Beast Vision Vol. 04BeastVision is all about showcasing inspirational digital art to the community!Beast Vision Vol. 041 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If you have any suggestions for artists/work to feature please feel free to send a note to the group.
Blog of 2012Happy new year or whatever!Blog of 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I usually do, I'm gonna have a look through my old journals and list the highlights of the year for me:
• I became a political activist for a few months, and went to some anti ACTA protests! Not many people showed up in Scotland though. I've kinda lost interest in all of that stuff now, since I'm not a student anymore.
• Went to see Dropkick Murphys. I should go to more gigs.
• Got interested in upcoming technologies like 3D printing, synthetic biology, Mars missions etc, and the idea of a technological Singularity. Still reading a lot of popular science books.
• Some notable games I've played this year: Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Zelda: Minish Cap, Rayman Origins, Fez, Dodonpachi Resurrection, Torchlight, Titan Quest, Kirby: Knightmare in Dreamland, Magicka, World of Goo, Binding of Isaac, Terraria, a ton of Minecraft, and probably a bunch of others which I forgot.
• Graduated from University with an Honors in Computing Science! My f
i am seriously getting twitchy here XDjust so you know, if you all think you can't wait for chapter 5, try wondering what it's like for me! XDi am seriously getting twitchy here XD2 months ago in Personal More Like This
i have 3 massive bomb moments in it
1 the obvious one which comes at the very end
2 ally and lisa figuring out their glitch
the big one that i have been building up for 4 chapters now XD
why is alan an asshole XD
seriously, i am shaking with glee here XD
trust me, it will be fun!
and till then...
Modern Abstract Art Began As A PrankModern Abstract Art Began As A Prank1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Modern Abstract Art Began As A Prank
Modern Home Office Art Oil Painting Abstract Photo
Your mother was right.
In a bombshell report to be released Wednesday that is certain to powerfully impact the arts education divisions and academia of major world universities as well as major international art museums – it has been learned that information flowing from the ongoing investigation of the massive
Foreign Words the English Language NeedsOh hello. I’m finally getting around to making this news article that I said I might do, like, a month ago. Sorry, I’m not used to writing news articles. Bear with me.Foreign Words the English Language Needs3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in August, I started a series in my forums for cool foreign words. It went over extremely well and numerous people requested that I combine them into a handy-dandy news article for deviantART at large to enjoy. So, here you are: fifteen foreign words that the English language needs to
What it means: A feeling of longing associated with displacement, but not necessarily displacement from one’s original home. An intense yearning to be somewhere you are not. Hiraeth also expresses a sort of ache or longing for something of the past, somewhat similar to the notion of "golden" or "good old days," but with more ancient connotations.
Why it needs to be a thing in English: I speak as someone from a country
Cosplay Friday: Harry PotterCosplay Friday: Harry Potter4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Better Than Butterbeer
Harry Potter Lumos by aggestardust
Nothing says happy holidays like the magic of Harry Potter!
Witches, wizards, and muggles alike grab your wands and get ready for the Sorting ceremo
Movie Review: Hayao Miyazaki: NausicaaMovie Review: Hayao Miyazaki: Nausicaa3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by Pino44io
The story unfolds one thousand years after the Seven Days of Fire, the event that brought about the ultimate destruction of industrial society, and the few remaining human tribes struggle to survive, clinging to the slowly shrinking areas that are still suitable to live in.
“Kaze no Tani no Naushika” was theatrically released before Studio
Tell me I'm Pretty!Well, I guess I have nothing else better to do, since I'm waiting for confirmation on a piece to post.Tell me I'm Pretty!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, a few days ago, if that is the correct time period at the time I'm making this, I was tagged in something called the Tell me I'm Pretty meme. Basically, the rules of the meme ask that the user tags other deviants (at least 5, but can go beyond) and compliments them on... well... whatever. I already kind of do this, but in some way, I still don't feel as though it's enough, so perhaps it's time I do this.
Oh, by the way, this was originally created by: :iconbramblefur12: just in case you're curious. And, I'm by no way forcing you to do this meme too, but, by the rules of the creator, it is requested. Again, not forcing you! I'm not trying to guilt trip you either! Put your pitchforks down!
Without further ado, here goes nothing.
:iconhunterN05:: What can I say about you buddy? You have literally favorited and commented on almost every single piece I have made. That's dedication man
The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Hunger Games: An Accidental Statement of Protest?
Catching fire by Kris-Kamikakushi
In Bangkok, Thailand, students are being arrested for raising their hands in the air to flash Katniss’ three–finger “freedom” salute.
