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light up my dreams by lilibz

Light Up Your Dreams


This piece by lilibz inspires us to push past the fear of failure and believe in ourselves by lighting up little bits of hope and never giving up! You can tell from her gallery that she takes her own advice.










Music Theft


It seems that it is much easier to steal another person's creative work or use it without their permission than ever these days and most people do not understand the feeling when someone uses something that is personal to you and that you spent time creating, gets used by someone else without even asking. But occasionally it happens to someone who has a high enough profile they can call out the person who stole their work and this happened yesterday to singer songwriter Neil Young. His single Rockin In The Free World was used without permission by, of all people, Donald Trump for his announcement he wants to run for President of America (I didn't write that with a straight face). So Neil called him out publicly on it and used it to say he is endorsing independent candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. Hopefully The Trump will do more than just apologize to Young.







Sunflowers Sea 2015 by annewipf

Creating A Vivid Landscape


annewipf is a talented digital artist who specializes in photomanipulations and in this tutorial she demonstrates how to create a beautifully vivid and surreal landscape.










Ramsey Bolton, The Nicest Guy In Westeros


Want to see what some editing skills and an Elton John song can do for your reputation? Next up, Dick Cheney.










Pot Shop Sues Crooked Cops


Okay, so if you've been following the news about America's wonderful Police departments, you'll notice their PR company hasn't been doing their job recently. A difficult job if you're trying to cover a mountain of racism with an eyeliner brush. Well recently the police department in Santa Ana, California, decided to raid a medical marijuana dispensary there for reasons that are still unclear. What is clear from the stores monitors is that this particular group of cops were assholes and clearly like hash brownies. The marijuana dispensary is taking legal action against the police and they have plenty of evidence against them...







Jack Frost by MarSchons

Discover Someone New


It's time to find some hidden talent in our DeviantArt community and a great way to do that is to look at the selections in STelari's feature (-404) Deviant Found. Take a look at the latest edition or peruse the master list if you're feeling adventurous! Have you discovered an artist that you feel deserves more attention? Share them with us in the comments below.










E3: Dreams From Media MolecuLe


Realizing your dreams is the next natural progression for video game play. Creating and playing your own characters and storylines, having them interact with other peoples dreams, is now becoming a reality. Dreams from Media Molecule for Playstation 4 is a major first step in that direction and this taster, completely made in PS4, only hints at its potential. Not coming to an XBox anytime soon.










Baby Beatbox


Wanna know what happens when you leave the kids at home with daddy to raise? They have fun, that's what!







Devil Summoner by elsevilla

Interview With Elsevilla


Hector, aka elsevilla, has been working tirelessly on the graphics for a cooperative story-telling board game called Middara, which is currently on Kickstarter. While there is only a week left, the project has already surpassed the funding goal and Hector and his work have been featured in this fantastic article. Congratulations elsevilla!










Turbo Kid Trailer


The craptastic 80's are back with the return of Turbo Kid! Never heard of him? Does it really matter? Today, when everyone is updating old 80s IP to look modern and new, Turbo Kid is keeping it real, ie: old and crappy looking but tons o' fun!










Elon Musk Is A Hitchhikers Fan


The interview with Elon Musk about the success of SpaceX is a little dry but we really see what drives the man and what his inspirations were. The last question is about his favorite fictional spaceship. He's a Douglas Adams fan for sure. Check it out.







..... by agnescsoor

Macro Spotlight


Take a moment to enjoy this feature that showcases the extraordinary world, magnified.










Autism; Get The Story Straight


15 minutes and you can get the full story on what the reality is behind the talk of Autism and Vaccine Deniers. It is a case of the power of storytelling. You have a good, seemingly plausible, story, you can get millions of people to believe you. It sort of worked for Bush and Cheney when they lied about Iraq and led us to war and it worked for those who saw the rise in numbers of autism when compared to the rise in numbers of people being vaccinated. Two things that could go together but didn't. Not even close.







Harley and Ivy by lujus

It's Official: Poison Ivy And Harley Quinn Are Girlfriends


It is now official, at least until DC Comics next cosmic event, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are going out together. This by no means excludes The Joker from Harley's life, but Poison Ivy is the rock in her life and DC Comics have acknowledged it. 







Little Red Riding Hood by villian-KK

In the Forums


If you're a fan of fairytales and have created artwork based on them, we'd love to have you share them in this forum.







The Evil Queen by IrenHorrors

Happy Birthday


Today we celebrate IrenHorrors ! Head on over and wish her a happy day and be sure to check out her gallery.
























Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6–17–2015

Authors: Moonbeam13DeevElliott 

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GREMLINS by GrievousGeneral

























Hyrule Gets ‘Game of Thrones’ Intro Treatment


Some amazing artists put together this animated sequence, which mimics the opening credits of Game of Thrones, except with a map of Hyrule from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. We have to give some major props for this video’s uncanny ability to make us feel incredible amounts of GoT-related excitement for this weekend as well as misty-eyed nostalgia (fun fact: A Link to the Past was the first video game eawood ever bought). Also, if you’re looking to get caught up in time for Sunday’s premiere, take a look at this site.














Photo Tour


zohreh1991 has invited you on a photographic tour of her city, Yazd in Iran.











Suicide Squad
by David Ayer



Suicide Squad Photo


David Ayer, the director of the upcoming film Suicide Squad posted this picture of the film’s cast on his Twitter. The photo features several of the movie’s biggest names like Cara Delevingne, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith. Noticeably absent, however, is Jared Leto, who will play The Joker in the film.








Undiscovered Stock


Cassy-Blue features lesser known stock artists in a series she calls ’Stocker off the Beaten Path.’ The latest edition can be found here.























‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 3 Trailer


What can we say, today is a trailer-heavy day. Orange Is The New Black will be returning to Netflix in June, and the trailer for it suggests the show’s signature blend of wit and emotional depth will feature prominently.
















‘True Detective’ Trailer


We weren’t kidding about the trailers — here’s another one from HBO for True Detective, which will return to TV this June. The series, which premiered last year, quickly developed a cult following and claims what might just be the most compelling Matthew McConaughey performance of The McConaissance.














Become A Mentor


Not that long ago we wrote about the seniormentors group and how great they were and boy, did the community respond! So much so, the group is in desperate need of mentors to supply the demand. If you’re an active senior member and you want to help out your fellow deviants, send a note to the group.








‘Agents of SHIELD’ Spinoff In Development


Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Marvel is developing a spinoff series based on its TV show Agents of SHIELD. That’s it! That’s all we know so far! No word on which characters it would center around or anything juicy like that. Join us for a bout of wild speculation concerning the show’s premise, its cast, and which characters it will feature in the comments below!








Photostory Tutorial


RodianAngel has put together a two-part tutorial on how to create photostories, which are basically like comics in the form of photos! Find part one here, and part two here.









LEGO Dimensions


A new game called LEGO Dimensions will be coming to gaming platforms on September 27. The game will feature crossovers between every LEGO world imaginable, which means that fans from all over the grid have something to be excited about. In the trailer we see cameos from Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, and Batman, to name a few. Check out a trailer here.








Moving Sale


STelari is getting ready for a big move to another country and selling commissions (plus other great stuff) to raise money! Help a girl out and snag yourself something pretty at the same time.











Man without Fear
By Daredevil



Daredevil Suit


Just in time for this weekend’s premiere, a video showing the red suit worn by Daredevil in his Netflix series has been released via Twitter.








Forum Feature


Aheng711 wants to know what movies made you cry. Share the films that make you feel some type of way here.








Birthday Patrol


Happy birthday to Pretty-Angel! We hope it’s a special one.








YouTube To Offer Subscriber Service


According to report from Bloomberg, who obtained an email sent by the company, Google wants to offer a subscriber version of YouTube that allows users to watch videos without seeing ads. For a fee, users would get a subscription similar to a Neflix account, and be able to watch content on YouTube without first watching ads. According to YouTube, the revenue from subscriptions would be shared with video creators.








Game of Stars


stratomunchkin has recreated Westeros and Essos as Star Systems. Excuse us as we get lost in this.








‘Goosebumps’ Writer Signs On For ‘Gremlins’ Reboot


Carl Ellsworth, who wrote the upcoming Goosebumps film, as well as thrillers like Red Eye and Disturbia, will also be writing the upcoming reboot of the 80s classic Christmas tale Gremlins.








Diversifying Your Characters


Random-Acts-Stock has provided some helpful tips for writing LGBT characters.











Photo
by Ray Collins



Look At These Amazing Photos Taken In The Water


Photographer Ray Collins is colorblind, but that doesn’t stop him from capturing the transfixing colors of the water in his photographs. Collins takes photos in the water, sometimes underwater, sometimes just above the surface. After learning to shoot in the water, Collins honed his skills and became able to capture specific moments, like the second before a wave breaks.








Challenge Directory


Want to get involved in a contest or challenge? This listing of Challenges Around DeviantArt by cinyu should prove to be helpful!
























Drone Updates


Today drone maker DJI announced a new quadcopter model that is equipped with a camera capable of shooting in 4k resolution. With this news, and with drones getting more advanced by the day, we wanted to take this opportunity to share a wonderful ad from 3DR in which apes discover drone technology.














