lalalaJust changing my journal. Might insert a feature here soon, can't decide.lalala in Personal More Like This
*flail*Holy crud, it finally happened . I gots a DD! (on my other account) I'm glad that piece was chosen too, it's one of my faves .*flail* in Personal More Like This
I want to thank =xthumbtakx for suggesting and `RockstarVanity for accepting it! :3
Eee so happy and annoying :3
First 2013 feature!Hi guys! Some of you answered my poll with your favorite deviations, and how about that, I'm putting them up here! Along with other images from their galleries, nice and mixed in. And maybe random stuff too, I never know until I'm finished. Anyway, enjoy!First 2013 feature! in Personal More Like This
As Peaceful as the Grave by *PhoenixalThor Tranquil by *PhoenixalThor Quiet Reflection by *PhoenixalThor
Haven by *PhoenixalThor
Dreaming Of You by *PhoenixalThor La Fleur Noir by *PhoenixalThor The Gift by *PhoenixalThor
Lady of the Forest by =MariaBeloArt Color Blind by =MariaBeloArt
The Vampire by =MariaBeloArt Sylvannas by =MariaBeloArt
Praying for Peace by =MariaBeloArtAutumn Glow by =MariaBeloArt
Gone Away by *Mscheveous I Wait by *Mscheveous Lost In Sorrow by *Mscheveous
These Dreams by *Mscheveous Snow Angel by *Mscheveous
Inspirational Art v.4 :iconllamatruckplz: Enjoy! Also, I started suggesting DDs again, thanks to a friend .Inspirational Art v.4 in Personal More Like This
Inspirational Art v.3Come one, come all, and be inspired like I was!Inspirational Art v.3 in Personal More Like This
random ass feature 6!I love doing these so much! Also, I'm sorry if I feature you a lot? I just love you guys <3.random ass feature 6! in Personal More Like This
Swordswoman by *Arkiniano Shamanic Empathy by *LuLebel
A lady by `Hellobaby Another World by `TheDarkRayne Season of loneliness no.7 by =Menoevil
Disappearing boy by ~ManeWright Tribal XIV by *Lady-Spitfire :thumb337708390:
Four Leaf Clover by `AlexandraVBach Lonely Moon by =LeslieAnnODell Cosmic Exclusion. by =hybridgothica
To Be Seen .14 by ^3wyl :thumb263240223: 7265 by =OrestisCharalambous
Not yet erased by =ErikShoemaker Hermione's Patronus by `TheDarkRayne 228 by ~anapt
our time approaches by *Fledermausland Lines and Curves by *basseca BATMAN ART: Arkham Portraits by ~lukemandieart
How Peculiar by ^diphylla :thumb338021818: Manipulated 02 by ^Emerald-Depths
random ass feature 22!Hey all!random ass feature 22! in Personal More Like This
I've been somewhat busy lately, but of course since I work literally every day, I'll always be here!
And I thought it was high time for another random ass feature . . . because I randomly just got a lot of new Watchers. Here's your welcome gift guys!
The End of Path by ~Bathoriya Frodo by *Sarahharas07
Stranded by *JaiMcFerran :thumb363938807: Away from me by =sara-hel
11 by ~Meizhenxu World In Our Hands by *TobbiH
Vectus by ~Maxdamagetorture The Real World by ~Azdup Stones and Bones by *D3vilusion
La musica del silencio by *ElenaDudina Applibot- Legend of the Cryptids - Tethra by ~Miles-Johnston
Falling in Love Again by *cemac Abandonment by =BurakUlker Memento-Mori-by-cemac by *cemac
Apognosis by ~kleanthis :thumb363728527:
so lucky by ~fooyth made out of stone by =Lhianne :thumb33441102
random ass feature 13!I was about to make a Friday the 13th joke and realized it's not Friday anymore, and it wasn't the 13th anyway >random ass feature 13! in Personal More Like This
random ass feature 10!This is the real final one for this year. I was going to do New Years sort of works, but in the end well I don't want to. Enjoy these wonderful works and go visit the artists' galleries too!random ass feature 10! in Personal More Like This
Cloud Strife -Advent Children ver.- by *Sandman-AC Mountain Side by *DamianKane Performance 14.12.12 (7) by *Lady-Spitfire
The Final Day by *uniqueLegend Torment and Fugue : Salvage by *sketchypages
A rabbit's daydream:Lolita by *noah-kh The Family of Clowns by ~Elena-Ciolacu Sudak_Carnivalis by *sabercore23ArtStudio
Fisheye Placebo: Cypherpunks by `yuumei Raega Opulus by `conzpiracy
Dark Queen by *LevanaTempest JACK STRIFY - BLACK PLUMAGE AND PASSION by *ashellkova New Year's Resolutions by =Phatpuppyart-Studios
The Drowned by =ElenaHelfrecht
Not fade away... by *alter-eye Alchemist killer by ~Scotty7 Manifestation by *AloneintheDark68
TRAUM by *monochrome-21
Little Angel Of Love by *EstherPuche-Art A lady by *levifreelife
I luv Fish by ~TheLeafCloverz Merry XMAS 2012 by *theportfoleo :thumb34
The Stock Market - No. 1depthRADIUSThe Stock Market - No. 1 in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|Archives
About Stock Market
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
1967 - I. by ~NikxStock
TENSITY by ~Warendt
BRINGING IT TO LIFE by ~Xaomi
FRUITS OF OUR LABOR by ~CharleneApril
MISS FLOWER by !ChrysteleM
Supercharge Your Profile Like the MastersSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
How toSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters
Wed Sep 26, 2012 by $techgnotic
ast week we published the video of Josh Wattles, $makepictures Fan Art Law panel from Comic-Con. An educative, passionate and very enlightening conversation soon followed in the comments section. You can participate in that conversation here.
