The Lonely Pathby techgnotic/of depthRADIUSThe Lonely Path in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
I always thought Thoreau’s comment was simply a word game— ultimately not of much value and false at its core. A Valentines Day in solitude should mean being all alone and alone means being unhappy, pure and simple. Still, it will turn out in life that the most alone we can feel is ironically in the crush of family and friends and even in the embrace of one’s Valentines Day companion— but lost and unfulfilled in one’s dreams and visions.
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J. Paul Getty - The Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content
The J. Paul Getty Museum has initiated an Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.
A first sharing of 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection, including many masterworks, has just been made available and all are free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.
In a brilliant stroke, the Getty Museum has liberated one of the top collections of art in the world not just for access but for use. The museum is literally “beaming up” the great works in its collection as living resour
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain? in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
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Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
DronesApr 10, 2013by techgnoticDrones in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around the world, to op-ed pages debating national security vs. non-juridical “just
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2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Artists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann HesseArtists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann Hesse in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|Archives
I was inspired to create this series by naikki while looking through her gallery of diverse artwork and reading through her journals which are focused on her favorite inspiring writers and thinkers. I felt certain there must be beautiful artwork in the form of portraits and tributes to these writers and their stories. I found most of naikki's choices of quotes to be inclusionary, redeeming and welcoming to any artist on their own path. Instead of just crediting naikki with the inspiration for this new series on depthRADIUS, I also invited her to provide a quote about Herman Hesse of her own to kick off this series.
Contemplations of the sharp-eyed mystic: when words become the palette to paint the journey
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orld War I (1914-1918) was a human catastrophe
that devastated Western civilization and mocked the hope inherent in “modernism”. The sheer volume of the war’s slaughter was beyond belief. The horror of it all destroyed the trust in science, medicine and technology as the golden gateway to a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the evil purpose of a global war. A global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of fear and loathing.
Salvador Dali autosodomized
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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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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StarCraft II is the hot tournament videogame that just may breakthrough as the harbinger of the esports phenomenon and one of the great cultural game-changers of all time.
Midnight in Anaheim. Caffeinated casters boom rapid fire commentary rattling the packed hall. Elite Starcraft players from around the globe execute complex strats that would have made Rommel the Desert Fox himself proud. 20,000 are in attendance, on the edge of their seats, and cheering as loudly as any soccer match as they watch the 30-foot screens hanging from the rafters. Another four and a half million are watching the streams live. The feeling is that of an NCAA Final Four game, set in a European soccer stadium, somehow shoehorned into a casino showroom in Las Vegas. It’s all of the skill, the fan devotion and the spectacle anyone could pos
Binary HatredRemember when I was posting some journals about artist taboos and I had a couple more to talk about? Here's one of them, though it doesn't just relate to artists it's just kinda an all around taboo I wish would end.Binary Hatred in Personal More Like This
Perceived Rivalry Hatred
Basically it works like this: You say you dislike something and immediately get attacked by people who either defend the thing you said you disliked, or accuse you of being a supporter of it's supposed rival (whether this has any basis in reality or not). It also works on things you like, things you're indifferent to, or anything really. EVERYTHING has a supposed default rival. Movies, TV, Video Games, Ideologies, Words, Phrases, etc. Everything.
Say you're an atheist? Automatically means you hate all Christians.
Say you like the X-Box 360? Automatically means you hate Sony.
Say you like the PS3? Automatically means you hate Microsoft.
You liked a Marvel movie? Guys you hate the DC stuff.
You like Chocolate Ice Creme? Fuck you and your vanilla bias!
Being Critical =/= HateLooks like I need to remind people about this again, as yesterday I got several comments in a row from people who assumed that me being critical about something automatically translated into me outright hating it. I don't know how to stress this enough but that's not the case... You can be critical of stuff you like and not hate it. I don't know why our culture tries so hard to force everything into such black and white terms but come on guys, really... being critical and smart about what you love doesn't mean you hate it.Being Critical =/= Hate in Personal More Like This
Take the Dragon's Crown comic, for example, in which I was critical of the Sorceress's design. From that someone hypothesized that I must HATE the game, and that's farthest from the truth. I know full well that Vanillaware is an amazing studio and they do fantastic work. One of my favorite games of theirs is Muramasa the Demon Blade. Dragon's Crown has scored really highly and it's most definitely worth your money to buy/download it if you can. BUT... I can still be
I Hate April Fools DayNot because I’ve ever “been the fool” in a April 1st Prank or anything, but more or less because I have to endure the MONTHS upon MONTHS of people who unironically believe whatever bullshit joke a company decided to make on the internet that day.I Hate April Fools Day in Personal More Like This
Some companies do the joke well, like YouTube when they announced the complete YouTube DVD collection, or when they turned all the videos into old timey black and white film strips.
