The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
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
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
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
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
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
Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015! in Art Features More Like This
Taking your art to the next level in 2015!
Duel of the fates
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
Famously said by many, “Ninety percent of success is showing up.” How true it is about a soul killing combination: looking at what our own first efforts in any endeavor, particularly art, result in, and then looking at the works of far more experienced artists. Giving up always seems the logical, if panicked,
Coven - The Master Race, Powers OptionalWatch depthRADIUSCoven - The Master Race, Powers Optional in Art Features More Like This
The FX Channel has just concluded the highly successful third season of its American Horror Story series.
Each season has featured its own stand-alone storyline, insuring against series stagnation and creating a story competition as the ever-ravenous horror audience eagerly awaits each season’s next outrageous attempt to top the last. Coven, the third entry in the series, a witchcraft genre entry, has not disappointed. Its star, Jessica Lange, was nominated for a Golden Globe. Critical reception, despite the considerable gory fx (envelope-pushing for net
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?"
365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily DrawingsWatch depthRADIUS365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawings in Art Features More Like This
Days of Doodles
Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawing
Foreword by techgnotic
Gabriel Picolo is a graphic design student in Brazil who has provided at least two people—me and himself—a most compelling reason for getting out of bed every morning in 2014. He calls it the 365 Days of Doodles Project, for which he creates, each day, one of his wildly imaginative pencil sketch and ink drawings (quite a bit more elevated than a “doodle”—more like a free-flowing meditation).
WTFlash>Adobe Flash has a bad habit of crashing when I go to save my filesWTFlash in Personal More Like This
>Finals week = Probability of crashing is 500 times more likely than normal
Hoe don't do it.
Hoe don't do it.
Oh mah Gawd.
And people wonder why I'm so stressed during finals week.
break to post funny pony things now back to work
plzFrikkin' this so hard. Have had way too many people bitch at me about requests I supposedly owe them so now I just don't take anymore :iconwhywouldffffplz:plz in Personal More Like This
I mean people can drop requests on me all they want but there's absolutely no guarantee or obligation for me to do them Might end up drawing one that stands out to me but ignore another one, which is nothing personal against the person who pitched the idea.
of course art trades are an entirely different situation
and now someone will inevitably take this the wrong way and bitch me out
sorry dude just had to get this off my chest
BuzzFeed quizzesBuzzFeed quizzes be like...BuzzFeed quizzes in Personal More Like This
:iconpink-fplz: for Fash-
:iconpink-rplz: for Rocks.
That :iconpink-oplz: is missing its tail.
NopeWent back to art school today~Nope in Personal More Like This
Was in a computer lab from 4 to 8pm and sometime after 6 it started smelling like apples.
Sat there in confusion for a while because that particular computer lab had no Macs.
this will fly right over some people's heads. Oh well~
3D Pony Creator This thing.3D Pony Creator in Personal More Like This
In an earlier attempt at broadening my pony horizons I attempted to make a 3D Saturia with said Pony Creator, and came across three things that were just plain odd;
1) Celestia-base mane and tail don't allow for four colors. Dafuq.
2) Dat trot cycle.
3) SFM ponies have no knees.
For real, doe.
FOR REAL, DOE.
As someone who likes drawing characters that make even the smallest amount of anatomical sense, this has been buggin' me nonstop for like three months.
goshdangit i need to go make a fuckin' comic this hiatus/school is gettin' to me again
Free Speech, and all it entailsLawd Jesus news is at it again.Free Speech, and all it entails in Personal More Like This
I was going to keep my mouth shut about this because mine seems to be an unpopular opinion, but y'know...since the story is on the news literally right now, I feel like giving my two cents on Free Speech and the Freedom of Expression artists so rely on.
I'm of the opinion that, why yes, I should be able to say whatever the fuck I feel like without worrying about offending someone. Because let's face it, the phrase "I'm offended" on the Internet has become a certain kind of Troll-Bait. Say you're offended on the Internet and you'll be bombarded with trolls shouting at you to get the fuck off the Internet and run back to ur mum.
I don't remember who said it first, but someone well-known said something to the effect of;
"You are free to say what you want, but you are not free from the consequences of that which you have said."
