*Symbols and SymbolismIt is utterly appalling and honestly very confusing to me that people associate mere objects and symbols as being inherently good or bad. Why do they do this? Well, mostly it is because the Christian Church (namely the Roman Catholic Church) sought to destroy everything that was not of their beliefs, and thus spread their hate propaganda far and wide, which infects every modern Christian Church to this day. It sickens me, to be honest.*Symbols and Symbolism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take the innocent pentacle, a five pointed star surrounded by a closed circle. This benign symbol has been wrongfully demonized as inherently evil by the Christian Church for so long, it does not matter what orientation it faces nor how it is depicted, it is viewed as one thing and one thing only: a symbol of evil, selfishness, greed, and destruction.
The truth is that the pentacle is in reality a representation of quite a few things in pagan faiths and traditions dating back thousands of years before Christianity was invented some 200 years after th
TRG Reboot Feature Part 4Hello Groupies! We are pleased to announce the fourth of the TRG features of the new Lara Croft from the just released Tomb Raider! Unfortunately, submissions have now been closed for this feature. However, you can still check out the beautiful and gorgeous artwork made from members by looking at the Get Featured - TR 13 folder. But be quick! The folder won't stay forever!TRG Reboot Feature Part 42 years ago in Personal More Like This
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneySaw The Hobbit last night. It was very good... if a bit long. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for seeing all the little details interconnecting The Hobbit to Lord of the Rings and all that, but for the average watcher... eh... it kinda dragged. I overheard several people saying they fell asleep during the film, and I noticed more than once a number of people fidgeting and looking at their watches. Still, it's a damn fine movie and It's a shame we have to wait so long for the next two films.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having The Hobbit being written during the beginning of Lord of the Rings is pretty smart. You could effectively watch the 3 Hobbit movies and then immediately move right into the 3 Lord of the Rings movies. Kudos to Jackson for that, it'll be great to marathon run the two trilogies back to back.
This movie was, like the book, much lighter and funnier than The Lord of the Rings and I was surprised at how much from the books they actually kept. They
Weekly 100 Points Giveaway - Week 9 [CLOSED]This week winners: :iconkoalar3public::iconSachiko-chi::iconselenaarianafangirl::iconannalena250199:Weekly 100 Points Giveaway - Week 9 [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Alright, it's time for another one :iconfeelingfreeplz:
However this one will be a little different.
There will be 4 winners, 25 for each one.
Group 1 This journal ( 2 winners )
Group 2: Make a journal talking about this giveaway ( 2 winners ).
And that's all [La la la la]
The winner will be announced september 29.
You can join both groups if you want
CONTEST UPDATE 31 oct 2014List of other member's and group's contests! :icongoldmedalplz:CONTEST UPDATE 31 oct 20142 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Why it's so important to unite as artists.We are with many though yet we are with few. We're all divided over little subgroups such as, fantasy illustrators, concept artists, comic book pencilers, photomanipers, techartists, anime drawers, realism sketchers etc. You might even find your place at multiple sections.Why it's so important to unite as artists.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I found that the biggest united groups on Deviant Art are mostly evolved around fan art, such as Sonic, or My little pony.
Observations aside, I think the good thing about those groups is that they serve for companionship. Being an artist all by yourself with no one to share/talk about/discuss your work with can feel rather lonely. And that lonely feeling is not encouraging at all. Most of us keep a lot of things taboo as well, like techniques or rates. If we were more openly with these the changes of being underpaid or missing out on a job because someone else does it for hardly any money at all will grow slimmer. People should know what they are worth and not be afraid to ask for it.
When I joined Deviant Art
Talks with Tolkien artists: Gold-SevenI decided to post a series of interviews with the most inspirational Tolkien artists at devianArt in the three Tolkien-related groups:Talks with Tolkien artists: Gold-Seven2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconthelotrclub:, :iconelves-of-tolkien: and :iconarda-inspired:.
If you have a suggestion about whom I should interview next, leave a comment here. You can also suggest questions you would like me to ask them.
