AMANA² is Released!LSAMANA² is Released!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Walls by j3Concepts
Walls by neiio
Edit: Walls by ether (sorry! Forgot that this was up before neiio uploaded those)
Ten Quotes About Christian ApologeticsGreat Christian Thinkers: Ten Quotes About Christian Apologetics:Ten Quotes About Christian Apologetics3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Great Christian Thinkers: Ten Quotes About Christian Apologetics:
• Apologetics is not simply about reaching outside the church and helping people realize why Christianity makes so much sense. There are many people inside church congregations who are wrestling with apologetic questions; who come to faith but haven’t ...had all of their questions answered. I think the pastor, the preacher, needs to realize if they want their people to be good and minister to the faith, apologists and evangelists, they’ve got to be equipped. They’ve got to be reassured about their faith. They’ve got to be helped to be able to explain it and defend it in the secular marketplace. Now maybe many pastors and preachers say, ‘You know, I couldn’t do this.’ In which case, you need to bring somebody in who can. But there’s a real need for the local church to see this kind
Custom Breaking Bad FiguresCustom Breaking Bad Figures3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year I sculpted up a few portraits of Bryan Cranston as Walter White from my favorite show "Breaking Bad". I was finally able to put the finishing touches on 3 custom figures of Walt, all of which were given to the creators of the show this past week.
It's been a helluva lot of fun, and a tremendous thrill to get to meet the artists behind this terrific show that has been so inspiring to me. Kinder people you will not meet!
So here's a look at the finished custom figures. These were pieced together from various sources, using Hot Toys bodies, and clothes I found on ebay and then altered. The heads were all painted by some talented friends of mine, and they really brought Walt to life. It's been a lot of work to try and piece these together in my free time, but I really enjoyed doing it.
ps- A random winner was chosen from my last giveaway. I'll do another giveaway in the coming months, I'm sure. thanks!
The Timeless Code of the Eternal OutsiderWhy Drive will be the movie that is remembered in years to come. Film Noir is a genre of “life in the shadows” movies that became popular in America during the uncertain times of World War II. Westerns have remained a shorthand for the American psyche with their sullen outsiders with a personal code of honor bucking the system. Samurai films mirror the lone avenger protagonist, but set against a longing for a lost society of incorruptible values. Now and again a notable contemporary noir or western or samurai film emerges with little fanfare amidst all the commercial cacophony of the louder, bolder, more spectacular action films that rule today’s box office. One such gem of film blending all three genres flashed out of the shadows briefly in 2011. It’s called “Drive” and I think it is the greatest artistic achievement of the past year.The Timeless Code of the Eternal Outsider3 years ago in Personal More Like This
60 seconds interview with...Jo SchwabPhotographer Jo Schwab JoSchwab from Berlin has been on dA for the past three years. He is a very accomplished portrait photographer and his gallery shows a variety of portraits of women, in the "nude portrait" genre. He has received two DDs for "Olga" and for "Anesja" the latter a particularly stunning colour portrait of a black model. Jo has many fans and countless imitators but no one quite manages to match his uncanny ability to capture the undefinable.60 seconds interview with...Jo Schwab4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Some of his best work is to be seen only on his website http://www.joschwab.com/ where he shows greater versatility than in the work posted in his dA gallery.
I have asked Jo a few questions. This is our first interview in a long time. Our "60 seconds interview with.." are meant to be short and to the point.
Send me a note if you would like to be interviewed or have suggestions for an interview.
AlexandraB24 :iconalexb244: for fineart-photography :iconfinea
Art We Heart: AutumnArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.Art We Heart: Autumn3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconthesmallwonder:A reflection by thesmallwonder
While warm summer is probably my favorite season, I have a soft spot for fall. It's a colorful season full of reds, oranges, and other fiery colors. It means cuddling with blankets, wearing cute scarves, and sipping warm cups of tea.
But mostly I love fall because it reminds me of one of my favorite childhood fairy tales called, "The Leaf in the Shape of a Key" by Joan Aiken. It's about boy who rides his bike beneath trees in fall, catching all shapes and colors of leaves. The last leaf is in the shape of a key, and it opens a door in the base of a tree.
I rode my bike under a lot of trees as a kid hoping to recreate the magic, but unfortunately, it's a little less whimsical when you live in a neighborhood of pine trees.
Still, fall is a time of nostalgia for me and the photograph
Best of July and some OlderHello members of :iconcloseup-photography:Closeup-Photography!!!Best of July and some Older6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to our first "Best of" submissions from the month of July!!
Sorry this is a bit late.. We will be more on schedule come the August issue!
(and some older since our group has grown horribly inactive.
Hope you enjoy!!
