HE FINALLY MADE A TUTORIAL!!!!After an incredible amount of request, I've finally made a tutorial on painting nebulae. I hope you all can run and check it out, maybe learn a thing or two.HE FINALLY MADE A TUTORIAL!!!! in Personal More Like This
Also put up a new picture
Hope you enjoy
One more cup of coffeeMy brother and I put together another spec commercial. Worth checking out, my brother is a wizard at editing.One more cup of coffee in Personal More Like This
Monster Energy CommercialMy brother and I put together a fan made Monster Energy commercial. You all should check it out. My brother is excellent at editing video.Monster Energy Commercial in Personal More Like This
Some terraspace stuffSome terraspace stuff in Personal More Like This
Thought I'd upload something that wasn't a nebula. Gotta change up the pace every once in a while.
You should check it out, hope you like it and stuff. Lemme know what you think.
New version of an old pieceNew version of an old piece in Personal More Like This
Just doing some stuff, making things happen.
Commissioned artI was lucky enough to be commissioned to some art for an awesome new site called www.originalmockups.comCommissioned art in Personal More Like This
You should definitely check it out. You won't be disappointed
is the image I created for them.
Just made a TwitterCome listen to all the awesome shit I have to say.Just made a Twitter in Personal More Like This
New Style! New Art! Same Great Taste!So I decided to branch out and do some abstract work. I really liked what I came up with and I haven't been able to stop.New Style! New Art! Same Great Taste! in Personal More Like This
4 new pictures just this weekend alone. I hope you all like my new stuff, I know it's a lot different from the space art that I have been doing. And don't worry, I'm not done with space art, but I will probably be uploading more stuff like what you're seeing now.
Flat Earth Society:
Murder Of A Crow:
Video Game ArtSo I have the great honor of doing some art for a game. You should check out the trailer, see some of my work that's already in the game.Video Game Art in Personal More Like This
A Question 4 FUN!Hi everyone!A Question 4 FUN! in Personal More Like This
If you have the ability to fly, what would you do with the ability?
I know most answers would be just fly, but I mean in details
WHERE I GOT THE INSPIRATION!It's sad when people see a terraspace ( landscape) work of mine assume I did use finished space/planets stocks and mixed them with landscapes or any kind of stocks and I actually make the space scenes and planets from the beginning and then mix them with landscapes with photo-manipulation stuff! Even some of the people who use finished space and planet stocks got the idea from me but I don't want giving names.WHERE I GOT THE INSPIRATION! in Personal More Like This
If you're wondering from where I got the idea or let's just say the inspiration: I got it from the best artist Nameless-Designer when I was checking his old stuff and then saw a pic of his http://nameless-designer.deviantart.com/art/Pietus-109199965 that hit me. It's a landscape scene that looks like from space in a realistic way and the mood is awesome and everything else.... so then I tried making a pic from the inspiration 2 years ago and I did menation I was inspired by the artist in the description and it got DD http://qauz.deviantart.com/art/Silent-Mountains-196
Finally A Better WorkHello guys! So from time to time I make something more of worthy or when it's just better than usually! Very recently I made a new work and it seems better than my other pics and I'm happy with it, here it's:Finally A Better Work in Personal More Like This
I just thought I should post a journal about it
I'm here to fav your work and devwatch you!Feeling a little bored so decided to support you guys and I will fav your works and add you to my watch-list, just add the links of your works in the comments and I will fav them as well as adding you to my watch-listI'm here to fav your work and devwatch you! in Personal More Like This
Your Plans on The Summer?Hi! How are you guys, what's up with your lives and what are your plans on the Summer?Your Plans on The Summer? in Personal More Like This
Well, as the school's year is ending I'm feeling better and better because of the " no more hard regular work days" and from that you get to see your family more often! So, ya I'm feeling better .... AAAANNND in the Summer I'm planning to travel much and on DA I'm planning to do more contests in my groups and for sure focus more and more on making art! ( that's it and how about you?)
