Liam Sharp 3.0 - True Talent Never RestsWatch depthRADIUS
August 16, 2013 / by $techgnotic
Liam Sharp was and is one of the most sought after comic artists in the business. After bursting on the scene by drawing the bestselling Marvel UK title of all time, Death Head II, he was back in America illustrating top line comics like Superman, Batman and Spiderman as well as special projects for people like Stan Winston. For anyone unfamiliar with his amazing work, his galleries can be found on deviantART. I recently got lost for an entire day perusing a single file of his Conan illustrations.
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Omnimo Desktop Contest WINNERSCONTEST OVER - WINNERSMore Like This
After a little over two weeks, the Omnimo 6.0 Desktop Contest is officially over. We received almost 60 terrific entries. Thank you everyone who participated, it was quite difficult picking out the best ones. Me and Xyrfo did the honors of picking them out. And here they are:
Congratulations to the winners!
And remember, participation always counts
View all of the entries
Art Theme ContestCreate the perfect wall of art from the best community of artists in the worldMore Like This
Find a common theme and select three Prints from the Fine Art section of the Prints Shop that you feel would look great together on a wall. Our judges will then select 5 Finalists to win their selections presented in the NEW Gallery Framed Print style. Artists will be paid their full royalty on the winning prizes.
When you win, your walls win, and the Artists win, too!
How To Enter
Decide on an original and compelling theme.
Select 3 Fine Art Prints related to the theme.
Provide a quick description of your theme in your submitted comment.
Place your selection in a comment below.
The new Add Media tool, which lets you easily add formatting, emoticons, and images to comments, can be used in full on this article. Adding images to comments by using the Conversation, Sta.sh
Scribblenauts Unmasked ContestMore Like This
Contest Ends October 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA, time.
In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Maxwell solves puzzles by summoning anything you can think of using his magic notepad. This time, he has the ability to summon thousands of characters from the DC Comics Universe! Help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe, in any environment. Scribblenauts Unmasked features all of your favorite DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker, and
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
Artists's Toolbox Project Educate Week: TabletsTablet questions. Anyone who hangs out in the digital art forum or the hardware forums sees these threads constantly, and they pop up other places to. Which tablet should I get? Is it worth it to get a tablet? What's a good starter tablet? This article will cover the basics of drawing tablets: what they are, what they do, if you need one, and which one you should get.More Like This
What is the difference between a drawing tablet and a touchscreen tablet such as an Ipad? Can I draw with both?
To put it simply, a drawing tablet is used solely for art related endeavors, there's no apps or other functions involved. You can't stick a calender and fruit ninja on a drawing tablet. But a touchscreen tablet has tons of different functions and is all touch controlled.
So, can you use a touchscreen tablet for art? Technically, yes. But it can be challenging. Touchscreen tablets aren't as precise and the apps you can get to draw with aren't generally very extensive. This is fine
Wednesday, Preview Night of Comic-ConMore Like This
Wednesday, Preview Night of Comic-Con
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
When the bustle of tourists in Downtown San Diego is replaced by the flailing of fandoms, and the street signs around the Convention Center have changed from English to Dothraki (not Klingon, like past years), you know it’s time for San Diego Comic-Con 2013!
Wednesday the 17th kicked off this year’s Preview Night, and energy was high as this year’s Comic-Con sprang into motion with a flurry of activity. Many attendees treat the three-hour preview as a time to scan the showroom floor, mentally map places to hit on the later dates, and, of course, buy the must-have items that may be gone by Con’s end. There’s not a lot of cosplaying -- although there is some -- and vendors as
The New deviantART CommentsImproving Communication on deviantARTMore Like This
One of deviantART's strongest assets is the community's ability to bring self-expression into conversation, pushing the boundaries of creativity to a new level. Today, we've improved creative communication by launching a new way to comment on deviantART, with access to formatting, emoticons, and, for Premium Members, the ability to include artwork and files in your comments.
A Creative Approach to Conversation
Sta.sh Writer has been integrated into comments on deviantART in the form of the new "Add Media" button. As you may know, Sta.sh Writer allows rich text editing of literature and journal deviations on deviantART, and we are excited to expand this functionality to more areas of the site.
Add formatting to comments with the formatting toolbar!The Emoticons tab of the sidebar gives you access to official emoticons, as well as community-created emoticons in the Chat-Friendly Emotes category.
Not So Traditional Tuesdays #19This article wasn't something I that had I planned on doing. Originally this was just a one off article because I was bored one day, and started typing in random search words. It is still fun to do though, so I think it will keep going until it no longer is.More Like This
I like to think that the things that make one piece of art great applies, for the most part, to other genres. A painter can learn how light and shadow fall from photography, photo-manipulators can learn about composition from a great Manga drawing, and literature can give you the inspiration to try something new or take your work to the next step. You may never try all art forms you see! You can however take what you learn from them and incorporate that into your own work. It could be the difference between stagnating and that breakthrough every artist wants to find! Now on with the show!
**WARNING:Viewing these works of art may cause giddiness, elevated heart rates, and happiness in the pants(which could lead to blindness)!
The 10 Inspirations FeatureHey guys!More Like This
Here is a little feature for a contest in deviant365 where you take 10 inspiring deviations, 10 inspiring deviants, 10 of your deviantART friends, and list 10 things that inspire you and your art. So lets get started!
10 Inspiring deviations
10 inspiring deviants
tWR Critiques You!When we posted THIS POLL, I knew my fate was sealed. No joke, putting IrrevocableFate in any such poll will end up with her owning it and then us being left with the impossible task I'm about to tell you all about. Which I too late realised is a terrible, terrible one.More Like This
As you all must know by now, theWrittenRevolution is a critique(and mutual improvement!)-oriented group: deviantART as a whole, really, used to be less social, less about "hey this is my work all come here and comment on it and praise me!" and more about improving as an artist, of any media. tWR, among other groups, is here to keep that aspect of dA alive, and we're always looking for new ideas to make our members participate and get better at writing.
When DailyLitDeviations was reborn as DailyLitRecognition, I left a comment on a journal of theirs about this, and in my comment, one o
Jan-Feb WINNER and NEW PROMPTHello letter-writing friends! I really enjoyed reading the entries for the last prompt, "Letter to a Fictional Character". I couldn't believe how much fictional characters could really turn our life around, how people felt impacted by these characters just as much as I often do. Without further ado, here is this month's winner:More Like This
For her beautiful words, she will receive a three-month Premium Membership!