This week the superstars of deviantART panel will provide unique insight and advice for artists on the rise in the deviantART community.
Being a member of the deviantART community might be the most important support system a young artists could ever hope to have. That being said, there is also the problem of finding a way to stand out when surrounde
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain? in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by $techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
Witch Sorceress EnchantressWitch Sorceress Enchantress in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Oct 3, 2012 by $techgnotic
The Witchas Multifaceted Icon
Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society. The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition.
Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral depiction, carry all the burdensome weight of the long intricacies of this subject. With respect to this much maligned, religiously and politically repurposed, perpetually misunde
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen? in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by $techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Oct 30, 2012 by $techgnotic
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believer
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonAccording to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage. In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace.Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
Thu Feb 16, 2012, 3:00 PM
DRAGON CASTLE by ~randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
Slender ManWatch depthRADIUSSlender Man in Art Features More Like This
The Slender Man
In this season of deceits deceptions & witcheries
I am wary of my following message not being received with the full gravity it deserves. It is not my intention to unduly alarm the deviantART community, but... $LaurenKitsune is at this time unaccounted for. All attempts on our part to contact her have failed. It is my hope that she has simply taken a much deserved unscheduled pre-Halloween “vacation” and will be back in online communication soon.
Before going dark, $LaurenKitsune was good enough to write and transmit a report on the Slender Man phenomenon sweeping the Internet. That report is published here fo
Mini Horror Reviews - Phantasm (1979)Mini Horror Reviews - Phantasm (1979) in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
the tall man by bloodedemon
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
Insidious (Series 2010–2013)
Fan Art LawFan Art Law in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by $techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
Luigi, Slavery, and Adventure Time Progress VideoYear of LuigiLuigi, Slavery, and Adventure Time Progress Video in Personal More Like This
Nintendo announced recently that Luigi will be getting quite a bit of due attention this year, declaring 2013 to be "the year of Luigi." First he'll be staring in the Luigi's Mansion sequel for the 3DS, then he will be a big component of the next Mario and Luigi RPG on the 3DS. In the RPG game, Mario will enter Luigi's dreams where Luigi can be as awesome, if not better than, his overshadowing brother. Poking and prodding Luigi's face on the touch screen will also alter the dream world, allowing Mario to proceed through obstacles. And if that wasn't enough, there is a new DLC package planned for New Super Mario Bros U which basically adds an entire game's worth of new levels exclusively to be played by Luigi. Pretty solid stuff, Nintendo. Now say that 2014 is the year of the Peach!
Mississippi has finally ratified their 13th amendment, a motion to abolish slavery written back in 1865. The discovery that the amendment hadn't been passed cam
SYACRemember a while back I said there was something I was gonna announce about SYAC? Well here we go! I'm coming back to do more SYAC's soon. All of it too, the NSYAC and the old SYAC stuff.SYAC in Personal More Like This
We're working right now on categorizing everything in the archives, so you can browse just the stuff you want to look at and not have it be this clusterf**k of everything hodgepodged together. We should have something ready for viewing within the next few days.
What I am going to do differently this time around is not conform to a set release schedule. I'm gonna make the comics as I feel like it and as the jokes come to me. Hopefully, without the pressure of a constant release schedule I can work more on refining the artwork and making sure nothing is rushed out.
Having said that... please keep in mind this is still a series of silly low-brow cartoon strips so... don't be expecting DaVinci level art here or anything. SYAC has never been a series where the art was meant to look like a DC comic book, an
E3 Thoughts Day 3Wii Fit TrainerE3 Thoughts Day 3 in Personal More Like This
You know, I was on the fence about the new Smash Bros game. Even with Mega Man I didn't really see anything remarkable about the game to peak my interest. But then when Nintendo unveiled the Wii Fit personal trainer as a playable character? F**k Yeah! Bludgeon your opponents to death with YOGA moves? That's the sort of nonsensical whimsy that I think was sorely lacking from this version of franchise. Count me in!
Still not sure how the 3DS and Wii U version are going to interact with each other, if at all. Iwata has said that the 3DS will have different stages, so that suggests that they aren't compatible. But then, if they're not compatible, why put out 2 games at once? Frankly, I like the idea of being able to play against Wii U opponents from the comfort of my 3DS. That would be really cool, but I don't know if that's a thing they're looking to do or not. Hmm..
