Sleep Death s Little Sister.This is my new short film. I hope you enjoy it.Sleep Death s Little Sister. in Personal More Like This
Her ragged breathing rocked your cradle. You never open your eyes, you're afraid of her caramelized cough and morbid blue watercolor carefully smeared on your palms. Death keeps your rest until you release to the will the thoughts that touched the candles that fill the room with timid trembling light. And you hear how she calculates dry bumblebees:
- One, two, three, four, five, six, seven …
Seven weeks she sits near to your bed. She draws a deep seas and a inaccessibility of the heavens.She allows to whisper something inaudible to her, but understandable to Somnambulists that are leaning against the roughened wall. Their faces have imprints of your hands, such endless blue …
When the rustling of the last words will be learned, Death will lead them away. She will give each of them a handful of seeds … They will grow seeds in their lungs. You'll forget about Somnambulists when she would bring them out of the room.
You will forget all of th
Preventing Injuries for Artists...Preventing Injuries for Artists... in Personal More Like This
Preventing Injuries for Artists (and people who work with computers)
Hello there my fellow deviants, time for a new update. It’s a long entry, so go grab a snack and sit tight with a good posture, because there's a lot to learn here - even some anatomy.
I just read about Loish’s injury on her blog, and it’s truly saddening to see a fellow artist struggling with a physical limitation that affects their workflow.
Loish is absolutely right, the body has its limits and we ought to be careful before it’s too late.
Tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, aren’t stranger terms to me, many artists and people who work with computers for many hours, tend to deal with the same conditions, some let it advance to the stage where the only treatment is surgery, which can potentially reduce mobility and destroy an illustrator’s career.
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Some weeks ago I received a question via a group I'm currently administrating, it was regarding something I've been asked about before: Spec work. There's a lot of misinformation about it, especially on sites such as deviantart - just take the time to check the jobs forum and you'll spot these kind of offers that basically tell you "work for nothing, and I might pay you if I like what you did, or if my project makes any money." in other words "I don't take what you do seriously at all, nor I respect you, but I need some image for my project". But before I continue to rant, let's see the question.
"Hello I need some help about a work probably, this may not be the right place to ask for guidance, sorry if it's so, but I got a job offer about doing some concept art for a game, This may be my first experience doing so, and I really want to try it so I can finally do something real in concept art, but they say they can't pay me now until the game
Human TraffickingHuman Trafficking in Art Features More Like This
This series of photographs is inspired by the tragic destinies of women who are victims of human trafficking. Some statistics say there are more than 20 million girls enslaved all over the world which I believe is not the real number and that there are a lot more. This number actually means nothing..if just ONE person, women, child or any human goes through hell like this it’s enough to shout about it and try to stop it in any way we can.
Those invisible humans are hidden from our everyday lives and treated as though they are property. I feel deeply disturbed by that fact and I had a need to show this truth through my photographs. I know it doesn’t change anything but maybe it will at least make people question their values, remind the once that lost them that these girls are our sisters, daughters, friends, someone we know or used to know..THE GIRL IN A PHOTO COULD BE ANYONE..so we should all ask ourselves what is this world
Breathe..whispers..Breathe.. in Art Features More Like This
I hear these silent whispers..
waking me up in the night..
warm touch on my skin..warm breath on my neck..
silent whispers…silent words.. quiet sounds..
slowly sliding down my body..
I hear these silent whispers..
I hear them saying..
“breathe or this will be your final breath”..
I feel these silent whispers on my skin..
I just don’t know if I remember how to
What can painting give us?Today, a lecturer insisted to me that 'Guernica' could never be made again - that the world has changed - a painting just doesn't carry that significance in today's world. It's a very tired, common testament, but it's true, sadly.What can painting give us? in Art Features More Like This
This lack of interest is sad because the human passion put into certain paintings is sometimes felt by us personally, if we only give them the time. We each have our favourites: Vincent van Gogh died distressed and alone over a century ago, and yet there he is in the paint itself, embodying it, a deeply passionate man, hoping to comfort us in a way he believed he could, from human to human. This phenomenon is not a spectacle made by today's top artists, who impress with shock tactics and tiresome installations in the concept-heavy exhibition race. Touching us emotionally and awakening the good in us isn't even their concern.
For an incredibly long time we have done it: painting can record directly the humanity of the maker, to be with us, to help us know that
Irony, Kitsch, and Copyinghttp://hyperallergic.com/121121/no-irony-just-paint-marzie-nejads-fantasy-pictures-are-for-real/Irony, Kitsch, and Copying in Personal More Like This
Along with the article, I'll share some things with you:
I like the kitsch movement. I like the shamelessness of it. I like the intent, the ritual experience as practiced by Odd Nerdrum , and yet... I like practically none of the work, nor will I ever be part of its house. O. Nerdrum insists: "Follow the Greeks". I insist: follow whatever, whoever, wherever, whenever you like; history exists to be learnt from.
"Copying" used to carry less bad connotations. Noticeable derivatives solidify the concerns of the person. It is all a record. "This is who (or what) I was looking at." I get rather hard treatment for it, but I'll always look back on my "Francis Bacon period" with delight. To copy is a very wonderful thing.
