11/09/2015It has been a long year. Did a lot of artwork for commercial ventures, won some awards and accolades, did a bunch of home improvements that had me off of deviantart for quite a while.Well I hope be back on here for the winter months. Of course you can always email me or contact me on FaceBook too if you need to get to me.Recently it has been brought to my attention that people are using my artwork for their own projects, either for fun or commercially. You guys know that is not OK, but when I inquire about it, I have been told that they were found on Hubble Images/NASA etc and therefore were fair use. Well I am sorry to tell you they are not fair use. Anyone can download my artwork, ((which use to be Wallpapers, for PERSONAL USE ON A COMPUTER MONITOR ONLY,)) and then share it and tag it as Hubble and the search engines will not know the difference and will add it to Hubble images fooling anyone who is not conversant with the actual images. If you want FREE NASA Hubble images I
R.I.P Neil ArmstrongNEIL ARMSTRONGR.I.P ~ August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2012Today we mourn the loss of a true hero and icon of a generation, if not an entire century: Neil Alden Armstrong, former NASA astronaut and first person to set foot on the Moon, has passed away due to complications from cardiovascular surgery. Armstrong had recently turned 82 years old on August 5.I was 15 when he stepped on the Moon. I watched it on TV for hours on end. He was my Hero.
ART REMOVED!!!!!YAY! All of the merchandise with my artwork has been removed. I threatened the seller to report him to EBAY if he didn't remove them and he did... It was a lot faster than if I had to go through all of the hassle that ebay wanted me to go through. Plus if they close him down then he would be up with another account in no time. This way I can monitor him.Thanks everyone for all of your support! EDIT: People wondered why I stopped making wallpapers.....and why now when I do make art or a few new wallpapers, I watermark it. Because I caved in before and didn't watermark because everyone complained it ruined the wallpaper...even when I put a name or sig....now I have to put up with people ripping my artwork, posting it all over the internet without giving me credit, and even cropping off my sig when I did put one. It is frustrating to have to spend hours copying links for over 110 items because some asshole thought it would be cool to try and get away with stea
San Diego ComicConWell the ComicCon was fantastic! I met a bunch of deviants there and had a great time!I was interviewed for an article in 3dArt Direct magazine: The link to the magazine is here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/402855There was a great amount of entries for our latest contest. All were wonderful and we are always excited to have so much involvement from everyone. So after careful deliberation, your admins have decided on the 3 winners of inner-space's "Sol" Contest.....The winner of inner-space's "Sol" Contest is......DarinK!!! Big congrats for the winning submission "This breathtaking piece exhibited wonderful detail work." In second place was bloknayrb with "Fantastic work on the planet textures, which created a unique flare." [La la la la]And in third place was nehas91 with :thumb2992
San Diego Comic ConHey Everyone....If you are going to be at the San Diego ComicCon stop over and visit Space Command and see what all of the fans are clamoring about. I plan to be there too.There will be panels and autographs with actors like Amber Benson (Buffy alumni) and a bunch of major directors, writers and VFX people. So stop by and say Hi and get your Space Command posters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I was interview for an article in 3dArt Direct magazine: The link to the magazine is here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/402855There was a great amount of entries for our latest contest. All were wonderful and we are always excited to have so much involvement from everyone. So after careful deliberation, your admins have decided on the 3 winners of inner-space's "Sol" Contest.....The winner of inner-space's "Sol" Contest is......DarinK!!! Big congrats for the
Interview in 3d Art DirectI was interview for an article in 3dArt Direct magazine: The link to the magazine is here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/402855There was a great amount of entries for our latest contest. All were wonderful and we are always excited to have so much involvement from everyone. So after careful deliberation, your admins have decided on the 3 winners of inner-space's "Sol" Contest.....The winner of inner-space's "Sol" Contest is......DarinK!!! Big congrats for the winning submission "This breathtaking piece exhibited wonderful detail work." In second place was bloknayrb with "Fantastic work on the planet textures, which created a unique flare." [La la la la]And in third place was nehas91 with "Even with a blazing star, managed to create serenity"
BSG: Blood and Chrome TrailerTotally Badass Trailer for Battlestar Galactica's Cylon War Prequel, Blood and Chromeio9.comCheck out the amazing trailer for the new Battlestar Galactica prequel, Blood and Chrome. Following a young William Adama fighting in the first Cylon War.http://io9.com/5895080/totally-badass-trailer-for-battlestar-galacticas-cylon-war-prequel-blood-and-chromeNow that I am not a ^CV anymore, and considering I am coming up on 9 years here on dA, I decided to look through my favorites folder and see who was the first person who's artwork I faved. As of right now I have 20520 artworks faved.So the first person that I faved, was of all people, Mr-Frenzy... Odyssey Of Light W. Edition by *Mr-Frenzy :iconMr-Frenzy: back in June of 2004..So who was your "First Fave"????The Tick is coming to steal my hat "^" and replace it with a " ' " tick. What does that mean? It means that today is going to be my last day as a ^CV or Gallery Moderator as th
02-17-2012UpdateUpdatesE-mail me: Ali RiesWell Science Fiction and Space art is going strong and I find more artworks than I will ever be able to give Daily Deviations to.On my front page you can find a slideshow containing all of the wonderful artworks that have received D.D.'s over the last few months. I found that displaying them that way was easier and gave everyone a second chance at being viewed regardless of when they received them. I hope you agree and go and looks at all of that wonderful art.I want to thank all of the great deviants that suggest artworks, I couldn't do it without them.Send me suggestions for Digital Art or Traditional Art that is featured in the Space/Science Fiction (SciFi) galleries. Actually ANY gallery that has something that looks like Space or Scifi I will look at and see if I can give it a D.D.!!The same rules apply to giving Daily Deviations to these categories as they did for Wallpap
