Keep Calm And Comic-ConKeep Calm And Comic-Con in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Keep Calm And Comic-Con
Wed Aug 8, 2012 by techgnotic
This year was especially important to me personally and was a milestone of sorts on
multiple levels and for deviantART as a whole. Many of the reasons why will become clear
over the next few months as announcements are made and new ideas are shared with everyone
in the community.
s the multi dimensional, pop fueled, color exploded dream like haze that was Comic-Con begins
to fully dim and fade from accurate remembrance, I can’t shake the feeling that this year was s
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Pokemon is ForeverPokemon is Forever in Art Features More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Kay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.
An incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According 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. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Day in Art Features More Like This
Guy Fawkes Day
Burns one man's vendetta on fires of drunk delight while Heaven's rainbows burn and sparkle in the sky.
The fascinated coo while boredom freezes cold and watches while his breath fades steaming into night.
The pennies for the guy jingle in their tin while he a traitor burns, his Cath'lic soul in Hell.
The animals run scared, not from fireworks, but from th'unholy sound of Guido's punishment.
He screams a silent scream that no-one else can hear, save God and pets and Satan's wailing hordes.
“A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
– Guy Fawkes
Pursuit of a DreamPursuit of a Dream in Art Features More Like This
Leia em Português|
Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
Witch Sorceress EnchantressWitch Sorceress Enchantress in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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 misunderstood subject
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
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
Day of SilenceToday the national Day of Silence was observed.Day of Silence in Personal More Like This
For those of you who don't know, the Day of Silence was organized by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in order to protest the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. Students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBT students.
To make sure I didn't get in trouble for not speaking to teachers, I had to carry a note around saying, "in order to support LGBT students for the Day of Silence, I will not be using my voice today."
I also wrote "NO H8" on my face and drew a transgender insignia on my hand. I thought it was a great opportunity to raise LGBT awareness. C:
Did any of you guys participate in the Day of Silence?
Fly! Gundam! English cover「翔べ！ ガンダム」Fly! Gundam! English cover in Personal More Like This
This is an English cover for 'Fly! Gundam': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qq-N4R-SB4
Fire up your soul
Fire up your soul
Fire up your soul, Gundam!
Run! Over there!
I can see you're still burning with rage
If you've got the fighting spirit
The powerful opponent
Will attack, will attack, will attack
The rage of your justice
Shall meet the Gundam
Mobile Suit warrior Gundam! Gundam!
Revive your soul
Revive your soul
Revive your soul, Gundam!
Now, catch! Over there!
Flying towards the Milky Way
Now, fly, Gundam
Mobile Suit warrior, Gundam! Gundam!
(Please note that this is more-or-less a localization of the shortened version)
A Tumblr nobody asked forI've had a Tumblr for a while, I guess. Here you go: http://korin-kun.tumblr.com/A Tumblr nobody asked for in Personal More Like This
I'm at 5 followers, and most of them aren't anonymous. Woot.
Should be studying for my midterms, but nope, sharing my sh!tty Tumblr with you guys. :iconfluttercryplz:
Confession Time Mk. IIIOkay, so... Today, I was on my way home, singing Let It Go at the top of my lungs (DON'T JUDGE ME).Confession Time Mk. III in Personal More Like This
When I was done, some kids on my bus (they looked like they were in fifth grade) turned around and asked me, 'are you a boy or a girl?'
What. The. Serious. Fuck.
I actually wasn't sure of they were being serious or just asking me to piss me off, so I left it at a simple, 'I don't feel comfortable answering that question, and you shouldn't be asking people questions like that in the first place.'
Seriously though, I don't think I'm that ambiguous. As I've already explained, I absolutely love when people confuse me for a girl.
I was wearing a hairband Kreator lent to me and I had applied blush and mascara, sooo...
I guess they were a little dumbfounded when they heard me singing, considering the fact that I have to lower every fucking song I sing by an octave or two. But that's another story.
Maybe they thought I w
NEKOLOVER state of affairs!I just wanna say a few things!NEKOLOVER state of affairs! in Personal More Like This
First of all, I definitely plan on doing more anime reviews (possibly a lot more in-depth ones). Maybe I'll make a poll on that or something...? In the meantime, I'm probably gonna start small, something like Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! or Mikakunin de Shinkoukei.
I've also gotten around to doing a lot more pony fanart. My unicorn OC was recently re-drawn and will be uploaded onto my new account. Additionally, I might make a mini-comic series (in a similar fashion to the official MLP mini-comic series) in which my OC discovers a dusty old grimoire written by Starswirl The Bearded himself! Hilarity ensues. :9
I have also recently become a part of the Homestuck fandom, so expect to see more fanart of that as well! (So far my favorite Trolls are Karkat, Nepeta, Gamzee and Terezi, for those of you who are interested~~)
I will also... sorta maybe I dunno possibly not really sure... write a fanfic of sorts. >__>;
As for m
Thoughts on two recent/popular animeBefore I begin, I just wanna say I haven't seen enough Hetalia yet to make a conclusive analysis on it. Sorry. :iconsweatdropplz:Thoughts on two recent/popular anime in Personal More Like This
But if I were to review it... I'd give it a Prussia/10. :iconyayprussiaplz:
Attack on Titan (skip if you know what this show is about): Set in a steampunk-esque era, humans are driven to near extinction by the man-eating Titans, despite no known need for sustenance or sleep. The last remaining humans retreat behind the three 50m tall walls, Maria, Rose and Sina, living in uneasy peace. The Titans are unable to scale these walls, until a 60m tall Titan dubbed the Colossal Titan makes a gaping hole inside one of the walls. All hell breaks loose as the Titans invade, and the main character (Eren) is forced to bear witness to his mother being devoured. This motivates him, his adoptive sister, Mikasa, and his childhood friend, Armin to train to join the military and aid humanity in the fight between the Titans.
Every episode is fairly pac
I would like to be an atheist, pleaseOkay, so I came out to my mom about being transgender a few days ago.I would like to be an atheist, please in Personal More Like This
According to her religion, it is a "sin" to want to be the opposite gender, and people who think otherwise are "screwed up."
