Initial Release of the Motion Book ToolIn April of last year, we announced a partnership between deviantART and Madefire, bringing Madefire's signature Motion Books to deviantART and introducing a new form of storytelling to the world's largest art community.Initial Release of the Motion Book Tool2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We also announced that Madefire's professional-grade Motion Book Tool would be brought to deviantART—giving deviants the opportunity to turn imagination into a visual, auditory, and literary masterpiece, and showcase their art alongside some of the industry’s greatest creators.
After months of development and testing, we are excited to announce that the gradual release of the Motion Book Tool has begun, and you're (very likely) among the first to gain access. Having access to the Tool means you can create dynamic Motion Books just like the pros, and publish them directly from your deviantART account!
To check if
Prejudice in the 21st CenturyWe're all familiar with, and have been raised to detect, the kind of racism/prejudice which is dangerous and has no place in a modernized society: hostile prejudice. Basically "go back to your own country, you slant-eyed gook", "let's hang that faggot up on that tree", "sorry, but you're a nigger and we're not going to let you live in our neighborhood", etc. This kind of prejudice has infected all the major societies of the world, and has---in one way or another---bitten them in their ass. American history alone is rife with examples of all the harm that hostile prejudice has done. However, the prevalence of hostile prejudice helped stir powerful people to try to fix it once and for all; practically all major revolutions and movements over the last 200-something years---between the American Revolution and the Russian Revolution, between folk like Gandhi and Malcolm X---have been about trying to end hostile prejudice against certain groups of people for good. (Of course, wPrejudice in the 21st Century4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Why I Hate ''Putting Your Hoof Down''Hey, I'm revisiting this episode. Why? Well, I guess there's no point in hiding it, I watched Digi's video. He doesn't know where the haters are coming from. And rewatching my review on it, I thought that I'd add a few insights with clarity. Now do I still think that my review is good? Um... I think that it was too abrasive. It's not that I don't hate the episode as much as I let on, because I do. But, I've gotten new insights into the writing process behind the episode. And keep in mind that I found out the writing process not only after I made my review, but after I'd made my screw-ups video. Around the time that Charlotte Fullerton was writing this episode, her husband died. And so she passed it on Merriweather Willaims. So, it's understandable that this episode is disjointed and mean. It would actually be harder to understand if it was good, but it's not a good episode. That being said, I still hate this episode. And there are only three episodes of FiM that I legitimately hate.Why I Hate ''Putting Your Hoof Down''2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank youDear all,Thank you2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you hugely for your patience. We are acutely aware of the passing of time - So much has happened! - and we need you to know we've not forgotten about you or gone anywhere. It IS all still happened, only it's going to be bigger and better than we had ever hoped, and the scale of things has slowed us down.
We appreciate the enthusiasm you have shared with us - we're pretty over-whelmed by it actually. There's so much interest in using the tools that we had to doubly prepare ourselves and make sure the tool is best-in-show. We've added a whole bunch of new functionality based on feedback, and are gearing up to meet the huge demand. It's going to be amazing I think!
Again - we're incredibly excited to see what deviants will do with it, and fully expect to have our minds blown. Very excited!
Have a wonderful festive season all!
One Bad Apple's Bullying PortrayalAlright, this seems to be one of the essays that you guys wanted to see most, along with the Dragon Quest one. So, why not make it essays on all of the MLP episodes that I don't like, specifically regarding to why I don't like them. And yes, Why I Hate Putting Your Hoof Down will count towards this. I'm going to say this right now. If it wasn't for the song Babs Seed, One Bad Apple would be an animated atrocity. That and the fact that every single bullying episode goes through this route. It's the standard, and that really really bothers me. The standard is bad. The standard is wrong. I don't know how else to put it. I wasn't judging this episode towards "the standard" I was judging it towards a quality standard.One Bad Apple's Bullying Portrayal1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I may have pressed it a little harder because a lot of my hatred towards the episode results around this episode type in general. And yes, I guess I should go through my own experience with bullying. Yes, this episode is insulting tow
The truth about art+ New MangaToday, I learned a serious truth about the artistic struggle:The truth about art+ New Manga2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone wants to be good, but how good?
The answer is:
We interrupt this broadcast for an impotant announcement:
TaiyokoChan and here friend are making a new manga! Check it out!
-- Now return to our feature presentation
The answer is:
Just be as good as you need to be.
I know it's a dumb answer, but let me explain.
One of my favorite senpais, Slugbox doesn't do any realistic digital painting, but he's amazing at animeish works. When asked why, they always say "it's what i'm good at".
