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The Ever Evolving Icon
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?
Jeremy Brett as Holmes 03 by Windfreak →
Every generation will forever have th
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
I Need FeminismWatch depthRADIUSI Need Feminism in Art Features More Like This
Written by CorporateRockWhore
I need feminism because
It’s acceptable to call me a slut.
I need feminism because
It’s okay for a guy to slap my butt.
I need feminism because
It’s my own fault if a man rapes me.
I need feminism because
I should look good for men to see.
I need feminism because
People think it means ‘anti-man’.
I need feminism because
I can’t do things that men can.
I need feminism because
Girls think it’s cool to shame each other.
I need feminism because
The world has higher hopes for my brother.
I need feminism because
My femininity makes me ‘weak’.
I need feminism becau
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future in Art Features More Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
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You Are The Future
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Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
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Cosplay Friday: Calling All Heroes
Sonic Wave by cibo-black-cat
Not for the faint of heart,
The fan–made Defense of the Ancients (DotA) strategy game takes place on a virtual battlefield where skillfully trained players level up their heroes and arm attacks against each other’s teams to claim satisfying victory. Released in 2003, it is one of the original multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games and certainly one of the most suc
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The Street Photography of Chris Weeks
It was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of cweeks...
That I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there.
I finally realized that the magical something that sets cweeks’ works apart from others is that his camera disappears. There is no sense as you look at his photos of street scenes and other captures that you are looking through a lens, even the lens of a particularly talented photographer. There is a sense of simply walking through a town and seeing what you happen to see – without the
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Living Rainbow Taking Flight
The vibrant digital paintings of alicexz are fiery, emotional, and incredibly memorable.
The colors of her creations (mostly portraits of popular TV and Film characters) are unusually vibrant, which is remarkable considering how layered they appear to be. It’s sort of like what manga characters might look like if painted by one of the Dutch Masters. And this artist exhibits just the right amount of quirkiness to leave us wanting to know more: she has a penchant for painting redheads. But, then of course, there’s a lot of red and golden fire burning through most her artworks.
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Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
Three Years, GuysAw man you guys.... On September 23, 2011, I submitted my first ever deviation, called Qille's Full Moon. I have now been on this site for three years, and honestly I couldn't be happier with how everything has gone. I've met so many people, made so many friends, joined and done art for countless fandoms.... Just... you guys are awesome. I love each and every one of you, I love it when you talk to me and we get to chat like old friends.Three Years, Guys in Personal More Like This
You guys are the best, and honestly, I wouldn't have made it this far without your comments and complains and constructive criticism and support.
I love you all. Thank you and goodnight!
Home, Fireworks, and GlompsI'M HOME!!!!Home, Fireworks, and Glomps in Personal More Like This
I was going to tell you all about Ohio and all the bad things that happened, but I swear to god I can't remember a damn thing! This is the first time I've repressed something! Should I be worried?
Okay, so we had to take a bus up to Ohio. 12 hour bus ride. I wrote half of the next chapter of Fever on the way up, and I finish it last night on the way back. On the ride up, the bus broke down TWICE! And THEN we got hit by a tornado! And when we finally got there, the power was out at the hotel!!! Then the next day the bus had a flat tire so we had to pile into a van a quarter the size of the bus. Some other bad stuff happened like the grandma of one of the girls falling and busting her head open on the sidewalk. But good news, I got new earrings and headphones. But then on the third day we were there, I was walking with my headphones around my neck and some guy was walking the other way with a tripod sticking out of his backpack, and it snagged my headphones
Worst. Halloween. Ever.Well, I hope you guys had a better Halloween than me. I spent the entire night alone with only my homework and my barking dog to keep me company. I'll upload a picture of my pumpkin later. I'll also upload a picture of the OTHER pumpkin I carved. I was gonna carve a third, but my hand started to hurt and it got late. So... eh.Worst. Halloween. Ever. in Personal More Like This
Also I was gonna update Gracepunk today! Because Gracepunk takes place during the month of October, and the big final battle takes place on Halloween night. If we were in the Gracepunk universe now, several things would be on fire and hundreds would be dead. MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
So anyways... HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!