But others, more commonly associated with the entertainment media, usually just create a fake new story that unfortunately spreads like wild-fire. I STILL see people unironically blaming Nintendo for never releasing Wind Waker with updated Twilight Princess models and textures.... based on an april fools joke made in 2005!
And part of the ire I have about this day comes from how VOLATILE and quick to HATE on everything is on the internet. Nobody actually stops and thinks before they post anything, so jokes like this usually just end up devolving i
Luigi, Slavery, and Adventure Time Progress VideoYear of LuigiLuigi, Slavery, and Adventure Time Progress Video in Personal More Like This
Nintendo announced recently that Luigi will be getting quite a bit of due attention this year, declaring 2013 to be "the year of Luigi." First he'll be staring in the Luigi's Mansion sequel for the 3DS, then he will be a big component of the next Mario and Luigi RPG on the 3DS. In the RPG game, Mario will enter Luigi's dreams where Luigi can be as awesome, if not better than, his overshadowing brother. Poking and prodding Luigi's face on the touch screen will also alter the dream world, allowing Mario to proceed through obstacles. And if that wasn't enough, there is a new DLC package planned for New Super Mario Bros U which basically adds an entire game's worth of new levels exclusively to be played by Luigi. Pretty solid stuff, Nintendo. Now say that 2014 is the year of the Peach!
Mississippi has finally ratified their 13th amendment, a motion to abolish slavery written back in 1865. The discovery that the amendment hadn't been passed cam
A Very Important UpdateI haven't posted here on DA in a while, so this might be new to a lot of you, but if you've been following some of the stuff happening over on tumblr it won't be unexpected. For the past several weeks I've been getting steadily worse both mentally and physically. I've been depressed before, but I've never been as bad as I've been recently. I've lashed out at people, been getting angrier and grumpier, been finding it harder and harder to listen to people giving me positive feedback, and have even started rapidly losing a lot of weight.A Very Important Update in Personal More Like This
My enjoyment for drawing has been dropping, and many of you have probably noticed that I've been taking more and more time off lately. For every few comics I post, I tend to spend another week recuperating. But within the past 2 weeks it's spiked so bad that I seriously have to consider what's more important: my health or drawing.
So for the time being I am shutting down. I'll still be working on brentalfloss and updating those here, and the most current
BE QUIET!!!!!So uh... yeah this got out of hand pretty quickly:BE QUIET!!!!! in Personal More Like This
I'll be honest. I wasn't expecting the backlash to be so violent. But I guess I should expect this sort of thing whenever it comes to video games. At any rate, a lot of stuff is being thrown around haphazardly and I wanted to address some of the main complaints/defenses about my criticism of Quiet's design.
"She's got camo skin! She's dressed this way for a reason!"
You know, you can come up with any number of reasons for a character to be scantly clad. But at the end of the day it's still a scantly clad conventionally attractive female character. Not to put to fine a point on it but having Mystique walk around naked because her skin changes color doesn't stop her from being a source of obvious pandering T&A. So I'm sorry, but that whole "you'll be ashamed for slut-shaming her" excuse doesn't hold water with me, especially after Kojima outright said that her design was to sell
Controversial OpinionsYou know, sometimes having opinions can make you feel like no one else shares your views, especially if your views aren't being widely vocalized around you. Case in point: It's just been announced that J.J.Abrams will be directing Star Wars 7, and the internet is raging with butthurt about how shitty Abrams is, making over abundant lens flare jokes, and bemoaning the reboot of Star Trek in the process.Controversial Opinions in Personal More Like This
Thing is... I like J.J.Abrams. I liked LOST (despite it's shitty/rushed ending). I liked Super 8. I liked Cloverfield. I even enjoyed the recent Star Trek reboot and am looking forward to the sequel. I never had a problem with lens flares or noticed them being over used. And I think overall Abrams has made a fairly consistent batch of quality movies, which is a amazing considering how many directors flip flop between great and shitty.
But I can't often come right out and say that sort of thing because when I do I get attacked for having an opinion that runs counter to the vast majority o
2DS and Affleck as BatmanGoodness, I go away for a little bit and the whole internet freaks out.2DS and Affleck as Batman in Personal More Like This
So, like many, I think the Nintendo 2DS is pretty stupid. But where others go on to criticize Nintendo and screaming bloody murder, I chose to just let it slide because the Nintendo 2DS isn't meant for me so I don't really care one way or the other.
