The Magic Dust of Child ArtistsThe Magic Dust of Child Artists in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Sep 12, 2012 by techgnotic
When recently asked how his political candidate would explain certain positions taken during the
nomination process with contrary positions to be taken during the general election, the campaign chief
replied that stated political positions were “like an Etch A Sketch,”—meaning they could simply be
flipped over, erased and begun over from scratch.
Were it that adult life were as simple as a happy Etch A Sketch memory from childhood.
(The campaign chief took heavy heat for his flippant, if truthful, statement.) The incident made
me wonder how many of us had early experiences as “sketch artists” with that incredible red toy that
has become almost standard issue for so many children still to this day.
For those unfamiliar with the magi
The Dead Places: The Visual Delicacy of DecayIt’s easy to think of art in terms of what is instantly pleasing to the eye, of that which evokes a feeling of joy and hopefulness and blissful peacefulness or ecstatic exultation. This is the consideration of art as something that helps propel us forward through life – to out future great deeds, our career victories, or dreams of coming big events. But there is a peak to every life. At some point all people, and all places, and even all ideas have to begin the inevitable decline that is the other balancing half of a lifetime.The Dead Places: The Visual Delicacy of Decay in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Pontiac by PionierUK
The Dead Places
The Visual Delicacy of Decay
Wed Mar 21, 2012, 7:00 PM
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future in Art Features More Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
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You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
Artists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann HesseArtists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann Hesse in Art Features More Like This
Apr 26, 2013•Issue No. 1 By techgnotic•Watch depthRADIUS
About Artists on Writers
Writers will always find inspiration in the visions of artists, always feeling compelled to tell the stories behind the moments captured in artists’ unforgettable images,
Artists will always find inspiration in the words of writers, always feeling compelled to lend visual reality and habitat to the characters described in the scribe’s haunting words.
I was inspired to create this series by naikki while looking through her gallery of diverse artwork and reading through her journals which are focused on her favorite inspiring writers and thinkers. I felt certain there must be beautiful artwork in the form of portraits and tributes to these writers and their stories. I found most of naikki's choices of quotes to be
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.
The New Street Photographer's ManifestoFebruary 7, 2013/by techgnoticThe New Street Photographer's Manifesto in Art Features More Like This
Street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson called it the “decisive moment”— the captured instant when all the photograph’s elements come together to tell a story in a way a text narrative of thousands of words could never begin to. It is what hooks people, both practitioners and advocate-devotees, on the art form. It is uniquely completely immersive in life— step out into the streets— in which the moment of artistic epiphany can never be guessed at until it suddenly happens. When it is properly mastered, it is as pure as the dawn of each new day, as true as the living organism of a teeming street scene catching a breath as one.
It's no easy task to pull a book together for publication and "The New Street Pho
Comics Are ArtComic-Con Journey to the Heart of The New Summer VacationComics Are Art in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Americans have a long summer vacation tradition of visiting the foreign capitals of the world and being sure to spend at least one day in each nation’s most iconic art museum. In Paris, we visit the Louvre. In Madrid, the Prado. In Rome, the Borghese. We feel far more comfortable in identifying the different peoples of our planet through examples of their greatest art works than we do about identifying ourselves as being represented by any one iconic “American” art museum or artist. Maybe the country is just too big for one musuem and so it has always fallen to our pop arts to carry the true visual narrative of what’s going on in the hearts and minds of the masses.
Comic-Con has become the new arts and culture go-to in domestic summer vacation destin
Dedication to a New YearDedication to a New Year in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
December 31, 2012by techgnotic
Nuances of an Annual Ritual
Which brings us to each year’s communal celebration of the passing of our lifetimes:
New Year’s Eve
So what did you “actually get done” in the past year? How closer are you to a grand goal in life? An assessment is made and then the inevitable Step 2 of the yearly process is engaged, which is often a word for word repeat of last year’s Step 2:
The New Year’s Resolution
There seem to be two main strategies that emerge at this point of facing the New Year, a “brand new morning.” The lone wolf quietly acknowledges goals not yet reached, and is even more secretive in the “new plan.” “I’ll show them,” becomes the new privat
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
Beauty as a Force of EnergyApr 18, 2013Beauty as a Force of Energy in Art Features More Like This
Louie Schwartzberg has made it his life’s mission to use his cinematic artistry to raise the alarm for public awareness of the dire situation we are facing in the possible collapse of our taken-for-granted natural resources. The “colony collapse disorder” currently decimating our honeybees was the prompt for Louie’s new movie, Wings of Life, which at it's essence, is a love story that feeds the earth.
Man's best friend The Black Lab II by Wordup Beachboy by justJAZZ Shake shake by chaoticfireflies Bombs Away by Gadabout-Photography 166 by kaskaa96 07.24 am by Maaira Deep love by unfrozenduck leah and zoey by payleyjean I'm back by JusDeFraise bullterrier puppy by Nimphe Thirsty by vi-ol-et 130 by kaskaa96 chasing by Wolfruede Winter look by sailsire Windswept by micromeg My Heart Just Melted by BlueColoursOfNature Just Snow... by Alyat Those Sad Puppy Eyes by kkart Puppies by TimelessImages Sierra puppies 7 by ManicMechE Hail Down to Broccoli by Jaicca Cold Tone by feanutri Julia II by odpium Sombra. by nettocastro Hiding.. by dimitarmisev Amy. by gloeckchen Cute doggy by chaoticfireflies Boy with dog by danilkin54 Reflection by ShelleyVPhoto on the road again I by lovable-moments .2 by vadalein Hey Mister by Gadabout-Photography Camouflage by deathbycanon The Friendship by Healzo waiting by Maaira karatas by Ekba Winter by chipset There's Nothing Like It by thingsarelookingup swiftwit puppy by krawuzi .:Gift for you:. by WhiteSpiritWolf New life... by eesquiree Such a little nose by LuizaLazar Caimi III. by Lina-182 Norm 6 by Blacknewfs Running by DeingeL-Dog-Stock Whippet silhouette by laura75325 My world in your eyes by jollyvicky :thumb150456124: Little spitz in autumn by Ksuksa-Raykova :thuMan's best friend in Art Features More Like This
Giving away a 3INCH little Danbo /UPDATED!/Edit 09/08 And the winner of this Danbo give away is...Giving away a 3INCH little Danbo /UPDATED!/ in Personal More Like This
I give away one of my little Danbo's for free, just because I know how many people would like to get one. I'm not sure how yet. I think with random.org is the most fair way to choose one person. If you have a better idea leave a comment below. This give away starts Aug 1 and will end on Aug 8!
Who is Danbo? It's a carboard box robot made of plastic. He can move his head, arms and legs and his eyes can give light by turning on a switch. (see my pictures below)
What you have to do is:
Add this journal to your favourites so I know that you're in!
And that's it ♥
I'll send this 3 INCH tall Danbo in his original package to your address if you are chosen.