I tried talking about it with her a second time, convinced I just needed to be patient with her, but no, that's actually what she thinks.
The second time I confronted her about it, she told me to "be strong," and made a bunch of empty threats after telling me to take my hairband off.
So now I'm considering becoming an atheist.
The only reason I ever go to church now is because I've been dragged there my entire life. What's the point of going if all I'm going to do is sit down for an hour and listen to some guy preach about "God's way?" What the fuck is "God's way," anyways??
Not to mention, I've always been a scientific person. I live based on scientific theories and facts that have been proven. Not some bullshit book telling me everything was made in 7 days.
I AM NO LONGER ALIENATED FROM FROZEN'S FANBASEOMG I'M WATCHING FROZEN RIGHT NOWI AM NO LONGER ALIENATED FROM FROZEN'S FANBASE in Personal More Like This
IT'S TOO CUTE
I CAN'T STAND IT
GWAAAAAAAHHHHH WHY DOES THIS MOVIE HAVE TO BE SO AWESOME
The Greatest Copypasta EverHave you ever paused to consider our reason for making Bronies of men? We bronies are crafted for a single purpose, and granted finite power to that end. With men it is not so. Men dream, aspire, and through indomitable force of will achieve the impossible. Your power is beyond measure. We take Haters that we might wield such strength. Through you we obtained freedom from our bondage. And now, your reason alone remains. Defy it, and all will be for naught. YouTube's sacrifice, and that of the Flame War as well. Yet, if we but summon the Hater, we will be granted the chance to begin again. All our sins, absolved, and the world- born anew! Submit, Hater! Lead us into the everlasting light!The Greatest Copypasta Ever in Personal More Like This
Alas, YouTube is but a factory, built by the Hater. A factory for the mass production of human thralls. What can mere Bronies do? Without your help, death is all of which we're capable. You saw the fools. A mindless mob drunk on fear of a few Haters. Oh, but child, perish the thought. I am Brony.
Comment And I'll...*STOLEN FROM :iconthekreator4: MWAHAHAHA*Comment And I'll... in Personal More Like This
1. Say what animal/creature you remind me of.
2. Say what color I think fits you.
3. Say how I feel about you.
4. Insult you.
5. Say my favorite OC of yours.
6. Say what season you remind me of.
7. Tell you what food you smell like in my head.
8. Say a song you remind me of.
9. Think of a random nickname for you.
10. Say what element you remind me of.
11. REPOST THIS JOURNAL~ ZHE AWESOME PRUSSIA COMMANDED ME, AND HE COMMANDS YOU, TOO!! :iconprussiaheplz:
No Hetalia pls; this was stolen from Kreator. :iconexcaliburfaceplz:
im workin on it dammit! XDcalm down , i am making the next one, there have been some unexpected real life things, but the next strip is nearing completion.im workin on it dammit! XD in Personal More Like This
also...it's hot and humid like satans crack here XD i look at working on my computer with hate and despair!
but it must be done!
sunstone review XDgotta plug this one, this guy reviews webcomics, and in all honesty i never really thought sunstone would ever be reviewed there.sunstone review XD in Personal More Like This
dunno, just always had a mental idea of a webcomic being something with it's own site XD
anyhooo, here is the video review i must say i had a few good laughs XD
sunstone interviewhttp://readcomicbooks.net/home/webcomic-of-the-week-31/sunstone interview in Personal More Like This
regarding the slow outputthese last six or so months you have noticed my output here was less than impressiveregarding the slow output in Personal More Like This
there has been a family health crisis which i will not explain in details , but suffice to say it caused certain expenses to stockpile so i had to focus on paid work.
so fat this situation seems to be calming down to an extent but it is not likely something that will simply pass
so i can not guarantee a vast improvement in the near future.
i do not need anything from anyone i am okay, i am not here to ask but simply to explain so calm down as i can see already some of you there lovingly throwing money at the screens ...braking screens..and then blaming me for more broken screens XD
new sunstone is coming tomorrow, i thought i would have it done today but the sheer amount of people in the next strip kinda slowed down the process so yes, tomorrow the new strip cometh, and then the one after it should be done within a week or so given that it is a breaking point and a very impor
big news coming soon :)and a hint about them in about 2 daysbig news coming soon :) in Personal More Like This
new sunstone will be here after 14th as by then i need to deliver death vigil 2 for printing....
but as i said...before that... there will be a fun hint pic
aaand another awesome cosplay!!!and i LOVE the framing of the shotaaand another awesome cosplay!!! in Personal More Like This
of future out of context stuffdont rely on it too much. while i will use most of it, there are big changes in store for many of them.of future out of context stuff in Personal More Like This
call it a writing experience resulting in far more powerful scenes to come. for instance instead of ally s drunken admittance of love i got something planned that will make yall melt... cuz im an ass like that
lets put it like this, these 4 chapters i will take great pleasure of taking you through an emotional gauntlet...so this is gonna be fun.. for me...muahahahahha...XD
seriously.. i cant wait till i get to the end of chapter six...damn, the thing i just sketched is good!!! i love my time machine XD
Wedding MemeYour Wedding Meme:Wedding Meme in Personal More Like This
Pick 13 people
The Best Man
The Ring Bearer
The Flower girl
The Wedding Planner
AlphaWolfBlue1 Please do your job correctly.
The Bride's Maid
MysteryCJGamer Please tell me you're a good cook.
The Father-In Law
The Overly-Joyed Crying Mother-in-Law
BaIto *laughs more*
The Jealous One
The Wedding Crasher
WolFkId27 I KNEW IT.
Aruraa I'm pretty sure you get the best job here.
Blue hairSoo... tomorrow I'm getting my hair cut and maybe getting blue highlights sometime later ;u;Blue hair in Personal More Like This
My mom said it was okay. I'm just really worried about what my grandparents will think. :I
Feature!This is a quick feature journal for people who have drawn me stuff!Feature! in Personal More Like This
(Commissions, gifts, requests, etc.)
