Philosophy and Questions= Please Read = (This will all make sense in the end)Philosophy and Questions in Personal More Like This
I love getting high fives, but only when I deserve it. Any other time I feel like a sham. Need to earn real high fives more often. I also like bubble wrap.... It would be cool to be a mime.... And to ride a pony.... or to be a mime riding a pony. Dinosaurs are also cool... but not as cool as mimes riding dinosaurs, riding a pony.. I'm hungry
........ I have nothing else to say..
.. also I love you
= End =
And now I will explain what the heck this journal entry is all about while also leaving you with a question. What if life were really like this? Clearly I'm just typing random thoughts that I happen to be pondering on the fly at any given moment, but this is how I think, it's how my brain works. Think about when you're sitting alone in a room, no music, no television, nothing to disturb your thought process. All that's left is to simply sit, and let your thoughts run wild. Perhaps this is dangerous? Maybe it relaxes you
The Importance of FailureMy Favorite Quotes About FailureThe Importance of Failure in Personal More Like This
When you lose, don't lose the lesson. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. (Woody Allen)
Best to have failure happen early. [It] wakes up the phoenix bird in you. (Anne Baxter)
Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. (Samuel Beckett)
Today's failure is tomorrow's starting point. (Beth Ferrier)
If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? (George Carlin)
Some of the biggest failures I ever had were successes. (Pearl S. Buck)
There is no failure. Only feedback. (Robert G. Allen)
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up. (Anonymous)
When we are flat on our backs there is no way to look but up. (Roger W. Babson)
You are you, now isn't that pleasant? (Dr. Seuss)
SO THERE YA GO KIDS!! Apparently it is okay to fail. As a matter of fact some of life's biggest failures come from mankind (That's us!!) So get out
The 27 Step Process to Artistic MasteryThe 27 Step Process to Artistic MasteryThe 27 Step Process to Artistic Mastery in Personal More Like This
By Kyle Wilson
Step 1- Finish drawing
Step 2- Look at drawing right away- sit back and appreciate what you've done- become very pleased with yourself while feeling a sense of accomplishment- give yourself a thumbs up/ pat yourself on the back (warning- must be flexible)
Step 3- Walk away for a moment, feeling really good about yourself. Watch some TV- take a break.
Step 4- Get bored.
Step 5- Start thinking about drawing again.
Step 6- Walk back into drawing room- Begin staring at drawing, nitpicking at every little detail, critiquing every detail.
Step 7- 3 Hours later you realize you've been sitting there for 3 hours.
Step 8- Get sick of staring at drawing- eyes hurt from staring at your computer for too long. Become agitated and annoyed. Headache ensues.
Step 9- Start to hate drawing because you've been staring at it all day.
Step 10- Take 2 tablets of extra strength Tylenol.
Step 11- Try to draw something better. Something so epic i
Thank YouI would like to thank the following artist for their incredible support over the past year. As always I am grateful and could never truly express my gratitude to the level that it deserves. Here is my attempt at saying -Thank You-Thank You in Personal More Like This
Explozh by ~SmellyPrawn waternymph by ~noc-wielkiego-sezonu Solace by ~Alizadeh-Art Blooood by ~SiberianBrakes The Fiend Revolution Survivor! by ~killerartist95 Spud by ~JustinMain Blocks by ~cjankowski :thumb332540151: Joko Andreas, The BzumBzum by ~intisariwarrior Polar Bear by ~lemur-llama A Rhapsody in Glue, page 13 by ~RatfaceLobotomy Gub by ~lilsweetmandee Twisted HORROR magazine by ~TheGurch Down by the lake! by *ArtBYbeverly Baby by *Meltin KittyDragon Contest Entry by ~CrimsonCreek Zombieslayer Totoro by *JessCallie My Love For The Cosmos by ~UncleGuts Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow by *Joe-Maccer Leather Demon by *aquiresville :thumb331108573: Never Turn Around by *CreepySheepStudio Three Studies for a Self Portrait (left panel) by ~RyckRudd B O U N D by *CreepySheepStudio I'A HYDRA! by ~Orm-Z-Gor Entities - Insomnia by ~Yoni-Danziger Silent Night... by ~KellyNGin I.N. S.P.A.C.E. by =Nilanja weight lifting lulu by ~EvilineMoonflesh The Love They Share by ~Sacredclay24 MutantFly by ~Impaled-Corpse Rubber fishes (from candle cove) by ~zimvader42 Myopic Growth by *ChaosKatie The Goblins Cave by ~mac2010 Haunted Walls by ~DianaBathory :thu
I Had a Weird Dream Last NightHey dudes and dudettes!I Had a Weird Dream Last Night in Personal More Like This
Thought you might like to hear about a dream I had last night. (more of a nightmare actually) It's about my experience here on dA. I realize I just posted a journal yesterday, but I really wanted to share this with all of you.