Good luck to everyone ♥
Green green green Little Climber by ZoranPhoto Your Way by Siilin carries spring in its green eyes by AlicjaRodzik .: Eye In Eye :. by WhiteSpiritWolf Summer season. .. by light-from-Emirates Percy 10 Weeks by H4ptikk Hello Cutie by Lady-Tori linger by alterOFnotion Flowers in my heaven by RezzanAtakol Bentley - 5 by Pebels I am shy by MRFarts 2 by DUSTandLIGHT Heather power by BlueColoursOfNature green valley III by indojo Mushketeers by NestR Spring Grass by ventieldopjeGreen green green in Art Features More Like This
Don't worry about a thing by Healzo Choose your path by Healzo The Companions by Healzo 33.52 - Friends. by dragonfly-oli Don't ever leave me... by FeliDae84 Green vitamin by jussta feel the spring by Orwald Shelter by PawelMatys You are in my heart by kyokosphotos First Steps. by andokadesbois Yellow morning by leelloor simple by Ben-Kelevra Profound by MaaykeKlaver After the Rain the sun shines by Sweet-Nature lush by tjasa rabbit by StopScreamGraphy the magic place by StopScreamGraphy Awakening by Oer-Wout Brin d'herbes by Somebody--else Freshly showered by Angie-Pictures B R A V E by goRillA-iNK Evolution Is A Matter Of Time by darkcalypso Mr. and Mrs. Duck by r3novatio As long as you've got a camera by a2star Life by Joycelinn Tree frog by downpoured This Far Away From Home by Nelleke Delicate by fruitpunch1 Calling you by Morgan-Lou Pas de chance by Somebody--else evening story by Megson green camelopard by kim-e-sens :thumb17359047
Why do birds suddenly appear Peacock by Dinozzaver Peacock by La-Vita-a-Bella Cocky by KrisVlad vortex by islandtime Arctic Tern Symmetry by WNPhotography feeding time to the faster by phalalcrocorax .:Snow Bird:. by RHCheng Young Explorers by iphelps DoubleDuckie by thrumyeye Waxwing Fever by thrumyeyeWhy do birds suddenly appear in Art Features More Like This
Seagulls by nurtanrioven Duckies by WouterPera rbn's nst by SilentDistractions Sumac Chickadee II by DGAnder snowy by sassaputzin .:.Emo, the parrot.:. by Ailedda switzerland4 by Gehoersturz More birds. by Lileinaya frozen in time by slatkatajna Little Owl by FriendFrog :thumb289272638: robin by Squirrelondope Proud Owner by XanaduPhotography foggy morning . by indojo
eyes by eudoxe2000 :: en garde :: by hellfirediva Send Me An Angel II by Pixydream Addicted to winter by NestR angel by prismes Here comes the rain again by ahmetfuatocak
ATLANTIC PUFFIN STRAIGHT UP by lightrae :thumb292479585: Coal Tit by nitsch Minute une by entre-les-vents Liquid world by BogdanBoev Goth ducks by Antony-Hell Oregon Junco enjoying a winter snack by eaross Angry Bird by furstripe Berlin by hoschie Trusting by WandererOfFire The Watcher by Iamidaho Peek by Raymaker What's Up IV by Eltasia Parus caeruleus by papkin11 The evening colours by phalalcrocorax Keeping a Close Watch by CanadianRy Barn Owl Hunting by tourofnature Head tilt by DeeOtter swan2 by markotapio :thum
Colorful photography feature Small by MaaykeKlaver Aurora by Eltasia :thumb214260277: stop time by schilles-photography On my head by evirgen2008 Golden liquid ... by aoao2 Cheer up by MaaykeKlaver Crab Charybdis by Miguel-SantosColorful photography feature in Art Features More Like This
shroud of fall by yv Struggle by Oer-Wout Gluttonous. by andokadesbois disappointed by AlicjaRodzik S o m e w h e r e . i n . t h e . f o r e s t by Vibratum :thumb335994977: sweet windy time by kim-e-sens When my dreams turn to dust by AliquidLucis Morning feeling by adypetrisor Maybe Next Time by P0RG ..::Lady in red::.. by Whimsical-Dreams Hey little world by april182 Slice of reality by LorenzoDiFolco Walking Barefoot by Healzo Clouds In The Grass by Corvidae65 Never say Never by Healzo Winter light by Fra-Emer Icy Branches by incolor16 lost in.... by impatienss flowers by domatescilek Warm Waters by P0RG Sometimes it's too late by Healzo Winter feeling . .. by light-from-Emirates I met no one there. by popoks I'm A Pink Lady. by andokadesbois valentine's time by mohdfikree
Booby Trap by xOronar hold on by Megson little secrets by DarkGomo find neverland by JuliaDunin The jump. by dragonfly-oli Don't ever leave me... by FeliDae84 Petal Dance by TommyP323 tupp by dini25 The Winter Dream by nnIKOO Spring Season by Justine1985 Edge Of The World by oO-Rein-Oo Mr. and Mrs. Duck by r3novatio galaxy by kokoszkaa Stormborn by incolor16 :thumb30353128
Over the rainbow All Other Lights by goRillA-iNK Holi woman by Neaffka Morning Drop by nnIKOO Lucky Colors. by andokadesbois summer ... by kokoszkaa Heartstrings II by Gosia drop11 by agatafotografia polka dot by michellis13 Colourful by Kara-a love colours by JustynaStolyhwo Sleeping in Colours by P0RG i love cookies by Megson Morning Breeze by Oer-Wout A Chromatic Love Affair III by pagit Rainbow Circus by DemonMathiel Bittersweet by Kameolynn furious by theluckynine pastry sandwiches by verniceR Illusion by MissUnfortunate The Nature of Love by P0RG The Wave by dansch Sparkly Spaztastic by goRillA-iNK this is my forgiveness. by fuzzy-blue-lights My rainbow by kczajkowska Done with this game by Healzo Rush of colors by kim-e-sens At the end of the rainbow... by JeanFan summer.... by impatienss Colours. by TinaApple sunny garden by Orwald rainbow by Fwirll Boat Of Possibilities by BlackJack0919 Under Streetlight by incolor16 This Moment is a Memory by Sortvind feel alive by nandiamond paint box by Utzel-Butzel 064 by AlexNagiPhotography Stormborn by incolor16 phantom by Sea-of-wonders On the Edge by pagit Bonbon by Jules1983 rainbow drops by Fussel2112 delightful by illusionality Colorful by Photo-Grafixx full of colors..full of life by light-from-Emirates The little things by nhuthanh My own little rainbow by EliseEnchanted rainbow. by HristinaGalabova Rainbow Cupcake by NayeliNeriaOver the rainbow in Art Features More Like This
Purple rain Hush by MaaykeKlaver shine II. by tjasa :thumb347621286: Some Extra Exposure by Thinking-Silence Cold drop by Healzo The Blues and The Pinks by goRillA-iNK Our lives.. by Khomenko Lost At Sea by incolor16 Never Bloom Again by Obsessed-by deep purple by kyokosphotos San Francisco, touching the void by alierturk Gladiolus by StacyD where is my mind? by Nilanja A kind of magic by PawelMatys Mother Nature - Part III - Underwater by AlexandraSophie Little Swinger by sternenfern blueberryblack. by Blueberryblack B i r t h by r3novatio weekend fiesta by katherinetampoco .: Song To Say Goodbye :. by zZToraZz uncertain mood by DamnedAnthea Sand Sailing by Healzo still life by malenka740715 Searching For You by Healzo Lullaby by LorenzoDiFolco Midnight.. by Khomenko .: silence :. by biszkopciik :thumb294609919: Everything is Illuminated by Kaddieee Evening rain by Fra-Emer ... purple by kokoszkaa Rose Dew by ninazdesign Wing by buzadam Cup OF coffee I by Not-of-this-age Day Twenty-eight - Drink Me by Lady-Tori The Queen by nairafee Remember to forget by Healzo Diamonds in the Sun by Lilyas the butterfly effect by Artemisia-dream Day 15 by cloduy Winter light by Fra-Emer condensation by nhuthanh : lucid dreams : by hellfirediva Little Wings by MarinaCoric Frozen soul by Julie-de-Waroquier purple rain by lpdragonfly Under My Umbrella by Davils-Photography :thumb321007640: Broken by ZanaSoulPurple rain in Art Features More Like This