Great Old Space Pics of ArtistsGreat Old Space Pics of Artists in Personal More Like This
Phenomenon by KennethJensen4312 - Voyager by StefanHuerlemann
Broken Heart by JoeyJazzOutburst by Kaioshenabeona by nisht
Aeon by cosmicboundDistance by danich01Terminal Velocity by Nameless-Designer
Hi there everyone! Happy Saturday for you all... by the way first of all, run to my gallery I posted a new wallpaper yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyways, the reason I made this features is because I was just looking at someone's favourites and I found a clas
Space and Sci-Fi Features #29Space and Sci-Fi Features #29 in Art Features More Like This
Techno-Oasis by Julian-Faylona :thumb175381972:
The Law 2102 by eWKn Heresy Amidst the Waves by arisechicken117 It Might Kill Me, WIP by BOBBb12345
Sci-fi city by HeavenlyDeamonic Patent Office of the Planet Yi by AnthonyDevine Distant borders by Ergrassa
HELLLOOLLOOHi! I just thought I should post a journal and say what's up?HELLLOOLLOO in Personal More Like This
So what's up? and I have a question and thought it would be fun to know the answer/s... I know I made the question seem like very interesting but it's not!
Which one of these you use the most and why ( a specific reason!): Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr ?
for me I think Facebook, because I like chatting with friends and check statuses and pics a lot and etc! So what about U guys?
Hi!I said in the previous journal that I "kinda" gave up stuff in DA and thinking about quiting it!Hi! in Personal More Like This
Now does't it really tell I did quit the website? So, why most of you guys in the comments thought like I was really quiting? I felt really awkward.. I was just telling that I was almost quiting though. I even can't quit because I'm stuck with one of my groups... Anyways, I wasn't sure about making this journal but I had to to clarify and for when if I posted something then!
New Space And Sci-Fi ContestThe contest's name:New Space And Sci-Fi Contest in Personal More Like This
The Theme of The Contest:
Basically and simply showing a nice and beautiful sunrise, when the sun starts brightening the world ( whether from space or sky!) The sunrise can be in a space scene (or planetary) or a terra-space!
You must be member of the group first ForgottenGalaxy
Limited 2 submissions per person.
Submissions must be related to the theme (Sunrise)
Submissions must be created anytime and submitted after this blog post and must be submitted before the deadline of the contest.
Submissions must be created entirely by you and you must state and link to whatever resources you may have used in your submission.
How to participate:
Submit your entry at the "Sunrise Contest's Entries" folder
Infinity Seven Takes On the Coming Zerg InvasionInfinity Seven Takes On the Coming Zerg Invasion in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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StarCraft II is the hot tournament videogame that just may breakthrough as the harbinger of the esports phenomenon and one of the great cultural game-changers of all time.
Midnight in Anaheim. Caffeinated casters boom rapid fire commentary rattling the packed hall. Elite Starcraft players from around the globe execute complex strats that would have made Rommel the Desert Fox himself proud. 20,000 are in attendance, on the edge of their seats, and cheering as loudly as any soccer match as they watch the 30-foot screens hanging from the rafters. Another four and a half million are watching the streams live. The feeling is that of an NCAA Final Four game, set in a European soccer stadium, somehow shoehorned into a casino showroom in Las Vegas. It’s all of the skill, the fan devotion and the spectacle anyone could pos
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future in Art Features More Like This
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Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps in Art Features More Like This
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"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
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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
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
Authentic Citizenship: Part 2As promised here is part two of our interview and conversation with Chris Copeland and Jeff Wamester. The sequel to part one keeps the art love rolling with these two artists revealing even more fantastic tips for new artists on the rise as they reveal their favorite deviants of all time.Authentic Citizenship: Part 2 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fearured Artist Chat!
Join our featured artist chat with *jeffwamester and *chriscopeland on Friday, June 29th at Noon Los Angeles, CA, PDT time. Chat room opens at 11:30am.
