Collection: 'Tis The SeasonCollection: 'Tis The Season4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
’Tis The Season
Every year our minds and souls embrace a period of giving, a time when we think of others and spend time with family and friends. For many though there is no time off. They have to work or are on emergency standby to help those who have accidents.
Then there are those who have nothing to share, no money to buy gifts, who can only give the love in their hearts to others. Those are the greatest gifts.
We all know someone that could do with some love this season. Knock on a door or make a phone call, share a meal or just make someone a cup of tea and listen to their stories. We will all benefit from giving others a little of our time.
The Golden Age Of Travel PostersThe Golden Age Of Travel Posters2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Golden Age Of Travel Posters
Vintage Miami Florida Travel Poster
Canoeing the lagoons of Cerulean City, strolling through Wonderland, zipping to Jupiter’s moons and more adventures have been promised in travel posters.
Of course these locations are exotic dream destinations, fantasy worlds, but there was a time when travel itself to very real locales in this world was a special and fantastical undertaking. Vintage travel posters take us back
Allpose: *Last* last call for booksIf you ordered books from me, they should be going out within the next 5 days.Allpose: *Last* last call for books3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SORRY IT'S TAKING SO LONG!! USPS raised their rates for people outside the US and I have to make sure I have shipping for everyone in one action. Thank you everyone for your patience. I love you all. (it's true)
I wasn't able to get rid of these books as easily as I was thinking...so I still have them.
I'm running low on the couples books but I still have plenty of the rest.
I'm open back up and would really like to sell them all. Please! 8D
They're super useful and I really want to see people use them. So stop by the store!
The USPS did away with surface to air shipping overseas. That means I, unfortunately, have to charge an additional $40+ to anyone outside of the US (except for Canada, I think). So be aware of that.
How is everyone doing, btw? ...school started and everything else!
Djwaglmuffin on Storenvy
Art Weapon For The PeopleArt Weapon For The People5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
For The People
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As you explore the possibilities just opened up to you by the DeviantArt Mobile App, you should all be asking more than just “how can this app entertain me,” but instead, how
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-09-2015Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-09-20152 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines FROM THE NEWS DESKMarch 9, 2015
For Your Consideration
We understand, it’s Monday.
Attention INKERS....yeah...you...Alright kids, I'm always giving the colorists love by uploading things for them to splash color on...now it's time to give some love to my inking brethren...Attention INKERS....yeah...you...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So...here's the deal...I have two (2) pages of Cazadora that I will be uploading in the next couple of days...I need both of them inked - doesn't matter to me if it is original, or digital...you have one week to complete one, or both pages...I will pick the best rendition to be used in the book, at which time I will need them to be submitted back to me at 300DPI...you will get credit for that page, as well as a signed copy of the book, but most importantly...you will receive the original pencil page...yes...THE original page...to hold in your sweaty little hands...
Doesn't matter your skill level, professional, novice, intermediate, - doesn't matter - the piece that I feel translates my pencils the best, will be used...the pencils will be somewhat loose, because I
Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!Years and years ago, at the beginning of my illustration career, a veteran illustrator got mad at me, and at a number of my colleagues, for charging too little. We all protested loudly. "But, dude," we said, "we are not veterans like you, with years of experience and stunning portfolios to back us up. We are newbies, and we need to eat, too, so we'll take what we can get. We're not in direct competition with you, so why do you care?" Then, we added, with great smugness, "Oh, and our rates are the current industry standard, so pthbbbbbt!"Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Except more than a decade's gone by, and I see that my colleagues and I are now veterans, with our own pretty portfolios and lengthy CVs. We have become the indignant illustrator's direct competitors, and we're not earning that much more than we were at the start of our careers. We're certainly not getting what he did, at the height of his. And we did this to ourselves. Oh, sure, we're not solely re
Blood On The Easel: Da Vinci VS MichelangeloBlood On The Easel: Da Vinci VS Michelangelo2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
BLOOD ON THE EASEL: Da Vinci vs Michelangelo
The Creation of Censor
Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci couldn’t stand each other
You might think that the two artists, who both lived in Florence in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, could’ve learned from one another, shared secrets, or otherwise bonded over their mutual passion. Instead, each thought of the other as inferior. An anonymous Florentine author, known
Give the gift of a commentAs I read all the comments that people leave on my images here in DA, I'm really amazed and humbled with what they're posting. So many describe my images as what they've imagined in their dreams, while reading a book, or even reminded them of their home that is so many thousands of miles away. I have inspired others to begin painting again, to attempt more landscapes, to study art more, and even inspired stories that were written by other DA members. While I don't know many of you, my art has touched many in some way and you've left comments to let me know this. You can't imagine how encouraging this is. To me, this is very rewarding and motivates me to continue my art and is actually helping me through a tough time.Give the gift of a comment2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In one month I will lose 20% of my pay until September by furlough because of the US sequestration. That ends up being about 10% for the year. I'm sure that some will be laid off as the government adjusts to it's new budget.
The Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White PeopleThe Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White People2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Sundance Award Winning Film: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
Finding Ferguson by Nikkolas Smith
Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not be racist has just been raised to 2. Sorry, but your weed man, Tyrone, does not count.”
— Sam White, Dear White People
The Sundance award–winning film “Dear White People”
Marking the debut of director Justin Simien, examines
13 Werewolf Film RecommendationsWell folks, since I'm going to be gone this Halloween, and will vanish for at least a week, I thought I'd leave you guys with a list (In no particular order) of thirteen (This means that your favorite may not be listed! There are hordes of other great werewolf films out there!) movies that involve werewolves that I recommend for your Halloween Parties tomorrow.13 Werewolf Film Recommendations4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Trick 'R Treat: I actually just stumbled across this film a couple of days ago, but some elements in it were right up my alley. While there isn't a whole lot of werewolfery in it, when the werewolves do show up, the effects are nice, and, it has a bit of folklore to it. This film has several stories intertwined and has a little something for everyone, whether you like werewolves, serial killers, zombies or the other ghastly creepies of Halloween. I will admit that there's one part of the film I have to look away from, though.
The Wolf Man (classic, followed by the new one) : Do I even nee
Dr. Martin Luther King JrDr. Martin Luther King Jr4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Black and White by josephrocca
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived a life of exemplary personal sacrifice in the face of the constant threat of violent reprisals, including sudden death.
He is synonymous with civil rights and the icon of the struggle of Black Americans for racial, economic, and social equality. He earns his place in history as one of the legendary rare human beings who really made a difference,
Be yourself. Because you're awesome!Consider this as a follow up of my last journal about getting pageviews.Be yourself. Because you're awesome!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
While the majority of the people reacted very positively towards the tips & tricks I shared, there were also some very hostile reactions that ideas like that would encourage you to be something you're not.
I'd like to elaborate on that.
First of all, these tips are basically science.
I didn't just randomly think them up. Most of the points are things that have been proven through marketing- and usability research. This whole marketing thing, however, is a field many artists are for some reason unfamiliar with, so people don't take it into account when wondering why they don't get the exposure they think they deserve. They often undeserving think it's their art that sucks, and that's a shame.
The reason I post this stuff, is mainly because I want people to know.
What you do with it, is
Femme Force: The New Female AvengersFemme Force: The New Female Avengers3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FEMME FORCE: The New Female Avengers
Birds of Prey and Batgirls
Congratulations to the Comics Industry!
Yes, folks, congratulations are in order. For years the comics industry has fought the never ending battle to prove to an uncaring world that comics weren’t just for kids. Thankfully there are now very few one–note heroes left, most of them now being heavily conflicted ‘Anti–Heroes’ who tread the morally gray area b
James Joyce In SpaceJames Joyce In Space4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
James Joyce in Space
By istickboy, @TruePictureInc
Milky Way by hyperblade416
1922 First Edition Cover
by James Joyce
What do you think about when you look at the stars in the night sky?
Every June 16, the day fans of novelist James Joyce celebrate “Bloomsday
Pisces: The Dancing Dreamers Of The DeepPisces: The Dancing Dreamers Of The Deep3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
PISCES: The Dancing Dreamers Of The Deep
Zodiac Sign Pisces
The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.
For some, the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one on the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and manneri
Where to get started before you can apply for workThere is no such thing as suddenly knowing when you are ready to turn yourWhere to get started before you can apply for work1 year ago in Personal More Like This
passion into your profession. But there is a way of measuring your chances on being
able to get work and eventually sustain a living from it.
Accepting commissions or freelance for low payment won't help you. You can think any penny counts, but it will lower the worth of your work and damage the market.
How to measure that you are ready?