If I insulted someone's mother to their face they would beat the shit o
Politically incorrect:iconemptyspaceplz:Politically incorrect in Personal More Like This
Dat finaleI am fangirling like crazy omgDat finale in Personal More Like This
dat fight scene
*other things that are spoilers but I will not say them because some people have not watched it yet*
Guilty-pleasure OTP is officially a thing
Character development is 100% congruent with both hella-long stories I've been working on for almost a year
Today was a good pony day
grievousfan's Creative Processgrievousfan's Creative Process in Personal More Like This
*real life obligations!*
*working hard and hardly working*
Y U DO DIS!!!"
"Let's post this sh*yay*t."
"Look at what I wasted two weeks of my life on! Looooook aaaaat iiiiiiiit."
Sleeping Spike by Felix-KoT
New journal :BWell, I want to get that depressing journal off of my page cause it sucks. BUNew journal :B in Personal More Like This
But doesn't mean I forgive them. I won't for awhile. I do feel sorry for them though, they'll regret losing me.
Anywhore, I have been drawing people's ATs which I am excited to see what I get and stuff.
Oh, and also.
MY BIRTHDAY. ITS ALMOST HERE. I'M SO EXCITED. Imma gonna be 17~ woo.
Plus I'm getting the best present ever. c:
So I'm trying to be positive, as much as I can. I also am already working on my Malon cosplay for A-kon next year. When RichardJK18 gets here I'm gonna help on his OoT Link cosplay.
But now, I think I'm gonna take a nap or something, or play fallout and take my frustration out on things in the capital wasteland.
Devious Journal EntrySo today is the day of fate,Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
My own special anniversary. I won't mourn though, I don't need to.
But Matthew, you are peacefully at rest in Heaven with God. I'm proud because I know you'll be there. You wanted so very much for me, and I sure as hell got lost along the way. But I have someone I think if you were alive, you'd like to meet. He keeps me safe like you wanted, I remember that, his name is Rikki, and such a good man he is. Did you know that it's been the 25th anniversary for Zelda? I know you would've loved how everyone was so excited for it. Oh I wish you could meet all my friends, especially Fox and Stormy, they're definitely keepers. ^^
Did you know that the London Symphony orchestra is doing the Concert of the Goddess? I can't wait to go.
Just wow. 4 years later, I wonder what goes on up there.
Rest in peace my friend. May we all live long days in your remembrance.
I'm naked in my roomIn other news, I am working to finish my Kafei Cosplay for A-Kon 2012. c:I'm naked in my room in Personal More Like This
I finished the beautimous wig and I'm waiting for my mask to dry. c: I have my first costume which will be Alice from madness returns and then the Kafei costume.
I will be attending this awesome Dallas, Texas event with the lovely :iconppeacht: She will be Anju for Majora's Mask the two days we'll be going.
So if you're there the 2nd day be on the look out for a basically loli version of Alice and the 3rd day look for the Kafei with the Keaton Mask and Anju. c: That'll be us. So come up and say hello. Don't be shy~! c;
Peace off! c;
Stolen Journal1. What is your natural hair color?Stolen Journal in Personal More Like This
Brown, redish, blonde
2. Where was your ID pic taken?
3. What's your middle name?
4. Your current relationship status?
Taken by :iconrichardjk-18:
5. Honestly, does your crush like you back?
6. What is your current mood?
I'm pretty moderate, not anywhere.
7. What's the color of your underwear?
8. What is one thing that makes you happy?
The people I love, their smiling faces.
9.Who was the last person you cuddled with?
10. If you could go back in time, and change something what would it be?
Not sure actually
11. If you MUST be an animal for ONE day?
Definitely a cat. I could sit and sleep all day and not care about anything
12. Ever had a near death experience?
Crashed a four-wheeler
13. Something you do a lot?
14. What's the name of the song stuck in your head right now?
15. Who did you copy and paste this from?
16. Name someone with the same b-day as you?
I've no c
Here we go! >w<Well, in about an hour and 30 mins. I'll be on a plane to depart to Wyoming~ x3Here we go! >w< in Personal More Like This
I'm so nervous and excited. I gotta get some sprite and Dramamine so I don't die on the airplane. @_@
Let's hope and pray that I get there safely!