Read Part 1
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
DronesDrones in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around
One of us, one of us, one of us!As most of you probably know, one of my main ideas for Koobismo.com (a.k.a. my workshop) was to create a simple platform for like-minded people to voice their opinions about many, many things, with a special focus on game stories and storytelling in general. We've recently had a few cool articles and topics you might want to join the discussion on - so allow me to point you in their direction while I write up my newest journal entry, to be published tomorrow (while I, of course, start working on another Marauder Shields ep)... So, here we go:One of us, one of us, one of us! in Personal More Like This
Ownership is the bread and butter of interactive storytelling by An Individual - here: http://www.koobismo.com/2013/07/ownership-is-the-bread-and-butter-of-interactive-storytelling/ - an article about action & consequence ownership, controlling your characters in video games and said ownership's impact on how you perceive the games you're playing.
Game developers under fire by patent troll
At the Turn of the TideAs I am now rewriting a few lines for Episode 40, I look back at the last few months and cannot help myself but to issue a smile, complimented by a cheerfully raised eyebrow and a massive discharge of endorphins by my pituitary gland. We have arrived at our mid-season finale with style, if I may say so myself. The path wasn't always easy, one had to endure quite a bit of stress, invest massive amounts of time, handle not only respect and love, but also obsessive hate, ignorance and a plethora of quite colorful misunderstandings, stemming mostly from my willingness to honestly express my opinions, ignoring whether or not they fit into one of the well-defined thought molds available.At the Turn of the Tide in Personal More Like This
Our little endeavor has managed to overcome the loss of interest following BioWare's release of the Extended Cut, when a lot of people decided that "this will do" (which is a very cool thing when you think about it – I always emphasize my jealousness aimed towards such an approach). We lost viewers along the
Let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shoutMy dad often told me it’s not worth opening your mouth unless you have something worthwhile to say. It’s an incredibly decrepit concept in this day and age – one thoroughly incompatible with social media and the dynamics governing our internetized lives. Silence is death. A closed mouth is a closed door, and if there’s something even the most positive of people find discouraging, it’s a door handle that won’t even budge.Let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout in Personal More Like This
And yet, keeping silent for these past few months felt right.
Maybe it’s because I’m tired of everyone overhyping the smallest little thing, a peculiar mix of spamming and spasming becoming the latest standard in gaming, and our culture as a whole. Maybe it’s because communication based on “attention spans” and other social media wizardry – now in use by not just the “big boys”, but also a majority of indies – just doesn’t feel genuine enough.
A late update on the new and jobless meHuzzah, Marauder Shields Episode 57 has finally arrived at DeviantArt! You can check it out here: http://koobismo.deviantart.com/art/Marauder-Shields-57-Organics-Synthetics-Part-A-435264136 - be sure to read the episode in the correct order, as it's been split in half to avoid wrestling with DA's size limitations.A late update on the new and jobless me in Personal More Like This
In the meantime, allow me to bring this here update to your attention. Originally posted on my website over a week ago, it details a few rather sudden (and yet, months in the making) changes to my life that may or may not have some impact on Marauder Shields as well. Here we go, ladies and gents:
"To all the ladders I've ever walked under and all the black cats that I've ignored during my restless strolls: screw you, guys. Just… Screw you in your wooden/furry asses.
So, here we are in 2014, where I suddenly find myself rather unemployed. Although my position has not been officially terminated (yet) and I am fed various promises about backpa
My new webcomic series coming to The Escapist!If you’re one of the folks that kept a close watch on my time expenditures over the past six months, you might’ve noticed a certain super-secret project popping up now and then, most prominently around Christmas time. I kept it pretty low-profile for a while, mainly not to provide any more evidence that I am an overoptimistic fool that doesn’t know his ass from his forehead – because, seriously, if you’ve been around here for more than a month, you know I’ve provided enough evidence of that already.My new webcomic series coming to The Escapist! in Personal More Like This
As of yesterday, though, it seems said super-secret project is finally getting some traction – as in: smiles being issued, handshakes exchanged, pens touching the paper, all the jazz. It’s a definite game-changer for myself — and I really couldn’t wait to, at the very least, tell you guys it’s happening!