PS: Maybe it's just me, but I found it rather hilarious how all the characters were practicing Yoga
Texas Abortion Bill FilibusterIn case you live outside the USA and haven't heard of this yet, Texas was preparing to vote on a radical bill that would effectively outlaw abortions within their boarders. Senator Wendy Davis came in early in the morning with the expressed intent of filibustering: The goal being to delay the critical vote.Texas Abortion Bill Filibuster in Personal More Like This
Wendy Davis talked for 11 hours straight. No food. No drinks. No bathroom breaks. She couldn't even pause for a moment to take a sip of water or else she'd give up the floor and the vote could get underway. 11 hours straight she talked and just before the midnight cutoff she was interrupted, and the vote began... only to become absolute pandemonium as the crowd watching protested the interruption.
The GOP insists that the vote carried and passed, while the Democrats insist that they were still taking votes after the midnight cutoff thanks to the chaos that ensued. This is going to be one of those instances where the GOP are gonna try to lie and shove their way through our diplomatic
Proving your Geek CreedNerds all share a unified experience of being socially ostracized from the rest of other so-called "normal" societal groups. The reasons may vary (not being good at sports, liking a certain sci-fi/fantasy TV show, etc), but the fact that we all were picked upon and marginalized during our most formable years is a major part of the nerd/geek identity. But in recent years nerd culture stopped being it's own niche thing, and has started to seep into mainstream culture. Making nerd culture more accessible has naturally brought with it a new group of people and fans into our sphere... and not everyone is happy about this development.Proving your Geek Creed in Personal More Like This
Personally I think it's great that nerd culture has become so widely accepted lately. I can freely have a discussion about my favorite DC or Marvel superheros in public without getting looks of disgust or incredulity because EVERYONE loves Batman and The Avengers. And if I make an obscure joke about Doctor Who, there's a LOT of people who will get it now. But l
History Repeats ItselfLast week a Connecticut action group going by the name of SouthingtonSOS held a video game burning event where local citizens were encouraged to bring various forms of violent media to be burned in a dumpster, no doubt a reaction to the recent Connecticut shooting.History Repeats Itself in Personal More Like This
I wish I could say I am surprised about this, but sadly the whole media frenzy surrounding violence in video games and movies reminds me of something that already happened once and profoundly affected the media it was accusing: Comic books.
During the early days of comic books, things occasionally got a little risqué. EC Horror comics in particular delighted in rendering extremely gruesome images and disturbing themes in their comics, which were being sold to children unbeknownst to their parents (because naive parents at the time had no reason to suspect comics might contain "inappropriate" material). However all that changed in 1954.
German-American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham was upset about how disturbing some of those
Michael Eisner: life & death of 2-D animationI was going to make this into a youtube video, but I just don't have the motivation to actually complete it. After doing a documentary on the history of Cel animation I thought it would be neat to tackle the death of 2-D animation in America, since I know a lot of people don't really understand how or why it all happened. This is a very condensed version of the past 20 years, most facts taken directly from Roy Disney's "Save Disney" website and the "Art of Animation" by Bob Thomas. I did my best to make sure all the facts listed below are as accurate as I can make them. This is a LONG post, but I think it's worth reading. I had to change a few words here and there to make it sound more like a journal instead of text being read for a video. It should also be noted that it primarily concerns ONLY mainstream American animation. ENJOY!Michael Eisner: life & death of 2-D animation in Personal More Like This
I keep hearing people talking about Disney's role in the death of 2-D animation, but few seem to be clear on details. So for the purposes of this journ
QuantificationQuantificationQuantification in Personal More Like This
One of the things I hate about the internet is that everything must be quantifiable. Without a proper source, no one will believe you, no matter how reliable your original info was when you received it. It doesn't matter if you heard it from a professor giving a lecture in college, if you read it in a book, read a report by a scientist, or saw a documentary that went into elaborate detail... if there isn't an internet equivalent, then you're seen as a compulsive liar.
Case in point, recently someone mentioned that my sketches look better than my finished artwork and I responded by telling them that there was science that helped back up why that phenomenon exists. But since I couldn't remember the source, I got trolled hardcore for saying that. Today, however, I stumbled upon a close enough equivalence. Here's a quote:
The sketchiness of line art mimics the natural lack of clarity in our peripheral vision. When we look at the real wo
Controversial OpinionsYou know, sometimes having opinions can make you feel like no one else shares your views, especially if your views aren't being widely vocalized around you. Case in point: It's just been announced that J.J.Abrams will be directing Star Wars 7, and the internet is raging with butthurt about how shitty Abrams is, making over abundant lens flare jokes, and bemoaning the reboot of Star Trek in the process.Controversial Opinions in Personal More Like This
Thing is... I like J.J.Abrams. I liked LOST (despite it's shitty/rushed ending). I liked Super 8. I liked Cloverfield. I even enjoyed the recent Star Trek reboot and am looking forward to the sequel. I never had a problem with lens flares or noticed them being over used. And I think overall Abrams has made a fairly consistent batch of quality movies, which is a amazing considering how many directors flip flop between great and shitty.
