What Is A Social Justice Warrior (SJW)?(My thoughts on the matter shall be in bold / parens)What Is A Social Justice Warrior (SJW)?1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Social justice warriors believe in an extreme left-wing ideology that combines feminism, progressivism, and political correctness into a totalitarian system that attempts to censor speech and promote fringe lifestyles while actively discriminating against men, particularly white men. They are the internet activist arm of Western progressivism that acts as a vigilante group to ensure compliance and homogeny of far left thought.
The true definition of SJW is up for debate, but most generally it has become a catch-all term that describes feminists and liberals who actively try to solve the perceived social injustices of modern society by organizing in online communities to disseminate propaganda, censor speech, and punish individuals by getting them terminated from their employment. They have also been successful at positioning themselves in the upper echelons of universities, media organizations, and tech companies.
a wise old owl"A wise old owl lived in an oaka wise old owl7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Dudes On Wing by infernozx
Couple by vulezvrk
The confession of a shark - 13 by stringoiu
Camp by Vermontster
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?"
When it comes to photojournalism we often think about the importance of "speaking out". It's what we do and what we believe wholeheartedly in, often at great risk. Which is why it can be easy to forget that the first step in photojournalism is actually shutting up and listening.
Akai Dalia (Please Read)Cough* cough*Akai Dalia (Please Read)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Akai supporters if you hate me because of what I'm about to write and unwatchable me. Well I was expecting that.
NOTE: I have being an akai fan and have seen both side of this situation
Oh and don't say oh your just jealous.
First before I joined deviantart yes I was a hater because I was jealous then saw how much hate she gets(and went and supported her) then saw how poorly she treats her fans (neutral)
Now I'm no longer jealous. Even though I have only 200 watchers and she has like 4000
I know now I can improve and be better
And my watchers will always be supporting me
Anyways lets get started. Now akai and Akai fans I can see why you are upset about the trolls and the haters. Sometimes they do take it to a different level and is uncalled for. However some of them are right.
I think akai uses her fans.
You guys seen the journal akai made when she ran out of premium memebership.
My close friend :iconAmour-the-Hedgehog0: gave her more than one year of memebers
ProjectPorkchop Vol340:iconjaywong001:ProjectPorkchop Vol3408 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Jay is a professional digital artist from the United States. Her gallery is filled with beautifully rendered conceptual illustrations that cover a wide variety of subjects from video game character designs to editorial spreads. Jay captures a stunning amount of realism while maintaining a painterly quality to her work. You are sure to enjoy all that this versatile artist has to offer!
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Olivier is an illustrator and comic book artist from Canada with a distinct style that instantly makes him recognizable. His style is a bit dark and appears to be influenced by horror and a bit of steampunk as well. He has a great e
ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS - PLEASE WATCH!kaicaine showed me this via tumblr, to help with my wrist problem. and so far, it has made it feel a little better! i'm going to practice this everyday so my problems don't worsen.ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS - PLEASE WATCH!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i'm really hoping to spread this around to everyone to try to prevent tendinitis AND carpal tunnel! or just help it if you have either already!
these are SO important for your drawing hand!!
so please watch this video, and spread the word around!
here is my tumblr post if you'd like to reblog it: http://fleabug.tumblr.com/post/29300552069/yamino-artprogression-drawsomething
thanks for watching and re-posting/re-blogging if you do!
Comments and Commenting We all know that getting the exposure you want for your work is a tough endeavour here on dA. Despite the wonders of the site, the simple fact of the matter is that comments are hard to come by these days.Comments and Commenting1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
There may be many reasons for this - lack of time on the part of many browsers, lack of interest, or simply: not knowing what to say. We've all been there at one point (some of us more than others), and it presented the question - "what is it that writers want out of a comment?"
The only way to find the answer to this question was to set up a poll - which received an amazing response from the lit community, and with your help, this editorial will highlight some points that will aid in leaving some insightful and appreciated comments.
First and foremost - Read.
