Inspiration: What Did Princess Ukok Look Like?Found here at the Mary SueInspiration: What Did Princess Ukok Look Like?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The mummified remains of "Princess" Ukok, as the scientists named her, was discovered nearly twenty years ago in the Altai mountain range in East-Central Asia. Kept for all that time in Novosibirsk, Russia, it was not until very recently that she's been revealed to the rest of us. But among the general wonder and fascination that always comes with finding mummified and ancient bodies, Princess Ukok has another: She's covered in remarkably preserved, completely badass tattoos.
People have been tattooing themselves and each other for almost as long as humanity has existed; it just seems embedded in human nature to adorn our bodies in one way or another, whether through cheap drugstore eyeshadow or ancient ritual inking.
Princess Ukok and her warriors are believed to be members of the Pazyryk nomads who existed as early as the 5th century BC when they were
yet another book list...a lot of people have been asking me toyet another book list...6 years ago in Personal More Like This
post a list of books that i'd recommend.
i guess a lot of people are stumped when
it comes to reading...? whatever the case,
i'm honored everyone who asked seems to think so
highly of my taste in this area. thanks guys!
the warrior heir series- cinda williams chima
percy jackson and the olympians- rick riordan
neverwhere- neil gaiman
unwind- neal shusterman
the two princesses of bamarre- gail carson levine
the raging quiet- sherryl jordan
hunger games- suzanne collins
the mortal instruments- cassandra clare
all-american girl- meg cabot
an abundance of katherines- john green
my other book list i posted a LONG time ago: http://burdge-bug.deviantart.com/journal/20398386/
(but still totally applies)
i totally just cleaned out my gallery of deviations i considered
better suited to be in my scraps or deleted. so, if you can't
find a drawing that used to be in my main gallerie
Places Art Book Pre-orders updatePlaces Art Book Pre-orders update1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just a heads up, regarding some dates!
Book pre-orders will close on Monday, October 7th, 2013 12AM EST, and regular orders will start after that.
Regular orders will begin to ship out October 14th, since it will take me some time to wrap up the orders.
Thank you so much for everyone who pre-ordered! 8)
I've finished putting together my second art book, "Places"!
It is 5.5" x 8.5" in size, 40 pages, and features 38 paintings and drawings made between 2012 and 2013.
Printed on glossy stock, with 14+ soft cover.
Pre-orders are currently open on Storenvy.
All pre-orders will come with a set of unreleased mini bonus prints!
The orders will begin to shi
Painted Portrait Interview with koyamoriWelcome to Painted Portrait, a new Interview series focusing on traditional artists worth keeping an eye on. Painted Portrait interviews aim to give the community more insight into talented traditional artists and how they came to be successful with their art. Today we are interviewing koyamori.Painted Portrait Interview with koyamori2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you for allowing me to interview you, let's start off by having you introduce yourself.
My name is Cynthia, and I mainly use koyamori or maruti-bitamin for online handles.
I live in Toronto and have studied psychology and biology, and am currently attending college for graphic design.
What inspires your illustrations?
Childhood nostalgia and exploration of the unknown are some dominant themes that are great inspirations.
What are your favorite medias to work with and why do you liek them?
My favourite medium for some time is a mix of watercolours and inks.
Warm Bodies ...Warm Bodies ...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Watch it. Seriously.
I just got back from the cinemas, where I caught Warm Bodies with my bestie from LASALLE. I know what you're thinking, that the movie didn't look that great. Yet another zombie movie amongst the throngs of supernatural the media flings at us, yet another teenage romance to appeal to every young adult with a pulse. And I will be the first to admit that when I first heard the outline of the story - a cute young man who just happens to be undead falls in love with a young girl at first sight - I was skeptical. I assumed it would become a rehash of Twilight, and I just got over the nausea of seeing those posters cluttering all the billboards.
However, after trawling through the trailers and finding them appealing and funny, I decided that the movie was worth a shot. It advertises itself as a quirky, humorous take on zombies, throwing in a mix of teenage romance
Relevant to Female Superheroes and Cosplayers pt2I've added more to the bottom of this article, and I'm bumping it because I feel like it's important.Relevant to Female Superheroes and Cosplayers pt22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also it's my birthday, so I do what I want.
This link. Right here.
Tony. Tony, Tony, Tony.
This attitude is not ok, for many reasons beside it being completely illogical.