So the dream goes like this…
I wake up one morning and get on my computer, I go to check my messages on DeviantART. To my surprise I immediately discover that I've won a Daily Deviation!! I am overjoyed by this news, so I immediately check to see what composition they have chosen. Right away I discover that it's one of my photographs ( even though I'm not a photographer, so that's weird ) Anyway, I look at the description in the photograph and I see that I've labeled it as a 'Traditional Painting' by accident. Then I scroll down the page to literally THOUSANDS of comments from fellow deviants who are praising me for my technical abilities as a traditional painter. So I immediately go into a panic because nobody
SOCIETYSOCIETY in Personal More Like This
Something Personal Here
On top of Point Lobos by ~TBRae
Thoughts by *TriciaS
you are not and have never been a tabula rasa by ~noc-wielkiego-sezonu
Specimen by *Unpredictabloo
The Unknown Series by =DianaGrigore
At one point, we are all lost. Some of us, our whole lives.
Letting in Sunshine on Missing People Statistics by ~EchoplexSermon
Society will eat your flesh, chew your bones, and digest your soul into small bits and pieces. We begin as human beings and end as fragments of lost humanity.
..seeing others as objects
Depressionistic Wasteland by =McFlyky
..see the soul beneath the exterior
Fighting humanities corruption... one second at a time. This is me, crying out, trying to understand, and trying to share my true feelings, of loneliness and a misunder
Featured Artists UPDATESome of these artists I've known for awhile, some I just recently discovered. They make truly amazing work and just wanted to share. Enjoy!Featured Artists UPDATE in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: I recently added an artist who's Digital work is absolutely breathtaking. 4th artist down.
Other wife of astronaut by ~Orm-Z-Gor Dragonfly by ~Orm-Z-Gor Momento mori by ~Orm-Z-Gor Born by ~Orm-Z-Gor
Robot by *mrtrematwo The Connection by *mrtrematwo Multiples by *mrtrematwo Liquid Dreaming by *mrtrematwo :thumb311793367: Decisions by *mrtrematwo :thumb309934251:
Cyber Lab - Drone26 by ~MarkusVogtARCH15 - The Escape by ~MarkusVogtBEOlogical Transformation by ~MarkusVogtUltimate Soldier by ~MarkusVogtIndustrial Worlds 2 by ~MarkusVogtSculpture Design01 by ~MarkusVogtDont be so shy by ~MarkusVogt
Entities - Insomnia by ~Yoni-Danziger I See All by ~Yoni-Danziger Entities - Claustrophobia by ~Yoni-Danziger Entities - Dimonomania by ~Yoni-Danziger Entities - Arithomania by ~Yoni-Danziger Entities - Trichophobia by ~Yoni-Danziger Animus Quaero - Soul Seek by ~Yoni-Danziger
Untitled by =VanadiumTaintedBeryl Summoning by =VanadiumTaintedBeryl River by =VanadiumTaintedBeryl Quick Sparrow by =VanadiumTaintedBeryl
Redefine by ~SanderJansen Assimilate - CD-cover version by ~SanderJansen This Way by ~SanderJansen
Merchrysalinguistratum by ~mattpinyan Cultivation by ~mattpinyan
A List Full of Questions1. When is it appropriate to walk away from an uninteresting conversation?A List Full of Questions in Personal More Like This