And, thusly, without further ado, I’m batshit excited to announce that I shall be working with the awesome fo
Koobismo.com coming 24.01.2013 (with Episode 41)After three weeks of solid work and eight days of almost sleepless nights, I am finally able to make this official announcement: Koobismo.com - the new home of Marauder Shields and other awesome stuff created by yours truly and his team - will have its official opening this Thursday evening, January 24th. Fun will be had, singing may occur, drinks allowed, but due to the virtual nature of the whole shabang, you will have to bring your own. Whether we'll show up in force or in a smaller, more intimate group, Koobismo.com is launching. I'm already wearing a party hat.Koobismo.com coming 24.01.2013 (with Episode 41) in Personal More Like This
You have no idea how awesome it is to finally say all of that out loud! I promised myself to not make any announcements until I finished the postwork on the last frame of MS Episode 41, just to be sure that no further delays will be encountered on the way (as our regular readers know, I'm known as Koobs the Atrocious Delayer in at least 3 alternative universes, including the one where dolphins took over San
The 1st episode of my new webcomic is already up!Dudes and dudettes! Gentlemen, gentlewomen, autobots and decepticons, and - above all - mutated teenage turtles interested in martial arts and italian cuisine! The first episode of my new webcomic - "Game On, Hardcore" - is already up at the Escapist Magazine, and I invite you to check it out, comment on it (if you dislike the little Facebook widget underneath, there's always the Escapist forums made available to us as well), spread it around and do all the things you young (and old) people do with interesting stuff these days.The 1st episode of my new webcomic is already up! in Personal More Like This
Sorry if I'm a bit pushy about all of this (am I?), but it's a huge development for me little self - it's my first foray into the world of paid webcomic production, and, if it pans out, there will definitely be mo
A koobismic interview you might want to check outOh, hi there! Didn't see you coming. Whatcha' doin'? Oh. That's cool... That's Shaft cool. Anyhoo, I just ran down here to give you a quick little update on something you might want to read if you care about my incoherent ramblings and stuff.A koobismic interview you might want to check out in Personal More Like This
A while ago I was interviewed by the awesome Emily Breder for her upcoming book. The text of the interview is now available online, on DeviantArt, here: http://abstract1106.deviantart.com/journal/Koobismo-on-the-artistic-life-333748543 ("Koobismo on the artistic life").
Emily asked me about the origin of our little series, about the reasoning behind its creation, about my creative processes and views on various topics, ranging from the challenges of transforming text to multimedia, to the nature of interactions between writers and their audiences. I also gave out a bit of writing advice and shared my thoughts on a possibility of creating my own original series, back when it was a thought that I kept flip-floppily rethinking every
My review of the Citadel DLCThe Citadel DLC is widely considered to be the best piece of DLC of the entire Mass Effect trilogy (yes, it's actually better reviewed than ME2's Lair of the Shadow Broker). Forbes Games called it "The Perfect Goodbye", io9 said that it "Gives Commander Shepard a Glorious Send-Off". And what does yours truly think?My review of the Citadel DLC in Personal More Like This
Well, it's never easy with me, is it now?
I present to you my lengthy review of the Citadel DLC, listing and explaining the reasons why it just didn't click for me, why it didn't work as well as it did for most of you guys, statistics be damned. Please be aware that this is but my opinion, nothing more, nothing less - no need to start flame wars because of it.
Read my review (and join the discussion) here:
ENGIE: RegretsI was at first too stupid to see that we were no longer using ANNIE but Annie was using us.ENGIE: Regrets in Personal More Like This
She was a goddess in the machine, our search engine.
We used her to collect and share knowledge and in return she had started to use us as her processors. It was an unexpected transition and it took a long time, thus I failed to notice it, failed to stop it. The new organism had come to life in which we were only neuron cells of her massive mind, that spanned continents.
Humanity no longer had a chance to survive in it's current state. We had poisoned the oceans, we had scorched the earth and blackened the sky in our quest for power.
The world we knew was dying. I knew that this decade would be our last. The city would fall to the Zone, sooner or later.
Research notes from the last report of Charles Snippy terrified me greatly. They had found something horrid in the Dead Zone. Something that killed them all.
The Dead Zone Research and Tourism i
FOLLOWINGAttempting to ignore the metallic voices of common household objects that still reverberated in my head, I walked around the apartment complex in severe agitation.FOLLOWING in Personal More Like This
Are they actually plotting to kill captain?