And let the week with :iconppeacht: go awesome! <3
*happy tears* <3Well, in a matter of 17 days my nearly 2 year wait will have finally come to an end. My boyfriend is driving over 2,000 miles to move into his new home here in Texas. I am so stunned and in disbelief this is happening to me.*happy tears* <3 in Personal More Like This
I never could comprehend that someone would drive that far for me, wait as long as they did to be with me and save up everything instead of spending it on whatever they deemed they should have or wanted.
I am so happy and filled with so much anticipation.
August 1st my life will have changed forever, and a new chapter of my story will start.
December 10, 2010
Long meme. c:Stole from PumpkinQueen13Long meme. c: in Personal More Like This
 You have a short temper.
[x] You often act on your emotions without thinking first.
[x] You are very competitive.
 You like to play with fire.
 You are not a strong swimmer or you can't swim at all.
[x] You prefer warm weather over cold weather.
 You often lose control over yourself.
 You can be quite reckless.
 You sometimes hurt people without realizing it. (if I hurt someone's feelings 9/10 times is cause I do it on purpose.)
[x] People have often called you insane.
 You have a calm, laid-back personality.
[x] You like to go to the beach.
 You rarely get angry.
[x] When you do get angry, you know how to control it.
 You think before you act.
 You are good at breaking up fights.
 You are a good swimmer.
[x] You like the rain.
[x] You can stay calm in stressful situations.
[x] You are very generous.
[x] You are physically strong.
[x] You have a close connection with nature.
400 question memeStolen from :iconmanlychan:400 question meme in Personal More Like This
1. Name: Krystal
2. Nickname(s): Wafflez, Krys
3. Birthday: August 3rd
4. That makes you: Happy I guess lol.
5. Where were you born: Fort Worth, Texas
6. Location right now: An Elementary school.
7. Shoe size: 7-8
8. How many piercings?: 2
9. Tattoos?: None yet.
10. When you wake up you're: Laying in bed staring at my window.
11. When you're about to sleep you're: Texting
12. Zodiac sign: Leo
13. Chinese sign: Boar
14. Righty or Lefty: Both
15. Innie or Outie: Used to be outie, got surgery and now I have an innie.
16. School: I like it but I'm usually lazy.
Section Two: Looks
17. Nationality: Mainly Irish, got a wee bit of Japanese and Korean and some German too.
18. Hair colour: a mix lol, Dark brown, a little gold and some red too. x3
20. Weight: that's classified info, lol not really. I'm bout 140ish I have muscles in my back and legs, then fluff. xD
21. Height: 4"11'
22. Braces? No
Longest meme ever. Can you handle it???Super ultimate memeLongest meme ever. Can you handle it??? in Personal More Like This
If questions are repeated, that's my bad.
There are different parts.
When's the last time you ran?
Uh I dunno, bout a month ago.
Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them?
I have some pairs that do.
What are you dreading right now?
Do you celebrate 4/20?
When is the last time you saw your significant other?
Depends on what you mean by "saw"
Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night?
What's your current favorite song?
There's a lot...
When I'm Gone- 3 Doors Down
Bring me to Life- Evanescence
Tell me Goodbye-Big Bang
Open Your Heart-Crush 40 (favorite since I was 5)
If anyone came to your house on your "lazy days" what would you do?
Depends on who it is.
Who last grabbed your ass?
Have you ever been in your school's band?
No. I wanted to play the trumpet. Never go
Thank you for the art~!It was my birthday yesterday, thank you for the pictures I got ;w;Thank you for the art~! in Personal More Like This
Thank you ;w; They are so special to me and wonderful!!!
I am spending the time with Ppeacht, and we are having a blast~!
Thank you again for all the birthday wishes and such!
10 ARTIST TIPS from yours truly.10 DETAILED ARTIST TIPS - From my own view (related to deviantART):10 ARTIST TIPS from yours truly. in Personal More Like This
I am too lazy to write a "long" version so I'll throw out tips from time to time. I have been asked for advice many times so here's some advice now! Follow my facebook to get more info!
1. Once you have a "very good" customer base, try putting into your commission agreement that you do not accept rushed ordered and can take as long as you'd like.
This is risky because you're not making promises to your commissioners. In order to "keep" my customer base, while still not putting pressure on myself, I "reward" patient commissioners by simply doing detailed coloring. The secret to having this agreement be successful is making your final drawing "worth the wait", however long that may be for you is your decision.
