Collection: NYC Subway - It's a love-hate thingCollection: NYC Subway - It's a love-hate thing in Art Features More Like This
NYC Subway: It’s a love-hate thing…
57th Street Subway station
New Yorkers have maintained their love-hate relationship with the subway system for over a hundred years.
The first pneumatic subway train in NYC ran on Feb. 26, 1887. The subway defines everything good and everything bad about life in the city. What could be more stimulating and life-affirming than hopping on an early morning freshly cleaned and de-graffitied subway car, packed w
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
Fan Art Friday: My Little Pony-Friendship is MagicFan Art Friday: My Little Pony-Friendship is Magic in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Friendship Is Magic
Mane 6 princesses
It’s been over 30 years since the original “My Little Pony” (a.k.a. “MLP”) franchise made its debut and its following has never been stronger.
The 2010 reboot by Lauren Faust (fyre-flye), “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic,” had its start on DeviantArt where Lauren originally posted the early concept art which would later evolve into the ponies we know and love today
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
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
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
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
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
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
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
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.
Internet Copyrights 101Since there was an app recently on Facebook which resulted in numerous copyright infringements and legal issues, I figured now would be a good time to refresh everyone on basic internet copyright rules. These rules are by no means complete, official, or set in stone, and there are always exceptions.Internet Copyrights 101 in Personal More Like This
Follow the TOS
This should be self explanatory, but please follow the Terms of Service agreements you signed for whatever website you're currently on. Not all websites have the same rules and restrictions in their TOS and you should treat each site individually and not expect that since you got away with something on one site means you'll get away with it on another. Most websites do not allow uploading of content that is not your own.
Ask permission first.
A lot of copyright infringement happens because people don't bother to take the time to ask the original creators if it's alright to repost. It usually doesn't take much effort to send an e-mail or note asking for pe
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
Proving your Geek CreedNerds all share a unified experience of being socially ostracized from the rest of other so-called "normal" societal groups. The reasons may vary (not being good at sports, liking a certain sci-fi/fantasy TV show, etc), but the fact that we all were picked upon and marginalized during our most formable years is a major part of the nerd/geek identity. But in recent years nerd culture stopped being it's own niche thing, and has started to seep into mainstream culture. Making nerd culture more accessible has naturally brought with it a new group of people and fans into our sphere... and not everyone is happy about this development.Proving your Geek Creed in Personal More Like This
Personally I think it's great that nerd culture has become so widely accepted lately. I can freely have a discussion about my favorite DC or Marvel superheros in public without getting looks of disgust or incredulity because EVERYONE loves Batman and The Avengers. And if I make an obscure joke about Doctor Who, there's a LOT of people who will get it now. But l
Skyrim Mod ListJust in case anyone is interested at all, this is a list of the current mods I have running. A lot of these are simple immersion mods, added to enhance effects and make the world more realistic.Skyrim Mod List in Personal More Like This
DLC I have Installed
Dragonborn - Don’t really care for this one so far. Just hasn’t peaked my interest yet.
Dawnguard - I’m REALLY enjoying this one, although as you’ll see it’s necessitated that I add some mods to help keep it from breaking my game.
Hearthfires - I enjoyed this one too. Very relaxing and fun to hunt the world for resources to build your own homes, marry, and adopt children.
Birds - Adds extra birds flying around the world.
Enhanced Wetness and Puddles - This is a work in progress mod that makes puddles appear in towns when it’s raining. They’ll grow to a specific size then shrink to nothing when the rain stops. Just giving the world a little bit more realism. Unfortunately it’
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!
Lamar Smith is at it again.Lamar Smith, the creator of the two notorious SOPA and PIPA bills, just seems to want to censor everything. After SOPA and PIPA were suspended indefinitely after such overwhelmingly loud opposition from various websites and lawmakers, Lamar is trying to create ANOTHER bill which is almost as bad as the two previous ones combined.Lamar Smith is at it again. in Personal More Like This
This bill (which uses Child Pornography as it's cover) would effectively track every time you look at your bank statement or use a credit card online, and force IP service providers to record your credit card and billing statement info, along with your recent internet search histories, and store them in a "secure" place for 18 months. Anything which looked "suspicious" would immediately be flagged to allow the government to step in.
Since billing statements and online transactions are so common these days, this bill would, In effect, be monitoring everything everyone
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
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
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
OMG.Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoooosh!!OMG. in Personal More Like This
$2,700 for Seattle Children's Hospital.
