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
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-22-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-22-15 in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 22, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott
From Paris, With Love
getcarter has shared an exceptionally touching feature entitled, Days With My Father.
Taking a cue from this brave little bear, let's all aspire to be fearless today.
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-15-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-15-15 in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 15, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott
Because Foxes Are Cute Too
Dinosaurs Eat The Avengers
This weekend dinosaurs once more ruled the earth. Jurassic World beat out all comers to take not only the weekend crown but the all time 3 day opening weekend win previously held by The Avengers with a $209 million North American tally. World wide it went on to make over $515 million, another record, previous held by Harry Potter. Will Chris Pratt now become this generations Harrison
The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
Cosplay Friday: FrozenCosplay Friday: Frozen in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Let It Go!
Queen Elsa Frozen by UchihaSayaka
There’s a chill in the air as we travel to the kingdom of Arendelle for a Frozen cosplay treat.
Frozen was Disney’s tremendously successful third attempt at adapting the grimm Hans Christian Anderson tale The Snow Queen. As early as 1943, Walt Disney saw the potential in this the longest and most highly acclaimed of Andersen’s stories, but it to
Cinema Makeup SchoolWatch depthRADIUSCinema Makeup School in Art Features More Like This
Mastering The Magic ofMonster Making
15.7 million fans tuned in for the fourth season finale of the AMC cable channel’s hit series The Walking Dead, making it one of the most watched hour-drama broadcasts in cable history.
More than a mere gore fest, critical approval for the show has come by way of nominations from the Writers Guild of America and the Golden Globes. World War Z
You May Say I'm An Artist...You May Say I'm An Artist... in Art Features More Like This
I am haunted in this holiday season by the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, his novel about a society 250 years ago coming apart in its seemingly irreconcilable divisions. Could it be these lines define where we have come to find ourselves today?
“It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
in the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was th
Mansions of The MindMansions of The Mind in Art Features More Like This
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very long time Lauren Simonutti's haunting photographs were a spectral presence amongst
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
Pokemon is ForeverPokemon is Forever in Art Features More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Kay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.
An incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
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
9 Months... and thingsI woke up way too early today. Now I am bored because I have nothing to do for a few hours. So I decided to write some wonderful Crissy-insight for y'all.9 Months... and things in Personal More Like This
So, yesterday was a pretty interesting day for me. After a meeting, a seminar and a few phone calls I began to pave the path to an exciting future endeavor. 9 months from now... will be very exciting for me! I can't really say yet what is going on because I don't want to jinx it. But don't worry... I'm not pregnant! LOL
I had a little talk with myself earlier, and I came to some conclusions.
I love my family. My family rocks. My kids, my parents, my siblings, even my aunts and uncles and cousins. They don't all like each other, but they all love me and I love them. Yay.
My friends are awesome. They inspire me, they make me laugh, they always have my back and make me feel better when I am down... without even trying, or knowing I am down. I wish tha
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
Sometimes Happy Just Takes AwhileI can't sleep so I decided I would share my deep thoughts with y'all.Sometimes Happy Just Takes Awhile in Personal More Like This
I think most of us here share the knowledge of what it feels like to be hurt, to be insecure, to be heartbroken, and to be afraid at some time in our life. It's strange how sometimes you can get so caught up in something you are damn sure it is what you want, what you need, the best thing ever. You love and protect this notion so hard that it consumes you. You know, the last time someone told me they would fight for me, I thought it was the most romantic thing I'd ever heard. The truth is though; you shouldn't have to fight for someone to love you.
We all know I am amazingly intelligent, however when it comes to love I have been so dumb for so long. Someone I knew once told their ex-girlfriend, who repeated it to me, that if he couldn't be with me he would rather spend the rest of his life alone. I thought that was romantic too. But all it really ended up being
Something AMAZING...This is called...Something AMAZING... in Personal More Like This
Spotlight On The Fool
by my most favorite poet Michael Indemaio
(I think a lot of us who write and share our words, can relate to this)
Spotlight on the fool.
Motionless, building tension
If I stand here long enough, anything I say
Will go over big. Emphatic.
Anything said with certainty
Will be mostly believed, most of the time.
The cameraman is shuffling
I can hear him click
Ignore him and pose.
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
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
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
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
Contest Ended! View submissions~Hello everyoneContest Ended! View submissions~ in Deviant Events More Like This
My contest has finally come to an end after running for a month There are so many amazing drawings, a total of 120 submissions!!! Which is an amazing number! It makes me wish i had more prizes to add to honorable mentions, it will definitely be hard to choose the winners.