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"The quickest way to make money from Photography is to sell your camera"
Noticeably in the past few weeks, more and more people seem to be speaking up and making noise at the fact that aren't making money from their photography. There's no doubt about it - Photography starts out as a hobby. You don't one day pick up a camera and decide that you are going to be a pro and get given your first paycheck. It's one of those unique hobbies where you get a gentle introduction around age 10 with your first proper camera (haha) and the rest is History. Whatever you make it really. You can't say that about most professions.
Putting yourself out there is something I've been trying to hammer home the past week, you'll have noticed my ramble if you read last weeks edition of Photography weekly. Getting paid for it is another matter. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Sometimes, you might not get paid for what you do.
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"“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
I'm quite late hopping on the discussion wagon with this one since itsfrits tells me the article has been trending for some time now. However I was eternally grateful to him for pointing me in its general direction - because what a topic!McDonalds show behind the photo-graphical scenes because a customer in Canada asked why the food looks so different in real life. If you watch the video included in the article, it's actually very insightful. And what a team they have JUST to photograph a burger. What the video does show is that everything in the photo, every ingredient you see, is exactly the sam
Should've Slept More Last NightPolitics is a lot like highschool. You either care way too much about it or want to distance yourself from it as much as possible. People are way too sensitive about everything to make good decisions or react properly to each other, everybody thinks they know everything even though they know very little, and everybody flips their shit when somebody has sex with somebody else because frankly everybody is surprised that anybody there is getting any.Should've Slept More Last Night in Personal More Like This
Short Story: Doctor Maestro's Man-Made BandShort Story: Doctor Maestro's Man-Made Band in Personal More Like This
Read my new short story "Doctor Maestro's Man-Made Band" here: http://wjhollyart.blogspot.com/2013/12/short-story-doctor-maestros-man-made.html
It's a short story about a genius surgeon turned musician whose mind nobody can comprehend.
It's roughly 10 pages long and is written and illustrated by myself, William John Holly III!
Give it a read and tell me what you think! It's free, after all!
Collection: Rise from the DeadCollection: Rise from the Dead in Art Features More Like This
Rise From the Dead
“Where are tonight the sword and its swinger, the holy spells and their singer? Where is the light to scatter the ghosts, the sight of dawn to shatter the frost? Fears can be hidden, and hearts’ fire kindled, but will shadows be caged and demons faced? The curses of liches linger like winds of winter, and wolves howl a hymn for the undead's hunt… who will be safe from the grim reaper’s swing, and who will fall in its grip?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Odyssey PropulsionArtists, Writers, Poets, Deviants.Odyssey Propulsion in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We want you!
Odyssey II is the second mass collaboration event to be conceived on deviantART this time under the watchful gaze and guiding hand of none other than Clive Barker - - the master of fantastical narratives. The result will be published next year in digital and traditional book form.
Read about the Project and participate in the creative event of the new millennium (before it ends, of course, with the apocalypse). Here is the current prompt inspired by the latest Odyssey II chapter chosen by Clive.
Prompt for Chapt
120526we are dancing on the grass120526 in Personal More Like This
under the trees
under the luna
above the earth
above the sky
on the clouds..
Les frontieres de l'etre by olivier-ramonteu81 by MarlaShac
Papillon de nuit by FeebrileYou are here. by V3Nr3VeNG3
behind by cheshireeno rain by cheshiree
deadblack two by rubynkkatale of two homes. by ohsparrowsong
3870 by djailledieh by fabrizio-infrared
Womencontinue by keepkeeptattoo II by keepkeep
:thumb302875475:Thanatos by sabbbriCA
Behind the curtain by Ruxitaspiral by ketic
:thumb294680747:boire la tasse by solene-MeSt
:thumb299780613:maybe rainy by cheshiree
Idolatry by pauline-greefhorstright round by CatidakiSevisgen
LOL by pekipeki60minutes:thumb249688800:
in for the kill. by caesarveggI Am A Gold Fish by On-Toast
shark. by edaiseri:thumb121976443:
Stories by bittersweetvenomThanatos by sabbbriCA
:thumb283020334:from amsterdam with love by oeminler
Heyke by batwingwohin wir gehen by FrauLangstrumpf
Not real world in my head by konsi66:thu
Crossing the LineAlmost 99.9999% of the comments I get on DA are very nice and complimentary. For this I am grateful and appreciative. I also appreciate the occasional criticism that suggests I try a different crop, color, or lens choice. Even after 35 years I feel it is vital to listen to all the input I get because there are occasional jewels of ideas that come from learned professionals and beginning amateurs alike. Sometimes I even like it more when someone who is new to photography makes suggestions because they aren't stifled by the "rules" we all learn when we start out.Crossing the Line in Personal More Like This
Recently, I've had a few people say some interesting and absurd things. These comments are related to my having taken down my gallery of nudes. First of all, let me say, my motive for this action was simply time management. I run a business so I don't have time to respond to all the comments or even read them all.
The suggestion has been made that by me removing the nudes, by responding to horrid comments then hiding and blockin
BLUE BIRD LOBOTOMYHello beloved unicorns, good and crazy people around here!BLUE BIRD LOBOTOMY in Personal More Like This
Eyes On Walls presents a one night only exhibition of my newest works in SoHo, NYC November 8th, 2012.
check out promo video! yay!
More info here: eyesonwalls.com/LoraZombieNYC
RSVP here: facebook.com/events/221235231338402/
Come and see!