Stocks and Photos


DigitalDreams-Art has posted this wonderful feature of Stock and Photography.









Damon-Affleck Thriller Coming to Syfy


A TV show from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s company Pearl Street Productions has been greenlit by Syfy. The show, which is an espionage thriller, will tell the story of an executive who changes his identity in a dystopian future setting. The TV show will be called Incorporated.








Forum Feature


iAmoret is getting her first DSLR but wants some suggestions from you fine photography types! Share your opinions here.








Kathy Bates To Return To ‘American Horror Story’


The iconic performer will return to American Horror Story, making it her third consecutive season on the show. Bates will run the hotel that the new season’s events will be based around, according to a tweet from Ryan Murphy, one of the show’s creators.








Project Porkchop Artist To Watch


Algalad is an artist living in Egypt. His portraits are entrancing, and his use of color reminds us of Dali a little bit. Check out his gallery here, and find out about more Project Porkchop artists here.
























Daredevil Honest Trailer


With Netflix’s Daredevil series set to air this Friday, Screen Junkies have given the last attempt to bring the hero to the screen a well-deserved sendup. We sincerely hope that Netflix’s Daredevil is of a higher caliber than this film, and that its star, Ben Affleck, is more watchable as Batman than he was in this movie.














Birthday Patrol


Today is didizuka’s birthday! Help make it a special one by saying happy b-day.






















Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4–9–2015

Authors: techgnoticeawood 
Curator: Moonbeam13 

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Shia Labeouf Ruins All Your Superhero Movies


It's Monday! So any of that positive energy you managed to raise to get you started this week? We're taking it all away, starting with everyone's friend of the arts, Shia Labeouf. Shia, take it away...











2015: A Space Odyssey


A GoPro mounted inside a fairing from a recent SpaceX Falcon 9 flight captured some spectacular views as it fell back to Earth. The footage is played in real time. The music is the Blue Danube by Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866, yet it is fitting thanks to the use of the music by Stanley Kubrick in his groundbreaking film, 2001: A Space Odyssey released in 1968. Earth looks spectacular in these views but also very small. Remember folks, pick up your litter and recycle. This is the only world we got.







apple by 3DEricDesign


El Capitan Is Trending


Apple computer's World Wide Developers Conference is off to a big start with the unveiling of its new operating system, El Capitan! This is great. Now if only I could get Yosemite to work first...











I'm Going To Have To Science The Shit Out Of This


Matt Damon plays Robinson Crusoe in Ridley Scott latest film, The Martian. An astronaut left for dead on Mars when a mission is aborted and the crew have no choice but to leave him behind believing him dead. Okay, he's not actually Robinson Crusoe, his name is Mark Watney and no one knows he's still alive and if they did it would take four years to mount a mission to come and get him. Therein lies the adventure... Now Ridley can go do the Blade Runner sequel and if he really has to, the Prometheus sequel, but only if he REALLY has to.







How Many More? Walter Scott by Nikkolas Smith by Nikkolas-Smith


Walter Scott Murderer Indicted


50 year old Walter Scott was shot and killed on April 4th this year. He was running from a white South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, who shot at the unarmed African American man eight times before he fell to the ground. Michael Slager was later fired from the force and has now been indicted on murder. It will now be up to a jury to examine the evidence before they find him guilty, lock him up, and throw away the key. We know you are reading this from all over the world. What is your thoughts on what has been happening in the United States and how does it compare to where you live?











World War Two By The Numbers


The world's worst war reduced to an easy to digest 18 minute video. It takes into account both the civilian and military fatalities then compares them to all the known wars before and after. As horrific as these numbers seem, pause and reflect about the numbers of those who have died and continue to die because of famine and disease. It's Monday but we ain't going easy on you today.







Constantine by VinRoc


Constantine Is Dead


Constantine executive producer Daniel Cerone has officially announced that the show is dead. Place your bets below to how long it will take for a reboot. The cinematic version of the character should be showing up in Guillermo del Toro's Justice League Dark movie for Warner Brothers, based off the DC Comic of the same name. In the comic, Constantine is the leader of the group. If history is anything to go by, you can't keep a good character dead for long.











How To Destroy Your Career In One Easy Rant


Lithuanian music producer Ten Walls (AKA Marijus Adomaitis) issued a Facebook rant and effectively ended his career. The homophobic post compared homosexuals to pedophiles and went on to describe them as "people of a different breed" who need to be "fixed." The post has since been deleted but already several music festivals have already canceled his appearances, Creamfields, PITCH, and Sonar for starters. While he may hope this blows over and people forget, this really won't. He's going to have to do something amazing to recover from this and we can only imagine what that could be...











