Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
Introducing Madefire Motion Books to deviantARTApr 2, 2013by spyedMore Like This
Visit #Madefire on deviantART
I am very excited to announce a strategic partnership between deviantART and Madefire, the leading Motion Book application in Apple’s App Store. (iPhone & iPad)
Together with Madefire, we are releasing the Madefire Web Reader on deviantART in a new category on our front-page called "Motion Books.” You will immediately find a dozen Madefire Motion Books there, with more books released each Wednesday.
Browse Motion BooksTM
Try it out!
Create and Sell Motion Books on deviantARTMore Like This
Motion Books push the boundaries of storytelling to the extreme, turning the act and art of reading into something that extends well beyond the printed page. Madefire's powerful and adaptable Motion Book Tool is now in your hands, allowing you to create expressive stories where audio and visual artistry collide.
The Motion Book is an adventurous, energy-packed medium that empowers creators to reach for worlds unseen. When you submit your Motion Books to deviantART and share them with the world, they'll be showcased alongside some of the comic industry's greatest creators and publishers, right alongside characters like Batman, Optimus Prime, Rainbow Dash, and Hellboy!
How To Use The Motion Book ToolA versatile powerhouse of a creation device, Madefire’s Motion Book Tool can be used to make an variety of digital creations, ranging from simple print-style books to complex, dynamic Motion Books that leap off the screen.More Like This
Simple: The Page-by-Page Experience
Creating comics, graphic novels, or other works in a classic page-by-page format is a simple, three-step process with the Motion Book Tool.
Step 1: Open the Motion Book Tool
Step 2: Click "Upload Assets" and upload your created pages
Step 3: Create a new project, and put your pages in the project in order
Step 4: Upload to deviantART!
Professional: Storytelling in Motion
At its full capacity, the Motion Book Tool is designed with the professional in mind: powerful enough to handle whatever your imagination can create. Because it’s professional-grade software, the Tool can be advanc
dA community on Madefire appDo me a favor:More Like This
Get out your Android, iPad, iPhone, or mobile platform of choice, and open the Madefire app. There's a bunch of new things I'd like you to check out.
The sections work like this:
This is 'classic' comic material. No bells, no whistles, just no bullshit, honest comics. (Indie creators and publishers should know we can put their material up within a couple of weeks of sending us a PDF. If your book isn't here you should ask yourself why not?)
This is where we continue to push the medium with a wide variety of cutting edge digital storytelling unique to each book. We also have books from top publishers - those that have had vision and were willing to push the envelope. You can get sucked in for hours.
We also have a deviantART section that features two categories:
The catch-all for pretty much everything anybody publishes on dA using the motion book tool. This ranges from single image parallax pa
Palette ContestWelcome to the First Ever Pixelated-masters Group Contest!More Like This
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PART OF THE GROUP TO PARTICIPATE! IT IS FREE TO ALL!!!
So this is the first ever contest of the group and we are all so excited to see what people come up with, and how creative you can be with it. After multiple polls the official Contest theme is going to be
So here are the rules:
1. No Pornography, or excessive Blood and Violence
2. It must be your work; you cannot steal it from someone else.
3. If you use images that don’t belong to you must cite your resources and give credit. (For example you draw an image based off someone else’s image you will put where you found the image, and give credit to that person)
4. You cannot leave unpleasant (which includes cursing) comments on other people’s artwork. If we find you are putting down other contestants, you will be disqualified immediately.
What you are able to do:
1. You are allowed to submit as many pieces as you want,
Massive Mario Collab - Allowing 2 more chars now! SubjectMore Like This
[Update] Since a month has passed, you're now allowed to do up to seven characters. So, if you already hit your five max, feel free to sign up for another one! And you can also do two at a time now if you so wish so we can get this done a little quicker.
For this collab, we will be drawing all the Mario characters we can!
:iconattention-plz: PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES BEFORE SIGNING UP! I don't want you to draw a character and not be allowed in because you missed a rule. ;_;
You don't have to be part of the group to join in the collaboration, but it's HIGHLY recommended at least for the duration of the collab because if I have any updates or new rules, I'm going to send the message here.
Any Mario character can only be in the collab once. In other words, if someone has already taken him/her/it, then you can't sign up them again.
