Collection: Forgotten PastCollection: Forgotten Past in Art Features More Like This
schnotte is a German artist know for his photographs of rotting, decaying buildings and other dark themes. His camera explores architectural structures, but mostly to emphasize their coldness. The human figures in his photographs appear out of place, as if lost in filthy, forgotten, broken-down manufacturing machines, the cold, dark environments not built with humanity in mind. Looking through these images we can see the ghosts of the love that once inhabited his worlds and it is that love that still shines through his pictures. We are blown away by the beauty Schotte imbues to these deathly quiet scenes that are equally sad and uplifting
Chasing The Sun: Solar Power Is The Next Big ThingChasing The Sun: Solar Power Is The Next Big Thing in Art Features More Like This
CHASING THE SUN Solar Power is the Next Big Thing in Energy
Solar Power for the city
In one year, the sun gives off enough energy to meet the Earth’s energy needs for 1,437 years.
So why aren’t we powering the world with solar energy? While there are a few major roadblocks that are preventing us from reimagining our world’s power supply overnight, there is no doubt that solar power is on the rise.
Currently the UK is on track to
Collection: A Warning In Another's EyesCollection: A Warning In Another's Eyes in Art Features More Like This
A Warning in Another’s Eyes
Stop and Stare
Staring is not the same as intently gazing into another person’s eyes as a manner of communication.
That can be a quite pleasurable experience. Staring into another’ eyes too often presages the delivery of a warning or very bad news. The fixed stare is the facial equivalent of a flashing amber light, indicating you should proceed but only with great caution. Keep that in mind as you peruse t
Big Hero 6Big Hero 6 in Art Features More Like This
Big Hero 6 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR ROBOT
Sora meets Big Hero 6
On November 7th, Walt Disney Animation Studios will release their first Marvel Comics-originated property, the 3D animated superhero-comedy, Big Hero 6. (Disney bought Marvel in 2009.) The film follows a 14—year—old boy genius in his progress of creating and training a personal robot, just in time to help him and his friends thwart the evil plans of a group of world
Alice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking FlightAlice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking Flight in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Living Rainbow Taking Flight
The vibrant digital paintings of alicexz are fiery, emotional, and incredibly memorable.
The colors of her creations (mostly portraits of popular TV and Film characters) are unusually vibrant, which is remarkable considering how layered they appear to be. It’s sort of like what manga characters might look like if painted by one of the Dutch Masters. And this artist exhibits just the right amount of quirkiness to leave us wanting to know more: she has a penchant for painting redheads. But, then of course, there’s a lot of red and golden fire burning through most her artworks.
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
Game Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsGame Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a very large shadowby RobotDelEspacio
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
Collection: Fall LandscapesCollection: Fall Landscapes in Art Features More Like This
There’s something about the brilliant colors of the dying leaves of autumn that reflects the wonders and the sorrows of life. It’s as if by waking up each morning into this beautiful world of natural colors, we are being given our bittersweet reward for surviving another year on the planet. We are regaled with a brief seasonal ceremony of the turning of the leaves, nature’s gift for our eyes as a promise she will soon return after her yearly rest. And then it’s time to let winter’s grey pallor unfold over us in blankets of dark cold rain and bright brisk snows; we sleep, the autumn’s leaves having promised
Pursuit of a DreamPursuit of a Dream in Art Features More Like This
Leia em Português|
Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
Take a look at the people who hate you..."They look a lot like the people you used to love..."Take a look at the people who hate you... in Personal More Like This
I finally found a pretty sweet journal skin to use. I was looking for something more Crissy-ish (and by Crissy-ish I mean simple and awesome...) but this one is very pretty so I'll stick with it for now.
So to celebrate my new find...
This is one of my favorite songs "Skin" by my amazing friend Todd Wright.
You look so confused
Who did you expect
Somebody not so abused
You could be next
Take a look at the people who hate you
Take a look at the people you used to love
Somebody's gonna come around and break you
Somebody's gonna make u stand up
You look so concerned
But you know your not
Your just worried about getting burned
Your worried that I’m all you’ve got
Look around at the people who hate you
Look around at the people u used to love
Somebody's gonna come around and break you
They're gonna make u stand up
I do not know this person who fights me
I know I ca
X Amount of WordsI always loved this song.. and my son loves to dance to it.X Amount of Words in Personal More Like This
But lately when I hear it.. it is like totally defining my last relationship in 4 parts....
(Robby during our relationship)
Prevent trigger intent
Say X amount of words
You're solar, bipolar
Seems harder and harder and harder
Still you try to control it
You mold, you mold
Yeah you shape to mold
Oh you're bold you're bold
But your shape is bold
You're a symptom superficial
To what they call knowing you
Minus the speed,
Could you imagine the phobia?
(Robby when we broke up)
Your brain is faulty wiring
the reason for tiring
Keep treating the curse,
Imagine the worst
Quite pathetic, apologetic, paramedic
Your heart is prosthetic
(Me before he dumped me)
A plate of quite peculiar
On a dish of my own
A tablespoon of feather
tickle me to the bone
Give me recipes for happy
with the chemicals gone
Drinking freedom from a bottle
to the tune of belo
In and out...That title is just necessary because it will always make me think of a conversation I had last night and cause me to laugh... I so need to laugh right now!In and out... in Personal More Like This
So, I have this friend from back home who I apparently grew up with. Although all my friends that I have known since I was 6 years old remember him, I do not. I have no memories of him until we became adults. Which is really weird because I remember everything.
