OC Challenge 19: Catastrophe (Closed!)Winner announced! > [link]OC Challenge 19: Catastrophe (Closed!)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Welcome to OC Challenge Number 19!
CONTEST THEME: Catastrophe
Draw one or more of your original characters in a catastrophic event.
100 given to trip-to-zion for suggesting this theme.
We hate 'em but we must use 'em!
You must be a member of OC-Challenge to join this!
Create a deviation with your original character (OC) in a catastrophic event (no fan art or fan characters).
A catastrophe is an ex
Insidious 2 ContestInsidiousInsidious 2 Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Perhaps you're walking down a dark hallway or climbing a creaky old staircase and you can't help but feel something unpleasant or dangerous happening. Your imagination starts to run wild… but what is it?
Your challenge is to depict a shadowy twist to a "normal" daily experience showing that danger is always closer than expected: an everyday ac
Site Update: Username Symbols, MentionsWhat's NewSite Update: Username Symbols, Mentions1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New Username Symbols
With 13,000 new deviants joining deviantART each day, we want to ensure everyone's user experience is seamless. A common question from new and old deviants alike is: "What do username symbols mean?" Over the years, as we’ve surveyed deviants, we’ve found that very few understand symbols.
As part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.
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X-Botch OneAfter recent polls that said sh*tloads (an actual unit of measurement) of people were going to by a PS4 and only the mums of M$ employees were going to buy the VCR shaped Xbox One, Microsoft crapped itself and ditched its plans to charge for use of second-hand games and the requirement for the machine to be kept online, beyond an initial, one-time system set-up.X-Botch One2 years ago in Personal More Like This
M$ are, naturally, trying to pat themselves on the back for this U-Turn, and some people are actually praising them for "listening to consumers".
No. Just, no.
You don't get to pat yourself on the back for having so much money that you can buy your way out of a complete and utter cluster-f**k. You only get to do that when you use common f**king sense and get it right first time. You spend enough bloody money it! There's no excuse!
I'm still at a loss as to which console I want to invest in. It's going to be one or the other
EBF4: Steam Sale ResultsYesterday, Epic Battle Fantasy 4′s group won the Community’s Choice vote on Steam, meaning that EBF4 and the other games in it’s group were selected for a huge discount lasting 8 hours, and featured on Steam’s front page. It was smart of Valve to bundle EBF4 with Final Fantasy 7, as fans of FF are very likely to enjoy EBF too, so I got a chance to leech some players from a very popular game series!EBF4: Steam Sale Results8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This little bit of luck turned out to be huge for me, because in just 8 hours, the total number of people who had bought the game on Steam had almost quadrupled!
So I’ve got a huge number of new players, many of which probably won’t even have heard of EBF before, and the response from them has been pretty good. Besides a few technical problems, no one’s told me that they hate the game. So that’s cool.
Sure, many players who buy games in Steam sales won’t actually end up playing thos
Contest:1000pts. WINNERS~!!Here are the Winners of this contest. AND!! I'll send the points to every contestants =]Contest:1000pts. WINNERS~!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was really hard to choose the winners because this was really tough. All of you have done a great job on your entries. If I had more points, I'd have chosen more winners. I really appreciate it. Thank you sooo much for joining. Every entry means a lot to me.
Here are the winners:
1st place wins 1000 and 1 request of 2 characters:
I really loveeee the style of their clothes and the tone of colors used is just brilliant. Also the unique style of drawing have really caught my attention. I am truely in love with his art piece. I'd totally steal both of their outfits.
2nd place wins 500 :
I really love the designs and details used. Specially Ichigo's sweater. That's something I'd totally wear if Thailand wasn't a hot country lol. I also admire the face that Rukia's design isn't exactly the
Free icon giveaway raffle!hello everyone! It is raining super hard right now, and there's a tornado warning for my area. I love rain, but tornadoes? not so much. Anyway, to have some fun, I've decided to hold a raffle give-away! The winner will get a free pixel icon of whatever they want so if you've wanted an icon from me, this is your chance to nab one!Free icon giveaway raffle!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To be entered in the raffle, just follow these easy steps!
1. Favorite this journal
2. Write a journal about this giveaway and link it back here in the comments
3. Watch me!
Every person who follows those steps will get a number, and I will use a random number generator to determine the winner. The winner will be announced July 6th. Those of you who are waiting for commissions, not to worry : ) I will most likely finish them before that date!
Please spread the word, and good luck to ev
Collection: The Allure of a Red DressCollection: The Allure of a Red Dress2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Allure of a Red Dress
Maybe it’s being the color of blood that makes red such a strong color, especially when displayed in public. It is exotic–a matador’s cape, or a vampire’s, or a flamenco dancer’s skirts. Most women have their “little black dress” for evening’s out. Black tells no secrets. It’s on the occasion of the “red dress” that we suddenly wonder what’s on the someone’s mind.