I once thought they were just lazy and didn't want to improve, but then I realized something:
They're right. Sure, improving is great and all up to a point- but when you find something you reeeeally like to do, then trying to do other things might be a waste of tim
Variation 4Variation 4Variation 48 years ago in Personal More Like This
37. What if...
40. O RLY???
44. Sound Effect
51. Soap Opera
66. Fly Me to the Moon
71. KAWAII DESU
74. Video Game
78. Working Hard
79. Hardly Working
2014 Contest: $1000+ in Points, Art, and More!1/1/15 Update: The contest has ended, results will be posted shortly.2014 Contest: $1000+ in Points, Art, and More!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Intro: Read it or Leave it
Happy New Year, everyone! 2013 has truly been one of the greatest of my life, and it wouldn't nearly have been as fantastic without you all. Whether you're a long time friend, a new watcher, or simply a passerby, I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart. You all mean more to me than I can express in words.
New Year's seems like a perfect holiday to celebrate with you all, because really, all the other holidays only celebrate a fraction of my love and gratitude for your company and support. And what better way to celebrate than to hold my first contest? I have literally been planning this since July, and I am so incredibly excited to finally launch it!
General Rules and Pointers
As you can tell, this is something of an intricate mega-contest. Fear not, I will guide you all through!
This contest runs from January 1st, 2014 to January 1st, 2015!
Why You Should Still Be Experimenting As we began our trek into the world of art most of us spent a decent amount of time experimenting to find our niche.Why You Should Still Be Experimenting1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
But for many artists, once they find their place and style they often stop listening for any other callings.
What Exactly do You Mean by "Experiment".
Trying new things - of course we should experiment and text our tools, that's one of the first steps to becoming an artist in learning what you're working with and how to use your resources and tools to produce the best outcome for your art. What this article is about however is going outside your style and technique.
Why Should You Experiment?
Experimenting is a crucial part of learning. It's also a giant piece of expanding, improving and adding to what you already have. Imagine if the first thing you created was all you ever did. I'd be taking photo after photo of the sunrise: two problems with that are I'm not a mining person
Thinking in 3DA number of my watchers asked me to turn this journal into a news article:Thinking in 3D7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What I'd like to talk about is a trick that has helped me to become better at 2D art. I'm sure many of you have heard that it's always better to draw from real life and from a model, and that tracing doesn't help you learn, but I don't know if anyone's ever explained why. I don't think anyone has ever told me. So I'm going to discuss how to make the best of different reference resources in order to get more out of drawing practice by thinking of your figure(s) in three dimensions.
When we make a drawing, painting, or any kind of 2D artwork, we're breaking down a 3D image onto a 2D plane. Even cartoons are representing a 3D object; it's just been taken further from a realistic painting to its barest structure.
This is an important thing to keep in mind while practicing drawing because it becomes a habit, especially for those people who like to dr
10 Tips to Improve your Digital ArtA while ago I posted some tips on how to improve your art. While that article was rather general, this one is an addition to it, focusing on digital drawing and painting – so make sure to read both.10 Tips to Improve your Digital Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It's made for beginners, so it's just really basic stuff. I hope it's helpful!
1. Get a tablet
Of course there are artists who create beautiful pictures with a mouse, but trust me, drawing with a graphics tablet is more natural and a lot easier once you're used to it.
Tablets have one big advantage over mouses: Pen pressure. Depending on how hard you press the line gets thicker and darker or thinner and lighter, similar to a real pen on real paper. I'd recommend getting a small, cheap Wacom tablet to start out.
Also make sure your tablet always has the newest drivers installed! You can download them on the Wacom website.
More information about tablets
The Ten Commandments of the Elsanna NationOur laws and customs, as written down by Queen Elsa, LeDemonDeRazgriz, the BANHAMMAH herself, and noblesamurai. Failure to comply with these laws might result in Princess Anna punching thee off the ship or ejection to low planetary orbit.The Ten Commandments of the Elsanna Nation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I. Thou shalt post stuff relevant to Elsanna.
II. If thou hateth our ship, then thou shalt not enter our ship.
III. Thou must respect other ships. Tis the Golden Rule we all follow.
IV. This ship mainly focuses on romantic Elsa/Anna, but thou can posteth non-romantic Elsa/Anna.
V. Beware the BANHAMMAH. The hammer shall never strike a friend nor fellow shipper, lest thou hast offendeth the ship or the Holy One(s).
VI. Be not afraid to contribute thine Elsanna art or fanfics to our gallery!
VII. Thou shalt refrain from quarreling amongst thyselves. Remember my fellow shippers, a house divided against itself cannot stand. Thus, a ship divided against itself cannot float.