Awakening by alexgphotosmiling lizard by efeline
Yellow Stone by MERYFIELD
Catcher by IndigoSummerrStripes. by dragonfly-oli
Fragile by Gallynette
Taking Shots by iAmoret179.Gecko by Bulinko
How to ask for free requests (awareness and rant)[Edit (8.10.14): Holyyyy moly I didn't expect this journal to get so many views, favorite, & comments! *^* It's an old journal to me now and I was just expressing my feelings and venting them out, so I won't be replying to the comments on this anymore. I will read them though! Thanks for voicing your opinion on this matter : )]How to ask for free requests (awareness and rant)6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I think there's a great need to educate people asking for free art about when it's okay and when it's not. Biggest problems about people asking for requests are (1) they don't read, & (2) they don't care.
I know this whole journal is practically all common sense, but for some reason people don't know these things or don't care enough?
This journal shouldn't have to exist but now it has to.
This journal literally has 3 STEPS. It's so easy, even a child could do it.
Step 1 - You see an artist's art that you really like, so much that you want that artist to draw something for you. Step 1, go to their page to note them. E
The New Vexel Definition1. Vexels- what are they?The New Vexel Definition5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Vexels are layered raster shapes of solid colour or gradients/ solid shapes/ raster shapes with look of vector.
The word 'vexel' is a mix of words 'vector' and 'pixel'.
2. The difference between vexels and vectors
The most important difference is that vexels are created using raster layers while vectors are created using vector layers.
Rasters are based on pixels (little squares) and each square is given a fixed colour. When you expand it you can see pixelation.
Shapes created using vector layers while expanding stay crisp and don't lose their quality.
Let me explain the difference on this example.
The image above is a vector. When expanding it to 300% it will still stay sharp:
If the same image was created on raster layers it would look blurry after expanding to 300%:
3. What is allowed and what's not when creating vexel art
Wallpaper Wednesday #24!Remember, if you like these wallpapers, visit the deviation and favourite/comment thereWallpaper Wednesday #24!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Morning Wallpaper Set #3 #4 #5 by cheLebhieh
#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 | #7 | #8 | #9 | #10
Collection: GlassesCollection: Glasses2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It would seem counter-intuitive that a person wearing glasses—i.e., a person in need of a device to properly identify and understand incoming visual perceptual information—would be assumed to be more rather than less intellectually gifted. And yet that’s the transformative power of donning a pair of glasses, the thicker-lensed and clunkier the better.
Tim Burton - One Man Showby RodneyPike
Burying A Sci-Fi ClicheBurying A Sci-Fi Cliche3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Burying A Sci-Fi Cliché
if I were a writer by In-Ink
From the Dusty Annals of Sci-Fi Cliché History
James Tiptree, Jr. was a writer of science fiction, mostly short stories, whose first work, “Birth of a Salesman,” was published in the May 1968 issue of Analog Science Fiction.
Analog Science Fiction
Warm Worlds & Otherwise
Pinup and Glamour - GroupsPinup and Glamour - Groups3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Pinup & Glamour Week - Groups
Due to the nature of the Galleries these Articles may contain Mature Content
14th - 20th November 2011 is Pinup & Glamour Week in projecteducate ----> http://distortedsmile.deviantart.com/journal/Project-Educate-Pinup-amp-Glam-Week-268797004
Groups are responsible for a lot of the Art sharing on dA and the interaction of the community as a whole. They don’t seek to break down the interests of deviantART’s community, instead to unite the members in the various different genres that are displayed.
Here is a selection of some of the fantastic Groups on dA that boast an incredible collection of Pinup & Glamour Artists and Admirers
Star Wars: A New HopeStar Wars: A New Hope2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Star Wars: A New Hope
The Empire Bargains by dvsdesigner
Who’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!
It has begun. Below you will find the trailer to the beginning chapter of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, a new trilogy for a new generation. One well crafted 88 second trailer later, and it's just what we were hoping for. X-Wings, Tie Fighters, brand new Light Saber designs, the Millenium Falcon and just enough intriguing character moments to have us all gu
A bit about social mediaThis video has been a hype on the internet over the past view days;A bit about social media9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's not the first time a similar message is send, and it's probably not the last time.
Over the years, I've seen many of those messages seen popping up on (how ironically) social media. And while the intention is good, I think the whole "quit social media" thing in general is a bit too one-sided. They don't realize that social media isn't just something we can stop over a day. It has become a collective mindset. A communication standard. Like phone calls and letters used to be our main form of communication in the 90's, social media now has become our standard for communication.
The matter is the same. It's just the medium that shifted.
I didn't have a Facebook account until late 2011, and I didn't have a smartphone until early 2012 (and that was only because my boss got me a new phone, and it happened to be smart). Yes, I was late. The reason for that? I absolutely hated the smartphone generation!
Art class 101 -Digital painting beginning exerciseSphere demoArt class 101 -Digital painting beginning exercise5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is a great way to try digital painting and to get used to two very different methods of digital painting, I will refer to them as glazing and direct painting. I find when teaching this to my students that it is about a 50/50 split as to which method the students prefer. Either method will produce beautiful results.
The reason I start with the sphere is so that students master the techniques on a simple object, but dont let that fool you. A sphere is a very complex shape when you are first starting out. If you can mater shading a sphere smoothly then you will be well on your way to mastering digital painting. I often suggest students try the sphere exercise several times until they can do it smoothly.
