Celebrating Deviousness August 2012Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness August 20122 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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Summary of Art
Little Felicia 2012
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
JUNE CONTEST RESULTS!RESULTS!JUNE CONTEST RESULTS!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, after about six solid straight hours of reading and deliberating your entries, I've finally come to a (very strangled) conclusion. As I was watching the entries come though last month I already realised this would be an extremely difficult one to pick, as many of you are fantastic well-rounded writers in your own right. I never expected the quality of so many of these stories to be so good, so give yourself a pat on the back for making my life as a contest judge horribly difficult.
In the end I came to three standouts, who on the whole each did a marvelous job. I couldn't possibly demote any to third place (which has no prize) and so, at equal second, are...
:iconjackgunski: The Travelling Bathroom by jackgunski
Awarded because yours was the only piece to make me giggle. Well, not just that; it was wonderfully abstract, and written in an incredibly engaging manner.
:iconluckyslugger: Death of a Cutter by LuckySlugger
For an insightf
Weekly Round-up!Sins and curses are the theme this week, with a nod to epic poetry, original legends, and folklore. But even if you're not familiar with the inspiration, all of these features are well worth reading on their own merits.Weekly Round-up!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This Week's Features!
Inferno Canto XXX.V by LuckySlugger
Inferno rewritten using the Terza Rima scheme. A fitting tribute to Dante Alighieri.
Well written and true to the original, this adaptation of Inferno is a feat of skill and dedication. Clocking in at 1150 words, this is a worthwhile for anyone interested in structured poetry.
Lunatic by MetalMagpie
Charlotte is currently the most interesting case in Bethlem Royal Hospital, but her doctor is about to regret picking out her file.
With a great voice and steady pace, it's easy to get wrapped in Charlotte's perspective in this short story. This is a ref
Worldbuilding: On Magic And Technology.Thought I'd share this here, since it's generic to Fantasy Literature, and might stir up thought/and or discussion. Feel free to express your own opinions on this!Worldbuilding: On Magic And Technology.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
One of the reasons I love to write Steampunk and Urban Fantasy is I don't have to make excuses for why there is both gunpowder and magic in my world.
Or better said, I don't have to argue why I shouldn't have to make an argument for having both magic and gunpowder in a fantasy. To me, one of the most annoying tropes in fantasy is the assertion that magic removes tech. First of all, it's applied with horrific inconsistency. There can be High Renaissance fashion, castles, rapiers, full plate armor, caravels, and even primitive steam engines. In other words, all the trappings of the late 1600s. But, JRR Tolkien forbid you ever, ever include anything that looks like even a primitive firearm. Somehow, the inclusion of a musket ruins fantasy.
I once read Raymond Feist's defe
Admin Favourites!We couldn't decide who would take charge of this favourites feature, so Sleyf and BrokenTales are both presenting their favourite deviation from July's Weekly Round-ups. And like champions of cosmic balance, they've managed to pick one poetry and one prose piece between them.Admin Favourites!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Inferno: Canto XXX.V by LuckySlugger
I enjoyed the original Divine Comedy (even if it was startling) and to find a writer like LuckySlugger, who took up the challenge of creating his own encounter and then twisting it subtly to modernise it, is something I really appreciated and applaud. I love it when writers seize the initiative to take something that is well known and try to put their own spin on it while maintaining the integrity of the original. I like it even more when they succeed.
The feel and language of the piece fit the classic poem seamlessly, and the effort that LuckySlugger put into following the form
production and painting approach to digitapaintingthe production approach vs the painting approach when it comes to digital painting.production and painting approach to digitapainting3 months ago in Personal More Like This
i would like to dedicate this post to emphasize the importance of both these areas. In my opinion an artists should be very clear about practicing and dedicating time to both approaches. But most importantly to keep two different approaches separate. When your in production you do things what ever makes the shot work.When your at home you practice your painting skills to improve as a painter.
