ReaperGlancing upon crimson skies,
like a raven he lay in wait.
A fallen angel perched up high,
counting as the final hour drew nigh.
As crimson gave way to a velvet black,
a veil of darkness cloaked the land,
as fields of gold were stained with steel,
with the Devil they sealed the deal.
As the still of night was pierced with screams,
among the cries moved a force unseen,
like a mighty plague he swept the land,
as the face of God turned,
and He lifted His hand.
No army or weapon stood as darkness loomed,
from the start they had sealed their doom,
and in the now crimson fields where his task begun,
no one was left,
his work was done.
As he stood alone in the killing fields,
his grief betrayed by his eyes of stone.
were those who lay around him victims of wrath?
Or testaments of those who gazed upon him,
the face of Death?
The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'8 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
How to Enter
18+ US Only
Submission Deadline: August 16, 2013 At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon,
SBFF now online!DC Nation has posted 3 of the 5 SBFF!! shorts online for your viewing pleasure! If you didn't catch them when they aired on Cartoon Network (*cough*and you're too ethical about copyright to watch them on YouTube *cough*) take a look and let me know what you think. If people like them enough, maybe I'll get to make more!SBFF now online!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure you take a moment to vote for your favorite SBFF (Supergirl, Wonder Girl or Batgirl) at the the little poll on the right side of the page.
And while you're at it, enjoy this unused pose from the episode "Grounded." This was from a scene that ended up getting cut. Wonder Girl and Batgirl were almost crushed by the tractor Superman deflected.
Wonder Girl and Batgirl © DC & Warner Bros.
average pay rates for comic book artists:"Generally, the good graphic novels fetch $100 - $300 per page, although professionals who have been in the industry for a long time can command as much as three times that amount. In fact, one elite illustrator commanded as much as $1,000 a page (on a 22-page comic book)! Most of the popular titles that artists, like David Cassaday, work on are monthly issues, which end up providing him with a six-figure salary. The back-end royalties on merchandise, trade paperbacks and movie royalties are also generous."average pay rates for comic book artists:7 months ago in Personal More Like This
"In 2008, Sean Jordan, founder of Army Ant Publishing, claimed established freelance comic book artists were paid anywhere from $220 to $4,400 per book project, which breaks down to $10 to $200 per page. Pencil and inker artists can ask for $75 to $200 a page. Colorists often fall in the range of $35 to $125, and writers and letterers make $10 to $50 a page. A lucky few dozen famous artists working for to
FAN ART FEATURE:iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz:FAN ART FEATURE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconhikawaiiplz: THE SECOND EVER FEATURE from movie cuties excited!?!?!?!?!?! Well i know i am. below are some amazing pieces of fan art created by you lovely deviantas. please fav everything you love, join the group, and submit every lovely cutie piece of fan art you've ever created. !!!
PLEASE HELP PROMOTE THE GROUP!!!
...Deathclaws! by NorthWingScout in cp_well by NorthWing:thumb322303081:The Hunt by WildPencilSnoopy colored by FG-Arcadia:thum
Artist's Favorite Works FeatureHey!Artist's Favorite Works Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A few days ago I asked the people in the forums what their favorite deviation in their gallery was.
I got many responses from about 30 different artists, and decided to feature my favorites in a news feature! Here they are!
Drawings and Paintings
Sunset on the beach by Ronja-poniWaiting for my star by Ronja-poni
Esprit Vengeur cover colored by FG-ArcadiaDreams are being Caught by LilianSK
KIMONO: Mei by izka197.. :: SORCERESS :: .. by izka197
Art Trade- nheet by mochajellyCommission- oatmealtsui by mochajelly
Epic Water Fight by plangkyeHour Thief Colors by plangkye
Sweet Dreams by plangkyeForest bear by Ranay-L
Two Girls on DDR Machine CG 2 by MLBlueRapunzel by TiaVon
Hope by TiaVonexit here, please by ssoltan
Preflight Check Complete by a-kid-at-heartCappuccino Sunflower I by a-kid-at-heart
The fall of Gyertya'nos - II by DimensionSevenTight Squeeze by flowerhippie22
Colorful Drops 12 by flowerhippie22Fairytale Shoot-NORMAL by EricaD218
[ Feature Friday Volume 5 ]Yes. Welcome again to my fifth installment of my Feature Friday journals![ Feature Friday Volume 5 ]1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm Requiemachina, and I am seriously bored! (That was totally uncalled for XD) But anyway, I would like to congratulate all the participants who decided to take a few minutes of their lives to come check out my forum posts ([Feature Friday Volume 5] Free Features and stuff! (for premium members)
and [Feature Friday Volume 5] Free Features Newest or Best Art (for non-premium members)) and submit their works to me for this compilation!
