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
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
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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
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
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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
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Fan Art Friday: STAR WARS VII The Force Awakens
Episode VII Stormtrooper v03 by juan7fernandez
It seems the Force has truly Awoken, at least it has here on DeviantArt.
It has been one week since the teaser trailer for the first of the Disney owned Star Wars movies was released. Twitter and Facebook nearly broke under the deluge of postings of the trailer and frame by frame commentary of it. Each commentator hoping to spot something everyone else had missed.
Meanwhile on the far distant planet of
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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
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,
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
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
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.
Public imageThe recent shitstorm that hit the gaming industry, and after that pretty much the entire internet after that, has left me a bit frightened to be honest.Public image in Deviant Events More Like This
[[ For those that spend the last weeks under a rock, go watch this and read that to view both sites of the matter and form your own opinion -- I'm not gonna do that for you ]]
Of course, we all knew that the internet could be a very nasty place. It has been a nasty place before and pretty much every single one of us knew that there places out there that are better be avoided when you're a sensitive person (or a normal human being with feelings -- however you want to call it). What the recent issue confronted us with, however, that as artists we aren't safe either. I can remember the earlier internet raids. The victims were either big organisat
PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.Practice in Deviant Events More Like This
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
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
EncouragementWhen I started out on DeviantArt, I used to be one of those artists that thought I could never do art properly.Encouragement in Deviant Events More Like This
I'll start saying that I spend most of my childhood getting only little encouragement.
My parents were, like many other parents, convinced that art wasn't that much of a useful skill since it's nearly impossible to earn money with -- and would've liked it if I spend my time doing something more useful instead. At school I was that pathetic kid without friends. Creative, yet very introverted. The one that gets bullied in the schoolyard. Needless to say; it was rare to find people saying something nice about me, and it was even more rare to find someone actually encouraging me.
Back then, I used to believe that I was alone. I initially signed up to DeviantArt to find people with similar interests. But it happened to change my mind along the way. When I came into contact with other artists, I came to realize that there were in fact many people just like me. People th
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
Don't forget to look backMany people say that looking back is a bad thing to do, because it makes you dwell on the past and is getting you nowhere.Don't forget to look back in Deviant Events More Like This
I beg to differ! Because I think it doesn't hurt to look back on what you already achieved, every once in a while.
In contrary; it can be a great motivation.
I came to DeviantArt, almost 7 years ago, with close to no expectations.
To provide you a bit of a background; As a kid, I used to show my drawings to all the people around me (to the level of sheer annoyance). And in the early years of the internet, I posted my writings and drawings on several Dutch forums, where I got quite the feedback on it. But as social media gradually took over the internet, and the small forums I used to reside on died a slow death, I realized the stage of getting feedback there would soon be over for me.
DeviantArt was in that sense the next place to move to. A community that wasn't killed by the influence of social media. But it was a hard place to move to.
As a non-nativ
The common misconceptionWhen giving workshops last weekend, I was confronted with something at least remarkable.The common misconception in Deviant Events More Like This
I had a random chat with a girl that apparently knew me from DeviantArt. We a friendly conversation about art such. It wasn't that strange, until she concluded her message with.
"It's nice talking to you. I always wanted to know what you were like. You know... since you draw so well"
And I was like... "Huh? What?"
Some people see me as a talented writer or artist, others (including myself) raise the bar even higher.
But regardless of what you see as skilled or not, I don't think there's such a thing as 'them' and 'us' in the art world. It's too small of a world. We're too alike. And I think most of us aren't exactly prone to living a celebrity lifestyle anyway. Bitches & bling don't match well with the usually quiet lifestyle an artist prefers.
When I started doing painting, I looked up to many of the lo
Why I still draw mangaYou know what's the funny thing about getting older and (apparently) more serious with art? People ask you why you don't 'move on' with it.Why I still draw manga in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the last few years, as my interest in art in general grew and I attended more traditional art workshops, the question that was most asked to me was:
"Why don't you move on from that manga style of yours?"
Implying that manga was a childish thing to draw, and that when I wanted to go anywhere more serious with my art, I would better move on to a more mature and realistic style.
Now, as some as you know I have close to no intention to go professional. It would take the fun out of drawing, in my opinion. But it honestly bothers me people see manga in such a negative light nowadays, especially considering we live in an era in which manga artists like yuumei, sakimichan or GENZOMAN (and many others) have build solid careers on their manga drawing skills,
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
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!Well, in about an hour and 30 mins. I'll be on a plane to depart to Wyoming~ x3Here we go! 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*Well, 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* 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!