It's A Bird, It's A Plane, No It's A Honda?


Honda is banking on everyone in the world eagerly anticipating the opening of the Justice League based on the DC Comic, because they're pushing their new models as reflections of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman... Wait a second... That's not Wonder Woman, that's Flash! They couldn't use the strongest, fastest, woman in the world here? Sorry Moonbeam13! We'll get the bums who did this ad!











Jurassic Pork


Vegetarian? Have we got the horror trailer for you! We're used to seeing all the Lego versions of trailers, now the bar has been raised. Try it with Hot Dogs and Chicken Nuggets!!











And Yes, Dumbledore And Gandalf Did Get Married This Weekend


Dumbledore and Gandalf did in fact tie the knot this weekend at the Equality House across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church’s headquarters in Kansas, in the good old USA, land of the free. It was a mixing of over 250 people from two different magical kingdoms that had traveled there and back again to witness the event. We hope the couple will be together longer than just a spell.







Mr. Potato Head by kilroyart


In the Forums


Which actor, actress or character would you cast to play you in a movie? thecatintheapartment asks just that and you're all welcome to join in! Mine would be Mr Potatohead, who would be your choice?







Little Corner #1 by SqueakyToybox


Happy Birthday


SqueakyToybox is having a birthday today and it's hers! Go and give Kirsten some hugs and smushies while she still remembers her name!
























Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6–8–2015

Author: DeevElliott 

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By Kasandra A. Poindexter
For Ben Pruitt

Sleepy actions can be just as open and truthful as those of a drunken man.

Much more healthy for the body, for sure.

Last night ~ priceless.

He asked me what I thought of his sweet nothings - worried I was bothered by his giant romantic streak - NEVER!

Muttering, half asleep, that I of course adored his words sweeter than honey; I asked for more, something I never asked for when awake.

I asked for his love for me.

I can only imagine what he felt at my curled up figure saying that cuddled against his warm body.

As we began. Tangled the next morning he brought up the whispers in the night.

Both terrified of rejection, our youth, and the devotion required for those words...

We love.
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For Ben Pruitt
By Kasandra A. Poindexter

I had tuck it in a corner
Like a note to inspire myself later during my dark days
Or money left in a coat pocket four years later.

Do you know where I found my smile, reader?
With a friend, someone I had entrusted with my vulnerability.
That's what my smile is, you know? Vulnerable, unprotected, and un-phased by the scars on my heart.

I unknowingly gave it to him because like a Wolf who protects its cubs,
He protected my smile even in the darkest of times.
He was always opinionated but never judging.

Thank you for keeping my smile safe.
Now that I have it back,
May offer to protect yours?
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Reading
So impersonal until I knew the author.
His words struck me like a cord of music.
Awe inspiring.
Do I believe him now? Yes.

Feeling
To believe these that are inside me.
To not hold back the hopeless romantic that I am due to fear of getting hurt again.
To open my vulnerability to my best friend who has only just discovered my existence.
For him, I will try.

Touching
His heart.
His soul.
His mind.
His body.

Freedom
Is to be there for him because I know he needs it just as much as me.
Is not letting him take the brunt of the abuse, even if he thinks it will help.
Is tenderly kissing him no matter how my friends feel.
Is the goal both of us are striving for.

He is finally mine, and I am not letting that go.
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so the book came out today,  

i am currently up to my eyeballs in finishing the next one, should be up in 2 days
and then the last one by years end :)

for those who asked for digital version comixology has it

www.comixology.com/Sunstone-Vo…

don't ask me why it is the same price as printed one... i'm just as baffled by that practice

anyhoo, merry christmass, happy holidays, oh and here are some reviews :)

www.needtoconsume.com/comics/s…
fantomzone.org/2014/12/23/revi…
all-comic.com/2014/sunstone_vo…
www.geekedoutnation.com/comic-…
outrightgeekery.com/2014/12/26…
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just so you know, if you all think you can't wait  for chapter 5, try wondering what it's like for me! XD

i have 3 massive bomb moments in it

1 the obvious one which comes at the very end

2 ally and lisa figuring out their   glitch

and 3

the big one that i have been building up for 4 chapters now XD
why is alan an asshole XD

seriously, i am shaking with glee here XD

trust me, it will be fun!
and till then...

Gcd by shiniez
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just watch

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 11, 2015, 4:16 PM
demonml.tumblr.com/post/116152… just...just watch this

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slightly incorrect names for foods

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 23, 2015, 11:32 PM
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its 11:30  pm and I lost it a pringles

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5 Ways to Create Opportunities with Bobby Chiu

by Bobby Chiu & Flynn Ringrose


1 - "No" really means "Not right now."