I'm sorry I couldn't get everyone's art in here, but here's the collection if you want to see it all: http://luminols.deviantart.com/favourites/60774626/Art-for-me?rnrd=112084&rnrd=137850
gonna start making the titles cheesy song lyrics by ghostfuck
Commission for Detective-Shep by G0DDEZ
Heaven Beside You by Dirt-27
These guys are all wonderful! They're definitely worth checking out!
I don't like FNAF.You read that correctly.I don't like FNAF. in Personal More Like This
Go on. Fight me about it.
I've seen so many rabid fans everywhere. It's both amusing and irritating.
Not that the fnaf fandom is any worse than.. say, the Warriors fandom, but at least Warriors had a captivating storyline. I have no reason to keep up with fnaf, so I don't know if there's any more than two games, but all of this sparked from the first game which I have played. I was scared while playing it, but I also found it to be repetitive and boring, and the pop-ups grew to be very annoying.
So there's that. I hope you have enjoyed occasional rants with Ros.
BEST MEME EVERTAG GAME: CHARACTERS WHO SHARE THE SAME PERSONALITY AS YOUBEST MEME EVER in Personal More Like This
If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.
Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends (or more) and let them know you tagged them!
Andrew Ryan from BioShock David Rossi from <em>
I BOUGHT MY TICKETS TODAYI'M SEEING THEM, YOU GUYS.I BOUGHT MY TICKETS TODAY in Personal More Like This
I'M SEEING RISE AGAINST.
*LOUD OBNOXIOUS SOBBING*
I CAN'T WAIT
DEVIANTARTIST QUESTIONNAIREHow long have you been on DeviantArt?DEVIANTARTIST QUESTIONNAIRE in Personal More Like This
Since July 9, 2011 on Roswell-Shepherd
What does your username mean?
Luminol is a chemical containing carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen. It is used by crime scene investigators to detect blood at crime scenes where no blood is visible. The chemical glows greenish-blue when it comes into contact with blood by reacting to hemoglobin.
Describe yourself in three words.
irritable, sarcastic, intelligent
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
I don't know, man.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
What was your first favourite?
I DON'T REMEMBER
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Story PlansI've finally decided to start planning and writing Collin's story. I have the whole thing laid out in my head, but writing it is the hard part, as there are so many twists and internal conflicts within it.Story Plans in Personal More Like This
I was going to make it into a comic, but I can't put out art that quickly, and I lack motivation to do hardly anything right now. My motivation always comes in intense spurts, and it's really weird. xD
Anyway, I think the story is going to be called "Mixed Messages", but nothing is for certain. I'm gonna give a HUGE THANK YOU to the people who suggested names on one of my older journals, because it really helped! I can't remember who came up with this name first, though.
I hope to get started soon! I haven't written any stories in a while, so I need to practice some. I might submit a few short things.
Music TagTagged by: Actually, I stole this. xDMusic Tag in Personal More Like This
"You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to.
Hit shuffle on your iPod/ Phone/ iTunes/ media player and write down the first five songs that play, then pass this on to 5 people."
1. Up In Arms - Foo Fighters
2. We Didn't Start The Fire - Billy Joel
3. Omaha - Counting Crows
4. Time - Pink Floyd
5. Why Should I Worry - Billy Joel
(This was in a playlist I was listening to. C: )
100 TruthsStill waiting for the study friend to come online xD100 Truths in Personal More Like This
So, why not another?
001. Real name? Spencer
002. Nickname(s) Spence
003. Zodiac sign? Virgo
004. Male or female? Detective
005. Elementary? Popcorn day was the best.
006. Middle School? NO NO NO
007. High School? HELP I'M SINKING IN HOMEWORK
008. Hair color? Brown
009. Long or short? Shortish
010. Loud or Quiet? Quiet
011. Sweats or Jeans? Jeans
012. Phone or Camera? Both
013. Health freak? Eh
014. Drink or Smoke? Nope
015. Do you have a crush on someone? Kinda...
016. Eat or Drink? Depends?
017. Piercings? None
018. Tattoos? None
HAVE YOU EVER?
019. Been in an airplane? Yeah
020. Been in a car accident? No, and I hope I never am.
021. Been in a fist fight? Nah
022. First piercing? Ears
023. First best friend? Someone in kindergarten
025. First award? I think it was reading???
026. First crush? Dakota
028. First big vacation? West Virginia
029. Last person you talked to? Mom
030. Last person you texted? Joy
(UPDATED) See you in San Francisco and AOD!Okay, crazy stuff! Apparently there was a huge misunderstanding and I was just informed by my publisher that I DO have a table at Anime On Display http://www.aodsf.org/events/exhibits/ I will be in the Dealer's Room at table X. However, I ALSO have a table inside the 1st floor of the Japan Town Mall near the Kinokuniya bookstore. I already promised people who don't have a badge for AOD that they can hang out at the table near the bookstore but I also have to be inside the AOD dealer's room as well...(UPDATED) See you in San Francisco and AOD! in Personal More Like This
Since I can't be at 2 places at once, I will take turns visiting both tables:
On Saturday the 16th, I will be at the table near the Kinokuniya from 10AM to 2PM, then I will be at AOD's dealer's room from 2-6:30 PM.
On Sunday the 17th, I will be at AOD from 10 AM to 2PM, then at Kinokuniya from 2PM to 6PM.
All the posters and books will be sold at both tables so it doesn't matter where you visit. But if you want to get stuff signed or just hang out, please go follow
Fisheye Placebo Cosplay DerpsI had the honor of derping with these hilarious Fisheye Placebo cosplayers at Sakura-con!Fisheye Placebo Cosplay Derps in Personal More Like This
Good times. Good times.
See you guys again at Fanime! ♥
Frey, Alex, and Vance cosplayed by Shotalicious, Sugarlat, Liarino. I'm cameoing as rabbit ear fingers.