2. Do you hate being told what to do?
3. Is hatred for being told what to do a common trait among artists?
4. Do you ever get the feeling you haven't lived up to your expectations?
5. How often have you felt left out or alone?
6. Is tragedy and suffering necessary elements to becoming a great artist?
7. Have you ever showed someone your art and they didn't know what it was?
8. What do you think of abstract art?
9. Has anyone ever said to you, you're not creative?
10. Do you often times walk into a room and forget why you entered it in the first place?
11. Have you ever made a mistake that completely changed your life for better or worse?
12. Have you ever been accused of copying someone else's work?
13. Has your artwork ever been stolen?
14. Do you think the person who stole your artwork feels guilty?
15. What is a
Question thingy...Comment here and I will tell you...Question thingy... in Personal More Like This
1. What animal/creature you remind me of.
2. What color I think fits you.
3. How I feel about you.
4. I'll Insult you...
5. My favorite OC of yours.
6. What season you remind me of.
7. Tell you what food you smell like in my head
8. A song you remind me of.
9. Think of a random nickname for you.
10. What element you remind me of.
11. I'll order you to put this in your journal without using the words
I graduated!Well it's about time I finally got my god damned Diploma! You wanna talk about long weekends, this weekend felt like a fucking month to me! Since last Wednesday I've been preparing myself for the grand finale, graduation. Last Thursday my sister and I went to school to set up the multi-purpose room for the ceremony, setting up chairs and practicing our 'walk' for three hours. Once all that was over the fun began... the free food! In case you don't already know, I'm like a bottomless pit when it comes to food. We all had to wait for the food to be cooked, so while we were waiting someone out of nowhere decides that we should play Hide and Seek. I haven't played Hide and Seek since I was like 12, but I was bored so I was like "Fuck it, why not?" and booked it towards the woods. I didn't stop running until I knew nobody would search for me back there, so I just laid down and lit a cigarette while they were out searching for me. When I used to play Hide and Seek as a kid I was the bI graduated! in Personal More Like This
Working on my story (updated)So I've been developing a new story, mostly due to being inspired by Horror movies like Ginger Snaps Back, Sleepy Hollow, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Van Helsing, and Magic the Gathering's new set Innistrad. anyway I'm just gonna give you a small introduction to my story to give you the feel of the story's environment...Working on my story (updated) in Personal More Like This
When night falls and the moon rises high over the land of Thalan, humanity becomes the universal prey; packs of werewolves emerge like the tide, drawn out by the moon, their humanity washed away by their animalistic rage. Vampires inhabiting the streets and manors of nobles bare their fangs at the scent of human blood. Mindless hordes of reanimated dead lurch across the old cemeteries and moors, driven by an insatiable hunger for the living, doing the bidding of an evil force. Alchemically created abominations twitch to life in the laboratories of insane scientists. Ghosts haunt the oldest mansions and manors and terrify travelers along the dark crossways in between. From T
Strange Dream...Good Morning everyone, and welcome to my weekly Dream Journal entry. For this week's dream I'm going to explain to all of you the weirdness of my mind, and just how unpredictable it can get... like most everyone, I can't remember how it began, so I'm gonna go as far back as possible to what I first remembered. Here goes:Strange Dream... in Personal More Like This
The dream started like most of my other dreams, I'm running away from something, or towards something, I'm still not too sure which. Packs of wolves were sprinting past me and there was fire and smoke all around me, then I fell through some kind of trapdoor into an empty void of darkness, and that's when it started to get weird from there. I opened my eyes and I was playing cards with my friend, but I didn't recognise him, I've never seen his face in real life, and we were playing Magic the Gathering, with cards that didn't exist. Except for one card I remember that actually was real, only because I have it in one of my Green decks. A Double-faced card called Lambholt
Well I'm thinking about posting newer picturesOkay first off I want to apologize for not being on so much and for not posting the giant crystal I found at th aterfall yet (which should be coming up very shortly), and I'm gonna be posting newr ID pictures. Nice one's this time, I'm getting kinda tired of the ones where I'm not smiling and making "mean" expressions on the camera, that's not me at all. I'm a nice, friendly guy so I'm gonna post a picture that's, a little more subtle... anyway I hope you're all having a wonderful day!Well I'm thinking about posting newer pictures in Personal More Like This
Random Journal EntryI don't know why I'm bringing this up but I was in the woods the other day, smoking a cigarette, taking a hike, just got kicked off the Xbox because my sister wanted to watch Desperate Housewives, and I decided to take a walk. Anyway I decided to head to the waterfall; it's about two miles from where I live but I was like, "What the hell!" And when I got there I sat down on this rock and started enjoying the scenery, I started throwing rocks into the water because I was bored. I was shocked when I picked up this rock and was about to throw it until I got a good look at it and realized that I was holding this giant crystal! Now I'm no expert on rocks and minerals but I think I found quartz. I'm thinking about posting it up real soon to show you what I mean, I've found quartz before... up in the mountains, but I've never found one this big before! I'll just have to show you so that you'll see what I mean.Random Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
The FollowingOnce upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,The Following in Personal More Like This
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door—
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more."
Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow;—vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore—
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore—
Nameless here for evermore.
And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
"'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my ch
12/12/12.12:12.12At 12:12 P.M And 12 Secounds Make A Wish :iconlawooplz:12/12/12.12:12.12 in Personal More Like This
Halloween!My halloween was very awesome! I met my fellow comrade who was MIA until he showed up at my door!!! I will post his photo soon. Me and him just danced and handed candy out like epic ...halloween handers? Servers? Something?! Anyway I love hanging with friends that never talked to since ..like..forever? He took a bullet for me! He loves my art and he tattooed my art his arm! I feel honoured and everything. I am so excited!!!! Me and him went to go for a drink! and it is like good Ol' Times! I wish I could have good Ol' times with everyone I know..Sadly distants gives us hard times to meet!. "Sometimes when I miss you, I put those records on." - Katy Perry The One Who Got AWayHalloween! in Personal More Like This
SorryWell everyone! I will not going to be online my art gallery for sometime or until my tour of duty is complete. All I want to say is farewell! Enjoy art and keep it up! Hope to see you your art later in the future upon my return. Hopefully I get access to some internet, but I doubt it.Sorry in Personal More Like This
much things happening at the same timeHello my friends!much things happening at the same time in Personal More Like This
my life is very crazy at the momment, since the end of last year I have a job from monday to saturday, in the afternoon, and this semester I'm taking five classes at college (in the night), since I spend my mornings sleeping, I only have the sunday and the dawns to do the things I want... (by want I mean have to)
I became a community volunteer here!!!
so my life is more crazy than never
but I'm going...
today I took a look at the visualization gallery and, "ohh god, why?"
there's infinite numbers a lot of wrong categorized deviations there
and I want to organize it.
after I finish it (hopefully before the end of the world), I'll be more active here.
see ya brothas
good luck to me!
gratitudeThree years here.gratitude in Personal More Like This
Seems a lot more.
Maybe that's because here we feel like in home.
I won't say any names, but if you're reading this, this is certainly for you.
Since the first month here I met people, I received feedbacks that helped me to do better, I saw some great art, and I became a better artist, and why not, a better person.
Deviantart (and all the people here) taught me to be polite in the internet and consequently in the real world and understand and respect other people's culture and opinion.
Maybe only because I'm curious. If I hadn't pressed a button -a very specific button- some years ago, who knows, I could have never met this place.
I entered here when I was in high school. Now I'm in college, I have a job, and I go home to sleep. I don't have time to enter here as often as I want. Actually, I don't do a lot of things as often as I want. And that makes me feel a little sad. I miss when I had almost the entire day free.