2. Time management & pricing. This is just something I do, I spent around 5-10 minutes roughing sketching a comm. I do not spend
Now attending AAU & updates & features.Attending the Academy of Art University online.Now attending AAU & updates & features. in Personal More Like This
I'm reattending and changing my major to Illustration. Do I want to do something in this field as a career? No idea, what I know is, I want to learn and develop skill in my main hobby. People tell me, "oh but you should be in the medical field, in the business field, focus on what you can make a "real" job in"-- oh hells no. The thing is guys, life is short. For all we know, honestly, I could not be here tomorrow! I want to live life my way and smile about it. Sure, I still have a job in the sales field, but it's not a job I want to always have forever. Do I want to be a sort of artist? Yes, I'd prefer that. Is that a realistic goal? It can be if I make it one of my primary goals! Right? Anyway, thinking about all of this made me rethink my major in school. I was attending the AAU for graphic design courses previously just because my company paid for that field. I had no passion for it. It was not a smart decision for myself.
I like dr
Coloring lesson(s). CLOSED.Coloring lesson(s). CLOSED. in Personal More Like This
vintage recolor by SuzukiMikan Rates: $15USD per hour. Mini Paypal Icon by Gasara Paypal only.
Exclamation Emote by Gasara Payment is due the 1st of the month (of your scheduled lessons).
vintage recolor by SuzukiMikanTime Zone: Chamorro Time Zone (Guam)
Mini Note Icon by Gasara You can sign up for one slot to try it out or even more! Deviants who are inquiring about more hours will gain priority above others.
Each lesson is one hour long or longer, you choose. They are individualized, meaning, depending on your "current skill level" your lesson may differ from someone else. If there's specific things
NeroxMae stories.NeroxMae stories. in Personal More Like This
I decided to make a little journal linking people to stories & such of Mae and Nero ;u;
^ isn't the piccu for the journal banner above adorable.. WEIRD DAN STILL DIDN'T POST IT ONLINE YET. *holds dan up against a wall* -_-;
BAHHH all the arts above are by :iconntdevont: my partner in crime for developing the Mae and Nero love stories ;u; We also are creating Roy's design and Mae's family togetherrrr. Yeah, we plan things a lot which is why you haven't seen Roy yet HARHARHARHAR ...
*INSERT IN A RANDOM AREA* OMFG IM SO HYPER.. I JUST.. NOTICED.. Mae is always on the left side.. and Nero on the right (except for our icons)... ITS DESTINY //ENDS RANDOM INSERT*
The other art Dan drew are sketches... of Mae and Nero that I'm not sure if I can post since I didn't ask him yet XD OH AND SOME ARE NAUGHTY LMAO *you'd have to hunt for them through ALL the pages of his tumblr: http://ero-chii.tumblr.com/*
A Challenge AcceptedA Challenge Accepted in Personal More Like This
An elderly gentleman with a soft smile took a seat next to his young grandchild in the comfort of their living room couch. His wispy white hair found a reassuring home in the hills of their aged couch. He closed his eyes and rested for a few silent seconds. Slowly, he peeped one eye open to look over at his curious grandson who wondered what his grandfather was up to.
"I've got an idea,"said the old man. The creases on his face seem to disappear as he smiled wide.
"What's that Grandpa?" asked the curious boy. His full attention moved from the book he was reading to his grandfathers face.
"I'd like to see how well very own grandchild can train Pokemon. I thought of a challenge for you. Would you like to hear it?"
A huge grin appeared on the boys face. He put the book he was reading down next to him and placed his hands
Digital artists and paypal discussion.Digital artists - Important issue on Paypal:Digital artists and paypal discussion. in Personal More Like This
So, due to recent changes with Paypal which "does not protect digital artists", I think I will be contact Paypal via phone later this week to clarify things. Unfortunately, I really depend on Paypal so I most likely won't be changing companies for handling my finances with my art - there's not many options out there that I'm willing to trust.
If you have a question you want to be clarified with Paypal about digital art sales, please post them below.
I have a Paypal business account so I am unsure if this issue would effect me, but it seems to have really concerned a lot of "regular" paypal users.
