† Vlad Tepes 1431-1476 †Vlad III the Impaler (Vlad Ţepeş IPA: ['tsepeʃ] in common Romanian reference; also known as Vlad Dracula or Vlad Drăculea and Kazıklı Bey in Turkish; November or December, 1431 December 1476) was Prince (voivode) of Wallachia, a former polity which is now part of Romania. His three reigns were in 1448, 1456-1462, and 1476. In the English-speaking world, Vlad is best known for the legends of the exceedingly cruel punishments he imposed during his reign, and consequently serving as the inspiration for the vampire main character in Bram Stoker's popular Dracula novel.† Vlad Tepes 1431-1476 †7 years ago in Personal More Like This
As Prince, he led an independent policy in relation to the Ottoman Empire, and in Romania he is best remembered as a prince with a deep sense of justice and a defender of Wallachia against Ottoman expansionism. His impact on the expansion of the Ottoman Empire is recognizable in that his successful hold against them bought precious time for western Europe.
Sweet Valentine’s art01) Chibi story 03 - Sweet Valentine http://nolven.deviantart.com/#/d4plaaoSweet Valentine’s art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
02) Elves - coming soon
03) Gorgeous incubus http://nolven.deviantart.com/#/d4plaom
And I made one special fanart with my OTP but I didn't submit it here (And I doubt that I'll do this because it's maybe too strict for DA rules. Light sensitive and erotic hot languorous).
This art based on my fanfic «The Bride of the Black Spider» and sequels. Kagome live with Naraku, she wants be with him because she isn't human anymore and she can't return in her life. He loves her. She's his treasure. And Naraku dreams that Kagome will fall in love with him too. So he waits
As you can see Kagome isn't a little girl here, she's energy young woman (about 18 or 20). I'm absolutely love to draw her more adult.
The Darkness II Contest TweetThe Darkness II Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Draw a page for the 100th Issue of The Darkness comic!
Read Official Rules »
In the new game, "The Darkness II" by 2k Games, it's been two years since Jackie Estacado took his revenge on those who killed his girlfriend and became the Don of a New York crime family. A strange and terrible power called The Darkness has remained locked tightly inside him, but now it's ready to come out once again.
Let your own inner demons out to play and join Jackie in his brutal internal battle against The Darkness by drawing a three-panel comic using the script created by Top Cow writers.
Become a pro by winning and have your three-panel
Tom Preston is Wrong[ Follow-up Journal Here: http://mpsai.deviantart.com/journal/Tom-is-Wrong-Again-Lessons-Inside-314918601 ]Tom Preston is Wrong2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I don't usually do call out threads, but today I'm feeling sassy. Besides, the subject of this journal, *TomPreston, blocked me a while back. I guess for being a "troll"?
I had seen his comics on the front page nearly every day and didn't think much of them, however after he wrote A Harsh Lesson I began to critique his work. Partially because I wanted to see if he'd practice what he preached (he doesn't) but mostly because he has the ear of many young artists and is sending them many bad messages. Over time critiquing him became an exercise for myself on the nature of comic making, and I got into interesting conversations with various people in the course of posting them.
I stuck to mostly his long-form comic work, and stuck mostly to critiquing writing and occasionally the art.
It came to a point where he seeme
PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksPE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y
WIN A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP!!:iconpinkflowerplz::iconpinkheart-plz::iconpinkflowerplz::iconpinkheart-plz::iconpinkflowerplz::iconpinkheart-plz::iconpinkflowerplz:WIN A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
ANNOUNCING THE PREMIUM CONTEST WINNERS !!
~~1st prize WINNER = :iconAuragirl360: :iconredflowerplz:
(1month premium Membership+ 6 pics Feature)
~~2nd Prize WINNER = :iconhydroEPALus: :iconredflowerplz:
(1month premium Membership+6 pics Feature)
~~3rd Prize WINNER = :iconjelikattebayo: :iconredflowerplz:
(1month Premium Membership +6 pics Feature)
~~4th Prize WINNER = :iconLalliebear: :iconredflowerplz:
( 1 month Premium Membership+ 6 pics Feature)
~~5th Prize WINNER = :iconWIKIPEDIAUSER:
( 6 Pictures Feature for 1 Month )
~~6th Prize WINNER = :iconTakeFlightRaven:
(6 Pictures Feature for 1 Mont
Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....Or so it is often thought. But it should never be.Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(Please note, I'm not necessarily talking about deviantart's critique system, though this certainly applies to it. I'm talking about all feedback, whether in comments or notes, in person, or on another site. Deviantart simply has a good format for others to leave feedback to an artist.)
In art school, you tend two get two different types of young artists: people who are infatuated with their work, and people who have no confidence in it at all. But really, it all boils down to the same thing: as artists, we are incredibly reliant on other people's judgement of our work for our self-esteem. It sounds a bit stupid, but I don't know that I've talked to any serious business artists who say otherwise (though if you do, please tell me). Artists often view their work as an extension of themselves, or their soul, poured out on paper. We seek other people's approval, b
Why I disagree with Kony 2012Many on here and on Facebook have messaged me about the Kony 2012 movie. It's very well-made and definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet.Why I disagree with Kony 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Kony is a terrible criminal, and I am very much for bringing him to justice. However, I do not share the enthusiasm of the overwhelming majority about the movie and the proposals put forward by the makers. Here are ten criticisms I came up with, in no particular order.
1) If something is being hyped up all around you, this is a strong signal to think for yourself. Be especially suspicious when someone wants to use FORCE to do GOOD. Paradoxically, if you REALLY care - don't fall for appeal to emotion, as is being done here. Consider the implications and outcomes, rather than the motives. Don't let the public opinion shape yours, let the facts do so. Don't let one issue overshadow other issues which could be more important. Don't be afraid to disagree with the majority. Truth i
Win some DA PointsWin some DA Points2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED
%Hiems-Mansion is incredibly sexy, so if you like RP Groups, you should definitely give it a closer look. It opens for applications again on April 13th.
If you like DA points and drawing, you should consider joining the group in the next opening, because you can be awarded 100 dA Points for a drawing if your drawing gets featured for the week =3
About my Flash Contest...
For those of you wondering about my flash game contest, I am trying to puzzle out a way to figure out who was using a flash injection to cheat and get a high/impossible score. It's making grading that contest incredibly difficult, so apologies for the wait
[CLOSED] Giveaway:One Year deviantART SubscriptionThanks to deviantART's generous new promotion I am giving away a one year deviantART subscription! All you have to do to enter is +fav this journal![CLOSED] Giveaway:One Year deviantART Subscription1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This giveaway is now closed and the contest winner was ~1nkl1ng ! Congratulations!
For more chances to win and for getting notified about upcoming contests and giveaways, please follow @AutodidactLaura on Twitter! Don't forget to retweet!
Giving away 300 points!The WinnerHello, sweeties!Giving away 300 points!The Winner1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I decided to give one lucky deviant 300 fresh and make their wintery day a little bit warmer
All you have to do to participate is
favorite this journal
comment on it with an answer on the following question:
Check my new photo below (I hope you like it) and answer which colour pencil in the photo below is the shortest?
(please, check carefully, I won't count people who were changing their opinions many times... And please, don't comment on the actual photo, the answer won't count)
Hello, again, darlings!
I'm glad that the contest was very successful and fun and thank you everyone who participated.
The correct answer on the question above is orange.
I'm glad the most of you answered right.
I uploaded the screenshot of the picking the winner process and the lucky number is 885!
Here's the screenshot:
Congrats to the winner ~WonderBazaar