See this is the problem I see with people who bitch and moan about Nintendo. They treat every single announcement like it somehow personally affects them, when usually it's an OPTIONAL thing they don't have to even deal with. Remember during the casual vs hardcore wars of the Wii era and people decrying Nintendo for adding the option to let Luigi play a level of NSMBWii if you failed too many times? Brilliant idea that ensures that players that work at it succeed and never see the option, and players that are duly frustrated after dying X number of times are allowed to still proceed but at a cost. But nope, that announcement was treated a
Fez II Canceled Over Twitter FiascoPhil Fish, the creator of Fez, has had a very difficult time in the gaming industry. He had a partner who left and was suing him, his game broke down on it's unveiling at E3, Microsoft's price structure was so expensive that it rendered the X-Box version of his game broken because he couldn't afford to pay for a day one patch, and he's been maligned time and time again for saying things people find offensive (such as the idea that all Japanese games suck).Fez II Canceled Over Twitter Fiasco in Personal More Like This
But this week on his twitter account, after being made fun of on GameTrailer's "Invisible Walls" show, he released a statement where he essentially told presenter Marcus Beer to kill himself. The full twitter quote goes something like this:
"The thing with us "tosspots" "hipsters" is that we're not beholden to media leeches like you, and you're right. we're VERY successful. And we're not going anywhere. Get used to it you middle-aged parasite. Compare your life to mine and then kill yourself."
Now, to the rest of u
Adventure Time... eventuallyIn hindsight it was probably best that my lengthy livestream event ended shortly. It's been 2 days and I'm still only about halfway through the inking process. While sketching out all the characters took a mere 8 1/2 hours, the inking process is taking an excruciatingly long time to get through and I probably wouldn't have been able to finish it all in one sitting.Adventure Time... eventually in Personal More Like This
Luckily I knew that was a possibility before I began, which is why I said I might have to break the stream up. Since that is the case I might try to use one of the alternative streaming services users suggested and continue to do some streaming video of me inking later this week. I've also been working hard on recording and documenting my progress, so even if for some reason streaming doesn't happen, I'll have video I can upload for everyone to see.
I am still taking donations for the illustration: $5 or more via paypal at email@example.com gets a full sized digital copy of the illustration sent to you when it's completed.
Anne Frank would have been a BelieberFirst off, I wanna say–I read the Diary of Anne Frank. It was a required historical book in my school. Now, I don't know if any other schools had it as required literature, but it was on the list.Anne Frank would have been a Belieber in Personal More Like This
One of the reasons why–my history and English teacher was Jewish.
And so was I, so I wanted to learn more about the Holocaust and what happened.
Luckily my Jewish family never suffered through the Holocaust, they were already in this country by the time Hitler did his douchbaggery upon Europe. However, my family were survivors of the Russian pogroms in the early 20th century.
Ever seen Fiddler on the Roof? Yeah...that actually happened to a few of my ancestors. And no, we didn't sing about it.
So, coming from that history, I know what being oppressed means. I know that being oppressed because you think differently, you act differently, or you worship a different way–or even a different god (gods), it does create drama and criticism upon other people. Some people may not like what I
What is this, I don't even...Guys, I...I don't know.What is this, I don't even... in Personal More Like This
It's from Yugioh. But...seriously? This is the monster design they were going for with this guy? Couldn't the dragon head be on his tail or something?
I know the Japanese can be weird at times, but really, guys? Who got wasted on the sake to make this monster?
I think I'm gonna go cuddle with Neltharion. Because that scares me.
A Call to AttentionThought I'd let everyone know that a certain individual is back. And I wish to protect anyone who watches me to pretty much stay away from this person. For now his, as of last year due to–certain HEROES who will remain nameless–and their valiant effort in ridding DA of such a grease stain upon it, he has made a return.A Call to Attention in Personal More Like This
For those of you who have been so lucky to be ignorant to this pit stain of a human–should I even call him human–here is basically who he is.
Go there for your own amusement.
He is harassing one of my friends again, so far on FF.net. If he has returned to this website again, do, please inform me, so I can make the preparations of cleansing this site once more of his presence. We fighters to keep such a horrible blemish of the internet is apparently a fight we much keep on doing.
For the glory of the Trolls this horrible sociopath will be completely purged!
I shall enjoy purgi
A Funny Thing about AzerothWell, since in the story that I'm writing when it comes to Azeroth, I've made the planet pretty much equal to that of the size of Earth. It's the same size, shape, blah, blah.A Funny Thing about Azeroth in Personal More Like This
And since I'm writing about the whole Tides of War thing (just insert Neltharion when needed), I had to do some very bad guestimating when it comes to the distance Garrosh and his army has to travel to get from Orgrimmar to Theramore.