The message of “red” in novels, films and music is passion barely controlled, of sexual temptation. It is a flashing warning light. Plastic surgery made John Dillinger
Suicide RantHas anyone else noticed that suicide only seems to matter nowadays if the victim fits a certain mold?Suicide Rant2 days ago in Personal More Like This
White, straight, cis person kills themselves. Eh, nobody cares. Probably did it cause their mom wouldn't buy them expensive clothes.
Trans person kills themselves. Oh, poor baby!!! The world is so unfair!
Gay/bi/pan/etc. person kills themselves. People should learn to respect others! Rest in peace, honey.
Does anyone see a problem here? Suicide is suicide, regardless of who does it. Yes, I agree that some people do it for really dumb reasons, but you shouldn't care only about the "misunderstood" people and not give a shit about the ones who seem to have "the perfect lives" or what the hell ever excuse you want to make for not giving a damn about anyone besides minorities.
Yes, it's awful that trans people and the like commit suicide because they're not respected. Like Leelah Alcorn. I've changed my mind a bit about her death, to
Nude modeling and Healing from TraumaI have discovered this is a common theme with other nude models I have met. Those of use who experienced childhood sexual trauma and later became a nude model is a catalyst for healing from the past, really a way to empower ourselves.Nude modeling and Healing from Trauma2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Most of my upbringing I was sexually abused by several people most notably my stepfather who later went to prison. In addition to the abuse I was not loved by my mother and had the responsibility for caring for my youngest sister during my teenage years. Already a classic introvert, I was extremely lonely and lived in survival mode everyday. My first taste of freedom was when I left home the day after my 18th birthday.
In my late teens I went to modeling school and for a few years was a model in the local town. Mostly fashion shows. Throughout the years I would do shoots for amateur photographers. Then in graduate school I had my first nude shoot in Big Sur, California with a professional photographer. It was my first taste of being comfortable in front o
PSG Transformation ChantsPanty and Stocking Anarchy's transformation chant:PSG Transformation Chants3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh wicked spirit born of a lost soul in limbo;
Receive judgement from the garb of the Holy Virgin;
cleansed of worldly impurites;
return to Heaven and Earth.
Oh pitiful shadow lost in the darkness;
Oh evil spirit born of those drifting between Heaven and Earth;
May the thunderous power from the garments of these holy delicate maidens strike down upon you with great vengeance and furious anger
Shattering your loathsome impurity and returning you from whence you came.
Repent you motherfucker!
Scanty and Kneesock's transformation chant:
May the Earth shatter;
May the oceans dry;
May the sun extinguish itself;
Grant upon us the power of our Lord Satan in Hell
We are demons!
High-class Commander Demons!
Phones SuckA lot of people ask me if I'm porting any of my games to phones. I never will, and here's why.Phones Suck2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's put aside the considerable effort it would take to translate the code and assets from Flash format, and look at some of the design problems.
The main games in the Epic Battle Fantasy series have too much information on screen to fit onto a tiny phone screen with touch controls. There's menus with 20+ icons, info bubbles for status effects, foe info bubbles, HP/MP bars etc... It would be very difficult to make all of these buttons and information large enough for use with your fat fingers. The interface would have to be simplified to the point where there's no more than maybe 10 buttons on screen at any time, which would mean throwing out like three quarters of the game mechanics and content.
Bullet Heaven would never work without either physical buttons, a mouse, or stylus controls. Most phones don't have any of those, and even if they did, the small screen wouldn't allow ver
Bell$ and Whi$tle$You remember when mobile phones used to just do one thing: be a phone? Then they could text. Then they could take photos. Then they could connect to the internet.Bell$ and Whi$tle$2 years ago in Personal More Like This
People pay hundreds for the latest iPhone, which does a ton of things on top of being a phone, and which is why I DON'T OWN ONE!
I carry a phone because I might need to make a call.
Don't think that I'm some sort of Luddite that takes offence at all the bells and whistles they bolt onto the little boxes. I'm not. I just have no use for them, and so, I don't want to pay for them.
I can go into my local phone emporium and pick up a device that is a phone and only a phone for £19.99 (or even less!). No camera, no internet access, just a crappy little green screen that displays a number.
It's a phone, nothing more.
Which brings me to the next generation of consoles.
As far back as I have desired them, they have cost around the £100 – £200 mark at launch, even when they started doing things they didn't need to, like play DVDs/Blue
Fan Art Friday: The SimpsonsFan Art Friday: The Simpsons2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: Don’t Have A Cow, Man!
Bart Vs Homer by MrTuke
Happy 25th Anniversary Simpsons Family!
