The Age of DiscernmentThe Age of Discernment in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
With great access comes the great responsibility of discernment.
→ This article was inspired by the conversation in the comments generated from last week’s Suggestivism article.
As we traverse the final phases of maximum raw information accumulation, potentially equipping us for jacking in to the promise of the Singularity, the contents of many lifetimes’ worth of knowledge, art, education, and history are now at our fingertips. More and more Universities, libraries and arts institutions have swung open their digital doors and granted access to their lectures, courses and curricula free of charge to anyone in the world with a connection to the web. Access to education is fundamentally shifting our society towards an unmappable
For My Own SafetyAnnouncing The Fan Fiction Article. Fan art and fan fiction, like the offering above, are a blast because artists get to wear their favorite stories; in my case the iconic "Blade Runner." Fan fiction and art are the new fashion.For My Own Safety in Personal More Like This
I prefaced a recent article Eye See Therefore Eye Am,
with a quote from Roy Batty, the doomed replicant (android) who was given human emotions to be able to appreciate
all the wonders of life, including the visual, but afforded only four years of
lifespan to enjoy them.
time to die, roy batty by anjinanhut
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost
in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."
—Roy Batty, Bladerunner
I thought the quo
Legacy of The LensMar 22, 2013by techgnoticLegacy of The Lens in Art Features More Like This
A study in artistic diversity, Bernardo Medina embodies the renaissance spirit of the consummate artist, always inspired and inspiring artists around him to create and capture the rhythms of life and beauty in a
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
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
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
GratitudeGratitude in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
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
Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a GroupDecember 7, 2012by techgnoticRealm-of-Fantasy →Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a Group in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Realm of Fantasy
The Anatomy of a Group
The grey dressby *sakimichan
The special kind of dedication, spirit and discipline devoted to the assembly and construction of a successful Group within the vast technicolor ocean of artworks, artists and art appreciators that is deviantART might very well be the experiential epitome of what it is to be a part of the deviantART journey. From the very first conception, through the ten thousandth practical step, alltheoriginalnames and his cadre of steadfast partners in artful curation have built a virtual sanctuary of the fantastical— Realm-of-Fantasy. Housing the largest and most significant collection of exceptional fantasy ar
Artists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann HesseArtists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann Hesse in Art Features More Like This
Apr 26, 2013•Issue No. 1 By techgnotic•Watch depthRADIUS
About Artists on Writers
Writers will always find inspiration in the visions of artists, always feeling compelled to tell the stories behind the moments captured in artists’ unforgettable images,
Artists will always find inspiration in the words of writers, always feeling compelled to lend visual reality and habitat to the characters described in the scribe’s haunting words.
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
Quick Thoughts...Captain America 2Quick Thoughts... in Personal More Like This
Wow. That whole bit about the winter soldier being Bucky Barns? Complete red herring for the major plot twist that upends pretty much the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point! Kudos Marvel for keeping that plot secret for so long!
Also, not only is it a great political thriller in its own right with strong parallels to current events, but it's also a great character building movie. Black Widow in particular goes through a very strong arc in the film.
Oh yeah and the teaser at the end? Fuckin' hell Marvel... !!!!!
Awesome movie. Strongly recommend!
Nintendo Direct: Smash Bros
Meh. I honestly have stopped caring about smash bros since Melee. Can't afford a wii-u, don't really desire the game. Glad everyone else is pumped but personally I just can't muster energy to care.
Question though... Who thought giving Zero Suit Samus 90's inspired Rebook sneaker heels was a good design choice? They look atrocious.
TMNT 2014 Michael Bay Trailer RevealedTangentially related but isn’t it kinda silly how so many people in the gaming community bitch and whine about how no one should “judge a game by it’s cover” whenever people have a problem with promotional artwork that’s released to the public *COUGH*metalgearsolidquietdesign*COUGH*, yet then turn around and BEG and PLEAD for everyone to judge a trailer for an upcoming movie like Michael Bay’s TMNT?TMNT 2014 Michael Bay Trailer Revealed in Personal More Like This
So the new trailer for the Michael Bay TMNT movie has been debuted:
It looks pretty stupid IMO. The designs of the turtles are generally awful and unappealing. The very worse of the immature “realism = adult” mentality that Michael Bay is noted for infusing into everything. Their shells look more like over stuffed backpacks, they TOWER above all the other actors in gangly long legs, and their faces fall right into the uncanny valley effect. Not to mention that the actor playing “the Shredder” is clea
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
Convention BasicsComic Cons are our bread and butter. They're how we interact with our fans, how we sell a lot of our merchandise, and how we meet with other artists. Comic Cons are fantastic... but at the same time there is a lot of unknowns and variables to contend with. I'm just going to outline a couple of things which should be common knowledge. If any artists who have attended Comic Cons want to add their own advice in the comments section, please feel free to!Convention Basics in Personal More Like This
Make sure that you travel light. Try and fit everything you can in as small a space as possible to avoid having to pay for excess luggage. Even if you don't fly, getting around an unfamiliar city with piles of luggage will just complicate things. If the con is local, you can probably afford to have more stuff on your table. But if the con is far away, or you need to take a plane or bus, it's probably best to try and pack as light as you can while still having as much inventory as you can manage.
