SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
Movie Review: Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)Movie Review: Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) in Art Features More Like This
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
Hayao Miyazaki’s “Kiki's Delivery Service” is a heartfelt and inspiring movie.
Released by Studio Ghibli in 1989, it was based on Eiko Kadono's novel of the same title. It tells the story of a young witch having difficulty with stepping into adulthood and finding her own way forward,
Dedication to a New YearDedication to a New Year in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
December 31, 2012by techgnotic
Nuances of an Annual Ritual
Which brings us to each year’s communal celebration of the passing of our lifetimes:
New Year’s Eve
So what did you “actually get done” in the past year? How closer are you to a grand goal in life? An assessment is made and then the inevitable Step 2 of the yearly process is engaged, which is often a word for word repeat of last year’s Step 2:
The New Year’s Resolution
There seem to be two main strategies that emerge at this point of facing the New Year, a “brand new morning.” The lone wolf quietly acknowledges goals not yet reached, and is even more secretive in the “new plan.” “I’ll show them,” becomes the new privat
Alice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking FlightAlice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking Flight in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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.
Fan Art Friday: The SimpsonsFan Art Friday: The Simpsons in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: Don’t Have A Cow, Man!
Bart Vs Homer by MrTuke
Happy 25th Anniversary Simpsons Family!
With over 500 episodes under their belt, countless awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Simpsons<
Jurassic PokemonJurassic Pokemon in Art Features More Like This
Realistic Pokemon Season 1 by arvalis
arvalis aka RJ Palmer is a long time deviant who has created his own unique niche at DeviantArt.
He was first known as the artist who drew incredibly realistic dinosaurs. Somehow his depictions of dinosaurs began morphing into Pokemon characters. He is now renowned as dA’s master of realistic Pokemon illustrations. His has been quite a success story through art. His rise has been quite a success story on how to build a following in the community. RJ has wonderful tutori
What do do as an artist in training.There are many ways to Rome they say. But I find most aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidanceWhat do do as an artist in training. in Personal More Like This
and this is what I tell them.
Find out for yourself what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of bookcovers, or card games.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must find the best work on the market in those fields.
Find out what makes the best art of your favorite field the best art. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.
The most basic study aims are the following:
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will give you a lot of insight.
How do you paint shapes? How do you light them the right way?
You will learn a l
Where to get started before you can apply for workThere is no such thing as suddenly knowing when you are ready to turn yourWhere to get started before you can apply for work in Personal More Like This
passion into your profession. But there is a way of measuring your chances on being
able to get work and eventually sustain a living from it.
Accepting commissions or freelance for low payment won't help you. You can think any penny counts, but it will lower the worth of your work and damage the market.
How to measure that you are ready?
You probably have high goals, but they are usually not your first step. You must search out the clients who can be that first step. Often found in the card game industry, book cover illustrations and smaller game company's.
Look at the artwork shown by a company such as the card game company: Fantasy Flight games. Compare your skills with the average of their artworks. If it matches yours, you will have a chance. However, keep in mind that those artworks had been done in a limited timeframe, usually within 12 hour
The stuff that artists go through.There are so many pro's and con as to being an artist, professional or as a hobby.The stuff that artists go through. in Personal More Like This
It feels nice to be able to express yourself through something you make and when that something turns out to be looking good we get this sense of accomplishment.
Most of the time though there are bad feelings mixed with the good ones.
Not being understood. Those moments where your friends or family does not understand that you have to desire to be alone and work on your art. Those copious amounts of hours you spend working and they wonder why you wouldn't rather be outside relaxing in the sun or hang out with your friends.
The only people who will ever fully understand this are other artists or simply very understandable people. It's important they they will eventually understand so there wont be any hurt feelings. Try to explain ti as calmly and rational as you can, perhaps with using examples in terms they would understand.
Fast lane to becoming a better artist.I often get this very question: How did you get this good this fast?Fast lane to becoming a better artist. in Personal More Like This
Now as I consider myself not being as good as people tell me, even struggling quite often with being an artist in general.
I do know how to get better and how to reach it fast. I'm still growing as I go and it's the main thing that keeps me going.
You need to get into the right mindset and the rest will follow. With the rest I mean:
3. Positive energy.
4. The NEED to draw.
Seeing growth in your work gives you the courage to work harder. You know that feeling when you're just about done with an image
and feel like this image is better than your last one, that great feeling. Use it!
Do studies! Lots of them!! Make film shot studies, live object studies, master-painting studies. They will teach you a lot about composition, lighting, colors, shapes storytelling etc.