One of the most important things I’ve learned about opportunities is that the people that receive the most, and I’m counted in this, are the people that don't take no as final. We’re okay with getting a harsh no, or a few of them. When rejection happens, learn to put a smile on your face, go back, reassess, and come back with a new approach or completely new portfolio. If you know in your heart that you are willing to take ten harsh rejections without giving up, then most likely you won't have to.


2 - Don’t sit waiting for your ship to come in.

One thing I see all the time that I think is unfortunate is that many artists wait and wait for the perfect job. Here’s my advice for that, just go and do it! Just go pretend. One of the things that helped me starting out before we did Alice in Wonderland, was pretending that we were already working on a Tim Burton film. Every project we had that was close enough, we’d try to make it complementary to what we thought would be cool in a Tim Burton movie.

You can’t just sit there saying “I wish” and “I imagine” unless you’re doing it in a way that helps you get to that destination. That’s what helped me with getting on Alice in Wonderland, thinking about it all the time, but also always working towards it.

There is something to be said about waiting for your dream job. Just don’t sit there and do nothing. I think not enough people wait for their dream job in a way. They take the first jobs that come to them that are half-decent and go with that. That’s what happened to me way back. I took a job working on a television show that I didn’t particularly like the style or quality of because I had just got out of school and that’s what they tell you you’re supposed to do. Did it help excel my career? No, it was like a sidestep, or even a backstep away from my goal. So only take jobs that move you towards your goals if you can help it.


3 - Keep learning.

You can’t settle, especially nowadays. Things change so rapidly in films, games and art. It evolves every year. So you have to adopt the idea that you’re a life-long student. Because if you’re not advancing, the world is going to advance right past you, even if you’re successful now, it’s going to be hard for you ten years from now if you don’t keep learning.

Every couple years we try to take a month or two off to do a gallery show to strengthen, improve and evolve. And right now I’m trying to gear my schedule so that I can take more courses. You know, before when we were starting Schoolism, I was able to take all the classes. Recently, because we’re doing more things, we’re traveling a lot more, it’s harder. But I gotta stick to what has gotten me to where I am which has been learning constantly. And I gotta make time and get back there.

You can’t keep drawing if you don’t stop to sharpen your pencil every once in a while.


4 - Start a landslide.

Taking opportunities leads to more opportunities. For example, how did I meet Glen Keane, my all-time artistic hero? I took an opportunity to go to Angoulême, France to set up a table at their annual comic festival. I don’t know French, but I heard it was a good opportunity, so we went. And we met these two gallery owners who are now some of our best friends. Jean-Jacques Launier, and Diane Launier. They own a gallery named Arludik. Years later, at CTN in Burbank, Jean-Jacque and Diane were there and we were there and they introduced us to Glen Keane, and then later, we did a gallery show in Paris and Glen Keane came, and we talked a little bit again, and then through opportunity again, because I knew John Carls, a producer on Rango (2011). We’d spoken a bunch of times but never worked together, but we were very cordial to each other. He was organizing a talk in Savannah, and he invited Glen Keane and I, and so I was on stage with Glen Keane and got to spend a couple days with him.

Some people, they just do their convention, or their show, and then they go home. Some people don’t make friends at school, they don’t even know their classmates names, and if there’s one way to lose out on opportunities that can change your life. That’s it.


5 - Live in a way that generates more opportunities.

The best way to make opportunities come to you is to gear your habits and your principles in a way that helps you come across more great opportunities. For example, always try to meet new people. If you’re always trying to meet new people, and that’s a principle you live by, then guaranteed, you’re going to have more opportunities.

Don’t do anything unless you think it through and it makes sense to you. If it makes sense to though, then you have to do it. Get into that mindset and promise yourself that if you know it’ll be good for you, then you’re going to do it.

Just like education. Some people might think, “Oh yeah, that would totally help me, but I don’t have the time.” Maybe because the person isn’t making enough money, but the thing is, if they had more skills, they’d make more money!

The main thing is, you gotta do the things that make sense to you. For example, our Kickstarter is almost done, and if you pledge on the Kickstarter, you’re actually going to get a better price then you would when we launch the subscriptions on Schoolism. www.kickstarter.com/projects/b… If it makes sense to pledge for education from the industry’s best for as little as $10/month, you gotta do it! It would be crazy if you don’t because these opportunities will pass you by if you keep waiting forever.


At some point, you gotta pull over so that you can sharpen your pencil, and get back in the game.