But I can't often come right out and say that sort of thing because when I do I get attacked for having an opinion that runs counter to the vast majority o
Blog 520: The ReturnSome of you may remember the dilemma I had about two years ago, when I was gearing up to do "one last Warcraft III map" (scoff). I had to choose between daftly-titled Brownscape: Torment and feat of strength Project Y4.Blog 520: The Return in Personal More Like This
But now Y4 is done and it's down to the bonus missions and the DLC-type extras, I need to take a break. I hope you understand — two solid years on a single project would drive any man to distraction. So one day, for wont of anything better to do, I was strolling around some mothballed projects…
Blog 559: Get the Balance WriteIt's an age-old struggle I find myself in — where to strike the balance between a believable, internally consistent world, and a world that's fun and interesting?Blog 559: Get the Balance Write in Personal More Like This
Everything a plot tries to deliver is for nothing if it has shaky foundations, but on the flip-side, if a plot has too-solid foundations it is all too easy for it to paint itself into an incredibly dull box.
Blog 558: Pacific RimI grew up on the cheesier end of the Shōwa-era Godzilla films (when Godzilla became more of a hero than an unstoppable force of nature), taping them when they appeared at unearthly hours of the night on Channel 4. They gave voice to a love of giant monsters fighting each other that had been present since Star Wars' AT-ATs, but these films haven't appeared on terrestrial TV for ages and I'm starting to pine for them again (not to mention all the ones I have never seen, like the very original).Blog 558: Pacific Rim in Personal More Like This
Hollywood hasn't done particularly well in filling in the gaps. What was the last blockbuster monster movie — Cloverfield? That was a bit of a mess (but I never liked shakycam anyway). 1998′s Godzilla? No, he was a cheap knock-off (Jean Reno notwithstanding).
On the face of it, then, Pacific Rim seems like what I've been waiting for. Not only does it have giant monsters, but it has giant monsters and giant robots. Directed by Guillermo del
Blog 556: TorchlightThey say that there's no such thing as a free lunch. I was vaguely interested in Torchlight at the time, but based on its status as a digital-download-only title and rumours that it was just a cash cow for an eventual MMO, it fell by the wayside (ain't no way I'm funding an MMO if I can help it).Blog 556: Torchlight in Personal More Like This
Then GoG.com offered it to me for free. Free. What kind of man would I be if I refused?
Blog 550: Venetica AgainWhile I am meaning to replay Planescape: Torment at some point soon, I felt that I should probably leave it off until my mind is released from the brilliant but bewildering complexity of Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series. With the days increasingly lengthy from a new job bookended by at least 1h30 of commute, I also felt that maybe I needed to settle in a bit before biting into a super-giant slab of RPG… So I wanted to play something a little more lightweight.Blog 550: Venetica Again in Personal More Like This
I enjoyed Venetica the first time around, and that was a long time ago, so why not give it another spin and see what falls out?
Blog 533: SPRPG Diaries: Return of the VampyresRight from the beginning, I was all up in Warcraft III's singleplayer RPG scene; a combination of a penchant for world-saving power-fantasies and limited internet access made it the natural choice. So in this series, I'm finally going to discuss some of those maps that had a big impact on the way I do things…Blog 533: SPRPG Diaries: Return of the Vampyres in Personal More Like This
Today: the oft-forgotten Legends of Xenthis: Return of the Vampyres by Tim Williams a.k.a. Krythan.
Blog 532: RDZ Industries: Arena Y4 RELEASEDDOWNLOAD RDZ Industries: Arena Y4 NOW at ModDB!Blog 532: RDZ Industries: Arena Y4 RELEASED in Personal More Like This
Yeah, so Arena Y4. Sure, I spent a whole day doing a massive binge, and to be fair, did accomplish the bulk of the work; but after the bulk of the work, came the bulk of the work — fiddling with it and sanding off all the rough edges. I kind of played rather a lot of Fallout: New Vegas and its myriad DLCs instead of working, hence the delay.
But now, ladies and gentlemen, I would now like to present to you… Arena Y4.
Blog 529: The Day I Made An Arena Y4Today, I turned Project Y4 into a small four-player deathmatch arena.Blog 529: The Day I Made An Arena Y4 in Personal More Like This
After about eleven solid hours of work, I wasn't quite finished -- but I was, on the whole, damn close.
- Blog 529a: The Day I Started Making An Arena Y4
- Blog 529b: The Day I Continued Making An Arena Y4
- Blog 529c: The Day I Kept Making An Arena Y4
- Blog 529d: The Day I Didn't Stop Making An Arena Y4
What a way to start the new year!
Blog 521: SPRPG Diaries: The Legend of MagnadorRight from the beginning, I was all up in Warcraft III's singleplayer RPG scene; a combination of an inability to work in a team and limited internet access made it the natural choice. So in this series, I'm finally going to discuss some of those maps that had a big impact on the way I do things…Blog 521: SPRPG Diaries: The Legend of Magnador in Personal More Like This
Today: the legendary The Legend of Magnador by BlueEagle.