You will hardly notice that you are learning thing
When someone brings your art down...Putting our art out there makes us very vulnerable, especially when you've made something close to your heart. Perhaps something of your own fantasy, a story, a fan fiction your passionate about?When someone brings your art down... in Personal More Like This
As much as most of us really want to improve, we also simply want to make art because we love it and when we share it there is a slight hope there is someone out there who will love it too.
There are all kinds of ways other people can bring you down by saying something about your art, or by doing nothing at all! Perhaps YOU are even part of making someone feel down and you're not realizing it!
The harsh critique.
This person might want to help you or simply likes to bring you down. In either case this person will write in length about your lack of technique, uniqueness and/or skill.
Respond option: Thanks but no thanks! Tell this person you appreciate the time spend on their post, but you rather hear constructive c
Are you being honest with yourself?As part of becoming good at something you need to be able to reflect upon yourself. Judge your own abilities and work and consider the possibility that what ever you have been doing it wrong all along. Or perhaps you're actually being to hard on yourself and you're better than your conscious is telling you. (This is bad too because it leads to insecurities.)Are you being honest with yourself? in Personal More Like This
Signs that you might overestimate your current skills.
Do you often feel these things when you look upon work from good artists?:
I can totally do this too.
This is not so hard, I can do this faster.
My work is way more interesting.
It's not fair that this person gets way more attention than I do.
Why am I not being recognized for my skills.
This other technique is cheating! (photo-bashing, using reference, filters, effects etc)
I don't need to draw and learn all day to become this good.
I spend 2 hours on a painting, Masterpiece!!
Signs that you might underestimate your skills.
Do you ofte
Open/Close PLZ RequestsOpen/Close PLZ in Personal More Like This
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Yoyo & Cici
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McCartney: IT'S OFFICIAL!!!http://www.milenio.com/cdb/doc/noticias2011/cdb0f8d66d4a6061be57478c62b95638 It´s Official: a free concert of Sir Paul McCartney here in Mexico City!McCartney: IT'S OFFICIAL!!! in Personal More Like This
This deserves a standing ovation or what??? :iconepicclapplz:
And of course, it deserves a proper soundtrack!!!
http://www.goear.com/listen/b09910d/hope-of-deliverance-paul-mccartney Hope of Deliverance! by GrandMaster and ForeverBeatle Sir Paul McCartney, who else!!!
As you can see, there´s cool McCartney pics all over deviantART! All those Artists are so cool!
And just for the happiness of this Concert, let´s hear some more from Macca!
http://www.goear.com/listen/02db24f/maybe-im-amazed-paul-mccartney Maybe I´m Amazed
Now... where are all those devianteers rock-lovers here in Mexico City? What´s about a Meet for the Concert? By the way:
Gracias, gente intolerante......porque gracias a una de esas personas (quien quiera que haya sido) el deviantero :iconSuperGeorgeSapiens: acaba de ser banneado de este lugar.Gracias, gente intolerante... in Personal More Like This
En serio ¿era para tanto? ¿de veras merecía ser expulsado por sus dibujos? Y lo más grave ¿de veras esa gente no se da cuenta de que con su intolerancia sólo se consiguen enemistades?
Vamos por partes: se supone que deviantART tiene una serie de reglas que hay que seguir, so pena de ser expulsado de aquí. Y en principio suena sensato: sin reglas sólo hay anarquía -y ya sabemos para lo que sirve- y aquel que se afilie aquí en principio acepta estas reglas.
El problema comienza cuando vemos tanta contradicción entre el dicho y el hecho. Para empezar, hay una enorme cantidad de dibujos "peores" que por lo visto jamás serán banneados (y digo "peores" tratando de ajustarme a la perspectiva de los que hayan banneado a este hombre, la cual para nada comparto) ¿y que pasa? q
Freddie was the Queen / Freddie era la ReinaSpanish at the BottomFreddie was the Queen / Freddie era la Reina in Personal More Like This
A year ago I uploaded this info:
In Memoriam of Farrak Boulsara (Freddie´s real name)
What? Freddie Mercury deserves a journal? BUT OF COURSE!
Just for a testament of his legacy: the nowadays craziest female singer was inspired by Queen´s songs and ideology. Lady Gaga, who else!