Weekly photo #012 and no one spoke at all by LuizaLazar THE ENCHANTED FOREST by gingado September Rain by Papageienfreak Blue. by shadddow Slug caterpillar menagerie by ColinHuttonPhoto On the green carpet by chaoticfireflies Juvenile F. pygmaeus by dllavaneras -Charming present- by Janek-Sedlar Blown Away II by FramedByNature ramp it up by jaelise Morning at Moraine Lake by porbital blue gras by augenweide Frosty Morning by FeralWhippet Love Is Blind by EliteSweden Distant memories by m-eralp Autumn mood by m-eralp Colossus by Inebriantia NYC, unseen night by alierturk Secrets of Morocco by INVIV0 Silent Devotion by AbandonedZone Fell in love on the seaside. by equine-images Thousand dreams by diensilver Wings by BogdanBoev That Day v.1 by bwaworga Espresso Chocolate Cupcakes by Kluschi autumn is for going out there by Rona-Keller Everything can happen by BlueColoursOfNature Paper boat by mikaiya-chan The End of Time by andyhutchinson Hornet looking into you soul by cloudlet-photography Miao by sabbbriCA The Circle by Nelleke Aisha by Wordup in a good company by CasheeFoo Maerchenwald by RobinHalioua madame* by AlicjaRodzik Guardians of the Ice Temple by matthieu-parmentier Banz Abbey by mescamesh Golden Ray by Addran Img 7609-1 by snomandaWeekly photo #012 in Art Features More Like This
Echoes of violent endeavors by AiniTolonen Dancer by BelcyrPiotr Ghosts in The City by AngelaNorthen The World Within Its Waste by Out-Of-Earths-Reach :t
The Coming Of Spring The broken wing by Viand fly fly butterfly by KariLiimatainen Naturally vintage by Samantha-meglioli Aster by VinayRao Hanging in there by cfoto Blue Butterfly by Myzogirl butterfly by debagger the butterfly by evenliu anemone 2 by JasonKaiser wheat 11 by 785785The Coming Of Spring in Art Features More Like This
frost.bite by maskqueraide last flight II by prismes Papillon by ingue Lavender dreams by Joycelinn :thumb165619852: Smit by Al-Baum Solitaire by Eibo-Jeddah Enchanted. .. by addy-ack Orange Butty by Stridsberg listen by fragilesimplicity colourful by Lisa-Schneider .blue.2. by zeenon in the green air by prismes Dear by JunJun510 :thumb210725771: Butterflies and Fairytales by FriendFrog Butterfly Kisses by IgNgRez :thumb205411901: weekend fiesta by katherinetampoco Butterfly II by Lindqvist little butterfly by wolf-minori little blue by wolf-minori .: child of light :. by biszkopciik Butterfly. .. by light-from-Emirates Vanessa atalanta by Pete1987 Blue 2012 by Callu a thousand dreams by Piarvi-Recherreen ... by zeenon busy butterfly by nakedlady Philosophy. by Blutr0t lavenders elegance by miezeTatze
yayz butterflies by AsseveraVeta SNOW by lisans
Last light by Sblourg Parnassius apollo 2011 IV by Aphantopus :thumb15962
My Photoshop Actions journal = closedWhat are Photoshop Actions?My Photoshop Actions journal = closed in Art Features More Like This
Photoshop Actions are the recordings of commands that can be applied to one or multiple images in Photoshop. When you press play, it applies these recorded commands. Think about changing the mood in a picture with various adjustment layers. Using an action can actually help you save a lot of time.
Which versions of Photoshop are lieveheersbeestje's actions compatible with?
All Photoshop CS versions, CS2 to CS6 Extended. My actions are not compatible with Photoshop Elements or other programs.
How can I download your exclusive actions?
You can download most of the actions at my DeviantART for free, it's easy and takes a few seconds. However I do have some exclusive actions as well, you need to pay with DeviantART points in order to get them. Want free points? Read more below in this journal.
30 points every week!
Every week I choose at least one artwork that used one of my actions. This artist will receive 30 points.
Win 3 month premium membership! The winner is...Win 3 month premium membership! The winner is... in Personal More Like This
Hello my dear watchers/visitors,
This year on dA has been great for me, and I want to thank to everyone for the support. You guys are true sweethearts.
Christmas is in two weeks, and I decided to give someone a premium membership.
But before I announce the rules, I just want to give a little feedback to these super talented people who were already given premium memberships by me:
Please, visit their pages, and show some love - they deserve it.
the prize: 3 month premium membership
You have to fav this journal entry in odrer to participate. That way I will be able to cl
SPAM - Short Pointless Annoying MessagesSPAM - Short Pointless Annoying Messages in Personal More Like This
Hello my watchers/non-watchers/kind visitors, and of course, hello spammers!
I don't know from where to begin because there's a lot to say about this kind of subject called spam.
I've seen that some of people on deviantart.com don't really know what the word spam means, so I will try to be smart with the help of my little friend wikipedia, and use a chance while it's not blocked by SOPA, PIPA and all the other annoying short names. So, here it is (annoying but useful definition):
"Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging
Winter Tale ContestHello, lovelies (:Winter Tale Contest in Personal More Like This
I just want to let you know that I plan organizing the contest Winter Tale, where mediums including photography/digital and traditional art will be accepted as submissions.
I would just like to make it big, so I would appreciate prize donations in points/features/llamas/comissions... anything you are able and willing to do.
Thank you in advance and let me know if you can help, please, so I can add you to a prize list I'm making.
Phishing alert. Please read and spread the word. Hello, everyone!Phishing alert. Please read and spread the word. in Deviant Events More Like This
Please, this journal and spread the word so more people can see this.
I just got a note from honey-sempai173 telling me that someone stole my art and he/she sent a link.
I clicked on it and it showed me dA login page, but a fake one. Here it is:
Have a look at looooooong weird address in the address bar:
I didn't type username nor password, 'cos it's a fraud. If you do it by mistake, someone will be able to hack your dA account.
If you by accident get this message from honey-sempai173 or any other suspicious new deviant/or the one with no artworks in their gallery, please report them and never ever type your password in the fake login page window they re-direct you to.
