Collection: The Scottish HighlandsCollection: The Scottish Highlands9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Scottish Highlands
“Outlander” is a new cable series about a young woman who time travels from England at the end of WWII to 1743 Scotland, right before the Second Jacobite Uprising. The science fiction time travel and Scottish civil war themes are simply elaborate devices to justify the heroine engaging in a sizzling “bodice–ripper” romance. The location shoot in the lush eye–popping Scottish Highlands provides a beautiful backdrop for all the hot romance. Even if British reserve, Scottish resolve and cable sex aren’t your cup of tea, the amazing landscapes framing the tale are well worth your time.
WIN: Become a Published Author/Artist Part 2This is some more detailed information which will expand upon the information found in the first journal covering an opportunity to publish through dA's Odyssey Project~ Remember to favourite this journal so we can spread the word to more people! The more participants is better for everyone as it can mean more frequent runnings and more awesome perks for participating!WIN: Become a Published Author/Artist Part 23 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Now the exact requirements for the poetry submissions were never really stated by techgnotic but because of how ambiguous his requirements are I'll give a rough idea of what could possibly be in there for people lost on what to cover.
The prologue poem should contain something that's a type of explanation of possible events that led up to the main story line written by the community. However you interpret the possible events before our official beginning really.
Study Tips!So~ Sweet bookwormtiff@ twitter asked me for some study tips, so I thought to make a "short" journal. Hopefully some people will find it useful! :iconleeblushplz:Study Tips!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I personally had many study problems through my highschool years. Tried many things, some didn't work, some did So here is what I've figured works best for me so far!
Note: Everyone has their own ways and tricks to study. I'm just sharing my own here. It doesn't mean they are the best or that they will work for everyone! For example, someone once told me their tip: Record your own voice reading out loud the text. I tried it out....I got an F on the next test :iconrazycryplz:
Step 1: Environment!
Make sure you're studying in a silent room with a good atmosphere, and lots of light! Studying in a dark room makes you tired faster ;3; Also bad for your eyes!
Also try to avoid distractions:
Don't have the laptop open unless you need to study with it.
Don't study on t
How to become a better artist (Kind of tutorial)Hello there, my friends!:3How to become a better artist (Kind of tutorial)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to write this, because I felt like doing it. A lot of people seem to see me as their idol (after what they
told to me) and asked me how I became this 'good'. (I don't consider myself as good though.xD)
A lot of people say I got a lot of talent, but it isn't the talent what makes someone good in drawing or good
in singing. The talent is only a little percent, but the most important part in becoming better is practice.
Everybody can be good, if they draw, write or sing a lot. Hell, even I could be good at maths if I only would
This isn't going to be a tutorial how you sing better, how you can draw better or what makes your art looks better.
So what could this be about? Even if I'm still practicing I already noticed how you can become a better artist.
So I will share my thoughts with you.
Art is about feelings. A lot of people put their feelings in their art, and this gives the art it's soul.
Of course, if you draw something, it will a look
Top social posts: 12.23.13Twitter:Top social posts: 12.23.132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
MINIONS vs MONSTER INC by grandizer05
"Under the Lonely Mountain" by Ninjatic
"OMG, Tiger is Freezing" by borda
"Time" by Rizuuki
"Old Bridge" by taenaron
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.2Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.22 years ago in Personal More Like This
OBJECTIVE: SELL THIS DAMN BOOK, DANNY.
At first, Gabriel was nothing more than a character named ONE. He had no backstory, no face, nothing. I just wanted to create a character that was a badass, yet with a sense of humor.
I was inspired by such characters as Boba Fett, Wolverine, Deadpool and Clint Eastwood from The Man With No Name trilogy. I needed to create something that fit that build, however, I'll admit, it wasn't intended at first.
I uploaded him on December 8th, 2008, (which, you can find here: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/GABRIEL-107612010?q=gallery%3Adanluvisiart%2F7848546&qo=50) and he became one of the most popular characters of the series, if not, the most. Soon I started finding him on forums, websites, fashion blogs (what?), and more.
But what hit me so hard was that the majority of the comments rela
Art School or State School?Hey Friends, I published this on Doodle Alley already, but I thought you guys might benefit from this kind of discussion too. Let me know what you think!Art School or State School?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been (quietly) following your cartoon essays for a while--I adore them and appreciate you sharing them.
I imagine you get a lot of emails from people asking about creative direction, their meaning in life, existential angst, etc. And I know you're a cartoonist and not a licensed therapist (although hey, I never claimed to know everything about you), but I was hoping you'd be able to help me.