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Interview by Flynn Ringrose

Number One

is to wake up hours before your day job begins and spend that time doing your own stuff. This is very effective, but it’s difficult to keep up with because it often means you have to get up at 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning and that’s especially difficult in the Winter when the Sun isn’t even up at those times!

This is great because, one, you’re beginning the day doing a hard thing which makes you feel good because you started off with something challenging. Two, when you get up hours before work and do your own art, you’ll see results, that you created something, and that makes you feel even more productive. Why give your best hours, and this is weird to say, but why give your best hours to your job? Why not give it to yourself which will in turn, benefit your job?

Number Two

don’t do emails until the afternoon. If you email them in the morning, then they might respond to you in the afternoon and you’ll have to respond to them twice in a day, instead of just once.

Number Three

make your to-do list the day before you need it. I like to write my to-do list around 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon. Just go through it ahead of time to update it with what’s important now and what you’ve finished. This is important because if you come into work in the morning and you know exactly what you need to do, you’ll be more efficient. If you don’t write down the first thing to do tomorrow, that’s when you’ll stand around the water cooler talking to your friends, get a coffee, look on the internet, whatever it is. It’s hard to get momentum when you start off slow, but it’s very easy to keep momentum when you come in running. You get through so much more stuff that way.

Number Four

spend a minimum of 5% of your income back into your art. Spend this money on education for yourself, equipment, and networking. Equipment meaning a new computer, art materials, etc. Networking means going to conventions, workshops, that kind of stuff. A minimum of 5%. For me, because of Schoolism, I’ve been able to go way beyond that because I don’t need to spend money a lot of times to educate myself so I can spend money on other things such as attending events but after a while you get invited to events so you have to spend that money elsewhere and so on. As you start down your artistic path, that’s what’s going to happen to you and it’s going to get harder and harder to spend that 5% which makes it even more awesome.

Number Five

always find room for non-urgent but important things. There are usually consequences you strive to avoid that force you to attend to super important and urgent matters in your life. Like you’re going to lose your apartment, the taxman is going to knock on your door, whatever it may be. But the things that aren’t urgent but are important, those are the things that are going to excel your life. Like maybe learning how to use ZBrush, even though you just like to paint. That’s going to help you in some way, you might not know how, but it’s just like how Steve Jobs learning typography helped him make the Apple Computer.

Stick to those five things, and you’ll notice dramatic improvement in your productivity and career if you haven’t already.

Bonus Q&A


Does a routine really make a difference in your art? A lot of artists swear by only doing art when they feel like it. Do you think that’s dangerous just waiting around for inspiration?

Man, the people who are waiting around for inspiration, they’re in trouble most of the time. Especially if you’re working on a film, waiting for inspiration, and you don’t do anything all day. Then what are you going to tell the director? What are you going to tell the producer? You can’t do that! And actually, the routine helps with that because if you have a good routine, you generally won’t have bad drawing days if you just stick with that routine. The only time I experience bad drawing days is when I don’t stick with my routine.

Was there a time when you thought that you’d never need a routine?

Totally, that was part of the reason I wanted to be independent, because I wanted to do my own thing and I didn’t want people telling me what to do and when to do it. Then business started picking up, and more and more people wanted to work with us. And when you want to work on more stuff, and accomplish more things, you need to have a routine to maximize your time. If you just go by the seat of your pants, you’re not going to accomplish as much. You might accomplish more interesting things perhaps, but not as many productive things.

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111 points giveaway!The winner:

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 9:59 AM
Hello, sweeties (:

Ornaments by naked-in-the-rain

Sending huggies again while doing some fashion experiments with a skirt I found in my closet :giggle:

I also joined ask.fm so if you have any questions (photography and non photography related), you can ask me here: ask.fm/nakedintherain1
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I decided to make someone smile again by giving one lucky deviant 111 points.

All you have to do to participate is:

:+fav: fav this journal
and
well, that's it :giggle:
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You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you :heart:
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I will pick the winner with a little help of random.org and announce it in this journal on 23rd January around 5pm (GMT+1) (:

Have fun :la:

Mia

+ random from my gallery:
Rapunzel by naked-in-the-rain
Snow Kingdom by naked-in-the-rainTen tousand fireflies by naked-in-the-rain
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Thank you everyone for participating (:
The winner is
:iconplayboyvampire:

Congrats and enjoy your points :heart:


*naked-in-the-rain giving away 111 :points:
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Hello, lovelies (:

Since it's summer and the school is over for some people (*yay*) I guess everyone will find a little bit more time for deviantart.
That's why I decided to make some of our lovely deviants happy by giving them a premium membership and points :aww:

All you have to do:

fav this journal in order to participate and voila!