Real deviantart.com login page is https://www.deviantart.com/users/login (safe to click, but won't be found if you're already logged in)
And for more info, you might wanna check focusandframe's journal below on How to avo
A PM gift for you and your friend!the Winner: Hello, sweeties!A PM gift for you and your friend!the Winner: in Deviant Events More Like This
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Have a wonderful time with your loved ones and I hope Santa left something special for you under the Christmas tree
There is a special dA offer that expires on 26th December. If you give one premium membership as a gift, dA gifts a premium membership of the same value to you.
So I decided to make one of my watchers happy, and they can make their friend happy too.
I decided to give one lucky deviant a 3 month premium membership in the points equivalent.
I won't give you a premium membership directly, 'cos that would mean I would get one from dA myself.
I will give you 636 points (which is a 3 month premium membership value) and when you get it, you can buy your special friend a 3 month premium membership and you will get the same gift from deviantart.
So, that means two premium memberships, for you and your friend (:
But be careful, the offer expires on the 26th o
Your Most Prized Possession Contest +100 points GVHello, sweeties!Your Most Prized Possession Contest +100 points GV in Deviant Events More Like This
This is the official journal for
Your Most Prized Possession Contest
Contest deadline: 1st March,2013
K1ntar and naked-in-the-rain
A little explanation of the subject:
The subject of this contest is about your most prized possession.
It doesn't have to be something expensive, it can be anything you love and cherish; something that has a great value for you.
It could be an object, a memory, a person, a pet, or a simple smile... basically anything you find very valuable.
Here are some photography examples to get your creative juices flowing:
This contest allows media such as:
How to participate?
In order to participate you only have to this journal.
Post your entry to deviantart, link back to this journal entry in the artists comments, and send me a note with the su
121 points giveaway! The winner:Hello, sweeties (:121 points giveaway! The winner: in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful week
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 121 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
+ random from my gallery:
Thank you everyone who participated.
The winner is :iconkaro666:
Congrats, and enjoy your points (:
120 points giveaway!The winner:Hello, sweeties!120 points giveaway!The winner: in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful week
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 120 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
+ random from my gallery:
Thank you all who participated.
The winner is:
Congrats and enjoy your points
200 Points giveaway!Closed.Hello, sweeties!200 Points giveaway!Closed. in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm sending some warm holiday hugs and kisses
I wish you a Happy New 2013, lots of love, health and success
I decided to make someone smile again, so I want to give 200 points to one lucky deviant.
All you have to do in order to participate is:
favorite this journal
*it is not required to comment on this journal nor watch me/fave my works,
but if you do any of these, thank you
I will use random.org generator to pick the winner.
Have fun and good luck
Congrats and enjoy your points!
Comments giveaway project + 100 points!The winner:_____________________________________________________________Comments giveaway project + 100 points!The winner: in Deviant Events More Like This
please, support this journal with simple so more people can see it
Hello, dear deviants!
Do you want more constructive feedback? You can get it for free.
In order to participate you only have to:
fav this journal
comment on it.
I will make sure I visit your page and comment on one of your deviations, giving it a constructive comment/critique.
one lucky deviant who participates in this project will get 100 points
Why am I doing this?
I'm trying to show to deviants a real value of good feedback. It's something we should all learn to appreciate, when the comments aren't just pure words like awesome, wow, good, cool...
Deviantart is a big community with many exposed/underexposed artists but all of us are the same when it comes to getting feedback. We all get good and bad.
Contests, Challenges + ProjectsDo you have a contest, project or challenge you'd like to see promoted in June's blog? Just send us a note giving the information included at the bottom of the page!Contests, Challenges + Projects in Art Features More Like This
Challenges on deviantART that are not always Photography related but are open to many different mediums as specified. Challenges usually don't involve prizes.
deviant365's Weekly Challenges | More info...
Contests on deviantART that are mostly open to mixed or purely Photography mediums - which also involves prizes!
Isalovesphotography's anniversary contest | More Info...
DorotejaC's Autumn Enchanted Forest contest | <b>
General Photography Daily Deviations: April 2013:iconKaz-D:General Photography Daily Deviations: April 2013 in Art Features More Like This
Features by Kaz-D
People & Portraits
Hide in beauty by aoao2
coffee and fritter 2 by ElaynaTeos
We Sugared Our Apples by ifsantag
Let it glow. by dragonfly-oli
Cup of Spring by aninyosaloh
day 6 by hayzy
Magic owl by lieveheersbeestje
Dreams and Diaster by lipslock
WALL E 2 by A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-O
Urban & Rural
Never Forget 2012 by AzankinoKING
Maison du Chat by thebrokenview
Snowy Wye by Oldtoppy
Outro by CaveCanem42
Waltershofer Hafen by DanielHeydecke
Balloons by Digibug
Iditarod The Last Great Race on Earth by Exileden
Portal by BlueBlur7000
Under the Milky Way Tonight. by VisualEchos
March Challenge: SpringWe made a huge improvement on last month, with a nice handful of challenge acceptances for Love! Well done to all those who created! For March, we're challenging you to create something new along the theme of Spring. You can interpret that how you wish, as a season or a 'doing' word!March Challenge: Spring in Art Features More Like This
Start: 1st March 2013
End: 28th March 2013
Rules: Entries MUST BE NEW - People and Portraits. Nudity is allowed but must be clearly marked as mature content.
Submission: One entry per person - put your entries in this folder -> http://peopleandportraits.deviantart.com/gallery/41461723
Entries now must be new due to the fact that we're challenging you each month to create something so no short cuts this time! Get your cameras out, find some people, and snap away! At the end of the challenge, we'll pick some favourites and feature them in a journal. I
Photography ResourcesLots of people have had troubleshooting queries over the past few months that we've addressed through various articles you might have seen over at communityrelations. This blog is a roundup of all those resources including a few others from around dA that you might find useful. If you've got something you'd like to see included then please note us with the information. Enjoy!Photography Resources in Art Features More Like This
Dull Images on dA
Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS!Update: Just TWO days left to get your entries in!!!!!Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS! in Art Features More Like This
To honour the creation of CRPhotography, we are hosting our first official contest - with a fantastic bunch of prizes donated by communityrelations and various groups! There are a few rules, and a theme to follow, but other than that - have fun and get creating. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask 3wyl or myself, or note the group.
Submit your photograph into CRPhotography's gallery folder here. Simply click the 'Suggest a favourite' button in the top right hand corner and select your deviation. Once it has been approved, it will appear within the contest gallery.
April 30th [Midnight PST]
Ten Tips for Photographing Food1) Set the Table...Ten Tips for Photographing Food in Art Features More Like This
In the image above, claremanson not only photographs something that looks enticingly delicious and creative, but she has additionally set the scene. She's made up the 'table' so to speak, so that it compliments and even enhances the Food that she's photographing. Looking carefully at your setting is a fantastic way of making your Food look good and unique. It's cheap too, just look at using glasses, sometimes with liquid in them, colourful tablecloths, napkins or any other items that might suit your image. Within cookery books these days, images that 'set the scene' are becoming increasingly more popular and widely used.
2) Play with your Food...
