Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUS
A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
Liam Sharp 3.0 - True Talent Never RestsWatch depthRADIUSLiam Sharp 3.0 - True Talent Never Rests2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
August 16, 2013 / by $techgnotic
Liam Sharp was and is one of the most sought after comic artists in the business. After bursting on the scene by drawing the bestselling Marvel UK title of all time, Death Head II, he was back in America illustrating top line comics like Superman, Batman and Spiderman as well as special projects for people like Stan Winston. For anyone unfamiliar with his amazing work, his galleries can be found on deviantART. I recently got lost for an entire day perusing a single file of his Conan illustrations.
Gears of War Brumak issue 3
Odyssey II: That Which Can Be ImaginedOdyssey II: That Which Can Be ImaginedOdyssey II: That Which Can Be Imagined3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Final Thoughts from Clive Barker
Odyssey. I can think of no better word to describe the journey that took place these past few months.
With the prologue, “They’re Mad, They Are,” I began work on a vessel that was not yet ready for sea. And on that holed ship, together we embarked over open waters towards an unknown destination.
What I then witnessed both touched and humbled me. You, the mighty crew of the HMS Ody
DronesDrones3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around
Acts of Creation Part 1CREATED BY…?Acts of Creation Part 15 years ago in Personal More Like This
Two words that define so much in a persons head, not so much about who did/does what but, about who created the whole character, the concept, the supporting cast…
Picture this (in an awesome Rod Sterling voice); a talented artist sits alone in his studio wanting to be appreciated for his ideas as well as his artistic talents. On his drawing board sits a rendering of a superhero. This character is dark and brooding, like any good piece of art it speaks volumes. We can see he is angry, that he prefers to serve his form of justice at night and violently. The poor state of his costume shows that he has either had a bad night or that he lacks the wealth of a Bruce Wayne. Along the bottom is written "THE MIDNIGHT FREAK".
Ding – dong. The doorbell rings and his friend turns up with whom he is going to see a movie, this friend is a writer.
So the writer sees the drawing and thinks it is amazing, what's more it inspires him to come up with ideas that the artist didn't. Now the arti
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowImaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their c
SurrealismSurrealism2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
orld War I (1914-1918) was a human catastrophe
that devastated Western civilization and mocked the hope inherent in “modernism”. The sheer volume of the war’s slaughter was beyond belief. The horror of it all destroyed the trust in science, medicine and technology as the golden gateway to a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the evil purpose of a global war. A global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of fear and loathing.
Salvador Dali autosodomized
Legacy of The LensMar 22, 2013by techgnoticLegacy of The Lens3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A study in artistic diversity, Bernardo Medina embodies the renaissance spirit of the consummate artist, always inspired and inspiring artists around him to create and capture the rhythms of life and beauty in a
Authentic Citizenship: Part 2As promised here is part two of our interview and conversation with Chris Copeland and Jeff Wamester. The sequel to part one keeps the art love rolling with these two artists revealing even more fantastic tips for new artists on the rise as they reveal their favorite deviants of all time.Authentic Citizenship: Part 24 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fearured Artist Chat!
Join our featured artist chat with *jeffwamester and *chriscopeland on Friday, June 29th at Noon Los Angeles, CA, PDT time. Chat room opens at 11:30am.
Read Part 1
The Age of DiscernmentThe Age of Discernment4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
With great access comes the great responsibility of discernment.
→ This article was inspired by the conversation in the comments generated from last week’s Suggestivism article.
As we traverse the final phases of maximum raw information accumulation, potentially equipping us for jacking in to the promise of the Singularity, the contents of many lifetimes’ worth of knowledge, art, education, and history are now at our fingertips. More and more Universities, libraries and arts institutions have swung open their digital doors and granted access to their lectures, courses and curricula free of charge to anyone in the world with a connection to the web. Access to education is fundamentally shifting our society towards an unmappable
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
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You Are The Future
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Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a GroupDecember 7, 2012by techgnoticRealm-of-Fantasy →Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a Group3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Realm of Fantasy
The Anatomy of a Group
The grey dressby *sakimichan
The special kind of dedication, spirit and discipline devoted to the assembly and construction of a successful Group within the vast technicolor ocean of artworks, artists and art appreciators that is deviantART might very well be the experiential epitome of what it is to be a part of the deviantART journey. From the very first conception, through the ten thousandth practical step, alltheoriginalnames and his cadre of steadfast partners in artful curation have built a virtual sanctuary of the fantastical— Realm-of-Fantasy. Housing the largest and most significant collection of exceptional fantasy ar
Clive Barker: Return of The Dark MasterClive Barker: Return of The Dark Master1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
His Books of Blood in the 1980s established him as a premier master of the horror narrative, on an equal level or even surpassing Stephen King, who said of him;
I have seen the future of horror, his name is Clive Barker.
Like King, Barker’s works of horror have been adopted and adapted for movies, his stories becoming the basis for the Hellraiser and Candyman series and many more. Beyond his stories being used as source material, Barker has worked as screenwriter, producer, actor and director in the film world.
As with Stephen King, many of
Art Theme ContestCreate the perfect wall of art from the best community of artists in the worldArt Theme Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Find a common theme and select three Prints from the Fine Art section of the Prints Shop that you feel would look great together on a wall. Our judges will then select 5 Finalists to win their selections presented in the NEW Gallery Framed Print style. Artists will be paid their full royalty on the winning prizes.
When you win, your walls win, and the Artists win, too!
How To Enter
Decide on an original and compelling theme.
Select 3 Fine Art Prints related to the theme.
Provide a quick description of your theme in your submitted comment.