New Prompt: Letter to Death
Now, for a bit of a darker prompt... if you could say anything to Death, what would it be? Would you ask to bring a loved one back? Would you be curious about the afterlife? (Think The Book Thief by Markus Zusak)
Submission and Rules
Submit your letters to this folder.
Structuring a Story: Linear VS Non-LinearStructuring a Story: Linear VS Non-LinearMore Like This
Thanks to everyone who took part in last week's workshop! <3
I'm looking for people to help run workshops (more detail at bottom).
So now that we’ve talked about how to kick start our imagination, we now need to start putting those ideas on paper. I was going to do an article on planning Project Educate’s story planning week was not long ago. There’s a roundup of PE’s story planning week here: http://beccalicious.deviantart.com/journal/PE-Story-Planning-Round-up-378695534
I recommend it; it’s very useful and interesting.
So now onto structure.
I like to split structure up into two categories: linear structure and non-linear structure (simple, eh?). Linear being when the events of the story happen in chronological order eg Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Non-linear allows for detailed or in-depth flash backs, or may start at the end of a story, or even the middle of a story, and hav
Mansions of The MindWatch depthRADIUSMore 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 lon
ScreamPrompt #44, March 2014 IMPORTANT NEWSMore Like This
I'm going to be out of town until the middle of March. I can't guarantee I will be able to be contacted until then. But I'm not going to leave you all hanging with an old prompt.
A piece of advice I give to people who seem to have confidence problems when it pertains to their writing is to not compare themselves to anyone else. Doesn't matter if it's another deviant, a classmate, sibling, hero, rival, etc -- I don't think it's particularly helpful to be competitive when something as subjective as art is the focus.
1. Your Main Character is really good at ______________.
It must NOT be something you are really good at.
It must NOT be something you are really bad at.
It must NOT be writing.
So pick something for your Main Character to be an expert about. The more unique, the better. Take time to think about this
Lit Contest: The More Things Change...the more they stay the same.More Like This
Iiiiit's contest time! All original literature welcome.
This is a speculative fiction contest—the technology requirement could cover steampunk, 'John Carter,' 'The Windup Girl,' 'Watchmen,' '2001: A Space Odyssey' or about anything else you can think of. The one thing that isn't permissible is magic.
That was a joke.
Your story must center around the development of a relationship between two entities.
Some things to consider:What kind of relationship is it? (No, "relationship" doesn't have to mean "romance.")Who/what is it between?Is the development positive/negative?
The relationship must be noticeably changed at the end.Distance/death don't count if they're still besties or whatever.I don't mean changed personalities. I mean a changed relationship.
Plausible but (currently) nonexistent technology must be integral to the development of this relationship.Time travel goes forward.Nothing goes faster than light, a
commissionsI will draw anything as long as it isn't sexist/racist/etc. That includes porn and any of your fascinating fetishes, but if it violates dA TOS I'll have to send it privately. Should take a week max per person. Do not rush me if I am swamped.More Like This
I also accept the point equivalents of these via widget.
$10 flats/cell shaded
$20 dollars full color
$25+ (negotiable) full paint
BG: simple ones are free, complex ones can be 10-20 extra
form (send via note):
I accept paypal, and points ONLY via the commission widget. You pay half up front, I send you the sketch back and forth to see if everything is to your liking, and then you pay the rest. No exceptions.
Of Myth and Legend || A Poetry and Prose ContestPLEASE NOTE: in order to avoid any delays, the deadline for this contest has been pushed right back from the 15th of October to the 5th of November. I have several important assignments due close to the old deadline, and an exam also (on my birthday! D: ); but once my school year is done & dusted, I will be free to close the contest and judge.More Like This
If you're here and reading this, you probably don't need me to tell you the purpose of this journal - but, well, I will anyway. It's contest time! I've been wanting to hold a writing competition for deviantART's literature community for some time, but something always gets in the way. No longer! There's something about mythology and legend that has always been fascinating to me, and the same goes for any literature that is inspired by these tales.
I'm sure you can see where this is going!
I want you to take a legend or a piece of mytho
Spotlight Saturday 11, August 24Trying to think of something else to do with Saturdays because this is just not working. I'll figure something out.More Like This
Talking about Tolkien again this week, because there's a lot to talk about when it comes to Tolkien.
(Note: I know that Tolkien wasn't planning a whole big series of books when he started The Hobbit. Let's just go on with it anyway.)
Anyone who’s read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy can tell you there’s a gigantic tone shift between the two. The Hobbit contains some dark elements and a lot of fight scenes, as well as shadows of a long past, but it’s still very lighthearted. The narrator is cheerful, the characters have comical names, and for most of the story, Bilbo isn’t any more of a hero than the dwarves think he is. He matures, of course, but The Hobbit is still a children’s story.
Lord of the Rings… well, it’s Lord of the Rings. The tone is dryer; the characters are given more depth, m
New Contest, New Kiriban [closed]•UPDATE 4/1/14More Like This
OC contest closed. Winner TBA
Sorry for the dead air on my page. Rough seas. Hopefully back to normal soon.
•UPDATE 3/14/14 and 3/20/14
I'll be out of town tomorrow through Wednesday of next week. Communication via comments, notes, and email will still be possible while I'm gone but I won't be working on, sending out, or posting any art (…or doing anything that would be a pain in the butt without a real keyboard). I've also notified everyone with an active commission with me of this individually.I'm back at my computer and regular activity has resumed.
This is also a reminder that my OC contest closes at the end of this month. There's still plenty of time to enter if you're interested and want some free art from me. (Details below.)
Happy Pi Day, everyone!
Google Analytics For Your deviantART ProfilePremium Members can now use Google Analytics to get meaningful insight about the traffic to their deviantART Profile! Using our new Google Analytics integration, you can access comprehensive statistics about your audience, traffic, and art.More Like This
Get Deeper Insight Into Your deviantART Traffic
By enabling the feature on your profile, you can now use Google Analytics to get a better grasp on the deviantART experience that you’ve created for your audience!
Understand what types of people are organically drawn to your work. Where do they live? How long are they on your page?
See the impact of the marketing you do outside of deviantART. When you share your deviantART work and links in other networks and sites, you’ll be able to track the traffic back to your Journals, Gallery, Profile, and much more!
Understand what your visitors are looking at when they’re on your Profile an
I Need FeminismWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
Written by CorporateRockWhore
I need feminism because
It’s acceptable to call me a slut.
