Still the Same Girl (Revised)The Abyss was singing her to Its bedside tonight, unfolding black sheets into soft and smoky wisps. Let go, It hummed. You gave so much already. Come rest, Nami. There’s no sense in fighting it any longer.
A few steps away from Bell-mère's grave, Nami’s body stood in the moon’s pale and unflattering glow. Her mind, however, wandered elsewhere, opening fragile memories she swore she’d never touch again.
She drew in a sharp, cold breath and hung her head low. Nami was as worn as an old sail flapping limply on the high seas. Those fierce winds, once filling her with joy, now seeped through holes that had been torn through her spirit. Many had knifed Nami, but none so much as her sister. Nojiko’s last words weaved in and out of her head: “You're still the same girl.”
Nojiko. She couldn't have been more wrong than a rock with an eye patch. That so-called “girl" had perished with her mother, Bell-mère.
PE: Anthro - Genre, Anthro vs Furry and AdviceAnthro Art - Different Genres - Anthro vs FurryPE: Anthro - Genre, Anthro vs Furry and Advice3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The unique thing about Anthro art is that it can take different shapes, sizes, and forms. The only limitation is your imagination. One of the most common misconceptions for Anthro art is that people generally associate it with "Furry" art because most of Anthro art is enveloped around furry animals that look like humans ( Below the very talented Katmomma has written up a quick guide to the differences between "Furry" and "Anthro"). Lions, Tigers, Bears and WereWolves. But contrary to popular belief, Anthro art can range from animals to toasters that doesn't involve fur at all! In my previous post about Anthro art, I explained what Anthropomorphic was. Anthro art is based on the very definition below:
Anthropomorphic: Ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, especially to a deity.
There is no "right" or "wrong" way to draw or portray Anthro art because like fantasy art, they do
Art History - Anthro Anthro Art - The BeginningArt History - Anthro3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics and qualities to non-human beings, objects, natural, or supernatural phenomena. Gods, animals, the forces of nature, and unseen or unknown authors of chance are frequent subjects of anthropomorphosis. The term comes from two Greek words, άνθρωπος (anthrōpos), meaning "human," and μορφή (morphē), meaning "shape" or "form." The suffix "-ism" originates from the morpheme "-isma" in the Greek language. .
The actual 'date' when Anthropomorphic art came to light isn't well documented so we can only go off what has been left behind for us to observe. This is most noted in literature, sculptures and fables.
From the beginnings of human behavioral modernity in the Upper Paleolithic, about 40,000 years ago, examples of zoomorphic (animal
We're giving away gifts for the holidays!Happy Holidays from deviantART!We're giving away gifts for the holidays!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're preparing the tree, unpacking the ornaments and lights, and humming our favorite carols. But, something seems a little off. Some of the holiday magic is missing, and we need your help to bring it back. Join us in decorating deviantART's Holiday Headquarters by adding some of your own holly and jolly to the festive atmosphere!
How can you help?
We want Holiday Headquarters to look and feel as festive as possible and we're asking you to put on your creative thinking cap to make the magic come alive with your artistic touch. We're hoping for an outpouring of seasonal comments!
Here are a few ideas for how you can contribute:
Creating a comment drawing in dev
Digital Illustration TutorialI made this tutorial back in 2010 as a pitch for a project that never took off. I finally decided I should just bundle it up as a PDF and upload it for anyone who wants to see it. It's old and the image quality isn't super great, but it covers my process from idea creation, composition, adding color, all the way to the final draft, and there might be something useful in there for some of you.Digital Illustration Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Download the tutorial here!
My Deeper Involvement with the Art Community.Many new & interesting things have surfaced in my life online to help me connect with the art community better, and some of these may interest you.My Deeper Involvement with the Art Community.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly I've finally setup my Livestream Channel and I have regular painting demonstrations for the community. If you curious about how I create my art and my different approaches, you are more than welcome to join me. Please remember to register yourself and put my channel in your watchlist so that you will get notified via emails whenever i broadcast my live sessions.
Secondly I have my dA chatroom called Artgermination, which dedicated to all Digital Art discussions. It has been running for a few months and it has now become a great place for many great artists to hang out and exchange art tips and knowledge. I am really involved with the chat regardless of my crazy working schedules and I am enjoying it. If you have some burning questions about digital art and th
100TC gets interactiveHey guys, new feature for you!100TC gets interactive3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A while ago dragonee contacted the group about an application he had made, offering it up for our use. The simple app opens in your browser and lets you pick a theme from whichever variation you're doing.
In Michals words, right now no login is required, the application remembers your current theme even if you close your browser window, so it's really easy to use.
Using this app is such an easy way to keep a simple record of your progress of 100TC, here's how it works:
This is the main page you'll see when you first use it, hit the "get my first theme" button.