So here is how i see these 2 approaches.
1. time, fast paced work for fast moving production
2. realism is achieved easily because you use the element straight away
3.its easier to convey specifics and "WOW" people with a digital image that has a high factor of realism. The viewer sees more detail in context.
1.the skill is not in the painting its about integrating elements and balancing.So it has a lower artistic painters integrity.
2.you bypass practice of certain artistic r
Confessions of a King Literature ContestOur prose and poetry contest is now underway! The theme was picked by our members and you can win hundreds of dA Points, art, literature, and features! There are just under two weeks left to enter.Confessions of a King Literature Contest6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Confessions of a King
Poetry or prose
There is no minimum length requirement for prose or poetry, but prose submissions should not exceed 7,000 words.
Deadline [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red]
[Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple] Prizes [Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple]
250 Points [Points]
50 Points [Points] from Peter-The-Knotter
10 Points [Points] from NicolaiGrey
Short story commission and feature from Gingersanps
Poem request from wei-en
One to two chapter literature request from Darkspruceforest
Poem or short story from religiouscornrose237
Critique from OHiNeedTea
Weekly Feature 2 This is my second Feature. Hope you like it.Weekly Feature 22 months ago in Personal More Like This
Horn nest by kidy-kat
Mysterious woman by saritaangel07
A Storyteller by NoorL3yoon
Where We Once Lived by neverdying
Gaia Part2 by nova63
Melody by Amixl-Fine-Arts
Time Keeper by brietolga
Poppet's Dream by FictionChickCan you imagine? by anakurpek
Signs Of Life by MoodyBlue
Imagination Is Limited.Have a look at this.Imagination Is Limited.6 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not so good, actually. Can you believe that it took the artist TEN years of constant drawing practice until she was able to draw this?
I believe it, because I'm the one who drew it. I was eleven years old, and had been drawing all my life because it was fun. Because it was an improvement compared to what I drew at age seven, I used to believe that improvement would magically come by itself if one just kept drawing from their imagination, and doing nothing else. New forms and understandings of anatomy would coincidentally happen to come, little by little. Hadn't it been like that for all those years? From my drawings I could see that I didn't know how to draw an arm correctly, but I believed that if I would draw the arm over and over again from my imagination, the arm would suddenly look better at some point because I had invented a new way to draw it.
Needless to say that improvement is painfully slow when you draw from your imagination exclusively. I met an a
A little thank you.A little thank you.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Oh gosh, Thank you for all the lovely messages this month! its a little overwhelming.
You sure know how to make a girl feel good. Much love right back at you.
I'll write a better journal shortly with a detailed life update, so much has happened this year.
Also can someone computer code literate help me out and tell me how to add a scroll box within a journal?
I'll leave you with a bird
Art Feature 2014“Creativity takes courage.”Art Feature 20142 months ago in Art Features More Like This
SOME OF MY LATEST WORKS
“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.”
“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”
“Great art picks up where nature ends.”
“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.”
“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”
“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”
madnessapparently einstein defines madness as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.madness7 months ago in Personal More Like This
i call that practice....
so in short , if you wanna get good...
you gotta go a little bit crazy XD
(i cant believe that this has to be said but... this is a fun little joke from the same guy that brought you the sheer brilliance of dildo baggins, don't take me too seriously, god knows i don't XD)
ProjectPorkchop Vol287ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol2873 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Suggested by tatasz
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.5Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.51 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Part 2, Sell That Damn Book, Danny: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-2-354730628
Part 3, I Was Not Ready For This: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-3-354860965
Part 4, Objective: Character and Story Building: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-4-354965190
The first thing I had to do was create a sample. What would the pages look like? What is a Killbook?
In the story, before Gabriel breaks out of Level-9, he is introduced to an "Agent-O, a character that gives Gabriel the documents needed to begin this revenge quest. Inside of the documents are bios and information on all of the characters Gabriel will meet/team-up with/or kill.
