Riddick 'Rule the Dark' Semi-FinalistsIn the Riddick 'Rule the Dark' Fan Art contest, we challenged you to show us how Riddick rules the dark, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Riddick's strength and determination. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Riddick Director, David Twohy, to select the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
3-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
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Contacting the deviantART Help DeskContacting the deviantART Help Desk1 year ago in Other More Like This
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How to Successfully RevisePonder, Polish, Perfect: How to Successfully ReviseHow to Successfully Revise2 years ago in Writing More Like This
This was written by Natalie M. Fischer who is an Assistant Agent at the Bradford Literary Agency. This article was found on her blog. I would post it as a new article, but I have found the information is not reaching enough writers to do any good.
Again, let me reiterate, I did not write this. Now, let me give Ms. Fischer the floor.
When I had planned to give this talk, I'd originally titled it re-Invision. One of the conference coordinators, Beverly, was smart enough to call me out on that and double check...did you mean re-Envision?
She showed me the definitions for Invision and Envision:
Invision: noun (and possibly also a made-up word) Want of vision or of the power of seeing.
Envision: verb. to picture mentally - used with an object.
I promptly changed the title of my talk, because she was absolutely right; I did mean Envision (and not just bec
Keroro Gunsou Mary-Sue ExamplesYou'll notice that I am completely ignoring looks at this time. There are some few things about the Keronian's looks that can be Sue-type traits, but that doesn't matter quite as much as the profile content at this given time. (Yes there are such things as "recolors" and other things that don't make sense, but I will get into those some other time!)Keroro Gunsou Mary-Sue Examples2 years ago in Writing More Like This
I am also ignoring canonXoc relationships at this time.
These profiles were written off the top of my head. If I accidently used a name that you used I am willing to change it if you ask politely. I don't want to unintentionally tarnish any characters' reputation.
You will find that I have the characters listed by "level." The higher the level the better the character, got it? Good.
-Not good, but not bad news(in the middle)
The following is an example
~**Art Demos and Tips**~Instead of creating General tutorials, I'm offering personalized Tutorials for people wanting help on a specific work in progress. These won't really be general critiques cause...well even though i appreciate that a critique could be useful, I rather give specific practical help.~**Art Demos and Tips**~2 weeks ago in Other More Like This
I've learned quite a bit of the foundations in traditional Art Education, including the Elements and Principles of Art, Figure Drawing, Composition and so on. My education is ongoing, but I have a good chunk of my foundation set now.
So I figured since knowledge is meant to be shared and used, why not use it to help other Artists?
How this Works
Comment on this Deviation with a link to a Piece of art that you're currently making and describe what you'd like help with. (If you're not comfortable giving me the link in the comments, you can PM me with a note as well. ^^)
You can request help on everything from how to draw certain poses, body parts, perspecti
OriKero TutorialGuide to making Creative, Original, Decent OriKeros:OriKero Tutorial2 years ago in Writing More Like This
Note: I'll be comparing my OriKeros to the typical 'Mary-Sue'. So please, don't copy this tutorial for your character.
First off, let's start with some vocabulary you will be seeing through-out this tutorial.
OriKero: A combination of the words Original Character and Keronian.
Original Character: A character of any sort that you came up.
Keronian: An alien from the anime "Keroro Gunsou/ SGT. Frog".
Mary-Sue: A character with no flaws that's good at everything and that everyone loves.
Gary-Stu: Male version of a Mary-Sue.
Original/Originality: Something YOU came up with, by yourself. (It's okay to have a little help, but don't have someone else make it for you.)
Now the actual guide. It will be based of someone else's guide, which I will link to in the description.
I'll only be re-enforcing the essential areas for having an oc, but the actual template has brief explanations that help you make
A Series of DecisionsIn its methodology, photography can be reduced to a series of decisions which determine the exact characteristics of each photo. When conducting street photography, in particular, the opportunity to make these decisions is limited. The process begins slowly, with lots of time allowed for selecting gear, setting the camera, and so on. It then advances to a fast stage with little time for the photographer to react—the actual moment when the photograph is taken. This is followed by another slow stage after the decisive moment in which the photo can be edited and processed.A Series of Decisions3 weeks ago in Photography More Like This
This decision-making process can be broken down in order to minimize the decisions that must be made during the fleeting decisive moment. This, in turn, allows the photographer more time to make the two key decisions that remain in that moment: composition and timing.
Before You Shoot: Gear Selection
The first decision the photographer must make is which camera and lenses to take out of the bag. Gear select