1) You don't get to decide who is a geek or not a geek. Period. Geekdom is about acceptance, not rejection. If you're all about Not Liking Other People That Like The Stuff That You Like, you're not a geek, you're a hipster. Who found a pair of glasses.
2) You don't get to decide who is hot and who is not hot. That girl at the con with thick thighs and a little bit of muffin top? She is a perfect 10 in my book, bro. Except that women's bodies aren't up for the judging. Her attractiveness or lack therof does not define her geekiness. The same way that it does not define her social experience. Pretty
Rise of the Guardians Chapter 4: Chosen Once Megan was calm enough to understand about her mysterious past, Jack Frost took her back to where the Guardians were meeting before she collapsed. When everyone was assembled, North tells Megan to drink the potion to alter her appearance and her powers would finally be awaken. Megan thought to herself, 'Should I really do this? If I do...I might not go back to Burgas or see anyone again...not even Jamie.' Jack placed his cold hand on Megan's shoulder, Megan looked at Jack's winter blue eyes which tells her that she will go back to see her friends and caretakers again someday. Once Megan opens the bottle, she drinks the whole potion in hopes that it works. The Guardians watched carefully to see if the potion was capable enough to turn Megan into a Guardian. "Well...do you feel any different?" asked North, Sandy used his golden dreamsand to make a question mark over his head asking the same question. Megan shook her head, "Nothing's happening" she said to the disappointeRise of the Guardians Chapter 4: Chosen1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ART IN DANGER and COMISSIONSDear watchers and readers , since I joined DA to share my exploration in the world of ilustration, I receivedART IN DANGER and COMISSIONS4 days ago in Personal More Like This
your thoughts of very elevated vibrance.
Sadly, and afortunately, in this world's symphony we meet huge walls which don't let us continue playing the same game, and pushes us to different directions, and that's what happened to me recently:
- Four guys entered to my house attacking me with knifes and stealing my notebook, drawing tablet,
and other tech. devices. I haven't serious wounds, but I losed all Rain big files, the watercolors I scanned: all
I still can't believe it, and I decided to don't do it. The exercise to surpass this experience are transforming me a lot today.
I haven't money to restore my tools, so I planned to ask for your help; I'll start some comissions
to gain some money, and free Donations too. The address for donations its below all this journal
Sorry if is too expensive, we lost $4500 aprox, I'm sure I can't reac
Anime North 2014 Comic Market Location Map:iconaka-shiro: & :iconxhiro:Anime North 2014 Comic Market Location Map10 months ago in Personal More Like This
May 23-25, Toronto
Artist Alley @ E06 !!
Doing another AA map for AN this year, hope this will be helpful!
Leave a comment here with your AN table location to be added onto the map! I'll do my best to update ASAP!
Sorry for any possible mistakes, just let me know and I'll fix it!
You can right click > open image to view larger version!
B01 :iconmorwenhelyanwe: & nogood-rabblerouser
B02 :iconcomatoze: & yesoksure
B05 :iconnikufei: & mallius
B10 :iconarcanium: :iconnakagoe:
B11 :icononedayfour: :iconameru:
B15 :iconjinyjin: :icontiikay:
C02 :iconkai-shii: lumitime
C09 :iconoceantann: :iconalexisneo:
C10 :iconpikatoro: & Sam
ScreamPrompt #28, September 2012In the hopes of maybe spurring more than 14 of you to write a story for the group this month... I'm going to have to do something drastic. I'm expecting stories from each of you because there is no excuse for not doing the following: I feel like making you all get introspective and personal. We're familiar with the tired advice of "write what you know", so that's what we're gonna do this month. There is no way there should be any stragglers with this one. You all know something, right?ScreamPrompt #28, September 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Think of a word/adjective you don't like being called. Tell a story about someone (NOT YOU) fitting this adjective. Something bad should happen to them that should teach them a lesson and they end up redeeming themselves in the end.
What word/adjective you don't like being called? For me, that would be "princess". In the past, the guys in the kitchen would call me that and I'd have no ide
Mini Horror Reviews - The Shining (1980)Mini Horror Reviews - The Shining (1980)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
Mr. Torrance by MatthewRabalais
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
Insidious (Series 2010–2013)
The Inspired #109Welcome to The InspiredThe Inspired #1091 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Inspired is a weekly feature of deviations from around Deviant Art.
The Inspired features a wide range of Traditional and Digital art styles, photography, & Artisan crafts.
