Collection: The Way Of The RomaniCollection: The Way Of The Romani1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
The Way Of The RomaniIndomitable, Inscrutable & Irrepressible
They are commonly known as Gypsies, but that moniker conjures up the trite stereotypes and pervasive misconceptions commonly associated with a people whose culture and history are actually profound and nuanced. A vociferously unassimilable people, they are European (and increasingly American) urban nomads in constant migration, refusing to alter their culture in any way necessary for joining the modern wor
Being a Commission Artist part 1I often get messages from other artists who are looking into doing commission work themselves although they're not sure where to start. I don't claim to be an expert in being a commission artist, although I have been accepting commissions since 2000, so I do have a bit of experience under my belt. So I thought that I'd actually write down some stuff that may or may not help other people who want in on the gigBeing a Commission Artist part 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've got a bit to say about this, so I'll be divvying it up in several parts!
Part One: Making sure you're ready to take on commission work.
We've heard all sorts of horror stories regarding commissioning artists on the net, both from the commissioner and the commissionee's side. Here we'll tackle how to look at yourself to make sure that you do NOT end up being the villain in those horror stories.
Yes, the extra cash is tempting. You're gonna do what you like to do and get paid for it! Simple, right? Wrong! You will find that as a commission artist, there will
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu
Marceline the Vampire Queen FAQSince I get asked the same questions about this costume a lot, I figured I'd write up an FAQ for interested parties:Marceline the Vampire Queen FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q: Where did you get your wig?
A: My Finn made it for me. It was made out of two long wigs-- one 48 inch, one 60 inch. They were purchased on Ebay. I don't know the seller, sorry!
Q: How did you do the makeup?
A: It is Ben Nye Character Series cream makeup in Ghoul Grey (CB-8). It was applied using latex makeup sponges and sealed with Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Powder and hairspray. I do not recommend using hairspray unless you have someone helping you apply the makeup.
You can buy it here: http://www.frendsbeautysupplyonline.com/bennyecharacterbasecb-8ghoulgrey.aspx for only $3.40!
Q: How much makeup did you use?
A: Evicted! : Medium Coverage (face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands)
Henchmen: Medium Coverage (face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands)
It Came From the Nightosphere**: Minimum Coverage (face, neck, hands)
Heat Signature: Medium
R.I.P - Robin WilliamsSo I just found out Robin Williams died this morning..R.I.P - Robin Williams8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just google for information.
I don't cry for many actor deaths.. but this one is getting to me.
RIP you were an amazing human being, a wonderful actor and a very important part in my childhood.
Rest in peace my friend
A bit of personal lifeFirst of all, I'd like to thank all of you for your kind reactions on my last journal. I didn't really feel like replying to everyone in person. But I do want to let you know I really appreciate the support I got from you, and I've read every single message.A bit of personal life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first wrote that journal, I was in doubt whether to post it or not. Because, even though many artists experience it at least once in their career, having an artblock seems to be kind of a taboo in the art world. It's like admitting failure. Nobody ever likes to do that. I don't like it either. But keeping this kind of thing a secret, felt a bit dishonest to me. I thought to myself; "Would I dislike an artist I admire just because he/she had an artblock?" and the answer was "no". I would probably appreciate it if a public person admitted something like that, because it would make them seem a lot more human.
In the comments under the jou
GAME OF THRONES TICKLING: PART IIINote: These characters and the setting are the works of and copyright of George R.R. Martin. If presented with an issue regarding copyright, I will more than happy to remove and/or delete these stories. Some characters are under the age of 18 as well as actresses portraying them on the show. These characters will not and have not been involved in any kind of sexuality. This is a fictional recreation of events somewhere in A Clash of Kings (or season 2). On a separate note, GAME OF THRONES TICKLING PART II and the one below, PART III, have been rather boring (or in my opinion anyhow). Things begin to kick off seriously in Part IV, which should be up within a week. EnjoyGAME OF THRONES TICKLING: PART III2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cersei walked briskly through the corridor, hands folded in front of her. Sansa scurried to keep up. The Queen Regent acted more like a warrior than a lady sometimes. Lannister guards trailed them, but kept their distance at Cersei's co
Start your own SketchBomb!Hey Everyone!Start your own SketchBomb!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
A while back I teased the idea of anyone being able to start a SketchBomb. Now is that time!
I'm proud to announce that SketchBomb: Open Source! Now groups can form without my direct involvement. I've always wanted to keep in contact and be involved with all of the SketchBombs across the US, but unfortunately I just can't keep up. The hope is that this will increase the growth of SketchBomb and allow all those who have asked in the past to start their own.
The first of these groups is also our first overseas SketchBomb: :iconsketchbomb-newdelhi: run by :iconkshiraj: !
I've prepared a logo pack at this link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1lJ2PYhz1shRTJ5dmUtdk9yYUE&usp=sharing
It also contains the rules for hosting a SketchBomb. I hope it doesn't come off as too tight-fisted, but these rules are in place to make it more fun and inclusive for all. They are at the heart of SketchBomb's success.