As the first one in this series, I talked to one of the most popular Tolkien artists on this site, :icongold-seven: - Gold-Seven. At the beginning, a little sample from her gallery:
And here are the questions already:
1. You are an outstanding artist and illustrator of Tolkien's stories. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
Thank you! My first encounter with Tolkien was in first grade, when my mother
THE BEST OF JANUARYThe polls winners:THE BEST OF JANUARY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Human by ignacio197Lava Queen of the War-torn Maelstrom - Advanced by Mariana-Vieira
How to change your childhood in 5 minutes, Daffy by DaviddleonluisAs Long As You're Still Breathing by veinsofmercuryCommision: Great Valkyrie Nicole by tjotaApplibot illustration by alexnegrea
Applibot Illustration 5 by alexnegreaThe Queen by ReneAignerShipwreck by arisuonpaaAthena by InaWong
One for Sorrow by ReneAignerCathedral by GrimDreamArt
The Fruitful Port by najtkriss
Pretty Pwease Plz Accounts [Mirkwood Set] More plz accounts!Pretty Pwease Plz Accounts [Mirkwood Set]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now I made Mirkwood elves! Legolas, Thranduil, Oropher!
Such a random title - it's been a while since my previous entry.
I'm alive - so far - and I'm pretty sure i'm gonna die by the end of this month because of midterms Oh kill joy.
Anyways, guess what, I made my very first plz accounts!
They're part of my icon family (http://kittykatkanie.deviantart.com/journal/Noldorin-Icon-Family-Updated-10-5-218743173), but since they're not really related by blood (well, maybe they are but Tolkien never really specified it) to the actual family, I made plz accounts for them
Gondolin Lords + extra
:iconnfs-glorfindelplz: Glorfindel - Lord of the House of Golden Flower
:iconnfs-ecthelionplz: Ecthelion - Lord of the House of Fountain
:iconnfs-duilinplz: Duilin - Lord of the House of Swallow
:iconnfs-rogplz: Rog - Lord of the House of the Hammer of Wrath
:iconnfs-enerdhilplz: Enerdhil - Smith of Gondolin (I have him under The House of Heavenly
1000 points from Booboo [CLOSED]It's almost Booboo's bday and it's been a long time since she and I did a give away ♥1000 points from Booboo [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fav this journal so I know that you're in : )
I choose 10 winners with random.org (100 points each)
You don't have to watch me, but it's appreciated if you like my work or Booboo lol <3
I'll announce the winners August 29 @ this time ♥
The 10 winners of this give away are,
Thank you all for the Booboo happy birthday wishes!
Will do another give away again soon : )
Other give away
Pageview kiriban by FrancescaDelfino: http://francescadelfino.deviantart.com/journal/My-first-kiriban-396531236 ♥
Why we fall. - Edited with full postWhy we fall. - Edited with full post5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Art by Allison Smith.
"Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up."
One of my favorite lines from Batman Begins. However, there are moments where it's rather difficult to get back up, and sometimes we require that one special kick in the ass.
From each tumble, we learn a valuable lesson. A year or so ago, I had hit a personal wall that was proving too difficult to force through. Art, which is usually front and center, took a back sea--and while we've all had art blocks--that wasn't the only issue.
It began with my roommate of two years, whom had decided it was time to move else where. With such a sudden interruption, I had to find a new home and in less than 30 days.
Having also been through a bleak breakup months prior, and finding myself with no pending freelance work and
PapermaniaI have gone papercraft crazy!Papermania6 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have started to modify my own paperdolls - look at the gallery if you want to see the finished versions.
Templates are here:
Captain America - Cowlhttp://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/stsvecowl.jpg
Captain America - no cowl http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/steveKopie.jpg
Tony Stark - Tuxedohttp://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/tony-4.jpg
Pied Piper - Rogues War Outfit http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/piper.jpg
Trickster - 90s outfithttp://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/james2-1.jpg
leatherjacket for Trickster http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/james2leatherjacketbig.jpg
Trickster - Rogues Wars outfit http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/james-littlecape.jpg
Captain Boomerang I http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/digger-2.jpg
Captain Cold http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/len-2.jpg
Pied Piper (boots&cape) h
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
Skegga's Edda Chapter 18 - Troll TalesLoki had settled very happily into his new home at Stormbright Hall. He now had a generous run of rooms beside Sigyns, an easy walk from the larders and the ale cellar. He had also found an excellent lolling place on the roof of the stable-block where he could watch the industry of others. He was reclining there now with his lap filled with a platter of spice cakes.Skegga's Edda Chapter 18 - Troll Tales2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There was plenty happening below to pour honey sauce on the delights of idleness. Thor was readying his wain for a long journey in the Outlands. The hallfolk were running to and fro with supplies and equipment: hay for the goats, ale, cheeses and hams for the Os, spare set of bridles and traces, and bundles of cooking gear. Thor himself was lashing bronze cauldrons to the tail-board. "Meilli, there you are at last!' he cried, spotting his blood-brother in the crowd. 'Go and fetch your travelling clothes and we can leave.'