I need feminism because
It’s okay for a guy to slap my butt.
I need feminism because
It’s my own fault if a man rapes me.
I need feminism because
I should look good for men to see.
I need feminism because
People think it means ‘anti-man’.
I need feminism because
I can’t do things that men can.
I need feminism because
Girls think it’s cool to shame each other.
I need feminism because
The world has higher hopes for my brother.
I need feminism because
My femininity makes me ‘weak’.
I need feminism becau
+Splash of colors... feature 2+FeatureMore Like This
As I promised yesterday, here's the feature (which I didn't make for far too long )
I featured some amazing character and environment pieces by great artists all around dA. If you like these works, then fav them... and you can also fav this article and help these artists, so they can get more attention. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this feature
Almiraj adv (process) by kir-tat
Frozen Hometown by flaviobolla
300 Max by LASAHIDONight City by jordangrimmer
Papillon Kotetsu by chesterocampo
Alleyne The punisher Regular by chrisnfy85
Manga/Anime Beauty #8 - GasaraMore Like This
Manga/Anime Beauty - An Interview with Gasara
Manga/Anime / Digital Media / Drawings&Paintings / Paint Tool SAI
Hi everyone! It's time for another.... Manga/Anime Beauty interview!
Welcome to the eighth issue of Manga/Anime Beauty.
The artist who comes forward this day is a person admired by the community, with a gorgeous, clean and crisp art style (which I personally love), besides being a sweetheart and speaking a beautiful and perfect english (as this interview proves!). I speak of her, the amazing Gasara!
I hope you guys will like this interview with her, and right after it don't miss the chance to drop by her gallery if you haven't already, because you totally should!
Now, let's get started. Prepare yourselves!
I LOVE MY PET - WINNERS I LOVE MY PETMore Like This
The wait is now over
here are the winners of
I LOVE MY PET
WE HAVE SEVEN (7) WINNERS
THE HONORABLE MENTIONS
"By his Side"
PEOPLE'S PET CHOICE AWARD
THE TOP WINNERS
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[CLOSED!] Thank you 2nd year+10k watchers raffle!The raffle is closed!More Like This
Thank you for entering - the lucky winner will be announced soon with the final product!
Hi to my old watchers as well as the new ones!
So today's exactly 2 years since I made this new account. I also noticed that it reached 10,000+ watchers up till today and here i'm like, "Ho shiz.... what's going on here :iconunseenplz:"
I know it must have been the pantsus that lead you all here /shot
I know i'm not a really good person because I don't reply to all the comments and only draw stuff I want to draw most of the time, but I want to thank all who have been kind and gave lots of support.
Therefore, I thought I'd do a small raffle. The prize will be a pixel doll + food something like this:
Unfortunately, since i'm still busy with lots of commissions and IRL events, there will be only 1 lucky winner.
Yeah it's small, but I want to show so
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
+Splash of Colors feature+FeatureMore Like This
And I'm back for the feature... oh my, I wasn't here for almost 2 weeks Sorry cuz of that, but I have to make ton of stuff for college, so I probably won't be here that much in next upcoming weeks. So I hope you can also wait for my new stuff which I draw (a little slowly...I paused process cuz of school ).
But I also have great news for you. One of my newest drawings which I still draw, I record. So soon you'll be able to see on our YouTube account whole process how I draw my paintings. From sketch till finished piece. But I guess I'll have to post it in few parts (cuz I already draw it more than 14 hours and I just started ).
And here is the feature. I featured some amazing character and environment pieces by great artists all around dA. If you like these works, then fav them... and you can also fav this article and help these artists, so they can get more attention. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this feature
Free icon-raffles are yes? YES! -- CLOSEDCLOSEDMore Like This
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW!
I've gained a lot of new watchers recently, but I haven't really done any give-aways any more since ... more than a year?
I figure now is the time to rectify this by doing a free icon-raffle!
I will be raffling off an icon like this:
The icon can be of any character of yours you want it to be.
You're basically winning a free icon-commission.
How many will I be raffling off?
That depends on how many people enter. For now, I'm raffling off 1 icon.
Should more than 250 people enter, I'll be raffling off a second icon.
And in the unlikely event that 500 people are to enter, I will be raffling off a third icon.RULES
- You have to be a watcher for your entry to be valid. After all, I'm doing this as a thank-you for the support I've received from you guys. <3
- Faving this journal is one entry.
A Must Read!Guys, i just want to share these journals with you (created by: Suzanne-Helmigh) whether you're a beginner, a student, or a professional artist, these are good articles, and covered a lot of good points, not only for becoming a good artist but things to be aware about as an artist. If you have a moment, have a look! I've shared one about the myth of concept art on my art blog, but i didn't want to leave out the rest of it. So instead i've decided to share these on here, since i have more watchers here than on my art blog. I hope it will help you in some way. Big thanks to Suzanne for making these!More Like This
Going to China!It's been almost five years since I last visited my homeland, and I'm excited and scared at the same time.More Like This
My last visit in 2009 left me a bit traumatized but I think I'm okay now. My stepmother and half brother in China had tried to kill me with a kitchen knife. I was shaking and crying when I escaped in a taxi that night. After that event, I couldn't feel safe anymore. I changed my flight to return to the US sooner, and never wanted to go back again.
But that's in the past now. I miss my grandparents and other relatives. I miss the food, the cicadas, the unique mountainscape of Sichuan, and ever dwindling bits of the old city that's quickly being replaced by skyscrapers.
I'm looking forward to seeing how much China has changed. Though I'm not looking forward to breathing that air. Air pollution is such a constant health hazard that I had to buy hundreds of dollars worth of respirators for me and my grandparents. I will also be buying air purifiers (that's another five hundred dollars
Exploring Art 23: My art won't sell.Hey guys. I'm talking pricing, selling art, etc again because it's on my mind. I'm just rambling with some thoughts and opinions, so feel free to speak up with what you think. But there's something on my mind when it comes to selling art.More Like This
Selling art is not hard, at least not to me? But I think it's all in how you view it. I don't hang my expectations on OMG I MUST SELL THIS PIECE IT IS DONE AND IF IT DOES NOT SELL IN X AMOUNT OF TIME I MUST REDUCE THE PRICE TO LURE A BUYER IN. Selling art has never really been my end goal. I mean I need to pay the bills, obviously, but I found when I did art with the end goal of 'make money', the art crashed and burned and my money making crashed and burned. However at the convention I noticed a lot of the same things happening. Artists coming to me and Sarah and going 'wtf are you doing to sell your art at those prices?" and then... "How can *I* sell my art at those prices?"
