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).
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
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
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Propaganda I by Yuujakumi
The Comfort of Mindless Obedience
When is information true and useful and when is it just “propaganda?” Why in fact is an image or phrase or animated art sequence “propaganda” rather than it simply being a “lie?” What about acceptable lies that define our society as much as they degrade it - - for example commercials that obviously hype a product with untruths or political advertisements full of unachievable platitudes.
animal farm propaganda
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
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
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?"
Brian Kesinger: Character DrivenBrian Kesinger: Character Driven in Art Features More Like This
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and Bolt. Brian is author and illustrator of his own oct
You're Not AloneWatch depthRADIUSYou're Not Alone in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all hea
4 Artists and Their Journeys4 Artists and Their Journeys in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sept. 5, 2012 by techgnotic
“When I left high school, I had all my plans to go to college, but I had no money. And I decided then, the best thing for me to do is not worry about getting money to go to college — I will educate myself. I walked down the street, I walked into a library, I would go to the library three days a week for ten years and I would educate myself. It’s all FREE, that’s the great thing about libraries! Most of you can afford to go to college, but if you wanna educate yourself completely, go to the library and educate yourself. When I was 28 years old, I graduated from Library.”
— Ray Bradbury
So spoke the recently departed Ray Bradbury, a seminal (possibly the seminal) American fantasy & science fiction writer. Today, aspiring sci-fi and fantasy writers study his novels and short stories as their core ed
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
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.
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
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!
Akon 23Well, I went to AKon with the loveley Ppeacht and we had an awesome time, we're sitting watching Tobuscus highlights, and browsing the internet for our pictures hat we had taken of us at the Con. c:Akon 23 in Personal More Like This
Which brings me to my next point!
If you happen to come by Kafei and Anju pictures from the AKon 23 let us know!!! We would very much like to have them~
Also, like about.....4-5 months ago my boyfriend sent me Metroid Prime for the gamecube in the mail. I started it yesterday cause I'm the laziest person EVER 8U
It's fun, and I have a sore throat from playing it.
Cause I scream. Like a little nugget baby.
That is all.
Going HomeWell, here is my last few minutes here in Wyoming until I head back to Texas.Going Home in Personal More Like This
I had a lot of fun with my friend Ppeacht.
We had a new years celebration, watched the crystal ball drop, went home and watched Jim Gaffigan on TV.
We had a Christmas and we played lots of video games.
We went to Colorado and had fun in the mountains.
Well, I went through security.
I'm boarding in a few minutes.
Good bye Stormy~ I had an amazing time and I hope that we can visit again sometime.
Peace Deviants~ have a safe holiday.
Let's pray for a safe departure and arrival.
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
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´)
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
500 points giveaway!Spread love!The winnersHello, sweeties!500 points giveaway!Spread love!The winners in Deviant Events More Like This
Just as I promised I organized another contest for my watchers
This time I will be giving 5 x 100 points to 5 lucky deviants (:
All you have to do to participate is:
1. fav this journal
2. comment, select "love" on right upper corner of the comment box
(white highlighted area in the pic below if I didn't explain well) and post your comment
You can comment on anything you want (what you like/dislike, say Hello, make a wish, post random emoticon... anything).
I will pick the winners with a little help of random.org generator.
Have fun and good luck
Thank you all for participating, I'm glad we made this fun (:
The winners are:
Congrats and enjoy your points!
+ you can check my latest:
Giving away 300 points!The WinnerHello, sweeties!Giving away 300 points!The Winner in Deviant Events More Like This
I decided to give one lucky deviant 300 fresh and make their wintery day a little bit warmer
All you have to do to participate is
favorite this journal
comment on it with an answer on the following question:
Check my new photo below (I hope you like it) and answer which colour pencil in the photo below is the shortest?
(please, check carefully, I won't count people who were changing their opinions many times... And please, don't comment on the actual photo, the answer won't count)
Hello, again, darlings!
I'm glad that the contest was very successful and fun and thank you everyone who participated.
The correct answer on the question above is orange.
I'm glad the most of you answered right.
I uploaded the screenshot of the picking the winner process and the lucky number is 885!
Here's the screenshot:
Congrats to the winner WonderBazaar
Premium memberships and points giveaway!Winners:Premium memberships and points giveaway!Winners: in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello, lovelies (:
Since it's summer and the school is over for some people (*yay*) I guess everyone will find a little bit more time for deviantart.
That's why I decided to make some of our lovely deviants happy by giving them a premium membership and points
All you have to do:
fav this journal in order to participate and voila!
(*faving this journal is needed just so I can know who's entering the contest. Counting each comment would be a hard job
*the prize can't be transferred to someone else's account)
- 3 month premium membership
- 3 month premium membership
The 2 lucky winners will be chosen by random.org generator.
update* deadline: 8th July, 2012.
