The erasure of human history.Let me tell you a little bit about the House of Wisdom.The erasure of human history. in Personal More Like This
It was founded in the 8th century, eventually becoming based in Baghdad, and was a major intellectual centre during the Islamic Golden Age. Scholars there made it their business to collect as much information as they could, from all corners of the known world. They would collect books and texts and return them home for translation. It made the people of the Islamic world among the most culturally advanced on the planet.
They constructed astronomical observatories, they forwarded the science of medicine, mathematics, chemistry, zoology, geography and cartography. They drew upon the work of both those who had come before, and their contemporaries, and then advanced it. Many inventions from the Islamic Golden Age have had a legacy that lasts up until this very day:
So, what happened? If the House of Wisdom was such a fountain of knowledge a
Tracing gets you nowhere.I remember when I was a kid, I'd record Saturday morning cartoons, play them back, pause the image, put a piece of paper over the screen and trace my favourite characters.Tracing gets you nowhere. in Personal More Like This
Now this was really hard in the VHS era, because a paused image on a VHS is usually either broken up or shakes so much that you’ll have some kind of fit if you look at it too long, it depended on how cheap and sh*tty your machine was.
But I worked really hard at it, man. I spent ages getting the linework just right, I was so careful, and when I peeled the page from the static cling of the bulbous, cathode ray tube screen, the character looked exactly right on the page. And you wanna know what I took away from that endeavour? What all that effort taught me?
Jack f**king sh*t.
You don’t pick up or develop any skills by tracing. You don’t devise and perfect your own methods by tracing. You do not progress as an artist by tracing. All you get is a loss of credibility, especially in this day and age, bec
Doomsday....sorry, you missed it.Since the concept of the Leap Year was first implemented back in 45BC, there have been about 514 of them.Doomsday....sorry, you missed it. in Personal More Like This
Without the extra day every 4 years, we would be in 2013.
As the Mayan Calendar doesn't take leap years into account; 2012 has been and gone.
(Edit - no: I'm not smart enough to work that out myself. I read it!)
Irn-Bru: now illegal in Canada.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25867613Irn-Bru: now illegal in Canada. in Personal More Like This
Irn Bru is made from girders, the Scots claim. And I believe them.
The alarmingly coloured liquid is “Scotland’s other national drink” after the obvious Whiskey. It’s been produced since 1901 and is now illegal in Canada because it contains Ponceau 4R, a food colourant that is considered a carcinogenic be some food standard agencies around the world. One which may cause a reaction in those allergic to aspirin and intensify the effects of asthma. Even the USA, who are generally happy to eat anything, insisted the formula be altered before sale within its borders, and even then it can only be purchased in 500ml bottles out of the fear that any greater intake will result in someone dissolving.
“Irn Bru” is the phonetically written pronunciation of “Iron Brew”, as said with the collective speech impediment that is the Scottish accent (the result of collapsed nasal passages due to centuries of
Creativity is addictive.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23572742Creativity is addictive. in Personal More Like This
I believe that Minecraft is the future of massive multiplayer games, and I'm surprised that none of the big developers/publishers have cottoned onto it yet.
They look at Minecraft and think its success is down to its business model, or to its blocky, retro charm.
It's down to the fact that you get out of it what you put into it.
With a MMORPG, there are pre-scripted quests. With Minecraft, you set the quests yourself or others.
User created content is the key. All you have to do is provide the players with the tools to build.
There are two types of gamer: wall builders and wall breakers.
Wall builders are the ones that spend an age in an RTS game getting their base just right. They play SimCity and act as Dungeon Master during an RPG.
Wall breakers are the type to follow the mission brief. They get set a quest and they follow it. They're the Call of Duty crowd and they're never more happy than when
Grow some balls.I don't mind people voicing that they don't like my work or the content of my silly little cartoons. Most of the time I find it funny! But what really grates is when the individual doesn't have the spine to do so via their day-to-day DA profile.Grow some balls. in Personal More Like This
They set up a new one. One which they use to rattle off whatever flatulance they believe passes as worthwhile commentary in the real world, most likely in the wake of mummy and daddy slapping them on the wrist over something - angsty, juvenile pricks that they are.
And juvenile they must be, as anyone with a mite more experience would realise that any weight you hope your words might have is completely lost when someone visits your "slander" profile and reads the numbers "0 Deviations", "0 Favourites", "0 Watchers", "No Journal entries", etc.