And then I drew them XD
Jen and Cocoa by Haruu-chan and LeekFish
ART MAJORS FTW
Robin and Toby copsplayed by usagi2ranpha and Little-islander
Alex has a plastic gun. Toby is going ARAFDHAJGJ. Robin is confused. Noting makes sense and all is right with the world.
The level of maturity is overwhelming.
They wanted to cosplay outerwear and underwear so they even made Vance and Frey's panties. Not only that, they also made extra ones for me to wear XD
Last but not least, amazing cosplay and photography by KashinoRei and Andy-K. They are in Germany so I wasn't able to meet them at Sakura-con, but hopefully I'll be able to visit a European con in the future
College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).College Life in Personal More Like This
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
Booyah California!Damn straight!Booyah California! in Personal More Like This
OFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP!I finally did it! It took months of sleepless nights and endless coding but I finally finished it! The official Fisheye Placebo website with lots of never before seen concept art and extras is now up atOFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP! in Personal More Like This
In other news, I'm honored to be part of deviantART's How-to Panel: Creator + Audience this Saturday 7/20 at 12:15 in Room 2 at the San Diego Comic Con! http://comic-con.deviantart.com/ If you're already going, be sure to drop by our panel!
KONY 2012: Stop the slaughterBecause no child should live in fear of being kidnapped and forced to kill their own parents.KONY 2012: Stop the slaughter in Personal More Like This
I assure you this video is worth every minute of your time.
"KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. Pledge your support at http://www.kony2012.com/ and continue to share this story.
GOAL: 500,000 shares"
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
J-Pop Summit and Comic Con! :DIt's been a crazy busy summer with conventions and working on the Axent Wear headphones! I barely have time to work on anything else right now Q_QJ-Pop Summit and Comic Con! :D in Personal More Like This
But anyway, I'll be at the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco's Japan Town this weekend 7/19-7/20th You can find me in the Kinokunia mall, on the 2nd floor near the elevators with books, prints, and more!
Come by and hang out! http://www.j-pop.com/2014/
I'm also honored to be part of deviantART's annual panels at San Diego Comic Con this year I look forward to seeing everyone again!
In the mean time, I've been working hard on making the 2nd prototype for the headphones. We are eager to release the Kickstarter as soon as possible. Once the headphones are on their way to production, I'll finally have time to finish the next Fisheye Placebo strip. I'm about half way done with the strip, though headphones have been keeping me very busy orz. But here's a preview of the next part!
Thanks for the support!
Attack on Titan Charity Art Book!Hey guys! My wonderful friends at Operation-Requiem organized this amazing charity art book! Please support their cause and pre-order your very own Attack on TItan Art Book~Attack on Titan Charity Art Book! in Personal More Like This
The book includes
- 75+ artists
- 80+ pages
- Hardcover book
- Limited edition extras!
All proceeds go to charity: water. If you have any questions regarding the artbook, please let them know by sending them a note!
The limited editions also come with postcards, stickers, buttons and keychains.
Pre-orders end on March 31st! Get them HERE before they're all gone!
Going to China!It's been almost five years since I last visited my homeland, and I'm excited and scared at the same time.Going to China! in Personal More Like This
My last visit in 2009 left me a bit traumatized but I think I'm okay now. My stepmother and half brother in China had tried to kill me with a kitchen knife. I was shaking and crying when I escaped in a taxi that night. After that event, I couldn't feel safe anymore. I changed my flight to return to the US sooner, and never wanted to go back again.
But that's in the past now. I miss my grandparents and other relatives. I miss the food, the cicadas, the unique mountainscape of Sichuan, and ever dwindling bits of the old city that's quickly being replaced by skyscrapers.
I'm looking forward to seeing how much China has changed. Though I'm not looking forward to breathing that air. Air pollution is such a constant health hazard that I had to buy hundreds of dollars worth of respirators for me and my grandparents. I will also be buying air purifiers (that's another five hundred dollars
DDs: Suggester's frustrationsWelcome to a new journal in this mini series about Daily Deviations. In the first one I let you know about what I think DDs represent, and then about some of my personal criteria to select them.DDs: Suggester's frustrations in Art Features More Like This
Now is time to focus on the suggesters. Those amazing (almost always human) beings who take a moment of their lives to go the extra mile when finding an amazing deviation and suggest it for consideration as a Daily Deviation. Ya know? I wouldn't be able to feature so many amazing art on my own! So before anything else, I want to take a moment to thank all the amazing people who suggest. Thank you guys!
As a person who also suggests DDs once in a while, I do understand the frustration suggesters often get. So I would like in this occasion to explain some of the reasons why th
DDs: To select or not to selectHey wazaaaaaap!DDs: To select or not to select in Art Features More Like This
In my last journal I talked about my stance on Daily Deviations. In this occasion I'll tell you some of the reasons that make me choose some artworks, and the reasons that make me not choose others. Hopefully it will be interesting for some, useful for others or simply a good reading if you're really boring.
What makes me choose a deviation to be featured?
Such a simple question with such an indefinite answer, and I apologize in advance for giving such a vague response but I'll put it simple: Sometimes not even I know!
There's not a secret formula I have to determine if a piece is going to be featured or not, sometimes I really have a hard time making a decision and it really is a case-by-case situation. The deviation needs to STAND OUT, be different, have that "wow" factor. Unfortunately this is very difficult to explain. However ther
Features: Original FanartsA collection of Original FanartFeatures: Original Fanarts in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art: "Artwork that is based on a character, costume, collage, item, or story that was created by someone other than the artist" - Wikipedia
With that definition, the term "Original Fanart" may seem contradictory. However the images featured in this article are the perfect example of artworks that are based or inspired in something already existing (thus being considered "Fanart") yet presenting the artist's original vision of said
Said in less fancy words: "Fanart presented in the artist original style"
We all love fanart. That's because we all are fans of at least one thing: a book, a movie, a TV show, a
PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksPE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS in Art Features More Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y
PE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learnPE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learn in Art Features More Like This
Walkthroughs, alongside tutorials, are always an excellent way to learn. It's really helpful to get educated through a tutorial which tells exactly what to do in a detailed way step by step. However at times what is even more helpful is to actually see the artist in action, there are things you need to see get done by yourself and here is where walkthroughs come into play.
