Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSDave Elliott, An Authentic Citizen in Art Features More Like This
A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
The Lonely PathFebruary 13, 2013/by $techgnoticThe Lonely Path in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
I always thought Thoreau’s comment was simply a word game— ultimately not of much value and false at its core. A Valentines Day in solitude should mean being all alone and alone means being unhappy, pure and simple. Still, it will turn out in life that the most alone we can feel is ironically in the crush of family and friends and even in the embrace of one’s Valentines Day companion— but lost and unfulfilled in one’s dreams and visions.
DronesApr 10, 2013by $techgnoticDrones in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around the world, to op-ed pages debating national security vs. non-juridical “just
Wayne White: An Embarrassment Of TalentsWayne White: An Embarrassment Of Talents in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Aug 29, 2012 by $techgnotic
I am bringing your attention to a documentary, Beauty is Embarrassing, that
deeply inspired me after a screening last week. The life wisdom and positive
philosophy unfolding over a lifetime of living as an artist was deeply motivating.
I invited Wayne White, the subject of this documentary, to join deviantART afterwards.
I thought this would be something you would enjoy no matter where you might be at
on your own personal journey as an artist. While watching this I was also reminded
of the heartfelt explanations by many artists of what it means to choose the life of an Artist.
"Do what you love, It's going to lead where you want to go."
Please stop and say hello and welcome *seewaynewhite in his first week at deviantART.
A strange thing happened at a local café called Fred 62, a sudden sense
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
Supercharge Your Profile Like the MastersSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
How toSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters
Wed Sep 26, 2012 by $techgnotic
ast week we published the video of Josh Wattles, $makepictures Fan Art Law panel from Comic-Con. An educative, passionate and very enlightening conversation soon followed in the comments section. You can participate in that conversation here.
This week the superstars of deviantART panel will provide unique insight and advice for artists on the rise in the deviantART community.
Being a member of the deviantART community might be the most important support system a young artists could ever hope to have. That being said, there is also the problem of finding a way to stand out when surrounde
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Propaganda I by ~Yuujakumi
Nov 15, 2012 by $techgnotic
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 IdentityThe recent explosion of Cosplay across the world has elevated “dress-up” far more into actual role-playing, with the fans not just trying to look like their favorite characters but actually “becoming” the characters for extended periods of time.Cosplay: From Fandom to Identity in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Goddess with Black Wing by ~lady-narven
From Fandom To Identity
Wed Feb 08, 2011, 11:00 PM
The recent explosion of Cosplay across the world has elevated
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonAccording to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage. In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace.Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
Thu Feb 16, 2012, 3:00 PM
DRAGON CASTLE by ~randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
Make Money Selling Premium ContentMake Money Selling Premium Content in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sell Digital Downloads
DeviantART allows you to make your high quality stock, photoshop files, tutorials, comics, fonts, pixel art, textures, adoptables, brushes, line art, and more available for download. Edit your deviation, set your price, and generate profits. Withdraw profits as cash, or make purchases on deviantART.
How to Start
To sell an existing deviation as a digital download, edit your piece and check the box for “Premium Content.” Upon saving, you’ll have the opportunity to review the usage licenses and set your price! We support the sale of everything from high-res image files or image sets to PSDs and zip files!
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A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Merrell Diorama ContestYour Favorite Fall MemoryMerrell Diorama Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Merrell shoes and clothes invites you to get inspired by the change in seasons and bring your favorite fall memory to life in a diorama -- in a shoebox! Please join Merrell in the celebration of "Vendemmia" while paying homage to their unique and sophisticated Fall Collection of shoes and boots. Vendemmia is the age-old tradition of the Italian wine harvest, and for a few autumn months, the terraced hillside vineyards come alive with hard work and passion, and the fruits of this elegant dedication flourish for generat
Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-FinalistsIn the Tomb Raider Reborn contest, we challenged you to bring the new Lara Croft to life, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Lara's inherent resourcefulness and intuition. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton to choose the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-Finalists in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
A Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
3-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Rules
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Tomb Raider Reborn ContestTomb Raider RebornTomb Raider Reborn Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
2013 Tavaszi ConHelló emberek!2013 Tavaszi Con in Personal More Like This
Ha minden jól alakul, akkor a DevMeet, a tavaszi MondoConon (Április 6-7.) is meg lesz tartva.
A találkozó a szombati napon esedékes, 15:30-17:00-ig a kávéházban, ahol minden jel szerint, biztosítanak nekünk székeket és asztalokat.
A vasárnapi napon nem lesz találkozó, tekintve, hogy aznap helyben rajzolós verseny szokott lenni, és akkor a rajzosok java ígyis-úgyis összegyűlik, és együtt rajzolgat.
