Mansions of The MindWatch depthRADIUSMansions of The Mind in Art Features More Like This
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very long time
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseWhen a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.Street Photography: The Capture vs. The Pose in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
Wed Jan 25, 2011, 7:00 PM
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette in Art Features More Like This
May 29, 2013, by techgnotic
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recently worked on “Wreck It Ralph,” and has become active in the story department, where he dreams up fresh narratives and new characters with fellow Story Artists and Disney directors.
But more and more, he is being recognized for his own style and own creations
Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben HeineUndoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing `BenHeine.Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben Heine in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Artist on Fire:
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Wed Jan 18, 2011, 7:00 PM
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romani
Street Magician: The Photography of Chris WeeksIt was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of Chris Weeks that I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there. I finally realized that the magical something that sets Weeks’ works apart from others is that his camera disappears.Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Street Photography of Chris Weeks
Wed Feb 22, 2012, 6:20 PM
It was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of cweeks...
That I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there.
I finally realized that the magical s
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: Jul 26, 2012 by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Aug 15, 2012 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 t
Watcher Feature #5note: If you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys! Faving this journal might helpWatcher Feature #5 in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (i have around 700 comments now @__@ ), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
Alice: Madness Returns by AkiDead Yuki Reading? by redninjarnotalone Down by the River by fallenangel9792 SF-A2 Miki: Going Away by kriskuna Mythic by MythicPhoenix .:HetaOni:. No Escape... by WolftenDragon Tropic of Cancer by priteeboy Pacific Sea Nettles by teppei-kun Soon to fall by patamfreti Peregrine falcon by night-is-my-day Wish Prologue Page 1 by desutinee Two Halves by RestlessEcho :thumb302274229: Unconventional by Clockworkquark :thumb2452178
Watcher Feature #1note: If you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!Watcher Feature #1 in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (i have around 450 comments), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take 2 months, so please be patient!
These are some of the works of my wonderful watchers! Faving this journal might help these get seen too .
:thumb298547360: Altair by MadMeeper DMXrated's Commission Mint by SavageFrog Luv Me by Bubblette Good Fcking Morning by ribkaDory This Is Halloween by AwkwardWallflower Chronicle by CRUCIFY-ORPHEA Angel of Music by MEl0N-l0Rd Princess Rarity by CorrsollaRobot Kanya Sukhon by Cashewdee rain cheeb by winnips :thumb299
Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #3First I just wana say thanks so much to :iconartofashes: for the sub and dA's new journal-writing beta which makes featuring thumbnails so much, SO MUCH, easier and faster for me. Honestly thanks so much.Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #3 in Art Features More Like This
Please take a look, there are some awesome peeps here
note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~
It takes me a while to put these together and it's a bit of a tedious process, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week or bi-weekly as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll p
The Truth in PhotographyAs you might know, one of the biggest controversies of the moment is the outcome of the Contest Pictures of The Year International.The Truth in Photography in Art Features More Like This
This photo, from Chip Litherland, was the winner.
The controversy? The process by which the image was obtained: a cellular phone.
And, of course, without the natural colors but with the treatment we learned to recognize: Hipstamatic.
Without taking sides, and only making some questions, let's see:
Why and how the photo was taken? Because the photographer was there and used the reachable method at the time.
Is it a manipulation? Well, the colors, tones, contrasts are not natural.
The reality is there, depicted, but the obtained image is just an interpretation. As usual.
But doesn't your camera interpret the reality in a different way from mine? Even with the same camera and model, in the same place, it's possible to interpret the reality in a different way: all we have to do is tweak pre-set modes. Is this not true
10 Types Of Street Photographers"Over the last few years, I have met or seen in action quite a few photographers. A lot of great and passionate people covering a wide range of styles, gear and personalities. Here is therefore an attempt to classify them in different types. This is evidently a satire, to be taken with humor, but I am sure you'll find a little bit of yourself in some of these types.10 Types Of Street Photographers in Art Features More Like This
I) The Intellectual : Everything in a shot is about lines, metaphors, psychology, sociology, history or you name it. No element in his pictures is ever the result of hazard since his swift eyes detected and interpreted every single detail before he triggered. Even the lousiest shot becomes the next Michelangelo after going through his everlasting rhetoric. Yet, most often, he is actually the only one to understand, and like his pictures.