There's always something fascinating about seeing the different stages of the creation process of a piece, and you can always learn from the artists and adapt part of said process to your own.
Besides showing part of this process through images which show the different stages of a piece, and
A brief history of FellaWe all know Fella. If you have been a member of deviantArt for at least 1 day it's quite probable you've encountered him at least once, he's everywhere! And this shouldn't come as a surprise, he's dA's mascot after all! But how much do you know about him? Let's take a look at a Brief History of deviantART's mascot.A brief history of Fella in Art Features More Like This
Fella was brought to life thanks to switched, who designed him back in April 2001 for a mascot contest.
Back then he didn't look exactly as we know him today, his figure was a lot more basic and circular and his expression wasn't as human as we're used to today. However his main features remain, his mischievous look and his colors, most probably based on the site layout's at the time
About hackers on DA and what you can do"Hacker alerts" are pretty common around DA and it has been for a long time. Journals warning you that there is a hacker loose at DA and will hack your account if you don't copy the journal and re-post it.About hackers on DA and what you can do in Deviant Events More Like This
Some variations can be: "There is a hacker that will block all your friends, leave nasty comments on other's profiles, will deactivate your account, will get you in trouble with the staff, etc." another could be "Don't watch *insert deviant's name here* because they will give you a virus if you do" there are a lot more variations, but you get the idea. These journals always end with something like "If you read this warning, spread the word and share it with your friends so they won't be the hacker's next victim!"
I know, reading something like this can feel terrifying and you might feel compelled to spread the word, you don't want you friends to be a victim of this terrible hacker!
I know people re-post these journals with good intentions, trying to warn others about this supposed ha
Traditional and Digital Mixed MediaFix That Miscat! is a series of articles aiming to help you distinguish between galleries that are commonly confused or abused in the category system here on deviantART. In this occasion we'll talk about Mixed Media, both Traditional and Digital.Traditional and Digital Mixed Media in Art Features More Like This
Mixed Media within deviantArt refers to artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed. For example, a drawing that combines color pencils, watercolors and inks in the same canvas.
To be considered as Mixed Media, an artwork needs to combine 2 or more traditional or digital mediums. However a big misconception is that Mixed Media refers only to artworks combining digital AND traditional and this is not entirely true. The combination can also be between traditional mediums only or digital mediums only and in fact, when you intend to submit to this category, you'll
Deviousness Award Interview with lintu47What is this Awesome Achievement?Deviousness Award Interview with lintu47 in Art Features More Like This
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out
on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
The Deviousness Award for March 2013 goes to lintu47.
But.... who is lintu47?
Hey there For those of you that may not know me yet, on dA I’m lintu47, a dedicated member of this community since December 2006, that is sometimes believed to be a bot due to being spotted everywhere lol. In real life, I’m a 22 y/o med student that grew up surrounded by animals. I love cats :iconimhappyplz: and I have one Siamese lady, but over the years I’ve also had 3 budgies. I am scared of dentists, don’t like elevators very m
DD Themed Week: Manga Chapters!Manga Chapters & PagesDD Themed Week: Manga Chapters! in Art Features More Like This
Hello everyone!! :iconsupertackleplz:
Forgive me for being late with all my duties, I couldn't be more busy with uni I hope it stops being so stressful soon! I'm exhausted!
But... Let's not waste our time on unimportant things!! We have a wonderful event happening this week! It's our DD themed week for March and it's dedicated to Manga Chapters & Pages! :iconstephencolbertomgplz:
Later on this week I'll be posting my ideas for a revamp of the Manga & Anime gallery regarding Manga as sequential art and I'll ask for your input! Stay tuned!!
Without further ado, here are the Daily Deviations given so far this week!
The suggester said: "MLTY:: Page 1 by *saiyukiluver is definitely an upcoming mang
PE: Daily Deviations and Descriptions!Hello and welcome everyone! :iconmoewinkplz:PE: Daily Deviations and Descriptions! in Art Features More Like This
In recent years the question regarding Daily Deviations and Descriptions has been brought up many times. Should DDs include a little description about why they were chosen? Should they be blank so as to let people find out their own reasons for enjoying the featured pieces...? Today we will take a look at the different perspectives on this subject! From community members to community volunteers, let's hear what they have to say!
Daily Deviations: To include or not to include descriptions :iconkarinwhatplz:
Descriptions or write-ups often include the reasons why said Daily Deviation was chosen, highlighting details that might go unnoticed or expressing the suggester and/or the CVs feelings towards the piece in question. Including a descripion or not is up to each individual CV. Ones prefer writing something for it, others don't. In the end it's just a matter of preference!
I made a poll asking the community what they th
Last call! Manga/Anime Repeating Contest!Monthly Repeating Manga & Anime contest!Last call! Manga/Anime Repeating Contest! in Deviant Events More Like This
Edit: Last call for entries! Judging will be done in 18hours from now! Get your entries in asap! Winners and New theme for the Contest will be announced tomorrow! Hurry up!
Hello there again my darling snowflakes!
I'm very excited to announce that from now on, every month we will be hosting our Monthly Repeating Manga and Anime contest! I hope you'll have lots of fun with them! And if you have any idea for a contest theme, feel free to leave a comment here!
A little F.A.Q before we get started :iconjumpingla-plz:
How does this work?
Every month I'll give you a theme and you'll have to create a Manga/Anime styled entry according to it
Is Fan Art or Fan Characters allowed?
I'm afraid not Only Original Characters and universes are allowed. Your Naruto based OC, for example, isn't elligible to enter or win.
Can we submit pre-existing works that fit the theme?
