smiling-Demon
Speedpaint #21 by Sylar113
Golden bubbles by luisbc
Like Diamonds in the Sky.. by FeliFee
Remember Me by clippercarrillo
Daenerys Stormborn by Zephyrhant
Light my Fire by valeriandreis
A Song of Ice and Fire by John-Peter
Entrancing Dawn by DMMDesign
In a red DOS memoir AndroidV4 01 by drkshp
Wings of melancholia by Julie-de-Waroquier
Anastasia Arteyeva 3.1 by Scottworldwide
Eternity by Aurelia-Isabella
Dreaming of another reality by RazielMB
SOME OF THE BEST IN :iconBestDA:.....MORE COMING SOON ..ENJOY
Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!Years and years ago, at the beginning of my illustration career, a veteran illustrator got mad at me, and at a number of my colleagues, for charging too little. We all protested loudly. "But, dude," we said, "we are not veterans like you, with years of experience and stunning portfolios to back us up. We are newbies, and we need to eat, too, so we'll take what we can get. We're not in direct competition with you, so why do you care?" Then, we added, with great smugness, "Oh, and our rates are the current industry standard, so pthbbbbbt!"Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Except more than a decade's gone by, and I see that my colleagues and I are now veterans, with our own pretty portfolios and lengthy CVs. We have become the indignant illustrator's direct competitors, and we're not earning that much more than we were at the start of our careers. We're certainly not getting what he did, at the height of his. And we did this to ourselves. Oh, sure, we're not solely re
Blog for facts and theories about the break-upNormally I don’t post rumors or theories in this group, especially at a time like this when it could cause false hope, but some very interesting information has surfaced (and will probably continue to surface), so here’s a blog post to hold it all. Will edit it when more important information is found. Please remember that most of this (except the Dewees interview) is speculation and has not been verified at the time of writing this.Blog for facts and theories about the break-up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: Mikey Way tweeted about the incident:
I want to thank everybody who helped make the past 12 years an unforgettable journey for me. Family, friends and fans- Thank You
For the record, my relationship has absolutely nothing to do with what just happened. They are completely seperate
Well, I guess that nullifies the "Warner was trying to kick Mikey out because of bad PR" theory, but the legal issues could still be a reality.
Edit 2: Kerrang