Thank you everyone who competed, after the contest is over i will leave a comment on each drawing but i didn't do that now so people wouldn't try to guess what drawings i favor based on my comment. But everyone deserves a comment! although pleas be patient, with so many drawings, it will take a while
This is the first contest i host and it's been such a wonderful experience, i will definitely organize more in the future
For those who don't know what i'm talking about here's the info to my contest
The winners will be announces this Sunday May 18th. I will start the judging soon, perhaps this weekend with the judge who are :iconyuu
About originality in artMany deviants around here seem to think that if they have seen a type of work before then that means it's not original. So by that reasoning, if someone comes up with the weirdest thing in the world, than that makes him original and therefore better than the one that drew something that has been done before.About originality in art in Deviant Events More Like This
I'd like you to consider this for a while. Humanity has been around for thousands of years, almost anything an artist might think of drawing, has been drawn before. If an artist draws a portrait of a girl, that is so "unoriginal" you can literally find hundreds of thousands of such drawings.
Then should an artist stay away from drawing portraits?
Is an artist's work less valuable?
Consider this for a moment. There was an artist (if i can even call him that), that pooped in a box, and made an art show about it. He was definitely original and his work is very valued. There was another artist who put a shark in a tank and sold it for $12.000.000 dollars, (yes it's
300 point lottery winner!And the winner is :iconowl00augen: congratulations!300 point lottery winner! in Deviant Events More Like This
man it took a while to get to 1919, i never expected this journal to get over 2000 favs OMG, but thanks to everyone who participated! I see many people like these point lotteries and sorry for taking 3 days to announce the winner, i was so busy
Hello everyone, this will be a short journal I am giving away 300 points in this lottery and here's what you have to do to enter:
+fav this journal that's it
-winner will be announced in 2 days
I will use random.org to pick a number from 1 to the number of favs my journal has at the time, and then the winner is the person who's number corresponds (in the fav section of the journal you will notice favs are counted when you click on 'who')
I will be making a series of lotteries to celebrate my art book, which
. 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,
. 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
. 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
. 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
. 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 ...
. stomp .. stomp .. stomp . in Personal More Like This
faint praise on any
th' sound of my heart
steel burnt beam crush
my lust's rust
Plains bitch scalped
what never counts
"High Art" lived an' lost
netflick fuck'd an' licked
paid th' cost
tweaker twatter prozac batter
psycho'd bitch drama
little sister romper stomper
© Amanda_Fucking_Graham 2014
Image: "between the shadows of your words" by :iconMWeissArt: © 2014
yeah ... i'm a white, western-desert b'yotch ... not country ... western; and i ride sweated hard and whipped harder ... so hide baby girl ride away ... 'm jus a dust-storm on 'nother horizon blow'n hard at ya t'day
*blue ermin loop™ #KillinTexas *
... inspired by a conversation with Hana mah cacklin' witch-sistah ... :iconMyBlueBalloons:
. 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
.Gazebo of Leaves..Gazebo of Leaves..Gazebo of Leaves. in Personal More Like This
always and forever
a throb to her movements
a howl of her heart
in vapors cold
that one she longs
always to hold
you won't feed me
jump the train
ohhhh tales i will tell
when you are s
.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)
.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)
.if you were here i'd forget you again,. in Personal More Like This
hack your name with a cleaver and wipe off
the ink on my apron, spend the rest of my days
stained black in the creases of all my fingers
and thumbs, i know there is a lesson waiting,
maybe in the summerlands i'll see a blinding
my funeral pyre,
lost in the woods it will come to me, wings clipped
and say, it's time you picked a side
and stuck with it, wear yourself down to your bones
and make it quick, he's coming, well what if i want
to sicken and die? lay my head in the hydrangeas and fade
from purple to blue, just wither away, okay? well
yeah but not in a day, i guess i'll have to stay
on the doorstep drunk, a waste of skin
and time, i hear
the bark of next door's dog and wonder
if he knows
(too many souls)
.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)
.watching the sky. in Personal More Like This
churn itself thicker
the birds tire
and drown as
it sets around
(no fight, and no flight either)
.tonight across the street i saw. in Personal More Like This
the devil sneak into god's garden;
he took trowel in hand, planted seeds
in the earth, grinned real wide and
shut the white gate behind him
(gonna come up smelling of roses)
.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)
.she said i spent. in Personal More Like This
nine months on this
work of art, and now
(it's tearing through its own beautiful canvas)
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
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
Make 2015 awesome!A new year started. So some words of inspiration for those that want to pursue art this year...Make 2015 awesome! in Deviant Events More Like This
Don't worry about your age. Do not get discouraged by those that are younger than you and better. Some people start art when they are 6 years old and are prodigy's at age 16, others make a rather late or slow start. It doesn't matter if you're 10 or 80 years old. You're never too old to learn something new, and you're never too old to do something you enjoy.
