Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…Authentic Citizenship in deviantART Blog More Like This
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture in deviantART Blog More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by $techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
Cthulhu is Still CallingThe Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acquired self-awareness and began trying to explain themselves to themselves as they sat round their fires built at the mouths of their caves.Cthulhu is Still Calling in deviantART Blog More Like This
is Still Calling
Wed Feb 29, 2012, 7:00 PM
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article
I couldn’t help
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureFebruary 27, 2013/by $techgnoticThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future in deviantART Blog More Like This
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You Are The Future
Forward by $techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain Revolutionby
Shisha Pipes at Three A.M. ...There's nothing quite like sitting back on pillows in a dim room with painted murals and UV lights discussing the problems of the world and how we can change the future for the better through the aromatic smoke of several shisha pipes with complete strangers. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone.Shisha Pipes at Three A.M. ... in Personal More Like This
I feel like I can change the world. Maybe not in big ways, but in small, baby steps. I want to finish this animation, I want to get my message out. I want to make a graphic novel that underlines current issues through the eyes of my characters; I want to make a difference. I feel justified in knowing I'm not the only one who thinks like this.
I want to change the world.
... Damn, this sounded so much better in my head at 3a.m. in the cafe toilets when I thought of it.
Meet Louis?Now that I've made you look ...Meet Louis? in Personal More Like This
Anyone in Düsseldorf, Germany, who is going to the DoKoMi con should keep their eyes peeled for :iconmonsieurlefrereduroi: and her girlfriend, who will be dressed as Louis and James respectively this Sunday (19th). She's dressed as Louis before, and cuts an absolutely fabulous~ figure:
I thought people only cosplayed famous characters?
And I am super excited to see photos this time around, especially since she's outdoing herself yet again and making new, more exact costumes ...
Sneak-peaks, what a tease!
I am so flattered that people like my characters enough to want to cosplay them, especially when they do such a bang-up job of it. I will not be there, because I live all the way on the other side of the world in Singapore, but anyone over there do say hi! They're friendly people!
Merry Christmas and SHIPS!!!I friggin' love this grey weather, like you have no idea. So I leap on any chance I get to go out into it, and as always I force :icongellyh: to come with me. Following some advice we went to the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam yesterday to see the LKJSDKLZDJLKS replica of the18th century East Indiaman Amsterdam.Merry Christmas and SHIPS!!! in Personal More Like This
Caution: Slippery when wet.
EEEEEEEEE SHIPS!!! Of course this totally counts as research for my animation major this year and everything,
The Captain gets all the best things.
Chillin' in the Captain's Cabin.
To the Captain's Command!
We found some BARRELS!!
Biggest goddamn barrels I've ever seen.
And also tried our hands at the guns.
*Gellyh knows how to use a swivel cannon.
Evidently ... I don't.
But it was seriously cramped in there, especially in the guests' cabins for transporting important people.
No, I mean really, really cramped.
Fooling around top-side:
Fabulous view from up here, daaarling~
And then there was a gallery full
Com. AT: Taking care of your kit. One Week Left!!Hello watercolor friends This is the another installment of an ongoing feature called AquaTips. Members of the club are encouraged to submit tips and techniques they discovered or use to create and enjoy watercolors. Just send a note to the club with "Tip" in the subject line and we will put it into our AquaTips collection. Come together watercolorists, and share the treasure that is our knowledge!Com. AT: Taking care of your kit. One Week Left!! in Personal More Like This
This is a community AquaTip. That means dA members can answer this question in the comments to share their thoughts so others may learn from their knowledge. So give us a hand and share our knowledge!
Topic: Taking care of your watercolors kit.
How do you keep your brushes in top shape?
How often do you clean your palette?
Where do you store your paper?
Keeping your pans/tubes as good as new
Any useful tip you'd like to add?
AquaTalk: ChencoIlufiHello watercolorists! It's time for another installment of AquaTalk! As you know, each month, we will choose a member of #watercolorists to interview. You will gain insight to their general artistic goals, their watercolor technique, and little of their personality as well.AquaTalk: ChencoIlufi in Personal More Like This
This month we interviewed ~ChencoIlufi. What I really like about his work is that he doesn't take the easy way out, his backgrounds are very elaborate and he often chooses the most complicated perspective! We could all learn from his bravery. I had a blast selecting his artwork for this feature, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
First of all, please tell us a bit about yourself.
Myself.. I've grown looking fighting series and videogames, time ago those were the things inspired my art, until I left the last school year.
Now my art have very different feelings, damn tv... and damn school too D:
I started from 0 again building myself and my art with all I consider G
Goodbye 2011I won't miss you. There were a lot of good things that happened to me this year, and a lot of good memories to go with them....but I'm not sad to see it go. There was a lot of sadness, and a good deal of loss, unforgettable memories nonetheless. I'm glad to have made new friends, kept a hold on old and dear ones, and somehow keep ahold of my senses while I was at it! But I didn't really have that much to begin with....hmmm. Anyway, I look forward to 2012. Thank you 2011Goodbye 2011 in Personal More Like This
Get your wooden ARSE back in there!!!!Or, How persnickety and Old-Falling-Apart Chairs Make Me Shout at the Darned Inanimate ObjectGet your wooden ARSE back in there!!!! in Personal More Like This
Ahhhh.......the things I shout at inanimate objects. This time was the aforesaid falling apart chair which I happen to be sitting on, and, being the fidgety person that I am, when I tried to adjust it, the back Popped off.