Hozzatok majd magatokkal ceruzákat, papírt ízlés szerint /bár szerintem azt mi majd tudunk biztosítani/ és jó hangulatot! Hozzatok régebbi rajzokat, hogy mások élőben is megtudják nézni őket, mert minden rajz jobb élményeket élőben, mint szkennelve és felrakva a netre. ^^
Verseny ProjectHogy egy kicsit fellendítsük a tagok érdeklődését, elindítunk egy journal sorozatot, amiben pályázatokat hírdetünk ki, festőknek, fotóművészeknek, íróknak, grafikusoknak, stb.Verseny Project in Personal More Like This
A journal-ok folyamatosan frissülnek majd, amik pályázatokat fognak tartalmazni. Így akár mindenkinek lehetősége nyílik kiszemelni 1-1 neki tetsző versenyt, részt venni rajta, tapasztalatokkal gyarapodni, és kitudja, akár még az első helyezetet is elérni.
Azonban a pályázatokról tudni illik, hogy a legtöbb nem anime/manga témában zajlik, hanem országosan meghírdetett versenyről van szó. A díjak persze mindenhol változóak... Van ahol utalványokat lehet nyerni, van ahol akár pénzt is, viszont tapasztalatot
Con Commission *Update*Egy hónap múlva itt az újabb con, és lassan szokás szerint, szorgos rajzosaink között akadnak olyanok, akik con-ra akciós comission-öket vállalnak.Con Commission *Update* in Personal More Like This
Íme hát egy lista, ahonnan tudtok kedvetek szerint válogatni ;D
Eden CP for Tridentfreak by ~ritusss CP for Lodiot by ~ritusss
Olcso' Con Badge! by ~Sarkanyrozsa
Yumina Con Badge by ~Sarkanyrozsa Con Badges rendele'sre by ~Sarkanyrozsa
ConCommission [HUN only] by *EeNii
Pitch Black. by *EeNii Love by *EeNii
Traditional commiss by ~xNospheratox
Dragonheart by ~xNospheratox +Ran+ by ~xNospheratox
midnight waltz. by *rhaeyra SA - Nine by *rhaeyra
Ha szeretnél a listán szerepelni, kérlek írd meg kommentbe
GoT fanart contest!For the love of SandorYes, I thought that the scarred Hound of the House Clegan of Westeros deserved way more love than what he receives so here is a contest to remedy thisGoT fanart contest!For the love of Sandor in Personal More Like This
The rules! (because there shall be rules!)
*Any medium of drawing is allowed, but no bases please
*Art must be new and created for the contest, please
*No hate art, racism, etc etc
You can draw him alone or with others.
You can drawed him clothed or no (hurr hurr hurr)
It can be whatever between a portrait or a full body
Now, what you are all waiting for
Thy Prizes: (I will surely see to add prizes along, don't worry)
*First prize: 3 months premium membership, a feature, a llama
*Second prize: 1 month premium, a feature, a llama
*Third prize : 200 pts, a feature, a llama
Contest starts now and end up the 13th july
If you're willing to donate prizes, contact me
If you have questions, contact me too, I don't bite, save when asked
Please help me spread the love of one of my faves characters of Asoiaf!
Deviant artists I loveI read recently a very interesting journal by :iconbubblesDaFrog: about the possibilities to make a list of good artists/ bad artists on DA...Deviant artists I love in Personal More Like This
Of course, first thing that came to my mind was "hey, someone good artist will be the nightmare of someone else" and such, but I thought about it and there are interesting things here. I have been commisionning artists on DA for quite some times and I guess like a lot of people, I have been scammed (both points and Paypal) and it wasn't nice. Of course, given all the commissions I have made, the occurence is very rare, but it happened nevertheless.
Make a list of "bad" people is impossible for me. First because dishonest people are exactly the kind of people that will take very badly any kind of news against their practices, and second because public bashing isn't to my liking.
So I thought about making a list of artists I know I can recommend with total and utter trust!
And I would be thankful if you too could give me names of
News and Elf-wish List + French(french after)News and Elf-wish List + French in Personal More Like This
Hello hello everyone!
I wanted to drop by and thank you all for the adorable Get Well message, the notes, the attention. It moved (and still moves) me a lot and I do try to thanks each one of you individually, if I haven't yet thanked you, I will, I promise!
So far my arm is healing slowly, I am trying to be careful but let's face it, I am an horrible sick person, I can't stand being sick or immobilized so I tend to try and overdo it and I end up whimpering and cursing.
The other little thing that annoys me is that I thought I could use that time stuck home to make progress on my stories but I write at a crawl.. Not only because typing one handed is a feat I am far from being proficient withbut because inspiration is a mean meanie mistress that is playing hide and seek with me.. She is totally ok to hang out with me in the midle of the night when I'm dizzy (and dozy) with painkillers, but she goes away sauntering happily in the morning.. mean, mean inspiration! :giggl
100 point giveaway WINNER100 point giveaway WINNER in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks for the response to this guys! I plan on hosting 100 point giveaways every week! (I plan on doing something special on the holidays)
But what you've all been waiting for.