Thank you so much for allowing me to continue this, which really relies on the submission from our fellow members here!
I love this journal skin. Do you? It matches my page lol
Anyways, here goes!
Featured Deviant of the week! 9/26/12hey guys, I'm so sorry for the delay of last week's Featured Deviant of the week. I came down with a bad infection and hit me hard for 2 weeks. I feel a little better today so now I can move around and do my daily stuff.Featured Deviant of the week! 9/26/121 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Featured Deviant of the week is Ardee Blancas :iconNeoSlashott:
I've been watching this guy since Danny Phantom first aired. his gallery is like my Sunday comics whenever I feel a little down. some of it has slash (adult contant so be aware) and also hilarious! whoever like's fanart of cartoons and a little bit of anime come look at his gallery. you laugh your butt off.
Timmy and Tootie Wedding piccy by NeoSlashott PPG... Teacher and Professor by NeoSlashott
.:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:. Lila - Audrey Hepburn style by NeoSlashott .:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:.
.:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:. other features .
CONTEST- A message from MynxCONTEST- A message from Mynx8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is Mynx here, the most beloved leopard on all of DeviantArt! I would like to inform you that indeed my birthday is coming up real soon! August 10 to be exact, Yes! That is the day I become one full year old. And in honor of this wonderful event, I would like to Post a contest to celebrate this VERY important event using all of my dear, sweet, Alexis'
The contest is Simple! Because this is my first birthday I would like you guys to draw me having the best birthday ever with your lovely characters! Thats right, make it a party!
Now, I am not even picky. That is the theme. Mynx, and an epic Party.
All kinds of art are aloud! Digital, traditional, journal dolls and even story's! Thats right if you want to write about me having the most epic birthday instead, thats perfectly fine!
The only thing I ask is please be original, No bases or tracing!
Now, to get to
The Top Reasons for Manuscript RejectionOne of the things that the literary agency I work for does some weekends out of the year is teach seminars on query writing and the first 5 pages of manuscripts (which, basically just means the first page of the manuscript). The seminars last only a day or two, but aim to help writers improve their queries and start of their books so that they have a better chance of standing out in the ever-growing slush pile. Since I know many members of the literature community here aim to one day be published writers, I thought I would share our sheet of the top reasons for manuscript rejections. Please note: These are in no particular order.The Top Reasons for Manuscript Rejection7 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Wrong genre Agents have guidelines for specific genres that they like to represent. Just like you and me, they have certain genres they love and certain genres they don't. Sometimes, it's not because of personal preference, but because they don't know the market for some books as well as other agents who are very passionate about
Less than 100 FavsAll of these amazing deviations have less than 100 Favourites, make sure that you visit the deviation page to see the full-sized deviation:Less than 100 Favs1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Maddie Jones Drawing Contest!The theme!Maddie Jones Drawing Contest!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Draw the girl on the right. It must be Full body, and Coloring is optional! (Can be drawn as a human or anything of your choice!)
First Place: 700 Points!
Second Place: 500 Points!
Third Place: 300 Points!
Fourth Place: 100 Points!
Fifth Place: 50 Points!
Sixth Place: 30 Points!
Seventh Place: 10 Points!
March 30, 2014!
Send you entries here:
Over-sexualing Females RantWarning: many swear wordsOver-sexualing Females Rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You can ignore if you want
Okay you can call me a feminist if you want I dont care I probably am one.
