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
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
Mayan DoomsdayDecember 19, 2012by techgnoticMayan Doomsday in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
December 21st Marks the End of Civilization
Muerte Aztecaby ~Zerj19
Who would you invite to your final deviantMEET or dinner party on that fateful day?
e are facing yet another grave prediction that we are in the
What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?We got to interview a visionary futurist with an eye on technology about what would inspire today's comic book writers to create our next superheroes with knowledge of real technological and scientific advancement.What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire? in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Should Today's Technologies Inspire?
April 25, 2012
We got to interview a visionary futurist with an eye on technology about what would inspire today's comic book writers to create our next superheroes with knowledge of real technological and scientific advancement.
You never know when it’s going to happen – that otherwise quotidian moment when you suddenly realize your entire thought process has just been tripped up and cast down a cerebral rabbit-hole destination unknown. Little did I know that what began as a typically pleasurable lunch w
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
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
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…Authentic Citizenship in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsWatch depthRADIUSBloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a ver
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Propaganda I by Yuujakumi
Nov 15, 2012 by techgnotic
The Comfort of Mindless Obedience
When is information true and useful and when is it just “propaganda?” Why in fact is an image or phrase or animated art sequence “propaganda” rather than it simply being a “lie?” What about acceptable lies that define our society as much as they degrade it - - for example commercials that obviously hype a product with untruths or political advertisements full of unachievable platitudes.
animal farm propaganda
... D:Do you know how hard it is to explain to your grandad what Youtube is?... D: in Personal More Like This
Especially when he thinks the videos are all live and that when you pause a video, the person pauses in real life.
I ended up going onto Wikipedia and reading it to him.
That took some time, but I finally think he understands.
Well, he understands it's like t.v and I guess thats good enough for now.
Now I just have to explain what wikipedia is.
Oh what joy :3
Bye Mirlings!!!!! :3
.ALL ME FANS SHALL BE CALLED MIRLINGS!. in Personal More Like This
WHICH MEANS THERE WILL BE AN ARMY OF THREE MIRLINGS!
WELL, MAYBE NOT EVEN THAT MANY.
BUT WHAT THE HELL!
MY MINI ARMY SHALL RULE THE WORLD!
THE ARMY OF MIR!
This is what cookies and water do to me.
Make me think I'm some form of leader.
Okay, so maybe it isn't just the cookies and water.
Maybe I want to be a leader.
Maybe I want an army to beat the absolute beetroot out of people.
I said beetroot.
Beetroot is awesome.
Start using it as an insult.
MY DAD IS A RIGHT BEETROOT!
I order you, Mirlings.
I order you O.O
Adios Mirlings :3
I am angryOkay, so I just watched Eastenders with my mum because I am bored. Anyway, this kid called Lexi Billie Mitchell got baptized and it was all sweet and cute. Sorta. Anyway, she was baptized by having a small trickle of water poured over her head.I am angry in Personal More Like This
When I got baptized I had my head dunked under 'holy' water for five seconds.
Can you see why I am mad? Blood Catholics dunking my 3 year old head under water. They tried drowning me, I'm certain of it!
Oh, and to add to that, I became partially deaf that same year! I swear they made me deaf.
I hate the Catholics who baptized me.
Maybe why I stopped going to my Catholic church and am now a mix between a Christian and Catholic.
I am the Lord Chritolic.
See, now I'm ever so slightly hyper.
See, I added an 'n' in there to annoy you Miss/Sir.
You are now a mix of being a Miss and a Sir. You are Mir.
OMG. I AM KIND OF HYPER.
But seriously. The Catholic church I go
Charles Snippy: DreamsEntry 382:Charles Snippy: Dreams in Personal More Like This
My personal online psychiatrist is making me narrate this nonsense down on the chip embedded in my tooth in hopes that someday I may be cured of my "incompatibility" with ANNET, or at least possibly reduce the "mild psychosis caused by work-related stress" as she calls it.