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
Tired of the Video Game IndustryWith the PS4 on the way, the gaming industry is alive once again reminding us how dull and boring and... wrong... it is. Here's a quick summary of some of the things I'm sick to death of hearing about when it comes to video games.Tired of the Video Game Industry in Personal More Like This
Polygones = Emotion
I'm sure you've all seen the jokes, but this one stems from David Cage, who gushed over the tech demo of an old man's face for the PS4, remarking about how the only way to get "true" emotion is by bridging the uncanny valley with high resolution models, hi-def textures, and realistic shaders. "True emotion" of course can't be found in books, TV, or cartoons because none of those things can depict the exquisite details of a wrinkled face in true HD glory. I'm sorry to say this, David Cage, but if I can get an emotional response out of 16-bit pixel sprites from Chrono Trigger, or a pictureless book... your logic is faulty.
I'm really getting tired of everything wanting to connect to everything else. I know
XBOne... fixed.To everyone who says picking on Microsoft for their consumer unfriendly bullshit was "being unnecessarily mean," take a look at this. Don Mattrick just announced that Microsoft is back peddling with the XBOne, removing the disastrously awful features we've been bashing them for trying to inflict on us.XBOne... fixed. in Personal More Like This
Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
Since unveiling our plans for X
Miyazaki vs OtakuIn case you haven’t heard this, renowned Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki was quoted as saying that the reason the anime industry is suffering is because it’s overrun with “otaku.”Miyazaki vs Otaku in Personal More Like This
You can read the full article here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-01-30/miyazaki/the-problem-with-the-anime-industry-is-it-full-of-otaku
Naturally, such a high profile artist such as Miyazaki coming down hard on Otaku has offended a lot of people and a bit of backlash has sprung up because of it. I’d like to try and reassure some of you that it’s not as bad as it might sound, and here’s why (please keep in mind this is from an American perspective).
“Otaku” in Japan is (or was) an offensive word, usually embodying the worse traits of obsessive basement dwelling collection completing socially inept geeks. It gained widespread negative connotations after the 1989 “Otaku Murders” carried out by Tsutomu Miyazaki (which are to
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
That Kony thing.Kony needs to be brought to justice. As I'm sure you are all becoming aware of while this video travels the viral circuit.That Kony thing. in Personal More Like This
I'd like to share some observations of mine...
The first being: spending the resources to bring Kony to justice shouldn't be a priority. Why?
Because, in the grand scheme of things, he's just one person. And while one person can commit extremely heinous atrocities and crimes against humanity... There's a bigger picture to think about.
Besides, where do you suppose Kony gets all those weapons? Shouldn't something like that be the bigger priority?
Uganda isn't the pit of despair that it was when Kony was there. Yes, It's a nation recovering from a dark period, a struggling nation; but a nation that is trying to build itself. And that is what the real focus needs to be on --growth and development. That means education, economy, healthcare, infrastructure, and sustainable government.
That doesn't mean: Chasing s
OMG.Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoooosh!!OMG. in Personal More Like This
$2,700 for Seattle Children's Hospital.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
The most awesome thing EVER!Guys, I have witnessed awesome and LOVE IT!The most awesome thing EVER! in Personal More Like This
Also, this is awesome too.
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
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...
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!
Devious Journal EntryJust in case anyone was interested, shading from newest pic for the middle layersDevious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
3) Planning out highlights
4) Also dappled light filtering through foliage, shadows from beams
5) Finished shadow layer
6) Over the flats
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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!
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
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
FAQI've been meaning to do this for a long time, and boy howdy is it long!!! It's organized into a few different categories. I'll update as needed. This may be repetitive to some, illuminating to others, and completely boring and useless to others still.FAQ in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year!
Animation Job FAQ
Q: How can I get a job in animation?
The absolute best thing you can do to get into animation as a career is to go to art school. Not only will you learn how to draw and how to SEE, you will meet people, students and teachers alike, who will give you new perspectives and will likely be the sources of your future jobs. (My first job came from one of my teachers.)
There are several schools that have fantastic animation programs that cover all facets of the atr form. Schools like the one I attended, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, will teach you animation (2D and 3D,) character design, storyboarding, bac
Rino proposed to Princess DiamondheartRino has just proposed to Diamondheart on msn and she said...........................YES!Rino proposed to Princess Diamondheart in Personal More Like This
We don't know when the wedding is going to happen and take place but..
DH I'M SOO HAPPY XD
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 ^^
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
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
Happy New Year from deviantART! Taking a look back!Happy New Year from deviantART! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Before we look ahead to the expanse of artistic potential that is the new year, we wanted to look back at some of the amazing things the deviantART community accomplished in 2011. We continue to be humbled, year after year, by the nurturing power of the community home grown by deviants like you. Artists and art enthusiasts of every style you can imagine consider deviantART their home on the Internet for all things creative, and their talent and enthusiasm inspire our community to greater heights than ever thought possible.
Incredible stats from 2011!
New Community Members
New Works of Art
Top tens lists!
Top 10 most deviations submitted in 2011:
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #2 in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by Grosojecorroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by ABipolarTeddyBear:th
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder in Personal More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem
deviantART and Journal spam: what we're doing!Spam is a constant thorn in the side of every Internet user's daily life. From the mundane to the surreal, these emails appear in our inboxes so frequently, messages from South African attorneys offering $10 million dollars get marked as spam without a second thought to savvy users.deviantART and Journal spam: what we're doing! in Personal More Like This
We define spam as the misuse of communication systems to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately to our deviants. Typically, the content of spam messages is aimed at advertising a product that is often counterfeit or potentially malicious. With the rise of social networking, there's been an increase in more direct spamming -- companies who directly target your social network profiles.
"Over the last few years, deviantART has had a small but unfortunate stream of such abuse. Usually, it’s as easy as banning the offending members and moving on to more pressing problems, but recently something happened that caused us to re-evaluate how we handle spam issues."