Once you've completed the theme just hit the "OK, completed" button to get your next theme.
You'll notice in the top left corner there's a handy counter to tell you how many out of 100 you've done and how many you have left. Which variation you're working on is also displayed below and to the right of the theme.
Time Machine Contest WINNERSEnjoy All the entries here! => http://piccolaria.deviantart.com/favourites/48408301Time Machine Contest WINNERS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm very proud to finally announce contest's winners! Again, I want to say thank you to every participant. I love all the entries and I thank you so much for have drawn my characters in so many original and creative ways. Really, thank you. I hope you had fun in joining my contest!!!
Believe me, it was incredibly hard to choose, and I'd love to be able to give a prize to everyone who participated. But this is not possible, so we had to choose.
Me and AngelLale87 decided to give scores from 1 to 10 according to these criteria:
technical / impact
loyalty / recognition of characters
and in the end the winners are:
I love the way she drawn my Characters and how much they perfectly fit their role and personality though in a so differen
EDITED I: Contest on FantasyCreatorsEDIT: Make the rules clearer. The short story about the character should have about 10 lines.EDITED I: Contest on FantasyCreators3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We on :iconfantasycreators: are holding a contest:
CREATE A CHARACTER
Now it's again time to create a character. Show us your abillity to create a character with fix parameters. Choose one Parameter of each group:
Group One - Head:
a moon crescent on the forehead
[Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Purple] Group Two- Torso:
[Bullet; Black] big dragon tatoo
[Bullet; Black] purple butterfly or dragonfly wings
[Bullet; Black] lizard tail
[Bullet; Black] blue translucent silk
[Bullet; Black] barbarian skin painting in white and red
[Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Purple] Group Three- Arms:
[Bullet; Black] cl
Featuring my watchers 11Featuring my watchers 112 years ago in Personal More Like This
simply photoshop by emma011 :thumb315901071:
:thumb339180687: :thumb339356313: Tsuki by AshNight1214
Commision DeviantMary by Forgotemme - by NAkos :thumb334481508:
:thumb337855916: Beautiful flowers. by ArishkaRotanova Summer Wind by ChisSweetArt
new stuff by xlilvampX Allen Walker - Bored -_- by Neko-pro Kiss Me... by AdamTheViking
Lemon by MrsPepper Official Winx Image 2 by fluttershy1018 :thumb338492681:
Reflecting on where the land meets the sea by iskarlata Blooming flowers !! by HeartANGELfied los angeles exigen by sfec
:thumb328190010: Art Trade for Drax254 by T-wolf2 Heb-lobo pup base (not free to use) by NightShrowd7-17
Waiting for the Miracle by Nikalena007 Childhood memories by CBaddict Tenderness by PaulVonGore
Watching by p-e-r-f-o-r-m audi concept sport car by LocoAtomo Owl: Watered Down by Angelus-Nex
:thumb329855102: Zack Fair II by Daisy-Dream Seeing a lonely Rogue is a sad site indeed. by ValentinaHawke Charm Asader (Senreya) by AngelMarieTuran
Enchanted Gift by WatchTower513 Eastern Dragon by DemonicShadow91 Let that day never dawn (close up) by Shades-Of-Lethe #Something 1 by creativeimage
Heaven's Touch by CarlosAE Begin .:speedpaint:. by Ferawenn Breathe of fresh air by Get-fancy Charlotte by KatieLindPhotography
Background 1 by YorbenBoy1993 Leo (Practice) by Bluewolf135 Point comissions 2/2: SoldierSLeader by Eduardathewolf :thumb337969446:
The Conqueror trade with CamileShy12 by RiegersArtistry :thumb311258821: Random Guy with... interesting haircut? by Dex91 Lux and Ezreal (League of legends) by art358
Timing fucking matters.Time does a lot of things, it makes you older, it gets you to places, it never stops going forward. However you control when and how you use it!Timing fucking matters.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone makes choices on a daily bases, most of them are actually done with your auto-pilot function out of habit.
Most people usually sit in the same spot on the couch, chooses what to wear based on previously made combinations and so on, unless they consciously become aware of their action and might decide it's time for a change. It can be a small thing that makes people aware of their options
You can count that pretty much every person out there works like this and YOU often depend on THEIR choices.
My point of this journal is saying: Use this in your advantage!
Time can be compared to a diet. Eating to much bad stuff will make you unhealthy and feel bad, while eating healthy things will keep you going and feel good. So time can either make you feel stuck in one place, maybe even going backwards (ageing already does that for you) or
Don't ever tell me this! (or to any other artist.)I saw something like this pass me by on Facebook, with just the first 10 points.Don't ever tell me this! (or to any other artist.)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Together with some others we could name a lot more.