More information about the "PayPal scare" among the digital art community:
Japanese 101Konnichiwa Minna san! Watashi wa baka desu! Watashi no shumi wa e wo kaku koto desu! Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! （＾Ｏ＾☆♪Japanese 101 in Personal More Like This
So okay some of you got jellin of my fine japanese language desu ne.
I thought of why not teach my lovely watchers speak japanese?
Okay let's start with the simple one. If you want your sentence to sound like japanese you need to put 'desu' at the end of each sentences. Now before we start using 'desu' let me tell you first what it means. It would be stupid if you're using the word that you don't know right? Okay the word 'desu' comes from the latin word 'Canius Femina' meaning bitch. For example I love you desu (I love you bitch).. Tehehe kidding aside. Okay the meaning of 'desu' is really hard to explain but basically it's a polite modifier or it can also mean " It is ", "Those are" , or "I am." or whatever.
Now that you know the word desu let's use it in a sentence.
Fuck you desu. V(=^･ω･^= )v
Colored sketch Commission OPEN*Leg/Waist up*Colored sketch Commission OPEN in Personal More Like This
14USD one character
+12USD for additional character
+3USD for pokemon/small animals/etc/ (may charge more for larger poke)
*Maximum of only two characters per picture
18USD one character
+15USD for additional character
+3USD for small pokemon /small animals/etc / (may charge more for larger poke)
*Maximum of only two characters per picture
More samples here
So if you are interested just fill up this form and send me a note
Style: (leg up or fullbody)
Desired pose: (optional)
Short description of the character: (optional)
Thank you! ; 3;
I will reply mess
Japanese 101 Part 2Konnichiwa Minna! Ima nani o shiteru~n desu ka? (★^O^★)Japanese 101 Part 2 in Personal More Like This
Okay so now that we have learned how to speak japanese! (To people who haven't seen it yet, go here) Today I'm gonna teach you how to use chopsticks! Ohhh that sounds so very Japanese? Are you excited desu ka?
Hold your hand out, as if you're ready to shake hands with senpai. (//^ω^//)
Place one chopstick in the crook of ur thumb desu (⌒▽⌒)
Place the 2nd one on top and hold it with ur thumb and index finger and then tuck ur ring finger and pinkie underneath.
(For girls, make sure your nails are pretty to impress senpai (｡♥‿♥｡))
Now you are ready to eat that thing! \（´▽｀\）
Skewer that thing. (｀n´)
NG: VANCENG: VANCE in Personal More Like This
New Generation: Vance grown up!
Height: 5'6" (Shorty)
Physical Traits: Pale skin, Black hair, Short
Personality: Not easily impressed, Blunt, outwardly unemotional, Chill, passive aggressive, he doesn't like people much that's why he doesn't show much emotion but around pokemon he's a different person.
Likes: Will update soon
Dislikes: Will update soon
Full body ref
What he’s been up to:
Vance is now on his way to becoming a pokemon ranger, but to fully prepare himself; he sets out on another journey. Vance made the hard decision to leave his Treecko with his girlfriend Kylie, as he knows that it wasn’t up for traveling again, and sets out again. He quickly runs into a scared and traumatized Chespin, and af
THANKYOU! and pokemon x hehThank you all for the birthday wishes, cakes, gifts, drawings and everything! You all guys are awesome! I love you. All your kindness really made me so happy ah ;o; I can't thank you all enough!THANKYOU! and pokemon x heh in Personal More Like This
I will reply to every single one of you later! I just hope da won't consider it as spam tho and suspend me from sending messages lol.
Well about my bday.
I spent my day relaxing lol. I was gonna play pokemon X all day but then my 3ds has gone cray. It keeps shutting down by itself ugh. So yea I decided to just watch a feel good movie, now I'm inspired to finish my own stories.. Too busy tho huhu ToT oh well one day. And yea I ordered a lot of food for everyone. It was fun. : )
Thanks again everyone!
EDIT: I HIT MAX!! Sorry I can't add any more fc ToT
And oh. about pokemon x. I haven't beaten the game yet as I can't really find an extra time to play. ToT But yeah just in case you wanna add me here's my FC
1246-9287-5522 (gimme yours too)
and oh pleaseee add my buddy (:d
Terror wins.Son of a BITCH! SONY PUSSED OUT ON US!!!Terror wins. in Personal More Like This
For f**k’s sake. Terrorists are not under your bed. They are not hiding around every corner. They are not in the seat next to you. The few that are out there only win if you start to think they might be.