But I just cannot stand HOW MUCh females are sexualized in content. Like it's fucking ridiculous. You draw a man warrior and he's going to have full armor on right? Right. Because thats how you fight in a war in fantasy things.
Draw a fucking female and she's going to be wearing THE LEAST AMOUNT OF CLOTHES POSSIBLE. Or she's gonna have a fucking breast cut out or a fucking stomach cut out OR BOTH BECAUSE WHY NOT?
Why not right?
I'll tell you why, because she's going to be killed in 2 seconds dont fucking lie to yourself. All of her vital organs are exposed she's gonna be shot.
THis picture so much I swear.
Not to mention in comics the females have rubber spines that will always be able to turn enough you can see dem boobs and butts.
I don't know if it's just me but it pisses me off when I see that all the time in comi
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Site Update: New Sta.sh Submit and Writer ToolbarIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: New Sta.sh Submit and Writer Toolbar2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
New Sta.sh Submit Interface (Beta Testers Only)
Sta.sh, deviantART's upload and publishing platform, has a redesigned submission process! This new version, which is only available to Beta Testers, includes a simplified and tidier interface that makes it easier to understand and use. In addition to the visual changes, we also added the ability to submit to multiple Gallery folders.
Art Theft, Plagiarism, Copyright InfringementNever needed to keep a journal. I decided to install it today just to post this.Art Theft, Plagiarism, Copyright Infringement2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There is a terrible story about an user that had a complain about copyright infringment, in which she was not the owner of the copyright over the original character as the original belongs to Lauren Faust / Hasbro. The girl unleashed her fanbase (other than all the other pricks around the internet that have no other interesting stuff to do and find it funny) against a Community Manager, Administrator of Deviantart, which i find to be an otrageous thing to do.
I searched for a simple yet effective description of what Copyright means and i found it surprisingly non other than on the respective bashed admin's journal, as a very old entry.
Probably if the people would have bothered to browse and read, they would have been illuminated why the admin took the actions he did on the so often posted screenshot.
What I want to do here is to use the overall issue to compare the differences between copying, plagiari
Shonen Jump's Manga Award - Safe To Enter?A serious caution for all aspiring manga artists, concerning Shonen Jump's Manga award. If you're planning to enter, or your friend is planning to enter, forward them to this journal.Shonen Jump's Manga Award - Safe To Enter?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Shonen Jump is currently running a manga competition at https://mangaaward.shonenjump.com/en
As a whole, Shonen Jump, who in all other respects is my favourite 'comic' magazine, is great. They've steered clear of major controversy, they try to publish non-offensive, youth-friendly material, and they try and pull together great creative teams and talent and produce some of the world's most famous series. It's really cool of them to open up their competition to international audiences...
So the basic spin of the competition that Shonen Jump is running is dazzling. Manga artists and enthusiasts from all over the world are invited to submit their work, the only requirements being page size and appropriate penmanship. Anyone can enter. There are three categories, one is Japanese, one is English, one is
Project Demise (DEADLINE ADDED)i decided to make my own project, for me and my watchers, a song that would be fun to draw pictures of X3Project Demise (DEADLINE ADDED)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
A Gorey Demise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2BWz3fE81Y&list=FLKtJN3-_4brZ0ZFl9-cm-tQ <--for those who havent heard it.
and we'll do lines for each person, you can do multiple if you want and use any of YOUR characters,INCLUDING SPECIES SUCH AS DARIEK AND VULKISH!!! species doesnt matter, just have fun.
pick a line and draw, using one of your characters, what you interpret its meaning(image) to be^^
new edit: NO DUE DATE, WHEN ITS DONE I WILL MAKE THE VIDEO!
1.> please make your picture relivant to the words
2.> please have the quote either in the title or description, then link it back to this journal^^
3.> HAVE FUN
A is for amber who drowned in a pool----> NovaTrinity ---> done:
how to be illustrator,without starvationHello everyone.how to be illustrator,without starvation9 months ago in Personal More Like This
i would like to sharing some tips from my knowledge and this is entry I wrote in my site illustcourse.com which I decide to sharing here also.