Blog 548: The Golden DragonWith the advent of proper golden plastic, rather than foil-wrapped strange-milky-white bits, I guess a set like this was inevitable. I remember when mirrored silver pieces were exciting rarities until the foil chipped off — now it's hard to buy a set that doesn't have a few softly metallised gold or silver pieces.Blog 548: The Golden Dragon in Personal More Like This
So I jumped ship from a job recently, and (as is surely going to become a lifelong tradition) was gifted with Lego by my esteemed colleagues.
DESTINATION IMAGINATIONIn two weeks I will be off on holidays for a while travelling as I do every year with my partner from here in Australia across to his homeland in the UK. This year's trip will also have us spending a little time in Thailand, Paris, Belgium, Scotland and Hong Kong. There is still so much to do both at work and home before we head off, I am not sure if I will get the chance to do any more art work before I go ... and how many more opportunities I will have to fave and comment on s-o-o many of your wonderful art works (sigh). Anyway I am posting this journal as a holiday treat for you all and also to say if I miss any of your wonderful works before I go I will definitely catch them when I get back ! Hope you enjoy these destinations unlike Qantas they are free thanks to some wonderful imaginationsDESTINATION IMAGINATION in Personal More Like This
THERE AND BACK AGAINTHERE AND BACK AGAIN in Personal More Like This
Well I'm back after my trip/holiday .... and have so much to catch up with here on dART!
It will take me a while before I clear the backlog in my message centre, say hello and thank those who stopped by to comment and fave my images etc, and also to catch up on all the amazing art that has been uploaded while I was away.
Back to work now to scrimp and save for next year's trip!
Happy NY 2013 - nahh Happy Australia Day Mate!You know you're Australian when: You believe that stubbies can either be drunk or worn. You've made a bong out of your garden hose rather than use it for something illegal such as watering the garden. You understand that the phrase 'a group of women wearing black thongs' refers to footwear and may be less alluring than it sounds. You pronounce Melbourne as 'Mel-bin'. You believe the 'l' in the word 'Australia' is optional. You can translate: 'Dazza and Shazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas'.Happy NY 2013 - nahh Happy Australia Day Mate! in Personal More Like This
You call your best friend 'a total bastard' but someone you really, truly despise is just 'a bit of a bastard'. You think 'Woolloomooloo' is a perfectly reasonable name for a place. You're secretly proud of our killer wildlife. You believe it makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that's twice as big as its $2 coin. You understand that 'Wagga Wagga' can be abbreviated to 'Wagga' but 'Woy Woy' can't be called 'Woy'.
You believe that cooked down axle grease makes a good breakfast spread
Reflections and a Purr-fect ChristmasMy Christmas and New Year gift to you all......Reflections and a Purr-fect Christmas in Personal More Like This
Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments, for faving and watching this year ~ hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year!
As this is often the time for reflection here are some beautiful images featuring reflections
Drifting by *BriscottDeparture by ~Nele-DielNarcissism by ^Aeirmid Reflection by *Red-IzaK 20120323 by ~ArdenReySometimes it's too late by *Healzo The death of Balin by ~DavidGaillet Black Swan by *LovesRedRose Autumn Harmony by ~00AngelicDevil00 Coral by =SweediesArt the Mahwot by ~CyrilBarreaux Seeking by ~justswellStream_DarkTown by *haryarti Intruder by ~Behana Alice In The Boat by *asiapasek W i D o W by `J-u-d-a-s riverbank2 by ~lingy-0 Spring Splendor by ~artsaus
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My Weekend Journal vs a PollThis could really be a poll but I wanted to make a journalMy Weekend Journal vs a Poll in Personal More Like This
Finish off this sentence - last weekend I….