Here, LADYW has not just made a 'salad' or an arrangement of food. She's looked carefully at how she can arrange her food in the most creative and complimentary way. Using shapes and colour to make something look good
Best of BritishWe may not get many points in The Eurovision Song Contest, we might not understand ambiguous sense of humours, perhaps we don't even get why Europeans have to reserve sunbeds with towels when they're on holiday - but we know how to throw a damn good party for our Queen of Sixty Years. Without further ado I give you...Best of British in Art Features More Like This
The Best of Britain
Day 153: The Villagers Jubilee by Kaz-D
Jubilee Street Party 2 by NickStarwind89
Agile Union Jack by QuakerOatsGuy
Union Jack. by Perfectly--Imperfect
Did someone say Jam and Scone? by WilliamEckloff
Keep Calm And Love On by New-Afnan
Fly the Union Jack - Jump 83 by escaped-emotions
Tea break by janisDA
- Union - by XMoonLilyX
Piccadilly Circus by MarcoRibbe-de
Union Jack by smithmar01
England by dimage
England fOrlife... by Lolly-Me
English student by B-ettie
Keep Calm by nyrcallahan24
keep calm and drink tea by BiscuiTsi
Keep Calm by Balakov
Oh December, Where are you?So John Lewis have done it again. For those who don't know, they did a fantastic Christmas ad last year that was more about the cute than about their products (they're a 'department' store of sorts). They've done it again this year, set a wonderful cover to a wonderful animation/video. It's Christmas soon!Oh December, Where are you? in Personal More Like This
How Soon 'Not Now' becomes 'Never'There's a saying, I heard it first in German but the English translation makes perfect sense too.How Soon 'Not Now' becomes 'Never' in Personal More Like This
~"How soon "Not Now" becomes "Never"
With a New Year, there comes many a chance for people to start again, to recreate themselves, to reinvent, to begin new love, to end old ones, to find new people, new purposes...new pathways. So many of us vow to become better people. We use the end of 365 days, and the beginning of 365 more, as a platform from which to launch ourselves with renewed purpose. But what about the simple things? "How soon "Not Now" becomes "Never"" stuck a chord with me. It's so very true. Whether we tell a child, "Not Now" or we tell a partner, "Not Now" - or we utter to a parent, "I'll do it later" or even a friend. How very quickly, something that we carelessly respond "Not Now" to, becomes something that is never done, achieved or even thought about. Oh it's not every single time. But it happens a lot.
Instead of a resolu
Site Update: Prints, Group Journal Editing to BetaIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Prints, Group Journal Editing to Beta in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Prints Integration on Deviation Pages (Beta Testers Only)
Today we're bringing you an easier way to purchase art on deviantART! When viewing a deviation that is enabled as a Print, you'll be met with a sleek new menu that is designed to be simple, straightforward, and encouraging.
Site Update: Literature Appearance, Sta.sh WriterIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Literature Appearance, Sta.sh Writer in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Updates to Literature Appearance
We've made some changes to the way literature and Journals display on deviantART. In order to provide a more unified experience, we've updated the format of literature deviations and Journals to better display your text, as well as to optimize the reading experience for your readers!
In addition to the updated background, we've made sure that familiar tools for readers have been retained with the new layout. Readers can change the background from light to dark, enlarge the text, and more, using the buttons presented at the to
Site Update: Film, Sta.sh Writer ImprovementsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Film, Sta.sh Writer Improvements in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Film & Animation Improvements
Last week we launched some much-needed improvements to Film & Animation to the Beta Tester program, and the changes were so well-received that we're making them available to everyone. Here's a run-down of what's been changed.
Film Submission Through Sta.sh
Sta.sh is now properly equipped to support film submissions! Sta.sh can now store and submit film files the same way other filetypes can be stored and submitted.
Learn how to submit Film to deviantART.
Site Update: deviantART muro and Sta.shIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: deviantART muro and Sta.sh in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
deviantART muro Integration with Sta.sh
Sta.sh is your personal creative space on deviantART, a home to images, writing, animation and everything in between. For writers, creation has also been a part of the Sta.sh environment, with the inclusion of Sta.sh Writer. To help further the potential of creation, we've incorporated deviantART muro within Sta.sh!
The top bar of deviantART muro h
Site Update: More Like This UpdatesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: More Like This Updates in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
More Like This Updates
Last week, More Like This was launched to Premium Members, with a limited preview open to all deviants. This week, we're pleased to inform you that the limited preview open to all members has been expanded beyond just Popular deviations, allowing you to try More Like This on even more deviations.
We've also been working on some changes to the Br
Site Update: Improving More Like ThisIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Improving More Like This in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Help Improve More Like This
In October, More Like This was launched to all Premium Members, with an additional limited preview open to all deviantART members. If you've used More Like This, you may have noticed that sometimes you might stumble upon results that aren't as accurate as other results. Today, we're giving the community the ability to improve those More Like This results!
While using More Like This, if you run into results that aren't as
Site Update: More Like This, Enhanced BrowsingIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: More Like This, Enhanced Browsing in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
More Like This (Beta)
DeviantART is proud to announce More Like This - a new way to explore deviantART. When you find a piece of artwork that you love, More Like This surfaces related artwork, artists, and Collections. With More Like This and our other new browse upgrades, deep-diving through the deviantART community's diverse collection of over 200 million deviations just got better.
Deviant and Art MentionsMentions: Connecting PeopleDeviant and Art Mentions in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Mentions are a new, highly requested feature that makes engaging friends and artists in conversation more dynamic than ever before.
What is a Mention?
A Mention is when a deviant’s username, icon, or artwork is included in a comment or Journal. Mentions create links to the deviants or artwork you include, allowing you to highlight artists and engage deviants with ease.
Links to pages on deviantART can quickly be distinguished by their bold, dark-blue color, while external links are darker and have an arrow indicating you are leaving deviantART.
Deviants you mention are notified in the new Mentions section of the Message Center, making engaging and involving others in conversation a simple, hassle-free experience.
How to Mention
There are four ways to mention a deviant.
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
ZephyrThe sun shone through maple tree leaves as one fell onto her nose. She let it ley there, admiring the beautiful autumn scene. It was nice to be back at home, but she would miss Ky. Her father stepped into her little area, with Storm’s father beside him.Zephyr in Personal More Like This
“Shadow, we need you at the meeting. The others are already there.” Fell stated. Shadow curiously jumped up and followed them to where the others sat. She took a seat with her pack prepared to hear what they all had to say.
“As we all know, Steel and Liar are on the prowl under Vander. He has become more dangerous and we have already had a close encounter.” Fell glanced at Shadow, who slunk down a little. “We feel that it is the best interest to join the packs now.” Shadow sat eyes wide. This wasn’t supposed to happen for a while. She wasn’t ready for this. Runner looked confused as Storm smirked at him.
“What does that mean? I am confused.” Runner looked around for an an
TrappedShadow glanced back up at Zephyr who snarled down at her. Concern flooded inside of her. Then the sounds of Tays clearing her throat flooded her with relief. The green wolf stepped out looking at Zephyr who angrily glared at Tays.Trapped in Personal More Like This
"Who the heck are you!" He snapped. Shadow saw Tays shrug.