The Hobbit, 28 Days Later, and Volcano Quest!Nice title, huh? I think I'm just gonna end up using these journals as a movie reviewing page. Sound good? Now I don't have to bore you with irrelevant news! So! On we go!The Hobbit, 28 Days Later, and Volcano Quest! in Personal More Like This
Only half an hour ago... I saw the Hobbit..... :iconrlytearplz: Yeah, that was my expression. I am SUCH a Lord of the Rings fan!!!! Oh man... just.... just... I CAN'T EVEN!!! :iconiloveitplz:
Okay. Where do I even begin?! The movie was three hours of pure AWESOME!!! I especially love young Bilbo (played by Martin Freeman)! He's just got this adorable puppy dog face! And he's also very funny. And adorable. Aw man, I just wanna hug him! *clears throat* So the gist of the movie is that Gandalf the Grey recruits Bilbo to be the burgler for group of dwarves who are trying to reclaim their home from a giant fire-breathing dragon named Smaug!!! And even though the most you see of Smaug is his shadow, his tail, his FIRE, and his beautiful... orange... eye...... *gets distracted* Smaug is just freaking awesome, and I cannot W
Two Movies and a Meme!!!A'ight, ladies and germs. Boy do I have a treat for you. TWO movie reviews and that charcter meme that I stole from Craze then Glammy then Twilight. AND HERE WE GO!!! MOVIES FIRST!!!Two Movies and a Meme!!! in Personal More Like This
Okay, on Sunday, I saw the movie Chasing Mavericks. It's a surfing movie, and it reminded me a LOT of Surfs Up (except in a few parts....). Let me just say that this movie is incredibly.... emotional. Gerard Butler (or Stoick as you may know him) was awesome in it!!! But it sounded like he was trying to do an American accent sometimes, and then he would unconsciously revert to his Scottish accent. But I love his accent. Now, there were two parts in the movie where I cried. Not the "tears streaming down my face" kind of crying, but the "I'm terrified and sad and my eyes are leaking salt water" kind of crying. The first part was in the middle when something incredibly sad happens out of nowhere, and the second part was the ending....
.... the freaking ending. I swear, it took me by freaking surprise. Beca
WHOO!!! PREMIUM!!!! AND A RANT!!!Bahahahaha, one day of free premium!!! What to do, what to do? I swear, I have all these evil plans to do stuff on days like this where we all get free premium, buuuuuuuuuuuuut.... then I forget them all. FAIL!!! SO I just wrote this journal to do the one thing that I hate people doing in journals:WHOO!!! PREMIUM!!!! AND A RANT!!! in Personal More Like This
NOTHING!!!! I'm just gonna enjoy the moment!!!
Well, while I'm here, I might as well take this time to tell you guys about this thing that's really pissing me off. My sister tried out for the school volleyball team, and she made it! Congrats, Mo! This other girl who sucks at volleyball (I won't say her name because it's a taboo) tried out, and she - not surprisingly - did NOT make the team!!! In fact, the only reason she made the team in middle school is because her mother (Crazy Tracy, or Mentally Ill Tracy as we call her) is freaking terrifying and she stalked the coach until he let her play.
But now that she didn't make the team, her mother CALLED THE COACH and asked if she could practice
OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONYWho else saw the Opening Ceremony on Friday?! It was awesome!!!! [:squee:] [:squee:]OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY in Personal More Like This
Here's the vid. Watch it quick, it might get taken off the BBC iPlayer pretty soon
It really is fantastic!!!
Hacker time? (No, I hate that show.) But seriouslyApparently there's a hacker going around, hacking peoples accounts,and blocking YOUR friends so that they block YOU. You then get in trouble then banned from DA. Crazy isn't it?! So if you read this warning, care about those around you, you will spread this word, tell everyone so you aren't this guy's next victim. ALSO, If I block or say something to you that isn't appropriate for NO REASON, it's not me!!! Now please spread the word so no one you know is the hackers next victim!Hacker time? (No, I hate that show.) But seriously in Personal More Like This
- pass it on.
Up In Flames... (Shuffle quiz thing...)Well, this sounded fun, and I'm bored, so here goes... Thanks to RobicTheEscapist for putting this in her journal.Up In Flames... (Shuffle quiz thing...) in Personal More Like This
(1) Put your MP3 player, iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc., on shuffle.
(2) For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
(3) YOU MUST WRITE WHATEVER SONG COMES UP NO MATTER WHAT.
1. If someone says are you okay, you say?
The Armoire - Hugo OST
Ummm, not true, but okay
2. How would you describe yourself?
Hey Soul Sister: Ocarina + Ukelele cover - docjazz
Well alright then...
