GraysLast week when I said that I wouldn't be doing con sketches of copyrighted characters, I had no idea that the news would get the coverage that it did. But seeing as how I helped poke the hornet's nest--and having taken the time to read the opinions of readers and other artists--I feel like it would be helpful if I responded to help clarify what's been happening.Grays2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, I think that what happened regarding this issue highlighted the BEST of our industry. I'm thrilled with the results, although I don't find Marvel's statement reassuring (more on that later). When we learned that Marvel was pursuing the $17,000 from Friedrich, we came together as concerned professionals and fans and managed to affect the situation. Even though we disagreed, at least we weighed out the options. And we even came together to set up funding to help out Friedrich. With the use of Twitter, blogging, and proper action from the media outlets, w
Tip of the Day: Getting your foot in the door*Take note that this advice is meant for people that are completely unknown beginners that have no options and are looking to learn***Tip of the Day: Getting your foot in the door2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Comic legend Lynn Johnston (creator of "For Better or For Worse" gave me today's tip of the day. She wrote to me with some advice after listening to my audiobook "The Perfect Bait"
"I wondered if there should be a portion dedicated to people- students etc who are completely unknown, who just want to get a foot in the door.
Working for free is the answer. You might balk at this because some critics say this gives the appearance that there is NO value to skill and talent. However- consider this: Working for free gives you amazing experience. It allows you to practice on someone else's project, see your work in print, establish a reputation and learn- big time. People who won't work for free WILL pay for a course! What better learning experience is there than to work with a client- such as a library or an independent book store or a school- producing poste
Tip of the Day: Mental BlindersSometimes you really have to just shut your brain off after making a good decision and just do it. Too many times we find that we know what to do but just don't do it. Today, come to a decision that is something you KNOW is a good one, then put on the mental blinders and just FOCUS on that task.Tip of the Day: Mental Blinders2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think part of what success I've achieved so far has come from being able to focus on one thing for long periods of time like Forrest Gump.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
"What A Week" Feature!:iconart-express:"What A Week" Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
by Unbearable Lightness :iconunbearable-lightness:
Dr. Carla Johnson http://drlightness.blogspot.com
This week: Four members awarded Daily Deviations and another group of members whose work in Carrie Leigh's NUDE magazine now resides in the Australian National Library!
And I missed a member's Daily Deviation, so it's featured here, too!! A DD was awarded on May 13 to Russian photographer Anna (Anuta71):
still life by ~Anuta71
Here is a sampling of the riches that followed us into June and imminent Summer:
LADIES IN RED
Nevertheless by ~StasaS
Dead Snow. by ~PassionateLovestory Sister Witches I by ~KylieFaye :thumb305908245:
:thumb271541188: ...:::Pretty in Red:::... by ~AlannahWilder
A STEADY DATE WITH DIGITAL
Friends by ~LG-Design Rostov Veliky by *AlexGutkin :thumb3
Tribute--Andrew Gettler May 11, 2011Tribute--Andrew Gettler May 11, 20112 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mitt "The Twit" RomneyIs everyone really going to ignore this Mitt Romney scandel? Are we really going to allow a gay basher to run for president? If a kid did something like that in today's world he'd be arrested on the spot and sent to prison for at least 5-8 years. Lest we forget Phoebe Prince? I mean kids will be kids right? So in fourty years why don't we let all these kids, who bully other kids to death, just run for president. What you do as a dumb kid shouldn't determine who you are as an adult right? In fact Manson and Sirhan Sirhan were dumb kids once, and it's been fourty years, so they should be good to run for president right? Everyone stand up for what is right and end the Twit's presidental run now!Mitt "The Twit" Romney2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BTW this is in no way me endorsing Obama! if i had my way Ron Paul would be the one running for president. But of course as we all know from past elections, the vote of the people doesn't matter when you have 40 stupid people casting delegate votes.