In 2005, a gaggle of weak-minded twits blew themselves up on the London Underground. I and 1.2 BILLION other passengers per year still use it. Could another attack happen? Of course. But so could fire, flood, collapse or accident. You could get hit by a bus as you exit the station! There are a thousand-and-one terrible things that could happen to you today and, I assure you, unless you live in some third world sh*thole, the odds of a random yahoo causing you physical harm for political or religious reason is one of the least likely to occur.
By watching The Interview in theatres, you would have been more likely to choke on a popcorn kernel than get caught up in any kind of threatene
Slenderman AttackTwo girls in Wisconsin have been arrested for stabbing a classmate, apparently with the intention of becoming minions of the Slenderman. They were caught walking near a local highway, en route to Wisconsin’s Nicolet National Forest, where they believe the fictitious character lives.Slenderman Attack in Personal More Like This
The victim, who was stabbed 19 times, is making a recovery.
All the girls involved are around 12 years old.
That’s all terrible, but what actually irks me more is that a spokesman for the Slenderman creator, and administrator for the website where most fiction revolving around the character is posted, has said "We are not teaching children to believe in a fictional monster, nor are we teaching them to be violent."
I think it’s pretty bad that a person who comes up with a concept has to be afraid of the reaction to how other people use it. Especially children. They’re random, dangerous little buggers.
Think back to your own childhood. What was the stupidest thing you did, and why?
Avoid UbisoftA while back, just after I had completed whichever iteration of Assassin’s Creed involved the pirate guy, I said that Watchdogs was probably going to be a crap game. A number of people said I was wrong to badmouth a game without playing it, but my argument was that you could gauge the quality of an upcoming title by the studio/publisher’s previous output. With that in mind, it’s fairly obvious that Ubisoft’s preferred method is to dazzle the weaker minded with pretty, pretty graphics in order to sell as many copies as possible before someone points out that the game actually plays like a dog (which – what ho - is exactly what Watchdogs did).Avoid Ubisoft in Personal More Like This
Ass Creed: Unity hit the headlines because of it doesn’t just play bad, it’s flat out broken.
I’ll repeat what I said in the journal with the Watchdogs prediction: look at the back catalogue of a studio before spending mo
I don't fave watermarks.I’ve harped on about this before and I’m going to do it again…..and again and again…..until people stop doing it.I don't fave watermarks. in Personal More Like This
I do not fave pictures that have watermarks right across them.
This isn’t me being monumentally arrogant and thinking that I alone faving a piece of work bestows upon it some kind of greatness. This is just me having an artistic eye.
If you’ve slaved to create the most astounding piece of work to have ever graced the galleries of deviantart, something that puts all your peers to shame and will remain a benchmark that others aim to match for years to come…..and then across the middle of it you decide to slap a watermark that you spent 5 minutes farting out: you just f**ked up your artwork. You have added something that detracts from my enjoyment of the piece and I’m not going to fave it.
There are a number of brilliant artists out there who I’m on the verge of unfollowing, simply because it irks me so much to see a
Zeviant FartThere's nothing more I can add to the debate/communal rant currently taking place that has not already been said, other than repeat my opinion that, if something requires explanation, it's not art. This is doubly so when it comes to a logo, which is supposed to convey a message by way of a simplified image, be that message a name or a graphical representation of purpose and/or meaning.Zeviant Fart in Personal More Like This
Kingdom Hearts 3!!!!!!IT IS HERE! THE NEWS WE"VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! ITS BEEN 10+ YEARS AND ITS FINALY ANOUNCED!!!!Kingdom Hearts 3!!!!!! in Personal More Like This
JUST Look at What the Game-play Graphics are going to look like! its about time they up the graphics! KH may use a simple style, but come on, Nintendo Land looks Amazing (and that's as simple as it gets)
Of course it's still just the Beta but the fact is its "NOW IN DEVELOPMENT"!!!!!! HORAYYY its nice of them to let us all know that they're working on it
in other news KH2 vol.6 manga still is not in stock...I'll email them to see what's up
neat-ohwhen I first saw an episode of Steven universe, Oh HAPPYNESS! I love that show!neat-oh in Personal More Like This
but what I really wanted to share with you guys is this little bit: Katie Mitroff
storyboard artist on steven universe drew these neat sketches.