When we're done, Zimeta will put together all the individual girls
Halloween Contest Win $50 - 1 week leftOnly 10 days left, now is basically your last chance to participate in the anual :icongame-art-hq: contest, read the details about the theme, prizes and rules below:More Like This
The Theme: Scary Video Game related Fan Art. all kinds of visual art are allowed, digital and traditional drawings, photos of sculptures, 3D model art (must be own models, ripped characters models don't count) or cosplay art.
You choose the game, the setting, the characters, important is only that it is something scary. Not scary in a cute way like a nice King Boo from Mario World, but really scary stuff, yes gore and violence is allowed as well. Gritty stuff, morbid stuff, horror elements are all fine.
Everything from a really scary looking undead League of Legends character to Pokemons etc is allowed.
In this contest you can also add characters from non-video game media like Freddy Krueger, Jason or the Super Natural Winchester Brothers getting eaten alive by Kirby. This contest is very unusual for this group, I k
Introducing MiraIntroducing Mira the Rus'More Like This
-The sun was beginning to set over the city of Kiev. The clouds began to roll towards the Asian steppes and the stars began to pierce through the night time sky. Snow covered the streets, the house tops, the stone walls, everything. Lamp lighters began making their rounds. The average Kievan citizens retired for the evening. Parents called out to their children who were busy playing in the snow. Night time was no place for a child. The night belonged to an entirely different cast of characters. Soldiers from the local barracks searched for a good time. Virile and rowdy teenage boys, who fancy themselves men, poured into the streets. Serb bandits scoured the streets looking for easy pray. Greek traders sold their goods. Old drunks and working girls began to crowd the bars. My oh my, this was no place for a child.
Charlie: RulesMore Like This
Charlie lay in her bed, her fingers idly tracing patterns on her gravid belly as she watched TV in her bedroom. She felt a twitch and her belly dropped flat like a rapidly deflating balloon. She frowned in slight disappointment and reached over for the stop-watch and digital audio recorder on her nightstand. After turning the TV off, she started the recorder and stopped the watch. "October 22, Friday. Bedroom. Time is 10:37pm. Belly's gone back to normal, start time was 4:03pm for time of..." She pursed her lips in concentration as she mentally calculated, "Six hours, thirty-four minutes." She lay her hand on the bare skin of her stomach, "As normal, no signs that anything ever happened, no stretchmarks, no swelling, nothing."
She rolled on to her side and grabbed a notebook from the nightstand with a series of start and stop times, adding in the latest entry. "Okay, with this one, average time is..." she scribbled some math out on the margin, "Average time is eight hours, fifteen minu
Charlie, the Origin StoryCHAPTER 1More Like This
It was a harsh day in the desert. The hot winds whipped the sand in to an obscuring fog around the small oasis. Outside the tent a horse whinnied its complaint as its master negotiated with the old man inside.
"Fifteen coin is plenty for this work," Tagecaf said standing over the older Udaga who was fiddling with a crudely sewn hood where he sat on the floor across the small table. "It's not much to look at."
Old Udaba lips cracked to a smile on his wrinkled face. "Ah, but don't let its appearance fool you." He turned the hood over, looking at the rough stitching fondly. "I'm not much of a tailor, that is true, but my true craft, that I know well..." He turned his eyes up to Tagecaf, "Besides, we had agreed on forty-five, you offend me with a mere third of that."
Tagecaf shook his his head and hissed derisively, stroking his beard.
Udaba laughed softly. "Unbelievable. I offer you for sale a magic that could let you steal whatever you most desire..." he shook the hood at Tagec
Charlie: InterimMore Like This
Charlie squirmed to the side. There was a pain right beneath the left side of her ribcage where something was poking. Someone. She stopped walking and grimaced for the third time, pressing her fingers against a distorted swell on the left side of her gravid middle. Rubbing the offending spot she balanced herself by holding on to a bike rack. "Ow, quit it."
She lifted the hem of her shirt over her swollen middle and looked at it critically. It was annoyingly lopsided. Everything had been going fine up until a few minutes ago when she happened upon someone to join the original guest she had snagged earlier that morning. The second one seemed to have 'landed' crooked or was very anti social and trying to get away from the original occupant as it seemed to be predominately laying on the left side of her belly making it distort asymmetrically. No prodding and poking would remedy the situation.