VIII. Absolutely no Jelsa, no Kristanna, no Hanna, and no Helsa art/fanfics in
I've often wondered...What is the point of art theft?I've often wondered...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Honestly, do the people who do it actually thing they won't get caught, despite the fact other people who've done it before them have been caught?
I'm not talking about trolls who do it purposely to get caught, but rather the people who take other artist's images and just mess with them a tad, or gray-scale them, or even adjust colours and then repost them staking claim like 'I drew this!'.
I guess to someone who doesn't do it it's hard to fathom the appeal in doing it, but still, when I was a kid I knew stealing was wrong and I knew if I did it and got caught there'd be consequences. Consequences I didn't want to deal with :I
Understandably this is a new generation and perhaps it's more rampant online because of anonymity, no true consequences for your actions. It's not like you can sue someone for taking your artwork (and no, you can't unless you bought a copyright) so all they get is like a slap on the wrist.
I just don't
Gotta Feature 'em All! #6 CharizardThe sixth of a double weekly feature series of all Pokemon - this time Charizard.Gotta Feature 'em All! #6 Charizard3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm going to submit a feature every Tuesday & Friday of a different
Pokemon in numerical order, starting with Bulbasaur and ending with Genesect.
If you have a piece of your own or of someone else's that
you like, please do note me so I can add it when I get to that Pokemon!
:thumb333180268: Charizard by dburch01 Raging Charizard by sirjoepanzer Charizard!! by yu-kat ATC Charizard by CritterKat
everybody loves a charizard by Elsdrake After Burner - Oversized Charizard by haha-tommy Chibi Charizard by Sandstormer Martin's Charizard by Eksploud 006 Charizard by AbelPhee
:thumb335322757: Charizard from Pokemon by ZeroKing2015 Charizard by dancingdingos 006 by Fawnish Shiny Charizard Final by Eyricat
Thanks for looking, see you next time!
Gotta Feature 'em all! - #1 BulbasaurThe first of a double weekly feature series of all Pokemon - this time Bulbasaur.Gotta Feature 'em all! - #1 Bulbasaur3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm going to submit a feature every Tuesday & Friday of a different Pokemon in numerical order, starting with Bulbasaur and ending with Genesect. If you have a piece of your own or of someone else's that you like, please do note me so I can add it when I get to that Pokemon!
001 bulbasaur by pinkbunnii pixel bulbasaur by pinkbunnii
001 - Bulbasaur by Taddle :thumb327852783: :thumb328057891: Bulba by Valraevn
Bouncing around by Dino5tee Bulbasaur by Fayren Pokederp - 001 Bulbasaur by huskyapocalypse :thumb328945729:
Thanks for looking and see you next week!
PS. I looked around a lot before I made this, if someone else has already done a feature like this under the same name please let me know so I can change the title, thanks!
Hey Everyone!It hasn't been as long as i thought it would be, but i did start drawing again.With the help of my art teacher,i went back to basics and found that all i needed was a little push in the right direction. I am an assistant advanced level art teacher at the moment, and seeing the works of other students is really inspiring me and helping me find what it is that i like drawing.Hey Everyone!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you may have noticed i changed my name slightly, i thought it would be appropriate seeing as i am treading down a new path. Scáthach(The shadowy one) was a legendary Celtic female Warrior, who was said to have trained men in the art of war and martial arts and known as the Goddess of Battle.I was fascinated by her story, and very inspired .
I am still struggling with confidence, i feel as though i need to improve so much more,therefore i am asking you all to help me.Tell me if you think i can do something to improve the pictures,all comments are welcome.
Also, i apologize for not faving a
Wowwwww an awardBeen out for a couple of days, and by out i mean offline, then i noticed a lot of movement going on, people saying congrats. Then i clicked on a link where some peoplehad mention me, then i saw the article, made me really happyTears of joy), specially on the comments of what people think about me.Wowwwww an award1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for kind words to:
This feels like a gift, be cause my birthday is almost days nearby, it feels like fresh air to continue trying to push myself to improve more and give you better quality, thank you for been all the way in my journey for the past 12 years. There always had been people that have given me the right advice at right moment that cleared my doubts, thats why i love this comunity. aklways trying to share what cool things i had found that can help you improve the same way as i do, i can only give advices in a subjective way, thing
'Love'ly feature!! Here is the Valentines feature.'Love'ly feature!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ENJOY and spread the love. 30 pics feature all commented on or b4 val day.