All featured deviations do not contain mature content
Artist of the Week
CLOSED | BLUE CONTEST| 60 points giveaway! Hello!CLOSED | BLUE CONTEST| 60 points giveaway!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Would you like to win some free handmade jewelry? Or in simple way be given points? If the answer is yes read this journal
#edit1: I added two more prizes and extended the date to 23th of February to make more people join it! Hope you use the time well :3
you can see all the entries here
What are the rules of the contest?
You have to make an artwork. It can be really everything: digital art, traditional art, mixed media, craft, photo, text or anything what comes to your mind. There's only one rule: it has to be something blue, connected with b
Material ListUpdated materials list July 12, 2014!Material List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
*140lb Arches paper cold pressed
*90lb Saunders paper cold pressed
*140lb FLUID watercolour paper cold pressed
*Muse Cubi White Watson paper
*140lb cold pressed WINDSOR & NEWTON watercolour paper (Rough texture)
*W&N/ HOLBEIN watercolours
*Dr. Ph. Martin Synchromatic / Radiant liquid watercolour
*Dr. Ph. Martin Black Star Matte India ink
*Daler Rowney acrylic inks (Gold, silver, etc)
ESCODA / W&N series 7 brushes (Sable)
*The left one is a HUNT 513EF nib, and the one I use the most.
[Bullet; Green]Sketchbook[Bullet; Green]
Great for mixed media
[Bullet; Green]Masking Fluid[Bullet; Green]
I don't use masking fluid.
I heard th
Want to have your art PUBLISHED in an ARTBOOK?Want to have your art PUBLISHED in an ARTBOOK?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconbrilcrist:, :iconvmbui:, :icontituslunter:, :iconmuddymelly:, :iconelsevilla:
"To raise money for charity, we're making an Artbook in which artists will be given the chance to draw a page (or double page) each. All profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times."
Ethereal-artbook is currently holding a contest where winning entries will be published in the artbook and will receive a free copy!
There will be four winners, each winner judged separately from the four categories available; green, blue, yellow and red
So what do we have to draw
The Rurouni Kenshin Movie ExperienceSome months ago, a rumor surfaced that they would be showing the Rurouni Kenshin live action movie at our theaters here in the Philippines. After some weeks of torture, we were finally given an official confirmation and screening date! The day they started selling tickets online, I got a bunch for me and my friends, even though it was a couple of months too early, hahah!The Rurouni Kenshin Movie Experience2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nearing the screening date, I received a wonderful surprise from :iconup-ame: UP-AME.org.
They invited me to be a guest and cosplay competition judge for Swordplay, a Rurouni Kenshin fan event, and also to the special advanced screening days before the official screening date. I've often thought that if there is one cosplay I would like people to remember me by, it would be Kenshin. I was very honored and touched that they had thought of including me to a day celebrating a series that means so much to me, and a movie I had been looking forward to for ages.
My friends and I had decided s
KANE PRINT GIVEAWAY [CLOSED- RESULTS]Lol some people joined even though I said the giveaway was closed....so I had to take them off the list as that wasn't fair. sorry about that.KANE PRINT GIVEAWAY [CLOSED- RESULTS]7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I chose the 3 winners of my giveway!
These are the numbers:
And those people are
!!! (Not giving out full names but I checked and pretty sure there aren't repeats of people with the same first name and letter of last name; )
I'll contact the winners immediately! ^^ Thank you everyone for joining my giveaway! I'm really grateful for all of the support. ;v; I'll hold more giveaways in the future, so no worries. Thanks again!
Casually uploads everyday just to make sure people see/want to join;
ALSO, if you guys are going to be gone when I announce the results, you can tell me! As long as you notify me now, I can keep your info until you come back. This
Otakuthon | FanExpoFanexpo floor plans: http://www.fanexpocanada.com/2013/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2013-FLOORPLANSfinal.pdfOtakuthon | FanExpo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Where we are: http://24.media.tumblr.com/a95d07d87c58a98dd255cb43eeb50b85/tumblr_mrg2bhcRfl1qgcds1o3_1280.jpg
Annual Summer Contest Begins! WINNERS Well ladys & Gentlemen its past time for me to annoice the winners to end the contest & prepare for our Halloween contest.Annual Summer Contest Begins! WINNERS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st place goes to #12 by :iconRafael-Domination:
this is what one of the admins that voted had to say "it's super detailed and really took some creativity and thought! Compiling three images, plus a diary note really gets the viewer into the story of this big summer vacation... tons of work had to go into this, and it was executed extremely well."