I know that it's not going to happen. The problem is something genetic and while those goons in the genetics department would love to get their machines into my brain, I prefer the lack of sleep and headaches to lobotomy.
I seen the reports on their test subjects: "total neural shut-down", "subject resists integration with the net, increasing the signal strength lead to damage to the 85% of the frontal lobe."
Call me old fashioned, but I like my brain the way it is.
I've had that day-dream again. Day-mare is more likely.
A flash-mare? Not sure what to call these, really.
The transmitter towers dotting this bloody city are making my life difficult, but not as difficult as the fact that everyone expects me t
SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 001ENTRY 9997:SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 001 in Personal More Like This
To anyone who finds these memory cards,
and the messages left within...
My name is Charles Snippy. I am probably the last sane human being left on earth. I know not whether you will understand this message. I know not whether you'll even be able to decode the ones and zeros on these data cards. I know not whether my voice will even reach anyone.
I know not, whether the microscopic drives will last long enough and whether the plastic and metal which composes them will not disintegrate into dust as centuries pass or whether the titanium shell encasing them will remain in place or be consumed by the ever-changing landscape, lost forever.
And yet I still have hope that someone will find the story of my life, long past and learns something of use from it.
If you are still human, then this will be a story about the collapse of civilization of your forefathers through greed and arrogance.
If you are some other species entirely, then it is a story about how our human race was extin
Bryan Fuller is a true geniusEveryone on this show is a genius.Bryan Fuller is a true genius in Personal More Like This
Honestly never in my entire life a show has been this emotionally stimulating.
But this, every single episode I have had an immediate emotional reaction to and that simply is something that doesn't happen. This is a show that has the same effect on me no matter how many times a re-watch an episode, sometime even MORE so the second or third time through.
Mads is a fantastic Hannibal and is able to convey emotion so subtly that you have to really pay attention to catch it, but you know it is there. He makes it so Hannibal is only predictable when it's convenient.
Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, oh my lord. I really connect with Will's character and I'm honestly not sure I would if Hugh didn't play him. every reaction, every word, every fucking movement portrays something that just makes you know what is going though Will's head.
Just this entire show is a work of art.
The colours and the sounds and the words and th
Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners!Lightning Returns: FFXIII Contest Winners! in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Contest, we asked you to create a complete customization of Lightning in a first-of-its-kind challenge. The three winners were selected by none other than Final Fantasy legend, Tetsuya Nomura. Not only did the winners get their art displayed in a billboard on the deviantART homepage, but they will also receive $1,000 USD, a LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII customized Xbo
Scribblenauts Unmasked ContestScribblenauts Unmasked Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Contest Ends October 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA, time.
In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Maxwell solves puzzles by summoning anything you can think of using his magic notepad. This time, he has the ability to summon thousands of characters from the DC Comics Universe! Help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe, in any environment. Scribblenauts Unmasked features all of your favorite DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker, and
Get those juices pumping!Weird sounding title now that I think about it xDGet those juices pumping! in Personal More Like This
It's been the Christmas holidays for ages now and I've been terribly ill through it with the flu. Basically I've not done any writing whatsoever.
Luckily I was inspired by a short piece writen by a great friend :iconDanselInWonderland: and it's got all my creative juices pumping up a story of my own so I'm eager to write it down. Thought I'd make a note of this, mainly to thank her, there's always inspiration right under you nose (or on your Facebook page in this case) waiting to pump those creative juices! Wooooooo!!!
Bond RantDISCLAIMER: I'm just going to have an incoherent fangirl rant... Just wanted to write one... I suggest not reading it :')Bond Rant in Personal More Like This
RIGHT. So some of you might have realised that I have a MILD obsession with James Bond.
Maybe not, because I post 10x more stuff on Instagram about Bond than on here xD
ANYWAY. WHY I LOVE BOND.
"We are the last two rats. We can either eat each other... Hm? Or eat everyone else."
