Logo & Symbol Process TruismsIf you follow me and my work, you are likely well aware that I enjoy logo and symbol design. I don't consider myself the lord of logo design, as there are far more designers out there whom I idolize and have the process nailed down to a science, but quite frankly I think I've become pretty good at it over the years. So with a bit of time and experience under my belt, I wanted to share some truisms I've learned that I find in every one of my design projects.Logo & Symbol Process Truisms4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Almost without fail, the first idea you fall in love with will be one of your worst ideas. When you find you've fallen in love with a concept, let other people see it, and then take a break. Come back to the work a few days later and see what new directions you can head in.
Don't fall in love with your ideas. I say it but it's inevitable. You actually will always fall in love with an idea. But hey, TRY not to.
Simple symbols designed in 1 color work best. If you're designing in color when you start, you're making end-of-the-project
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.&
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
My Chibi Pony InfoAll of our Chibi Ponies are made from very soft and cuddly fleece. I decided to go with carefully cut felt for the eyes because I wanted a more 3d look compared to iron on or patch eyes. The eyes and cutie marks are glued on with a high quality fabric glue. I put a lot of sewing detail into the hair and tails.My Chibi Pony Info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They are about 7.5" from hooves to ears, and about 10" from nose to the end of the tail. They are all balanced and can stand up by themselves no problem.
I will make every order look awesome no matter what!
For Sale http://www.babyponymagic.com/up-for-sale/
Commission Info http://www.babyponymagic.com/commissions/
Care and Cleaning http://www.babyponymagic.com/care-and-cleaning-for-your-new-friend/
See a pony you like but I don't have it up for sale?
Message me and I'll put it on my list to make up next
Im going to my first FurCon!!!!!!!!Im going to my first FurCon!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I AM SO EXCITED!!! I HAZ A EXSTATIC HAPPEH!!!
But its to damn hot. >_
FurryOh god, it haunts me...friggin haunts me.Furry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm scared actually-- furry is fun to draw.
I guess because it's a twist...Gah.
I wanna stick to nekos...but this
ew i just coughed.
Gears of War 3 Rage Quithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?vtWWCOnqlBM&feature=relatedGears of War 3 Rage Quit3 years ago in Personal More Like This
this guy hates Sawed-off shotguns.
Let's Go, Everyone! +Other ThingsHello fellow Kurumi fans!Let's Go, Everyone! +Other Things3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so much for becoming members of :iconclub-kurumi:, started by :iconxJaxMx:!
I'm so glad to see there is a small number of people who love Kurumi enough to have found the group, but let's spread the love some more!
If you have friends who are fans or anyone you think might be interested, tell 'em about us!
And if you have Kurumi fan-art, please feel free to submit! Let's bring more Kurumi-ness to deviantArt!
On a side note, if any of you have a tumblr, I have started a blog that features official art/illustrations/photos and other stuff of everything Kurumi! Ranging from the anime series to the manga to the Live Action drama and so on!
If you're interested, the link is: http://the-steel-angel.tumblr.com/
If you follow it, feel free to submit anything Kurumi-related!
Anywho, hope to see some more activity here soon! I will try my best to help bring some liveliness here, please try to, everyone!
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
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Randomman has been unbannedPhew! Well, THAT was hard work.Randomman has been unbanned3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So yeah, as you might recall, I said that Randomman was banned for "hacking" a Minecraft client.
Now don't ask me what that means, I haven't the faintest idea what that involves.
So usually, to ask to be unbanned, you have to appeal on the Orcworm forum, and they say if you are unbanned or not.
In this case, Random couldn't appeal because he didn't have an account on it, so I had to argue his case for him.
I decided to write it in the "complaints" section of the forums, because I was complaining about the ban.
so I wrote the complaint/appeal out for him, at the end of which I asked what proof they had that he hacked.
And the day after, they said that they DID have proof, but they lost it when they reformatted, whatever that is, their computer.
they also had a timeframe where they had to post the evidence within 24 hours, and it seemed they didn't manage this so they unbanned Random.
Happy New Year from deviantART! Taking a look back!Happy New Year from deviantART!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Before we look ahead to the expanse of artistic potential that is the new year, we wanted to look back at some of the amazing things the deviantART community accomplished in 2011. We continue to be humbled, year after year, by the nurturing power of the community home grown by deviants like you. Artists and art enthusiasts of every style you can imagine consider deviantART their home on the Internet for all things creative, and their talent and enthusiasm inspire our community to greater heights than ever thought possible.
Incredible stats from 2011!
New Community Members
New Works of Art
Top tens lists!
Top 10 most deviations submitted in 2011:
Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks→Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Street Photography of Chris Weeks
It was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of cweeks...
That I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there.
I finally realized that the magical something that sets cweeks’ works apart from others is that his camera disappears. There is no sense as you look at his photos of street scenes and other captures that you are looking through a lens, even the lens of a particularly talented photographer. There is a sense of simply walking through a town and seeing what you happen to see – without the