Whatever, this is not my f. diary
Feature: Black and White 3Feature: Black and White 3 in Personal More Like This
Faustine II... by ~ChristineAmat V by ~Hengki24 Iceland 28 by ~lonelywolf2
Desir of granting by =Sesca Jedza by ~SpeakingMute Of wind and the rain. by `dragonfly-oli
Bromo by ~Hengki24 attack by ~odpium :thumb272653192:
Thanatophobia by ~C-IP Crawl Back In by =anaPhenix i'm blind but honest by ~thesadstork
broken promise by ~AntekPyra
Feature: Move Over Moon Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Move Over MoonFeature: Move Over Moon in Personal More Like This
My Immortal by ~BlackJack0919 Serene by ~Spinewinder negative moon by ~halcyonshores
Moonglow by *catch---22 Moon Candy by *dainbramage1 hu by ~lwc71
Afraid_of_the_Face_of_God by ~Theressa Clown In The Dark by ~Impaled-Corpse The Forest Forlorn by ~daisicalolliwog
Ibiza by ~Hythamkalefe Sky of a Summer Night by ~Prelkia Cold by ~MerryQuiteContrary
:thumb264791375: Celestial by ~michaelanderson Heart of Joshua Tree by ~benkhill :thumb281702949:
2012 by ~incolorwetrust NEW PLANET by *puken Daylight Moon by =tabsquared
Eclipse by *hummbuzz
Mentors, Loss, Optimism & FeaturesUpdateMentors, Loss, Optimism & Features in Personal More Like This
There was a man I looked up to, a man I saw as a shining light, a man that, to me, was a beacon to be followed in dark moments of life. In his manner, his life and his philosophy, he was everything that I strive to become. That man died in a car crash a year ago. Though in his twilight years he left behind a PhD project agonizingly close to completion. Over the fading months of the year past I was helping his widow (a woman who tutored me in English, Maths and Science since I was 7) to find some of the lost/unfinished references for his book. I sat for hours at his computer looking for something that seemed so close yet tantalizingly out of reach. In the end my search bore little fruit.
In a recent tribute to his life in front of hundreds of people his wife made an impassioned plea: "The best way to remember my husband is to follow in his footprints." This was a man who spoke 5 languages, a man whose thirst for knowledge led him to doing an MA and PhD so late in life, a man w
Time to SurrenderUpdateTime to Surrender in Personal More Like This
Time. An elusive a mistress as I have ever tried to enchant. The more you chase the more she flirts with the very notion of your existence. What are we to do when facing such an adversary? I have too often made the mistake of dreaming big and far more recently; living on sparse past successes. While dreaming and reminiscing I have lost focus of the here and now. And though it may be important to understand and learn from the past it can be fatal to be stuck in it. I read recently that sometimes in order to win, we must first surrender.
So this is my white flag, my abdication and my submission. At 23:57 on the night of the 6th of January in the year 2013, I am surrendering to the here and now. From this moment I will live in the moment, not wasting time on what has been, for its mistakes have been learnt from and not squinting into a distant uncertain future while the present horizon holds enough beauty to suffice a man with half a dream and a breaking heart.
Bullyingtaken from :iconRion1801:Bullying in Personal More Like This
You know that kid you called fat? Yeah he has an eating disorder brought on by his mother saying he's so skinny. You know that geek? He's dieing of cancer. You know that emotional kid who you exclude from your group? His parents died of a chronic issue with their hearts. You know that chick you called ugly? She spends hours putting on make-up because her mom wants her to be a model. You know that kid who cries during class? His parents force him to do better then they did. You know that person who is sitting there reading this? Thats you. Post this on your account and see what people think.
winner of contesthttp://wowza48.deviantart.com/journal/Finished-contest-Striker-got-some-spells-280709646winner of contest in Personal More Like This
thank you for competing
here is the first place prize http://wowza48.deviantart.com/art/1st-place-in-my-1st-contest-285103776
Notes to Self - Part 1:1) People are not always what (or who) they seem (or pretend) to be.Notes to Self - Part 1: in Personal More Like This
2) Not everyone knows the true meaning of honesty.
3) Trust must be earned, not given.
4) Social media, in essence, is really quite anti-social.
5) Being completely misunderstood and judged by strangers (who really know absolutely nothing about you) shouldn't hurt - but it still does.
6) Life is a bitch - get a helmet.
An update from the Space KittySo I realized that it's been a long frickin time since I updated my journal. Probably because I don't think anyone really reads it anyways...An update from the Space Kitty in Personal More Like This
Buuuut, in an effort to consolidate my efforts across the web, I am trying to create some semblance of professionalism on the sites I frequent.
Anyways, here's what I've been up to:
I discovered that no one really wants to buy originals these days, and thus have been making some decent coin selling prints. Honestly, invest in a really good printer, some photo paper, and it's really cost-effective to do all your own printing. So I've got a few shops around town selling odds and ends from me, which is nice.
Moving into the realm of street art has been very exciting for me. I got really sick of dealing with 'professional' galleries and their elitist attitudes, so I figured that no one can tell me where I can't put my