Everybody has potential. Even the greatest masters in art started out as beginners. It just takes a lot of time and persistence.
Don't be afraid to fail. Most masters have failed more times than any beginner even tried.
We only see the best from other people, and compare it with our own average. For every amazing painting a good artist puts online, he probably made 100 failed sketches. Sketches you'll never see and you'll never know o
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
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
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
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
Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art ContestSharpen your weapons and prepare to fight for the Nexus in Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest! Illustrate your favorite heroes engaged in battle for the chance to win cash prizes and a personalized sketch from Heroes of the Storm Senior Art Director Sam Didier. With many powerful heroes awaiting your call, who will you choose? Enter now!Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to Enter
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
See you at Kraken Con!Hey guys! I’ll be at Kraken Con this October 4-5th in the vender's hall at V15. More info here http://www.krakencon.com/See you at Kraken Con! in Personal More Like This
Come by and chat, hangout, and make new friends!
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
Fisheye Placebo ImagesI saw this awesome Fisheye Placebo music video by Linda Neumann and realized that it would probably be easier for music video editors and language translators to have a textless version of all of the panels so here it is https://www.dropbox.com/sh/84jcondrsylfh82/pVEbp8d1QqFisheye Placebo Images in Personal More Like This
Feel free to download the images for any class projects, music videos, translations, etc. Please credit and remember that I drew these for everyone to read for free, so do not try to sell or profit from my work in anyway. If I find people charging others for translated versions of this story, or selling copies of my work, I will be very angry ):
That aside, check out the cool video! She did a wonderful job editing everything
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!
50,000 Pageviews Spectacular Cont.I am about halfway to my 100 people points giveaway. What does that mean? I'm giving away more points!50,000 Pageviews Spectacular Cont. in Personal More Like This
How do you get your share? Well, it will be randomly chosen from a list of my most active watchers. The more active you are on my page, the more chance you have of getting noticed and scoring some points. You can start by adding this journal to your favourites.
Can you get more points if I've already given you some? Yes, absolutely!
Thank you all for a wonderful 50,000 and here's to another 50,000!
50,000 Pageviews Spectacular!I'm reaching 50,000 pageviews. So exciting! This milestone will be marked with a grand giveaway of points. Once I reach 50,000 pageviews I will be giving out points to 100 people. Yep! 100 people will receive points!50,000 Pageviews Spectacular! in Deviant Events More Like This
How do you get your share? Well, it will be randomly chosen from a list of my most active watchers. The more active you are on my page, the more chance you have of getting noticed and scoring some points. You can start by adding this journal to your favourites.
Thank you all for a wonderful 50,000 and here's to another 50,000!
January 2014 Giveaway - Happy New Year! [CLOSED]Happy New Year! After nursing this and my fiance's hangovers, it's time to put up the January Giveaway!January 2014 Giveaway - Happy New Year! [CLOSED] in Personal More Like This
January 2014 Giveaway
How to Enter:
Add this journal to your favourites
Giveaway Ends January 15th, 2014.
How is your new year going?
Any goals for the new year?
[CLOSED] November GiveawayWelcome to the November giveaway with a BONUS! Do you play RuneScape? Now's your chance to win a bond! Read below for more information.[CLOSED] November Giveaway in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART November Giveaway
One Year Premium Membership
(2) 1000 Points
---- HOW TO WIN
Simply add this journal to your favourites.
Giveaway Ends November 18th, 2013
RuneScape Bond Giveaway
Do you want to win a bond? Post your RuneScape name here and you will be entered to win a bond!
Bond giveaway ends November 10th, 2013.
Good luck everyone and remember to watch for more chances to win great prizes!
The BIG December Giveaway! [ CLOSED ]Welcome friends to the biggest giveaway I've ever had! This is a growing giveaway meaning additional prizes could be added! You don't want to miss this one. Lots of people will walk away happy!The BIG December Giveaway! [ CLOSED ] in Personal More Like This
This December there is a variety of prizes. There is the giveaway prize which is what you've come to expect, but there is also a Tell-a-Friend prize and a Food Bank Recognition Prize! If you're a little confused at this point let me explain. The giveaway winners are chosen at random. The Tell-a-Friend prizes are for referring friends to this giveaway through your journal. And the Food Bank Recognition Prize is randomly chosen from a list of people who have donated to the food bank in November and December.
Onto the prizes!
Grand Prize (2 Winners)
One Year Premium Membership or equivalent points!
Runners-Up (4 Winners)
Tell-a-Friend Prizes (10 Winners)
Food Bank Recognition Prize (1 Winner)