Never the less, we still get a long. We talk once in awhile and although his rude way of hitting on me all the time can get annoying, I do find him hilarious in that he doesn't sugar coat anything. We get along, because we are alike in that way. For instance when I talk to him about my cancer, his response is "Yeah, you're gonna have that shit forever".
So this is our text conversation yesterday:
Him: How U
Me: I accidentally poured boiling water on my stomach and now my skin is peeling off.
Him: OMG (insert offensive word
News From AwesomeLand...Well kids, first things first, we are going to start this out funky and right.News From AwesomeLand... in Personal More Like This
When you are done reading this (be sure to come back and comment though cause I oh so love the comments, lol) check this link out. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202221688774966&set=vb.1572288328&type=2&theater Now unfortunately I could only find a video of this on facebook, but it still rocks my socks. And just so y'all know, this is the only video of this moment I have found so far that does not capture me rocking out in the crowd. There is actually a point where you can sort of see me but it is blurry and I am behind some weird guy.
So let me explain. This is my most favorite drummer in the whole world, Kevin Murphy. If any of you like country music then you might recognize him. I met him way back when he was in another rock band. Earth To Andy (my all time favorite band and also Andy is the bass player you s
Something nice...I was hiking in the park today with my favorite little girl and I realized that the entire time I was busy thinking things like "I wish it wasn't so hot, wow these bugs are nasty, and I wish she would walk instead of making me carry her the entire time!" I wasn't just complaining though. I was actually having fun and making up songs to sing with her. I got sad once, but I won't get into that now. My point is, I only got sad once. So that is really good.Something nice... in Personal More Like This
So that was something pleasant for a change. I needed it after I got so upset today I started writing a "fuck you i hate you" email. Before I could finish it though I got a text trying to "Explain" It was a lie though. I'm so tired of lies. And I am tired of feeling like I am doing something wrong by caring.
Oh well.. focus on the nice things.
My Daughter is AmazingLaying in bed tonight before she fell asleep....My Daughter is Amazing in Personal More Like This
Addy: Mommy can I pray?
Me: Yes honey you can pray anytime you want.
Addy: Okay, Dear God, thank you for my mommy. Please let Daddy stop being so mean and please don't let Robby hurt my mommy or break her heart ever again. And let me have good dreams about unicorns. Amen.
I love that girl so much.
I didn't want to waste it!I am not big on milestones here on dA. Perhaps because I was here for seven years before I deleted my account and made this one and I had hundreds of deviations. But my 100th on this account is approaching and since others seem to think the 100th deviation is cool, I didn't want to waste it on this thought I was dealing with today. Besides... I can't finish it... and I can't focus on it anymore. So.. here it is.. unfinished and I'm not really sure what the point of it is.I didn't want to waste it! in Personal More Like This
Words are only words. How many times should I repeat myself?
Lies continue to spill from your lips. You say I know we belong together. How nice that you have the ability to read my mind and know what I know when you don’t even know me.
You are searching for something special, I understand. I have told you time and time again however, it is not me. I am not special, at least not to you. I don’t want to be special to you.
My Most Favorite Woman In the WorldSo I recently convinced one of my most awesome friends to Join dA.My Most Favorite Woman In the World in Personal More Like This
I want everyone who loves me to go give lots of love to TurquoiseIllusion
Go watch her, fave her, encourage her, inspire her...
She is extremely talented, drop dead sexy, and the best woman anybody could ever possibly know.
Seriously y'all if I am Queen Awesome, she is Queen Amazing!
In other news....
I miss my boyfriend.
But mostly I miss my best friend.
I know I have been harsh and heartbroken lately but really...He is and always will be the best man I have ever known. I don't know what happened or why he doesn't want to talk to me anymore... but if this is what makes him happy then I suppose I have to accept it because I really do just want him to be happy no matter what.
That is all I can really say right now though because ... I still cry so hard that it hurts my insides.
Devious Journal Entry"Every single negative thing we have ever thought or done has ultimately arisen from our grasping at a false self, and our cherishing of that false self, making it the dearest and most important element in our lives. All those negative thoughts, emotions, desires, and actions that are the cause of our negative karma are engendered by self-grasping and self-cherishing. they are the dark, powerful magnet that attracts to us, life after life, every obstacle, every misfortune, every anguish, every disaster, and so they are the root cause of all the suffering."Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
So, I strongly encourage y'all to check out my amazing friend Todd. He is seriously one of the greatest songwriters ever. His music has always spoken to and inspired me. His song "Whore" just totally describes my life. (It's not about a whore, it's about caring about someone who doesn't really love you or treat you right and just makes you feel like a whore.... yea totally my life
Today was bad, but I am happy.I finally got the results of my biopsy today and they weren't good. I didn't expect them to be, but it is always a little difficult to hear that your fears are confirmed.Today was bad, but I am happy. in Personal More Like This
Instead of feeling depressed right now, I am happy. I may have had a rough past and still have some fighting ahead of me but I am also very fortunate. I have an awesome family, and amazing friends, and the best boyfriend ever. And I have all of my really cool dA buddies too. So I am going to take a minute to give shout outs to "some" of my most favorite people here.
First there is Rifle1980 He is first cause it's his birthday. So go say happy birthday to him! For a year now he has been an amazing friend who always puts up with my drama even when he is going through his own things. He has always been honest with his advice, though I was dumb for a long time and didn't take it (I should have!)
Okay next is 21-TwentyOne Truly one of the most wo
Critiquing, do's and dont'sSo i almost always request critiques on my art, and i also get a lot of them too (thank you so much guys/galls) and i've noticed some critiquers have some misconceptions about critiques, their role, how to do it, etc.Critiquing, do's and dont's in Deviant Events More Like This
Now i don't want to critique someone's critiuque, i rarely do that because people take it as being defensive about the art that is critiqued. So i'll just make this journal to hopefully inform/educate some of you about critiquing.
-If an artist requests critiques, and you have something to say about it then do use the critique widget to leave a critique. Don't critique in the comment's section though. I know some of you are more shy, but if you're bold enough to write a critique then put it in its proper place, that's what the widget is fore. This does not apply to artists who do not have a premium and can't requests critiques through the widget.
-Do read the artists comments on the artwork first. They might offer hints on what
Contest Announcement~I am officially announcing my first contest, i have planned this for a month and finally i can officially announce itContest Announcement~ in Deviant Events More Like This
The idea of this contest is simple, draw one of my OCs Crow or Fox or both if you feel inspired!
They are my original characters. They are creatures with magic but that doesn't make the very special because they live in a world where many things are magical. Also they live in a forest. The place they live in has no cities or technology, only clans of different magical creatures. They have absolutely no contact with humans either although humans do exist in this world, these creatures just stay away from them. Fox is cunning and composed, while Crow is easily manipulated and sincere. Fox is blackmailing him and keeping him under her thumb because she wants to keep him close to her and that is the only way she knows how.
here are images of them for inspiration
Want more commissions?This journal is for artists who want to get more commissions, or want to open commissions and never had so they don't know how best to present their art, or even for those artists who took commissions before but would appreciate some more tipsWant more commissions? in Deviant Events More Like This
There are a few pretty important things to consider before publicly announcing you're opening commissions:
1. payment method. The deviantart commission widget takes 20% of your profit, but then again more deviants have points so you're likely to get 20% more customers like that. But don't forget there are people who have paypal and don't feel like dealing with points so if you decide to open commissions through deviantart, don't let that be the ONLY payment method.
Paypal is the most common payment method used online and i strongly recommend it. Make a paypal account, connect it to a card and you're ready. But don't forget paypal has a limit of $3000 per year withdrawal. So if you're serious about drawing art for a living and you
A Feature :DThis is not an april fool's prank i really love these artworks. So sit back and enjoy!A Feature :D in Art Features More Like This
The King by Sedeptra
SS for Yuki-k by Harumagai
Words for Her by JaimeIbarra
Thranduil the Woodland King by HRFleur
Year of the Horse by alchemaniac
Bilbo Baggins' Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
As Always She Is Waiting by beckycloonan
Tam Lin by wylielise
A feature and a small confessionFirst of all, i'd like to feature an artist who deserves more attention. It's :icondenahelmi::icondenahelmi::icondenahelmi::icondenahelmi::icondenahelmi:A feature and a small confession in Art Features More Like This
She does some pretty sweet fantasy art. Check out some of my favorites:
What an awesome place, i wanna go there!
Visit her gallery for more :icondenahelmi::icondenahelmi::icondenahelmi::icondenahelmi::icondenahelmi:
I would also like to make a small confession here as well.
Some of you might have seen already that my birthday is coming up on January 28th. However, i don't know how many of you remember that in previous years, it appeared to be on January 1st. That is because when i joined dA, i set up the wrong birthday because i was afraid that people will use it to crack my email and other passwords. On many websites where i made accounts, they publicly displayed all the info and it was re
Last chance to buy my art book! Only 10 hours leftSo i prolonged the deadline because it's weekend But tomorrow when i wake up, i need an accurate count of how many people buy my art book so i know how many to printLast chance to buy my art book! Only 10 hours left in Deviant Events More Like This
So this is a super last minute update and i'm sorry for not mentioning this earlyer. But there will be a second chance to get an art book with soft covers out of the ones that got left over from Aniventure. They are printed with another printing company but i'll explain everything later. The point is, the soft cover is $10 cheaper than the hard cover. I will make the announcement when i get some time
So just a quick update, my pre-orders end on September 20, so it's the last chance to get your hands on a copy of my art book!
Thank you to everyone who bought a copy already, i will prin them soon and ship them
For those who don't know what i'm talking
Some words for 2015This is what i wish for you in the coming year:Some words for 2015 in Deviant Events More Like This
1. I hope you accept your art the way it is more.
2. I hope you will compare your art less with other's art.
3. I hope you erase less and draw more.
4. I hope you forgive your mistakes and see them for what they are, steps forward.
5. I hope you see your art for what it is but especially for what it can be.
6. I hope you draw less of what others expect to see you draw and more of what made you want to start drawing in the first place.
7. I hope that when you see a beautiful drawing, it inspires you to try harder rather than quit.
8. I hope you don't cringe when you stumble on your old art and instead be amazed at how much you improved.
9. I hope i came up with more inspiring words C:
Did i just ruin the solemn mood of this journal? I think i did :iconheplz: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
Octopus Accessories - art thieveshttp://www.octopus-store.ro/Octopus Accessories - art thieves in Deviant Events More Like This
this is their store. They are Octopus Acessories
This is their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OctopusAccessories
They had my drawings printed and were selling necklaces with them. They also lied to me that they did not steal them and took them from from some deviant who supposedly stole them first.
They sent me this link to this deviant :iconxyqueen: but the drawings that belong to me were submitted 12 hours ago. So obviously this couldn't be true since Nijikon was over 12 hours ago, and they had them for sale since 3 days ago.
This girl is so shameless, she lied to my face! She made me feel bad about calling her out and "making a scene" in front of her booth. OMG! And i believed her, i could have had her kicked out of the convention on the spot! She made me apologize for making a scene in front of her booth So she stole my art, and i was the one who apologized.
THAT. IS. WRONG.
Wow, if thievery was a game, she would be the final boss
Help this family move from the warzone if you can!This is a cause i want to fight for because i live in Romania which is just south of Ukraine. The war is very close and very real and this Ukrainian family is asking for your help to move away from the war zone.Help this family move from the warzone if you can! in Deviant Events More Like This
They need to raise $1000 and have already raised $936, so close!
How to donate! There are 2 ways:
Send money through this fundraiser http://www.gofundme.com/bp6020
or send money to :iconshimiart:'s paypal firstname.lastname@example.org
:iconshimiart: is offering commissions in exchange for money for this cause as well check the journal below for to see what she is offering
Here is the original journal of the person who is organizing this fundraising for her Ukrainian friend and the info on the drawings she is making for the people who donate
Of course, you can donate without asking for art, it's your choice.
You also don't need to make a huge donation, even small ones make a difference! Small acts of kindness put together
How to get better at artPeople keep asking me what programs i use, and what program is the best for drawing and what brushes i used for this artwork or that. Those are legitimate questions, sure, but not entirely accurate. There are differences between programs and brushes, but in the end, they are all tools. They are tools artists use to put their imagination onto a canvas. Just like a traditional artist can use 10 different brushes to paint an artwork, or just one single brush, digital art is the same in that regard. There is no one brush that can achieve an effect that none other can. Sure it's a little more difficult if you're using one brush type to draw everything, but not impossible. Artists might have hundreds of brushes in Photoshop but in truth, we use 2-5 brushes the most and those hundreds only in special cases. I personally use a hard brush and a soft brush for 90% of things, what i do change is the opacity and turn the pressure on and off, change the size etc.How to get better at art in Deviant Events More Like This
And the most common
.there are some things i've seen and heard that really. in Personal More Like This
get to me sometimes, like those birds and mice with teeth marks
on their little red raw thighs,
rotting flowers, i recall he said this is a waste of time
and you're a waste of space, it's just impossible to hold
a conversation with you these days,
let it go, just fucking drop it,
keep your mouth shut unless i say
i think i froze to death last night, my fingertips turned blue,
i heard a cloud say fuck you boy, did i come all this way for you
to say that i look like a rabbit,
better places i could be
i've seen my shadow put two fingers to her head
and pull the trigger, heard my echo laugh
about it with the walls, and every time
i hold a match i hear it
whispering to me,
if you don't want me to burn you,
then you're gonna have to blow me
i heard that you can't tame a lion just by pulling
at his mane, i heard that blood feels good
on porcelain and not just i
.i can almost hear. in Personal More Like This
of everything -
on the bodies
of rabbits, i
did not mean
to, i did not
the deer in
the headlights saying
i told you so
(and do you hear that? that's the sound of it all caving in)
.in a poem. in Personal More Like This
to life, so i write
about you, i write
about you, and i
am still keeping
(light the path then, lantern eyes, if you know the fucking way out of here)
.someone told the mist. in Personal More Like This
it clings too tightly
to the hills
and someone told the snow
that the mountains need
(an idiot, a coward)
.there is. in Personal More Like This
how you can make
all the animals
with one wave of
make them open
their throats and
and i think i will
find you sticking pins
through the webbing
of a bat's wing,
cross legged in
the garden with
the snake around
that's how i'd like
(the world will shift, a heart will break away from it's chest, tectonic)
.between the clouds. in Personal More Like This
she says your eyes are melting
black down your cheeks again,
would you just come
here and stop bucking with fear,
did you forget
the only thing growing inside me
is panic -
enough for me to keep
veins as vipers, blood as
venom and love as a dead
(some only see the light when they're on fire)
.lies can slip. in Personal More Like This
through your teeth
gets caught in
(i wish it was a lie, that i'm your flesh and blood and i wish it was the truth, that i hadn't been drinking)
.i want to scrape. in Personal More Like This
the shell off the earth,
try and give birth to
mould it and feed it and let it
set out on its own to be
and now, bear cub
don't be so
they'll make good
money from mum's
claws and coat,
mount her head on the
wall by your
(always dreaming of a blind alley, and this is not a poem, just another ball of paper, throw me into the sun i want the last of the heat to be mine)
.if these. in Personal More Like This
then i'm sure
to hold you
(been too busy dreaming to get any sleep)
.there are a million different worlds. in Personal More Like This
that have been built on top of this one,
and i know this cause they whisper through
the cracks of doors in secret
to each other -
i heard you're never more than six feet
from a rat, eight from a spider and
seventy from the sea, please, don't let
yourself drift any further out from me
(holy ghost, are you flammable?)
.hey lover - how are you tonight?..hey lover - how are you tonight?..hey lover - how are you tonight?. in Personal More Like This
… take any story, yours perhaps, let’s take yours. Take your unwinding story and surrender all meanings you wish upon it; any meanings, and just retaining those body feelings attached to the smallest sequences. Don’t let your mind put a history to it, or time-stamp, or causes, considerations. Just a huge tumble of images and emotions, vignettes; a pile of colored individually wrapped tooth immune hard candies. Sucking and clattering them against your small teeth.
That’s your life there on the table, that growing pile of shiny-metallic foil wrapped events. Now stir it and lift them out singly, randomly; opening each, one at a time. Again, no ego and so no “Oh I remember this and what came before and after” just the one isolated flavor, hallucinogenic, a convulsive vision, a fever delusion with you floating in it; experiencing it all with every detail down to the
.synthetic stretches. 3 point oh (a collab).synthetic stretches. 3 point oh (a collab).synthetic stretches. 3 point oh (a collab) in Personal More Like This
instrumental is thanks 2 Quinton Carl much luv.truly.
these are the places where i catch my breath,
where i lose my rest,
where i try my best,
where my eyes grasp grip tear-up to fetch to catch those synesthesic stretches ...
attest 2 my lies
& sincerely own up like a sketch to match those pathetic wretches
tha ones who r silver & gold fools, renewals
follow tha pointless rules, my luv, my one, my one & only true jewel
new threads, dreads, glue
..a pool of bloody sh
. lovers - silver .. silver .. lovers - silver . in Personal More Like This
cast of metallurgies
garb you in silver
speak you in golden
splashed wanton forms
leave me wanting
to have been more
your forge of fire fueled anger
met wet unholy attraction
surprised impression your own
adoring fawning gender
large book sits heavily weighted
shelf curves sinking center low
‘tween pages petals laid waited
dry cracked leather cover casing
clips of hair and aging photos
ancient signs in love of wanting
your forge of fire fueled anger
met an unyielding attraction
surprised expression of your own
admiring fecund gender
.it was just a name after all..it was just a name after all..it was just a name after all. in Personal More Like This
To be obsessed with someone who is negligent at best … is that search for satisfying the insatiable the reason for this place? Is it why I always remain? A revenant with such violent demands and capabilities my body could never sustain? Which of us is truly the psychotic spirit obsessed?
Psychic or physical – I impose impacts paranormal. Let me in. Picking your single voice from this hiss white noise, fading in and then back out in clarity; you singing with that soft drawl; your songs of loneliness. Is it just bait laid to entrap? Do you dwell in life so deeply longing that I’m on your breath? Move in with me to this space of emptiness that I possess, that is what my heart pumps cold and damp, parched and longing, starved and demanding I’ll thump your walls and taste your hungers. Surrender, but retain your strength, yield to pleasures the human only drips in ink; t
. menage a trois .. ménage à trois .. menage a trois . in Personal More Like This
- inception -
that thrill of panted suggestion
« I know someone, it's just a mention. »
- introductions -
first throw, possible seduction
excitements of discoveries
looks, the quickened breath
wet beneath the dress
straining pressured excitements
- but -
beneath it, in action, layered
at first soft below the sheeted
sour breath of competitions
les deux femmes
yeux sur l'autre
bouches ouvertes lié langues
enterrer leurs dents dans le col de leur sœur
pour attirer l'attention du mâle
springs to attention, then wearies
at the time the hours
they spend together
their ease of conversation
in same sexed pleasure
- the breakfast table shared -
sharpened daggers, in held breaths,
. namaste .. namaste .. namaste . in Personal More Like This
in your pride
you stand revealed
akin to me
though hard to see
you pick the weak
all are my meal
run or hide
i still remain
sharp from disdain
© Amanda 2014
Image: "005" by :iconhoooook: © 2014
*blue ermin loop™ where advice given is double-edged and entendred *
for Kiri ... san sans sand
. signaux, des signaux effreayants .. signaux, des signaux effrayants .. signaux, des signaux effreayants . in Personal More Like This
c'etait ses mains à elle
elles ont tissé une histoire
de l'amour et de mystère
c'etait ses mains
petits mouvements de ses lèvres
ses yeux fixes, scintillant
ses épaules en avant
sa main sur mon sein
j'ai été adoré par elle.
© 2014 Amanda
- English -
. signals, scary signals .
it was her hands
they wove a history
of love and mystery
it was her hands
small movements of her lips
her eyes fixed, glimmering
her shoulders forward
her hand upon my tit
I was adored by her.
© Amanda 2014
Image: "hopes left unsaid" by :iconMWeissArt: © 2014
Translation assistance: :iconNightshade-Keyblade:
... you terrified, shattered me ... and I love you for it ...
. color of Silver .. color of Silver .. color of Silver . in Personal More Like This
The iPhone jitters and tap dances to its tune. The smooth brown flesh and bicolored painted nails draw in search across the wooden surface to make it cease. The hand grasps, wraps and removes. A small gleam of some sun hued yellow lamp, defused, reflects in the vacant polished haze of the dark wood surface. “mmmhh Hola? Yeah I am.” Silence measured in heartbeats, and then a woman’s moan; “Yes, she is. I’ll be there in ten minutes.”
The roar of the Ducati Diavel is lost to the weeds that rise in tendril reaches toward the waning moon and furnace orange-tint clouds. The figure in black lays tight along its tank, a darker portion of the curved pipe aerodynamic shape. The powerful machine’s surfaces reflect dark and light and pinpoints of twisted shapes and colors; a Gigeresque nightmare's blur of non-presence announces its passage in exhaust
. burashi - brush .. burashi .. burashi - brush . in Personal More Like This
. signs .
sang our story
of our gestures
. wait .
stand in strength
look for me
in your mirror
your winged one
hold tight hilt
two different countries
not long ago
bright memes in rows
sacked and ruins
her soft lips
I arched my neck
kissed her mouth
"I am to."
only 2 women can understand
./` hope desire
this is no joke ./`
to sleep beneath a tree
for 100 years
then wake grieving
but with no hope surviving
. the depths .. the depths .. the depths . in Personal More Like This
. the wire .
there's a zone on each side
lights on day and night
howling hounds scowling men
she's put herself within
The city's quiet and I'm on our street again. Lost in memories of brighter times, when i was in your thoughts.
pull me back to bloodshed
the walls above
my fallen Ainia
my ended love
i have a memory problem
each instant records complete
my lovers never end
это было береза
скрытые я был
черным по белому
Кожа на теневой бледно
Conquer your artblockI think every artist out here has experienced it at least one time in their career: the so called artblock. A moment of total lack of inspiration that suddenly hits you, and leaves you unable to create. Most often the solution is to just wait. Most artblocks will solve automatically with time. But there are circumstances in which an artblock doesn't automatically disappear, or when you have deadlines to catch. In that case, you might be helped by some basic tips to conquer your artblock.Conquer your artblock in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the years, I've experienced an artblock (or writersblock, as they call it for fiction writers) many, many times. Most of them were short, but the longest lasted over 2 years. Most of them solved on their own. But sometimes I just needed that little bit of extra help. Therefore, I made a list with a few tips and tricks to make your artblock go away. Hopefully it'll help you as well as it did me.
Beat your fear
Most artblocks come from fear. The fear of not being able to
You are worth it!Just one of the many messages I got here on DeviantArt;You are worth it! in Deviant Events More Like This
I don't know if it's okay to send a note, I don't want to bother you. You faved my artwork, and I just wanted to thank you for that. I just saw your profile and I wanted to say: you are an AMAZING artist and great with story lines. Amazing talent. It's an honor to meet someone like you. I do a lot of art myself, but I'm nowhere as good as you are. I honestly don't know why a great artist like you faved my work. I don't think I'm worth the attention, since you're a way better artist than I'll ever be. But thanks a lot.
Honestly... the amount of comments I get like this nowadays is high.
And although I have to admit the whole I-like-your-art-thing is kinda flattering, it somehow still makes me sad.
Why all this buzz over a simple fave? It's DeviantArt! A digital collection of art. We are supposed to fave artwork that we like!
Why all this insecurity? Since when does the level of art
Public imageThe recent shitstorm that hit the gaming industry, and after that pretty much the entire internet after that, has left me a bit frightened to be honest.Public image in Deviant Events More Like This
[[ For those that spend the last weeks under a rock, go watch this and read that to view both sites of the matter and form your own opinion -- I'm not gonna do that for you ]]
Of course, we all knew that the internet could be a very nasty place. It has been a nasty place before and pretty much every single one of us knew that there places out there that are better be avoided when you're a sensitive person (or a normal human being with feelings -- however you want to call it). What the recent issue confronted us with, however, that as artists we aren't safe either. I can remember the earlier internet raids. The victims were either big organisat
EncouragementWhen I started out on DeviantArt, I used to be one of those artists that thought I could never do art properly.Encouragement in Deviant Events More Like This
I'll start saying that I spend most of my childhood getting only little encouragement.
My parents were, like many other parents, convinced that art wasn't that much of a useful skill since it's nearly impossible to earn money with -- and would've liked it if I spend my time doing something more useful instead. At school I was that pathetic kid without friends. Creative, yet very introverted. The one that gets bullied in the schoolyard. Needless to say; it was rare to find people saying something nice about me, and it was even more rare to find someone actually encouraging me.
Back then, I used to believe that I was alone. I initially signed up to DeviantArt to find people with similar interests. But it happened to change my mind along the way. When I came into contact with other artists, I came to realize that there were in fact many people just like me. People th
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
Being happy with your artI've noticed lately, that there's this emotion that leaves people overwhelmed with the massive amount of good art in the community, thinking that they can never become as good or popular as those others. So sad, because skill or popularity in itself shouldn't be the major goal of an art community. I think many people who start out here get so overwhelmed that they forget what it's actually about.Being happy with your art in Deviant Events More Like This
Many people out here, sign up to DeviantArt (or any internet art community) in order to publish their work on the internet. They've probably looked around for a while already. They saw those amazing artists that had millions of pageviews, and secretly hoped that by putting their art on the internet, they would be able to do the same. To become madly popular -- a community icon.
Well, sorry to burst your bubble; but it's probably not gonna happen. And if it's gonna happen; it's not going to be soon.
According to DeviantArt, the website has over 31 million
Don't forget to look backMany people say that looking back is a bad thing to do, because it makes you dwell on the past and is getting you nowhere.Don't forget to look back in Deviant Events More Like This
I beg to differ! Because I think it doesn't hurt to look back on what you already achieved, every once in a while.
In contrary; it can be a great motivation.
I came to DeviantArt, almost 7 years ago, with close to no expectations.
To provide you a bit of a background; As a kid, I used to show my drawings to all the people around me (to the level of sheer annoyance). And in the early years of the internet, I posted my writings and drawings on several Dutch forums, where I got quite the feedback on it. But as social media gradually took over the internet, and the small forums I used to reside on died a slow death, I realized the stage of getting feedback there would soon be over for me.
DeviantArt was in that sense the next place to move to. A community that wasn't killed by the influence of social media. But it was a hard place to move to.
As a non-nativ
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:That's how you get pageviews in Deviant Events More Like This
"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"
I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.
Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.
It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
Thursday: Line Art! Happy Thursday, you beautiful deviants! I hope you're having a fantastic day.Thursday: Line Art! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's Show Not Tell contest! You all did a fantastic job of finding images that would speak for themselves - and it seems like some of you had some great days.
Here are your winners!
Congratulations! You will receive your prizes soon.
This week, we're making line art!
This week we're doing an old fashion line art contest. Because contests need themes, we're going to make space-themed line art!
What comes to mind when you think about space? Planets with rings? Intergalactic space ships? Aliens and odd space creatures? This is your chance to let us know!
Create a piece of space-themed line art that other Premium Members will be able to color.Link
Introducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind!What is thoughtART?How Does it Work?thoughtART CreatethoughtART SearchExplore the thoughtART GalleryIntroducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Create and search for art using your mind
Introducing thoughtART Technology
A few years ago, deviantART teamed up with several university laboratories across the United States, and we are proud to finally announce the fruits of our efforts. Thanks to recent advancements in neurological science, we're unveiling a revolutionary new platform in artistic creation. Our device uses touch-sensitive pads built into your existing keyboard and mouse to monitor your brainwaves and transmit them directly to our site. Excited? Welcome to the new age of thoughtART Technology!
What is thoughtART?
It may sound like something from science fiction, but the technology be
Holiday Card Project 2014Holiday Card Project 2014 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The deviantART #HolidayCardProject is back for its 8th year! With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In 2013 alone, the Project received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for deviantART volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in a card will
Give the Gift of Art Challenge WinnersThe Give the Gift of Art Challenge winners are in! See the winning pieces and the thoughtful gifts they represent.Give the Gift of Art Challenge Winners in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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Wacom and DeviantArt challenged you visualize and depict the art of giving, and our community responded with breathtaking generosity. Three esteemed artists from the community—TsaoShin, DestinyBlue, and DavidRapozaArt—studied every semi-finalist entry with the difficult job of choosing three standout winners, and we're proud to announce the winners are in!
The three pieces below stole our judges' hearts with their representations o
Holiday Card Project 2013Holiday Card Project 2013 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
Thursday: Mother's Day!Hello deviants, and Happy Thursday!Thursday: Mother's Day! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
A huge thank you goes out to every person who participated in last week's Fictional Flowers contest! It was incredibly interesting to learn about all of the fake flora out there.
Here are your winners!
DestinyRose09 Congratulations! I will be contacting you about your prizes soon.
This week, we're celebrating our mothers!
This upcoming Sunday is Mother's Day. It's the day we celebrate the women who raised us, fed us, and taught us right from wrong. Th
Brought to Life: Nintendo CosplayNintendo defined so many of our childhoods. It's a fun thing to see all of the characters we grew up with come to life, with the effort of these fantastic cosplayers.Brought to Life: Nintendo Cosplay in Art Features More Like This
Sheik Listen Carefully by RappyDemon
Skull Kid by IgorTodd
Coming Back!Thank you everyone who has supported me and given me their valuable advice about how to deal with my family situation in China. I'm happy to say that my father and I are on much better terms now. It's honestly more than I could ever have hoped for and I haven't been this happy in a long time.Coming Back! in Personal More Like This
The comments you guys left really helped me believe in myself. Thanks to everyone's encouragement, I know I wasn't in the wrong. I was able to firmly explain my problems with my father. It took many long and heated discussions before we finally came to an understanding but it was definitely worth it. He eventually admitted that he was wrong, and shouldn't have brushed me aside as being "too bothersome" or not worth angering his crazy wife for. He said he regrets the way he treated me, and has promised to try to visit me once a year. It's really hard to put into words how much that means to me, and I truly thank you all for helping me get to this point.
I read in the comments that many have e
Attack on Titan Charity Art Book!Hey guys! My wonderful friends at Operation-Requiem organized this amazing charity art book! Please support their cause and pre-order your very own Attack on TItan Art Book~Attack on Titan Charity Art Book! in Personal More Like This
The book includes
- 75+ artists
- 80+ pages
- Hardcover book
- Limited edition extras!
All proceeds go to charity: water. If you have any questions regarding the artbook, please let them know by sending them a note!
The limited editions also come with postcards, stickers, buttons and keychains.
Pre-orders end on March 31st! Get them HERE before they're all gone!
Sac Anime and Axent Wear update!I’ll be at Sac Anime this weekend from August 29th to 31st! Come hang out at my booth in the artist alley table 107! See yaSac Anime and Axent Wear update! in Personal More Like This
More info here http://www.sacanime.com/
And in other news, we've just finished filming the Axent Wear Kickstarter video. We're still waiting for some post production video editing but the kickstarter should launch within a few weeks! Thanks for all the support!
Knite books at SacAnime!The full shipment of Knite books finally arrived! All first 500 pre-orders will be signed and shipped within the next few days You can still order them at 4DE.comKnite books at SacAnime! in Personal More Like This
The books and other posters will also be for sale at SacAnime this August 30th to Steptember 1st in the Artist Alley at table IND7! See you there!
Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones FAQThank you all for the amazing support!Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones FAQ in Personal More Like This
We've been over whelmed with comments and questions for the past week, so we would like to answer some frequently asked questions here!
Q: When and where can I order a pair?
A: We are currently working making a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign. Once the Kickstarter is up, hopefully in a month or two, you can pre-order through the Kickstarter. We will e-mail everyone and post the link to the Kickstarter when that happens. If you haven't signed up for e-mail updates yet, you can do so at http://www.axentwear.com/
Q: How much will the headphones cost?
A: We're aiming to keep the price as low as possible without compromising quality. The price we've decided on is $115.
Q: Will you ship internationally?
A: Yep! Though shipping prices will be different than domestic orders. We are not in control of how much shipping companies charge.
Q: Do the cat ear speakers actually work?
A: Yes, the speakers are fully functional so you can switch between listening
Tonight:It's times like these in between the sleeping of the tiger lilies and the awakening of the morning glories that I look up at the stars and realize just how lost my soul is on its journey to make as many connections and memories as possible before time runs out and the little kindled flame, that dwindles ever so lightly night by torturous night, finally rids itself of the person, that keeps it painstakingly alive, going out for the rest of eternity.Tonight: in Personal More Like This
MRF Meme: Questionifique!i. What was your first thought this morning?MRF Meme: Questionifique! in Personal More Like This
-That everyone I talk to on dA is so so much more than words on a screen. You're all people and I love all of you because you are my friends
ii. What color are you wearing?
-That depends on what you're talking about. My shirt is salmon and my shorts are white.
iii. Who is the main person on your mind?
iv. When do you plan on writing again?
-I don't know. Hopefully soon. But for now I'm creating in the third dimensions.
v. What are you making?
-I've almost finished my ring mail waist belt and now I've started this thing that will hang from the ceiling that is also made from metal wire.
vi. What do you plan on going to college for?
-Art Education and possibly a degree in Spanish Language and Culture. If do both Spanish would be a minor.
vii. How do you plan on paying for
Art in the Making!!!!Art in the Making!!!! in Personal More Like This
I've started to make pretties again. I'll upload pictures of it when I finish!!
Authors and Quotes:Some of my favourite authors have also inspired some of my favourite quotesAuthors and Quotes: in Personal More Like This
"It was a pleasure to burn."
"I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane."
- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
“You used to be much more..."muchier." You've lost your muchness.”
“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.”
- Edgar Allen Poe, The Masque of Red Death
“Cycling, cycling forever
bear, wolf, caribou.
When had it all started, where will it end?
We are all
Universal KissesThe world suffers from protoplasmic kisses from the sky. So close we are, we can almost feel it caressing our skin. The universe intimately in contact with us, worshiping us from such close proximity, it leaves us content but wishing, hoping, pleading for more. Can distance aggrandize the emotion we decree as love, or does it deteriorate such passion causing disintegration and expulsion of those feelings from our minds? There are clear skies that let us take in the universe, take in the sight of the stars, the black emptiness full to the brim, so much so that it pours out in undulating waves of darkness so beautiful, so bewitching, that we are left with infinitesimally small thought processes that go no further beyond the thought of simply stopping and gazing up. Tick tock tick tock tick tock. One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve hours. Hours that pass by continuously over and over as we pay them no head other than the fact that they represent the idea ofUniversal Kisses in Personal More Like This
My DeviantART StoryMy DeviantART Story in Art Features More Like This
This chess board was created when I was fighting my own twinges of depression and while making it I had made one side to represent the depression and the other side to represent the joy in my life. I was inspired to make the chess board when Mi Vida said that he played chess and that we should play a game sometime. He talked about how he had made a chess board of his own when he was in high school and how he left it behind at the school as an example piece for the next year of students. And throughout the course of making the board I overcame the pangs of sorrow that I was feeling day in and day out.
This piece was inspired by a friend of mine. She was dating a man who saw her for only her body and it slowly started to taint her mind and her heart. There are no limbs nor a face to the woman because I wanted to show what men (not all, I don't mean to be prejudice in any way so I apologize to the men out there who are the most amazing p
Ryky - FREE 500 POINTS / COMMISION - celebrationHi my dear friends , I have now 450 000 pageviews and 30 000+ watchers ! This is absolutely incredible !! Maybe I only dreaming or you are the best on the world! Thank you so much guys I really appreciate itRyky - FREE 500 POINTS / COMMISION - celebration in Personal More Like This
Here is the little "contest" for you
1. This contest is only for my watchers so WATCH ME - http://ryky.deviantart.com/
2. FAV this jounal
Yes thats all and what you can win ?
FIRST PLACE - win 500 deviantart points
2,3,4,5 PLACE - FREE COMMISION
For selecting winners i use Randomizer - http://www.random.org/
GOOD LUCK MY FRIENDS
WIN 2500 Deviantart POINTSHey guys i celebrate 1 400 000 PAGEVIEWS !!! AND 70 000 WATCHERSWIN 2500 Deviantart POINTS in Personal More Like This
wOOW absolutely incredible numbers ...!! Thank you so much for your support and for all the favs,comments and everything I have the best watchers ever! Thank you i love youu BTW: CHALLENGE WILL BE SOON SO WATCH ME
HOW YOU CAN WIN? ITS SIMPLE
JUST WATCH ME :iconryky: !
AND FAV THIS JOURNAL !
AND THATS NOT ALL!!! I PICK 5 WINNERS AT THE END
5 OF YOU CAN WIN 500 POINTS , BUT IF YOU WILL BE LUCKY AND RANDOM.ORG pick you more then one times you can win much more points !
I USE https://www.random.org/ FOR finding the winners
Colour challenge 2 !!!Colour challenge 2 !!! in Personal More Like This
Hey guys here is new challenge 2for everyone !! You can use traditional or digital media ,its your choice :3 colors are entirely up to you .Imagination has no limits!!
Just color this picture
When you upload your finished work CREDIT ME LIKE THIS :iconryky: or like this
And i will see this ! or you can send me a note with subject: Challenge
every works i feaure in big journal .
I cant wait to see your finished work
Have a fun!!!
WIN 1500 Deviantart POINTS-closedHey guys i celebrate 1 300 000 PAGEVIEWS !!!WIN 1500 Deviantart POINTS-closed in Personal More Like This
Thats absolutely incredible number ...!! Thank you so much for your support and for all the favs,comments and everything I have the best watchers ever!
HOW YOU CAN WIN? ITS SIMPLE
JUST WATCH ME :iconryky: !
AND FAV THIS JOURNAL !
AND THATS NOT ALL.AT THE END ARE 3 WINNERS
ONE OF YOU WIN 1000 Deviantart poits
THE SECOND ONE WIN 500 DA points and free commission
the third one win free commission !
I USE https://www.random.org/ FOR finding the winners
deadline : 18 March