II) The English Patient : Patience is his main virtue. A shot is as good as the time and effort it took to get it. He identifies carefully a setting, studies the light
The Birth of PhotographySince the late Renaissance that artists and inventors had been looking for a mechanical method of capturing visual scenes. Previously, using the camera obscura, artists would manually trace what they saw, but this was used in drawing, study and entertainment, not commercial purposes.The Birth of Photography in Personal More Like This
The first commercially photographic process with sucess was the Daguerréotype, in wich the obtained image was (is) a direct positive made in the camera on a silvered copper plate.
The surface of a daguerreotype is like a mirror, with the image made directly on the silvered surface. It is very fragile and can be rubbed off with a finger, and the finished plate has to be angled so as to reflect some dark surface in order to view the image properly. Depending on the angle viewed, and the color of the surface reflected into it, the image can change from a positive to a negative.
The exposure in the camera was too long to conveniently take portraits, and the first subjects taken were street scen
Ben's Monthly JournalBen Finn: Well 'ello there ladies. My, my, you all look so lovely this fine day. Would you care--Ben's Monthly Journal in Personal More Like This
Tinalbion: Benjamin! Ahem! Anywho, this is Mr. Finn's monthly journal here, updating with little bits and bobs and such. Also, we're here to present our amazing member :iconpixichi: with her feature for winning third place in our contest!
All of you deserve such a feature, because you are all such wonderful artists and writers. I truly feel this way. And you will all get that feature, I promise.
But I'm here to tell you about this woman who goes by Pixichi.
Ben Finn: That name sounds rather lovely... I can only picture what angelic-
*sighs* Her writing is what had pulled me in and I began chatting with her about her wonderful Fable related works. Her attention to detail and emotion within writing is becoming more and more brilliant with every chapter update. I can picture myself next to these familiar characters and imagine everything she writes,
Random Feature(s) of the Month!!I have been talking to this wonderfully talented writer, and I recently uploaded a Ben x Princess drawing for her. She has a FanFiction account and that is where I fell in love with Ben Finn all over again. Her story, The Cost of the Crown is a complete masterpiece. I DARE you to go and check it out:Random Feature(s) of the Month!! in Personal More Like This
So give a look-see at :iconindiegarona:s story! It has moved me and it's wonderfully written!! Go check it out guys!
Also another amazing writer is my good friend :iconpixichi: who also has a FanFiction account, but thanks to all of the jerks who populate that site, she's been skeptical on posting the rest of her works there. She has 5 fanfics already posted and she also posts them here on dA,so either way you can find her stories! Crossfire is an amazing read, and they get even better as they go along.
Contest ExtentionSO I was informed that a few people haven't completely finished their pieces, and I'm a fair person. So I'm extending the deadline for them and just in case if any participants want to quickly join the fun.Contest Extention in Personal More Like This
So here are your contestants so far for this month's contest!
:iconcocoaprints: with the awesome comic creation
:icondecrepitmonkey: with the touching piece
:iconpixichi: with her well written piece
:iconzil-foxxxil: with her beautiful colorful art
:iconvaquera1234: with her adventurous piece
:iconharvestmoono: with her adorable piece
So here's what to vote on so far, and I have received several votes already, but I advise you to re-vote once people have completely finished! Thanks all!
I made some music for you bbzhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMksjy5_Cu8&list=UU-ZxngXTPQaWUWM4UknkevA&index=1&featurelcpI made some music for you bbz in Personal More Like This
I WAS ON THE RADIO AGAINhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01kpt0rI WAS ON THE RADIO AGAIN in Personal More Like This
I was at like 1:27:30 and they couldn't pronounce my name and aogsoyeaydf awesome
Also please think about using me for making music for you if you're doing any kind of project, I would be happy to help out and I wouldn't charge much!
Seriously, I have literally no money and I want to see Batman on Thursday but I can't because I have no money please pay me to make music for you :c
I Will Feature You!Hey guys, as always I would really appreciate if you checked out my tracks over on my Soundcloud, and if you like what you hear, please follow me and favourite or download my tracks! And if you think a friend would like it, I would really appreciate if you suggested it to them! These things help me get noticedI Will Feature You! in Personal More Like This
My newest track, AWW GODDAMMIT, is up now!
If you follow me or fave a track, tell me and I'll feature you in my journal for a while, I guess? Only fave if you actually like it though.
All right you beautiful fuckers, the first 19 of you to comment on here gets a feature with my favourite three pieces of their art!