Devious Journal EntryOh.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest: There and Back Again (CLOSED)Far over the misty mountains coldContest: There and Back Again (CLOSED)5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To dungeons deep, and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.
Far over the misty mountains grim
To dungeons deep and caverns dim
We must away, ere break of day,
To win our harps and gold from him!
J. R. R. Tolkien “The Hobbit”
:iconautumntree3plz: Are you ready to go on an adventure? Are you ready to start a journey to the Lonely Mountain, explore the Desolation of Smaug and travel There and Back again?
We invite you to share your adventures with us through our new contest: “There and Back Again”! Any artwork based on The Hobbit book/movies is welcome!
You must be a member of our group in order to participate
Your entry must be related to the theme and in accordance to group’s rules
Your entry can be either a new or an old piece
It’s not obligatory, but
Bobby Chiu's 4 keys to setting good goalsGOOOAAALS! The World Cup is the perfect time to talk about goals.Bobby Chiu's 4 keys to setting good goals9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Setting good goals is useful to not just artists but anyone who wants to achieve something.
When I graduated college and started my career, my goals were unfocused. Basically, I just wanted to get a job doing what I love, which in my case is of course drawing and painting. That was my whole goal. I didn't aim for anything more than that, and as a result, my career went nowhere.
Then, after reflecting on my career and examining the careers of people I admired (again, not just artists), I developed a master plan for my success that basically boiled down to four things:
1. Recognize the importance of setting goals.
Let's say you have the extraordinary ability to kick a ball farther and more accurately than anyone you know. As a result, you want to become a soccer player. But then when you're on the soccer pitch and the ball comes to you, you just kick it as hard as you can in what
The Avengers Holiday Contest!!!! (closed)Good luck to everyone!!!! I will announce the winners on Jan. 2nd, 2015!!!!!The Avengers Holiday Contest!!!! (closed)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here's what you can win:
1st Place: 12 Month Membership or 2,500 with a Feature and a Fan fiction short about whatever you wish (OC, Fav characters etc.)
2nd Place: 6 Month Membership or 1,500 with a feature.
3rd Place: 3 Month Membership or 750
Featured Devaints! Get free points! *CLOSED*Edit-*READ*Featured Devaints! Get free points! *CLOSED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
* DO NOT COMMENT, THIS IS NOW FINISHED! *
*AHHHHH THIS KIND PERSON :iconnekkide: GAVE ME EXTRA POINTS AND THIS SHALL CONTINUE! A BIG THANKS TO YOU~*
Edit-*NOW :iconmimi-the-turtle: ALSO GAVE ME EXTRA POINTS!! THANK YOU~*
Edit again- *THANK YOU :iconrainbowblast98: FOR THE POINTS, THEY ARE APPRECIATED! *
Edit- *ANOTHER HUGE THANK YOU TO :icontsukiranna: THE FEATURED SHALL CONTINUE LONGER! *
Edit (are tired of this edits yet?)- *THANK YOU SO MUCH :iconyoshiboo360: IT'S APPRECIATED! *
also added more people to the list~ please check them out~
Amount of points I have currently: 0
(Started off with over 200 points)
If you looking for points then watch this lovely and awesome people below~
You don't need to be a watcher to receive points~ ^^
A reason for you to watch this people is that they either, have amazing artwork, are new, need watchers, kind or that they are fun to talk to~
Here's the rules:
1. Watch 1-5 of this
SOPA was just a distraction, ACTA, the new threatAttention people!SOPA was just a distraction, ACTA, the new threat3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It seems yet again we're not out of the threat from SOPA, to understand what I mean please read this journal that I have copied from :iconsoniclegends: below and.
Some might think that this whole SOPA/PIPA/ACTA thing is no big deal, specially those who lives outside the country, but notice that many websites such as youtube,facebook,even DA and many many more are part of this country, so indeed, this will affect even for people like me living all the way up here in Norway.We have to do whatever it takes to stop these people from commencing their plans and letting theire law prevail! We must inform our government, school,work,everywhere to minimize their threat and hopefully stop them from getting bigger influence. They're literally taking our freedom if we just let this go unseen, so please do your best and spread this message across to wherever u are and whatever u use and to whoever u know, the more people/community stand against this injustice, the bigger is the
Concurso por puntos/fantasia Disney _Re uploadTuve que subirlo de nuevo,los comentarios no me aparecian solo por mensajes,a ver si funciona con esteConcurso por puntos/fantasia Disney _Re upload1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Los que desean concursar comenten aquí
Me he decidido hacer un concurso sólo con puntos, a si que si lo quieren, concursen ( lo haría de o.c pero no tengo ninguno aquí )
Es un concurso donde tendrás en base las películas de Disney
Qué hay que hacer?