RE: Losers on deviant artDaily Deviation given to a woman lying seductivelyRE: Losers on deviant art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1 day, 1 hour ago by ~ravennyxrayn
Journals / Personal
REALLY? WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
WHERE IS THE ORIGINALITY IN THAT.
WE'VE ALL SEEN IT, SO TIME TO MOVE ON. SERIOUSLY.
ALL YOU ARE IS AN ATTENTION WHORE. THAT'S NOT ART. IT DOESN'T TAKE THAT LONG TO SNAP A PICTURE OF A YOUNG GIRL ON THE BED. ALL YOU PERVERTS- GO TO A GOD DAMN PORN WEBSITE WHERE YOU'LL JUST SEE NAKED WOMEN, HAPPY YOU LOW LIFES??
F*CK OFF, YOU'RE WASTING SPACE FOR ARTWORK THAT ACTUALLY DESERVES A DAILY DEVIATION.
I ain't even mad... just sick and tired of seeing the same shit.
You have decided you would like to troll my gallery and deviations which makes you a troll and an attention whore. Then you would like to be lame and block me from replying to your comments and ridiculous journal.
It is always people with no art work on this site that are simply here to complain and bitch about other people.
I model for pictures like this as my job and i get pai
The Business of Photography.If asked, many of the photographers here on DA would love to make photography a full time career. Unfortunately, most don't have a realistic expectation of what is required nor the skills to make that a reality.The Business of Photography.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I say skills, I'm not talking about photography skills - I'm talking about business skills. Most professional photographers only spend 20% of their time taking photos. The rest is business. Meeting with clients, accounting, taxes, sales, marketing - the list is endless.
According to the US Labor statistics, the vast majority of full time photographers work freelance. They run their own business, with all the benefits and headaches that entails.
So, what does that mean?
First sales: Who is your client? How do you reach them? What are they willing to pay?
For example, is there a market for flower photos? What do your flower photos bring to the table that all the flower photos on flickr and DA don't have?
It is far easier to market images which have less competition - for exa
FIRST YEAR - FEATUREOUR SECOND YEAR HAS JUST BEGUNFIRST YEAR - FEATURE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- this is a "sample" as we do thank all the members with no distinction;
- we wish the Group grows as far as quality is concerned;
- submission's high quality standards will permit us keeping our motto ... _share_&_learn_ .
HERE WE SHOWCASE SOME OF LAST YEAR's BEST SUBMISSIONS
it's all for you by *MoniBrand
two worlds by *elle-cannelleTrapped by ~bhalsteadBeauty is your Duty 1 by ~onesh0t
:thumb277590919:elisa by *alfred-georgOkruchy by ~inwersjaa
a vision for two re-edit by *AncaCernoschiRipping at the Spirit by *drkshp:thumb214570622:
City of lights by ~gnohzRua dos Caldeireiros by =CGiraldezMorning Breath by ~TopherGentry
Crossing the Lines by ~BikermervThe grid by *JimP4nsenBeijing - Capital Airport by *lux69aeterna
Labyrinths of Rome... by *S4SH4XrAy by *scheinbarMoving Forward by ~Cattereia
HuffPost #6Next signs the 10 point codeHuffPost #63 months ago in Personal More Like This
See my blog post at Huffington Post
friday collection - 2013.04.26friday collection - 2013.04.268 months ago in Art Features More Like This
feel by *MartaSyrko under cover of darkness by ~sth22art
Virginia by *pieton
trees3 by ~inkor78 piece of sense by ~ekhoz
untitled by ~huhahohi
The Daddel Du by *EintoeRn Constellations. by =mylittlebluesky
Kira by *elle-cannelle
What grows in me by *Anina-Bird Au Jour Le by *Poromaa
pine cones and other things by =noc-wielkiego-sezonu
19 48. by ~E-Clyde Greek Housekeeper by ~Olga-Zervou Drowning To Death by *oO-Rein-Oo :thumb213573889: Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison2 by `BenHeine Piece of me-at by ~Feebrile Rene Jacob - Lettre II by ~bwiti tifa lockhart. by `vmbui market street by ~tahra Howl by `Charlie-Bowater Temptation by ~Tatiannna 50. by ~E-Clyde Telefon by ~tounet Man Ray is dead - II by ~ninaselambin Michael and Kaz by `PerryGallagher Till Death Do Us Part by ~negateven Preach the Good News by ~theonlymagicleftisar this is not how i am by ~miamojolene198 months ago in Personal More Like This
New group and finished paintings!Alright: if you're reading this, please feel free to drop by and check out :iconDramaticChiaroscuro: and submit a member request. The group focus is on dramatic light and shadow, and interesting depictions of light and shadow in works of all mediums-- we're seeing some cool stuff, but the bigger our membership is, the more eyes we will have out there looking for the best pieces!New group and finished paintings!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also: I finished "1000 Miles" last night! :yay: I had one small area that needed some correction, but I coldn't get to it until the paint had time to dry. Now I'm just waiting for the last glaze to dry before I try to scan it (small works are so much easier to deal with; even if I knew what I was doing, I don't have the facilities here to photograph a painting).