The winner of the giveaway is...
CONGRATS! YOU WILL WIN YOUR POINTS SOON.
Since I'm new to this account I decided to have a point giveaway to celebrate the new start of me being here!
To be eligible for this giveaway you need to..
Add this journal to your favs.
Watch me for future giveaways, updates and more points!
Making a journal for this giveaway is totally optional but it will higher your chances if you do!
If you plan on posting a journal copy and paste the text I have below into your j
Slambox's EXTREME GENEROSITY 200 Point Giveaway #4What's up dA? It's me, Slambox, and I'm back to rock the house with yet ANOTHER HUGE points giveaway!Slambox's EXTREME GENEROSITY 200 Point Giveaway #4 in Deviant Events More Like This
Now, you may be wondering why this one is smaller than last time. Don't worry, it's not that I'm running out of points any time soon. It's that I'm holding another giveaway at the same time- where I'm giving away a FREE premium membership! You are welcome to enter both, but you cannot win both.
Learn more about Project Premium here
And here's the giveaway link: http://fav.me/d6lehid
As for THIS giveaway, here's how to enter:
How to Enter:
1. Add this journal to your faves.
2. Add me, (=artvelocity) to your watch- (ignore if you are already watching me)
I have this rule in order to prevent cheaters, and also because it is against the rules for me to give points to those who are not watching:http://fav.me/d6fai3k
3. Write a new journal about this
Project Giveaway: 100 Point Giveaway #3 WINNERAnd now the moment you've all been waiting for!Project Giveaway: 100 Point Giveaway #3 WINNER in Deviant Events More Like This
and the winner iss...
*TO BE CONTINUED*
The winner is...
You're points will be sent soon.
Some of her art:
Hello deviants! This is my third 100 point giveaway! These are weekly so every week you have a chance to win! Project Giveaway is meant to give points to random deviants and spread some love!
On Writing - Making LoveThe following tutorial is for :iconthe-bards-college: It is of a mature nature and may not be intended for everyone.On Writing - Making Love in Personal More Like This
One of the many (well, primary really) reasons I read fanfiction is for that steamy sex scene. I scour FF for the M rated fics that will detail the primitive dance done since the beginning of time. I will usually read the "plot" while making a "let's hurry along" gesture so we can finally have our protagonists naked and in each other's arms. Sometimes I mutter, "Ain't nobody got time for that," and just skip ahead, eager to see what form forbidden love will take now.
And then it's a coin flip on whether it's enjoyable or not.
Well, more like a roll of the dice. Looking for boxcars.
Love scenes are frequently dreaded among new writers. I often compare them to combat scenes – you need at least two people grunting and sweating while thrusting at each other repeatedly. How do you do that and make it interesting?
First off, it is not required to have two charac
The Mary Sue DilemmaWritten for :iconthe-bards-college:The Mary Sue Dilemma in Personal More Like This
I'm pretty certain all of us know the term "Mary Sue". It is one of the most dreaded labels our original characters can earn. But what exactly is a Mary Sue?
Is she an unlikable protagonist?
Is she poorly written?
Is she cliched?
Is she an author avatar?
Is she an idealized character?
Is she a power fantasy?
Is she infallible?
Is she the center of attention?
Can a Mary Sue be male?
Can a Mary Sue be a canon character?
What exact combination of these traits are needed to make a character a Mary Sue?
The term originated back in 1973 in a parody Star Trek fanfiction called, "A Trekkie's Tale." I had never read it before tonight and was shocked to find how short it was. I highly recommend taking a minute to read it before continuing here.
Over time, Mary Sue stopped referencing the specific character and became notoriously attached as a term meaning unrealistic self-insertion wish-fulf
ConCommission [HUN only]Ask.fm | Pixiv | FaceBook Page | SheezyArt | SketchBlog | TumblrConCommission [HUN only] in Personal More Like This
Szóval mivel több embernél is láttam, így gondoltam ismét megpróbálkozom én is egy kiírással. Annyit biztosan mondhatok, hogy ez egy olcsóbb commission a con alkalmából, csak magyaroknak, helyben átvétellel, szombaton.
Először is egy kis útmutató:
¤ Fél alakos -500Ft (A4 v. A5, ki mekkorában tart rá igényt)
+ karakter - 250Ft
Contest for Points [Deadline Update]¤ ~Shillya ¤ ~reneemew05 ¤Contest for Points [Deadline Update] in Personal More Like This
Ask.fm | Pixiv | MyAnimeList | SheezyArt | SketchBlog | Tumblr
Thank you for everyone who write a message in the least journal. It seems more than 1 or 2 people want to participate in my first contest. Thank you really!!