How about you? anything like this ever happened to you?
Things you shouldn't say to an artist.
1 Can you do the artwork for this job for free? It will be a good promotional piece for you. Get you some word to mouth advertising.
2 Mom Look! That painting is just like that picture you downloaded from the internet and got framed for the living room.
3 Wow. You charge THAT much? You make it look so easy.
4 If you don't make it so detailed... Just scribble something down... Can I get it cheaper?
5 If you use that piece you already got and change it a little, can I get it cheaper? You already have done most of it.
6 I can use a Photoshop filter to do that exact same thing.
7 You are lucky... you don't have to work, you just have to sit and paint all day.
which one is your favourite?i have something very exciting to announce, i have finally released Digital Film, a website where you can find my personal raw presets and photoshop actions that i use on my own photos!which one is your favourite?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i have also created a new blog where it is up to YOU to fill it up with pretty pictures edited with the actions and presets on digital film and the curves from free curve friday.
go to the blog here and click *submit* to upload your edited photos!
here's a little example of what you can find on the site:
What you need to know - Photomanipulations- Comission prices - Shadowness - My-space - Youtube - Livestream - Facebook fan - ThumblrWhat you need to know - Photomanipulations3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have put together some helpful blogs and journals for you to read and have all the tools in your journey as a Photomanipulations artist. This amazing members had the kindness to gatter the basic and important informations you need. Tool of examples :iconphotoshopplz: In advance sorry my bad grammar.
The galleries in deviantart are divided by a specific theme in sub-categories that makes them easy to find.
Anonymous Art Trade Project!Ok, so what's the best part about art?Anonymous Art Trade Project!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I dunno about you but I like sharing things.
And the best thing about post (well mail, to you silly americans and such. it's post.) is recieving something. I LOVE getting letters and parcels and things. The annoying thing is that nowadays you have to pay for something and physically order something to get the "WHEE I HAVE THINGS!" feeling. (Ok, maybe I'm the only one who actually gets THAT excited, but recieving gifts is always nice.)
So, whats the deal?
Art trades, Anonymous art trades.
You give us an address, but not your name. and you'll receive an address in return to post your gift art to. Make something nice, send it with love. And wait patiently by the letterbox in your tent with your box of cookies for your very own random deviant to send you your lovely artwork to frame and put in pride of place on your wall and love it forever!!
There are some rules. Obviously.
Send a note titled "Anonymous Art" to :devPirateLo
I made an account...Which is really fucking entertaining. Now I will sit back and watch the rage.I made an account...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[CLOSED] Win 3 Month Subscription!!Yes![CLOSED] Win 3 Month Subscription!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And you could Win Subscription!
For the Spirit of Xmas
For this competition, I want Who ever wants to take part, to...
Make an Deviant ID of yourselves
as a XMAS TOY GIFT!
yup! xmas toy gift,
for example: a teddy bear, nutcracker etc etc
(you may edit the space accordingly. Do not change the tag)
(you can write anything on the tag)
(remove the circle in the background if you wish to)
DEADLINE: Xmas Day
Winner: 3 month Subscription
Runner up: 100 points
3Rd pace: 50 Points
Is Reference Bad?I feel like I've addressed this before at some point, in some other journal, but I find myself either discussing this with people a lot, or coming across people who on their work proudly claim to have "used no reference."Is Reference Bad?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The biggest problem, and misconception, regarding references is that people feel like it's cheating or that it somehow cheapens their work. While I can understand the sense of accomplishment coming from using no reference to finish a painting or drawing, people who consistently do it are only hurting themselves in the long run. So in short, no, reference isn't bad.
Artists have been using reference since the days of the old masters. They would reference life, whether it be landscapes, objects on a table, or models standing in a studio. They would even reference their own sketches or other people's work in order create convincing paintings.
For some reason, a lot of people today seem to think that in order to be a good artist, they have to be able to do things without
**UPDATE** PLEASE READ - 100 Premiums ProjectPlease this Journal so everyone can see it!**UPDATE** PLEASE READ - 100 Premiums Project2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First of all, I have to say how proud I am of all of you! You have done great in helping me collect the 63,600 points needed to give out 100 Premium Memberships!
For those of you who do not know, I, winehaus am collecting 63,600 points in order to give 100 3-month premium memberships to other deviants this holiday season. The purpose is for you and other deviants to donate and spread the word and holiday cheer!
Now I will be giving you all an update on what's going on!
We are over 26,000 points in to the project which is amazing! However, it is not enough.
I know what you're thinking. "It's just September!" but if you think about it, that means 3 months until December, which really is not a lot.
Right now we need 36,882 points to complete the project. It may sound like a lot but we can get there with a simple technique.