As soon as I'm finished writing this, it'll be time to start back in on "Bellicose and Bitter;" I can see the end of that one, but it's always so tempting to get in a hurry to finish, and possibly screw something up, or leave something out...
Quick feature: Paint and KitchensI was looking through paint and kitchen nudes, to see the variety that exists on DA... Here are some of my favourites:Quick feature: Paint and Kitchens2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
sometimes i title by ~raphaelclass Shelved by ~jmxphoto A Better Resurrection by *NevaehLleh
fabie7 by *michaelrumiz Recipe For Disaster by ~dwingephotography Vicious by *makaveli81
091 by ~okilok pure nothing by ~veftenie :thumb142715576:
It just doesn't help by `scottjamesprebble kitchen by *minjos no, you ARE doing dishwasher by ~Britalicus
:thumb275195879: kitchen I by ~Levine-photography The Apple Juice Portrait by ~Halohid
10 Irrefutable Facts About deviantARTWritten with tongue firmly in cheek, from the point of view of someone who has been here for six and a half years, witnessing much dead horse flogging and dArama from a comfortable distance, armed with a sense of humour.10 Irrefutable Facts About deviantART2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It was better last year/5 years ago/August 2000/before Jesus was a little boy.
Daily Deviations are shit.
They were so much better last year/5 years ago/August 2000/before Jesus was a little boy.
They're all porn.
Like almost everything else on dA.
Apart from the anime and furries, which are EVERYWHERE and impossible to escape.
All the Admins are NAZIs.
That's why they don't care AT ALL about the masses of hate art you report and wilfully ignore your complaints, probably because they have it in for you, personally.
But hey, dA is all about the corporate greed, stealing your money and not giving away enough cool stuff for free to millions of users.
Unlike last year/5
Targeted CritiqueWe have a few critiquing opportunities at %CRPhotography for those that would like to receive some constructive comments on their photographs!Targeted Critique4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Currently, we have...
Monthly Photography Critique Thread: August in the +forum.
Critique Submission Folder where:
Submission is open to all members, one photograph, per week. No photo-manipulation allowed.
Before submitting your photograph to be critiqued, please constructively comment one photograph in this folder.
When you have finished your comment, note us with subject Critiqued and link us to the photograph you commented on, as well as a link to your own photograph that you want critiqued.
You are guaranteed one comment, but may receive more.