1. Fought wizards
2. Battled pirates
3. Got married
4. Hunted for dragons
5. Took a ride on a spaceship
While 4 & 5 sound really cool I managed number 3 with my long time bestie
I have been busy, I have been away, it will take me some time to catch up so here's a feature in the meantime
The wedding of the marred by ~asrahi Canto de sirena by *Marazul45 :
Feathers and Fins Kadath by *Flora-Silve .:Goddess of Victory:. by *EVentrue mermaid by ~Zavgo-Spb The Entry- La Entrada by *vampirekingdom The wisdom of owls by *johngiannis27Gold of the depths 2012 by *ilona-vereskVers les rivages eternels by ~melaniedelon Thumbelina by ~Gwendolyn1 :thumb362482061: Hunt by *iya-chen The Crow by *LovesRedRose :thumb357703866:Feathers and Fins in Personal More Like This
Guardian by *ChristinZakh Somberwald Sage by ~SteveArgyle Dream house by ~0-Maryo-0 Rising Of Dark Angel by *SeventhFairySmart Fish by ~DesignerKratosold fish by *HamsterflyBirthday gift for peroni68 by *La--BohemeOceanic Surrealism by *nitchwarmerStolen Moments by *DesignbyKattSweet Dreams My Dear by *Wesley-Souza Fall in Fall by =shiny-shadows .:Raphael-adv:. by *EVentrue Fish 2 by ~AndreaGerstmannForces of the Sea by *tessieart333 Preening by ~Notvitruvian Nowhere to Run by *xeena-dragonkizz SecondElement by =AlosaWinter bird by *ElenaDudina Thunderstone by =MaliciaRoseNoire Cassius by ~Zuboff L'esprit de l'escalier by *kingabritPasser-by by =wlop SNOW ANGEL by *NebelelfeNaemyPaix by *Flora-SilveDark Angel by *peroni68 Under the Night GREY OWL by ~Grafik :::Secret Dream::: by ~designtu :thumb300
SHINY POINTY THINGSENJOY!SHINY POINTY THINGS in Personal More Like This
.:Gawain (adv):. by *EVentrue Patience by *Jacqueline66 La dama y el fuego by ~Dibujante-nocturnoBlack heart by *ElenaDudina Pendragon- Great campaign by ~Remton:thumb348243891: Matsu Rika by ~MarioWibisono Promise Unfulfilled by *vampirekingdom cult2 by ~lingy-0The Warrior Goddess by *maiarcita Azeron by *88grzesSpirit of The Raven Warrior by =SweediesArt Watcher of the dead by *MarcSimonetti Fighter by *IdeasplayerThe Guardian by ~artorifreedom Acheron by *88grzes Warrior girl by *IgnisFatuusII Druzhina by ~RemtonRoyal Destruction by ~truenotdreams Winter Landscape by *88grzesSword of Might by ~kitiekat4U MtG: Mentor of the Meek by *algenpflegerSEERESS by *NebelelfeNaemy Expedition by ~Aryk8 The Collector Of Bones by =Dani-Owergoor Glowing Master VII by *peroni68 Lion Tamer. summer practice by *AndrewRyanArt Gwenhwyfar by ~Le-Regard-des-ElfesKeeper of the golden opal by *PerlaMarina Holy Sword by *hgjart Nazgul by *Anne-Wipf Ibaloy Warrior by ~FerdinandLaderaEnd of a Journey.. by ~SilenceNocturne Runecaster Warrior by *dangercookStand My Ground by `Endorell-Taelos Valhalla by `J-u-d-a-s
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A BIG Thank-you Feature A very big thank you again for the messages, the gifts etc that were sent on my birthday, I will catch up with everyone one by one - things have been quite hectic for me recently.A BIG Thank-you Feature in Personal More Like This
Anyway here is a feature of the amazing works that were dedicated plus lots of other goodies from their galleries. I would love to be able to post images from the galleries of everyone who took the time to send their wishes and llama's but I would be here until my next birthday! Instead I have made everyone a thank-you gift http://kimsol.deviantart.com/art/Indiana-Jones-and-the-Lost-Island-372212889
Gifts & Dedications – special thanks & please, please, please if I missed anyone in my crowded inbox let me know so I can update!
:iconmaiarcita::iconmarazul45: :iconsisterslaughter165: :iconEnchantedWhispers: :iconSweediesArt: :iconvampirekingdom: :iconcavami: :iconJacqueline66::iconla--boheme::iconnudagimo::iconllinute::iconSeventhFairy::iconperoni68: :iconIdeasplayer: :iconcinnamoncandy:
Beautiful Women and Stock ChangesAfter the problems I had getting permission to use some of my work outside of dA I learned to appreciate those stockists who offer their images with limited or no restrictions.Beautiful Women and Stock Changes in Personal More Like This
As a result I have updated my stock account :iconkimmy-k-stock: see my journal http://kimmy-k-stock.deviantart.com/journal/UNRESTRICTED-STOCK-INFORMATION-220609713
I originally created this account to give back to the dA community ~ as I appreciate what the community has offered to me.
I will be adding new photos over the next week or so, including stock photos of temples, tigers, landscapes and buildings - all from places like Thailand, Paris, Scotland, UK, Hong Kong etc...so stop by and visit!
Anyway ~ a feature of just a few of the beautiful women who grace the walls of dART
Tangled by *escumeForest Healer by ~mllemiaMeet me halfway by =Alosa:thumb331134123::thumb1
The difference between Rules and GuidesThis week I talk about Rules vs Guides, and how that effects your art.The difference between Rules and Guides in Personal More Like This
What rules do you cling to when they should be guides?
Come on over and break some rules--> http://garretaj.blogspot.com/
Bash My Blog Please :)Hey guys, I wanted to reach out and ask for a favor.Bash My Blog Please :) in Personal More Like This
I've been working really hard on making my blog informative and interesting, but I'm having the hardest time getting any feedback from anyone. I'm not a writer, by any means, so I know I have room to improve in this regard.
So could I ask you this favor? Please take a look and let me know what you think. Good, bad, or even *meh,* I want to hear it all. I want to make sure I'm making something readable and valuable.
I want critiques people, let me have it! Thanks guys!