Place your selection in a comment below.
The new Add Media tool, which lets you easily add formatting, emoticons, and images to comments, can be used in full on this article. Adding images to comments by using the Conversation, Sta.sh
Communities rely on Pillars made of HeartCommunities of all kinds are held up by pillars made of heart. Typically embodied by people who let the weight of their community rest on their shoulders, willing to let life be life. Sometimes it hurts, and sometimes it's comfortable. Regardless, the result is a halo that surrounds all participants in a community. The healing light of being mothered, fathered or cared for.Communities rely on Pillars made of Heart2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are very special people who take this role in your community. Maybe this person is you. In which case, please be you today, and every day. Because you are very important.
For the rest of us, we all know who the pillars are that hold up the communities that we care about. We all know the value of what they do, especially when we stop to think about it.
There is nothing in life that I have ever found a deeper admiration for than people who take on this role. Pillars of Community. When a human being digs their heels in, claims territory and begins to show Love towards a group of people, they begin to embody
Transformation Challenge WinnersView Challenge ArticleOfficial RulesPrizesView EntriesSemiFinalistsTransformation Challenge Winners2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Transformation Challenge! The 25 semi-finalist entries blew away the Microsoft and Motherboard judges, but they worked hard together and came up with the three finalists. Each of the finalist winners will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, $1,000 USD, an all-expense paid trip to work with a featured artist, and have had their winning work f
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Acts of Creation Part 3Editor, Managing Editor, Editor In Chief, Publisher.Acts of Creation Part 35 years ago in Personal More Like This
Different titles for different jobs, but they overlap and it's where they overlap the trouble normally comes.
I know this is a community of artists but it doesn't hurt to understand who the people are that you are approaching for work. What follows is a brief description of what each normally have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. This is by no means a complete list of their duties but are usually at the core.
EDITOR Overall they are responsible for keeping the book on a timely track while balancing the editorial requirements of the company and the abilities and desires of the creative teams.
MANAGING EDITOR These guys watch the editors and are usually responsible for their performance while at the same time having responsibilities of their own.
EDITOR IN CHIEF This is the person who usually deals directly with the publisher. Their responsibilities lie primarily with making sure the above do their jo
Acts of Creation Part 4WHY ARE SALES SO LOW WHEN THEY'RE MAKING SO MANY COMIC BOOK MOVIES?Acts of Creation Part 44 years ago in Personal More Like This
By Dave Elliott
Another in a series of mind boggling trips into the inner workings of the industry OR I bet you thought it was going to be more fun than this.
There is often talk of cycles in comics, how readers turn over every 3/4/5/25 years, booms and busts, everyone is leaving for Hollywood, kids don't read comics because of video games
Do you know how many are true?
Probably all of them. Twenty-odd years ago, it was the established fact that the majority of comic book readers came and went in three years. Most of the market wasn't around long enough to even notice that certain characters came back time after time.
The comic book industry has had its own share of recessions. Had its fair share of booms too. Maybe more than its fair share, fighting against nature some might say.
Hollywood has always courted the industry. Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas
Acts of Creation Part 2Okay, in case my previous column stirred things up a little by showing that deciding who gets ownership for creating a property isn't easy, even amongst those are doing the actual creating.Acts of Creation Part 25 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my first journal I talked about a recent story that I fictionalized where two creators disagreed on who created a project. This journal isn't so much about who gets copyright as it is about getting credit for what you do. If you fully created something you should get credit, right?
Can of frickin' worms, mate. To me I see the act of creation being two initial levels. The character or concept comes first then the secondary characters and environments follow. This later level can cause the most problems with creators and who gets the proper or appropriate credit.
I mean, let's take Batman for instance. He was created solely by Bob Kane, right?
Met Bob Kane once, never talked to him about those early days, but I do know that he didn't create Batman.
"Huh?" you're thinking, "what a$$hole is th
Coven - The Master Race, Powers OptionalWatch depthRADIUSCoven - The Master Race, Powers Optional2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The FX Channel has just concluded the highly successful third season of its American Horror Story series.
Each season has featured its own stand-alone storyline, insuring against series stagnation and creating a story competition as the ever-ravenous horror audience eagerly awaits each season’s next outrageous attempt to top the last. Coven, the third entry in the series, a witchcraft genre entry, has not disappointed. Its star, Jessica Lange, was nominated for a Golden Globe. Critical reception, despite the considerable gory fx (envelope-pushing for net
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…Authentic Citizenship4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Introducing Madefire Motion Books to deviantARTApr 2, 2013by spyedIntroducing Madefire Motion Books to deviantART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Visit #Madefire on deviantART
I am very excited to announce a strategic partnership between deviantART and Madefire, the leading Motion Book application in Apple’s App Store. (iPhone & iPad)
Together with Madefire, we are releasing the Madefire Web Reader on deviantART in a new category on our front-page called "Motion Books.” You will immediately find a dozen Madefire Motion Books there, with more books released each Wednesday.
Browse Motion BooksTM
Try it out!
What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Should Today's Technologies Inspire?
We got to interview a visionary futurist with an eye on technology about what would inspire today's comic book writers to create our next superheroes with knowledge of real technological and scientific advancement.
You never know when it’s going to happen – that otherwise quotidian moment when you suddenly realize your entire thought process has just been tripped up and cast down a cerebral rabbit-hole destination unknown. Little did I know that what began as a typically pleasurable lunch with spyed and makepictures during the San Diego Comic-Con last year would morph into a mind-expanding mental wormhole voyage to the future courtesy of another guest at our table, JordanGreenhall, known to me only as the co-founder