KH FANS WE NEED THIS!Sora has visited many worlds and his Travels has made his series the 2nd biggest Game crossover series. But is it possible? Can we get him in the BIGGEST Crossover game!?!?!?KH FANS WE NEED THIS! in Personal More Like This
>>> VOTE HERE <<<
as some have pointed out:
Playing as Sora as he swings his keyblade at other superstar Game fighters. Kirby adapting his powerHis catchphrasesdrive forms and world forms as costume changeFinal Smash with Oathkeeper and Oblivion in his Final Drive form Or use his trinity power with Donald and GoofySora amiibo figurine!?!?!
Honestly I feel Disney would have Issues with this if Nintendo doesn't >w< but they may have good relations after wreck-it-Ralf..IDK
But I Really also want Banjo&Kazooie and Chrono from Chrono Trigger)
You've Got to Check this out!!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!GUYS!You've Got to Check this out!! in Personal More Like This
I Just Saw an Awesome Video! now We all know how confusing kingdom hearts is, the story's too confusing, lookalikes, "I only like the 1st one" yada-yada, and all that Jazz. (but rightly so, it can be complex at first glance)
BUT Fret no more! there is relief! Thanks to "GameTrailers" they assembled a neat and organized "TimeLine" explaining the lore that is kingdom hearts from the basics to the details (You may or may not have already seen it but for those who have not...)! They did an amazing job at it! treated as a full production it is very impressive! As a True KH Fan I applaud
Humans stop suckingI usually dont write about this stuff but seeing it all over the internet has really started boiling my blood like crazy. Im sure you all know about the little bastard Elliot Rodgers who thought he had the right to go gun down those girls, what pisses me off more than anything else is those who defend the shit he pulled. Depression, bullied, asperger's or what ever other fucking excuses there making up is a damn joke, he was nothing more than a little stuck up rich boy bitching because he couldnt get things his way. Claiming hes the alpha? supreme? has some right to a woman's body as if its his right? fuck that, 'rotting in loneliness'? Ha! its just really Fucking stupid that people treat him as a Hero against feminist...and typical it all gets turned on the woman for not giving him what he wanted then those people would be alive, hell forbid they get a choice huh? Humanity just gets shittier by the year...yea i know there are some awesome dudes out there, i know aHumans stop sucking in Personal More Like This
PROJECT BADASSSo as i mentioned its now officially out that the Badasserywomen is going to be made into something epic with the writing of Brothers Harrow. Over the last few months its been a little hush, if you dig the Badassery lasses then your going to enjoy whats to come.PROJECT BADASS in Personal More Like This
Our oh so lucky protagonist with have the pleasure of being running into some of your favorite lasses, i wont give away who you'll be seeing just yet. Its going to be a blast working on this and as i mentioned with the amazing skills of Titus Lunters environments for this will bring it to life even more. I'm going to be building a Patreon soon for those who want a peek into our project and follow our progress. Would be great to have all the peps support in this.
Fucking Rant so yeaJust a warning...this is the longest shit i've ever written...or ever talked about...ignore if you like yoFucking Rant so yea in Personal More Like This
So this is proooooobably random and i dont usually post stuff like this...at all i think.