Nope. All entries must be made specifically fo
Manga Mondays! #2:iconbummy3: Welcome to the second issue of Manga Mondays !!!:iconbummy3:Manga Mondays! #2 in Art Features More Like This
Hope you enjoy this week's selection of M&A artworks <3
*- No More Vodka Violetta -* by AsuHan
Spring Breeze by rhymebox
Hope you liked them! Remember to fave the article so that more people can see these beautiful jewels and also drop by to leave your thoughts & faves on them <333
See you Next Monday!! :iconjumpingla-plz:
Manga Mondays #3Hello again to Manga Mondays!! <3 Hope you'll enjoy this little selection of artworks from the M&A gallery!Manga Mondays #3 in Art Features More Like This
Please if you have any ideas or suggestions to improve the galleries, leave them here: http://fav.me/d5xltkn Thank you!!
PE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style Basic notions for drawing heads and facesPE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style in Art Features More Like This
Welcome back everyone! Today I'm going to teach you the basics of drawing a face. Before I start, I want to clarify that this is the way I do it, but there are a thousand other methods that you can follow, make sure you understand the concepts and apply them the best you can, you don't have to stictly do it like I do, develop your own way and keep on learning!
Many artists suggest using circles to start sketching the head and the body but... I don't use them. I've never used them. I tried using them in the past and it only resulted in messed up lines and strange-looking faces and heads. So I dropped the circles. If you feel comfortable using them, I bow to you and I encourage you to keep using them, but I'm afraid you won't see any circles in my tutorial
Steps, Tips & Tricks when drawing Faces for beginners
See bigger version in sta.sh http://sta.sh/02a057y5vj
#Manga Mondays!Welcome to the first installment of #MangaMondays! This is dedicated to iingo for suggesting it!#Manga Mondays! in Art Features More Like This
Hope you liked them <33 see you next monday! Have a wonderful week!!
M/A Repeating Contest - Winners AnnouncementHello everyone!!! :iconmuahplz:M/A Repeating Contest - Winners Announcement in Deviant Events More Like This
Hope you had a fantastic week! Mine was busy as ever! But the month has come and gone and it's time to bring our Repeating Contest to a close! Judging the entries was tough for all of them were incredibly beautiful! I didn't expect to see such quality and impressive designs among the entries, you guys are fascinating artists! I wish I could give you all endless prizes!!
But it was a tough call... Only three pieces were to be selected, and judging was done based on the following criteria:
Effective inclusion of the plant on the design (so as to be recognizable at first sight)General appeal & originality of the designSkills shown
So, without further ado, let me introduce you to our winners! :iconstephencolbertomgplz:
Miisu's Come on, Wake up!
Beta Launch: Film, deviantART muro in Sta.shHello everyone!Beta Launch: Film, deviantART muro in Sta.sh in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Today we're bringing you some major changes for Film & Animation deviations, and also some new tools for deviantART muro and Sta.sh Writer!
Film submission through Sta.sh
The first major change for Film is that Sta.sh is now properly equipped to support film submissions! While it was sort of possible in the past, Sta.sh can now store and submit film files the same way other filetypes can be stored and submitted.
Keep in mind that you have to have film submission privileges in order to submit films to deviantART. For more information on this, please read this FAQ: :faq842:
Film Deviation Page Changes
The second change is regarding the layout of film deviations. The old film layout was designed with an older version of deviantART in mind, and this change places Film submissions back up to speed with the rest of the site. The Film deviation page has been updated to
Autocomplete for MentionsWe've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes it easier than ever to interact with your friends!Autocomplete for Mentions in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
When using @ to Mention a deviant or Group, a list will now appear in a menu while you type that includes deviants and Groups you +Watch, as well as deviants who have already commented in the conversation. This addition makes conversation more dynamic than ever, as communication becomes even easier.
Note that this feature is only available on places where the "Add Media" button is available (comments, deviation descriptions, Journals, etc.).
Try it out!
This addition has been launched to Beta Testers, so feel free to try it out by using @ to Mention deviants you +Watch! We'd appreciate any and all feedback you have. Feedback can be left in the comments on this document, and if you encounter any bugs or other issues, please file them in the de
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
Site Update: Update to deviantART MobileIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Update to deviantART Mobile in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Update to deviantART Mobile
In October, we launched the new mobile site to everyone, and while we stand by its design and functionality, we received valid statements regarding older devices not being compatible with the new layout. With this in mind, we've brought back the old mobile site for older devices, with the option to switch to one or the other depending on your preference.
For said devices, a banner will appear on the main deviantART page that says, "Touch here to switch to deviantART's legacy mobile site," which will reload the page with the old mobil
Deviant and Art MentionsMentions: Connecting PeopleDeviant and Art Mentions in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Mentions are a new, highly requested feature that makes engaging friends and artists in conversation more dynamic than ever before.
What is a Mention?
A Mention is when a deviant’s username, icon, or artwork is included in a comment or Journal. Mentions create links to the deviants or artwork you include, allowing you to highlight artists and engage deviants with ease.
Links to pages on deviantART can quickly be distinguished by their bold, dark-blue color, while external links are darker and have an arrow indicating you are leaving deviantART.
Deviants you mention are notified in the new Mentions section of the Message Center, making engaging and involving others in conversation a simple, hassle-free experience.
How to Mention
There are four ways to mention a deviant.
Prints Integration on Deviation PagesUPDATE, October 1: This feature has now been rolled out to an additional set of deviants outside of the Beta Testing program. If you'd like to be the first to try out new features like this one, upgrade to a Premium Membership and enable Beta Testing in your Account Settings.Prints Integration on Deviation Pages in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Today we're bringing you an easier way to purchase art on deviantART! When viewing a deviation that is enabled as a Print, you'll be met with a sleek new menu that is designed to be simple and straightforward.
We've moved the Prints functionality from its own separate page and placed it within the deviation page, to help artists sell more of their work, and to reduce friction for buyers looking to purchase art they love.
Valentine's Day Art Exchange!Valentine's Day Art Exchange! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DIGITAL LOVE IS IN THE AIR!
The Valentine Exchange is back! We asked you to create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the Valentine Exchange category. Now, it’s time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! From February 12th to 19th, the “Send a Valentine” button has been activated on deviation pages for deviations in the Valentine Exchange category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!
