Beadwork feature - Flowery beadweavingsIn this feature I want to show you flowers made through use of different colours. These can be done in any stitch, but loomwork, square stitch, peyote and brick stitch are most commonly used for this.Beadwork feature - Flowery beadweavings3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Forget me not
Blue flower barrette
Irn-Bru: now illegal in Canada.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25867613Irn-Bru: now illegal in Canada.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Irn Bru is made from girders, the Scots claim. And I believe them.
The alarmingly coloured liquid is “Scotland’s other national drink” after the obvious Whiskey. It’s been produced since 1901 and is now illegal in Canada because it contains Ponceau 4R, a food colourant that is considered a carcinogenic be some food standard agencies around the world. One which may cause a reaction in those allergic to aspirin and intensify the effects of asthma. Even the USA, who are generally happy to eat anything, insisted the formula be altered before sale within its borders, and even then it can only be purchased in 500ml bottles out of the fear that any greater intake will result in someone dissolving.
“Irn Bru” is the phonetically written pronunciation of “Iron Brew”, as said with the collective speech impediment that is the Scottish accent (the result of collapsed nasal passages due to centuries of
Creativity is addictive.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23572742Creativity is addictive.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe that Minecraft is the future of massive multiplayer games, and I'm surprised that none of the big developers/publishers have cottoned onto it yet.
They look at Minecraft and think its success is down to its business model, or to its blocky, retro charm.
It's down to the fact that you get out of it what you put into it.
With a MMORPG, there are pre-scripted quests. With Minecraft, you set the quests yourself or others.
User created content is the key. All you have to do is provide the players with the tools to build.
There are two types of gamer: wall builders and wall breakers.
Wall builders are the ones that spend an age in an RTS game getting their base just right. They play SimCity and act as Dungeon Master during an RPG.
Wall breakers are the type to follow the mission brief. They get set a quest and they follow it. They're the Call of Duty crowd and they're never more happy than when
SOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and CensorshipMissing The PointSOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and Censorship3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been disappointed to see the various responses to SOPA, especially the "DEVIATION CENSORED" images. They so completely miss the point that I can only assume the people posting them have absolutely no comprehension of what SOPA means, why it's a problem, and what they're actually protesting against.
First off, SOPA is not about censorship. Unfortunately, many of the opponents of SOPA decided to cast it as being about censorship in order to mobilize public opinion. Why did they do that? Unfortunately, they did that for two reasons: 1) they knew that without mobilizing mass support, the bill would go through and 2) they knew that the masses they wanted to get support from simply don't care/understand the real problem enough to do anything - because the truth is much to complicated for the typical internet user. I have some sympathy for that view, because I've discovered over and over again that copyright is, in fact, too complicated for the typi
So you want to be a concept artist?Hey guys, took a while to post these but here they are, the 2 videos for this week!So you want to be a concept artist?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
First one is a talk about the job of a concept artist and what its all about, plus tips on how to improve your designs and better self critique your work.
Second one if a time-lapse of the whole process including coloring, have a good weekend!
no one will be disappointedwith season IV.no one will be disappointed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
totally friggin' rockin'.
story is so good, editing, cast, rockin' it.
Cathartic LamentSometimes I get convinced I have no authority on anything whatsoever, not even my own life experience. That for me to speak, draw, think, write, ANYTHING on any topic is completely invalidated by my own inevitable ignorance, no matter my efforts to educate myself. And that by educating myself, I only make it clearer how little I really know.Cathartic Lament3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's something of my greatest fear that some day, somebody is going to make it impossible to prevent me from doing what I love because they've been offended by my getting it wrong. "No! You can never tell stories again! You're not allowed to ever do this because you've proven you lack the capacity to truly understand what you're talking about."
Science, culture, friends, family, none of it would matter. That I got it all wrong and I should suffer for my ignorance by being prevented from doing so much as picking up a stick to doodle in the dirt with.
I wish I could become an expert in everything. I so wish I could travel around the world
Frame Delay Times for Animated GIFsPlease note that this article is not complete as it cannot contain the required images. Please visit the associated journal to see the required images.Frame Delay Times for Animated GIFs8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You've had the idea, you've built your emotes, you've put them all together in an animated GIF which you upload for the world to enjoy. The comments start coming in; "Sweet", "Cute", Love it", "Why is it so slow?". All well and good, apart from that last one.