Fresh Eyes (C.D. Part 2)This week I go over the difference between the brain of an artist and that of a non-artist, and how you use this understanding to improve your work.Fresh Eyes (C.D. Part 2) in Personal More Like This
Look, look with your special eyes!
Do it---> http://garretaj.blogspot.com/
Break off your eraser!Hey folks,Break off your eraser! in Personal More Like This
Funny thing, I looked at my Pageview report on my blog and learned that Canada and Germany are dominating the view count. I live here in California, so it's so bizarre to me that my own country could care less that I exist. Whatevs', I appriciate all the wonderful German/Canadian folks who are giving my blog a look-see.
So, this week I talk about how I use my sketchbook in my artistic process, and recommend a few books to try out.
Hope to see you guys there! Bring your friends.
Critiques, When To Liten and When to IgnoreThis week I cover the in's and out's of giving and receiving critiques, how to give better ones and how to know when you've spotted a troll.Critiques, When To Liten and When to Ignore in Personal More Like This
Bring your pitchforks ---E http://garretaj.blogspot.com/
Forcing Creativity? (part 2)This week I talk about forcing creativity. Can it be done?Forcing Creativity? (part 2) in Personal More Like This
Take a look,
Take Charge of your CreativityTake Charge of your CreativityTake Charge of your Creativity in Personal More Like This
This is the first in a series where I discuss creativity, what it is, and how we might get better at it.
Check it out--> http://garretaj.blogspot.com/
There is No Spoon (Become a Better Artist Part 2)This week I start by recommending some literature and continue the madness on Part 2 of my 5 part series about learning how to learn.There is No Spoon (Become a Better Artist Part 2) in Personal More Like This
Invite your friends, we'll make it a party!
Do it---> http://garretaj.blogspot.com/
we are the ones 2Woo hello y'all. Another feature for you!we are the ones 2 in Art Features More Like This
Day for night, white for lavender by *aviFerra
purple. by *redhotcrimewave Love by ~witchy-poo
Frank And Pansy by ~WheresYour-HeART we'll Walk It Together by ~WalaAlosaimi
Creek at Peachland by ~ddyjur
Supermegafoxyfeatures #33!Sorry this was so long in coming >>. Having two accounts turnedSupermegafoxyfeatures #33! in Art Features More Like This
out to be harder than I thought, but I like having one just for
photography. I see a lot of works from more experienced photographers
there and have learned more about it that way (:. Anyway, these are
features of unknown works or artists with my Watchers and Friends
sprinkled in .
The consideration of the works also includes looking at how many groups
they're in and how many views/faves that type of work usually get, so
some may have 100 faves but that's low for that category. Lots of fun!
Enjoy them! <3
and I was asked recently why I don't use a custom skin. . . well, dear
deviant, I don't want to distract from the awesome! <3
Supermegafoxyfeatures #44!Welcome again!Supermegafoxyfeatures #44! in Art Features More Like This
I am randomly going through my gallery and getting rid of the hidden crap, etc. Woo OCD.
I hope you all are doing well
kidz by *MartaSyrko
collage Portrait by ~SAOUD-ALJEDI
The Artifact of fate by *LuLebel 1. Vigil by ~oooSpeedooo
we are the onesTrying out the scheduler function in sta.sh. I hope it works D:.we are the ones in Art Features More Like This
Another watcher feature with a different name yay.
I'm going from the oldest up to the newest watchers plus randoms from watcher thrown in, so if I don't get you this time I probably will soon.
Jester by ~DavidSanchezart
Special Feature!Features are so fun to do .Special Feature! in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, these are works I put in the "Special Feature" folder of my favorites. I realized I need to post them and share them sometimes .
Not really sure how these are different than the inspirations. Hm.
BM 10 by *IMustBeDead
dA'tlantis discovered by *DriPoint Like David and Goljath by ~purstotahti
we are the ones 4Yet another watcher feature! Tell yo friends xD. I'm just going from the oldest up my watch list, so I'll get you all eventually .we are the ones 4 in Art Features More Like This
Soul Space by *Doucesse Explorers IN 14th EXP by *Dafne-1337art
Breaking Newton's Law by ~MarkOo-Art-iraqi
Lost In Paradise by =confused-j Tired Santa by *MissGribouille
The SenshiStock USB Drive Is Available!The SenshiStock USB drives are in and available for purchase!The SenshiStock USB Drive Is Available! in Personal More Like This
Here's what you need to know:
This is a USB drive with lots of images on it! Everything from the start of the account until Shoot 26 (the bright blue sheet)
The drives say "SenshiStock" on one side and "A Stock Revolution" on the other side; they come with a lanyard.
Payment can be made online via PayPal or through regular mail by Money Order.
The drives are $20 ea. This does not include shipping. Shipping & tracking for the USA will be $5; First Class International shipping is also $5 but does not include insurance or tracking. (Note: USPS increased their rates on Jan 27, 2013)
The stats on the drive currently are:
3.83 GB of stock (but this is an 8GB drive so you will have some additional space!)
About 2,900 stock photos
Includes everything in the gallery from shoots 21-26 (shoot 26 is the one with
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Male stock with underwear on. New gallery!
has a folder of pole fitness stock photos that are really stunning.
has recently started posting a series of im
The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!This is a drawing challenge from :iconSenshiStock: and :iconmostlyguystock:!The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED! in Art Features More Like This
THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ENTRY IS LISTED IN THIS JOURNAL OR YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE.