Many of the writers on dA want f
Top social posts from last week: 10.07.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 10.07.131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Yoda by ZoranPhoto
"Bulbasaur Secret Garden" by Sa-Dui
Lightness of Being by Miguel-Santos
Tumblr Mother of Dragons by Artgerm
*** by oprisco
In Defense Of Making A Living Through ArtThere's a frustrating element I've noticed lately in regards to Art. "Art with a capital 'A'", as a friend of mine calls it. And I suppose this blog was triggered by the cancellation of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fan game Fighting is Magic. The fandom lost its collective shit because Hasbro sent the developers a Cease and Desist letter. The entitlement was just amazing to watch, and even worse was the sheer ignorance. Some of it stupid, like "Technically, all fanworks are parodies, so it's not illegal!" and "Copyright laws are so stupid!" to cruel, like "They can just take their development overseas, then Hasbro can't stop them!"In Defense Of Making A Living Through Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was baffled by this. Because Hasbro had the right to protect their intellectual property.
See, I've been a freelance artist for a while now. And it's hard. It is so freaking hard, and part of the reason it's hard is because the default attitude of most people you deal with is, "We're not, like, going to pay you a lot. Or give you i
Did you know? (Authors and writers read this!!)Hi guys!Did you know? (Authors and writers read this!!)8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
I recently discovered something very interesting. As I didn't know this, I thought some of you might also not know this, thus it could be helpful (even life changing) to share this info.
Did you know that the key to selling your book successfully, you need to start with the marketing process of your book months in advance. The ideal is to start with this before even start writing the book, but it will still be effective if you start a few months before your manuscript is done. You need to have a battle plan about how you're going to sell your book, before you are finished writing it. Here's a few articles on this marketing strategy that might help you make the difference between selling a thousand books and zero.
- Marketing Your Book
- Tips to Effectively Pre-sell your books
12 Days of Critmas UPDATE: We're starting to see critiques come in now! Remember you need 12 complete critiques and you need to post the links as a comment in this journal. Can't wait to see the responses!12 Days of Critmas3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
On the first day of Critmas, a deviant gave to me...
Well that could have been the beginning of a truly terrible parody, but in fact it relates to a challenge I propose to you all! Now most of you are relaxing and chilling out on your Christmas Vacations, some of you like me have time off work/school and will be staying at home in the warm over the next week or so. So why don't we make use of that hermit time and do something productive?
The challenge is a simple one. Write 12 critiques over the next 12 days. You do not have to critique just literature, you can pick any art form, as long as you write 12. That's only one a day- or spread them as you will.
Anyone can write a critique, you don't need to have qualifications to do so. If you don't know where
Tutorial Tuesday: PortfoliosSo you want to be a professional artist, and you have an opportunity to show off your art to an editor, or art director. But you have to put together a portfolio. First impressions count, so you have to make sure you do this right if you want to be taken seriously. And you're friend Shono is here to help!Tutorial Tuesday: Portfolios2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The key is professionalism. If you want to be taken seriously, you have to look like you take this seriously. When I first started out my art sucked... really really bad... but I conducted myself very professionally, and presented my art professionally. So even though my art was terrible, and I was not going to be hired, the editors and publishers I talked to treated me with respect and took me seriously, as they could tell I took it seriously. In fact many many times an editor, after critiquing my art and telling me why it sucks, commented about how I presented my work.. This was often followed by him giving me his card. Even thou
Stylization and Avoiding Being an Art AssholeStumbled on an "anatomy blog" showcasing breakdowns of [mostly] bad art to highlight how broken their anatomy is. Which is fine, it can be a great learning tool and exercise, but finding obviously stylized work by master character designers getting shat on by amateur artists is...frustrating**.Stylization and Avoiding Being an Art Asshole3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Designs like these come from a shape-based theory of character design where anatomy doesn't matter as much as mood and implication. It's part of a design language stretching back to studios like Bauhaus and UPA.
If you're looking at something designed like Kim Possible* and going "HAHA THIS WORK IS SHIT LOOK THEIR HIPS ARE TOO LOW THAT'S NOT HOW PEOPLE ARE BUILT!" you are missing the point. THOSE designers aren't going for verisimilitude. Fidelty wasn't the point. The point is matching the feel of a character and making them match their world.
