wow! weekly feature wow!omg! can you believe :iconspirals-and-swirls: is having a weekly feature! that's never happened before!wow! weekly feature wow!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
are you a coffee achiever as well?
these are really awesome artworks by really awesome artists
who submitted it to a really awesome group who has put
them in a really awesome feature!
Surreal juggling by *RedTwenyFlow with the Wind by ~TheJoanaPADJ
A Decorated Cage for My Princess by ~kiukkukissaStar Flower by *Thelma1Swirls by *MeFlyingFree
we're setting up a chat room! we can all talk about swirly random stuff!
we're starting to get entries into the flora and fauna contest, and we're looking forward to seeing more.
bye! see you in next week's feature...you wish! :iconevilgrinplz:
p.s. check out a groovy new group that is cool and has a cause, and even better, it has lots of the admins in this group working in it!
Paint like a pig eats"I want to paint like a pig eats." - Richard SchmidPaint like a pig eats1 year ago in Personal More Like This
No holding back.
No self conscious.
Just indulgence in the act of painting.
The best way to improve is to learn as much as possible from the old mistakes. I have to paint and I will learn from the mistakes. No textbook or instruction video will improve my skills If I don't paint.
Wide FeaturesHello there!Wide Features3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
How are you doing?
I'm featuring some people across deviant art, therefore, very widely spread features. It's astonishing that you can post a request on the forums for deviations to feature in your journal and gather such a wide variety of interesting works. I wasn't disappointed, mind you!
All right then, here are some works and a few words of mine on those... here and there.
:iconMoon-Pie-Panda: Awesome looking costumes for cosplays, thanks for the watch Panda
She has some drawings in her gallery too, very soft and gentle looking strokes. Check it out.
:iconvinesaw: Dark and Fluffy. Yeah!
:iconrawjawbone: Lots of interesting designs, some of them remind me of that muerte skull design stuff. None of the stuff below, but check the profile for more diversity.
SPIRALSFirst of all, everyone please join the spiral & swirls 'FIRE' contest, check it out : http://spirals-and-swirls.deviantart.com/journal/staff-feature-345479502SPIRALS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
THIS WERE THE 3 WINNERS OF OUR LAST CONTEST
And here's the regular feature with more Spirals And Swirls
Access by *CristianoTeofiliAnubis Eye by *ChaosKatie
Abstract-O-Puss by ~GotezzForam plain by *steveoxleySweet Embrace by ~MrsBrainhump
:thumb341063310:butterfly wedding by ~feldrandThe Black Origin by ~bohemian-empress
God of Winter, Ice, Snow and Frost (FOR SALE) by *LaistealaSeahorse by ~sofiaeinarssonDrowning in Dreams by ~violetxrain
Insanity by ~Arokeiallegory 15 by *unerdeTemple of Trees by ~kiukkukissa
Cerny kocour by ~bionomiechos of blood in your head by =CorviidKAMA-SUTRA by ~kd-matheson
Synthetic Sunrise by *dalifan-teresauntitled21412 by ~moldybDream Competition by ~BACHT
Whirlpool Of Emotions by =BiBiARTsGood and Evil by *KarolusdiversionWildfire by *AnimaCreations
SPIRAL by ~K-E-I-TThe World Trough an Eye by =anaPhenixfibonacci by ~Edandelion
Forever by *cactusmumkatespiraling III by ~sth22artswirl in the rock by ~awjay
Spiral by *DasGhulLa Belle et la Bete - 4 by *endegor:
One Myth I Wish I Could Dispel"Feminism means you can't like sexy things"One Myth I Wish I Could Dispel3 months ago in Personal More Like This
After doing a series of comics standing up for women's rights, there's a lot of really negative rumors going on around me right now. Most of which point to the hypocrisy that I use to draw fetish artwork and that recently I made pin-ups that were "sexy" in nature. Because, of course, if you're an artist who stands up for women's rights from that moment on you're not allowed to EVER draw women in a way that might be construed as potentially "sexy," lest you be labeled a hypocrite.
As I've mentioned before in previous journals, I really can't stand this mentality the internet has of polarizing extremes. You've always gotta be in one extreme or you're in the other. There's never the possibility that you could be in the middle like, you know, a normal person would be.
I understand why that is: it's easier to point out fallacies and bitch and whine about people when they fit into nice neat black and white spec
Witch Sorceress EnchantressWitch Sorceress Enchantress1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Oct 3, 2012 by $techgnotic
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 misunde
Quick Tips: On Referencing AnatomyReference from real life whenever possible.Quick Tips: On Referencing Anatomy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you reference or copy from another artist's studies/sketches/art, you may be copying their mistakes as well. Furthermore, an artist's studies are their notes and --just like with history or chemistry notes-- copying someone else's notes will not help you fully understand the material. To completely understand anatomy, you must take your own notes and build your own understanding through observation.