So you take a closer look and either:
a) you scratch your head and think "it wasn't that slow when I built it"
b) you think it looks fine but other people are still saying it's slow
So what's the problem? The answer is Stupid Browsers. Simple as that. Our browsers are just rubbish at rendering fast animated GIFs.
An animated GIF file consists of a number of image blocks, each with it's own control block.&
I suppose you all have heard the news.It's been joked about for years, rumored for months, and now, Hasbro itself has confirmed it. It may be difficult to come to terms with, but I encourage you all to step back for a second and think. I am, of course, referring to the fact that in the Season 3 finale, Twilight Sparkle is going to turn into an acorn.I suppose you all have heard the news.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you go and jumped to any conclusions, let's take a moment to reflect on the implications of this. The dictionary describes an acorn as 'the fruit of the oak, a smooth oval nut in a rough cuplike base.' But how will this change the unicorn we know and love? How will this effect the rest of the main six? What will season 4 be like? Will Fluttershy and Twilight feel closer because they both would be plants? Who knows. What I do know is that the staff knows what they are doing. I trust that they will continue make a great cartoon for all ages, even if the main character needs to photosynthesize at times.
Just thought I would add a little humor to this whole Alicorn T
2,000 pageviewsguys, I've reached 2,000 pageviews2,000 pageviews5 months ago in Personal More Like This
this time I'm not going to write a poem like the other one, but I still want to thank deviantArt community again
and give a special thank to my watchers, again:
after this I want to say that i'm going to submit a special artwork for the 5,000th deviation...
BE QUIET!!!!!So uh... yeah this got out of hand pretty quickly:BE QUIET!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be honest. I wasn't expecting the backlash to be so violent. But I guess I should expect this sort of thing whenever it comes to video games. At any rate, a lot of stuff is being thrown around haphazardly and I wanted to address some of the main complaints/defenses about my criticism of Quiet's design.
"She's got camo skin! She's dressed this way for a reason!"
You know, you can come up with any number of reasons for a character to be scantly clad. But at the end of the day it's still a scantly clad conventionally attractive female character. Not to put to fine a point on it but having Mystique walk around naked because her skin changes color doesn't stop her from being a source of obvious pandering T&A. So I'm sorry, but that whole "you'll be ashamed for slut-shaming her" excuse doesn't hold water with me, especially after Kojima outright said that her design was to sell
Watercolor TechniquesWatercolor Techniques IWatercolor Techniques1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). You should go grab your tools now, because the next series of articles will be focusing on painting methods. I sincerely hope these will help you and wish you all happy painting!
Laying a wash
A wash is a large area in a watercolor painting where the paint flow and diffusion have been manipulated to efface individual brushstrokes. Within wash areas, color transitions are usually gradual and span analogous hues. Laying a wash is one of the most satisfying tasks in watercolor painting. Essentials of this s
Witch Sorceress EnchantressWitch Sorceress Enchantress2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Witchas Multifaceted Icon
Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society. The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition.
Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral depiction, carry all the burdensome weight of the long intricacies of this subject. With respect to this much maligned, religiously and politically repurposed, perpetually misunderstood subject
I'm Baaaaack!S'up!I'm Baaaaack!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is an update of everything that has happened lately.
The picture I drew for Simpsons Comics got PUBLISHED!!!!!!! YES it did! It was in issue #231 of Simpsons Comics.
My main obsession at the minute is Back to the Future. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD So be prepared to see a lot of back to the future stuff.
Well, for Christmas I got:
A Bart Simpson skateboard (I'm getting better at skateboarding, still practicing though )
An HP laptop
Back to the Future Trilogy on DVD
Coldplay Ghost Stories Live 2014 DVD and CD
The Simpsons Family History Book
Bart Simpson annual 2015
My birthday was on the 15th December. I am now 14!
And well that is it.
I can't wait until 2015! Main reason is Back to the Future
Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!‘Twas the night before Christmas on DeviantArt,Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!3 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Not a paintbrush was stirring, and creators took heart.