With over 500 episodes under their belt, countless awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Simpsons<
CONTEST! 15 Points Just For Entering!It's quite simple! I want my watchers (non-watchers are more then welcome to join the fun!) to commission any of the characters in my gallery for me! You can either redraw one of my pieces in your style or create something new with the same characters! This includes my adoptions as well! There is a lot of freedom here so have fun! All entries will win 15 points!CONTEST! 15 Points Just For Entering!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*You ARE allowed to enter more than once!
*Multiple entries will increase your odds of winning a prize, however, you cannot win multiple prizes.
Contest Closes: November 1st, 2012
*Depending on popularity, the contest deadline is subject to change.
1. You must Favorite this journal.
2. BONUS 2 POINTS to anyone who creates a journal about this contest and links it in the comments below. (you do not have to enter the contest to get these two points! Just make a journal!)
3. Your entry must be a NEW deviation.
4. If you aren't already a watcher, please watch me so you will get contest updates (feel free to remove the w
Let's talk about DepressionHey everyone,Let's talk about Depression6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I realize that this isn't really art specific, but I feel like I have a nice following and I'm sure at least a few of you can relate to this.
Hi, my name is Katy and I suffer from depression.
Apparently a long line of therapists that I've seen over the last 10 or more years have given me multiple diagnosis' of Depressive Personality Disorder.
Depression is not something I often feel or even associate with.
I think most of you realize how incredibly involved I am here on dA, and a lot of it is due to my invisible depression.
Sound a little strange? Maybe... Every moment I can spend focusing on being productive is a moment in which I do not have to face my thoughts about myself, my life, my actions etc.
I like to believe that I am happy with the person I am. It took me a very long time to feel that way. I do things on a regular b
deviantART muro Brushes Are Now Free!deviantART muro, our cutting edge in-browser drawing tool, offers a variety of different brushes for use in creating digital paintings. In the past, we've offered some brushes for free, and others as part of premium brush packs. We're happy to announce that all current brushes are now available for free!deviantART muro Brushes Are Now Free!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We want to make deviantART muro a powerful artistic application for you to use, and part of that is giving you the tools to create powerful, dynamic pieces of art with the application. With access to more brushes, you'll have even more opportunity to further express yourself artistically. And best of all, it continues to be a completely free experience, powered by your Sta.sh. This builds on our initial introduction of Redraw functionality, giving you the ability to watch recordings of artistic progress and unlock and learn f
325th feature - Photography - Abstract and SurrealJournal CSS by Jamaal10325th feature - Photography - Abstract and Surreal2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Admiral AckbarRecently I've run across many very young users on dA. I'm just curious how many of my watchers are 12 and younger? If you are please comments here. Come on, don't be shy. You'll get a cookie :iconcookie-plz:Admiral Ackbar3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We've handed out 6 !cookies so far if you know what I mean :iconiykwimplz:
Life in China pt.1As I am settling into some form of a consistent lifestyle in China, and it becomes less and less about traveling than documenting exactly what it is to LIVE here. Worry not, I can assure you that every day is still just as much of an adventure as my transport here – plenty of juicy bits to follow up on!Life in China pt.110 months ago in Personal More Like This
So…I work late. I mean I work really late – most nights I don't get home until 3 or 4am at the very earliest. So it came as a bit of a shock that on this particular Wednesday night, we as a band were informed that we would be meeting at 9am that following morning to go get our residency papers completed and filed. That time doesn't even EXIST for us lol I catch myself saying "goodmorning" at 5pm with annoyingly predictable frequency haha. But apparently this was the only time it was going to actually work to go do this, and since our coordinator (who works our same hours) was going to have to go with us, it looks like we were all going to h
Design Contest! CLOSEDHello, everyone! >w< I have another contest for you! ^o^/Design Contest! CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest is design-based, and the theme is Nature's Twins
What is 'Nature's Twins'?
It is a small series that I draw. It consists of a human and animal counterpart bearing similarity in designs/physical traits.
Here are some examples:
(These are merely examples, as mentioned below, you will be expected to design your own human/animal counterparts ^^ )
The goal is to design either a human or animal (or both, if you would like) as part of the Nature's Twins series.
For example, you can draw a person with a unique design and describe what kind of animal you had in mind in the artist's description, or vice versa. If you would like to do both the person and animal, that is more than welcomed!
Please take note that these designs are expected to be fullbody!
The deadline will be set at January 31st!
This part s
MonoMono1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
MONO: The Return of the Man–Ape
MONO Ep05 PG10 Color by BenWolstenholme
To the Future of Comics Storytelling
A free Madefire motion book created by Ben Wolstenholme & Liam Sharp
Without going into all the wonderful enhancements (not only frame motion and dramatic juxtapositions, but also musical scoring and sound and flash effects) possible with the Madefire motion books process, it should be emphasized, lest on