I confess, when I am frustrated by something, I have an unholy urge to shout at it, thinking that it will somehow help.....Pfffff. It never helps. Ever. But this time I shouted at the chair something which, in my opinion( which, as we all know is just ooooh so humble), was kind of funny....though I didn't realize it until dear ~EllaNyx came in after hearing my heated exclamation all the way in her room and, not quite believing that such a thing was said and yet believing it simply because it was I who said it, demanded to know what on earth had possessed me to say such a thing. After explaining to her the Story of That Darned Chair
Ballistic Publishing d’artiste Fashion DesignHey guys!Ballistic Publishing d’artiste Fashion Design in Personal More Like This
I wanted to let you know that I am one of the featured artists/authors in ballistic publishing's new digital master class book, d'artiste Fashion Design. I have an interview, tutorial, and gallery section in the book. Be sure to check it out!
Updating my shop for the holidaysHey guys!Updating my shop for the holidays in Personal More Like This
I wanted to let you know that I am fiiinally updating my Etsy shop in time for the holidays. I will be adding more
prints, bookmarks, and necklaces
this week. You can check out what I have so far in my shop by clicking the image below.
*****Click the image to go to my shop*****
Nerd Glee! I'm Glerding!I'm going to see Spiderman!Nerd Glee! I'm Glerding! in Personal More Like This
And then I'm going to see Stan Lee!
In real life!
RoF Feature: The Warrior and the MageRoF Feature: The Warrior and the Mage in Art Features More Like This
The Warrior and the Mage
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Fantasy Knightby Fatmarco
.:Goddess of Victory:.by EVentrue
Garen League of Legendsby DavidRapozaArt
Dark waterby anndr
Applibot Illustration 9by alexnegrea
RoF Feature: In the Shadow of DragonsRoF Feature: In the Shadow of Dragons in Art Features More Like This
In the Shadow of Dragons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Survive. by =ChunLoCompanions by *Mr--Jack
The Gathering Quiet by ~c3rmen
Grove of the Infinite by ~mobius-9Legend of Cryptids by *alexnegreaAncient Red Dragon Ragorath by ~luffie
more SBFFFrom this week's TV Guide:more SBFF in Personal More Like This
Saturday mornings are super again. Harkening back to the glory days the 1970s and '80s when kids got their weekends going with Super Friends and School House Rock, Cartoon Network is launching DC Nation, a programming block that showcases the heroes of the DC Comics library. Anchoring the hour will be the CGI show Green Lantern: The Animated Series (10am/9c) and the continuation of the first season of Young Justice (10:30am/9:30c). Scattered Throughout the hour are animated shorts and interstitials with news and vignettes from around the DC universe.
Though some of the shorts feature big names like Superman and Batman, many will put the spotlight on "characters we've always wanted to see animated, but that might not be able to support a whole series," says Peter Giardi, senior vice president at Warner Bros. Animation, which is coordinating the block. Among the second-tier characters featured are Black Lightenin
BRONYCON Documentary is COMPLETE!BRONYCON Documentary is COMPLETE! in Personal More Like This
It's finally finished! It's been several months in the making, and took the dedicated efforts of some very passionate people to complete.
For those of you who may not know, Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony is a documentary (Produced by Michael Brockhoff, Executive Produced by John de Lancie, Tara Strong and myself) that endeavors to enlighten anyone who may be curious about who this unexpected fandom is comprised of, and just exactly why these adults are so passionate about something that was never intended for them.
You can purchase the documentary for download HERE!!!!
A gigantic thanks to all the generous backers who funded the film on Kickstarter. Your enthusiasm and support ensured the film could be held to a very high production standard. Additional thanks to the contributors: the bronies who agreed to be interviewed and/or to share their st
Myers Briggs and all that jazz...Now, I don't necessary like being filed into a neat little box, but I do rather enjoy looking at the boxes and seeing which ones are the most Dizzy-shaped.Myers Briggs and all that jazz... in Personal More Like This
I'm an INFP. Introverted, intuitive, feeling, perceiving.
"Personality traits of an INFP: creative, smart, idealist, loner, attracted to sad things, disorganized, avoidant, can be overwhelmed by unpleasant feelings.
Prone to quitting, prone to feelings of loneliness, ambivalent of the rules, solitary, daydreams about people to maintain a sense of closeness, focus on fantasies, acts without planning, low self confidence, emotionally moody, can feel defective, prone to lateness, likes esoteric things.
Wounded at the core, feels shame, frequently losing things, prone to sadness, prone to dreaming about a rescuer, disorderly, observer, easily distracted, does not like crowds, can act without thinking, private, can feel uncomfortable around others, familiar with the dark side, hermit.
More likely to support marijuana legalizati
One of my favorite things about StoryboardsIs coming up with your own method to drawing characters. It's like, making them your own and suddenly it feels like I'm doing boards of my own characters and having them play out in ways unique to me. I constantly struggle with this, ever since I got hired doing board revisions, but as time goes on and I've been watching other artists here in the studio do their thing, I've been inspired time and again to make the characters more and more my own. I may start posting some bot art, obviously nothing from the show because that's a no no, but basically just little doodles in the fashion I enjoy drawing them.One of my favorite things about Storyboards in Personal More Like This
This pointlessly pointy post brought to you by cake frosting.