CREATE THE LOVE
Create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the
Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2015The Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! Break out the virtual glitter and cyber candy hearts, and create valentines for your fellow deviants to send to their special someones!Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2015 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DIGITAL LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Break out the candy hearts and crafting paper, because the Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now's the time to create valentines for your fellow deviants to share with their special someones.
Take part and help spread the love!
Start now by creating a digital valentine to be submitted to the Valentine Exchange category. Then, from February 11th to 16th, deviations in the Valentine Exchange category can be sent as valentines to your friends and loved ones!
How It Works
Create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the
This meme looked fun :3Oh read this, you know you want to.This meme looked fun :3 in Personal More Like This
Choose 3 of your OCs. They can be from anything. Original stories, fanfic OCs, whatever. It doesn't matter. None of this matters.
(They're not mine, but I use them as my puppets in my comics. So let's pretend they're my comic characters (which works nicely since their characters are different from their actual selves) so without further ado...)
1) So. Introduce yourselves. Are you related in any way, or do you have no idea who the hell each other is?
Anette: Well I'd say we all know each other.
Tuomas: That we do.
Marco: And thankfully we aren't related. That could get dangerous.
2) Great, great. So. Ever gotten a blowjob?
Anette: Well, given the circumstances...
Marco: Anette's given a few...
Anette: Go to hell.
Tuomas: No comment.
3) HURR. That last question was uncalled for! Anyhoo. What do you like doing when no one else is looking?
Tuomas: I sing in the shower.
Anette: We all know what Marco does...
Marco: Now that's
Guess who broke their trackpad...Meeeeeeeeee. Not really the trackpad itself though, I can still move my mouse around and whatnot. I just can't click. I was working on the comic and when I clicked in order to start drawing, my finger fell through my laptop. Tuomas, I have found the trapdoor that takes me there. So I'm going to have to find another way to work on page 5 until either my brother fixes it or I get a new laptop all together, which is what I really need. My current laptop is nearly six years old, which isn't bad, but it's not a mac so it probably should have just thrown in the towel years ago. It also doesn't help that my sister practically abused it before it became mine. But I have had to wipe it 4 times, replace Windows on it entirely twice, the disk drive doesn't work (mainly because it keeps falling out of my laptop), and it's held together with duck tape. It also has Jack Sparrow glued to the front of it, but that's not important. What's important is my laptop sucks. And so does my internet. Add thoseGuess who broke their trackpad... in Personal More Like This
Huge journal time, yes?Some time soon, probably tomorrow, I will be writing a huge journal that only a few of you will actually care about. I've been in school and job hunting and girl crushing and moving Kaitlyn into my basement, so I of course have had a lot to say and no one to say it to because I feel like no one wants to listen to my problems. So who's gonna put up with a freaking huge journal entry?Huge journal time, yes? in Personal More Like This
I love my family.At dinner tonight we somehow got onto the topic of putting "in my pants" after every song we could think of. After we ran out of songs, we decided to do it to every song on my phone. These are a few of my favorites:I love my family. in Personal More Like This
Bye Bye Beautiful in my pants
Cadence of Her Last Breath in my pants
Eurodancer in my pants
Feel For You in my pants
Follow Me in my pants
Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie in my pants
Headstrong in my pants
Heart Full of Fire in my pants
I Don't love you in my pants
I Think I'm Paranoid in my pants
I Want My Tears Back in my pants
Last Ride of the Day in my pants
Meadows of Heaven in my pants
Over the Hills and Far Away in my pants
Paralyzer in my pants
Rest Calm in my pants
Sacrament of Wilderness in my pants
Slaying the Dreamer in my pants
Sleepyhead in my pants
Slow, Love, Slow in my pants
Storytime in my pants
The Heart Asks Pleasure First in my pants
This Love, This Hate in my pants
Turn Loose the Mermaids in my pants
Uprising in my pants
What You Want in my pants
While Your Lips
I Give In XDI have decided to do comic requests because of some deviants *cough* :iconOurHandOfSorrow: and :iconTheSlainDreamer: *cough cough* At first my only problem was that I didn't think anyone would actually request anything. After I was proven wrong by these two I have changed my mind on that My other problem is that my sister moved out so I have to give her her laptop back and that's what I make comics on. It is possible to do it on the iMac downstairs but I would have to download paint and it's not exactly a private computer. At any given time someone could walk down there needing the computer and I would have to stop and it would take even longer to make comics. The other thing is my brother likes to freak me out by taking control of the iMac from his mac book upstairs so I could only work when he's not home. So all in all, I don't want to end up taking eight years to finish what you guys request. What I'm going to try to do is get a new charger and battery for my old laptop that diI Give In XD in Personal More Like This
Summer Vacaaaaa :DDDYes, I did find it necessary to shorten the word vacation just so I could add extra A's to make it more exciting I've been out of school since last Wednesday, and on that day I continued my tradition that I've had since seventh grade. Every year on the last day of school, after I get out, I go home and fall asleep about an hour or two after I get home. I then sleep for about 14 or so hours and wake up the next day completely recharged and ready for summer. My first full day of summer was spent with my friends Kaitlyn, ViVi, and Alex and we all went to the park and then sat in the bed of Kaitlyn's truck until almost 2 in the morning. Then I went car shopping for a couple days and found a nice '96 Honda Prelude. It's black with black cloth interior and it's clean and still in one piece! AND HAS A BLOODY AWESOME STEREO! Guess who will be blaring Nightwish down the freeway!!! MEEE! It also looks like it was on the show "Pimp My Ride" though The previous owner spray painted the brSummer Vacaaaaa :DDD in Personal More Like This
I'm a Stripper! :DToday I had to go in to work on Phantom and while I was there I got my job. Originally I was assigned as a staircase mover and/or backup chandelier operator. Today we had dress rehearsals so we got to work on getting everyone changed and on stage in time. It didn't go as well as planned the first time, so the director assigned people to help the main characters with their wardrobe. Faith (talked about in the previous journal entry), being the main character, has 80 billion outfit changes in the show, and some of them have to be done in anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute. If you have ever tried to put on a ballgown in that time span, you know how difficult it is, but I'm guessing most of you have not. So while I was sitting backstage waiting for someone to tell me what to do, Faith ran by me, grabbed my hand, and told me she needed my help while dragging me into the dressing room with her. I asked her what she needed help with and she told me she had to change before the next scene, wI'm a Stripper! :D in Personal More Like This
Storytime and Lady Crush XDJust now getting home so I was just able to see the Storytime video. Needless to say, it was beyond orgasmic. And I'm letting all of you know that I've seen it because last time I didn't tell you and I got bombarded with links XD Don't feel bad if you're one of the people who sent a link to me, it's still nice to know that I have a bunch of people to keep me up to speed on things since I signed my life away when I volunteered to help with The Phantom of the Opera at my school. And that leads me to the second subject of this journal.Storytime and Lady Crush XD in Personal More Like This
The girl who plays Christine is absurdly hot. And her voice is just as beautiful as she is, which is pretty damn beautiful. I'm not the only one who thinks it either. You could literally go up to just about anyone involved in that entire production, both cast and crew, and simply say "Dude, Faith is hot." and they'd be like "Hell yes she is!" And I already know her from summer school, so she'll come and talk to me when they don't need her on stage, which ma
Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS!Update: Just TWO days left to get your entries in!!!!!Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS! in Art Features More Like This
To honour the creation of CRPhotography, we are hosting our first official contest - with a fantastic bunch of prizes donated by communityrelations and various groups! There are a few rules, and a theme to follow, but other than that - have fun and get creating. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask 3wyl or myself, or note the group.