Well, I didn't just want to show boring documents, I wanted to add life
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.3Part 1:http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.31 year ago in Personal More Like This
I Was Not Ready For This
What did I just sign myself up for?
I had never made, drawn, written, or created a book in my life, so this was all pretty foreign to me. I had told Heavy Metal publishing I'd do it on my own dime. Reason was, this was my project.
Not that I can't cooperate or collaborate, but this time I wanted to create what I saw in my head, and not have a voice behind me telling me what to do and what not to do. Kevin Eastman, head of HM Pub, was incredibly generous in this decision and told me to lead the way, and I tried my damnest.
So I started with the obvious fundamentals. What is the story of LMS?
Now, as a whole, LMS's simple logline is incredibly simple. A man who gets framed for a crime he didn't commit, breaks out of prison and goes after those
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.1Intellectual property (IP) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and design.The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.11 year ago in Personal More Like This
THE NEXT THREE YEARS OF MY LIFE
I had received a job offer at Microsoft. I guess this could have been one of my first 'big time' jobs, so I was a little ecstatic. It felt like a slow build to get to this point, after numerous indie games and under the table freelance jobs, but finally it had come.
I was working with my now best friend and business partner, Stephan, a suave German who I had met only a year or so prior. He had brought me into the fray, working with several other individuals who will, well, simply be known as individuals for privacy sake.
But yes, finally, I could put a professional company I
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- guiding you as an artist and improving your artistic skills
So having said that... let's get started!
I have been drawing for a long time. Since I was little I would draw all the time on anything I could find. That passion for drawing and art has always stayed with me. But the problem is talent or potential will only get you so far. If you really want to become a great artist you will have to put in many hours of work. And you would preferably have someone there to guide you. Even now I am learning about basic skills I wish I had learned years ago. That is the problem of being self taught... you have to figure everything out yourself. Of course there are benefits to that too. Self taught artists are generally very motivated and passionate people. I have only come to the point where I am now just because I am passionate and slightly obsessed with drawing. But I want to know more, learn more and improve more. So that is why I am setting up this little drawi
Liam Sharp 3.0 - True Talent Never RestsWatch depthRADIUSLiam Sharp 3.0 - True Talent Never Rests7 months 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
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedWhat 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.The World's Major Cities... Destroyed5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
The Artist Behind The Lexus IS DesignThe Artist Behind The Lexus IS Design2 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Robert Evans (PSAS), a longtime member of the deviantART community, has succeeded in making a radical artistic statement about turning artists' visions into actual realities.
Robert's pathway to actualization of his vision was facilitated by forward-thinking executives at Lexus who reached out to the creative cutting edge, to deviantART artists, for new revolutionary design ideas for the production of their 2014 Lexus IS. The Lexus IS Design Contest was born and dA's Robert Evans has come away with the prize: experiencing having his personal artistic conceptualization of how an automobile should look and roll become a real world reality. As Grand Prize Winner, the new Lexus built to Robert's design was debuted at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas before 60,000 US and international buyers and then featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show before 12,000 industry decision-makers and 4,000 media correspondents from 50 countries.
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA11 months ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
Treasures________________________________________________________Treasures3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Please, this journal for the featured artists to get more exposure.
One lucky person who favorites this journal will get 100
*the winner is Jadeit3
Thank you all for the support on my previous journal
It means a lot to read it.
And now, little treasures to make you smile (:
My son watching tv :) by Szpitalniak
eyes by MartaSyrko
Newborn by JeanFan
May's Giveaway [closed]It's the beginning of the month, which means a new giveaway! This is one of my biggest yet so you don't want to miss it. All you need to do to enter is add this journal to your favourites!May's Giveaway [closed]10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1st - One Year Premium Membership
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If you are watching me, you are entered into a separate drawing for 1000 points!
Today's quick-draw prize is 100 points to the first 5 comments, and 20 points to the next 10 comments after that.
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