This is probably a no-brainer for many artists but... ~scruffynerfherder and I were talking about this last night, and with the increase of "anatomy studies" showing up on dA's front page, it's been on my mind. DA's resource category has some great material, but I also feel like there is a lot of misleading information taught by amateurs who really probably shouldn't be teaching things like shading or anatomy, because they have a less-than-stellar grasp on it themselves. I'm not trying to knock anyone here, but it's a bit tr
Stop Praying.Tornados hit America every year, praying before hand doesn't prevent them, praying during them doesn't stop, and praying afterward does nothing but make one feel good.Stop Praying.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Don't pray- send money to the Red Cross or if you can go and help.
Simple as that.
Friday Night Features XXIXFriday Night Features XXIX2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Friday Night Features
Friday Night Features is a weekly feature aimed at displaying
a cross section of the some of the most striking, entertaining
and fantastic literature, photography and artwork from across
deviantArt. Show your support by ing this article and
checking out these amazing pieces. You may find someone
new to watch
Away From Here by ~Tantamont-to-Musicambivalence by *toxic-nebulaeAmbivalence by ~psithurisms
Heart, of Parking Lot by ~Elmarakiss by ~ocean-whispersUnformed by ~beigegray
Damp by =FlexDreamssyfy eye... by ~basharbbrTeaparty by *la-esmeralda
A way for dreams by ~sylverfaceHAPPY NEW YEAR by =Ophelia-Overdosebumble bee's source by ~GenerationGoodbye
by Piotr Kogut by ~VMPSeleneThat Beak by *FreyaPhotosMistress by ~TheNoiseDisease
Spegazzini Glaciar by ~RicardoBevilaquaTentacled Mastertouch IV by *BeccyBex0984 by =DianaGrigore
.: Malaguena Salerosa :. by *sideshowsitoSeasonal Galaxy by ~FreshArt101Royal Black Couture II by ~ladymorgana
:thumb176242153:Boceto by ~irethlasombra2 Hearts 2 Love by *choppre
Pacific RimPlotPacific Rim5 months ago in Personal More Like This
An alien rift opens up in the pacific ocean and giant monsters start pouring out. After failing to stop them with our usual tanks and planes, the world unites to make giant mech robots punch the monsters to death. Because the robots are so big and complex, controlling them alone is too intense for a single human brain to comprehend. So mech robots are piloted by two crew members who mind meld with each other to share the power load. The better in-synch the pilots are with each other, the better the robots perform. The movie follows the events as monster outbreaks increase and a last ditch effort to close the portal is put into motion.
There is a LOT to get through in the movie in terms of world building. Sometimes so much so that you don't get a chance to absorb it all in. Likewise, since there's so much going on the characters don't get very developed either. Outside the 3 main characters, the rest of the characters are simplified ste
CONTEST POST APOCALYPSE EXTENSIONQuite a few of you have successfully completed your submissions for the contest and already uploaded your art, but there are also a few that contacted me regarding the time limit on the contest, and asked for me to extend it, as they would have to rush their final piece. So we decided to give you all a bit more time on this, and extend the contest deadline until 15/08/13. We feel that it's more than enough time for you to complete your piece and submit it, plus it gives some extra time for people who have already completed their entries to re-visit them and add final touches if necessary.CONTEST POST APOCALYPSE EXTENSION7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Kind Regards, absolutejackass.
So here's the shit!
I've been thinking long and hard about this, with a glass of Jack Daniels, cigarette and
Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 2Let's get this part out of the way first...Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 27 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, comments are disabled on her YouTube video. But honestly, why does everyone see this as a "problem?" I know it's common wisdom to assume that if you hide comments you're "scared" of receiving criticism or some other bullshit, but think beyond that please.
1) Comments enabled would just allow hate speech and actual sexism to persist because the internet has already determined that everyone hates Anita. No matter how thoughtful or constructive your criticisms might be, YouTube's 500 character limit isn't the best place to give it, plus it would be drowned out by the trolls and haters spewing negativity.