3. What do you like in a guy/girl?
I Like The Way You Move - Body Rockers
Hahaha! I suppose this sort of fits XD
4. How do you feel today?
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
5. What is your life purpose?
Hurts Like Heaven - Coldplay
So either my life purpose is to be in a lot of pain, or to readh heaven... I must say I favour the latter
6. What's your motto?
Stuck - Caro Emerald
Hahahaha! great motto, right?! ...
7. What do your friends think of you?
Trains - H
Post-ItsSo I just picked up a pile of post-its, and voila.Post-Its in Personal More Like This
- I only just discovered that 'humanitarian' does not mean 'cannibal'.
- My mind is not TWISTED
It's artistically SWIRLY
- My dad's been attacking the side of our house with scaffolding and unusually-shaped weapons of mass destruction. (AKA hammers and chisels.) Meanwhile I left my bedroom window open. DUST EVERYWHERE!!! So now the house is alive with the sound of sneezing (and hoovering).
- No, I WON'T shut up about muro!!
- You shut up.
- No, you shut up!
- Go away Retneprac!! You're Poppy's evil self, not mine.
- YES YOU BLEEDIN' WILL GO AWAY!!!
- Fine, just don't blow up my computer.
- Poppy tell Retneprac if she does that evil laugh again I'll -
- why did you cut off the end of that sentence?
- It was NOT offensive!!!
- Poppy stop ing me
- to you too!!!!
- Bad news- I just ran out of orange post-its. Good news- now i'm on Y
June is 6 Appreciation Month! ~WINNER!~And the winner of 6 Appreciation Month is ...June is 6 Appreciation Month! ~WINNER!~ in Personal More Like This
A massive congratulations to you! I will be in touch with all the winners to finalise prizes! 7 Appreciation Month is still going on, and 8 Appreciation Month will be upon us in 5 days, so keep at it!
[View all the entries here!]
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!I'm currently on vacation and have been without regular (or decent) internet access for DAAAAAAYS now, but I just wanted to pop in and wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope the season brings you exactly what you wish for, and all the best to you, your family and everyone you hold dear I'm spending mine with the family I only get to see once a year if I'm lucky, and I'm having a wonderful time! Best Christmas ever!!MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! in Personal More Like This
I have a lot planned for 2013. Watch this space.
WOW![Website]-[tumblr]-[Twitter]-[Pinterest]WOW! in Personal More Like This
The other day I received an e-mail telling me my automatic subscription payment had been suspended. Thinking it was a glitch, I logged onto my dA account to find out I've been given an 18-month premium membership! I'm not sure who sent it, or whether it was a general dA thing, but whoever did send it, THANK YOU! You're on my permanent cool-dude list.
I do apologise for the static on my end, but I have been a VERY busy JJ. VERY busy indeed. One bit of good news I can share with you is that I'm officially a Creative Writing Masters student and starting my course at the end of the month Other bits of good news I hope to share with you in the upcoming months. S'very secret.
But for now, back to your scheduled
Art in Contemplation of Its Own BecomingDuchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously “the artist’s”) and names it “The Fountain”. The most mundane, even off-putting, of objects is transformed by Duchamp into art. He submits it for exhibition and it is rejected. You might say the judges “pissed on” his idea. But the idea was born and persisted. Duchamp insisted the object was art because he as an artist presented it as such. “Conceptual Art” was born.Art in Contemplation of Its Own Becoming in Personal More Like This
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 7:59 PM
Duchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously
Happy New Year from deviantART! Taking a look back!Happy New Year from deviantART! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Before we look ahead to the expanse of artistic potential that is the new year, we wanted to look back at some of the amazing things the deviantART community accomplished in 2011. We continue to be humbled, year after year, by the nurturing power of the community home grown by deviants like you. Artists and art enthusiasts of every style you can imagine consider deviantART their home on the Internet for all things creative, and their talent and enthusiasm inspire our community to greater heights than ever thought possible.
Incredible stats from 2011!
New Community Members
New Works of Art
Top tens lists!
