I had a dream today:I was walking by the sea with a balloon tied to my hand, it was floating high above my head. After a while I got hungry so I went to a restaurant, the ballon was over me the whole time, while I ate. At another table there was a family with children. The kids had these toy guns that shot small plastic balls and they popped my ballon with them. I got up and was about to go to their table when a waiter ran up to me, but I told him that I would pay for my food and the families. Then I went back to my table. But in the end it was the family with the kids who paid for my dinner, so I could go back and buy another ballon.
So what did we learn from this story?
a) don't kill balloons
b) go to the sea if you want a free meal
c) somehing else! (write it in the comments)
Open letter to people wanting artists to work freeDear person asking me to work for free,Open letter to people wanting artists to work free1 year ago in Personal More Like This
About your offer for me to provide my art for you project, where you offer me the wonders of having something 'cool and new' to work on, something I can add to my portfolio, gaining exposure, tell your friends about me, and gaining experience, in place of any actual form of payment. I think I speak for all us artists when I say thank you. Yes, thank you. Why am I thanking you, you ask? Simple. Allow me to explain.
Your offer to work on something 'cool and new'? Wow, how great is this? As you can imagine, as an artist who has studies dozens, if not hundreds of amazing things ranging from books, to shows, to movies, to games, I have never had a single idea of my own. I have sat in a creative vacuum hoping for the day to come where someone would step in and give me an idea of SOMETHING to draw.
Your offer to add your project to my portfolio? Aww, thank you for giving me the right I already have as the actual copyright holder for the art I create tha
This is you. (part 1)You are but a click away to see these works of amazing artists. Please, don't be shy. Check them out.This is you. (part 1)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There's a lot to see. I am picky at what i show and i can't show everything. But they draw,they paint, they do the digital works. . They let their imagination out. And you should see on what they have to offer to us all.
two eyes by Hevflynia
What if you have no money to pay an artist?As most of you know I have posted a lot of things about the need for artists to be paid for their work, and I do stand by that with 100% belief.What if you have no money to pay an artist?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But I have had and seen a few comments made by people asking how they are to get their ideas made if they have no money to pay the artist. Well, there is no one perfect answer. But I will try to cover some ways that it could be done.
1: Know your artist. Really. NOTHING is worse than some random person coming out of nowhere wanting you to do art for free. And don't JUST make friends with an artist expecting something. We can usually tell if you really want to be a friend or if you are in it for something. Just talk to them. Treat them as a real person. Show them respect and interact with them. Most every artist is on social media, follow them. Look for similar interests you share and talk to them. If over time you become friends there is a decent chance they may be willing to help with your project. But know, most of the time pay work is going
.tonight across the street i saw.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
the devil sneak into god's garden;
he took trowel in hand, planted seeds
in the earth, grinned real wide and
shut the white gate behind him
(gonna come up smelling of roses)
How to make a campaignHello everyone,How to make a campaign1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a while. How's it going? I am here today to talk about a very important topic that is very rarely discussed and even less often explained. How to create a campaign. Obviously this isn't the perfect guide to designing anything ever (who do you think I am, mindflenzing or General-EbonRose?), but I hope to cover a good chunk of what can be covered.
Part 1: Find a system you are comfortable with.
This one shouldn't need a lot of explaining. As a DM, you need to be super familiar with all of the rules and nuances of the system. In DND, we have a rules compendium, so you can "cheat" a bit, but you still need to know the ins and outs of the system. As the DM, the players will be looking to you for rules questions and judgment calls. If you are as new to the system as your players, that can be ok too, as long as you are comfortable with the rules and know your way around the book where the rules are located.
Part 2: Worldbuilding, go
My inspirations~ *updated*GoldenwolfMy inspirations~ *updated*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And many others...~
Who are your inspirations ? I just want to know ^^
The inspirationAh, inspiration.... elusive creature, but so important to the artist....!The inspiration10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration can be found anywhere: in a simple conversation with your friends, in your favorite book or film, in a day at the beach, in a walk in the park or in anything that catches your eye.
You have run out of ideas? The muses have abandoned you? Here are a few tips for when you aren’t inspired c:
Move your feet. The visual stimulation of walking down the street or the park activates mind.
Visit a museum or art gallery. Discover a new artist, whether classical or contemporary, can give you a new way of seeing the world.
The books, the films and the TV can give you ideas and help you to relate concepts. Watch TV without audio or rent a foreign movie without subtitles.
Look at old photo albums or scrapbooks. Memories and interesting ideas will arise, and you will combine them.Look at the kids drawing, painting and coloring. Spontaneity and joy are contagious.
Change artistic medium. Cla
Most Popular CharactersThe Most Popular Characters at DeviantARTMost Popular Characters1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Have you ever wondered who the most popular characters are at DeviantART?
I liked danlev's recent post on Trending deviantART Search Terms in October. It got me thinking about popular characters on DeviantART in terms of deviation count. I'm going to need some help with this research project.