"A really smart wolf who knows everybody and everything...If you want something, ask?" Tays replied cooly then motioned towards the humans. The grabbed Shadow putting a chain around her neck and tied her feet together. She snarled with annoyance.
"More chains" she mumbled. Then focused her attention onto the males.
"Are you making a deal?" Zephyr asked. Tays shrugged, but Shadow could see his legs are shaking.
"No… Just saying, that wolf ane't gonna be very helpful to you." Shadow glared at him a little, slightly offended before noticing he was trying to protect her.
"Why not?" Zephyr tipped his head to the side. He started to doubt who he had caught.
"Well, she doesn't really no anybody, unlik
GoodbyeShadow ran with the others, side by side, intent on reaching the Ky and Tays. Runner led them to the cave where the Royal hid with the green wolf. Shadow’s heart was still skipping from her close encounter with the humans. They shouldn’t be this far in the woods and the cameras worried her.Goodbye in Personal More Like This
“You all alright?” Ky called, stepping out.
“We’re fine, thanks to Runner.” Shadow nodded towards the yellow-gray. Runner dipped his head and Shadow smiled. If he hadn’t kept her calm, she may have been dead.
“No problem, Shadz!” He replied. Shadow saw Storm tense and glare at Runner, who stood defiantly. Luckily, Ky saw the tension and stepped in.
“Why don’t we head back? I’m sure Gus is worried by now.” Ky barked.
“I agree!” Tays smiled his head near hers. The wolves all began a steady walk back to base, with the boys in the lead. Shadow and Ky hung at the back.
“Thanks for that!” Shadow exc
HitShadow could see Tays struggling in pain, as her own collar pulled at her dark silver gray fur. She dug her claws into the ground in frustration, annoyed with these stupid humans. Zephyr paced back in forth in front of them, as Shadow just glared at him.Hit in Personal More Like This
"With these collars we can track where you are and what you say. And we can also see if there are wolves around you. If you don't look for this royal, you will be dead before morning." He snarled at the two, but Tays seemed distracted.
“Like I care. Do whatever, I will never betray Ky!” Shadow snapped stubbornly. Zephyr swung and glared at her.
“Now, alpha. You may be in control at your home, but here you listen to me.” He growled at her, towering high above. Shadow sighed, like she had any power at the minute. She was being forced to do everything.
“Never. I’m not listening to you.” She held her head high trying to match Zephyr’s.
“Defiant little one. Don’t worry, we’ll
HumansShadow surged ahead, ignoring the lost strength from her wounds and lack of food. Finally, up ahead she could see Tays and Ky, who swung their heads in her direction, when she approached.Humans in Personal More Like This
"Shadow!" Ky cried in shock. Shadow stopped shaky and heaving in front of her.
"Storm… I don't know why he did that… why didn't you stop the brain dead wolf? He has no idea what he just did!" Shadow shook her head in pain. She felt dizzy and sick, desperately in need of water. Ky looked around then shook her head.
"I will do something! I promise! I just need…"
"I have a plan." Shadow said meeting the princess's eyes. Ky stared at her. "Ky I need you to do something." Ky nodded at Shadow.
"Whatever you need, I'm at your side." Shadow tried a smile, but it hurt her weak scarred muscles too much, so she looked down at the ground. Her plan had to work, but it was going to take careful planning.
The morning sun rose above the trees, waking every animal. Vander was happily eating his meat as was
Old FriendShadow rested her head on her paws and met a tear escape her eye. The metal collar and cuffs made it uncomfortable and held tightly. Betrayal ate at her stomach as she thought of how Forest had lied this whole time. What kind of monster was he?Old Friend in Personal More Like This
Blood continued to drip onto the cave floor, but it didn't mask the voices she heard outside. She could pick up the cries of Vander, who was screaming at Liar.
" I want wolves........Go Now!" Fear crept up her throat. Was Ky in trouble?
" No!" Shadow howled out to no one. Chains kept her back as she clawed at the floor and walls. A sharp rock pierced her paw causing her to stop the frantics. Her breath was hard and her throat dry. She knew she had to sty strong but it was hard when hunger sear your stomach.
Night crept, blanketing the cave in a darker glow. Shadow lay on her belly trying to ignore the pain. Then she smelled the presence of another wolf.
"Who's there?" Shadow snapped waiting for an answer. "I may have a collar and cha
Sacrifice Shadow ran concerned for Ky, worried she wouldn't be able to protect her. She was so tired, how much more could she take? Then suddenly, she slid to a stop, sending sweat flying. One more step and she would enter territory she was taught never to enter. Vander's territory. No! Ky needs me! Shadow gathered crouched and dashed into the shade of the forbidden place.Sacrifice in Personal More Like This
She kept at a fast pace, motivated only by the images of Ky shredded and bloody. She wouldn't let that happen! Faster she ran, pushing more, ignoring the ache in her legs. Her ears pricked when she heard the sound of a battle and then there they were. Ky was covered in blood as leopards tore at her flesh, mauling her against the ground. Shadow let out a warning roar as she stood in a fighting pose. Vander's eyes flickered to her and a group of scarred cat faces glared. Then they turned to the bird, who ordered them.
"Kill her!" " They turned and ran for Shadow. Ky climbed to her feet slowly in a lot of pain.
A Royal MeetingEclipse walked towards the pack, without Shadow, thinking of silly images of Storm and Shadow in her mind. It made her laugh, how she loved teasing Shadow about him. It was so funny how Shadow blushed and then became angry.A Royal Meeting in Personal More Like This
"Hey Eclipse. Where's Shadow?" Shadow's father and the alpha said.
"Talking with Storm."
"Storm's here." He stated, his black fur bristling.
"Oh. Well, she was with Storm when I left her." Eclipse said accusingly.
"Storm left her! Alone!" Fell shouted.
"Yeah. Why do you look so worried….Steel! I totally forget!" Eclipse's eyes went wide with fear for her alpha. Fell and Takuma were Shadow's parents, making them the original alphas even to Shadow, but she would be the alpha of a new pack with the new generation from both packs. Eclipse, Luna, and Summer would follow under her. Along with Storm's pack mates, Ty, Echo, and River.
"We need to find her!" Fell growled, running off with Eclipse.
Shadow continued to run her heart o
UnderstandingStorm and Shadow turned to face their three opponents and crouched into action. Shadow jumped at a dark brown wolf and bit into his side. The wolf turned and grabbed Shadow by her scruff and ripped at her flesh. Shadow rised onto her legs and pulled herself free of his grasp. With his attention distracted, she teared at his back, struggling to reach his neck. As she clung to him, a wolf shoved her off. One of the other wolves aimed at Shadow protecting the other. Angry at his disruption, she flashed her teeth at the wolf. Both of the two wolves lunged at Shadow. She sprawled out of the way scrambling across the ground, but once she landed a steady foot, she spun round and she sunk her teeth into one of the wolves drawing blood. It was hot in her mouth and covered her muzzle in a crimson shine. Near her, she could see Storm fighting of a huge male. His black coat blurred with the large grays as they twisted and tumbled locked in a deadly battle of jaws. She could see both wolves had anUnderstanding in Personal More Like This
WIN ONE OF MY PAINTINGS!UPDATEWIN ONE OF MY PAINTINGS! in Personal More Like This
The winner of the draw to win this painting, is Clare Surridge. I'm waiting to hear from her, to see where the painting is to be shipped to. Congratulations to Clare and thank you to everyone that entered. I will be doing another competition soon, so watch this space!