Submit your photograph into CRPhotography's gallery folder here. Simply click the 'Suggest a favourite' button in the top right hand corner and select your deviation. Once it has been approved, it will appear within the contest gallery.
April 30th [Midnight PST]
Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ"How do I protect my photography and art in general?"Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ in Art Features More Like This
"As Eitvys200 pointed out, at least 1 journal per month makes it to the top of the list and is about stealing art. Sometimes this is something small such as posting a piece to facebook, other times you see hoards of pieces on a website selling wallpapers or something similar. Regardless of how it happens, or where, it can hurt just as much to see your hard work disregarded and especially someone else profiting or taking credit.
Protecting work is a huge deal for some people, and not for others. It depends entirely on your outlook - how you view your work and indeed whether or not there needs to be some constrictions on it due to the content being a child, or family member. But how do we protect our work properly from art theft and wrongful use? The simple answer is you can't provide for every eventuality. Even if you upload your work to a website where right click -> copy is disabled,
Everyday we're CV'ingAs a Community Volunteer - I do as much or as little within the community that I feel comfortable doing. We're not pressured to do this and that, we don't even have to give a Daily Deviation every day, we choose how we promote our selected galleries/chats and forums and we're not fixed to any specific rule on how much or how little we do. But I do believe that it's important to share with you just what the community volunteers do and why we do it. More importantly it's so easy to get lost on this site full of many people - and miss out on the awesome that's going on. So I'm going to share with you exactly what the latest awesome is...Everyday we're CV'ing in Deviant Events More Like This
Almost every week since October last year the Community Volunteers have been working hard both independently and as part of small teams to bring You Project Educate.
Project Educate is about bringing forward art forms whether they are popular or overlooked and giving
Photography Troubleshooting: PetsPhotographing pets whether for yourself or as part of a job, is becoming increasingly popular and the demand for tips and tutorials is ever on the increase. Within this weeks article we hope to give you a few pointers and answer a few queries that might have come up. Talty asked us this...Photography Troubleshooting: Pets in Deviant Events More Like This
"My camera has a pets & kids setting but they still come out blurry.
I've tried every setting, so far I've had better results with the "EASY"
setting, but they still come out only decent."
Talty is using a high end Canon Powershot which is fantastic for things like still life photography, landscapes and working up close with static options and scenery. But when it comes to photographing animals and in particular as Talty is attempting - kittens, it doesn't compensate for the difficulties such a subject poses. For example kittens are incredibly wriggly, and as Talty has found, getting them to stay still in any one place is a nightmare! So naturally you need a camera that can al
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing AutumnFor many Photographers, Autumn is now officially here and is one of the most exciting seasons to capture in terms of colour, change and vistas. Early morning mist, late afternoon sun, orange, red and golden hues - Autumn has a lot to offer in many countries. If you're like me, Autumn often arrives all at once and it can be tricky to know how to make the best of the season before it's over. A couple of days of high winds and rain can ruin the best Autumnal captures by ripping the leaves down before you've even got the chance to snap - so it's great to be prepared for the season.Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing Autumn in Deviant Events More Like This
Leading lines are particularly useful. Yet so many people quote ' Look for leading lines...' or 'You've captured the leading lines here perfectly' and really do we even know properly what they are? The purpose of a leading line is to draw a viewers eye into the photograph and then on a journey - through it. Think of it as a visual narrative. They can be intentional and ind
February 2013 Daily Deviation Roundups!Once again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! EnjoyFebruary 2013 Daily Deviation Roundups! in Deviant Events More Like This
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Photography Troubleshooting:How to Photograph FoodMany of us lament about a lack of subjects to Photograph - and almost just as many of us create something on a daily basis that with a bit of presentation, can look like a masterpiece. Food is one of the most accessible Photographic subjects and if you've no idea where to start, hopefully this article will give you a few pointers. Firstly, you don't need an expensive D-SLR in order to capture some of the food masterpieces you see around.Photography Troubleshooting:How to Photograph Food in Deviant Events More Like This
The above was taken with a Sony Cybershot which is a good quality point and shoot camera. As you can see, the focus is crisp, the quality is good and the lighting is adequate. It works well - and it's easy enough to achieve whether you have a D-SLR or something smaller.
Before you start cooking - get prepared. It's the simplest easiest thing to say and you'll likely roll your eyes at such a mundane instruction but there have been many times when I've found mysel