Make it so.Drawing and painting all day... foorrreeevvverrrr.Make it so. in Personal More Like This
:iconTrixieScoffPLZ: :iconsaysplz: Was there ever any doubt?
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.
Site Update: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like ThisIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like This in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Request Refunds for Premium Content
DeviantART's Premium Content Platform, which provides the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings, now gives buyers the ability to request refunds. If a member purchases a download from a seller and they are unhappy with the purchase, they may request a refund. The seller can then approve or deny the refund.
Everyone makes mistakes — it's
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedThe World's Major Cities... Destroyed in Art Features More Like This
What would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
Taipei Ruins by JonasDeRo
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
MyWeekThroughArt: How Has Your Week Been?How has your week been? Tell us through artwork using the new Journal editor.MyWeekThroughArt: How Has Your Week Been? in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
How to Participate
Simply post a Journal entry with three deviations that represent your week (or your week to come).
Start a new Journal entry
Using the new "Add Media" sidebar, search deviantART for three deviations that represent your week and then place them in your Journal (for example, if you went on a date this week, one of your deviations might depict two people having dinner).At the end of your Journal, add a link back to this Journal by copy and pasting the following text:
"This was MyWeekThroughArt. How was yours?"Title your Journal "MyWeekThroughArt" and submit it!
Site Update: Gallery Subfolders, SignaturesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Gallery Subfolders, Signatures in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New Premium Member Feature: Gallery Subfolders
One of the most requested features we've gotten on Site Updates in the past is the ability to add subfolders within your gallery. As of today, the wait is over! Subfolder capability has been added to the member gallery for Premium Members. This allows users to create folders within a folder, for more specific organization and overall tidiness.
Try the new subfolders feature by upgrading to a Premiu
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
Site Update: New Thumbs, Comment Business CardsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: New Thumbs, Comment Business Cards in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
A Preview of deviantART's New Thumbnails
The current deviantART thumbnails (the smaller versions of deviations) have served the community well for years; however, there's always room for improvement. We've created a new style of thumbnail, which hopes to solve the problems with the current thumbnails.
Read more about the new thumbnails and find out how you can preview them.
Comment Business Cards
Best of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan ArtBest of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan Art in Art Features More Like This
The best of the best: Fan art of Zelda's Majora's Mask.
Majora's Mask by KurkoBoltsi Moonfall by Archaois
Majora's by Gahiko
Majora's Mask (Fan Poster) by Image-Six
Skull Kid - Majoras Mask by kit-a-ga-wa
MM: Fierce Deity VS Majora by KurkoBoltsi
Majora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiioMajora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiio
Majora's Mask by KirstyCarter
Majora's Mask by Arabesque91 DoA: Playing With The Moon by Orioto
The Skull Kid by JohnnyCago
Majora's Mask: The Clockworks by EternaLegend
Majoras Mask: The Moon by MaxGrecke
Full Moon by Sabretoontigers
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 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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Devious Journal EntrySome of my art's been featured on a couple of music videos on Youtube, and they did of course asked me persmission to use it before, which I accepted. Thiese are two that had.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
And here's a fan animation that I just love to watch constantly because it's the kind of thing that I love
And another thing, one of my current classes at school is teaching me to use flash, and already I had done some little short animations, and I am thinking of perhaps do some Pony animation too, though I doubt I'll ever reach the same level of animation as the show, but we will see. One thing I'm definitely want to do with flash is to use it on that tumblr blog that I am still working on it, but has taking me longer than expected to actually begin, but I'm most certain I will have something hopefully before the end of February.
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.
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.
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
Make 2015 awesome!A new year started. So some words of inspiration for those that want to pursue art this year...Make 2015 awesome! in Deviant Events More Like This
Don't worry about your age. Do not get discouraged by those that are younger than you and better. Some people start art when they are 6 years old and are prodigy's at age 16, others make a rather late or slow start. It doesn't matter if you're 10 or 80 years old. You're never too old to learn something new, and you're never too old to do something you enjoy.
Everybody has potential. Even the greatest masters in art started out as beginners. It just takes a lot of time and persistence.
Don't be afraid to fail. Most masters have failed more times than any beginner even tried.
We only see the best from other people, and compare it with our own average. For every amazing painting a good artist puts online, he probably made 100 failed sketches. Sketches you'll never see and you'll never know o
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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