2) Her videos are also meant more as a teaching tool, not a vlog series, and as such are potentially going to be used in classrooms. Probably a good idea to keep nasty comments of homophobia, racism, sexism, etc off of the main source of the video. I think that's backed up beautifully by having her tell parents to preview the
NaNoEdMo: A Month for EditingIt's finally the halfway point in the NaNoWriMo challenge! For some, they've already graced the 50,000 word limit, others are close enough to reach, some are still hanging around the daily word count limit, and for others... you're struggling to catch up! But, no matter where in your challenge you are, there's one thing that everyone shares: a novel. More correctly, an unedited novel.NaNoEdMo: A Month for Editing1 month ago in Literature Features More Like This
While yes, NaNo is meant to prove that you can, indeed, get a novel written (and by novel, I mean first draft), many of us writers would love to see a more polished piece. Whether it's for your personal use, showing to family and friends, using your self-publishing option for it, or seeking traditional publishing down the road, editing is important to having a nice, solid piece of work. You may be proud now that you've got 50,000 words written (or close to it), but you'll be even prouder to have a grammatically correct, plot-hole filled in, novel.
But, for many, the editing process seems to be a bi
'Nice f**king model!'I heard that a sequel to Beetlejuice had been greenlit a little while back, and everyone involved with the original seem to be on board. Michael Keaton has openly said that he's involved and, last I heard, Tim Burton had been talking with him directly, so he's most likely going to be calling the shots again: http://metro.co.uk/2013/11/06/michael-keaton-says-yes-to-beetlejuice-2-4176210/'Nice f**king model!'2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Beetlejuice, to me, is the definitive Burton film. I don't think he's ever made anything better so I'm rather excited at the prospect.... as long as it's not the "Beetlejuice goes Hawaiian” B.S. that bubbled up from the s-bend a few years back.
The movie is, what, 25 years old, now? So I’m (depressingly) aware that a good slice of you won’t have seen it and, at one point, will no doubt be asking “Is that Spock’s mum?”.
You must watch it.
Put it on late at night, let that Danny Elfman score send shivers down your spine and enjoy the ride: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
Yeah, this'll end well.....Let me try to wrap my head around this: certain parties in the U.S government don't like the idea of assisting the poor, of the county they serve, with health care expense, because of the cost.Yeah, this'll end well.....3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Their "solution" to this is to shut down the government (something which isn't possible in any other nation on the planet), which will cost more, decrease public spending, lower the demand for imports, damage global economy and generally tarnish the U.S's international reputation even further?
The rich making others suffer in an effort to get their own way.
I believe that's called "tyranny".
USA ShutdownUm... my government kinda stopped working today. I'm gonna summarize these events rather generally, so if you don't like what I say here, tough luck go fight about it in the comment section. I'm writing this not because I want to talk about politics, but because I'm sorta obligated to since it's a BIG DEAL here and people are confused and wondering what's going on.USA Shutdown3 months ago in Personal More Like This
So we have a budget that needs to get passed every year to keep things running. The president gives the budget to Congress and Congress approves of it. Except that Congress is so inefficient at getting things done, they often wait too long to pass the budget by the deadline. So generally what happens is they pass an extension to take care of it later, which shouldn't be a big deal. But this year Republicans added an addendum to the extension saying they wanted to bump Obamacare till next year, and squabbling ensued.
Now Obamacare has already passed into Law. It's even been upheld by the Supreme Court. There is nothing Republ
The Film Poster as Imagination's PortalFor many of us, the first “art gallery” to command our attention (and constant, even daily, monitoring) in our lives existed within the pages of the local newspaper. It was called “the movie section” and its ever-changing movie advertisements were like little frames that rarely contained less than pure magic for young imaginations.The Film Poster as Imagination's Portal2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Film Poster as Imagination's Portal
Thu Mar 29, 2012, 7:00 PM
For many of us, the first “art gallery” to command our attention (and constant, even daily, monitoring) in our
lives existed within the pages of the local newspaper. It was called “the movie section” and its ever-changing movie
advertisements were like little frames that rarely contained less than pure magic for young imaginations.
The Film Poster has existed since the
Describing your CharactersDescribing your CharactersDescribing your Characters2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When it comes to characters, we writers have a certain goal: to bring these people to life in the readers' imaginations. But for this to work, two things need to happen.
1) The character needs personality.
2) The readers need to be able to visualize the character as they read.
The first is achieved through characterization, while the second is traditionally thought to be achieved through physical description. What I’d like to discuss in this journal entry, however, is how physical description also needs to contribute to a character’s personality, and how it’s actually characterization, more than anything, that helps the readers visualize a character.
Take a look at the following example.
1) When I entered Mr. Jed's office, he stood and smiled at me. He had a big nose and short, brown hair. He wore a dark suit. I shook his hand.
What do you know about Mr. Jed from this br