UPDATE: ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS LEFT TO ENTER, AS I WILL BE PICKING THE WINNER ON SUNDAY!!!
YOU MAY NEED TO SCROLL DOWN MY FACEBOOK PAGE TO FIND THIS PAINTING, BUT IT IS THERE!
Watercolour 14x10 inches
WIN THIS PAINTING including free shipping, in my free draw on Facebook.
Simply "Like" my page, comment on the painting and share it. The winner will be chosen at random on 10th February 2013
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Finally Made a Video Tutorial!I finally got round to making a tutorial video. I thought I'd start off with showing you how I make my own "stay wet"" palettes, for acrylic paint.Finally Made a Video Tutorial! in Personal More Like This
I will do a painting tutorial next, so perhaps you could let me know what you would like to see!
Wow! I've Just Got Another Daily Deviation!I've only just started experimenting more seriously with watercolours lately, so I was very surprised this morning to see that my latest painting had got a DD! I''m really not sure how they choose these works, but it is nice to have!Wow! I've Just Got Another Daily Deviation! in Personal More Like This
Thank you very much to all the wonderful people on here that continue to support me and give me so much motivation,
Ann Marie x
Stolen WorkUPDATE:Stolen Work in Personal More Like This
Thank you for all the messages, and I hope some of you may have recognised some of the other stolen work in her gallery.
I only had time to report one deviation this morning and when I came to report the others this evening, her gallery seemed to be empty, so I assumed all the work had been removed, until I read some of the messages below. I didn't realise you could hide your gallery like that!
I have now reported all 7 deviations....wouldn't it be nice if dA thought of allowing you to do this on one form, if all the work is in one gallery, rather than filling in so many separate forms!
I did send the girl a note this morning, to give her the chance to explain, in case it was some sort of mistake, but had no reply, she just hid her gallery.
Hopefully dA will do something about this!
Ann Marie x
Check out this deviant:
She has a lot of stolen work in her gallery, including mine, so make sure she has nothing of yours! If you
Happy Halloween Everyone!Happy Halloween to everyone who is celebrating this week. Hope you have a lot of fun!Happy Halloween Everyone! in Personal More Like This
Thank you for the Birthday Wishes!Thank you all so much for the lovely, and very inventive Birthday messages!Thank you for the Birthday Wishes! in Personal More Like This
I've had a great day with my husband, that involved a lovely lunch and a visits to a couple of my favourite art shops, where I was allowed to buy some great art supplies!
I hope that 2013 is a great year for everybody and that we will all be inspired to produce some great art!
Lots of Love,
Ann Marie xxx
Pretenderfleeting moments and diluted memories.. Nothing left but to reach through the unknown.. outstretched finger tips searching for palpable dreams.Pretender in Personal More Like This
That broadened taste of blood laying on my tongue, whisking about under sharp winter air. I'm sickeningly awake, loathsomely conscious... grasping for transparent lace, for love's reprieve.. yet tearing the seams with abrasive impulses. What's left? Blood, bone and anger? To become a distorted animal in mankind's wake, to let go of the echoes in my head?
How funny it is when I hear her voice calling me back.
How sickeningly funny it feels.
I did my best!!A warm hello to my DA watchers.I did my best!! in Personal More Like This
This year has been one that's felt like it's passed without a second glance... whether that's a somber thought or not, I can't quite decide. For me it's been full of struggles, both internal and within my family. At the end, I feel calloused in a way... weary from spats of depression and guilty indulgence. It's not quite over.. my grandfather's been given a few more months to live, which upturns a lot of energy throughout my blood... yet it's not as impactful as such news would usually bring. The man's been through a lot, and turned away from help for many things... spiraling through schizophrenic psychosis among other clinical terms. To be honest, when I saw him a few years ago, I thought that would be the last time... sort of a silent goodbye has already been placed inside of me.
I'm glad that I did visit him this past week however. He seems more peaceful and accepting of the world around him... It's night and day from before. I did find it humorous ho
ImpasseAll I hear are whispers.. Once resounding vibrations of tangled dismay have lowered like the hum of an engine idle. All I see are ghosts and reflections of my own self. They're frustrated, grabbing and griping at the slipping beauty behind glass. Confusion and progress go hand and hand I suffice.. If my life seemed cut and dry, then likely it's time for change. (It's just difficult to ignore the 'what ifs'). Amongst the passing figures and loved ones in my life, I suppose it's natural to be afraid. To fear losing someone who you think about just before the seams of your mind slip into the night... And someone who brings about a smile that's rooted deeper than just what our face shows. What truths bring about that impasse? The point where someone you love chooses to remain or fade?Impasse in Personal More Like This
I guess knowing your fears is half the battle.
Despite all above, I feel rather balanced. It's been a stressful week in a few ways.. the easiest to describe being that I had to drop a lot of money on maintenc
Wuh oh.Today my friend and I made a joint purchase on a small video camera... we're planning on doing some video projects, and this will also make the upcoming video journal a little bit better quality. I tested out the camera today and made a little 4 min clip, for any that's interested.. here it is.Wuh oh. in Personal More Like This
The DivideEyes cast a weird sort of energy. That signal that's picked up beyond uncovered senses... the signal that raises the hair off of our skin. Eyes like projectors, emitting a current I feel within every room and every glance. Months ago, I felt I'd lost the borders in my mind; without a way to determine what person was really controlling each step I took... Before I payed attention to the current. It's either a blanket, coating my self and sedating my mind or a disjoint and broken spark, lashing at me. It's helped in a strange way, feeling when my demons no longer wait in the back of my head... offering some handle of control.The Divide in Personal More Like This
Writing this right now, I feel balanced... unafraid as my mind submerges in silence and a starless night. For the first time in a long while, I notice the beat within my core, percussing onward instead of in a caged oscillation. Even so, it brings about the sides of my personality who've been asleep through all of this. A lover, longing for his dreams to fill
FREE KICK BUTTOWSKI EP DOWNLOADS!!! :D (Season 2)YAY OMG I FOUND THIS ON TUMBLR YOU GUYS NEED TO WATCH THESEdsksdvbngbfsdmfvk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FREE KICK BUTTOWSKI EP DOWNLOADS!!! :D (Season 2) in Personal More Like This
Attic-a - http://www.mediafire.com/?omgvastubzoogks
Bromance - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?qo0ibftyalj907r
Bwar and peace 1 - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?z6b3ucci6p5krpr
Bwar and peace 2 - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?2sivhlni6v6ufuf
Free Gunther - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?cebaigb75qecctw
Bwar mart - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?bfelc16f8dnwi1z
K-nein - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?klfcubti9ntrb0b
Trash talk - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?r84vpydcb98a4e5
Bad table manners - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?5q45aeeqy7netst
Bee awesome - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?t3rh5q8jmgydyfy
Crumbs - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php
FINAL KB EPISODE: LAST FAN STANDING!!! :DGUYS GUYS GUYS!!!FINAL KB EPISODE: LAST FAN STANDING!!! :D in Personal More Like This
I'VE FOUND THE LAST EPISODE OF KICK BUTTOWSKI!!