If you comment, then you have to do the same, listing me as the first one!
My lovely :iconpatamfreti: is number one, for featuring me in hers!
[I'm not premium so I can't actually put thumbnails here :c ]
Time for a contest!REAVER: Greetings to you, my loyal fans. It has come to my attention, that your industrious spirit has been, shall we say...faltering. So, in order to raise morale, I am reinstating one of my finest work policies: The Reaver Team Spirit Award! You all know the rules...'pulls free his pistol'Time for a contest! in Personal More Like This
PIXICHI: All joking aside, it is now time for a contest, in order to get things moving again in this wonderful group! It shall be called, "Reaver's back!" Members should post art, portraying his transformation from pirate to industrialist. I like to think of this as a symbol of our group's drive to continue. Members and loyal fans of Reaver, never forget what brought you to the feet of our beloved Hero of Skill! Now is your chance to rekindle and express your undying love of Reaver, and his own never-ending drive.
1. Not really all too many, this is Reaver's group after all But I will point out that your piece should depict both pirate Reaver and Industrialist Reaver. Extra points for pul
Contest Reminder, Chatrooms and more!!!I just wanted to remind everyone that the Reaver's Back! contest is still on. I have yet to recive any submissions, but it's not too late. However, the contest will be ending come June 1st. Here is a link to the contest info: http://house-of-reaver.deviantart.com/journal/Time-for-a-contest-364320336Contest Reminder, Chatrooms and more!!! in Personal More Like This
In the meantime, Reaver would like to say a few words:
REAVER: A lot of you have been expressing your desire to role-play lately, and let me just say that I would be delighted to accommodate that desire. However, I was looking at all of the deviantART chatrooms, and I was actually shocked that there were no chat rooms about me! Tsk, tsk, tsk...for shame... Whatever is this world coming to?!
PIXICHI: So I made one!
In the future, I shall be setting dates and times for sessions. Reaver will be there, of course, but we still need offers for other characters, so if anyone is interested in a little fable-based roleplaying, starring everyone's favorite charming scoundrel, Reaver,
Creativity is addictive.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23572742Creativity is addictive. in Personal More Like This
I believe that Minecraft is the future of massive multiplayer games, and I'm surprised that none of the big developers/publishers have cottoned onto it yet.
They look at Minecraft and think its success is down to its business model, or to its blocky, retro charm.
It's down to the fact that you get out of it what you put into it.
With a MMORPG, there are pre-scripted quests. With Minecraft, you set the quests yourself or others.
User created content is the key. All you have to do is provide the players with the tools to build.
There are two types of gamer: wall builders and wall breakers.
Wall builders are the ones that spend an age in an RTS game getting their base just right. They play SimCity and act as Dungeon Master during an RPG.
Wall breakers are the type to follow the mission brief. They get set a quest and they follow it. They're the Call of Duty crowd and they're never more happy than when
Irn-Bru: now illegal in Canada.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25867613Irn-Bru: now illegal in Canada. in Personal More Like This
Irn Bru is made from girders, the Scots claim. And I believe them.
The alarmingly coloured liquid is “Scotland’s other national drink” after the obvious Whiskey. It’s been produced since 1901 and is now illegal in Canada because it contains Ponceau 4R, a food colourant that is considered a carcinogenic be some food standard agencies around the world. One which may cause a reaction in those allergic to aspirin and intensify the effects of asthma. Even the USA, who are generally happy to eat anything, insisted the formula be altered before sale within its borders, and even then it can only be purchased in 500ml bottles out of the fear that any greater intake will result in someone dissolving.