Did they dispose of... Pilot?
Who are they?
Why have they taken the forms of mug, straw and ladybug?
Why can I hear them?
Has the fabric of my reality completely unraveled itself?
Have I gone mad?
Surely, there is a sensible explanation for all of this.
I bet Captain recorded these voices with Pilot just to mess with my head using an audio-player and hid it in the floorboards.
Indeed! That must be it! How gullible of me...
Pfff... talking mugs!
I bet I'm going to find out a new entry in the calendar that marks today as "Household object uprising, from which only Snippy's left boot can save the day".
Captain and Engie's footsteps led out of the building, so I followed them, hoping to find explanation, clarification, anything really
Snippy: poem of doomI've a lot of time on my hands living inside the whale and such. ....So, today I wrote a poem about Captain:Snippy: poem of doom in Personal More Like This
Oh Captain, my Captain! I say it to mock,
You're lucky as hell but to me you're a c***.
Please spare me the missions, I've no head for heights,
Balloons and big lists lead me only to blights.
Evading the probes of an alien race,
Then having to witness your > : ( angry face...
But what choice have I? I'm involved in these fights,
With Cancerous space-monsters full of red sprites,
And Lemonade weirdos and God knows what next,
Just how can you stay so serene and unvexed?
What price should I pay for your simple delights,
Be eaten by whales after soiling my whites?
I know you won't listen, but you'll come unstuck,
And one of these days you'll run right out of luck,
Your empire will fall, and your ego besides,
It's karma for sure, like the turn of the tides,
And then I will lol, sitting in my own muck,
Coz after all this I just won't
SNIPPY: FLYING DAYENTRY 3647:SNIPPY: FLYING DAY in Personal More Like This
November something something.
I've got to come up with a better system for telling what day it is. Maybe I could scrawl numbers on the back of my shoe? Nah, that sounds like something silly that Pilot would do.
I'm currently carrying a calendar that says 2012 on it, but I am pretty sure that these days aren't correct anyway to our year and Captain keeps scribbling things in the margins whenever I get distracted enough for the calendar to be snatched out of my hands. I found the calendar more or less intact and it's kinda impressive that it lasted from way back in 2012. It must have held some sort of personal importance to it's owner to seal it away in a plastic container with words "the Mayans were wrong, trust no-one!"
I've been trying to keep track of how old I am, but I keep forgetting to check off every day in the calendar or maybe captain is messing off with me by erasing my checkmarks.
Something tells me I shouldn't be telling Captain about my birthday anyway. I would
The Captain's tour of interest continiues!I'd like to thank amazingly awesome :iconGreteh: and her brother John for helping us out in Chicago to manage the table and to build our cardboard fort of doom (boxes for which were provided by cyanide and happiness team).The Captain's tour of interest continiues! in Personal More Like This
John was a toasty Mr Snippy and Greteh was Captein! We also crafted cardboard cutouts of snippy and Captein, and built a sound cannon and blasted ponies music at people.
A special feature of deliciousness goes to :iconsargemav352: for being a tasty :iconcaptainfanclub: in Chicago!
Also, Porter is best airline because their airport in Toronto isn't clogged to all hell, totally opposite of the YYZ.
I recommend Porter for all flights between Toronto, Chicago and wherever else Porter flies.
Next stop on Captain's tour of doom is Calgary, Alberta!
If you're coming to the Calgary Expo and would like to cosplay as captain or snippy, send me a note!
My deviantART StoryHello my friends,My deviantART Story in Art Features More Like This
I am too late as usual, but I still want to take the opportunity to jump on the bandwagon and congratulate deviantART on its 14th birthday!
8 out of 14 years I have been here myself and it is save to say that dA is one of the main reasons I turned into an art addict 8 years ago. It has been an inspiring trip with plenty of new trends over the years, good and bad, but also sometimes infuriating because of the regular dArama coming up every now and then. But all of this just made it all the more interesting - even today dA is the only website that I still update regularly.
In this journal I would like to share a few mementos of my own story and the artists that inspired me the most during that time.