Year in RetrospectNovember of last year I finally got to become a ^GM/^CV Community Volunteer as they are called now. I was really jazzed that I finally could give DD's and write articles and do a lot of things for the Wallpaper Galleries that I always wanted to do. But a month later right before Christmas I found out that my only sister had Lung Cancer, putting a damper on the Wallpaper things I wanted to do. After all the years of waiting to be one it had to happen now, right when I was going to have to be away for months on end. Of course I wasn't complaining too much, after all my sister got the bum rap of having Cancer. In January I went down to Florida to live with my sister so I could help her get through Chemo and Radiation and all that entailed. While I was down there my father-in-law suffered a fatal heart attack AND a few weeks later my cat had to be put to sleep. Shit was happening left and right and amongst all of the doodoo a nice flower of positive
Depth of Field Tips for Flower PhotographyAnimals, Plants, & Nature Week Poppies in the BlueDaily Deviation 7/8/2015Hello! My name is Ruth, though I am commonly known as kayaksailor on DeviantArt. I have been a photographer for most of my life, adding up to more than a half century of taking photos! I made the official switch from film to digital in May 2007 (about the same time as I joined DA) after getting my first dSLR, a Nikon D100, at a yard sale. As I am rather fond of flower gardens and the accompanying insects, those are my primary subjects and will be my examples for this article. Personal taste will dictate your scenes! Today's article will discuss some Depth of Field tips for Close-up flower photography!First of all... What is a Close-up Photograph?We will begin with two simple definitions of what Close-
The Neglected Importance of the Online CommunityWhat is the Worldwide Online Community?The Worldwide Online Community is simply a group of people from a wide variety of countries and continents who come together to share their skills, experience, and/or love for a subject. Online communities are a fairly new faction and are not fully understood, their importance is neglected and may not reach their full potential until the next generation incorporates them more and more. It wasn't until the '90s that the Internet or World Wide Web really became a part of the culture, but in less then 20 years its impact has changed society from top to bottom. In order to really delve into the importance of the worldwide online community, one must first define what it is. There are hundreds of different definitions of what an online community is, but this statement is generally accepted throughout these definitions.Worldwide online communities are groups of people who join together on the Internet with a common int
Commissions (Closed)***(PLEASE READ) Rules / How to:***---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Nothing 18+, Fetish's or NSFW.2. Please be patience (If you would like to know how your commissions doing theirs a status on my page which tells you.) (If you don't see your name on the status within 2 days then please contact me.)3. Please READ all the steps on the widget when ordering your commission. 4. If you would like to pay with paypal then please note me.5. To pay for the commission please click on the BLUE widget box. DO NOT send points from the give button.6. With an extra character it will be double the points/money.What I can draw:Sonic oc/fc
Art4Love more like Art4ThieveHello guys, i come here with the purpose of letting you guys now whats going on out there and that you may not be yet aware of.On my inbox i found this journalhttp://alexgarner.deviantart.com/journal/Art-Thief-253270907soon afterwards i decided to go on and see what it was aboutread on it's not that longbut summary ishttp://www.art4love.com/these guys right here, have been stealing and selling many many many artwork from fellow deviants and selling them at outrageously high pricesit's almost like going through dA with less works but with prices through the roofhere are some exampleshttp://www.art4love.com/canvas_art/wall_art/productdetail.asp?productid=4228 from :icongenzoman:http://www.art4love.com/canvas_art/wall_art/productdetail.asp?productid=1758 from :iconartgerm:http://www.art4love.com/canvas_art/wall_art/productdetail.asp?productid=798 from :iconwen-m:and many many others that i can't quite recallbut i do remember some artworks there that i found firstly here on d
10 things to ask before you draw a Children's BookFind the original article here10 things to ask before you draw a Children's Book - Guest Post by Wilson Williams, Jr.Artwork copyright © Wilson Williams, Jr.With the growth in popularity of the e-book many authors are seeing a glimmer of hope and realizing that they can get their work out there without having to break into the velvet roped publishing house exclusive party. This means that you will begin to get even more solicitations from those authors looking for artists to bring visuals to their words.If you have a website or have done any degree of online advertising of your artwork, you have probably gotten an e-mail with a similar message as the title. If not, you will at some point. It's best to be prepared now. For those who have gotten it, nine times out of ten you aren't sure how to respond to it, what should you ask, how
Souloids: Light Lord [PART 1]I can't put any more new drawings here becauze editor won't save too big journal.So here is PART 2 Many drawings from here got moved there. soo-I have two universes/stories for nowOld Original Universe story with no nameand Alternative Universe story, which is this one named Souloids: Light LordThis Alternative Universe was inspired by one small dream I had in 6.11.2017.
Wallpaper DD's for the Month of July 2011July was an awesome month for Wallpapers. My helpers found some magnificent jewels. If you haven't seen these, please check them out and go give them some love. Sky Flower by bazikg Transcendence by Futurology Evening Melody by jim373 Summer Colors by SuicideBySafetyPin The white wallpaper 2560 by myINQI Neuron Spike Train by neutrix glass balls by xylomon Wild Smilies Wallpaper by DianePhotos :thumb111089435: Space War - Collab by QAuZ Some are Different by p-artcha Endoplasmic Tissue Red by submicron Forth July by CigsAce Kogalani by Arclight-17 Space War collab by Krzyzowiec PUMP by ekud wallpaper 62 magnetic fusion by zpecter