Kalimdor, as I kinda guestimated, is roughly the size of North America, all of it, including Central America and Canada (not just the United States, people. We're talking the continent here.). The equatorial line of Azeroth, which goes straight through the Maelstrom, actually also goes through Durotar. In fact, it's about 100 miles south of Orgrimmar. Which places Kalimdor itself in mostly the southern hemisphere rather than the northern (which explains the hotter climate).
The second chapter of Pandaria that I wrote, I left Neltharion in Tanaris
You Guys Hate it...You guys hate it when I post up odd images like this....You Guys Hate it... in Personal More Like This
You don't know what's going on in the image, don't know the narrative....don't know the story despite it's one of my longest running series.
Well, hopefully I will be able to do something right and more recognizable with the next one.
New WarchiefWell, apparently, many of you may have already heard about this, but apparently Vol'jin is now the new Warchief of the Horde.New Warchief in Personal More Like This
Well, I kinda guessed it myself. I mean, you don't get a book made about you and expect not to be Warchief. And I was hoping it would be Vol'jin since he's pretty much one of the founders of Thrall's Horde in the first place. Though, there was that small moment in which I kinda hoped Thrall would take up the mantle again because, well, stupid idiot mistake in making Garrosh Warchief.
Which reminds me, I'll have to add Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde to the reading list for when I write the Pandaria books. I was kinda waiting on Pandaria to have concluded to really start writing it all because I want to make sure I got all the info and have a clear plan of action on what path I want Nel to take.
Which is a clear idea that I do intend on having Nel visit Vol'jin while he's hiding in the Shado Pan Monastery.
The whole idea of Nel
Portuguese BronyCON Porto 2012!Im back from the CON! IT WAS EPIC!!!Portuguese BronyCON Porto 2012! in Personal More Like This
There was me, :iconRavetuba:, :iconAlumx:, :iconBrotugueseViking:, :iconDonLawride:, :iconMDGZ:, :iconRPMASTER: and :iconGilHinUnge: (:iconBrotugueseViking: 's cousin)
We've watched the Episode 1 and 2 from season 3, we laughed our plots off! xD
We've done some art trade, we've talked, drawed togheter, etc...
I brought Souvenirs!
A draw from :iconBrotugueseViking: -->
A draw from :iconRavetuba: -->
A draw from :iconAlumx: -->
A pin from :iconRavetuba: -->
2 dolls (Applejack and Fluttershy) from :iconRavetuba: -->
THANKS A LOT GUYS!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
Some news, nothing muchHi there!Some news, nothing much in Personal More Like This
Just to say, the quest for the lost stuff from my old disk is FINISHED!!!
Went to :iconBrotugueseViking:'s birthday, that was so epic!
There was from us:
me :iconBrotugueseViking: (duhh) :iconDarkpillz: :iconAlumx: :iconRaveTuba: :iconHitelf: :iconSpriterJRDA: :iconGilHinUnge:
Been improving a lot, lately, but kinda lazy for big draws,
and been doing A LOT of scraps, I like scraps. xD
I dont know what to do right now...Ok, I'm gonna be honest...I dont know what to do right now... in Personal More Like This
I can't draw anything...
I only can draw nice stuff in during classes and school days .
I sincerely cant draw anything on vacations or in my house, I must be in a complete boring place, with a boring background sound, like my teachers voice, lol...
I'm planning to do the requests when school comes back, for example, right in this moment (28/7/2012 20:23) I was planning to make a gift to a friend, but when I arrived my desk with my drawing material, I was out of inspiration and out of will...
Sorry disappoint you, but I have no choise, most of my draws are made in classes and in school, and thats where I have a strange inspiration and will to draw.
Sorry my depression...
WORK DAMMIT!!!READ THIS PLEASE!WORK DAMMIT!!! in Personal More Like This
Remember when i said my tablet died?
Well, there's a scanner in my house from 2002, and I've tried install It, but everything failed again.
this is the history:
P.S.: IT HAS ICONS!! :icondashawesomefaceplz:
EVERY ICON REPRESENTS MY REACTION'S IN EACH STEP!
:iconPinkieisExcitedplz: :iconSpikeHappiestPlz: :iconcheerileeplz: :icondashishappyplz:
2-REACTION TO THE SCANNER'S DRIVES DATE OF CREATION
:iconRarityIsScaredplz: :iconapplejackderpplz: :iconPinkieDislikesPlz:
3-INSTALLATION WITHOUT ERRORS!
:iconpinkiegaspplz: --> :iconapplejackishappyplz: :iconpinkiepieplz: :iconfluttershyyesplz:
3-RESTARTING THE COMPUTER!
:iconVinylScratchplz: :iconPinkieHiThereplz: :icontwilightcrazyplz: :iconAppleJackisDizzyPlz:
3-ERROR AT FIRST TRY!