That’s right, the Katniss who’s the fictional heroine of the popular dystopian sci–fi “Hunger Games” movie series. The world has changed over the last few decades in a very big way, but some are apparently unaware of it or undisturbed by the stunning ramifications.
How to Become Popular on DeviantartSince I joined on deviantart I have been fascinated by many works.. Really nice works which have a lot of favourites and others which havent. I questioned myself why it could happen? Why works so wonderful and people so talented can be unknown in this community?How to Become Popular on Deviantart6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So, I decided to write this article.
For it, I sent this three questions for some pop artists:
- What's the secret to become popular?
- Why do some people become popular so fast, doing ordinary art, and others which do amazing art cant be popular?
- Is there any trick to become popular? Like watching a lot of people, faving everything you can, posting a lot of journals or promoting contests?
Some of them answered me so kindly and fast, others answered me in a way kinda rude and others didnt answer..
By now, I have some ideas, some quotes and I want to show you all information I got about it.
So, lets start:
First, I must say there are several ways to become popular. To make this article, I did a
Ponycode Compilation PostHey guys! I'm going to try this out, because I don't know a better place to put it. Comment on this page to share your ponycodes! Please label them, and I'll periodically go through the comments and update this entry with all the codes.Ponycode Compilation Post4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If your code isn't labeled, I won't add it, because I won't know what it is.
I'll kick things off with the mane six + Big Mac:
Apple Jack: 2S2S000000FEA100FEB19E0040110BF00UN1837000100000I0FAFE73FF7FFF0H107F3FCC004CB2
Twilight Sparkle: 2S2S000100CE9CEFFEE4D40010164007CUN1837000000000P1320072FE00AE0N117F3FCC004CB2
Pinkie Pie: 2S2S000000FEB0CDFED6BA0020100CBE5UN1837000000000J0FE268FFF7FFF0I117F3FCC004CB2
Rainbow Dash: 2S2S0000207ADAFFFFC49D00001C6006FUN1837000000000O07F3FCCFF7FFF0M107F3FCC004CB2
Big Macintosh: 3L1P1L5000CE3C41FEF49E0270000A01BUI1837000100001U0FEB921FF7FFF1Q107F3FC
Religion is a Mental Disorder?And atheists wonder why they're the most distrusted group in America? It's crap like this, atheists!Religion is a Mental Disorder?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, a YouTube atheist called Livelife8072 started a video series in which he explains how religion is a mental disorder. What's even more face-palmingly painful is that he openly admits at the beginning of his video that he's not a medical professional and that he's merely expressing his opinion--and yet he still expects us to take his "analysis" seriously!
And what does his non-expert medical "analysis" consist of? Well, other than providing anecdotal evidence, and starting every other line of dialogue with "I think" or "I believe", he compares people dancing and singing in church to mental patients in a insane asylum.
Clearly this man is en route to obtaining a Nobel Peace Prize!
VIDEO: Religion & Me
'First Year Hermione' speed-up process video95 minutes of painting in 3 minutes of video.'First Year Hermione' speed-up process video2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for constantly zooming in and out this much.
You can watch full processes at my livestream channel here: http://www.livestream.com/kr0npr1nz
Also you can support me on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/KR0NPR1NZ and get access to my process videos,
PSDs, full-sizes, brushes, etc.
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedThe World's Major Cities... Destroyed2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
Taipei Ruins by JonasDeRo
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
The Climate Denialist Plea for InactionThe Climate Denialist Plea for Inaction1 month ago in Personal More Like This
As they tend to do from time to time in an effort to distract from the climate science consensus, a group of scientists who are also climate "skeptics" have published an opinion-editorial (op-ed), trying to make the case against taking action to address climate change. As usual, the article is little more than a regurgitation of a number of climate myths we have debunked at Skeptical Science.
The signatories of this newest letter are also worth noting for their lack of noteworthiness. Although the climate denialist blogs have labeled them "luminaries" and "
DeviantART Text Formatting Guide - Version 3.2You all have probably wondered at some point how I do all this formatted text. Well, it actually has to do with HTML code, but the more basic (usually) elements. Here is how you do each (replace all "*" with "" (nothing)).DeviantART Text Formatting Guide - Version 3.26 years ago in Personal More Like This
Strikethrough text or
Thanksgiving Day PrayerThanks for the wild turkey and the Passenger Pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American gutsThanksgiving Day Prayer3 years ago in Personal More Like This
thanks for a Continent to despoil and poison
thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger
thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin, leaving the carcass to rot
thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes
thanks for the American Dream to vulgarize and falsify until the bare lies shine through
thanks for the KKK, for nigger-killing lawmen feeling their notches, for decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces
thanks for Kill a Queer for Christ stickers
thanks for laboratory AIDS
thanks for Prohibition and the War Against Drugs
thanks for a country where nobody is allowed to mind his own business
thanks for a nation of finksyes,
thanks for all the memories all right, lets see your arms!
you always were a headache and you always were a bore
thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.