You probably have high goals, but they are usually not your first step. You must search out the clients who can be that first step. Often found in the card game industry, book cover illustrations and smaller game company's.
Look at the artwork shown by a company such as the card game company: Fantasy Flight games. Compare your skills with the average of their artworks. If it matches yours, you will have a chance. However, keep in mind that those artworks had been done in a limited timeframe, usually within 12 hour
Fan Art Friday: How to Train Your DragonFan Art Friday: How to Train Your Dragon4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: We Have Dragons!
How to Train your Dragon by krissy
How to Train Your Dragon
The island of Berk once had a troublesome problem with looting airborne raiders, but thanks to Hiccup and his dragon/best friend, Toothless, a peaceful coexistence reigns in the Viking land. It wasn’t an easy undertaking to get to this point, but audiences all over have sure enjoyed the journey of these action packed films.
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
ACTA it Just gets worseACTA it Just gets worse3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Want to know why ACTA is so controversial? Read our overview of ACTA.
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which has already been signed by eight countries, poses a dangerous threat to the inherent freedom and openess of the Internet. Under ACTA, ISPs and websites will be given more power to track what we do online, while forcing them to turn over our information and reporting our activity to the authorities -- all in the name of copyright protection! This controversial intellectual property accord, which was negotiated in secret, violates our fundamental rights to free speech and access to our culture.
The European Parliament, which will soon hold a final consent vote on ACTA, may be our only hope to stop this dangerous agreement. A "No" vote on ACTA by the Parliament will dismantle ACTA in its current form and make countries back to the negotiating table. Call on the EU Parliament to take a stand and vote "NO" on ACTA.
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
Thoughts on Transformers Robots In Disguise 2Now, I'm not one of those fans who scream doom and gloom at every new incarnation, and I'm rather annoyed by the people who are like that, but I can't help wondering if this new Transformers series is going to be a flop. Prime was not my favorite series, but I can admit it had definite strengths in its production. And I'll keep an open mind when I tune in to the show, but so far absolutely nothing about this has me jazzed. The animation looks awful, the more kid-oriented toyline is being panned by the fans, and Hasbro couldn't even bother to give this series an original name (We already had a "Robots In Disguise" in 2001, not to mention all the comic titles with that name.)Thoughts on Transformers Robots In Disguise 25 months ago in Personal More Like This
And then there's the fact that Cartoon Network will be broadcasting the series, and they have a history of screwing over every Transformers series they've been given.
Plus, I'm sorry, but the idea of Bumblebee as leader is just stupid. Yes, I know he's currently the second-most popular Transformers character,
World War Z (Movie Review)In its best moments, World War Z: The Movie couldn't even pass for a "missing chapter" of Max Brook's novel. Gone are the multifaceted viewpoints, sociopolitical commentary, and slow-building worldwide turmoil. In a perfect world, a faithfully-minded adaptation would have spawned a mockumentary-style action epic the likes of, say, District 9. What we have instead, amid sordid tales of budget blowouts and exhaustive reshoots, is a frantic and surprisingly intense monster caper.World War Z (Movie Review)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Brad Pitt is literally THE star of the film; the focus is squarely centered on his Gerry Lane, in lieu of the novel's constantly changing perspectives. Whether Pitt is acting out the exhaustion of constant peril or simply sleepwalking through the movie as some have criticized (more likely the latter), he coasts on his effortless likability whilst sharing easy chemistry with his on-screen wife (Mireille Enos) and children for the brief time they are all together through the breezy first act. Nearly all other suppo
SeriouslySo I have been seeing rude comments like "Your too fat to cosplay." Well, you know what people, cosplaying isn't about fame. It's about having fun, a chance to meet new awesome people. If you think someone is too fat then your a very shallow person and hope something will change that thought.Seriously3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been bullied having people say I'm too fat but, I don't really care of my weight. XD
I'm 230 pounds and I'm proud of it as long as I have meat on me I'm good. Plus, I have been working out, doing arm weights and such so most of it is muscle. My body is more masculine then feminine I have noticed. but I don't really care. I'm still beautiful, I'm a very kind hearted person and have loads of excitement in me.
Please, if you have been bullied for cosplaying don't listen to the idiots, they don't know what true beauty is. I'm certain they think beauty is something they find on Playboy mags and such. Don't let them get you down, at least you had fun doing what you love If you love somet