Tagged... AGAIN!Rules for being tagged:Tagged... AGAIN! in Personal More Like This
1. You must post these rules.
2. Each person must post 11 Facts about themselves in their journal.
3. Then Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 11 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged him/her.
6. No tag backs.
Questions for me:
1. How did you meet me?
-I dont getthis one... can somepony explain me this one?
2. Obligatory: favourite pony and why?
-Pinkamena: Pinkamena is a beautiful mare who is horribly misunderstood and misrepresented, and she needs all the love she can get. She only has no friends, she needs a hug..
But in my opinion, a hug isn't enough---> http://mane-shaker.deviantart.com/art/Mane-and-Pinkamena-313604460?q=gallery%3Amane-shaker%2F29885841&qo=8 http://mane-shaker.deviantart.com/art/Countdown-to-nos
Depressed (Im saving request to make in school!)IM SICK OF THIS!!!Depressed (Im saving request to make in school!) in Personal More Like This
I HATE THE SUMMER! I CANT GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT BEING ATTACKED BY 45ºC TEMPERATURES!
LET ME TELLYOU SOMETHING!
I was in Skype with :iconAlumx: :iconSpriterJRDA: and :iconAerostoner: , I was pissed off because I was out of will, creativity and motivation. Then :iconAlumx: said to me:
Well... I outraged when I drawed a single circle, and I almost gived a punch on the wall...
It only increased my fury about not having motivation... like, drawing circles, wtf?
It appears I must wait for school if I want to draw something...
NOW, I decided to beg you some requests, then when school starts, i already got something to draw!
PS: Request something with sense, not something so random...
Why I still draw mangaYou know what's the funny thing about getting older and (apparently) more serious with art? People ask you why you don't 'move on' with it.Why I still draw manga in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the last few years, as my interest in art in general grew and I attended more traditional art workshops, the question that was most asked to me was:
"Why don't you move on from that manga style of yours?"
Implying that manga was a childish thing to draw, and that when I wanted to go anywhere more serious with my art, I would better move on to a more mature and realistic style.
Now, as some as you know I have close to no intention to go professional. It would take the fun out of drawing, in my opinion. But it honestly bothers me people see manga in such a negative light nowadays, especially considering we live in an era in which manga artists like yuumei, sakimichan or GENZOMAN (and many others) have build solid careers on their manga drawing skills,
White knightsI haven't spend much time on my computer last weekend, but enough to see that DeviantArt was kept busy by a troll that apparently did really well for as much as trolls can 'do well' on the internet. A little over 4000 pageviews in just 4 days the account is online proved not only the artists involved in the matter took offense... but apparently a lot of other DeviantArt members as well. Even those that seemed (to me at least) totally uninvolved with the troll or the particular type of art.White knights in Deviant Events More Like This
For those that wonder about the issue; It's about Foxbun's rather cynical joke about the 'closed species' matter. (I'm usually against name calling here. But this account has intentionally created for its goal. It has been all over the site already and would've been in the comments within 10 minutes, even without me mentioning here. I don't provide a link, though. Use your search engine if you want to research it.)
The term white knight is to most older members of DeviantArt (or the interne
Why advertising ain't evilOne of the things I mentioned in my journal about social interaction was that you should only watch a person on DeviantArt when you were genuinely interested. While that states the obvious, the statement sort of backlashed on me, and many people called me a hypocrite for saying the above thing, because I've been advertising my profile at dAhub and apparently that's one of those things you shouldn't do.Why advertising ain't evil in Deviant Events More Like This
However, I wouldn't be me if I didn't think of this as bullshit.
I've been calling this whole "marketing is evil" statement on DA utter nonsense before, and I will do it again. Because it actually is. It makes completely no sense to be on a website with so many artists that want to sell their art/commissions/adoptables for a reasonable price. Yet when anyone doe
Being happy with your artI've noticed lately, that there's this emotion that leaves people overwhelmed with the massive amount of good art in the community, thinking that they can never become as good or popular as those others. So sad, because skill or popularity in itself shouldn't be the major goal of an art community. I think many people who start out here get so overwhelmed that they forget what it's actually about.Being happy with your art in Deviant Events More Like This
Many people out here, sign up to DeviantArt (or any internet art community) in order to publish their work on the internet. They've probably looked around for a while already. They saw those amazing artists that had millions of pageviews, and secretly hoped that by putting their art on the internet, they would be able to do the same. To become madly popular -- a community icon.
Well, sorry to burst your bubble; but it's probably not gonna happen. And if it's gonna happen; it's not going to be soon.
According to DeviantArt, the website has over 31 million
EncouragementWhen I started out on DeviantArt, I used to be one of those artists that thought I could never do art properly.Encouragement in Deviant Events More Like This
I'll start saying that I spend most of my childhood getting only little encouragement.