I think it might be a few things and I'd like to share what those things are
PE: Developing your personal styleDeveloping your personal styleMore Like This
You obviously love to create, you do it often and now the time has come when you realize that this is no fling, this is something you would want to do for the whole life. You can learn a lot about techniques from numerous sources, you can find the right audience on the internet but there is one thing nobody can help you with but yourself - how to gain a specific style of your own?
What is a personal painting style?
- It's an identifiable style that enables the viewer to determine that the artwork was done by you
- In some cases, your style can be viewed as an extension of your personality
How can one develop it?
- Developing your style takes time, time and time once again. Don't have the time? No style for you!
- It's not acquirable in an art class. While it can be helpful to study by an assistance of someone who's m
PE: 5 ways to sabotage your career as an artist5 ways to sabotage your career as an artistMore Like This
"Very few possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass."
Wait for an inspiration
The mood is just not right today. Sure, you could pick up a pencil, sit down and push yourself to practice but the result would probably end up in a trash can. Waste of time, waste of material. Besides, the guy that commissioned you two months ago found a professional for the work already.
Expect the success to happen quickly
A year or two, tops, that's all it takes to build a reputation. Being an artist isn't a job like any other, therefore you don't need to work on it every day. No need for
"I want to be a better artist."This is a sentiment I hear often on dA. It's usually followed by a question regarding how one should go ABOUT becoming a better artist.More Like This
I've no doubt made journals like this in the past, but here's another one. This page was in dire need of an update, either way. : )
I could probably talk your ear off for a mile and a half about why I should be the last person you ask for creativity-boosting advice. Aaaand I have my reasons for this, but that's not really what anyone who writes me wants to hear, I think. It's just a fair warning. I'm not an accredited teacher, I was far from the most capable person at my college, I've made a metric crapton of mistakes, and I am nowhere near where I'd like to be in my own personal artistic endeavors. If that doesn't bother you, well, keep on reading!
The best way I could aid anyone interested in bettering themselves would probably be by giving you the advice that inspires me the most. Stuff I've heard from frie
Fear of Blank Canvas.I've been painting since I was quite young.More Like This
But still, I am overwhelmed and intimidated once I am facing the vast 'whiteness' of a blank canvas.
Like Goliath to little David, the empty space challenges me and I recoil.
I think being a good painter is nothing other than to overcome this fear of blank canvas.
Just like Van Gogh said,
a good painter never fears the canvas;
The canvas fears him.
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
Break-Down 'n Samples for Displaying Images on DA! This is an EXTENSION of my Flash Guide~!More Like This
I've decided to move the written info to this journal so that I could offer an easier visual display to keep things apart. This is done so that you can copy-paste the code to make use of it instead of having to write it all one letter at a time. Of course you still can do that if you prefer, but if you're like me, the easiest option is always the best one~!
Hover your mouse over the purple-like-buttons to see the code in action!
**In case you can't play Flashes on your computer, here is a still picture to show you how to get the thumb code!**
Facts about the Thumb Code ::
The thumb code works great when the image is 150pixels or smaller.When the image is larger than 150 pixels it is better to ADD the word BIG into the code after the : and before t
The Business of Art“Business Art is the step that comes after Art.” -Andy WarholMore Like This
These days, it takes more than artistic skill for creators to expertly market themselves to turn their talent into careers. Having both the creative expertise and business know-how are two full-time jobs. It’s the business side that artists struggle with – the advertising, marketing and selling of their hard work – that should, if done correctly, launch them towards greater recognition and financial success.
The “starving artist” trope exists for this reason, but in this day and age in which artists are more connected than ever before, we believe creators with talent and gumption finally have the resources to really master the business side and propel themselves to career security if not outright stardom.
Most successful artists have gotten to where they are because they understand that there is more to art than the stroke of a brush, a pencil scratch on paper, or a hand shapi
Product Spotlight: CalendarsMore Like This
What did the thief who stole a calendar get?
How many months have 28 days?
All of them!
The first time that I heard that calendars were given as gifts I was working at a calendar shop in the mall. This was a while ago, around the time N'Sync and the Backstreet Boys were the big thing. Ever since that time, I have been buying a calendar for my mother every year.
There is no finer selection of calendars than in our deviantART shop. It shouldn't be hard to find a calendar that fits your taste.
The calendar will contain 14 beautiful images, 12 interior images and 2 cover images, printed on thick spiral bound 8.5 x 11 inch (22 x 28 cm) paper. The week will start on Sunday and end on Saturday.
As you can see, there are no holidays listed. There are so many different federal and religious holidays around the world that it would be overwhelming to add them. This wi
'Disability' is not 'deficit'.Today, July 14th, is Disability Awareness Day.More Like This
People who do not have disabilities are fortunate in some ways; for example, they don't have to worry about whether they will be able to exit a burning building, wake up with excruciating pain, or have to choose between purchasing expensive medications that can keep them alive and paying their rent. However, please do not pity those of us who do, for having a disability does not automatically make someone less "lucky" than others.
It has nothing to do with luck.
I realize from firsthand experience that having a disability is extraordinarily challenging. Living with pain, as one example, must be beyond imagination. Living with suicidal thoughts and not knowing whether you will wake up in the morning because of all the medications you have to take for your disability is terrifying. It takes a lot of strength sometimes just to get up in the morning and face a day that is undou
Disability Awareness Day :: Braille Art FeatureToday is Disability Awareness Day. It offers us a chance to promote awareness and understanding, as well as a moment to reflect on the lives of individuals living with a disability, and what those of us blessed with able bodies can do to assist.More Like This
There are a number of articles coming to you from CVs and members alike aiming to spread awareness on the matter, so I won't double up on their efforts. But I want to take a moment to reiterate that not all disabilities are visible. Lately I've heard a lot of stories from people using disabled parking being abused by passers by, either verbally or via a note left on their dash, for not 'looking' disabled. It's a common theme. People will tend to judge the heath of another by how they look, but it is worth remembering that not all sick people look sick. The vast majority of disabilities are those you cannot see by looking at a person.