With a tsk she lowered her shirt back over her tummy and tried too smooth the imperfection for the
Charlie: Upwardly Mobile (part 1)More Like This
Charlie huffed blowing a strand of hair from her face and slouched with an elbow on the counter. The stool pinched her butt randomly where it was cracked when she shifted in a certain as yet undefined way. The kiosk was smelled heavily of pretzels which she initially found pleasant but now haunted her dreams. It was cramped with the appliances to produce and bake them, giving her barely enough room to squeeze around them under ideal conditions.
It was the end of week two of her summer internment at the ‘Pretzelmaniacal’ booth at the local mall. Week one consisted of her brief training and was the longest period of time she had seen her boss. On the second week she was turned loose to run the little food kiosk on her own, only seeing Elise at the end of the afternoon when the owner/manager took over. Charlie at first was pleased at trust she assumed she had been entrusted with but then quickly realized that the booth could be run by a trained monkey. Not even a particu
Charlie: Upwardly Mobile (part 2)More Like This
Jon turned his Camaro down the street that his house was on with a squeal of tires. He smirked at the sound, undoubtedly imagining how cool he looked. Derrick couldn’t really say anything about Jon’s beater of a car since he didn’t have one and was reliant on the older boy for rides. Summer vacation was here and he didn’t want to get stuck bumming rides from his parents or sister so he just nodded with a smile when Jon looked over to him.
Jon seemed satisfied by the wordless exchange and then broke into conversation mid sentence, “It’s going to be a good summer man. I got some work with a construction company, going to make much bank and have all my nights and weekends open.”
“Yeah, you know it,” Derrick agreed. Jon had graduated and was supposedly heading to the local community college. He wasn’t a bad baseball player and had won a minor scholarship to offset the cost of school but seemed to have it in his head that community
Beached The Expanded TalesMore Like This
"Get it Jeffy!" pinged Elu's voice down into the depths where 'Jeffy' pursued the lobster. It scuttled backwards under a shelf of coral out of his reach. Jeffy, or Jeffrey rather, circled around the outcropping looking for a way to get at it. Somewhere in the brightness above him where the sun was shining into the water Elu offered him critique on his form. "Don't approach the hard shelled from the front, they dart for the protective cover with a flick of thier tails, get between them and their refuge!". This came to Jeffery as a series of squeeks and clicks, Elu's native tongue which he translated easily...speaking it however..."Jeffy know, Jeffy try!" was the best he could manage.
Normally she'd be taking a more active role in hunting but pregnant as she was, she wasn't as agile as she normally was nor did she have the stamina, which left him on his own to be provider. He clenched his teeth and went flat on the sandy bottom, peering beneath the rock. I could just se
Prego and the Phoenix: Arabella - OneLooks like I've made a horrid mistake. I don't know how I could have been so stupid to have let it happen but I did. Now here I am, alone and pregnant with the whole world against me and they don't even know what's real or not. They just go by what they see Not the facts.More Like This
Never, ever marry if you have any sort of doubt. I'm not talking about the little jitters before the marriage where you're excited but scared because you have your whole life ahead of you. I mean the ones where as you're putting your wedding dress on you're going 'I think I'm making a mistake'. If that thought ever runs through your mind, you should run away and find some happiness somewhere because along the lines, you're going to be right.
Unfortunately, I didn't and now I'm stuck in this predicament and no one understand how I got there. I know exactly how I got here but other people just assume the worst and avoid me like the plague now. If you would like the know the real story, I will by all means t
Improvised Weaponry: Bows - PART II (PVC Bows)= Part II: PVC Bows=More Like This
ForewordAnatomy of the BowEmergency PVC BowBasics of Archery Shooting
Enhanced PVC BowThe Art of Fletching
Over the millennia, the choice materials for a bow have span from wood, steel, fiberglass, and composite plastics. Their function are the same, to store energy from an archer's muscles, and release it onto an arrow. A bow’s limbs must be made from materials that are both elastic and strong.
While simple, a good bow must be shaped properly and meticulous, so that its draw is smooth and balanced. Traditionally, a bowyer would select a long piece of wood, called a stave, that has a straight, parallel grain and is knot-free. By parallel, it means the grain runs straight from tip to tip, to ensure tension is applied to the wood in the right direction. Knots are mineral cysts that grow inside a tree, and are detriment to the uniformity and durabi