My parents were, like many other parents, convinced that art wasn't that much of a useful skill since it's nearly impossible to earn money with -- and would've liked it if I spend my time doing something more useful instead. At school I was that pathetic kid without friends. Creative, yet very introverted. The one that gets bullied in the schoolyard. Needless to say; it was rare to find people saying something nice about me, and it was even more rare to find someone actually encouraging me.
Back then, I used to believe that I was alone. I initially signed up to DeviantArt to find people with similar interests. But it happened to change my mind along the way. When I came into contact with other artists, I came to realize that there were in fact many people just like me. People th
Art FeaturesHello Everyone, as promised, I will now featured all the works that people had linked me to be featured, and man was I shocked to received so many(over 40!). I hope I got them all, if I'm missing someone that previously commented and linked me on the previous journal, just tell me and I'll put it here right away.Art Features in Personal More Like This
And the here they are:
Myre by Lexipup1 DJ Pon-3 Rocking the Club Tonight by Drake-Ryu Apotheosis by atrasicariuss Lapras at Sea by Ardail :thumb323982134: :thumb311154179: :thumb304983516: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic by WillisNinety-Six :thumb295853960: Apple family by DisfiguredStick Uthenera Ashla by DarthSithari Realistic Eye by Recreate4Life One Human, One Spark by Whozawhatcha :thumb326866424: Surprise! Jade Shine by Hazzdawg :thumb326010275: A Pony Pic-a-nic by LachlanTemplar Invisible Pink Unicorn by Fahu Lost Dungeon by SubSuid DERPY Muffin Handmade Custom Plush Pillow by grandmoonma Moonlit Night by ChronosAbyss :thumb323918564: Princess of China by RookieOwl In the Clouds by Sharkwellington The gypsy's pain by The-Laughing-Horror TFP: Arcee by musical-artist94 Pokemon Pony by GearHorn :thumb20181
Random Art Giveaway!I need some motivation to draw since it's currently rather low, so I'm gonna do a little art giveaway, and give to two lucky winners one sketch! Something like these ones.Random Art Giveaway! in Personal More Like This
All you have to do to participate is to fave this journal, and that's it! Then by tomorrow I'd use a randomizer that shall give me the top two people and that will be the two winners, the winners then can tell me what they will want.
BrushesI had also decided to share with you guys about a set of costum made Photoshop brushes that I use frequently on my works. These will all work work on pretty much all current versions of Photoshop, including the essentials versions.Brushes in Personal More Like This
– Digital Watercolorhttp://cghub.com/scripts/view/85/ These brushes create very interesting loocking textures, and they can create the look of traditional painting look, I had done a few pictures using only these set of brushes.
– Three simple brushes http://cghub.com/scripts/view/92/ These set contains three different types of brushes that can be used for different purposes.
– Hard square Brush http://cghub.com/scripts/view/203/ This is one of my most used Brushes, I find that square brushes create interesting effects and it's really easy to blend colors using this brush.
– Dirt Brushes http://cghub.com/scripts/view/89/ These set contains 23 different brushes that have costum made textures.
Animondays - Undiscovered ColorsThis time I have here a music video form an artist known as the Flashbulb.Animondays - Undiscovered Colors in Personal More Like This
I know this at first may not seem like animation, however since the images were created by using thoundsands of photographs put together to create the motion, it's basically stop-motion animation so It think that qualifies it as animation.
Art Feature - I'll feature you!Yes, something I've thought about, is to have anyone have an art feature.Art Feature - I'll feature you! in Personal More Like This
If you want to be featured, just comment here, with a link of your favorite work from your gallery. Then I'll feature each and every one with their favorite artwork this Friday.
New years resolution.I slept through new years.New years resolution. in Personal More Like This
Still sick... But partying isn't exactly my thing. Neither is drinking.
My resolution this year is going to be: to balance myself
Spontaneously, I feel like writing. So here's a story.
In 2011, I was on the right track. On the way to being more centered--I was feeling good and I was accomplishing a lot (mentally and artistically). But then towards the end of the year, things got shitty... I put myself in a bad situation (the kind I didn't know exactly how to respond to)... and as a result things spiraled out of control.
In a nutshell: I lost my sense of self.
January 2012? All the mental [and spiritual] progress I had made up until that point seemingly vanished. I felt like I didn't know myself anymore--I felt as though I had betrayed my self-confidence. Depression inevitably drowned me. My health suffered. I went from 120lb to 109lbs--which made everything worse. Ill body, ill mind...
I disconnected from everything.