Queen´s music embraces almost anything you can figure out: influences of hard rock, skiffle sound, symphonical ambiences, rockabilly renaissance, even hip-hop years before its exploded! (Oddly enough, a great album of them is called "Jazz", and there´s nothing of jazz on it!)They even dare to write one of the worst movie soundtracks ever and walk away with it! (Flash Gordon, if you ask me)
Each one of Queen members was talented people, but Freddie obviously was the frontman that give the group legendary status. His natural charm, his almost otherlyworld voice, his stage domain, all this closes the circle of perfection... not to talk about his preferences, them
Women Day / Dia de la MujerA year ago I wrote this http://fav.me/d3n7o5nWomen Day / Dia de la Mujer in Personal More Like This
Now, I wanna to say a BIG THANK YOU for all my female watchers! Thank you all!
And there are you, in the proper order:
:iconPrincessZelda14: You´re truly a nice girl, a good friend and a great deviantuser. You´re almost too cool for this site!
Soundtrack: Zelda´s Ocarine of Time http://www.goear.com/listen/56f67a3/zelda-zelda
:iconAshFantastic: You, the plushie Mistress! Such intelligent girl is also the owner of the most beautiful eyes in all United Kingdom!
Soundtrack: Pokemon Dance Mix http://www.goear.com/listen/593533f/pokemon-dance-mix-pokemon
:iconPanty-pirate: Scott Pilgrim is incomplete without you! You´re prettier than Ramona Flowers!
Soundtrack: I fought the Law - Green Day http://www.goear.com/listen/7106528/i-fought-the-law-green-day
:iconegricci1: Of course you´re great... and looks like the future is bright for you... you deserve it all!
Soundtrack: Ain´t no other man
Devious Journal EntryHush small child,Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
They scream at you,
Calling you names,
All because you have a beauty,
Full of brightness,
They say they hate you,
Just because you are different,
Let your love flow,
Show them that you have beauty,
Let those eyes glimmer and glow,
Scream loud child.
Smile, and CrySmile,Smile, and Cry in Personal More Like This
You are in pain,
You feel fine,
You hate yourself,
You love your personality,
No one understands,
RealityI hate it,Reality in Personal More Like This
I hate it,
I hate it,
The graphics are perfect,
I feel like I could even touch the trees,
But the storyline sucks,
It makes me cry,
I hate it,
I hate it,
I hate it.
Depths of DarknessAs I look in my mirror I see a girl,Depths of Darkness in Deviant Events More Like This
She is sad,
She is crying,
She feels pain,
She feels betrayed,
She is torn between two,
Halves of herself,
She feels sick,
I look down,
Down at my phone,
It has two messages,
One from a boy,
The other from a boy,
One reads "I love you",
And so does the other,
Cry because a choice must be made,
Between the messages,
I look away and run.
Meme about loserName: TedeshaMeme about loser in Personal More Like This
- Single or taken: Surprisingly taken. By daydreamily
- Sex: Female
- Birthday: Sep 11th >_>
- Sign: Libra
- Hair color: Violet
- Eye color: Dark Brown
- Height: 5'4-5'6 I don't know for real XD
- Are you straight/bisexual/gay? I'm gaaaay
S P E C I F I C S
- What kind of shampoo do you use?: I don't know tbh XD
- What are you listening to right now?: Some movie
- Who is the last person that called you?: My mom just to close the damn door
- How many buddies are online right now?: Like 5? Idk XD
F A V O U R I T E S
- Animal: Cats
- Color: Purple
- Drink: Mountain dew
- Element: Fire
- Food: Idk
- Game: GTA
- Movie: I don't like movies :'v
- Song: Any song a listen to
I wish my mom will just shut upAnd quit wanting/begging me to be girly, and like make up or pink stuff, first at all I thought a mom would be like You're beautiful without makeup but she's more like Your to pretty to not to wear makeup or it'll cover up your freckles I mean I did go though a phase when I was girly that last for to months, because I started to believe what she said.I wish my mom will just shut up in Personal More Like This
Hell and other thing is that she wants me to be bisexual so bad, she's like keep your opinions open or once she asked me can I just be bisexual or straight omfg. So I can't be my freaking self or I'll be begged to be some body else.
About me memeBASIC...About me meme in Personal More Like This
Weight: 146lb XD
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Reddish dark bown
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Use Drugs?: No
Play Any Instruments?: the clarinet
Have Any Peircings?: Ears piercing
Have Any Tattoos?: No yet
Like To Annoy People?: kinda
Like Life?: kinda
Wear Make-Up?: I did at one time but not anymore
Dye Your Hair?: I wish but not yet :'D
Scream At The top of your lungs for no reason?: yes XD
Get Distracted By Shiny Objects?D Yep
Like Pina Coladas?: ?
