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FAN ART FRIDAY: Danger Zone
OMEGA SKETCH Archer
Agent Sterling Archer, codename Duchess, is known from Bangkok to Berlin as the world’s most dangerous spy.
Archer is an animated TV series on FX, which focuses primarily on its titular character and his co-workers — operatives at an agency known as ISIS. The show was created by Adam Reed, who’s known for his work on Adult Swim shows like Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo.
At first glance, Archer is your basic adult cartoon show abo
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Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 21, 2015
Full House Will Return
Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of a Full House Reboot. Rumors have been circulating about a possible return for the series for some time now, but last night the news that Netflix had ordered a new season of the show was confirmed by Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) on Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel. In case you either lived under a rock in the 90s or merely hadn’t been born yet, Full House
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The Power of Tomorrow Tesla Motors Develops
Travel Concept MagLev Driverless Car
Elon Musk might be the most prolific inventor and entrepreneur since Thomas Edison — that’s a somewhat ironic comparison for a man who named his company after Edison’s greatest rival, but there’s some truth to it. Musk has something of a deranged genius persona. He’s known for investing in risky companies like the priv
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Modern elevators have made “skyscrapers” possible—buildings with so many floors that reaching them only by stairway access would be a ridiculous and exhausting proposition. And so stairways have become hidden in blandly utilitarian “fire exit” stairwells. Even buildings now designed with no more than two or three floors save space with elevators rather than having a central stairway. And so one of the glories of our most beautiful architecture is rapidly disappearing, being preserved only in private mansion residences. It is a pity.
There is something magical in a stairway—this structure endlessly “in motion,
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Lost between hell and paradise
There is something about a forest in its living, breathing oneness that gives it an aura of actual sentience.
Its as if you, an intruder, have entered the woodland’s domain to hunt for its secrets to having survived for so many centuries. The forest knows you are there and offers you no help in making your way. A thousand hidden eyes observe your movements; thousands of keen nos
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Interstellar by MachiavelliCro
Who needs enemy aliens — when the oddities of space travel itself are so mind–blowing?
Terraforming 1.1 by Wasteland-3D
s the following gallery of landscapes of deviantARTist–imagined other worlds well attests to — the natural desire of humans to explore and discover knows no bounds, not even the limits of the Earth’s atmospheric shell. Whatever
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ONLY IN DREAMS: Skyrim Stands Apart as a Modern Masterpiece in Gaming
Bethesda Studios announced that this year, for the first time ever, they’d be hosting their own press conference at E3
This news made waves in the gaming community with everyone anticipating one singular purpose for the conference: to announce the release of Fallout 4, the sequel to one of the studio’s most successful franchises. If you’re familiar with Bethesda, then you
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Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
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COSPLAY FRIDAY: I Used To Be An Adventurer
Skyrim - Dovahkiin Helmet
Dragons, Magic and Never Ending Quests.
Welcome To Skyrim.
Hailed by many as one of the greatest games of all time, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” may soon have its successor on store shelves. Rumors are flooding the web that “The Elder Scrolls 6” release date is drawing closer with speculation placing the drop date sometime between 2015 and 2016.
Now for those of you who wis
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The “alternative universe” has long been a sci–fi trope, usually simply a good–guy bad–guy heroes and villains reversal. Like the Star Trek episode (“Mirror, Mirror”) in which a transporter glitch lands Kirk on an evil pirate “parallel universe” Enterprise where Spock is a goateed murderer with mutiny on his agenda. But real scientists have complicated things considerably, with “string theory” positing at least eleven (and possibly an infinite number) of “alternative/parallel universes.”
Once upon a time, we pondered our relative insignificance as sin
Overcoming Fears: A Rejecta-Girl storyBank robbers stink. Rejecta-Girl had to give the police six losers who thought they could go shopping for free money. During the struggle, she had gotten a punch to the side of the head, which gave her a horrible headache. Now, she was tired, hungry, and in pain. She wished the boys were there, but they had gone to a Fall Out Boy concert. Lucky butts. Fall Out Boy was one of her favorite bands, but she couldn’t go because her luck stank. Someone had to be on patrol, so they had set three of their favorite characters against each other on Super Smash Bros Brawl. Rejecta-Girl picked Sonic the Hedgehog, Dungeon Man chose Link, and Unacceptaboy chose Snake. Typically, Sonic got last place. So while the boys were at a concert, she was fighting bank robbers. Just her luck.Overcoming Fears: A Rejecta-Girl story in Personal More Like This
She was flying over the city. Normally she would take a cab, but it was rush hour and flying was much faster. Plus it was fun.
She was almost home when she saw a lot of smoke in the distance. Her gut tigh
The Random Trio vs. Dr. ClicheThe Random Trio vs. Dr. ClichéThe Random Trio vs. Dr. Cliche in Personal More Like This
Superheroes Dungeon Man, Rejecta-Girl, and Unacceptaboy were driving around in the Random Rover during evening patrol. It had been an uneventful day and they all were extremely bored. Dungeon man yawned.
“Welp, that was boring. Wanna go back to the dungeon layer?” he asked his friends.
“Only if we can go through a drive through on the way there. I’m starving.” Rejecta-Girl replied.