It renders your words as vacuous as your gallery.
So if you're going to type stuff like "I feel like some of the smut you draw takes away from the credibility of your art as a whole." or
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #2 in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by nihilist-0corroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by TylerFortierPhoto:th
Sta.sh: deviantART's Enhanced Publishing PlatformSta.sh is deviantART's new upload and publishing platform -- home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in between. Once you've uploaded something via Sta.sh, you'll be provided a special URL. This URL is known only to you and can be shared with others before officially publishing the work to deviantART. But that's not all! While this version of Sta.sh is fully functioning, it will soon also allow the ability publish to other major platforms on the Web in addition to deviantART.Sta.sh: deviantART's Enhanced Publishing Platform in Personal More Like This
How does it work?
Drag and drop as many files as you'd like into your Sta.sh (up to 2 GB), or use the "Upload Files" button. Sta.sh offers faster uploads than ever before. Submissions will stay in your Sta.sh, and not appear in your deviantART Gallery or to your Watchers, until you say so.
Each item in your Sta.sh has a unique UR
When Being Human Just Isn't Enough:icontechgnotic:When Being Human Just Isn't Enough in Personal More Like This
The allure of Anthro Art is obvious to anyone who ever “owned” and loved a pet. (Only those who have never loved and shared lives with a pet speak of pet “ownership”!) Once a bond has been formed between a human and an animal the rigid distinctions between what is human and what is animal begin to fracture.
The definition of “being” becomes suddenly far more expansive. And soon the bonded human begins feeling spiritual affinities with the “animal” that are undeniably powerful and as “real” as any felt with other humans. The desire to leave all the lies and hypocrisies of human society behind and join in with a simpler and somehow more “honest” society of different beings in nature can become palpable and intense. “The grass is always greener…” and, oh!, to scamper across it on four liberating paws!
Back to School:icontechgnotic:Back to School in Personal More Like This
They are the three words that roil the senses like no others, that stir an inner emotional stew of mixed emotions that inscribes us, for both good and bad, for a lifetime. It's the inevitable arrival of late summer and the call to the classrooms that makes us tremulously anticipate the new anxieties and challenges that are about to be sprung upon us – but also the sweet rewards of ascending to new levels in pursuit of a life goal. For visual artists on their personal missions to achieving their own unique visions of success, in art and life, it is once again time to seek out the guiding wisdom of the old masters as well as the new kids with all the new tricks of the trade.
Featured Artist, Lindsay Rapp
Linday Rapp is an aspiring artist enrolled in not one, but two universities simultaneously this fall including the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Ivy League school, UPenn both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. So I thought she might be a good candi
NoI went to a stupid school thing today and dammit I have no classes with friends and school starts soon. I have about a week to go and i am not ready.You see, I don't make many friends. I like to hide in my drawings and only talk to those I know.No in Personal More Like This
There was a huge
lineblob of kids waiting for school photos and I waited in line for a long time and whats worse there was people asking me if I wanted to buy goodies and I had no money. Oh well.
I am going to try to draw a sevral today but there anatomy is odd and the reference photo I picked looked easy when it wasn't really. I am almost done with commissions. Woot and art trades are nearly done and then I can do what ever I want.
I miss my subby.
Nothing much to say other then I am going to work a but to get money for an actual phone that I can use.
Oh, myIn just for weeks all this happends. I don't even know what to say so. Good morning.Oh, my in Personal More Like This
I will try to get everything done for you all and please remind me them. I was lied to I was told just a week away from here but four.
Fairytale collection 13Fairytale collection 13 in Personal More Like This
The coldness of dreams by olivier-ramonteu here comes the sun by hungryheart83
sea wind by vvola The WaterNymph by Vanilladisaster Longing by Meravigiliosa
Watch me fall apart by Meravigiliosa wish u were here ... by Sssssergiu shout by Sssssergiu
druid by Knupph Ukrainian by Emmatyan stay by missKitiketka
Gaia Project III by dorukseymen sun sun sun by BirdSophieBlack swamp witch IV by BirdSophieBlack
sun kissed. by HelenaRey Lawenda by madziix my own paradise. by HelenaRey
wind by IlonaShevchishina Down by the Riverside by iNeedChemicalX ophelia by robinpika
Phoebe IX ( in Flowerland ) by justJAZZ In the heart of forest by Lazettchan wild green by CristianTudose
happiness by milkshakePowerrr burning sun and the moon 15 by cangurgel somewhere over the rainbow by i-m-light
Medusa II by paintedpoppy winter forest by saniakhanphotography 2011-081 by rainris
Forest birds cloak. by Fairysiren Eugene . . by iliushka Paris Blue by haania
D057 by miobi The moon above you and the streets below by Vanilladisaster original sin by ezorenier
Portfolio by aufzehengehen the world is cold now by stephaniethy Jungle by silverwing-sparrow
fr II by Knupph _Gold. by Bloddroppe #1 by thon94rt little freedom by sirbion
City Wild by EmilySoto Summer paradise by mniami autumn beauty by Firiless tara------- by matmoon
ashes. by smallvillian :thumb313324492: :thumb31427634
Fairytale collection 22Fairytale collection 22 in Personal More Like This
Ksenia III by ScreamofmyHeart-Neko Anastasia III by ScreamofmyHeart-Neko
Chmury Umazane by absentii The Rise and Fall of the Fourth by xBassxHarmingx The burial by AlexandraSophie
2013-011 by rainris Ophelia by Voodica
deep, deep in the woods by chervona Strange Birds by absentii breathe by baravavrova
Ophelia II by SlevinAaron Gift of Life by beyondimpression
the forest(4) by whitecrow-soul Sophia and the Pilgrim by xBassxHarmingx where the time stops by baravavrova
Phoebe III ( in Flowerland ) by justJAZZ July by Anna1Anna Far, far away... by kotzmarsa
Girl with a nest by fairyladyphotography Forest stories by Econita Add by accti
Sunny passion by Elena-NeriumOleander<
Books and birthdays.(Thanks to Clairvoire for this fantastic birthday image. xD)Books and birthdays. in Personal More Like This
Thanks for all the notes, comments, confection icons, incredibly awesome art , and general well-wishery. :]
Especially considering I, as usual, have been all but completely dead around these parts. Haha, it kills me every time I swing around with a few buckets of art to toss up here on dA, and every time I get a slew of comments of people that seem so happy to see that I am back, and actively submitting work. And I don't mean 'kills me' in the hilarious sense, I mean more, well, I honestly feel bad that I can't BE more active around here. As active as I used to be, anyway. When free time was much more in abundance.
I always gave off the impression I was really busy with day-to-day things, but I think it helps to know what's ACTUALLY up. SO! I think it's time to spill a bit about life! HUNKER DOWN. If any of you have been her
Commissions are closed!Commissions are closed! in Personal More Like This
UPDATE (7/21/14): Got the job, moving to Cali! Commissions will have to close, sadly. Those who had pending commissions will still of course receive theirs. :]
Hey folks! Thanks for stopping in. I know it's been a while but I've opened for commissions again.
INFORMATIONS! Please read before commissioning!
1. Commissions must be paid for in full prior to work on the piece starting. Paypal only.
2. You CAN order multiple commissions provided there are slots open for them.
3. I reserve the right to decline a request based on subject matter/content.
4. Small corrections can be made to the finished product if necessary, but major changes/complete overhauls will require additional payment.
5. You have the right to use the image for personal purposes, but if you plan on commercially profiting from it (ie., selling / redistributing), the price will have to be adjusted accordingly.