(*faving this journal is needed just so I can know who's entering the contest. Counting each comment would be a hard job
*the prize can't be transferred to someone else's account)

The prizes:

- 3 month premium membership
- 3 month premium membership



The 2 lucky winners will be chosen by random.org generator.

update* deadline:  8th July, 2012.


Don't forget to tell your friends so they can participate too :happybounce:

Good luck and xo

The Winners:

Two lucky people who random.org picked are

:iconspotlightplz:

:iconlucky88duck: and :iconpineap:

Congrats, guys!
Also, thank you all for participating. I am glad this giveaway has been very popular and many deviants entered.
See you soon in the next contest :la:
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IMPORTANT update: I hope I'm not breaking any rules by organizing this giveaway contest. I sent a question to ask people in charge is this allowed after getting a note from one of the deviants.
This is a giveaway. I don't ask anything in return. I just wanted to be fair and give a chance to people who might have never had a premium membership to get one as a gift.

If being kind and generous will get me banned, someone please tell me.

Thank you

Today I am having a particularly bad day. Let me open a box of chocolates I have in my drawer. There are ten in all.

First Chocolate: Plain, no filling, nothing fancy. Nothing spectacular
Second Chocolate: Again, it is plain, with no filling. Nothing Extraordinary.
Third Chocolate: I bite into it, and a sweet, creamy filling encases my tongue. This has got to be the best out of the ones I've tasted. Very delicious, very memorable.
Fourth Chocolate: Hoping for another delicious morsel, I bite inside, then spit it out. The horrible taste still lingers, as I realize this one is coffee flavor. It would take a long time to get the traces of this out of my mouth
Fifth Chocolate: Tentatively, I put this into my mouth. For some reason, I expect to taste a delicious one, perhaps to make up for the bland and horrible ones I have had in the past. Nothing. It is a plain chocolate. No filling, no frills, no risks, no ruin. It isn't sweet or bitter. It is just a regular piece. This is the last chocolate. This is life.

It is a fallacy to think that life will bestow upon you a happy ending, if you just sit there and expect it to happen. Time doesn't stop for anyone. It doesn't provide a happy ending to your bad day, it doesn't create a downfall for your better day. In the end, you come to terms with the simplicity of past events, and it is up to you to find the beauty in that.
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A forgotten fruit, all clad in veils,
So lonely in its mystery.
Its green skin tingles, shrouded in cloth,
A favorite of none, except for me.

I pity it, an odd recluse,
Similar to none in the family.
Its shield is thin, the mask could break,
And yet the mask is all we see.

It could be beautiful, if it tried,
Yet it hides in the leaves, afraid to be.
But oh, how curious, when we remove its leaves,
And cook it, it becomes a delicacy.
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In a world where unarmed, innocent people are murdered freely by authority figures, slavery is at an all-time high, someone opens fire on an American school almost every month and people die from inadequate, needlessly overpriced health care, some people think the biggest and most upsetting issue in our society is about video game opinions.

And, unfortunately, these people create a serious issue. Despite the fact that they rally around a fundamentally trivial and pointless cause, their furious and aimless harassment of others has become something worth talking about.

If you ask a Gamergater, they'll tell you that their fight is over "dishonesty in journalism." That's a pretty big fight. Journalistic bias has convinced Americans that climate change might not even be happening, that minorities commit more crime than whites and that we actually have any reason to be dropping bombs on the Middle East. Mainstream media is a clusterfuck of biases and sensationali-wait, what's that? Gamergaters focus on video game journalism?

That's odd. I'm pretty sure nobody has ever died because of a video game review. I'm pretty sure nobody's life has ever been ruined because a video game review mislead them about the quality of an electronic plaything. What, exactly, do these people believe is "wrong" with video game journalism? What do they believe is so critically wrong that tens of thousands of them have tweeted #gamergate and formed e-militias devoted to terrorizing anyone they think can be blamed for it?

It all started with a single game review.

According to the Gamergate side of things, a woman used sex to get her video game reviewed by a popular outlet. That's the meat of it. That's what started the avalanche of rage and abuse.

The more complicated truth is that the woman's ex boyfriend alleges she was dating the writer who reviewed her game.

Now, presuming all of this is true, and her game was only reviewed because she was sleeping with the reviewer - what, exactly, is the harm here? What's the impact?

Video games are a hobby. They're playthings. Toys. While "casual" is a dirty word in hardcore gaming circles, the entirety of the video game industry is a casual thing by default, like all entertainment fiction. Video games aren't politics. They aren't science. They aren't medicine or law or any other subject that actually impacts the world. They are pieces of art that exist to amuse people.