Taste the RainbowThis feature is for :iconNayan123434: who suggested I do a feature to celebrate all the colors of the rainbow.Taste the Rainbow2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please enjoy and show these incredible deviants some love!
Like a rainbow by DigitalHyperGFX Living rainbow by woxys Rainbow Veins by masayume15
Colors by Emindeath Colors by Nirka
Addicted to Colors by naked-in-the-rain Colors... by Benjigarner COLORS by mrvanhite Connected Colors. .. by CassetteFace
Give me Colors by BenHeine Colors of fall by Pajunen I scream and cry colors by ElenaSham Like the Smoke, Let the Colors Flow by Angelus-Nex
All the Colors in the Sky by NightmareCrow :thumb307903922:
Colors of nature. .. by light-from-Emirates
I wish by proxi-mity
To inspire.(Little long, but hopefully you'll read)To inspire.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first sold LMS to Paramount, a lot of people asked me: "How much money did you get?" "You're probably rich now, right?"
I mean, the solid gold mansion I bought was just a little gift to myself...but...
Ever since I was little, I've known I wanted to draw. From the day my parents put a pencil in my hand, this was my future. I just knew it, I had that gut feeling. So I stuck to it, and thankfully it took me to heights I'd have never imagined possible. Now with my new book Redemption heading off to studios soon for a hopeful movie package, I can't wait to see where this new road takes me.
That said, there's something else that tops all of this.
The other night I went out to visit my girlfriend's cousin and her family. Incredibly kind people with very sweet kids. Other than the two parents, there were 3 kids, but the one who caught my interest was the eight-year old boy, Diego.
Diego, shy, tiny, slender, reminded me of myself when I was his a
When inspiration is far to be found...We all get these anoying times when we really want to make something cool, get inspired and work that magic. We see everyone around us (online) do it, but how come we are not?When inspiration is far to be found...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
So we look for ways to get inspired, we ask around, find these usual answers: go watch a film, listen to music.. take a walk...
But even when we do that, we still end up stuck most of the time.
Part of the solution is knowing WHY we get stuck and this is my theory.
ADT - Attention Deficit Trait.
'Experiencing an inner frenzy of distractability, impatience, difficulty in setting priorities, staying focused and managing time. Those are our biggest enemies as they all end up cluttering your head and keeping you from spending quality focused time on a singular topic.
Everything we do now a days is based around multitasking and it is giving us a constant overdose of information. Let me elaborate.
How many of you travel daily by public transport and don't look away
News, song, features...:iconyoshipoopeggplz:News, song, features...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to say this... Recently I was browsing Youtube to discover and listen to some new songs (I always need music when I draw ). I've already known Globus with songs like "A thousand deaths" or "Preliator" for example. But I've just discovered "One Truth". And I'm speechless... And I cried when listemening the very first piano notes... This song is just... sublim! I can't even find my words to express all the feelings it brings...
If you want to share this experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmN5pGFNEMk&feature=related
By the way... I know I seem to be very inactive on DA these days... It is just because I'm currently drawing a series of portraits and this is really time-consuming I'm not forgetting you at all, I always have a look on your new deviations even if I don't comment or fav them
FEATURED ARTISTS! Show them some love!
Dada Poetry By Google Translator is Much Fun...And second ...Dada Poetry By Google Translator is Much Fun...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
On the other hand, a simple and ...
Lock, ie weakening ...
I can not say ... And not just in the eyes of anger directly
Do not put him to move freely, you can do it?
I do not mean that you should not ...
Unfortunately this is not true, because there are many exactly ...
But it is foolish to start any treatment; ...
Take the keys thrown out, this is what is reasonable;
Independent laugh, villain, but ...
But there is one thing you can not say much, I can say ..
The strike, punch, kick in the stomach and so angry
And it is not ours, it does not matter, there is no law ...
But this smile ... How crazy ...
This love is not just a man ...
Peace and Noise!
[EVENT] XMAS RAFFLE - Last chance to participate!Participating is free! Have fun and win awesome prizes until christmas day.[EVENT] XMAS RAFFLE - Last chance to participate!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ho ho ho dear Deviants!
Christmas is just around the corner!
To sweeten your waiting time for the special day, UniqueDeviants gives out prizes from the 1st to the 24th of December!
How do I participate?
Simply comment on this blog that you want to participate and we’ll count you in. This year the number of participants is decreased to 300.
How does that work?
Every participant gets a number according to when he commented. (For Example; If I'd be the 64th deviant to comment, I'd get number 64) On every day, we'll randomly create a number. If the number would be 64, that would mean I win! The numbers and winners will be announced in the group’s blog! You'll receive a note including your number.
What are possible prizes?
Anything you can think of! You might win multiple llamas, or probably some points. Or even feat