This blog is all about giving and receiving criti
BEST PORTRAIT EVER #1 Here are some beautiful portraitsBEST PORTRAIT EVER #12 months ago in Personal More Like This
Fallen Mists by *EmilySotoL'Amour Existe Encore... by *Nazrin-Polad
I Will Let You Burn by ~perebejnosflow II by ~FlotografCleopatra by ~LIVIUMphotography
kathana+ maxim by ~simsalabimaBrigitte... by ~cattheoroses by ~lucastomaszewski
The artists who created the arts above :
My favorite dA artists (part 1)Here are a few examples of awesome images from great artists I found in deviantART:My favorite dA artists (part 1)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Halo. by ~AlekimOneira Slow Burn. by ~AlekimOneira Past Hours. by ~AlekimOneira
*ickylust (artistic nude)
Profile in S# by *ickylust Light and Shadows by *ickylust Venus D Pose by *ickylust The Arbor by *ickylust Birthday Suit by *ickylust I Pray to the Gods by *ickylust Two Step by *ickylust
A Pause to Reflect by *ickylust Balance on Your Toes! by *ickylust Alone in the Cold by *ickylust Luminecence by *ickylust On the right Path by *ickylust
Two and a Cube by *ickylust Sunshine Circle by *ickylust Color Movement by *ickylust Soul at Rest by *ickylust Shower Time by *ickylust
My favorite dA artists (part 2)Next part of my favourite dA artitsMy favorite dA artists (part 2)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
(part 1 is here: http://milanl-ph.deviantart.com/journal/My-favorite-dA-artists-part-1-405356686 )
Also as... by ~Porthos-01 Helen 047b by ~Porthos-01 Third movement by ~Porthos-01 Bright Red by ~Porthos-01
Red cloth by ~Porthos-01 Helen 5 by ~Porthos-01 Helen 3 by ~Porthos-01 Binky 2 by ~Porthos-01 Binks at the Beach 2 by ~Porthos-01 Kay by ~Porthos-01 Kayleigh reclining by ~Porthos-01
~CoryVarcoe (minimalist B&W)
. : s i m p l e t r u t h : . by ~CoryVarcoe :: One :: by ~CoryVarcoe :: Streamline :: by ~CoryVarcoe :: Border :: by ~CoryVarcoe :: Un titled :: by ~CoryVarcoe :: Steps to Oblivion :: by ~CoryVarcoe :: pride :: by ~CoryVarcoe :: fern :: by ~CoryVarcoe :: enduring :: by ~CoryVarcoe :: guides :: by ~CoryVarcoe :: replacement :: by ~CoryVarcoe :: valet parking :: by ~CoryVarcoe
~frank74it (urban details)
Roof by ~frank74it Urban geometries 7 by ~frank74it Urban details 20 by ~frank74it Urban geometries 6 by ~frank74it Urban geometries 5 by ~frank74it Urban details 19 by ~frank74it We by ~frank74it
Urban rust by ~frank74it Urban details, 17 by ~frank74it Urban details, 15 by ~frank74it Urban Paper by ~frank74it :thumb27219
My favorite dA artists (part 3)Next part of my favourite dA artitsMy favorite dA artists (part 3)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
(part 1 is here: http://milanl-ph.deviantart.com/journal/My-favorite-dA-artists-part-1-405356686 , part 2 is here: http://milanl-ph.deviantart.com/journal/My-favorite-dA-artists-part-2-407458804 )
**** by ~GRAFIKfoto Olga by ~GRAFIKfoto katya by ~GRAFIKfoto Katya by ~GRAFIKfoto
Dasha by ~GRAFIKfoto Katya by ~GRAFIKfoto ****** by ~GRAFIKfoto Scandianis by ~GRAFIKfoto Luda by ~GRAFIKfoto Marina by ~GRAFIKfoto Nastya by ~GRAFIKfoto
=John-Logan (Art Nude)
Praying by =John-Logan Infatuation by =John-Logan Waiting by the Window by =John-Logan Study 9 by =John-Logan Study 7 by =John-Logan Afternoon Delight by =John-Logan
Come Back by =John-Logan Revelation by =John-Logan Solace by =John-Logan Faith by =John-Logan Somewhere Else by =John-Logan Set Me Free by =John-Logan
Never Forever by =John-Logan Broken by =John-Logan Redeemer by =John-Logan Athena by =John-Logan By the Window by =John-Logan Reaching Out by =John-Logan You're The One by =John-Logan