So you want to be a concept artist?Hey guys, took a while to post these but here they are, the 2 videos for this week!So you want to be a concept artist? in Personal More Like This
First one is a talk about the job of a concept artist and what its all about, plus tips on how to improve your designs and better self critique your work.
Second one if a time-lapse of the whole process including coloring, have a good weekend!
Tutorial - Game character designHey guys! First video of the week is about my process when creating a character design specifically for video games.Tutorial - Game character design in Personal More Like This
Have a great Monday!
Also putting this one up in case you missed it!
Painting with values - TutorialHeyy guyss just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes, while there was no way I could reply to all of them, I certainly read them all!Painting with values - Tutorial in Personal More Like This
You guys are awesome
Second news of the day: I updated my Youtube channel art AND name, yes name, to better match the art tutorial website I've been working on with a couple friends in the past months.
Anyways, I say everything that I can in this video, check it out!
And here is a tutorial on painting with values, hope you like!
Tutorial - How to draw foldsHere is the first vid of the week! Hope you guys like it :0Tutorial - How to draw folds in Personal More Like This
So you want to be an illustrator?Ah the mysterious world of illustrators! It always sounds like the dream career, working from home on cool illustrations!So you want to be an illustrator? in Art Features More Like This
How does one get to that point though? Here I discuss what it means to be an illustrator and the steps you can take to get there.
There are obviously many other ways but this road seems to be shared by a lot of the prominent artists in the industry so surely it's worth taking note!
*video might still be processing*
Cel-Shading tutorialHello!Cel-Shading tutorial in Personal More Like This
I was trying to get a different look in Photoshop using a 3D render as a base and I thought the result was pretty interesting. Here is a walk through!
Starts in ZBrush for the sculpt, then keyshot for render, then Photoshop for composition.
Speedpaint in Verve!Here is an hour long painting I did in Verve to see if it could produce something decent in it... not bad! I really love the more traditional look. Always wished Photoshop had something like this. Still pretty tricky to work in Verve and it feels very limited still but for an alpha version its fucking awesome.Speedpaint in Verve! in Personal More Like This
And if you missed it, here is an overview of the features you can find in Verve, a new GPU based painting program I discovered recently. The developer is working on it at the moment so it's still in early alpha, but still shaping out to be quite interesting
Tutorial - How to color a black and white paintingHey guys! First video of the week, as promisedpart 2 of the painting where I explain how I go about coloring it.Tutorial - How to color a black and white painting in Personal More Like This
Posting this before zzZZZzzz and its done done processing as I type this, so give it a bit before you hit play or it wont work!
Viking tutorials!*Update*Viking tutorials! in Personal More Like This
adding the speedpaint with a little bit extra footage in there, from start to finish. Happy Monday everybody!
In case you missed last week:
Hey guys!! Remember that poll a while ago? Well now its happening for real
Development on cubebrush.com (name chosen by you guys!) has started and I invite you to follow the Facebook page for now until the soft launch in early June! We'll post updates on the development as it comes along and will try to keep you informed every step of the way.
I'll have something special for the early subscribers so make sure you don't miss the announcement concerning that on Facebook tomorrow! https://www.facebook.com/cubebrush
Cubebrush.com will be a website hosting a community, as well as free tutorial videos and resources for artists. We'll also have a very cheap but
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
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
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?
So, you like to kill things?Watch any kind of Bear-Grylls-let’s-drink-some-tasty-urine survival show on TV and the pee-swilling host will invarably bring up the matter of humans detaching and distancing themselves from the source of their food. Namely the farms and slaughter houses.So, you like to kill things? in Personal More Like This
As with anything in the first world: if we can pay people to do it for us, we do. There’s nothing wrong with this, nor is there anything wrong with electing to hunt down your own food.
There is, however, something very wrong with hunting down and killing an animal just for the sake of it, be it a common deer or something more exotic:
“Hunting is a legitimate sport!” Some people will no doubt cry, while stroking their favourite firearm.
No. It’s not.
Waiting for an animal to wander over to the bait you laid out for it so you can shoot it in its dumb face with a ranged weapon from your beer-can littered sitting position will NEVER be a “sport”.
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
Online EnduranceSome little ball of faecal matter posted a comment on my profile, proudly announcing “Tom Preston finally left DA”, no doubt in an effort to stir something up.Online Endurance in Personal More Like This
Now, I don’t know a huge amount about Tom Preston (AKA Andrew Dobson), I’m just aware of the sketchy details: he drew fetish stuff, he tried to deny it, he posted some incendiary journal entries and some people claim his art is no good.