Eventually the episod
OMG.Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoooosh!!OMG. in Personal More Like This
$2,700 for Seattle Children's Hospital.
Occupy with friendship. "We hold these truths to be self-evident,Occupy with friendship. in Personal More Like This
that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; that to secure these rights,
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
I've been following the "Occupy" mov
King Sombra.What's all this whining I hear about Sombra not being bad enough? Or getting enough screen time? Or not being developed enough?King Sombra. in Personal More Like This
Calm the fuck down.
He's going to be back. The lack of exposition confirms this.
When Cadance's magic shield sliced off his horn, we saw the severed horn piece act on its own (melting into the ground). Later we saw Sombra repair his horn completely. What has been established? That Sombra can regenerate (his horn anyways).
What happened the last moment we saw Sombra? He got obliterated into shards by the crystal heart magicyness... and we saw his horn (intact) fly away (towards the viewer).
He'll be back.
Besides, the episode wasn't about Sombra. It was about Twilight Sparkle.
What happened at the end? Twilight was allowed to advance in her studies. Celestia and Luna are preparing her for bigger, badder, showdown that has yet to happen.
My guess is that we're going to see a winged Twilight at the end of this season.
OC Meme =3Took this from :iconMennorino:OC Meme =3 in Personal More Like This
Oc name Diamondheart.
01. Full name: Princess Diamondheart Flygood *Yes I have to have my husbands last name*
02. Best friend: Hmmm differcult but I would say that Pinky :iconPinkyAudir8: is my Best Friend
03. Sexuality: Straight
04. Favorite color: Violet, Gold and Red
05. Relationship status: Taken / Married Yay =3
06. Ideal mate: Rino Flygood
07. Turn-ons: A hot looking stallion wich is my husband
08. Favorite food: Daisy Sandwich at my hubby's friends place
09. Crushes: N.O Spells NO!
10. Favorite music: Metal, Rock and Fantasy
11. Biggest fear: THUNDER STORMS!!....Rino hold me
12. Biggest fantasy: Working as a Sexy Cars Model for my Sweet Rino
13. Bad habits: It would have to be umm.. Bleching like a Man
14. Biggest regret: Not getting back at some one when i had the chance !
15. Best kept secrets: Well ... it would not be Secret any more if i tell it now ... would it -_-
16. Last thought: Staying alive
I love these Tributes ^^:iconrarityplz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF1upgtaxNUI love these Tributes ^^ in Personal More Like This
RINO AND DIAMONDHEART GOT MARRIED Yay XDCongrates to Rino :iconMennorino: and Princess Diamondheart for they got married on Tuesday the 12th of this month. The reason why we did the marriage on MSN cause Chat dosn't seem to work for me. Oh wellRINO AND DIAMONDHEART GOT MARRIED Yay XD in Personal More Like This
ITS OFFICAL MARES HE'S MINE SO HOOVES OFF
Lyra She's right you know even Rino was really excited about the wedding day. Plus Crystalwing looked so cute in her little bridesmaid gown Awwww ^^
Rino and Princess Diamondheart Has Just Had a FOALOur sweet newborn Filly was born before they even walked to the Cantorlot Castle. We named her Crystalwing and she is a Alicorn.Rino and Princess Diamondheart Has Just Had a FOAL in Personal More Like This
:iconprincesscelestiaplz: Well Done You Two I'm very proud
:iconpinkiepieplz: YIP YIP YIPEEEEEE XD
:iconfluttershyplz: Awww how sweet
:iconrarityplz: Well done darlings
:icontwilightsparkleplz: I'm must say that little filly is gonig to be a hand full.
Here she is =3 http://roseprincessmitia.deviantart.com/art/Newborn-Princess-Crystalwing-298660275
Floored.So I was just going thru a folder on my desktop that contains pretty much every single piece of fan art I've gotten since this whole pony craze began. And I sat back and stopped and realized - holy hell, this is just...amazing. I mean, every time I get something new, I am so flattered at the fact that somebody would want to take their time out to draw something for *me*. It boggles my mind, but I love each and every one of them...regardless of skill level.Floored. in Personal More Like This
I just had a moment where I just felt completely moved with happiness at the thoughtfulness and generosity...and I just wanted to say thank you AGAIN to everyone and anyone who has taken time out of their daily lives to be creative and share that with me. It means the world.