I've ever being freelance illustrator for 2 years and half before I take the leap to be entrepreneur path for almost 3 years,so I would like to sharing what I had learnt.If you asking me,how about income in freelancing path,I would like to said it's OK.It's not making you get rich quick in this path but compare working hour with income I think it's quite decent.If you working hard,you will gaining more but I would like to said if you want sustainable path.You need to develop your own product,because it make you didn't have to depend on freelance job which you didn't know whether it will run dry.
It's good that I live in Thailand also.If you can relocate to some place with lower living cost.You may consider to do so because it saving you a lot of money in a long run.
and this entry I would like to sharing tips how to become illust
big PLZ icons - dividers:iconcupcakedivider1plz::iconcupcakedivider2plz::iconcupcakedivider3plz::iconcupcakedivider1plz::iconcupcakedivider2plz::iconcupcakedivider3plz:big PLZ icons - dividers1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The X-23 Tenth Anniversary Initiative.X-23 reaches her tenth anniversary this year. For every character this is a milestone, but for X-23 herself it's a biggie. With her being part of the X-Family, being named X-23, and god knows how many other X references can be screened in there, this anniversary is one that should be done large. It's her X(That's roman numeral 10) anniversary afterall.The X-23 Tenth Anniversary Initiative.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I'm calling out to all fans.
From Auguest 2nd, 2013 to October 23, 2013 an effort should be put forward to share new original works featuring her or fan pieces about her. Let's see if we the fans can unite to each provide for this window of oppurtunity so none of us are overwhelmed and all of us have much to enjoy.
August 2nd, 2003 was when she first debuted to the public through the X-Men Evolution episode.
October 23rd, or 10-23 as many write dates, is the extrapolation of her name. X-23 also means 10-23 when you break down the roman numeral X.
We also have 2013... Which is an anagram for 10-23. S
30 POINT GIVEAWAY _-WINNERSSSSS-_Thank you to EVERYONE who participated~!!! <330 POINT GIVEAWAY _-WINNERSSSSS-_9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have picked 3 winners
so first place with 30 points goes tooooooooooooo................
2nd place goes to omocha-san http://omocha-san.deviantart.com/, getting 7 points
and last, but not least! 3rd goes to jeffthekillerlover12 http://jeffthekillerlover12.deviantart.com/ , getting 6 points
once again, thank you to ALL, have a great day~~!
you guys wanna donate some points for more winners? Every point counts! so far 1st is getting 30 points, if you donate there could be more for others too, which increases your chance of winning~!!!!!!! So just donate on my page>>http://zbee8.deviantart.com/ the donation box is right underneath this journal :3
THANK YOU FOR POINTS:
its the end of my school ye
Spammer alert!Ok, yesterday I woke up this afternoon to several spam comments in my inbox, all on the same deviation. They say things like "How to Start Your Own Busines", "Real ways to make money using computers and the Internet", and "Have fun loosing pounds the easy way while you busy" (blatant spelling/grammar errors are blatant) but I have already marked them as spam. The users who sent these and many that have been reported to me are as follows:Spammer alert!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Art sites for freelancing or inspirationHere are some art related sites that you may find useful. Some have more to offer than the category heading may imply! Feel free to note me if you have any problems with links or if you want me to add new linksArt sites for freelancing or inspiration2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FIGURE DRAWING RESOURCES (may contain nudes):
Figure Drawing sessions: http://www.artmodelbook.com/figure-drawing-directory.htm 900 schools and galleries in the USA and Canada that offer figure drawing sessions you can attend
lovecastle: (website seems to be down.) http://www.lovecastle.org/draw/ reference photos of humans, big cats, horses, hands, heads
pixelovely: http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php reference photos of people and animals
PoseManiacs: http://www.posemaniacs.com/ anatomical drawing references
Quickposes: http://www.quickposes.com/pages/gesture nude photos for figure drawing
Zvork Virtual Lighting: http://www.zvork.fr/vls/ interactive lighting on 3d human models
human anatomy for artists: htt