gentle touchinggentle touching in Personal More Like This
autumn angel by ankazhuravleva be together by cha-feily
Dead End Kid by BaddogLtd The Scream by mirabiliaimages leave a scar by illdispose
:thumb184776090: Future Sight by Bierka the terrible decay of living by sarahannloreth
Someone Like You by JacquelineBarkla ... by ankazhuravleva :thumb148675541:
A night to forget by Julie-de-Waroquier :thumb177557078: In between by Julie-de-Waroquier
lilllly by danyasuprime Red bow by AnitaAnti Headless by elara-dark
Alice's Flamingo by SachaKalis Heart project - Fragile by DianaGrigore sheung wan by Fersy
brisk by davespertine citylights by Fersy Flash of Inspiration by msaph
A Beautiful Book by Aeternum-Art Mosque II by IsacGoulart Everything- by bebefromtheblock
Railroad to Nowhere by IMAGENES-IMPERFECTAS :thumb284112357: nothing 56 by RedupReda
Do not turn around. by fiixx Refresh ! by mcDarius Wait... Hope... by andokadesbois
Dual by Jbuth Autumn in a head by GRAFIKfoto .: keep me warm :. by GokhanKaraag
Cache cache ... by julie-rc Grand Mosque by ashamandour NY by dell640
Wood by meemo Crush the Canals by JeRoenMurre .hallucination. by GoncaloBorgesDias
87 by t-ufan Cold and Calm by PancolartJorge Hands by bingbing51
Noche by SachaKalis Ribbon Web by nitr0gene er.wachen II by silent-order
assente by d-anderton Hesitation by gndrfck :thumb14
losing in reverieslosing in reveries in Personal More Like This
:thumb49581855: My Soul to Keep by Solus-Photography
Siren by abclic From Nothing To Nowhere by Kostassoid Reclining nude by mikebp
:thumb265560000: Rhus - Notch Tree by silverystars wintersunrise by alfred-georg
The Fish by NataliaDrepina ELEMENTS by Gesell kill the dancer by george-mihes
Liza 6 by DavidBenoliel on hook by warhammerphoto balls by PerSe
elegy of emptiness V.3 by shamanski Ko'Ra by cruz-art Lela Not not Knowing by NadIksodas
The New Skin by BaddogLtd Girl N9 by IMAGENES-IMPERFECTAS 84 by Zefirina
nude by ErotikArtLD :thumb284144648: In The Hot Seat by Alt-Images
Cold Night by ritarocha a blue sunday morning, 2011 by EylemOlas The Sheltering Sky by kevissimo
:thumb146451103: no title 86 by ABrito Monika15 by Cartien
black beach 06 by photoplace Veil Nude by Zedul Epsilon by Anna-model
a silent moment by andreapun Dreamer's Perspective by harald-muehlhoff :thumb265085116:
contrasts by alfred-georg :thumb291734366: Arachnid by mickwag
Duong Quoc Dinh by duongquocdinh natural born symmetry by MichaelPe neznakomka by genepulse
Between Earth and Sky by dwingephotography girl whith pearl earring by Anna-model Bink by LoGill
MASTERS by Gesell Private Universe by ton3 chameleon by andre-j
Web of light.. by vejitatoja White prission by Lurphoto :thumb1
springtimeIt's been a whilespringtime in Personal More Like This
I passed my first exams and have a new DSLR ^-^
and 74 days 'til my Ireland trip
It becomes warmer, there are flowers again and I can enjoy the sun
You can sense the coming of spring. And next weekend is easter
Because of that here you can read the original and most popular part of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's tragic play FAUST"
Vor dem Tor
Vom Eise befreit sind Strom und Bäche Durch des Frühlings holden, belebenden Blick,
Im Tale grünet Hoffnungsglück;
Der alte Winter, in seiner Schwäche, Zog sich in rauhe Berge zurück.
Von dort her sendet er, fliehend, nur Ohnmächtige Schauer körnigen Eises
In Streifen über die grünende Flur.
Aber die Sonne duldet kein Weißes, Überall regt sich Bildung und Streben,
Alles will sie mit Farben beleben;
Doch an Blumen fehlts im Revier, Sie nimmt geputzte Menschen dafür.
Kehre dich um, v
summer...summer... in Personal More Like This
My Ireland trip in June was really great.
Okay mostly it was cold and rainy but the landscape was amazing
My favourite region was Peninsula and I really fell in love with the Cliffs of Moher. It was so windy there that we sang "I believe I can fly.."
In October I want to visit Croatia again...
I really miss this country..
Brela Panorama by Klek Primosten from above by ivancoric
:thumb57896441: Venice sunset by AlexGutkin
His dream by Julie-de-Waroquier
This time I want to visit the south.. Dubrovnik and Montenegro (as a short trip)
Maybe I can find someone who travels with me otherwise I will travel alone.
Song of nature v.1 by bwaworga
Venice Nights by IsacGoulart Sunset in Hawaii by IsacGoulart Serenity in Venice by IsacGoulart
Heart waves by Julie-de-Waroquier La Espanola II by IsacGoulart Dancer. 145346 by AlexGontar
A la watercolor by zeldis
Longest Meme everrr.I stole it from omenSP. Thanks, dude. ;u;Longest Meme everrr. in Personal More Like This
Birth date: September 22nd, 1993
Age: 17, almost 18.