“We should rent a movie tonight. Mabey Dinosaur Wars?” Unacceptaboy added.
Reject-Girl groaned. “That movie is SO overrated. What about Midnight Mysteries?
“I like that movie.” Dungeon Man stated.
Suddenly, the car in front of them shot straight up into the air. Rejecta-Girl, thinking quickly, shot out of the car and extended her spectacular mechanical wings. She flew up to the now falling car and caught it, shifting most of the weight to her robotic right arm. The crowd around her cheered, but it wasn
Pick Your Poison BrainstormingI've been thinking about a somewhat detailed scenario, Pick Your Poison, where every major ideology rules a great power, while every minor ideology gets some minor powers aligned to one of the great powers. I'm dividing the world into four blocs, with each bloc corresponding with a corner of the Political Compass test because it's a nice, neat way to arrange everything. The other major aspect of this scenario is that every state is a hellish dystopia based on the most unforgiving straw men their opposition has drawn up. Everyone's sacred cow gets thrown on the grill. If you don't have a sense of humor about this sort of thing, I suggest skipping it (or at least the parts about your blessed bovine). I'm thinking of a PoD sometime before the fall of the Soviet Union (China stays somewhat Maoist before going full crazy later) and a current year in 2115, so modernish states are front and center with sPick Your Poison Brainstorming in Personal More Like This
TV Pitch IdeasTwo TV pitches I posted on an AH.com thread. I thought I'd share them here.TV Pitch Ideas in Personal More Like This
Brother Against Brother - House of Cards meets Game of Thrones meets Jericho meets The Walking Dead (without the zombies). An increasingly tyrannical United States government, under a power-hungry, Machiavellian president (a Frank Underwood expy) goes too far and does something intolerable (Canceling elections? Arresting opposition? I dunno). A popular movement, from the left, right and center, calls for the President's impeachment. Things escalate, and a protest in Washington turns into a bloodbath. The United States is plunged into a new civil war, with many military and police defecting to the rebels' side. And of course, while the rebels are united against the government, they have very different views on what should emerge from the rubble.
The show would be very gray vs. gray morally, with sympathetic and utter bastard PoV characters on both sides. PoV characters can be leaders, foo
PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.Practice in Deviant Events More Like This
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
Conquer your artblockI think every artist out here has experienced it at least one time in their career: the so called artblock. A moment of total lack of inspiration that suddenly hits you, and leaves you unable to create. Most often the solution is to just wait. Most artblocks will solve automatically with time. But there are circumstances in which an artblock doesn't automatically disappear, or when you have deadlines to catch. In that case, you might be helped by some basic tips to conquer your artblock.Conquer your artblock in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the years, I've experienced an artblock (or writersblock, as they call it for fiction writers) many, many times. Most of them were short, but the longest lasted over 2 years. Most of them solved on their own. But sometimes I just needed that little bit of extra help. Therefore, I made a list with a few tips and tricks to make your artblock go away. Hopefully it'll help you as well as it did me.
Beat your fear
Most artblocks come from fear. The fear of not being able to
A blog post.A blog post. in Personal More Like This
I can't say everything I want to, in order to express how important not only my following as an artist has become, but how you've all helped inspire me to follow my dreams to the utmost extent. Over the past fifteen years, and since I originally found Deviantart, this site has helped platform me into the artist I am today. I also created and showcased my IP, LMS: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter, through Deviantart.
I hope this blog post does justice in telling that story, and how important it is to follow your dreams and passion. And while I haven't been as active online, I can promise I have been behind the scenes.
Thank you for believing in my dream, and again, enjoy the read.
The Blog Post - Read Here
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Spotlight Vol. 65
Abstract and Surreal
the shelter of the fallen souls XXVI
out of reach
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City of Gold
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesPE: Photoshop Brush Primer in Art Features More Like This
There are a plethora of brushes available to you on photoshop. This guide will explain different brush settings, as well as how to install different brush packs here on deviantART. This guide is for pressure sensitive pen tablets. It is going to be much easier to do things with a tablet. Ones by Wacom are good, and you can get a bamboo for under 99$ USD.
Basic Brushes in Photoshop
It's important to stick with default ones to learn all the settings. You can do so many things with the hard round brush.
Bring up your brush palette in one of the following ways. (note I am in CS3, so the icons will look much older, but same thing. )
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Breaking News, I am sure you saw comingBoko Haram just used a 10-year-old girl as a bomb-detonator right after massacring up to 2,000 people. There is a reign of terror in Northern Nigeria.Breaking News, I am sure you saw coming in Personal More Like This
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Boko Haram militants have increasingly used women and young girls as human bombs in their six-year quest for a hardline Islamic state.
Civilian vigilante Ashiru Mustapha said the explosives detonated as the girl was being searched at the entrance to the market.
"The girl was about 10 years old and I doubt much if she actually knew what was strapped to her body," he told the AFP news agency.
"In fact, she was searched at the entrance of the market and the metal detector indicated that she was carrying something.
"But sadly, the explosion went off before she was isolated, killing at least 10 people and injuring many others."
The market was cordoned off as health officials began the grim task of sifting through the wreckage and collecting body parts.