And Getting Caught In The Rain?: No
Hyper Active?: yes
Boring?: No hopefully XD
Annoying?:I hope not kinda
dAmn It To Be Phased OutThe deviantART community is always growing and changing. To keep the site fresh and relevant, we need to focus on what's important, otherwise we'll spread ourselves too thin.dAmn It To Be Phased Out in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Recently, we've been going through all of the site's features and settings to assess usage, traffic, community reception, and how the feature helps contribute to deviantART's goals.
dAmn It, the system where deviants can submit and vote on funny quotes from Chat (originally called "dAmn" or deviantART Messaging Network), is a feature that gets extremely low usage and traffic.
On November 30, 2013 dAmn It will be officially phased out. Until then, the feature has been removed from the main site navigation but will still be available via the Chat page for those who want to archive any quotes.
Phasing out unused and outdated features allows us to focus our resources on improving existing features and building new ones to hel
Improved deviantART Integration on TwitterWe're excited to announce that we just implemented enhancements to the way deviantART links display on Twitter, giving you and your artwork more prominence and exposure!Improved deviantART Integration on Twitter in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We're always looking for ways to give artists better exposure -- both on deviantART and across the web. Not only do these changes give artists a bigger presence across Twitter by allowing them to reach a bigger audience, but they also encourage proper attribution.
(Hylian Shirt by *blo0p)
Artwork will appear larger on Twitter.Titles and descriptions of artwork are now automatically included!
Links to Profiles, Groups, Favourites, Galleries, Collections, Journals, and Sta.sh items will now display inline! When profiles are shared, it pulls in your deviantID and bio.
Tweets including deviantART links are now eligible to show up in
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
Introducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind!What is thoughtART?How Does it Work?thoughtART CreatethoughtART SearchExplore the thoughtART GalleryIntroducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Create and search for art using your mind
Introducing thoughtART Technology
A few years ago, deviantART teamed up with several university laboratories across the United States, and we are proud to finally announce the fruits of our efforts. Thanks to recent advancements in neurological science, we're unveiling a revolutionary new platform in artistic creation. Our device uses touch-sensitive pads built into your existing keyboard and mouse to monitor your brainwaves and transmit them directly to our site. Excited? Welcome to the new age of thoughtART Technology!
What is thoughtART?
It may sound like something from science fiction, but the technology be
Toshiba Seriously Japanese ContestPut a modern twist on classic Japanese art in the new Toshiba Seriously Japanese Contest! We’re challenging you to illustrate how digital technology has changed our world by merging current Japanese graphic styles with one of three highly acclaimed and classic prints. Enter now for the chance to win a new Portégé Z20t Ultrabook and up to $5,000 AUD!Toshiba Seriously Japanese Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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February 17, 2014 @8:30am Mountain TimeFebruary 17 8:30am mountain time:February 17, 2014 @8:30am Mountain Time in Personal More Like This
It is with heavy hearts that we must inform you of the passing of our darling daughter, Alie. Her final days were fairly peaceful, sleeping much of the time but also able to watch some of the Winter Olympics and enjoy her favorite event, figure skating. Her final moments were peaceful with both parents by her bedside.
We have all been preparing for this day for the past several weeks, knowing it was coming far faster than we hoped. From the moment in December when the news came of her terminal illness, Alie has continually amazed us with her positive attitude and limitless spirit. We have all learned from her selfless approach to life, her giving nature, and her passion for the possibilities that life hold for all of us She was so thankful for all of the outreach shown to her by her friends and family and we share in that gratitude. Unfortunately she was just too weak to be able to a
From Kittara08 her MomWow, and I mean WOW!From Kittara08 her Mom in Personal More Like This
I'm not Whisperwings and I can't express what all the comments and heartfelt expressions have meant so much to not only me but my husband and son as well.
Sometimes it's not until someone you love is gone that you realize what a loving, caring & helpful person they were to so many people.
Our family is very close and we know that Alicia was the upbeat heart, the one who always wanted to decorate for the holidays and kept us doing things together even as the kids got into college. She was our glue of fun! Our traditionalist; Tacos for thanksgiving..don't ask it's a long story.
Our thanks go out to all of you who let us know just what Alie has done for you. If is was her attitude about the cancer or something as simple a kind word in reply to your comments on her art. She loved when people commented on her art.
I wanted to let you all know that her book has not been forgotten. I have been going through the notes she has received ab
Fond Memories: The deviantART Gear Store is ClosedFond Memories: The deviantART Gear Store is Closed in Personal More Like This
dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack Add To CartdA PRO Digital Artist Backpack in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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