My favorite dA artists (part 4)Next part of my favourite dA artitsMy favorite dA artists (part 4)2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
(part 1: http://milanl-ph.deviantart.com/journal/My-favorite-dA-artists-part-1-405356686
part 2: http://milanl-ph.deviantart.com/journal/My-favorite-dA-artists-part-2-407458804
part 3: http://milanl-ph.deviantart.com/journal/My-favorite-dA-artists-part-3-413224874 )
~Naydy (sensual photography)
*** by ~Naydy voyeurisme by ~Naydy 1 by ~Naydy red by ~Naydy
line by ~Naydy *** by ~Naydy *** by ~Naydy *** by ~Naydy Mari by ~Naydy Daria by ~Naydy *** by ~Naydy
Wild on... by =RobertSleeper Cowboy up... by =RobertSleeper Tis the season... by =RobertSleeper Xaimara V by =RobertSleeper Contrast... by =RobertSleeper Kanvas in chains.. by =RobertSleeper Mandi being...Mandi by =RobertSleeper
A little silhouette... by =RobertSleeper No, she wont... by =RobertSleeper Paying the house... by =RobertSleeper Hot summer days... by =RobertSleeper Rock on... by =RobertSleeper Signed and sealed... by =RobertSleeper Silver... by =RobertSleeper
The wife of a gambler... by =RobertSleeper :thumb373
20k feature time + art theft updateHey guys! Just passed 20k pageviews, lets celebrate this with 20 features, shall we?20k feature time + art theft update1 year ago in Personal More Like This
also I talked to the music lable of morris code and they were terribly sorry for the incident (it wasent on purpose and so on). they will update the album cover with my name and my facebook page in the right corner (pretty big) and im totally ok with this. i dont need any money. either they delete it or the put my name on it. But for now they havent changed it (ill give them a little time).
oh and I bought a second hand nikon 80-200mm, 2.8 lens!
here a couple of my favorites from the past months, please give them the love they deserve!
645 by ~W1nDkh 2/2. by ~nothumanatall Fire flower by ~VidPen Of wind and the rain. by `dragonfly-oli bound by ~Art-de-Viant
Levitation 01 by ~sevfoto Eierkoepfe Shirt by =Nilanja step by step by =pulsiv :thumb3042
Publication in iPress MagazineI proudly invite you to check newest iPress Magazine iPress Magazine http://www.ipressmagazine.com/Publication in iPress Magazine8 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's in polish, but the images speak for themselves don't they
I would like to thank to ALL models, makeup artists and stylists who are involved in creation of my dreams. and thank to you of you who support my passion! THANK YOU!
Weekly Feature 6! Great Artwork!Hello ladies and gents! Here is my six weekly feature I hope you enjoy this collection of great artwork.Weekly Feature 6! Great Artwork!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a piece everyone should see. It holds an important message.
Mickey Mouse by ~Fstrthnu11 Man on fire by ~M053AB Unknown edgE by ~sc0rch Issue 2 Witness by ~shanepeters My Sunrise by ~Pupsie Devour by *thatcraftychick Quiet by ~HateSpinnerbait Bursting equinox by ~ricky4 Cupcake Present by =KaraNari Mass Effect 3 suits by ~staxandy :thumb264751812: Meeting Room - Version II by ~razfoil
Cosette by ~Lea5000 Faye 2011 by ~Mac25 Walking by ~NuDolce Her One True Friend Summer by ~ShadowedLily Ryan Gosling Pencil by ~BRiA-DOT Asleep on the Sand by *annsquare :thumb263173421: Torchic by ~LurkingSpork The Dark Lord by ~Checkyman
:thumb264327945: :thumb251833072: The Angel and The Dragon by ~prismatic-Lace
Flash Blob Cat Thing by ~PuccaNoodles2009
So I have noticed that I upload more of my artwork on my facebook then on here, ha. Its my personal facebook, but if your interested in seeing more of my art you can ch