I'm pursuing a career in comics. I *wish* I could say that I was attending the School of Visual Arts, the Art Center College of Design, etc., but those are rather cost-prohibitive. Instead my soul is being sucked out of me at a public university.
I'm aware that where I attend school isn't the end-all of what career I have and what level of success I reach, but I'm not learning what I want to learn. Currently in my drawing clas
S3 BA1 COLOR BATTLE LESS THAN 24HRS LEFT!S3 BA1 COLOR BATTLE LESS THAN 24HRS LEFT!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: 12th Feb :icondeadnemo: was nice enough to make a spectacular spiderman logo for us. please help yourself
BACB1 BEGINS NOW!
Its the the first color battle of the season and i gots some fiyah for ya.Just some awesome superior spiderman lines for ya,done by Ryan Stegman himself. For sure a future classic.So enjoy.
Also no worries polls are not gone they will be back next battle.
Judges:iconcristian-santos: :iconlukedenby: GUEST JUDGE :iconseane:
DUE DATE : feb 15th
Flats by :iconTrinityMathews:
1st 2 warriors to have atleast a 3 battle win streak will battle for the BACB championship!
Cool ASCII Symbols๑ิ.ั๑ ๑۩۞۩๑ ♬✿.｡.:* ★ ☆ εїз℡❣·۰●○●ōゃ ♥ ♡๑۩ﺴ ☜ ☞ ☎ ☏♡ ⊙◎ ☺ ☻✖╄ஐﻬ ► ◄ ▧ ▨ ♨ ◐ ◑ ↔ ↕ ▪ ▫ ☼ ♦ ▀ ▄ █▌ ▐░ ▒ ▬♦ ◊ ◦ ☼ ♠♣ ▣ ▤ ▥ ▦ ▩ ◘ ◙ ◈ ♫ ♬ ♪ ♩ ♭ ♪ の ☆ → あ ぃ ￡ ❤＃ ＠ ＆ ＊ ❁ ❀ ✿ ✾ ❃ ✺ ❇ ❈ ❊ ❉ ✱ ✲ ✩ ✫ ✬ ✭ ✮ ✰ ☆ ★ ✪ ¤ ☼ ☀ ☽ ☾Cool ASCII Symbols5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Collection: From Myth and LegendCollection: From Myth and Legend6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
From Myth And Legend
“The wind within the trees was a whisper that spoke our tongue, and the stars in the sky shone on the gods of our heavens, alight and alive. What is science against alchemy, we asked them, what is coincidence against prophecy? Kings and beggars stand equal as fates unfold and worlds awake, as heroes rise and deities fall… among nymphs and mermaids, against harpies and sorceries, we must stand as one. Will you brave the lands of myth and legend with us?”
— TheMaidenInBlack, of theWrittenRevolution
Fan Art Friday: Star Wars VII The Force AwakensFan Art Friday: Star Wars VII The Force Awakens7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: STAR WARS VII The Force Awakens
Episode VII Stormtrooper v03 by juan7fernandez
It seems the Force has truly Awoken, at least it has here on DeviantArt.
It has been one week since the teaser trailer for the first of the Disney owned Star Wars movies was released. Twitter and Facebook nearly broke under the deluge of postings of the trailer and frame by frame commentary of it. Each commentator hoping to spot something everyone else had missed.
Meanwhile on the far distant planet of
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)Studio3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used to own a little fridge where I would store my pallet over night (it never dries but your fridge will smell like oil)
*Reference photos- I tape an ipad to my painting and I can zoom in, play music, photoshop and skype while I paint. Best invention ever !
*Paints- I have upgraded to higher more expensive paints thanks to my gift cards (think of it as an
I'm back+2 free icons raffle+WINNERSI'm back+2 free icons raffle+WINNERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
awwwww Thank youuuuuu guys ;A;!!<3333 really I didn't expect such a great success ;w;!!!*hugs you* <33333
I'm sooo happy you enjoyed the raffle ;; u ;;!!!<333
The winners on 822 numbers are:
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WOW 822 favs ;u;
Due the great amount of success I'll select 3 person this time instead of 2 ; u ;!! <333
Thank youuu >u<!!<333
Feel free to un-fav this journal <33
Hiiiiiiiiiii * o *!!
I'm back guys >w<!!<3333
I'll respond as soon as possible to all notes/messages/gifts ;u; thank you so much for everything!!;A;!!