Prizes will be awarded soon! Stay tuned for the next challenge!
Hands and feet are pretty hard to draw. Lots of artists struggle with them! Even when other things come naturally, hands and feet can still be quite a problem. The best way to get better at drawing hands and feet is to study them!
The Challenge: Sketch or draw 50 feet AND 50 hands from reference photos or life.
Deadline: The deadline has passed for this challenge, but you can still participate and make yourself a better artist!
You can post them as one giant post, in groups, one at a time, however you want! But please make a FOLDER in your gallery and put them all in there then send me a link to the folder. (If you do one submission with ALL of them at once, then you don't need the folder.)
In Perspective: A Stock + Art Contest - Semifinals12/29/12 UPDATE: The winner of the art portion of the contest is by . Thank you all for playing!In Perspective: A Stock + Art Contest - Semifinals in Deviant Events More Like This
10/22/12 UPDATE: HAPPY 5 YEAR SENSHISTOCKAVERSARY! The randomly selected winner (thank you Random.org) of the stock portion is :iconTasastock:! Lucky #7 on the list! Congrats to her and thank you everyone for providing all these awesome images! NOW, LET THE ART PORTION BEGIN! Art entries should be submitted by note and are due December 17th!
SenshiStock’s 5 year Stockaversy is coming up so... It’s time for a new contest! This contest will have two parts to it and you are welcome to participate in either or both.
PART ONE: In Pose Reference Perspective - DONE!!
S3 BA Color Battle 08 STARTOOO!!S3 BA Color Battle 08 STARTOOO!! in Personal More Like This
Again sorry for the delays guys. lets rip it up.
Judges :ICONvoltage-rayn3r: :iconcristian-santos:: Special guest :
DUE DATE : june 18th 2013
Flats by :iconjotazombie:
Resolution: 3364 x 5100 px
color mode: rgb
lineart: on layer no white
Note: you will find two layers for flats one them contains only the webs under spiderwoman's arms I did that part separated because I thought may be some of you would like to play with the opacity. The white layer at the top is there just because that works to reduce a bit the file's size.
Pencils: by Kenneth Rocafort
Inks by :icondevgear:
S3 BA6 COLOR BATTLE WINNERS!S3 BA6 COLOR BATTLE WINNERS! in Personal More Like This
BACB6 BEGINS NOW!
SURPRISE LINES WEEK!No worries polls will be back next week, we just like to mix it up once in a while to keep ya on your toes...But these is some badass lines!ULTIMATE FF4 WITH NAMOR BABY!Enjoy.
(btw pencils are available.I know painters prefer that,but there kinda low res)
Judges :iconcristian-santos: :ICONdreno360: :iconlukedenby:
DUE DATE : MAY 15TH
pencils by: :iconebas:
inks by :iconsupernoobinks:
flats BY :ICONTrinitymathews:
BA19 COLOR BATTLE LESS THAN 24 HRS LEFT!BA19 COLOR BATTLE LESS THAN 24 HRS LEFT! in Personal More Like This
BA19 Color Battle STARTS NOW!!
Marvel team shot week starts and the lines that were chosen were some badass Jim Chueng lines inked by the best inker in the business today Mark Morales. Now i need you guys to remember to fave the banner when its posted. Only 13 members faved it this week. Thats not even enough for me to setup 7 matches,and i know there will end up being quite more than that from experience.The only way i can set up these matches properly is if the most people possible that are going to end up being in the battle anyway fave the banner when we post it. Also next week will be "MEMBERS LINES WEEK". Meaning that one of our lucky members lines will be chosen to be colored by you guys by poll. So am hoping to get the full participation from all the BA colorists in voting in the polls and than in coloring whatever lines are chosen. Keep in mind
S3 BA1 COLOR BATTLE WINNERS!S3 BA1 COLOR BATTLE WINNERS! in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: 12th Feb :icondeadnemo: was nice enough to make a spectacular spiderman logo for us. please help yourself
BACB1 BEGINS NOW!
Its the the first color battle of the season and i gots some fiyah for ya.Just some awesome superior spiderman lines for ya,done by Ryan Stegman himself. For sure a future classic.So enjoy.
Also no worries polls are not gone they will be back next battle.
BB = :iconPlasmaGrunt::iconCrayola-madness:
Judges:iconcristian-santos: :iconlukedenby: GUEST JUDGE :iconseane:
DUE DATE : feb 15th
Flats by :iconTrinityMathews:
1st 2 warriors to have atleast a
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
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Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-FinalistsIn the Tomb Raider Reborn contest, we challenged you to bring the new Lara Croft to life, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Lara's inherent resourcefulness and intuition. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton to choose the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-Finalists in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
A Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
3-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Rules
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Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.