The very website where this review was posted, Kotaku, isn't even a site that pretends to be serious "journalism" about anything. It bills itself as a blog. It has always featured subjective opinion pieces and even entertaining fluff as simple as a funny video post. Where anyone got the idea that it was some sort of journalistic leader is a baffling question.

Frankly, presuming it really is what happened, a person who reviews mere video games on any website, whether a blog or major industry site, has a right to review them as favors. There is no conceivable harm that can come of someone discussing their girlfriend, friend, work buddy or mom's video game. We're only talking about works of entertainment here; the worst thing that can come of a "dishonest" game review is that somebody plays the game with higher expectations than they presented with.

In any rational world, this would be met with a light scoff and quickly ignored in favor of things that, you know, actually affect people.

Unfortunately, we seem to be living in a world where, to many people, video games are life itself. Video games are so important to some individuals that they will band together to attempt to actually harm anyone who does not like video games or does not feel exactly as they do about video games.

Since these events, the "gamergate" movement has gone on to systematically harass a series of other game reviewers and designers, almost every one of them a woman, under the false pretense that they are battling against "journalistic corruption." Of course, many of their targets have nothing to do with journalism at all; women who both work on games and express anything either critical of the gamergate movement, or about the role of women in video games become targets of gamergater threats. Some have had to leave their homes when these threats escalated to doxxing and real-world stalking.

Apparently all because a bunch of little boys are just that protective of their equally little toys.

Gamergaters have used their tactics to bully even major outlets for holding any views they don't personally like:
bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10…

They used shooting threats to stop one of their pet feminist bogeymen from speaking at a school:
www.xojane.com/issues/anita-sa…

They attacked one reviewer for a tweet clearly just parodying their outlook:
storify.com/Tolvo/gamergate-ha…

The author of this article critical of their behavior was also attacked en masse:
www.theguardian.com/technology…

These are only a few examples, but they keep coming. The targets are nearly always women, falsely perceived by thousands of gamergaters to somehow pose a threat to everything they hold dear about the gaming world. To these people, the moment a woman says "I wish there were better female characters in games" or "I wish there were more women getting hired by the industry," gamergaters hear "I hate men" and "I hate games."

It's fascinating the kinds of arguments these obsessive fans use to defend themselves, too. Not long ago I was receiving messages here on DA up to several thousand words long from a certain individual who swore that "most" of gamergate was against the bullying and harassment.

If that's the case, then why does it keep happening, and why does it keep winning? Where is this level-headed, compassionate majority when people are receiving death threats and intimidated into leaving their homes or jobs by this allegedly small, niche minority of "extremists?"

It's as if they think that by remaining neutral - by simply turning their backs and ignoring the problem - their hands remain clean enough to cover their own ass.

Of course, I've explained more than is even worth explaining on this topic. I shouldn't have even had to cite any links. The very fact that thousands of people are FURIOUS over some sort of "ethical issue" in nothing more than "video games" already ruins whatever argument they were fighting for, because it already shows that our culture has degenerated to the point where a staggering number of younger people care more about defending the good name of video games than virtually anything else going on in the real world. The very existence of a "gamergate movement" only proves how many people have cocooned themselves in their own entitlement complex, psychologically fellating themselves in a fantasy scenario where they are not only the center of the universe, but the universe is made out of copies of Halo.
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Howdy friends,

There has been an exciting development! 

A couple of months ago, the folks at Chaosium Inc. [ www.chaosium.com/ ], the publishers of the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, confirmed their desire to publish The Call of Cthulhu (for beginning readers).  When I received word I immediately began revising the now almost two-year-old text and illustrations to ensure that the print version is of the highest possible quality.  I am currently about a third of the way through this process, and thought it would be good time to let you all know that the oft-requested dead tree edition of this story looks like it is actually becoming a reality.

I continue to be grateful for the encouragement of the folks around here, and I look forward to updating you all with any further news as it arrives.

In the meantime, I'm posting up the pages of The Statement of Randolph Carter (for beginning readers) I was working on when the word came through from Chaosium.  Being very much aware of the irregular schedule that I have in posting these things, I was going to hold on to these until I had finished the whole story.  I figured folks wouldn't have to put up with the long waits betwixt posts, but with the whole thing on hold for the moment, you may as well take a look at them now with the adaptation currently incomplete.

(Yes, yes, I know - Dagon (for beginning readers) is also a few pages short of a complete story.  It will get done.  Eventually.)

Take care of yourselves, and be excellent to each other!

DrFaustusAU
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Hey guys!, I've received tons of messages asking for zBrush tutorials so here is the first one. I use this in some of my paintings quite a bit so maybe this will be of some help if you've never touched it before! Let me know :)


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