(*not the show the critique was aimed at, but the design they were ripping on was by Step
Busted? Make up an excuse!BUSTED!Busted? Make up an excuse!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Street Photographers Caught in the Act
No success by PatrickMonnier
Make up an excuse for getting caught
Inspired by Thomas Leuthard 'The best excuses on the street' (http://floost.com/petapixel-post-humor-the-best-excuses-to-use-when-doing-street-photography-1338087
http://500px.com/ThomasLeuthard/stories/5875/blog-13-the-best-excuses-on-the-street) here is my own contribution to the cause:
Sarcasm by myraincheck
Sometimes people ask you what you are doing and then you need a good answer. Here are
BDTDT: Zoey Qunin's Orgy of Lies and Hypocrisy( Warning : The following rant contains insults against Fundamentalists Feminists and isn't intended to generalize all Feminists . If you're not a Fundamentalist Feminists and believe in equality and actually fight for real Feminists causes, this doesn't apply to you and i support you )BDTDT: Zoey Qunin's Orgy of Lies and Hypocrisy5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yeah as you know it's been nearly 2 weeks since the whole Quninscpary crap happens and i'm really getting sick of this shit . I didn't talk about it much within previous weeks because i really didn't want to get involved in something so minor and petty compared to the Ferguson Police Protests but after seeing some videos from Youtubers explaining the sheer corruption and hypocrisy involved regarding this scandal, it's set me off the deep end and at this point , Thunderf00t is correct about Radical Feminism poisoning anything. Granted he can get carried away and be a bit too generalizing towards Feminism but for the most
In Defense Of Art, The Artist, And The TruthNote: This journal entry is a response to another one, "In Defense Of Making A Living Through Art" by Droemar. My argument began as a long winded comment that mirrored the sentiments expressed there, but attempted to provide a different perspective on the matter as well. It has now been added here by request. I encourage everyone to give the original journal a read, as the subject matter it tackles is important, both mercilessly heartfelt and honest. At times it requires great bravery to stand up and admit the truth; I commend the artists that do it every day of their lives, but perhaps it's time the rest of the world learn something of courage too. I suppose this was my attempt to do so, and whether or not it changes anything in your life, is up to you.In Defense Of Art, The Artist, And The Truth2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This whole issue pisses me off.
Let me start by saying that I don't know if this post, my post, changes anything. It probably doesn't, but it's a perspective that I think desperately needs to be hear
Commission Advice for ArtistsI'm not an expert on the matter, but given I've spent eight or so years officially doing commissions for people, I'd like to say I've spent a fair amount of time in the field of dealing with clients and exchanging art for money. So for those artists, young and old, new to the game or veterans just starting to consider renting their talents to people - I have some minor advice you can take with a grain of salt. I've been seeing a lot of posts on the matter on Tumblr and I just felt like speaking my thoughts on it a little bit. Hope you don't mind.Commission Advice for Artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, if you're considering doing commissions for the first time (or starting back up), or you've never done them before because you were too afraid or intimidated, here is some advice for you from the perspective of a full-time freelance artist who has spent the better half of her last 8 years of artistic creativity working on art for other people.
1. Never work outside of your comfort zone.
Though some people may think
How I almost had the coolest thing in my basement.So I was walking down the tunnel at the Oval last night and I saw a flyer and standing next to the flyer was a team. It basically said: "Adopt a Hockey Player." No, really. It's an entire team. It came with a phone number so OF COURSE I immediately call them.How I almost had the coolest thing in my basement.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ME: "You're getting rid of hockey players?"
Them: "Um. No. We're looking for host homes for the players. They just need their own room, a place to shower and do laundry, and food available for them."
ME: "You mean I can put a hockey team in my basement?"
Them: "Well, at least two, and upwards of four."
ME: "Four WHOLE hockey players?"
Them: "Oh don't worry, we'll compensate you for them."
ME: "Let me get this straight, you'll pay me to keep four hockey players in my house?"
Them: "And just to clarify, you just need to keep the fridge stocked. They eat a lot. But you don't have to actually cook for them."
ME: "So you'd pay me to have a hockey team in my house, and
Exploring Art 33: If it was so illegal...Hey guys. Still on the copyright kick! Today I would like to talk to you about a phrase that has come up recently.Exploring Art 33: If it was so illegal...1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"If it was so illegal, you would think the artist would have put their foot down long ago"
"If it was so illegal, why aren't the police knocking on my door?"
"If it was so illegal...."
That's a phrase that legitimately makes me sad. The reason why is because it shows that our society doesn't quite understand the way the legal system works. That's frightening, because it means that these people are not going to be able to protect THEMSELVES if something happens, because they don't know their own rights, or what should and shouldn't happen in the legal system.