Excluding the denial part, that sounds eerily familiar to my online shtick. The only difference seems to be in our approach to faceless internet hate. Where TP appears to have taken it very, very personally, thus fanning the flames, I treated mine for what it was: faceless.
That’s the first thing you should always remember when reading through comments about your work: everybody is a phantom. An avatar with a silly name. Their comments could be good, their comments could be bad, but ultimately, unless you’re certain the individual behind them has some in
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
Coloring lesson(s). CLOSED.Coloring lesson(s). CLOSED. in Personal More Like This
vintage recolor by SuzukiMikan Rates: $25USD per hour. Mini Paypal Icon by Gasara Paypal only.
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vintage recolor by SuzukiMikanTime Zone: US Central Time zone (however, if scheduled before August 20th, I am in the Chinese time zone - Beijing
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Each lesson is one hour long or longer, you choose. They are individualized, meaning, depending on your "current skill level" your lesson
Now attending AAU and updates and features.Attending the Academy of Art University online.Now attending AAU and updates and 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
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/*
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:
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
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
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.
More Like This: A New Way To Explore deviantARTMore Like ThisMore Like This: A New Way To Explore deviantART in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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We developed More Like This to make it easier to find the content you love. With over 100,000 new deviations being submitted daily, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of browsable artwork. More Like This allows you to discover corners of deviantART cate
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedThe World's Major Cities... Destroyed in Art Features More Like This
What would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
Taipei Ruins by JonasDeRo
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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
Some words for 2015This is what i wish for you in the coming year:Some words for 2015 in Deviant Events More Like This
1. I hope you accept your art the way it is more.
2. I hope you will compare your art less with other's art.
3. I hope you erase less and draw more.
4. I hope you forgive your mistakes and see them for what they are, steps forward.
5. I hope you see your art for what it is but especially for what it can be.
6. I hope you draw less of what others expect to see you draw and more of what made you want to start drawing in the first place.
7. I hope that when you see a beautiful drawing, it inspires you to try harder rather than quit.
8. I hope you don't cringe when you stumble on your old art and instead be amazed at how much you improved.
9. I hope i came up with more inspiring words C:
Did i just ruin the solemn mood of this journal? I think i did :iconheplz: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
10 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit ArtYou know i keep my journals short, so i'll jump right to it.10 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit Art in Deviant Events More Like This
1. When you get an idea for a character, or an illustration or a comic, you can just draw it. You don't have to browse and see if anyone else drew it already, or commission other artists to do it.
2. If you get really good at art, your favorite artist might watch you back.
3. You might eventually get paid for it.
4. Because even if there's tons of art out there, and many great artists, no one, and i mean NO ONE can ever draw what you draw. There can be similar ideas, but only you can bring your particular flavor of art to life.
5. The awesome comments. The better you get at art, the more awesome and elaborate comments you get. Who doesn't want to get praised?
6. Art trades with really good artists!
7. Because quitting is lame.
8. Because when IRL people ask you what you do and you say you're an artist, you get the most interesting reactions. It never gets old.
9. Because you get to browse the internet a
About originality in artMany deviants around here seem to think that if they have seen a type of work before then that means it's not original. So by that reasoning, if someone comes up with the weirdest thing in the world, than that makes him original and therefore better than the one that drew something that has been done before.About originality in art in Deviant Events More Like This
I'd like you to consider this for a while. Humanity has been around for thousands of years, almost anything an artist might think of drawing, has been drawn before. If an artist draws a portrait of a girl, that is so "unoriginal" you can literally find hundreds of thousands of such drawings.
Then should an artist stay away from drawing portraits?
Is an artist's work less valuable?
Consider this for a moment. There was an artist (if i can even call him that), that pooped in a box, and made an art show about it. He was definitely original and his work is very valued. There was another artist who put a shark in a tank and sold it for $12.000.000 dollars, (yes it's
Does talent exist?I know many people have different opinions about this. And here's what i think of it and why. I'll just answer the journal question up front, I think talent does not exist. And here's why:Does talent exist? in Deviant Events More Like This
Let's start with he question, what is talent? It's this magical thing that makes some people learn faster and develop faster than others in different fields. Let's take art for example, there are 2 different artists, both start at the same time to learn a concept and one learns faster than the other. But few people have stopped to ask themselves why that is? Is it talent, or is it something else?
Let me tell you a story about a guy who started an experiment to see if talent exists. He posted an add where he stated he's looking for a wife that will agree to marry him and let him test their children in this experiment. And they made 3 girls. The guy taught them all how to lay chess from a very early age, and lo and behold all of them became grandmasters in chess. This story is real, the guy is