Then let's get started!
There is the details of the contest
- Draw one/two/or three characters of my webcomic, Charlie by Mistake. They are the main characters, Charlie, Sam & Neil.
- Every theme are accepted. It can be BL, too 8D (SamxNeil)
- Please don't draw 18+
- The picture should be yours and not a redraw of a base or an RPC!
- You can draw as much picture as you want.
- I saw other user's contest journal the following thing: " You m
UPDATE ON: Ebony Dagger Giveaway!Yeah, meh I'm awesome… Didn't realize that I could tell you to just put this journal to you favourites.UPDATE ON: Ebony Dagger Giveaway! in Personal More Like This
That would have been much easier to count… My bad.
Sorry, can we start over?
Those who've already done the last rules, please only favourite this journal.
That's all for you.
For all the others read:
Ok guys, I got the idea to giveaway one of my Ebony Daggers
Here you have the chance to get one for free.
Just follow the rules.
Hit my watch button
fave this journal (to get a number)
Share this journal with your watchers (make a journal entry on your page)
and comment here you did with the link to it
I'll then use random.org to get the winners.
The giveaway ends on June 23rd and I'll get the 3 winners then.
PLEASE TELL ME YOU SHARED THIS ON THIS JOURNAL.
DON'T SEND ME NOTES.
PRIZE 1: one Ebony Dagger shipped to any country
PRIZE 2: one Amulet of Zenithar
PRIZE 3: soul gems, iron rings
Blade of Woe pre-orderHello guysBlade of Woe pre-order in Personal More Like This
Ok, since people keep on asking about the Blade of Woe, I decided I'd do it on a pre-order basis.
(And what the hell with that poll? 50/50, seriously?)
I've gathered a few bucks for my other big project, that will be revealed soon.
But since people don't want to commission me with this (I know it's too much money for only one person),
I thought of a pre-order based commission from YOU ALL
What does that mean?
You place an order with me for the Blade of Woe and pay a deposit of let's say $ 60.
Like this I can get material and work on it. And when I'm done, I'll ask the rest of payment from you.
I say a blade of Woe on this pre-order basis will cost $120 for you. So you'd need to pay the remaining $60 & shipping later.
I think this is fair, this blade is almost as long as a short sword(60–70 cm I'd say.).
So $120 seem fair to me.
If this blade ever comes into my store I'd charge more than $120 I can tell you.
DD for some of you :)Hi!DD for some of you :) in Personal More Like This
At first, there is a new kiriban: catch my 955 555 pageviews and send me a printscreen via note as a proof to win a feature
No feature for animal cruelty or porn, thanks for understanding.
At second, no, I did not get any DD (only one - bur many years ago buhhehehhehe )
But I have suggested many deviations for DD and I was disappointed when I got no reply and those deviations have not been accepted I think some of those artists created absolutely incredible work and they definitely deserve more attention.
Today, I will show you some of the deviations I have suggested (or plan to suggest) for DD, but which have not been noticed or accepted by admins, which made me really sad and disappointed. DA has some rules for featuring a deviation as a DD, it says that suggested artist should not have a DD yet, it should not be very famous artist and it should include some info about a subject in the descriptions. Those artists followed the rules, but their art has not
News about wolves :(Hello pals,News about wolves :( in Personal More Like This
sorry for kiriban winner, you will be featured soon, I did not forget you I just write some sad journals and my mood is far from nice, so this is not the best time for kiriban.
By the way, there is a new one: send me a printscreen of 1 022 222 pageviews and you will win a feature (no feature for porn or animal cruelty, ok).
Well, I have news about wolves, as I have promised to keep you informed.
If you do not know what I speak about, check this journal, please!
Two ZOO Brno's employees answered my question about wolves and one of them was a zoologist, so I think we can consider that reply trustworthy.
So: as you probably already know, my beloved Atila, famous alpha wolf from ZOO Brno, died. He died of old age (10 years). His death is the cause of the current bad state of other wolves. The death of the alpha is followed with a lot of stress, as the hierarchy of the pack is completely crushed and in terrible mess.
The ZOO repeatedly applied te
Oblivion FeatureOblivion Feature in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion is one of my favourite games of all time, surpassed only by Morrowind, and I've been planning for a long time to put together a feature with original artwork. Unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since almost all Oblivion-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
Oblivion is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2006. The central plot revolves around the efforts to thwart the fanatical cult Mythic Dawn that plans to open the gates to the demonic realm of Oblivion. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are quest lines for several guilds, and many side missions. Despite being less diversified and immersive than Morrowind, the incredible amount of quality third-party add-ons add a lot of scope and replay value to the game.
Story and Characters
The lack of an heir fo
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu