Collection: MushroomsCollection: Mushrooms in Art Features More Like This
No other plant looks, feels or tastes like a mushroom. They can bloom after a rainstorm and fill up a meadow in the woods that was empty the day before. They are a delight in the eye of the epicurean, but though tiny and fragile, strike terror in the hearts of non–woodsmen like me. Identified properly, they are a marvelous salad. Misidentified, they can mean sudden death. Such tiny, pretty forest dwellers, but with power over even a starving man. Such is a mushroom.
“I am… a mushroom; On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then.”
– John Ford
4 Artists and Their Journeys4 Artists and Their Journeys in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sept. 5, 2012 by techgnotic
“When I left high school, I had all my plans to go to college, but I had no money. And I decided then, the best thing for me to do is not worry about getting money to go to college — I will educate myself. I walked down the street, I walked into a library, I would go to the library three days a week for ten years and I would educate myself. It’s all FREE, that’s the great thing about libraries! Most of you can afford to go to college, but if you wanna educate yourself completely, go to the library and educate yourself. When I was 28 years old, I graduated from Library.”
— Ray Bradbury
So spoke the recently departed Ray Bradbury, a seminal (possibly the seminal) American fantasy & science fiction writer. Today, aspiring sci-fi and fantasy writers study his novels and short stories as their core ed
Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a GroupDecember 7, 2012by techgnoticRealm-of-Fantasy →Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a Group in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Realm of Fantasy
The Anatomy of a Group
The grey dressby *sakimichan
The special kind of dedication, spirit and discipline devoted to the assembly and construction of a successful Group within the vast technicolor ocean of artworks, artists and art appreciators that is deviantART might very well be the experiential epitome of what it is to be a part of the deviantART journey. From the very first conception, through the ten thousandth practical step, alltheoriginalnames and his cadre of steadfast partners in artful curation have built a virtual sanctuary of the fantastical— Realm-of-Fantasy. Housing the largest and most significant collection of exceptional fantasy ar
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconSherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Ever Evolving Icon
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?
Jeremy Brett as Holmes 03 by Windfreak →
Every generation will forever have th
Collection: The Secret GardenCollection: The Secret Garden in Art Features More Like This
The Key is in Your Head
“The Secret Garden” was a serialized children’s story, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, written in 1910—11. It’s all about a troubled little girl coming alive in a secret place she alone has found the key to. Today, one’s “secret garden” evokes any place a person goes to be alone with their most private thoughts—that place sometimes existing only in mind in fantasy or memory.
“Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,” he said wisely one day, “but people don't know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are goi
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen? in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
Aw...First: Sorry for the spam.Aw... in Personal More Like This
Second: I'm not, really, because you all need to hear this.
I was outside taking a walk with Zack and Lukas when we passed a little boy who looked to be no older than six. He was dressed in a tuxedo with a red necktie and a little pin on his chest. And... He was holding a folded up American flag.
Do you know what that means? If you don't, let me explain:
If your husband/wife goes out to war and dies out there, when the troops come back, an officer will hand the spouse a folded flag. Now, if you have a son/daughter and both parents die... The flag goes to the kid.
That means this six year old little boy lost both of his parents. And. I just cried. I'm still crying. I hope you all know that little boy is the strongest little kid I have ever met. He wasn't even crying yet.
Please pray for him. Even if you aren't Christian or Catholic or whatever. I just want that little boy to know he's being watched over so he doesn't follow his parents
Things You Should Know About MeI was just thinking... If I want to have an easy friendship with you guys out there, you should know these things about me.Things You Should Know About Me in Personal More Like This
I tend to get worried very, very easily. And I worry a lot. About stupid things.
I always try to follow along, even if I don't completely understand what you're saying.
I get anxious when talking to people. Even if I know them very well, if I say something, I'll instantly think I'm annoying that person.
I have a hard time saying no to people.
It's really easy to confuse me. (Please, please, please, please don't take advantage of that.)
If I don't reply to you right away, it doesn't mean anything. It just means I'm not in the mood to talk to people.
I love to have a good time, but I can be dead serious when I want to be.
I don't take complements very well. (Not th
OC ListYes, a list of ALL my OCs. All of them.OC List in Personal More Like This
Here we go!
1. Amber Rose- Fullmetal Alchemist
2. Miyuko- Random (Poltergeist)
3. Mitsuki- Vocaloid
4. HIROKU- Vocaloid
5. Kitty- Fullmetal Alchemist
6. Kadence- Portal 2
7. History- Portal 2
8. Logic- Portal 2
9. Claire Tenman- Hakuoki
10. Natome Higora- Shugo Chara
11. Erika Bjorksten- Random
12. Hashimoto Natsumi- Corpse Party
13. Fujisaki Amaterasu- Hakuoki
14. Kitsanumi Kira- Corpse Party
15. Kitsanumi Fumi- Corpse Party
16. Sohma Yin- Fruits Baket
17. Bellethiel- The Alchemyst
18. Waterlily- Random
19. Kit- Avengers
20. Aurora- LotR
21. Greenland (Esther Louise Bondevik)- Hetalia
22. Wyoming (Alice Jones)- Hetalia
23. Antarctica (Noelle)- Hetalia
24. Madagascar (Nerissa)- Hetalia
25. Easter Island (April)- Hetalia
26. The Arctic (Aningan Hazelwood)- Hetalia
27. Juliane- Amnesia: The Dark Descent
28. Kristyne- Invader Zim
29. Iresha- Hunger Games
30. Zeta- Random
31. Mikha(Pronounced: Mi-cah)- Corpse Party
32. Viktorya Heatherfield (H
Totus Tuus [Again]I had an amazing week this week. You will not believe how much fun I had. Seriously, I grew in my faith as a Catholic daughter of the Most High, I made friends with some awesome college students, and I learnt about my faith. Also! I got prayed for and God healed me of my allergies to cats! :iconsobbplz: Praise the Lord! God is good.Totus Tuus [Again] in Personal More Like This
Oh, you may or may not want to know exactly who these college students are. And even if you don't, I'll tell you anyways.
Mandi: She's going to be a Sophmore at UW this year, and is actually Jaquie's sister! (Jaquie from last year's team. XD Weird, right?) She's also dating Keithl from last year. What are the odds. XD Anyways, Mandi is a really sweet person who reminds me quite a bit of myself and I felt like I could really connect with her. She was a lot of fun and was always willing to talk with me-or anyone else, really-if we had any questions at all about the Faith or the Church. She's cool with me and I hope I can see her aga
:So why is your username ______?Thank you for the stories I love reading them, though I apologize for being unable to reply to all your stories ;u;:So why is your username ______? in Personal More Like This
My! It's really interesting reading your stories 8D
LEt's share them stories 8D
My usename's actually the title of the NT Comic s I submit to neopets XD
Cos my fave comic in neopets is called "unbelievable" so I made my comic title synonymous to it(preposterous). Added the "paws" in the middle since the main character's name is Paws(full name Pawkiri) and I love pun
:Draw to Adopt Contest(update):Extended the date on june25:Draw to Adopt Contest(update): in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately I have to lessen my OCs again ;u;
2. New Canvas
3. Tiger(the one on the right)
5. This unnamed fella
:smile smile smile::smile smile smile: in Personal More Like This
.... and the world will smile back at you
Social Networks + Browsers Personified by Jon LockThe talented digital artist Jon-Lock illustrates personifications of social networks and web browsers. While he's only been on deviantART for less than 6 months, he's brought in nearly 128,000 pageviews, 17,600+ watchers, and his newer deviations almost always hit the front page.Social Networks + Browsers Personified by Jon Lock in Art Features More Like This
Google Chrome Personified
Google Chrome's "Chrome Cycle"
deviantART and YouTube Personified
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedThe World's Major Cities... Destroyed in Art Features More Like This
What would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
Taipei Ruins by JonasDeRo
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
UpdatesHey again, guys!Updates in Personal More Like This
So, I said it might take me a while, but with the help of some awesome people on Tumblr and a really good friend, I think I have my gender figured out.
I feel right calling myself agender, so if you would please refrain from referring to me as a girl, that would be awesome. I prefer they/them pronouns, but she/her are still okay on certain occasions. Just no he/his, thank you.
You can still call me Amber if you really want to, but my preferred name is Robin. I'll answer to both, though.
Thank you for being so understanding, it really made the whole process a lot easier knowing I had people who wanted to help me out and were willing to be patient with me while I was still figuring everything out.
It really means a lot to me, honestly.
Thank you for reading~
Have a wonderful Friday!
Big NewsSo yesterday I came out and told my parents about my girlfriend, and despite my expectations, my parents were understanding! I was so happy I actually cried and now I'm so relieved that I don't have to pretend to be straight any more.Big News in Personal More Like This
It's such a weight off my shoulders, and I'm just so excited that they're okay with my decision to date a girl instead.
They also understood my sexuality and asked respectful questions about it.
It's just really nice to have them understand, because I wasn't sure they would.
Also, I went and saw the new Transformers movie with Bella on Wednesday, and it was amazing.
I was really upset about quite a few plot points, but overall it was a really good movie and I would definitely see it again.
That's all for now, sorry it's really short.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!
Stuff and Things School started today, and that means 7 hours of being around people who infuriate me and/or people whom have no real grasp of what they're supposed to be doing. Luckily for me I have classes I like. Even if I do have to deal with someone I don't in the class I wanted to avoid them the most in. I'm just glad two of my best friends are also in that class so I can just... Ignore that person and hope they catch my drift.Stuff and Things in Personal More Like This
I know I'm going to love Creative Writing, especially because I'm so interested in furthering my writing abilities. It'll be a great class for me, I'm sure. The teacher is hilarious and we even play games in the hallway - which, admittedly, earned us looks from teachers in the classrooms just a bit down the hall. Not that we didn't laugh or anything, it was just kind of funny.