2nd place goes to #9 By :iconMyaco:
3rd goes to #8 By :iconririna-olze:
Congratulations winners & thank everyone who donated & entered! We do these contests for your enjoyment so we hope that you had fun & enjoyed it! We will start the Haloween contest as soon as we get a theme so stay tuned! (perhaps even give some of your ideas for a theme to this years contest!)
Extending deadline for two more weeks to
Character CreationPlease make sure that you’ve read all the rules and informational journals.Acceptance is not a first-come first-serve basis, but is based on the effort put into your character.Using bases and tracing is not allowed and is not frowned upon, but glared upon.Please draw your own characters when applying. You may not commission or request another person to draw for you unless you have a good reason, like you're stuck in the hospital and unable to work on it. This is to keep things fair and to prevent fraud.Your character must be mostly humanoid with a humanoid face. No anthros, please.You are allowed to reuse an old character as long as you match him/her to fit into this world and story.Your character can be from another planet if you need to have special features (like cat ears & tail, irregular pupils, etc), but that must be explained in the character’s biography. We’re open-minded, but we do want the chance to know your character just a bit.Pets are allowed, but you wiCharacter Creation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Breaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen + !CRUCIAL UPDATE: Please read "Update #6" in the Update Log, it suggests that the staff may not be wholly at fault: http://fav.me/d57il1d However, the revolution continues as we have yet to receive an answer. Proceed to the latest update belowBreaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen + !3 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: All Updates will be posted below the journal entry, just ctrl + f "Update #12" to see it. All updates are numbered at the bottom
Please note this event ended a long time ago, though there was no official resolution to the matter, my work is no longer targeted and though I don't know who/what was responsible at the time. I have decided to raise awareness of the literature community through my art, rather than through this event
Breaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen
Hi there everyone,
I would like to start this with a simple appeal: DA seems to be trying to prevent me from reaching front page by shuffling my literature behind less popular pieces each time it reaches a set fave count. They have not given me a
Writing a Six Word Story3wyl recently posted a SixWordStories journal asking members how they write their stories, and she has kindly allowed me this opportunity to talk in a little more detail about my particular writing process. This blog isn’t meant to be a tutorial or even suggestions as to how to write your own. It’s really just a chance for me to discuss a subject that’s become very important to me.Writing a Six Word Story2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, to start off with, I like to read other people’s work. It’s what I did before I ever began writing my own six word stories, and I still do it to inspire myself. Sometimes someone else’s story will directly lead to one of my own. (And then I credit story and author in my notes.) But generally it’s not as definite as that. Seeing what others are doing sparks off ideas and sends me in a fresh direction.
Prompts assist me a great deal as well. The m
WHYTMANGA TOURNAMENT 2013! OPEN!The WhytManga Tournament is to help pull the art community together and to help other artists get some recognition for their work, I feel bad when good art doesnt get viewed and random ones do, its time for all yaw to shine!(cheezy i know). Its also to help all participants improve their art by competing with other in a friendly and fun manner! Entries will be given shout outs during the contest just to show others their competition.WHYTMANGA TOURNAMENT 2013! OPEN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Whyt Manga Tournament is sponsored by SmithMicro (Creators of Manga Studio)
HOW IT WORKS
There are 5 rounds with 5 different art challenges.
I will pick my TOP 16 Entries out of all entries
Knock out stageout of the TOP 16, each artist will face one another, artist A vs artist B (as pairs), they will be assigned a new challenge and I will pick the one i think is better from each pair. to create a TOP 8.
Third Round- Quarter finals
same with the second round but with a new challenge to create the TOP
SEE YOU AT SAKURA-CON!Hi guys!SEE YOU AT SAKURA-CON!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just found out that I will be attending Sakura-con http://www.sakuracon.org/ this weekend!
Due to some mistake by the convention's billing department, I was not informed that I got a booth until a few days ago, and after at lot of rescheduling, I'm happy to say that I can finally visit everyone in Washington for the first time!
Sakura-con will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, USA from March 29th - 31st. I will be in the Small Press area at table SP14 (highlighted bellow)
I will be selling posters and books like the images bellow. Prices are $8 for 18x27 inch, $7 for 12x18, $5 for 8x11, $3 for 3x5. There's also some mini prints for $1. The book will be $15. All signatures are free!
Come by and hang out! (I was feeding everyone carrots last time, but I might not have enough this time )
See you there!