Conquer your artblockI think every artist out here has experienced it at least one time in their career: the so called artblock. A moment of total lack of inspiration that suddenly hits you, and leaves you unable to create. Most often the solution is to just wait. Most artblocks will solve automatically with time. But there are circumstances in which an artblock doesn't automatically disappear, or when you have deadlines to catch. In that case, you might be helped by some basic tips to conquer your artblock.Conquer your artblock10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the years, I've experienced an artblock (or writersblock, as they call it for fiction writers) many, many times. Most of them were short, but the longest lasted over 2 years. Most of them solved on their own. But sometimes I just needed that little bit of extra help. Therefore, I made a list with a few tips and tricks to make your artblock go away. Hopefully it'll help you as well as it did me.
Beat your fear
Most artblocks come from fear. The fear of not being able to
Valentine's Day Art Exchange!Valentine's Day Art Exchange!1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DIGITAL LOVE IS IN THE AIR!
The Valentine Exchange is back! We asked you to create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the Valentine Exchange category. Now, it’s time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! From February 12th to 19th, the “Send a Valentine” button has been activated on deviation pages for deviations in the Valentine Exchange category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!
CREATE THE LOVE
Create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE MEME! D:A VIRUS HAS SPREAD AROUND THE WORLD, MAKING THE DEAD PEOPLE RISE FROM THE DEAD. USE RANDOM.ORG TO CHOOSE YOUR TEAM! GOOD LUCK.ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE MEME! D:7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Use http://www.random.org/lists/ to randomise 13 of your friends for this meme. Make sure to include yourself as well.
1. Sidekick: :icondoubledande: whoo!
2. Sniper: :iconjackjr12: Better be a good shot dude XD
3. The one who loses it: :iconmusicallymeowstic: if anything I'm the one who loses it! XD
4. The brain: :icongabladerunner: this makes so much sense
5. The leader who takes charge: :iconflygirlll26262: lead us well fly-chan
6. Medic: :iconhuntern05: come here my pretties~ and let me heal you~ *looks at nurse* SHUT UP NURSE! I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING~
7. The one who yells vulgarities at the zombies: :iconbrianabunana: I'm laughing os hard right now!
8. Weapon expert: :iconSOTF: makes sense!
9. Person who ca
On FriendshipA circle of friends. This is the foundation of everything. The only human relationship is that of friendship. The only one that matters, at least. One can have acquaintances, servants, masters, contemporaries, employees, etc. But the ones that matter are your friends. Unless she is your servant or roommate, your wife is your friend. Unless they are your masters (or your servants), your parents and your teachers are your friends. Even your enemies especially your enemies are your friends. If they matter.On Friendship3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is a friend? A friend is someone who helps you overcome yourself. Someone who is an ally in your endeavor to become more than you are. There are many many different kinds of friendship, different roles that friends can play, but this is the common thread. Self-overcoming is, of course, the central task of any human being.
FMLI don't think I've ever been as completely livid as I am now... accidentally setting fire to an almost completely wooden structure in Minecraft, a beautiful work of art that took about 90 total hours to build, and watching helplessly as the fire quickly spreads, thus destroying not only the whole building, but my framerate as well, and having to just sit and watch from afar, helpless and heartbroken as all collective aspirations of the last month go up in a puff of pixelated smoke. It felt like all the smoke clouds were shaped like an angry fist with a particularly offensive finger pointed at the sky.FML2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's probably a lesson to be learned, and it might sound something like "Don't create an open fire pit near wood, especially when your graphics capabilities aren't prepared for an outbreak of fire."
I think that's enough Minecraft for one night. Time to sleep it off...
Poetic Terms and TechniquesPoetic terms and techniquesPoetic Terms and Techniques1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
This article aims to give you a brief introduction to some poetic terms with which you can bemuse your friends and nonplus your enemies. Try and sling some of these terms into a casual conversation and watch the ensuing confusion.
If you don't want to confuse people, you could use these terms to discuss poetry like a badass
while smoking unfiltered cigarettes in a French cafe, when critiquing, or to give your own poetry a bit of a vajazzle.
These terms are arranged vaguely into alphabetical order for your convenience. Some of them will be covered in more detail in other articles throughout the week.
Alliteration (see also Sibilance)
Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds, often used for a specific effect in poetry.
the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
- - Wilfred Owen, ‘Anthem for Do