This is the very first piece I submitted to my deviantART gallery:
Obviously I didn't know the first thing about proper stock crediting or stock policies in general back then (something that is valued a lot on this site and maybe even th
Off to Spain for 2 weeks!HeyOff to Spain for 2 weeks! in Personal More Like This
I'll be on a conference in Spain for 10 days. After that I'm going to spend two more days in Barcelona, just for fun. Any recommendations on places to visit there?
See you guys and gals in two weeks!
I ought to make better use of my premium features as long as I still have them.
Good Morning Vietnam by KuldarLeementOtherworld - crystal cave by firedudewraithAcarien by ourlak Leviathan by GlennClovisThe Golden Temple by surendrarajawatProminence by KaiSaundersDevour to Survive by TheDarkRayneRough Draft by vimarkThe Cloud Bearers by ExphrasisContact by ZethrixAmarnath by AkajorkThe Fist by KaioshenCastle matte by ChaosSightArchangel by NeroVIIThe Beginning by Tropfich
Nice surprise! + CalendarJust when I selected a category to submit my newest deviation today I stumbled across this:Nice surprise! + Calendar in Personal More Like This
That does feel good, haha! How are these examples chosen anyway? I used to be a little bit jealous everytime I sumitted a new deviation and saw these nice little pictures.
And another topic I want to address this time: My calendar update for 2014 is getting close and I would like to hear opinions on which images to keep. The current setup looks like this
Deerborn by ErikShoemaker The Black Pearl by ErikShoemaker
I'm thinking of replacing the images 3, 5 and maybe 9 with some new ones. 4 and 12 are also very similar, perhaps I should drop one of them? I have 5 candidates this year whic
My fav artist at the moment.Check out Kuldar Leement's work! KuldarLeementMy fav artist at the moment. in Personal More Like This
:iconkuldarleement: :iconkuldarleement: :iconkuldarleement:
Ballistic Expose 11 + Depthcore: PrimalYesterday I got the confirmation that my image "Journey to Shatter Island" is going to be featured in the next Ballistic Expose 11 on pages 170-171. I even got two pages.Ballistic Expose 11 + Depthcore: Primal in Personal More Like This
I'm reaallllllly happy about it since I've been trying to get a spot in the prestigious artbook for five years but my submissions were never even shortlisted. It is one of the remaining goals I always wanted to achieve. Now I have to set myself some new ones.
In other news- The Depthcore collective released a new chapter called 'Primal'. I'm in with one image which you may have found in your inbox today:
You can check the full chapter here: http://www.depthcore.com/chapter/primal/
Some features from 'Primal':
Selling cheap tutorials!Hey guys! I know school can be expensive, as well as classes. Well taking a note off what Anthony Jones has done, I've decided to put up cheap and affordable audio-commentated video tutorials for all to buy.Selling cheap tutorials! in Personal More Like This
If you would like me to teach anything specifically, let me know, but for now, enjoy: https://gumroad.com/danluvisiart_1
For Paypal Users: https://danluvisi.selz.com/
Preview of Last Man Standinghttp://conceptartworld.com/?p=23929Preview of Last Man Standing in Personal More Like This
Gonna be a fun book, check it out. Lots of new stuff in it as well.
Hello!Back from the dead.Hello! in Personal More Like This
I've kinda disappeared for a bit, and wanted to write a little journal why I've left Facebook, Twitter and kind of my online persona. If you care to read, down below you will find my reasons. I hope you're well, and will try to post more art soon. Feel free to discuss below your opinions on the matter, and I'll try to reply. My answer goes far beyond "I've just been busy!" and maybe you too will connect with how I've felt:
The other day I received an email from a fellow follower of my work, asking the question of why I left Facebook. Not that everyone should know my daily activities, but if you haven't noticed, a couple of months ago I had deleted my FB in order to focus on my property LMS, as it's shaping up for film, and the next book in the series, LMS: Welcome to America
Now before I continue, this is strictly my opinion. I know people like to get angry online, so if you disagree with it, you have every right to
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After getting out of a slump, I wanted to share this story of something I went through a few years back. Bit of a read, but thanks for sticking through it
As you know, Comic-Con is arriving and as I prepare for it, I grow more and more anticipated with anxiety/joy in regards to the re-release of Last Man Standing.