Some people live with chronic pain. Ot
stop making excuses!i heard many people tell me that they want to make comics, they want to write them they want to draw them... but when i ask them why they don't have samples ready, it is always a barrage of excuses.More Like This
so this year, on san diego comic con i met a guy that just in one simple swoop destroyed my patience for excuses.
meet Larime Taylor
you go here, you see this video... and you ask yourselves, do you want it hard enough.
this man is a storyteller at heart. his cmic is an intense one, really cool and i recommend it it is available for preorder, a voice in the dark. it is out in november. i don't usually promote stuf, rarely even my own, but i want to promote this because this man deserves it!
so stop looking for excuses, stop trying to find reasons why it cant be done, start working on ways to get it done.
you have one life... if you want to be a storyteller , be it! be a
HOW TO GET PUBLISHEDThis is an old piece I wrote and posted a while ago, but just recently people have been asking what my experiences were with regard to publishing and getting published - so here it is again, with a few new notes added about dA and Madefire!More Like This
This is a very honest view based on 27 years experience as a writer, artist and publisher. The point here is to try to HELP you go into the business enlightened and with open-eyes, knowing what to expect. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PUT YOU OFF! However, you should know that getting into comics is NOT easy - as too many people frequently imagine - and neither is it a glamorous 'rock-star' existence. It is hard work, as are all trades, and it should be treated as such. I see too many people despondent and badly hurt by their experience, and this can be avoided if you know what you are getting into right from the outset.
Getting into comics is something a lot of people want to know how to do, but there's a lot of questions you w
Ask the Art Professor: 60+ free art articlesI'm a professor at RISD, and I've written over 60 articles addressing everything from artist block, drawing techniques, art school, what to put in an art portfolio, to career advice. You can read all 60+ articles at this link: http://claralieu.wordpress.com/ask/More Like This
Critiques, When To Liten and When to IgnoreThis week I cover the in's and out's of giving and receiving critiques, how to give better ones and how to know when you've spotted a troll.More Like This
Bring your pitchforks ---E http://garretaj.blogspot.com/
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
7 story archetypes.Continuing my series on how story craft can help improve your art, this week I cover the 7 story archetypes.More Like This
At the very least it will make watching movies and TV more interesting.
Check it out http://garretaj.blogspot.com/
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!
Announcing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative GrantsMore Like This
At deviantART, we have spent the past 11 years building a place where artists can share and discuss their work and get inspired by the work of their contemporaries. A noble cause, for certain, but we would like to be so much more to our beloved community of brilliant creatives. Starting today, deviantART will also be a means of inspiration in an entirely new way with financial support for art.
On 3 month cycles, deviantART will accept applications from artists seeking to fund art-related projects. A panel called the Creative Grants Board will pick those projects that they believe will benefit particularly from a Grant and give those artists the support they need to make it happen. The lucky few who are chosen to receive Grants will also be given a beautiful accolade on their deviantART Profile Page to celebrate their succes
My favorite ART suppliesI get asked a lot what pens and pencils I use. So I thought I'd post an updated list of my favorites. I'm a big fan of trying new things, I'm always buying lots of different pens to try out and in my search for the best tools to use for creating comics Ive found these to work the best for my needs.More Like This
My number one question that others ask me is "What do you ink with?"
I use Kuretake brush pens. Here's a link to a sable hair brush pen that I love, it's the closest thing to a real brush I've used. It is pricey though. http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-40-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Refill/pd/3958
The less expensive version is the synthetic hair, http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-13-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Red-Body/pd/2661 this brush pen is similar to a Pentel brush pen. http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Pen-for-Calligraphy/pd/1793
The cool thing about these Kuretake brush pens is the refill cartridges have nice ink in them that I use, but if you find you don't like the
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…More Like This
Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!More Like This
Remember reading about Greek and Roman mythology in school? What about the folklore you’ve heard while camping or during bedtime stories? We’re challenging you to harness those tales of old and make a design for a t-shirt featuring mythical creatures!
Think about fantastical beasts renowned in folklore and myth -- unicorns, dragons, and other mythical animals that you’ve seen in films or books. Now, get inspired by those creatures and let’s see something awesome!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, we’re challenging you to design a t-shirt inspired by the world
Just Fucking Do It!Here's another old post relevant to our current thread:More Like This
When I was putting together my art book 'Dead Apes in the Snow', which is pretty much a retrospective and features a lot of my work that's up here on DA (and there's a free digital copy here: - www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/… ) I wanted to write something for aspiring artists that was honest, to the point, and not anodyne, with regard to how you get into the industry.
But the harder I tried the less true it seemed.
The reality is that there is no secret way in, you just - well - you just have to fucking do it!
This was the text that made it into the book. I know it sounds simple, and nothing is that easy (as the text says, it's a long, harsh and difficult road!) but there really is no easy answer, no fast-track into the trade. It's hard work, a bit of talent and a lot of luck.
Everything else anybody will
Favourite thingsFavourite things are amongst my least favourite things.More Like This
I'm not talking faving something on dA. After all that quickly becomes multiple things, not singular. No, it's the singlular best thing that bothers me - the inflexible, intransigent, and defining thing.
As a kid I went along with this kind of thing:
What's your favourite colour?
What's your favourite car/brand of jeans?
Who's you're favourite band/footballer/cartoon character?
Who's your best friend?
What's better: Pepsi or Coke?
What would be your best job?
"Who's your favourite artist?"
Or best of all from my son, Lorcan, when he was about 9 - "Dad? What's your favourite fly?"!??!
Ultimately what happens is that we start to genuinely invest in this kind of thinking. We carve ourselves, slowly but inextricably, into inflexible stone aspects of ourselves, eventually crushing many of the broader possibilities of what we might potentially be. We start to define ourselves by this narrow list of favorite t
Shedding the Inner CriticWe have to treat ourselves better.More Like This
Will we ever find that ease we dream of - the one where we wake, every day,
a bright vessel brimful of inspiration? Anticipating the siren-call of the canvas, so
magnetic in a way. Brushes and paint are drawn to it. We don’t have to think.
This art makes itself. We are a conduit, a mother-father of pigment children.
Yes - I dream of such things.
There’s not a day when I don’t consider this. Art has weight, and it weighs on us.
Our arms grow heavy even as we contemplate the first line. Fear is a big part of it.
Fear that we’ll be found lacking – not by others, but by the inner bully-child.
Younger, bitter selves that stand at our shoulders muttering obscenities and abuse.