Javier Bardem <3
Fricking riding moterbikes on Fricking rooftops OMFG!!!
the books are GENIUS
Bond is just such a freeking womaniser, and I wish to follow in his steps ;U;
Moneypenny is just so... Hopelessly in love :')
the women are all SO AMAZING GAAAAA
[Bullet; Blue] M. Is. The. Fricking. Boss. (Literally). M is just so amazing. He/she is always the only one person that Bond sees as an authority figure and I shamelessly ship 00
Some Interesting Facts About Konni Kuff Van VainShe's the youngest of the family. *Viper is older than her by an exactSome Interesting Facts About Konni Kuff Van Vain in Personal More Like This
She was adopted into the family. Which is why she is a violet
She enjoys looking at cities and painting.
She mostly paints strange paintings that even she looks at
and says 'What was she thinking?'
Despite her living in Liverpool for a long time, she sometimes
speaks German at random moments. Thank goodness she hasn't done that
yet in the comic!
She has dimples. She has a cleft chin. She is skinnier than she says she is.
In fact; she is a perfect size for her height.
She used to dress up like a man.
She can kick almost all of the boys asses.
She likes eating salty and sweet things, but she doesn't tend to eat often.
She likes indie rock.
She prefers good boys. The kind that are book smart, sweet, shy, listens to
what she has to say. The reason? Jocks are dougebags, and bad boys just
remind her to much of her best friend Jude. Hipsters remind of Zack.
Zack: I Am Not A Hipster!*
She loves reading
In My Head, This is How My Characters Look.Lola: http://25.media.tumblr.com/9149c7be761d48e3bd2bd7dbfb810eb2/tumblr_mq7yqihfBM1rm5ouro8_500.jpgIn My Head, This is How My Characters Look. in Personal More Like This
SWAMP THING: The Orchestral ScoreGot a weird treats for you all,SWAMP THING: The Orchestral Score in Personal More Like This
For years, whenever I've been intensively drawing a comic project I often felt the need the write myself some music. I've found out multiplying my creative output mysteriously benefit them all. There is, usually, no link bridging my Comic and musical world. Some fugues and some String Quartet sketches have been paired with Batman Incorporated for instance.
This time, being so enthusiast for swamp thing, I went and wrote the scored for issue 7 & 8. OK, not really, but I've tried to cover their thematic stuff in a 3:16 of Full Orchestral Music.
Here a breakdown of the cues:
00:00 The timeless mystery of the Green
00:49 Growth and fate of the Green Warrior
1:36 The Rot
2:00 A bit of actionny big battle for those who got bored until now.
May you enjoy this roughs mix.
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Or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yanick-paquette-Comics-and-Music/263150396
1000 Cranes 1000 Deviants Project:iconcommunityrelations:communityrelations:iconcommunityrelations:1000 Cranes 1000 Deviants Project in Personal More Like This
1000 Cranes 1000 Deviants Community Project is still accepting submissions of Origami Cranes. The goal is to have 1000 deviations posted!
moth-owl and synconi have been the driving force behind this Community Project. I check the folder as often as I can to move the miscats. It is the only way to keep track of just how many "real" submissions there are into the category.
1000 Cranes for Fella :iconfellaplz: talks about the project and how prizes will be randomly given away. Ignore the cut-off date since the current end date has not been determined. There will be points, Premium Memberships, prints and more! Each deviant can submit up to five (5) submissions into <
Pony Fans and Pony FriendsPony Fans and Pony Friends in Personal More Like This
I have NOTHING but good things to say about the folks I’ve had the pleasure of talking to, hanging out with and calling my friends in the My Little Pony fan community. When it comes down to it, everyone is here because of one reason- they like the tiny horse cartoon. Bottom line. I’ve never run into a single instance of the legion creepy, pervy, fedora-wearing, neckbeard misogynist bullies that are claimed to populate every pony-friendly website and convention.
Quite the contrary, I’ve had a wonderful time every step of the way and I appreciate EVERYONE I’ve joined along the ride- bronies and nor/mlp/eople, artists and musicians , VAs and staff, men, women, kids a