Help Wanted, Reward Offered
Search for a character and submit the number of deviations found. You can post a screenshot or just put the number in a comment. Find a Top-10 character and get 100 points. Find a Top-50 character and get 10 points. Each person that faves this journal will get 1 point. If multiple people submit the same character, the first person gets the points.
Top 50 Popular Characters DeviantART
This list will be changing frequently. Edi
MEMORIES-MY SANTA CLAUS WILL NEVER BE GONEMy Santa Claus Will Never Be GoneMEMORIES-MY SANTA CLAUS WILL NEVER BE GONE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sitting at the computer, words hide in my heart.
Daddy left us when my years were still too short.
They called him Santa Claus; the heart of gold.
Sometimes I wonder why he was taken so soon,
Then like on the TV I turn to see him smile,
knowing he instilled his heart in me,
suddenly I’m inspired.
I don’t remember, but they say it’s true,
He was dressed as Santa when I was two.
Sat on his lap and looked at his eyes,
I said, “Hi Daddy”, what a surprise.
He let out a chuckle, the others did laugh,
Cause he’ll always be MY Santa,
You never need ask.
Susan Johnston Owen
OF COURSE I JUMPED DOWN/ YES, I WAS A BLONDE
ME-THE BABY OF THE FAMILY
MAMA- MY ROCK
There’s not a daughter alive who doesn’t argue with her mom,
I must say there was no difference in our home.
But I remember Mama in a way that’s in my heart,
she kept us together and loved Daddy from the
.there is.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
how you can make
all the animals
with one wave of
make them open
their throats and
and i think i will
find you sticking pins
through the webbing
of a bat's wing,
cross legged in
the garden with
the snake around
that's how i'd like
(the world will shift, a heart will break away from it's chest, tectonic)
.i notice.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
you bite the skin of
your lip, too
when you're nervous
or have nothing to
writing is starting
to feel a bit
like a disease -
just like your brother
you know you're
exactly the same
as him -
one that all the
words in the world
won't ever cure -
i'll just have to
get to know you
that way, i guess
no don't walk
i want the fox
to hunt the hound,
the badger to cull
(let's take a walk down memory lane, let's see if i can finally ditch you)
.think i'm mad.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
as a hatter,
i want to sit and
drink tea with the dead
for a while
on a sunday afternoon?
just cos i like to
trace the patterns in
the woodwork on
the table with my fingers
when we're talking,
something has been
and it's us,
with words so well
used that they're now
we can't even tell what
they mean anymore
(still cramming them into the distance though)
.dandelion seeds in.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
and they're saying,
you know you could do
this too -
you need to get out
if you're going to
don't go blowing
your head off though -
(tear yourself away from there, go get set somewhere else just like we do)
.you still got.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
a heart that beats in halves?
a mouth like a bear trap,
don't kiss me -
that anchor tattoo
on your foot, it still holding you
down to the earth?
that skull on your chest,
you still dead in there?
i told you i wouldn't
but i kept my eyes fixed
on the exit,
and if i'm being honest
i spoke in the tongue of my own,
i was out of that door like a shot
what a buzz -
a hive full of angry words,
queen of the nest
full of hate but the honey is
sweet when you smoke them
all out of the way,
get them drunk get them
leaving my mouth
(hope it stings)
The Never Before Campaign for PalestineThe Never Before Campaign for Palestine3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Justice in Palestine
Gave us permission to publish and support their work on deviantART
We open two Gallery to support the Campaign on Support-Gaza-Aqsa
The Never Before Campaign for Palestine - Featured Gallery
The Never Before Campaign for Palestine - Favourite Gallery
Palestine: Never Before has a people suffered such an injustice,
yet displayed resilience and resistance - like Never Before.
Discussions on Palestine and the Palestinian cause have included attempts
to link it to the struggle of South Africans under the apartheid regime
the struggle of the Vietnamese people
the Algerian revolution or other just causes throughout history
The conclusion,however,was that it cannot be compared to any
pathINSTINCTpathINSTINCT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
we need to bear sth. we, humans, need to bear sth as an ant or turtle or... some carry food, some the whole house, and some wings, some feels, some fears, some light, some...
Becoming II by vonsac
V by slavica1505
cocuk sevinince guvercinler by munhani
reindeer by markotapio
wreckage by Migrena
AB1776 by kitamba
Alien by disbrainer
Untitled by sandae
*** by aleksesss
Dear Darkness by kayjensen
Sunny Forest by rmalo5aapi
Uphill by Nitrok
monoeyebrow by skinpistol
hope by Nilanja
sin prisas by JoanLlado
Eye of Egypt by lostknightkg
What would you do if you could not fail?Not if you play it safe, not if things work out, not living under the ideas of 'maybe', 'but', or 'if' but you knew you would succeed no matter how outlandish the dream may be? What would you do? Where would you aim? What would you give yourself fully over to so you can live your dream?What would you do if you could not fail?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Really, think about it. Where would you try to get work? What work would you chase? Clearly think of it. Be honest with yourself. Don't say a rockstar if you honestly know nothing about music, but look at who you are and your knowledge and skill sets and talents and ask, if I give my all, where do I want to be? Where do I want to be? Take some time to allow your mind to go to that place and see it. Go ahead, I will wait.