HERE IT IS: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=172579486218671&set=vb.113811992095421&type=2&theater
Heh obviously I'm Kick's #1 fan xD
Christmas gifts!Hey there dear watchers :3Christmas gifts! in Personal More Like This
First of all merry Christmas to you all!
Hope you've got some nice presents.
If you want I can give you a present too
because what I want to tell you with this journal is
GIFTS ARE OPEN.
I will draw anything for you, no matter what. (except sexual things and stuff..)
Even if I don't know you.
Just ask me and I'll draw it as a Christmas gift.
HAVE SOME NICE HOLIDAYS!!!
1. iisrabbit: DONE!!! http://kittyloverrr.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5psmui
2. SariSpy56: DONE!!! http://kittyloverrr.deviantart.com/#/d5q9u31
3. Samantha55: DONE!!! http://kittyloverrr.deviantart.com/art/KB-AWESOME-NEW-YEAR-346747682
4. Sitinuramjah: DONE!!! http://kittyloverrr.deviantart.com/#/d5qmkkp
5. Ambercatlucky2: DONE!!! http://kittyloverrr.deviantart.com/art/Ragdoll-birman-cross-kitty-347634698?ga_submit_new=10%253A1357768336
To all KB-fans!!!I know you all are sad about the canceling of Kick Buttowski.To all KB-fans!!! in Personal More Like This
But I've found something that may cheer you up a little.
Just click this link http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lo-mejor-de-Kick-Buttowski-The-best-of-Kick-Buttowski/113811992095421?sk=videos and you'll find out what I'm talking about.
Some of you already know this Facebook page, but I thought it would be nice to make a journal for all the fans who doesn't know about this page yet.
Hope I could make you a bit happy with it. c:
P.S. There will be uploaded more episodes, so keep an eye on it if you want to see more new eps! ;3
P.P.S. If you haven't seen those: Shh!, K-nein, Sister Pact. WATCH!!!!! and you will know why.
Have fun! ;D
BEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE.GUYS I'M ACTUALLY CRYING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IM THAT HAPPY YOU NEVER GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENEDT O ME ERNJGVDFHJSCSJNHKJbhkbhkjxcdfvjkhbndfxjdzsxn sdk nerBEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE. in Personal More Like This
Spring break!!!It's spring break here nowSpring break!!! in Personal More Like This
and that means..
I'm gonna draw a lot!! YES!
I'll probably gonna finish the Christmas gifts and I hope to even finish the requests.
But anyway, tomorrow is my 3rd working day :3 and I'm working on a pretty big drawing there.. x3
I'm not even completely done with the lineart and my boss put it on the web shop already lol
For anybody who's curious: http://ikwillem.eu/webshop/
There's an image switching to the next one every few seconds.
On the 3rd one you can see my drawing I'm working on now :3
Oh by the way, my boss also made some sort of banner or something like a giant poster with my stuff on it : D
I'm thinking of making a picture of it tomorrow and put it on my tumblr blog?? I don't know.
Maybe I'll post a picture of my own t-shirt and jacket as well.
FEBRUARY 22 IS KICK'S BIRTHDAY.
I'm going to throw a party to celebrate it and I invited my dear friends :iconimelda8568: :iconlittlelavigne: :iconzuperzeetje:
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Amazing landscapes with video tutorials by ~hateomAmazing landscapes with video tutorials by ~hateom in Personal More Like This
Did I get your attention yet? These are well done in all aspects: technically sound composition, impressive work out in the field, and extremely proficient editing.
Better yet, hateom has a HD video tutorial for you, along with some RAW files so you can follow along - as long as you have the right software. It's very much worth 20 minutes of your time!
Lance Armstrong = EPIC WINI'm frankly tired of all the little bitches in the media yapping away in their over the top outrage about Lance Armstrong's asshole behavior. It's so fashionable to hate Lance these days. Really, is this guy really supposed to be THE one we all should hate? Everyone on TV is telling you so. Well, do you?Lance Armstrong = EPIC WIN in Personal More Like This
I just realized that I don't hate him nearly as much as all these wishy washy assholes pretending like they wouldn't do it if they had the chance. The deal? Train as hard as you can. Dope and lie about it. Win the shit. Get $100M of personal fortune, and raise a few hundred millions for charity.
Everyone condemning Lance for lying has lied numerous times, probably even that same day. The difference? He had the the balls the size of Jupiter and Saturn to take it it to its logical conclusion, and the perseverance and tenacity to win seven Tour de Frances. He's an asshole, no doubt. However, the other thousands of cyclists who doped came nowhere near accomplishing that type of feat. Keep
Emotional fucking argumentsIs it only me who is tired of emotional arguments being put forward on serious topics as if they are supposed to be convincing? Emotions should be kept the fuck away from substantial arguments. Keep calm and use logic.Emotional fucking arguments in Personal More Like This
Which brings me to Michelle Fucking Obama's tearful tirade today.
"..an honours student at King College prep"
Yeah, because if her grades sucked then she deserves to die? How is this relevant at all.
"She came from a good family".
Yeah, because if she came from a bad family then fuck her?
"The Pendletons are hard working people"
If they weren't then what?
"They are church going folks"
ORLY.. I guess if they were atheists they should be shot?
“As I visited with the Pendleton family at Hadiya’s funeral, I couldn’t get over how familiar they felt to me,”
..and if she wasn't similar or familiar, then what? I guess you wouldn't feel that sorry for her if she was white and rich?
“What I realized was that Hadiya’s
[We were motivated by religion] - TsarnaevHave you ever heard a brutal criminal say "I was motivated by not believing in god to kill these people." Not really a common occurrence, is it? Christopher Dorner was apparently a non-believer, but his actions were obviously not motivated by his non-belief. They were a result of LAPD corruption, a twisted sense of pride, a poor upbringing, and a host of other issues. On the other hand, how many times have the religious fundies openly claimed that they did it for god, or because of god, etc? Case in point, the newest addition to the list are Tsarnaev brothers from Boston.[We were motivated by religion] - Tsarnaev in Deviant Events More Like This
"You can't be moral without god" they say. I can't make such a sweeping statement, but I can make a far more accurate one: "It's more difficult to be stupid without god". It's still easy, but it's just harder to rationalize and validate it internally. The suicide bomber logic: "I'm going to go blow up some random people because my imaginary friend told me so in his holy book."
Not very convincing,
The Stigma of Racism - Part 1I've been involved in some interesting discussions regarding race and gender in the last few months. I've also watched a number of videos on YouTube, have a read a number of studies, as well as articles on the subject.The Stigma of Racism - Part 1 in Personal More Like This
From Wikipedia - "Racism is usually defined as views, practices and actions reflecting the belief that humanity is divided into distinct biological groups called races and that members of a certain race share certain attributes which make that group as a whole less desirable, more desirable, inferior, or superior."
Study this definition carefully. It does not contain a judgement - it's a statement of fact. Based on this broad definition, there is no doubt in my mind: I am a racist. I'll go much further, and argue that you should be one, too. Not a ra