Sorry for those who just missed out. Maybe next time. xx
Doctor Who - Happy Valentines by cute-lootHappy Valentines Day 2014! by MaryBellamy Love by HarleyQuinn2012 To You, With Love by Mahersal Valentine's Pun - Owl - 2014 by FritziFaust Valentine's day! by AxKato Happy Valentine's Day by betlysquirrely Valentines Day Raffle:Prize by Getanimated
Happy V Day 2014 by lufidelis Scarlett's Red Roses by Makini90St Valentine by Musamuse Valentine Love for All by xelathegreatRed Valentine by thraxbaby Love Letter Lane by hello-mango Pongo and Predita by Beastwithaddittude
Commissions Clos. 10 slots Filled . See JournalThanks for the first batch! I will reopen once this batch is complete.Commissions Clos. 10 slots Filled . See Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a while, hasn't it? Anyway, here we go.
Commissions Are Online.
All commission types are open.
Now alot of you are going to be asking me, "why now?" There are a few reasons to it.
One, my current computer is a macbook air, with, at most, 4 GB i can devote to rendering and what not. The computer is very mobile and good in that regard, but it is by no means a decent work station. I have issues running the baseline programs I used to, and I cannot increase my output ability with this current system. I am budgeting for a new workstation that is more permanent (desktop, better monitors for color control, etc). I am moving out into an apartment soon, so I currently am using what I have for that.
Secondly, this is a test run to increase productivity levels since school is not in the cards this semes
Constitution/Declaration of the Elsanna NationI meant to post this at 200 members but whatever. It's here anyway.Constitution/Declaration of the Elsanna Nation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all shippers are created equal, that they are endowed by Elsa and Anna with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Frick Frack.
We the People of the Elsanna Nation, in Order to form a more perfect Ship, establish Frick Frack, insure domestic Tranquility for our OTP, provide for the common defence against haters, promote the general Welfare for all shippers, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Ship, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Elsanna Nation.
And for the support of this Constitution/Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Signed by: Our Fair Queen Elsa, LeDemonDeRazgriz, The BANHAMMAH (in absentia), and noblesamurai
dA Etiquette! SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE!For personal reasons, I'll be touching up on certain topics including -but not limited to- M-rated arts and Art Theft.dA Etiquette! SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, whether you're new to dA or you've been around a few years, WELCOME TO MY PERSONAL CLASS OF ETIQUETTE.
Now, please, Lovers browse on and Haters be Gone.
That is Lesson Number One.
For Literature and Art alike (that is not to say that writing is not a form of art in itself) please keep the Mature Filter ON if you are young, under age, easily offended, or ignorant to what art is.
If you see or read something you don't like, move on. No one made you check it out. There is no need to discredit someone's hard work simply because you do not approve.
Your work is not protected if it violates dA's TOS.
Since there are so many rules, please familiarize yourself with them.
With proper Tags and Filters, nudity IS ACCEPTABLE.
HOWEVER, DO NOT ABUSE THIS FACT.
Random and unabashed showing of breasts, buttocks, other unmentionables is NOT A
Gotta Feature 'em all! - #2 IvysaurThe second of a double weekly feature series of all Pokemon - this time Ivysaur.Gotta Feature 'em all! - #2 Ivysaur3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm going to submit a feature every Tuesday & Friday of a different
Pokemon in numerical order, starting with Bulbasaur and ending with
Genesect. If you have a piece of your own or of someone else's that you
like, please do note me so I can add it when I get to that Pokemon!
Pkmn 002 Ivysaur by Senzune ivysaur papercraft by rafex17
Ivysaur by ForrestImel Ivysaur by ikarichan Ivysaur-Pixelart by Tinuvion Bulbasaur Scratch by Tropiking
pokemon 002 by Mahonaa 002: Ivysaur by Mabelma :thumb322890532: Ivysaur by X-Alex
Thanks for looking and see you next week!
#1 - Bulbasaur
UDON presents : CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE!UDON presents : CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Click the pic for the details!!
I know it's a short time (end of THIS MONTH!), but I also know yous all can knock something wicked out the park!!
Oh and HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!
Titties? DENIED!I honestly can't remember the first pair of boobs I ever saw. They were probably in an Arnie film, or some other 80s action flick, as every such movie back then had at least one moment when a random, busty extra got them out for a second or two (track down the one from Commando. It's f**king hilarious).Titties? DENIED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First porn mag was one I found by accident.
First soft-core flick was stumbled upon by channel surfing late at night when no one else was around.
You really had to work for your porn in the days before the internet, so it's no surprise that people of 2013 get a little twitchy when the government announce plans to restrict access to it.
I agree that kids shouldn't see certain content, but I disagree that them doing so causes the "corruption/corrosion" some folk claim. That stems from kids not being told about what they're seeing, and has less to do with the media they're exposed to and more to do with sh*t parenting.
You don't want your kid se