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)
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)2 years 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
Open letter to people wanting artists to work freeDear person asking me to work for free,Open letter to people wanting artists to work free2 years 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
.tonight across the street i saw.1 year 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)
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?2 years 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
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
LegendsAnd they tell youLegends1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Out of tragedy, legends are born
But none seem to mention the struggle
While weaving the heroic tale.
They only talk ballads,
Of monsters slain, and battles won,
But none remember the sacrifices,
They only assume a hero has it all.
Most Popular CharactersThe Most Popular Characters at DeviantARTMost Popular Characters2 years 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
The inspirationAh, inspiration.... elusive creature, but so important to the artist....!The inspiration1 year 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
Quotes"You have to give in to what the paint says... You have to do what it's telling you to do." - Milton ResnickQuotes10 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
.between the clouds.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
she says your eyes are melting
black down your cheeks again,
would you just come
here and stop bucking with fear,
did you forget
the only thing growing inside me
is panic -
enough for me to keep
veins as vipers, blood as
venom and love as a dead
(some only see the light when they're on fire)
.i am.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
hiding poetry under the sheets
think my heart might be beating
the shit out of me
only thing up there is the
clouds, and they don't give
a fuck either, the only thing
down there is the dirt, and
that's what you are, you're
(he will say you're gonna have to lower your standards a bit, got a room downstairs might be more suited)
.there is.1 year 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)
.think i'm mad.1 year 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)
.you still got.1 year 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)
.i notice.1 year 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)
.i often ask myself questions.1 year 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
.dandelion seeds in.1 year 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)
Quotes"I have told myself a hundred times that painting – that is, the material thing called a painting – is no more than a pretext, the bridge between the mind of the painter and the mind of the spectator." - Eugene DelacroixQuotes11 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations." - Paul Cezanne
.you've.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
tied a knot
end of your
(there's a fish with a hook in it's eye, screaming no, this isn't how it's supposed to go)
My thoughts.You know... I am thinking I would love to be a doctor. It seems a great job. You have so much control over your life that way. And you can make good money.My thoughts.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I am going to see if I can sew up some doctor scrubs. And I am going to look around on ebay and see if I can find some cheap medical equipment. And there is an awesome website where I can print out a cool diploma from any school I want with any degree. Then I am going to setup a website and do special medical stuff. Dude, it is going to be so easy to be a doctor!
...That sounds so stupid, huh? Well that is because it is stupid. No idiot would think it is so easy to be a doctor. There is more to it than having some tools, the right look, and some fake stuff to make yourself seem like you know what you are doing, without actually knowing anything.
Yet, there are so many people who claim the title 'artist' who do this very thing. They believe that they can just say they are an artist and do nothing but copy, trace, or (in an effort
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?2 years 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
PACEMAKERWilson GreatbatchPACEMAKER4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Inventor of Implantable Pacemaker
Dies at 92
By BARNABY FEDER
Published: September 28, 2011 on The New York Times
Wilson Greatbatch, a professed “humble tinkerer” who, working in his barn in 1958,
designed the first practical implantable pacemaker, a device that has preserved millions of lives,
died on Tuesday at his home in Williamsville, N.Y. He was 92.
His death was confirmed by his daughter, Anne Maciariello.
Mr. Greatbatch patented more than 325 inventions,
notably a long-life lithium battery used in a wide range of medical implants.
He created tools used in AIDS research and a solar-powered canoe,
which he took on a 160-mile voyage on the Finger Lakes in New York to celebrate his 72nd birthday.
In later years, he invested time
SuperMegaUltra ThanksIt's been a long time since I felt humble. This is unacceptable to me. I need to be more gracious, and I need to be more humbled, and grateful for what I have, than I let on.SuperMegaUltra Thanks1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I want to thank you, all of you who make the artistic part of my life so fulfilling, so enriching, and, ultimately, so worth the GOD DAMN EFFORT.
It means more to me for someone to favorite one of my stupid photos and run away without a word, than I think some of you realize. It means someone bothered with MY SHIT. So many photographers on here are on a level I most likely will never see in my lifetime. I am humbled when someone that skilled, or blessed with such a good kit, tells me they like my work. Hero worship [on my end to them], if you will. LOL.
In the larger scheme of things, this is a null integer equation, and I know it, deep down. But, gosh darn triple-fist-fuck-it if I am not delighted to share my own version of what I see with you all.
I have made some life changing friends on DA over the past 12