Top 10 most deviations submitted in 2011:
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder in Personal More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!It's Free Premium Membership Day! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)
Beautiful Creatures Light Or Dark Semi-FinalistsIn the Beautiful Creatures Light or Dark Contest, we challenged you to decide the fate of Lena, a caster who must choose between light or dark in the new film Beautiful Creatures. The entries were amazing, showcasing the implications of either choice. Check out the top 25 pieces that rose to the top, and will now be sent to the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, who will decide these Semi-Finalists' fate!Beautiful Creatures Light Or Dark Semi-Finalists in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The remaining 20 Semi-Finalists will receive:
dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
Three-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
Read Contest Article
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Robert shot an action-packed short film called Two Scoops, starring twins Lola and Lucia who operate an ice cream truck by day and happen to also be monster-slayers. Fans contributed to the project by submitting films, Tweeting their ideas for super-weapons, creating the fiercest monsters, and sending in their photos to appear on Missing Person posters.
We're excited to announce that the collaboration is now complete! You can see the finished film right here, along with the best contributions from fans, and documentary footage to tell the story of the project.
9 - 3 years on...Title says it all. It's September 9th 2012. 3 years after one of my fave movies was released in US cinemas. Haven't watched 9 in months. Maybe it's because Shane's been busy with other things or it's because I'm not as in love with it as I was 3 years ago. Months since I sent Shane that letter and still no reply from him. Still waiting on it. Anyway, how many of you still watch & love 9 and what're you hoping to see in the future?9 - 3 years on... in Personal More Like This
Help save 2D animation with 'Hullabaloo!'2D is a dying art in film. I don't want to see it go away forever. You don't either. So a group of Disney veterans have grouped together to create 'Hullabaloo'. A project currently set up as a short. But with your support & donations, they can make more shorts, expand it into a web-series, a TV show or even a full-length movie. Hullabaloo is set in a Steampunk universe, stars female protagonists and action galore.Help save 2D animation with 'Hullabaloo!' in Personal More Like This
Right now, the donations are currently at over $40K after only starting a week ago. That's half way after 7 days! But they still need more. You can donate anything from $1 to $5000. The more you donate, the better the rewards. You gain access to previews, concept art, a copy of the script, animation lessons and if you pay the full $5K, you will be credited as an official producer!
There are two more shorts at the ready. But they require a lot more. $140K for their second short 'Curse of the Cheshire Cat', $160K for their full original orchestral soundtrack and $225K for t
Commisions!!!!You can now take comissions from me!Commisions!!!! in Personal More Like This
But price depends on what you want exacly!
So you can ask for heads ( busts ), whole buddy, landscape, whole buddy with landscape AND WHATEVER YOU WANT!!!
- Sketches ( without color ):
- Only head ( bust ) 4$
- Whole body 5$
- Whole body and background 8$
( If you want sketch with color, you give +2$ to actuall price )
- Only head ( bust ) 10$
-Whole body 15$
Story Time!!!Hey!Story Time!!! in Personal More Like This
I was wondering ( And really wanted to talk to you, and learn about your story )
How and when did you start drawing?
I mean what was the main reason ? ( If "reason" even exist in your case ;D )
And what are your dreams ( I know how stupid this sounds... )
What do you want to do in the future ?
Tell me everything!!
But first, I :icondivaplz:
Ok, so here I goes!
I think I started drawing when I was... +/- 13 I quess? But in beggining haven't think about it as my aspiration to leave and stuff...
I was watchning a lot of Happy Tree Friends animations then ( Oh dear Universe....:iconsadadamplz: How could I watch something that cruel and laugh at that?!? :iconcryforeverplz
And also I was fascinated by web animated series "Eddsworld" by Edd Gould ( I was drawing his characters like A LOT!!! I think my art style is pretty much inspired by his work ( You know, no noses, head shape, guns, explosions and stuff like that ;D I was s
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit ears coming to DisneylandOne of the hottest giveaways at E3 and the San Diego Comic-Con this year were Oswald the Lucky Rabbit ear hats, available in limited quantities for a limited time, leaving Disney fans around the world jealous of those who managed to snag a pair or two. Fortunately today, after much fan demand, Disney has finally announced that the Oswald ears are indeed headed to the theme parks.Oswald the Lucky Rabbit ears coming to Disneyland in Personal More Like This
A Disney Parks version of the previous hats, which were given out in promotion of the upcoming “Epic Mickey 2″ video game, will be hitting store shelves at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in “late October/early November.” They’ll have a different logo than the promotional versions, minus the “Epic Mickey” design, instead featuring text reading “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” in a traditional Disney style.
Tips and Tricks (tutorials)All of my tips and tricks sheets:Tips and Tricks (tutorials) in Personal More Like This
pencil crayon baics
the white pencil crayon
layering pencil crayons
digital colour basics
applying digital colour</b>
lighting (digital media)
basic digital textures