But I really want to thank all for being so supportive ;u;!!<333333
So I decided to do a Tiny raffle (I almost finished t
Top social posts from last week: 10.28.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 10.28.132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Well, now we know what the Disney Princesses will be for Halloween! Thanks to IsaiahStephens! bit.ly/1bNstxM
An unbelievable book sculpture by wetcanvas of Lord of the Rings' Minas Tirith castle!
These gorgeous cover designs for the Chinese versions of the The Lord of the Rings by breathing2004 perfectly captures J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale while staying true to the artist's style.
If Gandalf took the ring... Artwork by Benco42
Collection: Amongst the Elves and FaeCollection: Amongst the Elves and Fae6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Amongst the Elves and Fae
“Where is the breadcrumb trail of fairytales, and breath of mother nature? We have grown blind to ancestors and their lore, surrendered to fantasy what we believed before. Yet still we dream of elves and fae, of fluttering twilight sprites and lords of timeless halls; we long for lands where battles are won with bow and arrow, skies belong to eagles, and fields feel the flow of magic under the grass. How have we come so far, and how to go back?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Art Blocked? The Anatomy of Art BlockA brief edition, 7 years later, as this article is still receiving attention.Art Blocked? The Anatomy of Art Block8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
AS a webcomic artist who has now produced over 1,000 pages of work with no hesitation, I should amend this article with the following summary:
Art-block is caused by a lack of creative purpose. Purpose is the best means by which a vacillating artist might finally become motivated again. Whether it's as simple as the need to capture a beautiful image, like a sunset with a loved one, or as dire as the need to communicate an imperative revelation before death, this purpose is the key to allowing the feeling of importance, which will allow artists to undertake as great a task as making art.
Avoid irrelevant information.
Understand your own desires.
Feel no shame.
We all get art-blocked at one point. "I don't want to draw" or "I don't feel like drawing this..."
By understanding what art-block is, we can take steps to avoid it in the future, and pos
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
How I (Finally) Got Good SkinI get lots of compliments on my skin in my photos. I got told yesterday on my latest set how nice it was. I won't ever deny it; I use photoshop to take out distracting blemishes, but for the most part, my skin is how you see it. I wanted to go into a bit more depth on how I got to this place. This journal may get a bit gross at times, just sayin'How I (Finally) Got Good Skin3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My skin was not always baby-smooth. Throughout my teenage years I had what is known as cystic acne. Life was depressing. I can't say which kind of acne is worse, all-over surface type, or one single giant zit-from-hell in the middle of your forehead. I had the second kind. I was extremely self-concious, and I wouldn't have dared to take stock photos had I not found a way to clear up my skin. Day-to-day, I took my stress out by picking at my skin. You can't see it in my photos now, but I do have some permanent damage from skin-picking. It's a reminder that self-harm is self-harm. You don't have to be taking a razorblade to you
Lackadaisy - PatreonI've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy. Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.Lackadaisy - Patreon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If more Lackadaisy comic updates, illustrations, tutorials, mini-comics, books and other things interests you, please do check it out!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way,
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Day8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Guy Fawkes Day
Burns one man's vendetta on fires of drunk delight while Heaven's rainbows burn and sparkle in the sky.
The fascinated coo while boredom freezes cold and watches while his breath fades steaming into night.
The pennies for the guy jingle in their tin while he a traitor burns, his Cath'lic soul in Hell.
The animals run scared, not from fireworks, but from th'unholy sound of Guido's punishment.
He screams a silent scream that no-one else can hear, save God and pets and Satan's wailing hordes.
“A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
– Guy Fawkes
The Warlock Roleplaying Guide P1The Warlock Roleplaying Guide P111 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
NOTE: This was the first cut. it's not kept to regular updating.
for the latest version that's properly maintained, see the link below:
Written by Vlakor Argent Dawn EU
First submit Aug 9, 2014, 10:33:48 AM
"As you grow in power, you will be tempted--you must always remember to control yourself. I will not lie--corruption can come to any practitioner of the arcane; especially one who deals with creatures from the Twisting Nether. Be patient, and be prudent... but do not let that repress your ambition."
- Warlock Level 2 Quest
__________What a Warlock Is__________
The definitions of a Warlock depends somewhat on where you read. But if you look at what all sources have in common, it does reach a mutual conclusion in the end. A former Mage,or Shaman, that has taken to utilize Fel to enhance his abilities. But has also taken to summon Demons personally in order to be able to do so.
And by th