“Irn Bru” is the phonetically written pronunciation of “Iron Brew”, as said with the collective speech impediment that is the Scottish accent (the result of collapsed nasal passages due to centuries of
Creepy Pokemon Artwork: Chansey From HellCelebrate this week's launch of Pokemon X and Y with a daily dose of disturbing Pokemon artwork. The adorable Pokemon, Chansey, gets several creepy and realistic twists.Creepy Pokemon Artwork: Chansey From Hell in Art Features More Like This
chansey by nastyjungle
Chanseydon Preview by Gumbogamer
No. 113 - Chansey by PokemonFromHell
Chanbra by SolaMontoya
Chansey by altered-worlds Chansey by OMGaMOOSE
Chansey and Ratata by lmerlo72
150+ project: chansey by edface
And some Pokemon fusion Chansey mashups:
Pokemon Fusion 4 - Eleggtrode by BonnyJohnElectresy by JosemonCosplay
Pokemon Fusion by eduardocatebPokeFusion - Geosey by kaj18
Pokemon Fusion: Psysey by SakuraSetsuna
Pasey by KinkoKitty
Site Update: Comment Counts on Thumbs & MoreIn this update, you'll find all the feedback from our last Site Update gathered into the Your Feedback section below, just after the Change Log, which will tell you about some brand new updates we just launched, as well as all the bugs fixed since the last update.Site Update: Comment Counts on Thumbs & More in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Comment Counts Under Thumbs (Beta Testers Only)
We just released a new feature to Beta Testers that adds more context to the experience of viewing artwork on deviantART. You'll now find comment counts underneath the thumbnails of deviations -- they can be seen when browsing or searching art, and also display in your Message Center. We hope this feature will help bring to light the fact that there is a whole world of activity that takes place behind thumbnails. In some cases, when a thumbnail displays many comments, it can be a trigger to join the discussion. Whi
It's time for my weekly feature : DI think I'm in love with you peopleIt's time for my weekly feature : D in Personal More Like This
29 by DUSTandLIGHT28 by DUSTandLIGHT
25 by DUSTandLIGHTFleeting . . . by inwardlyhead to the sun by KatymaShhh by samrizzo
:thumb332869035:Worrisome Heart by lovelizzieelf's cradle by lunnayakoshkaRed is for passion by LeaLion
On a coppery ocean ... by OlivierAccartPeace by MelinaPhoenixEscaping by patamfretiGarden of Fall by Mithertiths
Dreamer by ElaiafiredustMotorway Capture #3 by KiranBenningAn old good day by Elaiafiredustgrassy feet by Elaiafiredust
CloudyPlease let me know If you'd like to be featured <3Cloudy in Personal More Like This
heart bokeh by kaaatiefaceCrow on a rainy day by p-a-u-l
Simple by SleeplessPhotographyOne family by LuPriFriends* by jollyvickyBlue eyed beauty by jollyvicky
I'm gonna eat you aliveeee! by jollyvickyEarly evening by xBajnoxSmall disasters. by eibhilinnnwhite wedding by verniceR
:thumb332304164:Water Color by myrnajacobsSeverance by WinPics:thumb332317135:
City #8 by KiranBenning. by gucspeedBorders by medusalithThe flame by Elaiafiredust
DASI feel SAD.DAS in Personal More Like This
It's either because I got a 5 for english when I was really hoping I'd get a 6, or it's because I'm sad because I ate a slice of carrot cake and now I feel guilty.
Or maybe I'm sad because I ate carrot cake and then I drank a whole can of tonic water and maybe the cake and tonic water had a chemical reaction in my belly and this had an adverse effect on my mood.
Or maybe tonic water makes me sad.
Last time I drank tonic water I cried!
But I was watching a really sad movie at the same time.
Maybe I'm sad because I just wrote an essay about a case of mass lead poisoning in Dakar, Senegal, where 18 children died from a disease that targeted the central nervous system. Maybe I'm sad about the children and estimated 317 other people who may have ingested the lead-tainted dust.
Maybe I'm sad because I just washed a heap of baby spinach that was really dirty.
Maybe I'm sad because all the bees are disappearing and Doctor who isn't here to fix it.
Or maybe I'm just sad because I go
I have returned from HolidaysAnd what a holiday it was! It was VERY fun. We went back to Australia to do all sorts of interesting things:I have returned from Holidays in Personal More Like This
1. celebrate my mum and dads 25th anniversary
2. Look at universities for my brother
3. Eat seafood
4. Go to Northern Queensland (ooo!) to go on an 'adventure' holiday.
The 'adventure' holiday was really fun! We went kayaking across a lake, hiked over a leech infested mountain (not a HUGE mountain but it was quite steep) cycled to a national park, and slept in tents in the bush! I loved it! We even took our 'baths' in an icy cold stream.
Anyway, enough of my boasting! Has anybody else been on a nice holiday lately? If not, what was your BEST holiday? Or do you plan to one day do something outrageous like hitchhike around Ireland with a fridge. (that's a great book by the way)
Anyway, since returning to Beijing I have felt a little bit depressed. It's been pretty grey and pollutiony, and it's VERY hot and humid. So please excuse the irregularity of my updates! ;_;
Meanwhile, I ha