Solo hacer un dibujo tradicional o a lo digital de la película más emblemática para ti;tomando a otros personajes de otras series,como por ejemplo: (C) Phinbella95McQueen
-Ser original y creativo,si veo que es copiado lo e
Mini Horror Reviews - Puppetmaster (1989)Mini Horror Reviews - Puppetmaster (1989)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
Blade by AmandaPainter87
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
Insidious (Series 2010–2013)
Muslims killing people in Paris!Today Muslims (possibly two men armed with a Kalashnikov and a rocket-launcher) attacked a French satirical magazine (Charlie Hebdo) in Paris where 12 people have died so far; in order to avenge their paedophile prophet, Muhammad. Presumably because Charlie Hebdo had published cartoons of a naked Mohammed back in 2012.Muslims killing people in Paris!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't even know what to say about this... most people know that I've no love for ANY religion, but this shit needs to stop! I seriously hope that these fucking Muslims that keep doing shit like this will have everyone realize that Islam needs to fucking die.
SexistSo... some of you might know I'm a bit of a feminist. There's a lot of baggage attached to that word, so watch this before you read the rest of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnJxqRLg9x0Sexist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, got that? Especially that end bit? Good. Men and women should be as equal as possible. That's pretty much it. If you think that you're a feminist too. And a masculinist at the same time.
So... there's this game that just done come out called "Lollipop Chainsaw". I saw a review for it and was saddened to see that 1. this game actually existed and wasn't a joke image that I saw on Tumblr somewhere and 2. the reviewer and the commenters didn't even bring up the blatant sexism. Sure, things like this "exist", and they always will in some capacity, but... they shouldn't be allowed to be as mainstream as they are. It speaks badly of the game makers and the immature audience that exists out there. "This is how we see and want our women." Women, in the meantime, don't get much of a say in how they'
Castiel sheets SHIPPED+ Donation send~:New:18 sept 2013Castiel sheets SHIPPED+ Donation send~5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I still receiving questions about thi,s even the sale was over, thank u so much for the interest but unfortunately i would not do this ever again, since i lost the original files for this, it won't be reprint it ever again (and dean pillow p too)
remember this sexy beibeeeeh? My beloved CAsstieeeeelll? ====>
it just finished it's pillow sheet printing test
and will be delivered to me soon~
(bad photo from the printing shop)
Oww YYESS~! it's arrived~!!! the postman deliver it to my office and it reach at early morning~ i was like.."woooooo...., FOCUS!!FOcUS!!U have a lot of deadlines to be done today or your boss with eat u alive~!"
so here's my photos, sorry for bad lighting, i used my iphone camera~
Fresh from the plastic wrap~ and..hey, it's smell nice as well~do the print shop washed it first?
From different angle, sorry i can't take full body photo since the sheet i
CISPA is Passed, GoodBye Cyber FreedomCISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act)CISPA is Passed, GoodBye Cyber Freedom3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is CISPA?
---> The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is a United States proposed law introduced on November 30, 2011 by U.S. Representative Michael Rogers (R-MI) and 111 co-sponsors. It was passed in the House of Representatives on April 26, 2012. Prior to the amendments offered during final passage of the bill that would address many Adminstration concerns, President Obama threatened to veto the bill.
Definition Reference from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Intelligence_Sharing_and_Protection_Act)
CISPA is passed! Now never ever put things that will make you go to jail via email or facebook and I guess this will affect international unless you want to get extradited to US by FBI to go to prison for cyber space relations.
This is just a warnin
Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Budapest HotelA Delightful Cinematic Confection
This latest marvelous exercise in sustained whimsy, the bailiwick of quirky director-screenwriter Wes Anderson, recently won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. It’s nominated for an Oscar and has the most overall Oscar
Transformation Challenge WinnersView Challenge ArticleOfficial RulesPrizesView EntriesSemiFinalistsTransformation Challenge Winners9 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Transformation Challenge! The 25 semi-finalist entries blew away the Microsoft and Motherboard judges, but they worked hard together and came up with the three finalists. Each of the finalist winners will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, $1,000 USD, an all-expense paid trip to work with a featured artist, and have had their winning work f
Down the Rabbit HoleClick:Down the Rabbit Hole5 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Robin Williams, Depression, and a Thank YouI honestly didn’t mean to come back so suddenly, but the news from earlier today just hit home very hard and I felt the need to say something to y’all.Robin Williams, Depression, and a Thank You8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Robin Williams Passes Away
Robin Williams passes away today at the relatively young age of 63. The earliest reports so far seem to confirm that it was a suicide by asphyxiation. He had been battling severe depression for quite some time now, and it seems that it ultimately did him in. Robin Williams was one of the first actors who’s career I began to follow as a kid, owing largely to his involvement in Disney’s Aladdin as the Genie.
I remember a story Stephen Spielberg told about when he was filming Schindler’s List. While over in Germany, Robin Williams would call Stephen up every night to tell him a joke because the story of Schindler’s List was so depressing and difficult to film Stephen needed the pick-me-ups.
It’s incredibly sad that Robin ultimately took his own life lik