“That is utter shit,” he/she says. “You’re wasting everybody’s time. Who gives a
crap about you? What good is this? Why are you still doing this? The world burns,
and melts, and children are kill
The evolution of an artistI'm a right pain in the arse as far as fans go. I admit it. I chop and I change, and if you're looking for a book that is consistent then you'd better not invest any time in me!More Like This
I'm only half joking. Case in point - 'Captain Stone is Missing...' (on dA here: www.deviantart.com/art/Captain…) may be, in my opinion, the best work of my career, but consistent it is not!!!
For me there are artists that are able to produce work that spans decades in a style that remains consistent, professional and inspired. I envy these guys enormously! Page one of 'Watchmen' drawn by my friend and personal hero Dave Gibbons looks to my eyes as if it was drawn the day before the last page of issue 12. It's an incredible achievement! But then there are artists like the equally brilliant Moebius who would change styles page to page, even panel to panel, depending on his mood, aspects of his life, or a suddenly fl
I got angry! Pt.2As I said - I got angry. Frustrated. And I see it a lot. How DO you get your work out there? How do you get seen?More Like This
Getting into comics is something a lot of people want to know how to do, but there's a lot of questions you want to ask yourself first. There is such a vast array of genre and sub-genre, technique, approach, and so on, that it's important to be clear where you want to go with your work at the outset – and you have to be REALLY honest and tough on yourself.
Do you want to draw:
If you're into the capes and tights and you want to go mainstream you're going to have to want it incredibly badly, as the competition is the most extreme I've ever known it right now. There seems to be more titles than ever - and with the digital revolution more people are capable of producing sleek, mainstream quality art - but right across the
I Got Angry! Pt.3I'm not an angry guy. I'm very mild-mannered. But there's SO MUCH I wish I had known up front, before I got into comics. There are rudimentaries that I'm kind of angry nobody clearly pointed out before I got in too deep.More Like This
Nobody tells you that in the mainstream, as an artist, you'll almost certainly be drawing stuff you're NOT prepared for, and don't really have any desire to do or passion for.
Are you hearing this? It's REALLY a big one:
You'll almost certainly be drawing stuff you're NOT prepared for, and don't really have any desire to do or passion for.
What does that mean? What are you saying Sharpie? How can that be right?
Well - and this is from experience - you won't generally get to draw or write the book you're most suited to.
Classic example: I've been trying to get a Conan gig my whole career - a book I'm so clearly suited to it's unreal, and pretty much every artist I know has said as much! - and yet, even after all this time (27 years
I Got Angry! Pt.4 (Furious Interlude!)I was wondering to myself if I was STILL angry about things, even after all these years - and honestly? I really am!More Like This
Actually - I'm f**king pissed-off!!!
You'll be hard-pressed to find an artist that isn't!
We're over a barrel. We're art monkeys. We're work-for-hire engines that spit out the creations of others as best we can, striving to gain enough prominence to sustain an ongoing living, dreaming of a legacy.
We face hatred, the bitter barbs of trolls, the cruel dismissal of subjectivity, unfair comparisons with our peers.
We have to navigate taste, culture, the need for relevance.
We have to beat our way past the legions of others after the same job.
We have to remain immune to the jealous mutterings of those that fall along the way.
It SUCKS being a part of the machine, the self-serving circle of an industry consuming itself because it doesn't know any better. It's stuck in an ancient cycle, a rotating dance that is literally going nowhere!
So yes. I'm f**k
I Got Angry Pt.5Something else to get a bit angry about...More Like This
If you GET a distribution deal, you'll be in the long shadow cast by the big companies, buried in a dark corner of a vast monthly catalogue.
If you have no marketing budget, then your only option is to hit message boards, FaceBook, indie-driven comic sites, and by getting hold of a list of the internet comics news sites – they're easy enough to find, you just have to Google them.
If you have created your own book, and your dream is to see it printed, but you have literally no funds and nobody is willing to publish it, there are other great options, such as http://www.lulu.com/blog/tag/print-on-demand/. Here you can upload your entire book having placed it into one of the templates they provide, and you can then order a printed, bound copy direct from them for the price you set for it. Print on demand is an incredible innovation, and like Amazon, they will list your book for anybody to buy, they'll eve
Botcon: The NovelizationHere it is folks: The Great Post-Botcon Memorial Write-Up,More Like This
or “What I Did At The Thing With The Robots”
I had fun, is what I did. Here’s the rundown. (Sit back -- this’ll be a while!)
I’d gotten a great deal on tickets, but it meant I left earlier and came back later than anyone else in the pal-posse. (It was also a great excuse to run away from home for as long as humanly possible.) I was far (faaaaarr) more organized and ahead-thinking than I usually am, but still those last-minute tasks kept me up hours later than I’d hoped, and between that and being FAR TOO AMPED TO SLEEP OMSP BOTCON!1!!, I’d done little more than doze, when the alarm went off at 4:00am. There’s always that concern when flying that you’ll have enough time to get through security. But it was a scant 20 minutes from the time Ironhide dropped me off on the curb, to my sitting down at my departure gate. So I had a whole hour to kill. Ah well. I fell a
Transformers Age of Extinction ReviewMovie Name: TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION (Spoilers! You have been warned!)More Like This
Movie Score: 4
Director: Michael Bay
Comments: A Reboot/Sequel to the original Transformers Trilogy (Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon), and despite its extremely long screen time, this show definitely pleases many Transformers fans both old and new.
Movie Plot: Five years after events of the Dark of the Moon, the Autobots have been branded fugitives and hunted down by a secret government agency known only as "Cemetery Wind". Cade Yeager, a robotics inventor living with his daughter Tessa Yeager bought a beaten up truck to scrap for spare parts, unknowingly activating it and the truck was revealed to be Optimus Prime. When someone tips off "Cemetery Wind" tracked down Optimus Prime and threatened to kill Cade and his daughter, they were forced to flee their home with Optimus Prime in tow. Meanwhile, a billionaire inventor working with "Cemetery Wind" agents are c
Manip Academy 5: Blending Modes and ManipsNote: This Manip Academy tutorial is from LadyEvilArts. It is not my work. Please direct any questions, comments, love, or gratitude her way. Thank you!More Like This
Blending modes and photomanipulations
Few words about most used blending modes (bm), how they affect the image (positive and negative moments).
First of all I want to remind about the option of creating layer filled with neutral colour for chosen blending mode. Holding Alt press icon "create a new layer", Photoshop will show you window like this:
Just select desired bm and check "fill with ... neutral color". Sometimes it's very helpful.