Got it? Take a step to go there. I know what you are thinking, "But it's hard.", "I don't know how.", "I can't do it.", "The odds are against me.", "I don't have everything I need to get it.", "I don't have the money.", "I don't have the connections.", "I (fill in your own reason
23 MaggioQualcuno l'avrà notato.23 Maggio3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In questi giorni tv, radio e giornali hanno riscoperto che si avvicinava il 20° anniversario della strage di Capaci.
Tutti in questi giorni, insolitamente, si prodigano nel ricordarcelo: presunti giornalisti, artisti, e sopratutto politici.
affiancarsi all'immagine di uomini come Giovanni Falcone e Paolo Borsellino fa molto comodo,
sopratutto in un momento come quello attuale, in cui è forte il bisogno di ripulirsi dalle escrescenze
del sudiciume interiore per riciclarsi, per dirsi onesti, puliti, per dirsi impegnati....
Un teatrino che mai come quest'anno si allarga a tanti, troppi figuranti
che non hanno paura di esibire sempre la stessa maschera di falsità.
Un teatrino a tema fisso: commemorare la morte.
Ecco, è per questo che voglio scrivere qui,
perché possiamo ricordarlo tutti che oggi non si celebra la morte
Life for me ain't Well, son, I'll tell you:Life for me ain't1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
sidewalkng by Trueblood
And places with no carpet on the flooró
The Poverty Series - 90 by damien-c-photography
98 by felixlu
Recession by TebPixels
Scavenger's Solace by MARX77
Refugees With Their Most Valuable PossessionsSource: Photographs by Brian Sokol http://www.petapixel.com/2013/03/21/portraits-of-refugees-posing-with-their-most-valued-possessions/?utm_medium=referral&utm_sourceulsenewsRefugees With Their Most Valuable Possessions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to MARX77 for the tip!
If you had to quickly flee both your home and country, what one possession would you make sure you take with you? It’s a question that reveals a lot about your life and values, and, unfortunately, is one that many people around the world actually have to answer.
NYC-based photographer Brian Sokol has been working on a project supported by the UN Refugee Agency titled “The Most Important Thing.” It consists of portraits of refugees in which the subjects pose with the one thing they couldn’t let go of when running away from home.
Sokol started the project in Sudan. More than 100,000 refugees have crossed the border between Sudan’s Blue Nile state and South Sudan’s Upper Nile state since November of 2011. Many of the refugees fled on a moment
Quotes"You have to give in to what the paint says... You have to do what it's telling you to do." - Milton ResnickQuotes4 months ago in Personal More Like This
"A painting is a doorway into psychological/spiritual space. It is an expression of transcendent form that opens out into the infinite." - William DeRaymond
.i often ask myself questions.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
and answer them too,
maybe tell your
that i'm the wolf in the woods, i just
saw red and couldn't help it, what
can i say i've got a
temper, i couldn't wait
to grip her neck inside
my jaws n shake it, snap
it clean, cracked like a twig,
you see she was a bitch she was a
whore, she had it
coming, with her
sweet laugh and her lips, her
swaying hips inside, she carried
a rifle in her cloak, she wanted
my pelt for the angry winter,
and her old gran? i sucked
the meat from
her lame ribs like she'd have done
the same to mine, i licked my
chops and got in
had good sweet dreams until
that axe man, that old drunk,
who thought he had some bigger balls
came stumbling in through her front
they found his guts
on the hall floor,
and i can still
smell it a
but what i'm saying
kids, the moral is,
there's nothing little bout the amount
of red you're gonna see in
life, it's all about whether or not
you've got the stones
to fucking stomach it
Anti-Net Censorship CONTEST (closed)Okay, as you should know, SOPA and PIPA are NOT dead. They have just been withdrawn and could be revived at ANY TIME. What you should also know is that while everyone was protesting SOPA, officials behind the curtain were trying pass an even more heinous censorship law- ACTA -to pass. On top of this, several other censorship laws, similar to SOPA and PIPA, have recently emerged (such as Bill C-11 a Canadian version of SOPA) and are trying to be pushed into passing.Anti-Net Censorship CONTEST (closed)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
SUPER URGENT UPDATE!: There at it again, this time our enemy is the UNITED NATIONS! Or rader a devishon of them known as the ITU (International Telecommunication Union). On December 3rd the governments of the world plan to hand over complete control of the internet to the ITU were they would have the power to do whatever they wanted and they wouldn't have to tell us, until it was far to late for us to do anything. Among some of the tings that have already started to be discussed are legitimize monitoring an