I have a free block on A days, which is nice. That means I can do homework or whatever when I'm not in Drama, and it's right before Algebra II, so that's perfect for me. It'll also help w
Why equipment doesn't matter all that muchOh god, I wanted that Wacom Intuos tablet so badly.Why equipment doesn't matter all that much in Deviant Events More Like This
I was 16 years old at that time. I had already seen so much amazing art on the internet for the last few years. Digital art, to be precise. And I wanted to be able to do that as well. I had a computer, I had installed Photoshop. The only thing that I didn't have was money. I was completely broke. Note: it's 2004 we're talking about, here. 10 years ago (yeah, I'm old) when computers still costed a fortune and one almost had to take an extra mortgage in order to be able to pay a tablet. Back then, the average Intuos tablet costed as much as the average computer; a whole damn lot of money.
I had already been drawing for years, back then.
I occasionally scanned my drawings. But as my scanner was utter crap (all scanners where, back then), my preferred medium was pencil (that never does well with scanners) and I wasn't that good with adjusting colors in Photoshop... most of my drawings ended in utter digital disappointment.
Become a better artistTo improve and become really good at art. Isn't that what all of us, artists, secretly wish for? That we, one day, become as good as the idols we've looked up to.Become a better artist in Art Features More Like This
Well, we can't be all born with mad talent. But there are certainly ways to speed up the process for you! In the journal here, I listed some tips and tricks that helped me getting to the point where I am now. I thought I'd share them with you. And maybe you can add to the list. I'm always willing to learn.
Give up on being a mangaka -- or hold more realistic expectations
Admit it. Most of us here started drawing manga because we liked the style at a certain point. How awesome would it be to one day become a pro in that field. A real manga artist (or mangaka, like they say in Japan)! The truth is... becoming a mangaka isn't that easy. It it were, many more people would be one. First of all, mangaka's live in Japan. That's the only country with a manga industry big enough to actually ha
Will you be my friend?The funny thing about people knowing you, is that many people want to be your friend.Will you be my friend? in Deviant Events More Like This
"Will you be my friend?" is one those questions I get the most.
It's also one the questions I have to answer with a negative answer the most, because I don't like lying to people.
Like I've told in some of my earlier journals, my life didn't overflow with friendship nor popularity when I was younger. It was quite the contrary. I wasn't anything near popular, to the point that most people didn't even want to have anything to do with me. As the kid that got bullied, the few that dared to get close to me, more or less put their social status in the group at stake by even talking to me. And as a result, I guess I valued their friendship a lot. After all; I knew what they risked.
Coming from that sort of situation, friendship has always been a very important but at the same time mysterious matter to me. Something not be
FAERY CONTEST---closed---well there are 15 people who will try to join so I won't cancel this contest yet but I still hope other people will join later tooFAERY CONTEST---closed--- in Personal More Like This
this time no pretty journal skin... >< XD
so I think I will try to open this contest...but if there won't be min. 15 people who says they want to enter in a week then I will cancel it...I hope I don't have to do it ><
sooo...as you might have read from an older journal I am trying to finally change the story of my OCs...they are becoming real faeries and will have their own little faery world on Earth but this world has 4 kingdoms which are ruled by five different royalties... here are a few info about them:
Samnias - summer faery, King of the Summer Kingdom
Gianna - winter faery, Queen of the Winter Kingdom
Dumnas - dark faery, King of the Dark Kingdom
Glistea - air faery, Queen of the Heaven Kingdom
Samnias--- really warm person who just loves to enjoy life (almost like a flower chil from the 7
[ K ] Novels in EnglishSharing some links of [ K ] Novels[ K ] Novels in English in Personal More Like This
[ K ] Novels Chapter Index
K Side: Blue Credit goes to unkie
Prologue: Sword of Damocles
Chapter 1: Fencing Practice - Part 1, Part 2
Chapter 2: Dojo Training - Part 1, Part 2
Chapter 3: Disciple of the Way of the Sword - Part 1, Part 2
Chapter 4: Special Swordsmen Forces - Part 1, Part 2
Epilogue: Sword of Damocles
K Side: Red Credit goes to
Project K MangaHello everyone~Project K Manga in Personal More Like This
Here are some links of K series manga~
K - MEMORY OF RED [ Completed Series ]
Chapter 1 Homra (part 1)
Chapter 2 Homra (part 2)
Chapter 3 Strange Love
Chapter 4 Memory (Part 1)
Chapter 5 Memory (part 2)
Chapter 6 Basashi Panic (Part 1)
Chapter 7 Basashi Panic (Part 2)
Chapter 8 Rainy
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps! in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
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Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.