Second, when you use blending modes for toning for example, use option "new adjustment layer - solid colour" instead of filling new layer with bucket. Solid color doesn't increase size of your psd file as much as pixel layer does.
And third - brush, clone stamp, history brush, bucket/gradient, all these tools have option to select bm i
[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against FraudThis Journal is currently Under Revision.More Like This
Points have been brought to my attention that have caused me to need to revise this journal.
I am still digging around on my free time to see if I can find a way around this. I will update daily.
Please note that this is specifically for Artists who use Paypal to sell digital goods.
OK, so there has been many artists being scammed lately through Paypal with large chargebacks. If you have been hit by a chargeback recently please feel free to note me and I will try my best to help you out.
The rest of this journal is information on how to better protect yourself against scams, fraud, and/or chargebacks.
What is a Chargeback, and How do I protect myself from one?
So first we need to understand what a Chargeback is.
By filing a chargeback, buyers ask their credit card issuer to reverse an approved transaction.
Common reasons for char
My deviantART StoryIt all started a few years ago, with a single piece of art.More Like This
I can remember having seen digital art before, but it never really impacted me. The fact that it wasn't real, on paper, and I couldn't touch it, made it somehow distant to me. Yet, for whatever reason, this piece was different to me. I can still remember staring at it from the screen of my computer, not being able to grasp how someone was able to make art that flawless, pretty and beautiful. And how a person was able to express that much emotion with just a few brush strokes. Call me stupid, or naive. But I just could "get" it.
I think it was that piece of art that gave me a reason to try. Or more, a direction that I wanted to go in.
Before that time I was like a clueless wanderer. I've been writing a story for years. But I was basically lost in a maze of what I wanted or what I could do when it came to drawing stuff. My lack of skill and fear of failure got
Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.More Like This
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Advice and Common Cliches for Comic CreatorsAfter several years of being on this site, I've noticed several troubling trends with the comic and literature creators on here. The points brought up here are mostly comic related, but are applicable to written works as well. Contains mild profanity.More Like This
For beginners, no art program or drawing tablet is automatically going to make you a better artist. Think of them as tools, rather than tickets. Like learning any skill, it takes patience, persistence and dedication through any medium. Do not be discouraged by another artist's skill or age.Don't worry about your comic's artwork unless you are actually trying to sell your work. I've seen works where the creator was obviously artistically talented, but the story was terrible. The story should come first.Do not go for extreme detail if you cannot handle it. In the worst case scenario, you'd be stressing yourself out and will never be able to finish the comic.
Don't constantly redraw older pages of your comic.
PE: Profile Designing with CSS[deviantART related]More Like This
Want to learn how to make your page not just nice or pretty, but spectacular, unique, and all-around awesome? This article covers the newest stage in the evolution of profile design: Profile CSS.
Please keep in mind that this article is only for Premium Members who are not beginners to profile design. If this is your first time trying your hand at customizing your profile page, you'll probably find the following articles more helpful than this one.
Why use CSS?
Although setting up and learning to code CSS for your profile can be a hassle, there are a great deal of benefits to using CSS instead of only HTML:
Fonts: CSS allows for almost complete control over font styles, colors, and sizes (only limitation is that fonts must be Web Safe fonts or Google Fonts). HTML on DA is limited to only a certain n
The Unseen Stock - June (ll)More Like This
I hope you enjoy these underappreciated stock photos as much as I do!
If you like the journal please add it to your favourites so more people can see it
Pisqah Green Wizard 2011-05-24 67 by skydancer-stock Snow Princess Stock 3 by kayleeehall Little Wizardess Preview by RachgracehStock Tangled 2 by kirilee Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger 4 by PirateLotus-Stock
Did you know? (Authors and writers read this!!)Hi guys!More Like This
I recently discovered something very interesting. As I didn't know this, I thought some of you might also not know this, thus it could be helpful (even life changing) to share this info.
Did you know that the key to selling your book successfully, you need to start with the marketing process of your book months in advance. The ideal is to start with this before even start writing the book, but it will still be effective if you start a few months before your manuscript is done. You need to have a battle plan about how you're going to sell your book, before you are finished writing it. Here's a few articles on this marketing strategy that might help you make the difference between selling a thousand books and zero.
- Marketing Your Book
- Tips to Effectively Pre-sell your books
A reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding typesMore Like This
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b
The DeviantArt Community Turns 14More Like This
When you're young, your teenage years can't come soon enough. Thirteen was fun, but with a whole year as a teenager under your belt, you start to get perspective on what it means to grow up. You're not there yet, but the path ahead is clear and inspiring.
At 14, you start taking on responsibilities and testing out maturity, while continuing to reach for the stars and fostering the creativity that's such an integral part of your life.
DeviantArt's 14th birthday marks the ushering in of this new chapter. For the past year, we've gained perspective on where our journey should lead us next, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you and have you with us every step of th
Celebrate deviantART's 14th Birthday!More Like This
Fourteen years of existence marks a period of growth, change, and introspection — an era of creativity and emotion that leads to long-term personal and artistic development. As we celebrate deviantART's 14th birthday, we want to thank all of you for joining in on the journey of growth and development, from the deviants who have been here from the start to the deviants who are starting out their deviantART experience today.
How has deviantART helped you grow as an individual and/or as an artist? Tell us your story through an art feature Journal!
Visit the Write a Journal Entry pag
Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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Should I Quit DA????Well some people accuse me of being a tracer like Streled , Its-A-Beautiful-Day , milovanf and Republicgamer91. Well gem-53 and klgrl53 helped me out with them, thanks guys! Anyways, I have 11 watchers, witch is good but.... not much feedback. I mean klgrl53 , PaigeAsh , ProfessorAdagioMore Like This
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
When image must speak for the silenced voice
Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De
WeChat Emoticon Sticker WinnersMore Like This
Congratulations to the three finalists in the WeChat Animated Emoticon Sticker Challenge! The judges from WeChat were astounded by the ingenuity that was displayed in each entry. All three winners will receive $1,000 and had their entry exhibited in a billboard on the deviantART homepage.
Momo - There Is A Spider On the Floor
Transformation Challenge WinnersView Challenge ArticleOfficial RulesPrizesView EntriesSemiFinalistsMore Like This
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Transformation Challenge! The 25 semi-finalist entries blew away the Microsoft and Motherboard judges, but they worked hard together and came up with the three finalists. Each of the finalist winners will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, $1,000 USD, an all-expense paid trip to work with a featured artist, and have had their winning work f
Witches of East End ShareMore Like This
Based on Melissa de la Cruz's New York Times best-selling novel, Witches of East End centers on the Beauchamp family, where in season one sisters Freya and Ingrid discovered they are witches with ancient magical powers. With the help of their mother Joanna and Aunt Wendy, they learned how to cultivate their craft and work together to defeat unearthly enemies seeking revenge on their family, while keeping their abilities a secret from the town.