The goal of this exercise is to master the values to produce the illusion that the sphere is three dimensional. If you have ever taken a drawing or painting class, you may have done this exercise before with more traditional materials. There are 6-7 values needed to
I love autumn.I love autumn.3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
0861 by Bittersuesz Autumn's last rays by Nattaen
2317 by Bittersuesz 'moja ulubiona pora roku' by riinnna
Autumn - Torun II by JoannaRzeznikowska such a lonely day by all17
i never learn by justashadowleft LXXXIII by captaindwreck
6200 by Bittersuesz Autumn Falls by TheCameraGirl
best autumn by all17 Chestnuts. by Akatamy
Dunkelrotkaeppchen by Bittersuesz Spooky little things by thedaydreaminggirl
Herbstanfang. by immugraah strange November by RebelderGirl
4030 by Bittersuesz Autumn by Padera
Analogue Pleasures by Bittersuesz pumpkin spice cookies by beLIEveyourheart
Path by Hinkz September, 18 by lightlanaskywalker
Samhain by Ardonau Welcome, Autumn. by Bittersuesz
Autumn by Nelleke 4031 by Bittersuesz
2481 by Bittersuesz Golden Autumn by LemonLemonLemon
Collection: Hammer Time!Collection: Hammer Time!2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There is always a reason. A level of insult. An unprovoked assault. A threat of invasion. A refusal to negotiate in good faith. A refusal to compromise. There is always something so unbearable that it must be righted with no more delay and by any means, by even the last means, necessary. That final means is war.
Ever since mankind became able to produce and possess more than necessary for survival, there has been a surplus of resources. It is the treasure that has built our civilization and shaped the special magic and glory of what it is to be a human being.
The struggle for control and division of that treasure sometimes infects men’s minds with a unique
Terminator Trailer Terminates TimelineTerminator Trailer Terminates Timeline2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Terminator Trailer Terminates Timeline
Marcus Terminator Concept Art by RobertDBrown
With our concepts of time and space in our collective pop culture receiving a relentless shredding (Interstellar, Looper, Edge of Tomorrow) the Terminator, once again, comes back to show everyone how it’s done.
But where exactly and when will this be? When he (it?) first hit the pop culture
Happy holidays, my dear friends!I want to thank to each and everyone of you for being close to me, for supporting me as an artist and my work, for encouraging me! I want to dedicate this journal to all my friends here on DA and in life!Happy holidays, my dear friends!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I, my daughter and my wife: We wish to you a very very nice Christmasand a Happy New Year, wonderful holidays, loads of inspiration, strength to achieve everything that you wish!!
Thread by RAichy999999 by BetweenTheClouds
oooop by golpista...mmm... by golpistaeve by ezorenier
Fire and ice by Eman333Introspection II by Flora-SilveUn 57 by DragonLordKris
Modesty... by RobertSleeper:thumb206604913:
ballad of the absent by AncaCernoschiUntitled 473 by philneff
Blind Torment by Metal-Bender......................... by damianparlickiBlind by FurorArt
The long sleep of winter by rustymermaid:thumb313331328:BLUEBELLY by Ensomniac
Medea by marzenaabl:
TypeBattleZTypeBattle1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Z as in Zebra
April 4, 2014 - April 18, 2014 Results
Man this was a close one! The voting was off by only one count! Congrats!
This is a simple one guys! Our fighters must create a weapon using just the letter "Z" and nothing else. Your focus should be the letter "Z". Whether you go a calligraphic or custom lettering route is completely up to you.
Monthly Street Challenge - FebruaryIn 2014 The-Yard-Collective launches Monthly Street Challenge with a new theme each month.Monthly Street Challenge - February1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The February theme is: SINS.
Consider the theme from all aspects. What is it? What does it mean? What could it be? What could it become through your mind and eyes? How could you interpret it perhaps in a new way? Is there a side of it we have not yet seen? Is it too obvious in itself? Is it possible to twist it and turn it and make it something else, something new and inspiring? These are the kind of thoughts that should be going through your head every time a new theme is being announced.
Just to get your thought process going, let's remind ourselves which are the seven deadly sins; lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy & pride. That list alone should be a fountain of inspiration for a street photographer!
Submit your Challenge photographs into The-Yard-Collective Favourites: ‘FEBRUARY Challenge’ folder. The Challenge folder will be open for sub
My next book isssss...A sci fi war story told through a unique perspective.My next book isssss...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
More info soon. Follow me on www.twitter.com/danluvisiart or www.facebook.com/danny.luvisi to keep up with the latest news.
This book will have 150 paintings in it by yours truly.
Can't wait to show you more.
Don't worry, I'm not dead yet.
Works that fill our eyes!(6)The year is ending ... My way to thank the artists, is show a little of what they do!!!!Works that fill our eyes!(6)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"No great artist sees things as they really are. Otherwise cease to be an artist."
Unlimited Edition Splinter - the splinterface DL by deema78