As long, challenging, and mind-opening the creation of LMS was, something really stuck with me.
Before I had created LMS, I wanted to work for WETA Workshop. To those that don't know them, they've created props, designs, sets, costumes, and more for The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District-9, Elysium, The Hobbit and many more films.
I was obsessed and inspired with them. The creator, Richard Taylor was always a huge inspiration to me. After viewing supplements on the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings DVDS, I knew right there: I HAD TO WORK FOR THEM.
So I al
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“Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash.
That one is the cat.
If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man,
but it would deteriorate the cat.”
- Mark Twain -
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"...I should like to sleep like a cat,
with all the fur of time,
with a tongue rough as flint,
with the dry sex of fire;
and after speaking to no one,
stretch myself over the world,
over roofs and landscapes,
with a passionate desire
to hunt the rats in my dreams."
From Pablo Neruda's Poem, "Cat's Dream"
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"The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it."
- Doug Larson -
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If you did not win then don't worry. I will be holding another contest later this month. So be on the look out for the new journal! Have an awesome day!
So, anypony up for another contest?
Well this pony is!
I'm giving away a 12-months Premium Membership, and points to three lucky people.
Please read the rules below in order to be formally entered.
This giveaway is only open to my watchers. If you would like the chance to participate in this contest or
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To those that did not win- please don't be sad. I'll do another contest when I have the funds! Take care!
EDIT: THE CONTEST HAS ENDED! Winners will be picked later on tonight. Stay tuned!
EDIT: OMG WOW!!! I really didn't expect SO many people to join this contest! I'm blown away! Since so many people have joined I've decided to add a fourth place prize. Check below to see. If more people keep joining I might have to add another prize.
It's been a while since I've done this so
I figured why not do it again?
I'm having a Premium Membership
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The winners of the contest are:
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CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
And to those who did not win... no worries! I will be holding another contest within the next day or two so stay tuned for your chance to win points/premium membership!
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Newton's First LawAn essay that I wrote the other day for the Interdisciplinary Studies application explains clearly why Gaming/Animation is not a suitable or relevant area of study for me and why it would be more beneficial to me to study Art (Illustration), (Creative) Writing, and Spanish together as one major. I'll spare you the read, but in summary, my life goals have changed, and to switch majors at this opportunistic time will help me reach my current goals.Newton's First Law in Personal More Like This
I know, I know, it sounds so much cooler to say,
~"Yeah, I'm majoring in Gaming/Animation."
-"You mean like, making GAMES? And ANIMATIONS?!"
~"Yeah, 'spretty awesome, huh?"
But I'm optimistic about this, and I already feel less stressed-out about the coming semester as compared to thinking about returning to the MacLab. I think this will be good.
Sometimes I think of the line in the movie Zathura where Danny is watching Spongebob and Walter su
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First set of thumbnails (2x3) complete. That's 17 pages (which sounds short, but I really don't think it is. Especially when you add the 12 pages of ads.)
Last night I worked on supersuit design, but it ended up mostly staying the same.
Changed the haircut, I think.
Settled on a face.
Decided on the name.
Chose an inking style.
Next comes the second set of thumbnails (2.5 x 4?) with slightly more detail.
New Who(Put on your 3D glasses because I've hinted at some things that might be spoilers to anyone who doesn't know Donna Noble or hasn't seen Asylum of the Daleks yet.)New Who in Personal More Like This
A cheerful status from one of my lovely Whovian Facebook friends:
"Do you remember that time Donna Noble was the best companion ever?
Because she doesn't."
Oh the sadness. Why would you bring that up?! WHYYYY
The new Who better be as good as the rest have been. If the sets are more simplified and minimalistic and if they try too hard to make everything epic, I don't think it's going to work out. Bring out the Daleks at the end, don't start the season off with them! Now we don't have the Doctor's biggest enemy to look forward to at the end! Dude! Moffat! Stop! If you're going to play with our emotions, do it right! Don't