This season, with the portal to Asgard open, what comes through will forever change the lives of the Beauchamps. Darkness surrounds East End as a new stranger arrives. Joanna is still weak with poison in her blood as the Beauchamps search desperately for a cure. With the death of Penelope, Killian and Dash's warlock powers return. #DarknessIsRising
The Creative Team behind The Witches of East End want to participate with you in a v
Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsWatch depthRADIUSMore 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 ver
Introducing Improved CommentsWith over 1.5 million comments posted per day, deviantART's commenting system provides the backbone for fostering relationships across the globe. Whether mentoring one another, providing artistic support, or checking in with a friend, commenting is one of the site's most used and loved features.More Like This
To highlight this vital aspect of community interaction and provide more control around conversations, we’re proud to release the first in a series of improvements to comments.
The Featured comments option allows deviants to showcase the most meaningful or interesting feedback they’ve received — helping those comments stand out from the rest. When someone leaves a feature-worthy reply on one of your deviations, you can now highlight that comment from the pencil menu.
Featured comments on deviations are highlighted and denoted with a special label.
Whether it’s a flubbed
Epic PrankAnyone who knows me knows that I am the Queen of Halloween. Every year, I try to top myself with decorating, costumes, etc. Last year, I bought this Walking Dead zombie girl from the Spirit Halloween store; to date, she is my most expensive and favorite decoration yet. She's absolutely amazing! She's sound and motion activated so that when she hears or senses you, she'll start growling like a rabid dog and she'll chase you around. The more noise you make, the more persistent she is. But last year, I didn't really get the opportunity to try her out because we were moving, so I was forced to skip the Halloween festivities.More Like This
I decided that it was time to test out her scare-tasticness.
My hubby always comes home from work after midnight, so I pulled my Halloween stuff from storage early, and I set my zombie girl up on our front porch. I turned out all the lights, and I strategically placed her where he couldn't see her if the moon happened to shine just the right way, or if he decide
Wanna play a little game?Fujin and Raiden prefer THIS to fighting each other:More Like This
P.S. Requests are temporarily closed (until 9th September).
Thumper's Rule...and why it sucks.More Like This
I'M IN A BAD MOOD.
I've just been lectured by someone here on dA about the fact that my criticism of a certain policy was, in fact, "disrespectful of other people's opinions" and that i committed the terrible crime of "not recognizing the diversity of opinions."
Now, i want to point out that i wasn't being offensive, i wasn't being unreasonable, i was merely being decided. What happened was, i got blocked before i could contnue the discussuion and AFTER i had said that i was going to lave him be if he just asked. Really mature.
However, this isn't just about that one guy. I want this to be my answer to an ever-growing attitude which is apparently hardwired in many people's brains. What i can't stand about this person's argument, or lack thereof, was that he believed by criticizing someone else's position i wasn't recognizing the right to have different opnions. Let's take a closer loook at this statement.
By criticizing his argument, i wasn't recognizin
CLOSED 3000 Point Giveaway!!!!ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED. RESULTS WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY~More Like This
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Lord Raiden and II just wanted to share this with you guys because its just too damn scary.More Like This
Raiden has just been revealed in the new MK and im super excited about it especially since he is my favorite. Raiden became my favorite character in Big Trouble in Little China before any MK game. A few years later my cousin introduced me to Mortal Kombat in the arcade and told me "that lightning guy from Big Trouble In Little China is in the game and you can kill people" So Raiden immediately became my favorite MK character. Then I saw him on the side of the MK2 cabinet and lost my shit! Then when MK3 came out things began to get strange. Raiden was no longer a playable character so I had to choose a new favorite until he returned. So I chose Nightwolf mostly because both he and I are Native American, but what I didn't know was that he turned into Raiden with his friendship. You can imagine my excitement when I first saw that but it doesn't end there. I told some friends of mine wouldn't it be cool if Shang Tsu
SO. I saw the E3 footage of MKXMy thoughts? WELL, of course it's too early too tell, but DAMN, has it been a while since we got some new characters. AND, well, they seem to really put fourth some effort, trying to make them memorable, since that does seem to be a problem in the past MKs (after 3 or 4). If they're memorable, they usually suck, and if they don't suck as designs, they're forgettable. Now I'm not saying all the Deadly Alliance and Deception designs are bad, especially in 4 where some aren't memorable at all (like Reiko), like I do think Nitara is nicely design character and I do think she has potential, and of course a lot of people like Kenshi and Havik, including me. But yeah, mixed bags with the designs, AND THIS, well again are kinda weird. Which I like weird and surreal, and they might be taking the original plan of MK9 (or 8) where most characters will not return (which would be very sad). I think so far the wasp lady is my favorite, she kinda reminds me of the wrestler Goldust, whom is a badass iMore Like This
Devious Journal EntryA kool finding.More Like This
Kreepy kombatants are kreepy. :iconscaredplz:
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Mortal Kombat X Gameplay trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gEhY_OiNsc enjoyMore Like This
It looks beautiful, and goddamn at the violence at the end. Holy Shit.
Great that the characters are interacting which each other before a fight now, voice at the end seems to be Quan Chi
The new characters look strange but very interesting, a third new guy can be seen for a glimpse at the fatality
Some news about the just revealed Mortal Kombat X
- It is partially the sequel to Mortal Kombat 9 but also has brand new story parts
- Gameplay and Story Elements will be shown on the E3
- At least 2 completely new characters will be shown on E3
- Kratos, the guest character in the Playstation versions of MK9 won't return, seems there might be other Guest characters this time
- Boon also confirmed that Drahmin won't make a return
- Seems that X-Ray Moves are back and look even more brutal + have bone-splitting noises.
- There might be multiple versions of characters with the effect that they play different
Journey Phone/Key Charms!New item in my shop! Journey phone/key charms!More Like This
They are 1.5 inches tall and there is a Red Robe (with a cloth creature) and a White Robe! You can add a bell for free, just be sure to make a note when you check out! The material is a sturdy black acrylic.Shipping is also free! Please consider buying one, if not please help spread the word!
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