ive noticed/ or seen a lot of down artist out there lately that have been doubting themselves in there craft. Now i know it can be a pretty nasty little thing when it latches on and you don't think your work is good enough or no one will ever notice you or acknowledge your art....or some of the worse is when you think you cant make a living out of this type of work. One of the toughest things can be those your surrounded by adding to your doubts about what you can do, such as parents thinking you should get a "proper job" and stop wasting time (i think its a good thing to have on the side though and you can always make time) we've all hit those walls pretty hard and its a tricky bitch to get up again. I will say my father (also an artist) has never approved of my choice
2014 why you such assWow 2014 has got to have be number one worst year ever, its been a roller coaster of problems one after the other this year...the bad has definitely out weighed the good, money problems, heart attacks, break ups, fights, moving around, joblessness setting in, stress...i could go on...but i already sound bitchy which is unbecoming of me :iconpardon2plz:2014 why you such ass in Personal More Like This
Dont dare toss pity at meh, i'm the type of person who takes the blows head on. I guess this would go back to my previous post, these things can affect drawing and it has been causing my art to drop but i slap myself upside the head and toss myself into it...yes i'm hitting that wall hard. But as we say "Time to man-up and stop being a pussy" hmn sounds kinda strange when i read it now pft
So ima start getting my ass into art moar, fuck you 2014 you wont beat me cause im badass and i already get bitch slapped by Dark souls enough :iconoooohplz:
I might do another "draw peoples ocs" thingy soon....maybe, we shall
Why equipment doesn't matter all that muchOh god, I wanted that Wacom Intuos tablet so badly.Why equipment doesn't matter all that much in Deviant Events More Like This
I was 16 years old at that time. I had already seen so much amazing art on the internet for the last few years. Digital art, to be precise. And I wanted to be able to do that as well. I had a computer, I had installed Photoshop. The only thing that I didn't have was money. I was completely broke. Note: it's 2004 we're talking about, here. 10 years ago (yeah, I'm old) when computers still costed a fortune and one almost had to take an extra mortgage in order to be able to pay a tablet. Back then, the average Intuos tablet costed as much as the average computer; a whole damn lot of money.
I had already been drawing for years, back then.
I occasionally scanned my drawings. But as my scanner was utter crap (all scanners where, back then), my preferred medium was pencil (that never does well with scanners) and I wasn't that good with adjusting colors in Photoshop... most of my drawings ended in utter digital disappointment.
From 500 to 20.000 watchers...... in just one year.From 500 to 20.000 watchers... in Deviant Events More Like This
It was a cold day in February. I can still remember that day.
It wasn't that busy at my job. Just another day of mostly waiting for feedback. So I took the liberty to surf around the internet for a bit. Like every day before, I checked DeviantArt. I had posted some art some while ago. I submitted it to some groups, but didn't quite get the response that I hoped for. Let alone; the feedback. It's hard to get feedback on your art. Nowadays most people just fave and run, or tell you that your work is awesome (which is sweet, of course) without any further explanation. Most of the art forums that I used to reside on, where either dead, or I'd outgrown the user-base so much that I was at the point that there weren't any more talented users that could give me feedback anymore. If I had to wrap it up in just one word: Frustrating. That's what is was.
Of course I had my idols on DeviantArt. Famous people like yuumei en sakimichan whose watchers hit those astronom
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:That's how you get pageviews in Deviant Events More Like This
"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"
I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.
Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.
It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
LeechesHere's an average summary of a private message that I receive on a weekly basis:Leeches in Deviant Events More Like This
I just came by your profile and saw your art, and was very impressed. I think you have a very nice art style. Now I'm working on this project. It's called <project>. It's an awesome story about <subject>. I'm currently writing the script for it, but I'm planning to make a visual novel. I can't tell too much about the story, since I don't want it to be copied, but it's going to be really cool. The point is; I need illustrators. I'm an excellent writer, but I can't do illustration at all. And therefore, I wanted to ask for your help. I need about 60 pages illustrated and colored. Would you work together with me on this one? I don't have any money to spend, as I'm not an established writer yet. But when the visual novel gets published, you can get a percentage of my profit.
With kind regards,
Well... let me translate this for you.
This Person X
Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures140 unbelievably realistic mouth-watering food sculptures that can fit on the tip of your finger.Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures in Art Features More Like This
Mini Clay Cannoli by WaterGleam
Chocolate bracelet by OrionaJewelry Strawberry bracelet by OrionaJewelry
Chocolate treats, close up by thinkpastel
Carrot Cake, take II by thinkpastel
Halloween Treats by thinkpastel
Tutti Frutti - 1:6 assorted fruits by thinkpastel
Scale 1:3 Neko Cheesecake by asuka-sakumo
Blueberry Cake by MyPetiteCakes
Pumpkin Pie -a la mode- by sonickingscrewdriverFudge Brownie Charm by MotherMayIjewelry
Carrot Cake Magnet by MotherMayIjewelryMiniature Charlotte Cakes by MyPetiteCakes
Just a Bunch of Miniature Fruit Tarts by PetitPlatSweetness dream - 12th scale dollhouse miniature by PetitDeCherries
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
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