Don't forget to tell your friends so they can participate too
Good luck and xo
Two lucky people who random.org picked are
:iconlucky88duck: and :iconp
My latest Speedpaint!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcHeHC6-G3I&list=UUBsnlu1mmohXfny3xMB3YFAMy latest Speedpaint! in Personal More Like This
I love this one so much XD
There is WiFi here :D Hooray there is WiFi here . But I won't be very active cuz I want to enjoy my vacation and the wifi here is slow. So I will only be active at night. Just wanted to let you guys know :3There is WiFi here :D in Personal More Like This
Go check this out, PLZ!Go check this out, PLZ! in Personal More Like This
Guess who made this..... Give up? ok I'll tell you :3
Emily made this
That's right! My little sister paintedskies12:iconpaintedskies12: made this! Emily came up to me and asked how hard is it drawing it on a tablet. I told her it was not that hard as all. So she asked if she can use it, and I said sure. I hooked it up to my dad's computer and opened up GIMP for her
and let her draw away. This is extremely good for her using a drawing tablet for the first time. But she is kind of upset since she has
little to no watchers to like her stuff :/
Go and give paintedskies12:iconpaintedskies12: some love, if you do she might post more of her art work
Women as Sex ObjectsWarning: Imma 'bout to rant.Women as Sex Objects in Deviant Events More Like This
First off I'd like to point out that I'm not a raving feminist. I acknowledge that women are not equal in western society (despite corporate efforts that seem to be more about statements and false enthusiasm on the subject rather than actually taking women seriously) and I don't think we will be equal for a long time, if ever. Just how it is. Unfortunate (from the perspective of a woman), but just how it is.
ANYWAY. Here's my rant. I'm really tired of a female character being undermined by her being half nude. Really, really tired of it. And I'm not talking about artistic nudity, I'm talking about ass-cheek flashing skirts, bikini tops and little else (I'm looking at you, Japan).
I love a strong female lead, but they're so rare. Writers find it so hard to create a complex female character; they're either so brave and outspoken that they become butch and unattractive by design, or they're a sex object. A hopeless damsel in distress or someone who can hold th
Top Ten Gruesome FairytalesStumbled across this today.... Needless to say I'm pretty disturbed now. Good ol' fairytales. I did not create this list; the link to the original content is at the bottom, along with my thoughts. Feel free to leave your thoughts too! I'll be posting a proper update soon so stay tuned.Top Ten Gruesome Fairytales in Deviant Events More Like This
The Pied Piper
In the tale of the Pied Piper, we have a village overrun with rats. A man arrives dressed in clothes of pied (a patchwork of colors) and offers to rid the town of the vermin. The villagers agree to pay a vast sum of money if the piper can do it – and he does. He plays music on his pipe which draws all the rats out of the town. When he returns for payment – the villagers won't cough up so the Pied Piper decides to rid the town of children too! In most modern variants, the piper draws the children to a cave out of the town and when the townsfolk finally agree to pay up, he sends them back. In the darker original, the piper leads the children to a river
Coloring lesson(s). Applications OPEN.Coloring lesson(s). Applications OPEN. 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/*
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!
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*
I need to learn how to paint like thisI need to learn how to paint like this in Personal More Like This
Threads by nettlebeast Dandelions by AquaSixio
Pursuit of Happiness by AquaSixio Protect me from what I want by AquaSixio The Angriest Worm by DavidRapozaArt Wild Spirit by tincek-marincek
Warriors books for sale! $3 - $15Trying to get some much needed cash in order to pay for my car & test fees..Warriors books for sale! $3 - $15 in Personal More Like This
Some of these have been sitting on my shelves, never touched, while others haven't been loved in years. Trying to send them to a good home
If you're interested in buying a book/want to see it's condition, i will gladly upload a photo of it to my sta.sh for you :>
The price may seem a little high, but please remember i have to spend an extra $2-4 for shipping, so that's included in the full price
Title, Author, Hardback/Paperback, Condition, Price
"Seekers : The Quest Begins" - Erin Hunter [Hardback ; Slightly used, very good condition] - $8.00
"Seekers : Smoke Mountain" - Erin Hunter [Hardback ; Used, cover has a few minor tears] - $6.00
"Seekers : The Last Wilderness" - Erin Hunter [Hardback ; New] - $9.00
"Seekers : Great Bear Lake" - Erin Hunter [Hardback ; New] - $9.00
"Seekers : Toklo's Story Manga" -
Multiple Covers for Issue 1 of My Little PonyThe news broke today that I will be doing 6 of the 8 different covers for issue 1 of MLP:FIM! These 6 different covers will each feature one of the Mane 6 prominently, with guest appearances by other characters as well. All 6 covers interlock to form one giant scene!Multiple Covers for Issue 1 of My Little Pony in Personal More Like This
Worried about not being able to find all 6 covers? Then you can order the BOXED SET! Here's the article on Bleeding Cool, along with a slight peek at the Applejack cover!
CONVENTION APPEARANCES CONFIRMED! Yes, I will be selling original art, prints, and doing con sketches at each show.
DragonCon- Atlanta Georgia, Aug 31-sep 3 (Tara Strong also appearing!)
Cincinnati Comic Expo - Cincinnati, Ohio Sep 22-23 (along with writer Katie Cook and cover artist Stephanie Buscema!)
MEGACON! -Orlando Florida March 2013 JUST CONFIRMED!
Also suffering through a kidney stone infection at the time being... blargh.
EDIT: As I understand it
Important News on the MLP ComicIt looks to be pretty official, according to our editor, that the MLP comic has been pushed back two weeks to Nov 28 for street release date.Important News on the MLP Comic in Personal More Like This
Before anybody gets upset (like one jerk on Twitter did), keep in mind the scope of this production: This is not a fanmade comic as some seem to think it is: This is a fully licensed comic book from a major Comic publisher done in cooperation with Hasbro. It is also one of the most highly anticipated comics for the entire fall/winter schedule. As such, we'd rather do it well than do it fast.
The orders for this book have far exceeded what was first anticipated, so a little more padding in the schedule is going to help to ensure the product can meet the demand
I also want to remind everyone: I am NOT The distributor/publisher... I just draw it. You cannot purchase the book directly from me. Here's some ground I've covered a number of times, but I keep getting asked... so here we go:
1. WHERE IS IT SOLD? This will be sold along all the other comics