'But Thor, these are my travelling clothes
100 Premium Memberships, 63,600 points!I am looking to collect 63,600 points by 25 December 2012!100 Premium Memberships, 63,600 points!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am raising 63,600 points to give 100 3-month premium memberships on Christmas Day of 2012, to give a little something back to deviants who give a lot to the community. I cannot do this alone.
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GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!ROMANTICALLY APOCALYPTIC production is moving to a new warehouse/studio/office next week.GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this sexy warehouse I will be making the comic, filming experimental youtube shorts for RA TV Live action and conducting general madness!
IF YOU LIVE IN TORONTO AREA and would like to be our INTERN / MINION / ACTOR, send me a note!
Due to requests for MOAR video stream tutorials I will be documenting the process of making RA from start to finish in the new warehouse.
Also, I will be teaching on how to become a freelance illustrator, how to work as photographer, and how to become a successful full-time webcomic artist.
Plus there will be lots of various Digital Painting and Photography workshops.
WHAT SHOULD THIS DOCUMENTARY BE CALLED? submit name ideas below!
Next RA LIVESTREAM is now online:
Feel free to register and join on the funtimes.
Fan Art Friday: GargoylesFan Art Friday: Gargoyles4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Stone By Day, Warriors By Night
We are GARGOYLES
One thousand years ago…
Well more like 20 years ago Disney’s animated series Gargoyles hit the airwaves and captivated the hearts and minds of youngsters across the globe. Created by Greg Weismen, the show followed a clan of gargoyles lead by Goliath after they awaken in New York from a thousand-year-old spell-induced slumber. They meet and befriend NYPD detective Elisa Maza who helps them adapt to the new world th
Win 2*(1 year premium) + 1 Month +3 Month Premium(THIS CONTEST IS OVER AND WINNERS ARE ALREADY SELECTED , THANK YOU )Win 2*(1 year premium) + 1 Month +3 Month Premium7 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Today i am planning to buy 1 year membership, so i am planning to give it to someone since this offer is there https://www.deviantart.com/checkout/?mx=gift
There are no rules, I am so happy that many people cared a lot for me. there was a time in my life when i did my hobbies not to show to anybody but to
How to beat procrastination (part 2)Most of the excuses for not drawing is lacking of ideas. On part 1 of this journal I explained why I find it useful to keep a notebook with you, and to write down your ideas whenever possible.How to beat procrastination (part 2)8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This second part is about developing the habit of drawing. Hope you find it useful!
Create the habit of drawing
First thing to know about creating new habits is that it works kinda like inertia law:
"An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion."
Which means that the more you postpone your drawings the more you'll feel like delaying them. This procrastination abyss can be endless. For instance, I didn't draw anything in 2013 until the end of August when I bought my fi
THE LEGEND OF KORRA BOOK 3 CHANGE OFFICIAL TRAILEREPIC!! My jaws opened to see this trailer. It still thrills me to think I was lucky to be part of Korra crew at Nick and working with many amazing talented artists! I miss you all.THE LEGEND OF KORRA BOOK 3 CHANGE OFFICIAL TRAILER1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One fandom to rule them all ~ A HobbitCon reportAs you might have realized, I'm a big fan of LOTR - since about 13 years - and The Hobbit. This isn't much about art, but is really inspiring to me.One fandom to rule them all ~ A HobbitCon report2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I read, that there will be a convention in Bonn, Germany, from March 30th to April 1st 2013 with 9 of the main actors from The Hobbit as quests – Sylvester McCoy (Radagast), Dean O'Gorman (Fili), Graham McTavish (Dwalin), Mark Hadlow (Dori), Jed Brophy (Nori), Adam Brown (Ori), John Callen (Oin), Peter Hambleton (Gloin) and Stephen Hunter (Bombur) - I just needed to go there. I went with my sister and it was our first convention ever. So I'm going to tell you some of our highlights.
Of course we were really excited! There were so many people and I'm actually quite shy. It was the first time that I saw cosplayers in real life. Their costumes and weapons were amazing!
As we got our tickets the first unexpected thing happened: Graham McTavish and Dean O'Gorman
The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?8 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.
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Please read it before you ask here, most of questions are answered but some people still asking without reading them first. If you don't want to read whole thing, you can use ctrl+F to find the keyword you want to know. Many thanks for understanding [Happy cry (Tears of joy)]
[Bullet; White]I usually get notes/comments to ask about drawing and of course I always happy to share my experiences with you cause I want all of us becomes better ^^ but sometimes, same answers may take a bit time therefore I will answers and post all questions of you her