Keep it up
Cutie Art Crusaders Episode 35: SibsyI'm just going to copy/paste this info as I'm sick as a dog from the weekend and I've got to get back to work Despite the drama that ensued on Sunday, I had a fantastic time at Las Pegasus.Cutie Art Crusaders Episode 35: Sibsy in Personal More Like This
Cutie Art Crusaders Episode 35: Sibsy airs tonight at 9:00 PM EST (2:00 UTC) on the Everfree Network livestream!!! In this episode we are joined by the lovely and talented Sabrina Alberghetti (*Sibsy), a senior storyboard artist for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!!!! We interview her on her background in art, talk about the storyboarding process, and discuss some of the amazing fan art that she has received from the brony community! Recording this episode with her was truly an honor and is something very special for this show! We also recorded and are airing our final spoilercast for the season after the episode, so stay tuned for that! We hope you guys can join us in the livestream tonight, but if you can't make it Everfree should have the episo
MLP - Too Many Pinkie PiesHey hey everypony!MLP - Too Many Pinkie Pies in Personal More Like This
So we finally welcome back season 3 of MLP! I'm very excited for this season to unfold, and I hope that all of you are avoiding all the spoilers and commercials like you should be!
Next week, my first episode of season 3 airs, "Too Many Pinkie Pies." I had a blast working on this episode with my amazing board partner Dave. I have never gotten to do a full-on Pinkie Pie episode, so this was definitely a fun one for me.
Looking forward to seeing more fan content, I'm always amazed at all the talent out there!
Hope ya'll enjoy!
A Note About The Flaming Pony.Hi hi everypony!A Note About The Flaming Pony. in Personal More Like This
So, I get asked a lot of the same questions, as I'm sure you can all imagine, and sometimes I can answer them and sometimes I can't. Lately I've been getting asked about Wild Fire and why she was changed in one of the last episodes, if we'll ever see her again, and how she came to be in the first place.
Her first appearance in the Canterlot Wedding ep, wasn't much of an exciting story (none of this really is). After seeing the cleaned up storyboard (which I believe that section was drawn by fellow board artist Marshall), I noticed that the one pony he drew looked almost like Wild Fire. For shoots and giggles, I went to our art director and simply just asked if we could try and make it WF. And it worked. She was approved as a "board pull" design. It was as simple as that.
While work had begun on season 3, I was approached by my good friend Wootie (and co-director) asking if it was okay to use WF as a Wonderbolt Cadet for the 307 episode. They needed a few more designs,
UPDATE - THANK YOU!***UPDATE*** The auction is complete and the sketches raised over $18,000 for the Adams family!!! I am humbled and inspired by your generosity. Go Bronies!!!!!UPDATE - THANK YOU! in Personal More Like This
***UPDATE*** check out the auction here!
This Thursday, April 5, Bento Box will be hosting a silent art auction at the Animation Guild in Burbank CA to benefit storyboard artist Joey Adams and his family. I do not yet have the pleasure of knowing Joey, but the Los Angeles animation community is really rallying around him and his family's current crisis trying to save the life of one of their little boys--- only a couple years after tragically losing their 16-month-old daughter to a similar condition. (You can read about Joey's story
interview with LA WeeklyI am extremely honored to have been interviewed for LA Weekly, and included in their People 2012 issue "People 2012" with the likes of Liz Meriwether and Carrie Fisher and many other fascinating Los Angel-ites. The interview was fun to do, and I'm relieved the photo turned out so nicely.interview with LA Weekly in Personal More Like This
Favorite quote: "Think of the girls," she told herself as she worked on the show. "They need to believe that the stuff they like isn't stupid."
Take a read and enjoy!
Help the Bronycon DocumentaryHelp the Bronycon Documentary in Personal More Like This
Many of you My Little Pony fans may have heard the amazing news that John de Lancie, who played the infamous Q on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and who I was so honored to have play the villain Discord for MLP:FiM, has announced that he will be Executive Producing a documentary about Bronies and Bronycon.
The new news is that Tara Strong (voice of Twilight Sparkle) and I have been brought on board as Executive Producers, as well. And to make this documentary as amazing as possible, we are reaching out to raise even more money for film on our Kickstarter page. Please see the official announcement below:
We are pleased to announce that Tara Strong and Lauren Faust have joined us as executiv
My friends need your help!Some of you who have followed me in the past may know about this wonderful little zoo called The Wildlife Learning Center. WLC cares for a few dozen wild and exotic animals and treats them as "ambassadors" to help teach the public about wildlife conservation. What is so wonderful about WLC, is that many of the animals in there care are rescues. Many were illegally kept as pets and were either turned over or turned in to WLC for proper care. Others were animals born in the wild, but injury or acclimation to humans kept them from being able to survive in their natural habitats. Still others were exotic pets who grew too large or otherwise difficult to care for by their original owners. Without WLC, all of these rescued animals would be seriously ill or dead.My friends need your help! in Personal More Like This
Besides offering animals topnotch care, WLC is an amazing place to visit. This zoo is small, so visitors get to see the animals more up close and intimately than larger zoos. Even