Country of origin: United States of America
Town born in: secretsssss.
Race/ancestry: Irish, German, Scottish, Swedish, Native American, you know.
Religion: Catholic. Not the strict kind.
Height: 5' 4 1/2" EXACTLY.
Eye color: hazel... brown on normal days. Green when delighted.
Hair color and style: Nasty dirty blonde. I gotta dye it ;n; Scene hair quality, though I am not scene by any means.
Skin tone: Caucasian.
Tattoos: CANT WAIT TO GET MINE.
Eye-sight: I have terrible eyesight.
Names/screen-names you go by: Lydia, Nonsense, Nonsensical_Me.
Explain your username:
I love the movie Pride and PRejudice, and they say Nonsensical in that movie, and I liked the sound of it .u.
Explain your icon:
In a chain wiff my friends.
How would you describe your personality?
Quiet, introverted, kind.
How would other people describe you?
No clue. Prolly lame.
ARTIST(S) OF THE YEAR ARTIST(S) OF THE YEARARTIST(S) OF THE YEAR in Personal More Like This
Thanks so much for your vote, and this year we have two winners:
:iconvmaximus: Robert Steven Connett
:iconkolaboy: Danny Malboeuf
Congratulations guys and thanks for your art.
We invite you to know more about our winners, in this journal.
HALL OF FAME
Previous artists of the year:
Robert Steven Connett
"Born in 1951 in San Francisco, California, I began drawing and painting at the age of 27. I continued to create artwork as a hobby for 20 years during which time I owned and operated an insurance brokerage firm in San Francisco. I sold the firm in 1998 at age 47 after my home and art collection was destroyed by a fire. I then moved to Los Angeles in 2003 where I began my full time art career at the age of 52"
MY PURPOSE: I specialize in custom acrylic paintings. I'm not sure how one might categorize my style. ('Psycho-representational' seems right ) I'll let my paintings speak for themse
INTERVIEWS / UPCOMING SHOWS Interview with Martin de Diego Sadaba Interviewed by Teseleanu GeorgeINTERVIEWS / UPCOMING SHOWS in Personal More Like This
Tell us a little about the art styles that you use:
I develop different kind of works, I do concept, classical illustration and portraits for commissions but my personal works flows between fantasy and dark surrealism. I’m opened to many things it’s hard for me to find a personal line of work or a personal style, maybe my personal strokes would define my style.
Why did you choose these art styles?
It’s how when you are hungry and you open the fridge, you know exactly what your stomach wants to taste. I develop “my styles” because it’s what feeds my hunger.
How can you define in your own word, surrealism?
Intuition speech is the best definition I could find.
What influenced you to become an artist and how did your family/friend react to the idea?
Like someone said. When we are children we all draw, but mo
Some Traditional Wizards #2 + Will Smith PhiloI want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them!Some Traditional Wizards #2 + Will Smith Philo in Personal More Like This
Tibetan Boy by william690cJohn Wayne by CubistPanther
Axel by elektroyuKatherine Pierce - Vampire Diaries by AuroraWienholdBremen by AzanyThe library mouse by dh6art
:thumb281345877:la nostra infinita abnegazione by agnes-cecile'Breezy Days' Oil on Canvas - Robert Hagan by robert-hagan
My RISD Bike Drawing by PheoniicAn elderly man by FairyARTosQuiet desperation by Greyfox-omega
Imagine by DanielGrzeszkiewiczA Short Silence by hyper-tom
Together by DanBurgessTheArtistBearly Interested by CristinaPenescuforest road by VityaR83
Wind by rodluffAngels hide from the sun by YannickBouchardGentle by eajnaAll The Way by indra15
Albus Dumbledore by SilentKWSchizophrenia. by DasvidanyaMelody for the Primordial by jasinski
Princess by suzanastojanovicGentle Friend by Jeanne-LuiEhrenpar2 by Julyart
drawing1 by kamilsmalaCrayola Gron by marziipornSubmergence by Sheloize
A Date With The Rain by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremovgirl in the water by SveraTiger - Bic Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts
Tiger close up. by LukeT66Taylor Swift Pencil Drawing 2 by theGaffneyOwl Scratchboard AUCTION by TamberEllaCalm Before the Storm by Face-Reality
Ernst VII face detail by BenbeHannelore by SineSensus:t