The artists scrolled through Daily Deviations with care
Knowing kindred warm-fuzzies soon would be there.
Deviants were all swiping, all snug on their phones
While visions of inspiration across all time zones
Were zapped to their smart device, quick as can be,
At the tap of a button in a +Fav’ing spree!
When across the Interwebs there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to the Comments to see what was the matter,
“I’m bored,” the Journal wrote, “I’m on a long trip, too.
I don’t have my laptop, and there’s nothing to do.”
I cracked all my knuckles, settled down in my chair,
Then descended upon the keyboard and wrote with a flair:
“Dear Friend, did you not get DA’s early present?
We now have an app, and it won’t cost you one cent!
“On, Watch Feed! On, Browse! On, Explore! On, Today!
Tap-and-hold to fave, sha
Technology, Why do you hate me?!?Technology seems it hates me.Technology, Why do you hate me?!?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I love it, I'm an enthusiast about computers and mobile phones, but it seems technology doesn't have the same mind.
After spending 1600€, my desktop has abandoned me, its power supply unit is gone after some months of use, and now I have to replace it with another one, and it costs a lot of money..
My laptop battery has abandoned me, but luckily I use that computer where I can plug it to a power point..
My iPhone today decided to play me a nasty trick: when I have to take a shower, I bring my cell phone with me, to play some music, I can't use the radio, because you can't change the station XD, it's always tuned on a crappy radio station which transmits only Italian music that I hate with all my forces...
By the way, my phone works well until when I pick it up, in that moment the volume drops down, and I can't hear anything anymore..
After two reboots, the problem still remains, so I find a solution: I start blowing in the microphone and around there
My throat still hurts.....I'm still coughing as I speak..... I'm not liking this......*cough*My throat still hurts.....10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I hate this feeling....
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Join a SOPA and PIPA debate What are SOPA and PIPA?Join a SOPA and PIPA debate3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The United States Congress is proposing two laws that address the problem of wide-scale unlicensed distribution on the Internet of motion pictures, songs, trademarked goods, and patented pharmaceuticals.
One of the proposals is called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and would direct search engines in the United States to block Internet sites outside the United States that are primarily engaged in distributing unlicensed content.Another proposal called PIPA (Protect IP Act) would block websites located in the United States as well.The Obama administration is putting a stop to these proposals. It wants the Internet companies and the content companies to get together and come up with more functional and less destructive solutions.
Technology hates me pt.2I think my iPhone is nicely saluting me.Technology hates me pt.22 months ago in Personal More Like This
Today I noticed that a light pink spot appeared on the screen, and it even is very very big, but not so visible luckily.
It appears as a pink rectangle which covers almost all the screen of the phone...
This is happening, and I have no money for a new one..
LazinessTomorrow will be the last true day of school, luckily, because during Friday we'll spend a lot of time with a spectacle about Auschwitz while Saturday, we'll have no lessons and during Monday we will do only the first two hours..Laziness3 months ago in Personal More Like This
But I'm too lazy for doing these things too XD...
Today I had no better purpose than wandering on the internet, and so I've started listening to Drum & Bass, I love it! I'm discovering a music genre every week XD...
BackI'm back. Now that the issue that caused my departure has been basically settled, I'm back.Back3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Stupidity? Craftiness? Who knows...Sorry for the complaint, but at least here I can esfogate everything, or almost.Stupidity? Craftiness? Who knows...4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Today it's Tuesday and we, on Thursdays, have Physics lessons.
All times those parasites, my classmates, ask me:- have you done Physics? Did you manage to finish the excercises?-
Well, they ask me to send them photos of the completed exercises thus they can copy what I did.
This time happened again, but I told to one of them:- don't you never manage to finish anything? Are you stupid?-
What did he sa:- eeeh, this argument is complicated- but you, as the others, didn't manage to do the previous ones too.
Plus, wanna talk about Sunday evenings?
All my whatsapp chats are usually empty, but on Sunday evenings those morons remember about my existence, and start torturing me asking:- have you done Maths? And what about Physics?-
Well, I always tell them:- no, I left all the excercises- and the next Monday, one of them always tells me:-but you said you didn't manage to do homework!- and I always answer:- I