So, as it's come up in regards to artist's rights and copyright law, I would like to discuss a few things.
The first is 'if it's so illegal, why don't the police stop me"? Well first off, this is not a crime that requires police intervention. There is a limited policeforce out there and they are hone
Break it down easy - Tracing EditionOver the past week, we've seen a number of wide ranging attempts within our community to detail various misinterpretations of Copyright Law in particular in relation to tracing. In order to provide clarification in this area, this article presents to you an easy break down of the guidelines which we have had in place for over 2 years, and our policies specific to this particular method of creating art.Break it down easy - Tracing Edition6 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
First of all, let's take a moment to go over our core values.
C O M M U N I T Y
We believe that our community is our most important resource and we strive to act in ways that nurture and encourage its growth, development and ultimately its ongoing success. We err on the side of the artist.
R E S P E C T
We treat each other with respect, as we believe that every staff member, volunteer, and member is a contributing factor to deviantART's success. We acknowledge that even those that challenge our patience offer important lessons we can learn from and strive to do so.
E X C E L L
About Furries and AnthropomorphismBack in my writing class last semester I wrote a 20+ page paper about Furries and I have just now felt inspired to relay some of what I have learned through rigorous studying to those who may be confused about Furries and who may be wondering if they themselves are a Furry or not and what defines a Furry. I feel that my descriptions are fairly accurate and if I am wrong then I apologize and will listen to others' perspectives on the matter. I hope though that I can help some of you though, so here we go!About Furries and Anthropomorphism1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Furry: This is a very broad term and has many definitions, but generally Furries are defined by creating or being interested in anthropomorphic art. However, this is not just what can make one Furry. Furries also have fursonas, create and wear fursuits, associate and participate in the Furry Fandom, and attend various Furry conventions. A single individual Furry may or may not do all or few of these things, but all Furries do share a love for anima
Gotta Feature 'em all! - #1 BulbasaurThe first of a double weekly feature series of all Pokemon - this time Bulbasaur.Gotta Feature 'em all! - #1 Bulbasaur2 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!
Art History Project: Magical RealismMagical Realism (or Magic Realism) is difficult to explain to those that have never read it, someone once told me that "it's something that you feel but can't really explain". Depending on who you ask you will hear a different interpretation of the genre, but that's part of the beauty behind it.Art History Project: Magical Realism2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Magical realism is a genre of literature (although it can appear in visual arts too) that originated in Latin America somewhere in the middle of the XX century with several stories that settled the bases for it, such as "El Reino de Este Mundo" (The Kingdom of this World) by Alejo Carpentier (1949) and "Pedro Páramo" by Juan Rulfo (1955), but "Cien Años de Soledad" (One Hundred Years of Solitude) by Gabriel García Márquez (1967) is considered the most important novel of magical realism.
Magical realism is unique in that it stretches reality without breaking it, masterfully walking the fine line between reality and fiction. The things that happen in magical realism are not ma
Thursday: Connect the Dots!As an update from our earlier journal post, the Premium Membership privilege bug should be fixed. If your account has not been automatically restored, please see this journal.Thursday: Connect the Dots!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Great choices for deviations to fit the movie quotes from last week! Who knew each quote could manifest in so many different ways. Well done!
Our top six winners are:
"The stuff that dreams are made of."
Chosen by Everch and Hakkaeni
"It's alive! It's alive!"
Chosen by Silvanne and ManiacalFreak
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."
Chosen by thefantasim and LovesBloom
My thoughts...Firstly, as always I'd like to express my honest gratitude for all the comments I've received and as well, very important to know for me were about school/courses informations. I don't care if you read this or not but- thank you very much!My thoughts...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to state how community flow is really important for me. No, not only for me but to many people. Just many people aren't aware of this.
I think the interactions between the artist and watchers - and whole community relationships thing - is one of the most vital parts that our creations exist. Writers have fans, travelers, artists, illustrators, companies, fashion bloggers etc. and so on. You may call it as a "fanbase", thus I prefer to not call because "fans" and "fanbase" has a lot of negative stereotypes and image about blindly screaming "minors". I'd prefer to name differently, because I do not view them as minors. Absolutely. I view them as an every worthy human on equal worth as the creator and that's a fact. They are just guests to