Just lost a friend to complications from brain surgery...
[FEATURE] A Matter of PerspectiveBeing able to see the bigger picture is essential to a well-lived creative life. In that respect, I hope you take a moment to reflect on the lessons of having a grounded perspective in your life as you take in these wonderful pieces. Enjoy!
To begin, I would love to introduce you to my personal friend (as in flesh and blood 'see you at Sunday brunch' friend) Mike. He's a poet and fiction writer and occasionally takes some interesting photographs. He's just joined us here on dA and I hope you'll all give him a warm welcome.
[FEATURE] In My Dreams......I walk on your water and leave footprints in the waves under these clear clouded skies...
I thought a robust elemental theme would be a good motif for this latest feature. Enjoy!
Link Dump - January 1stHere I am again, with another link dump for all you inquisitive minds out there who may not have loads of free time, like I do, to sift through the noise and filter down to the stuff that may be relevant. Enjoy!
Comics legend Stan Lee dead at 95: report
Mental Health Issues
Scientists Improve Mood By Stimulating A Brain Area Above The Eyes
30 Memorable Quotes from Carrie Fisher
The 8-hour sleep myth: How I learned that everything I knew about sleep was wrong
Scientists Find a Brain Circuit That Could
[Feature] Impressive ErectionsYou and your dirty mind...
I thought it might be fun to start my day with a feature on architecture by going through the galleries of my nearest and dearest to highlight some of their work in that vein, whether photographic or otherwise. Enjoy!
Scumdogs of the Internet.If there's one thing that should be readily apparent to any internet user in the 21st Century, it's that trolls are the scum of the universe. They rarely, if ever, have any relevant utility with regard to the internet and, if what I've read in certain books is true, they are anything but worthwhile human beings on the whole. It's no wonder then that they hide behind their internet connections when spewing their vitriol. I guess they just have an inherent awareness that they'd never survive an ass-kicking in the real world. As such, when these bottom feeders bite, I bite back, and I bite back hard in some cases.
This puts me in a bit of a tough spot because the language I often use to put these bits of scum in their place is very often off-putting to the other half of the internet - the bright-sided, let's-all-get-along, live-and-let-live wishful thinkers that unerringly want to sweep anything 'negative' under the rug and insist that it isn't still there. I can understand their unease a
Link DumpI have a nasty habit of filing away links that I never get around to reading but that I feel are of merit. In some cases, I do end up reading the article in question and then I file it away for later reference. In any event, I decided to go through my backlog and just post the more relevant links here for other people to read.
Mental Health Issues
This Person Explains Why Children From Abusive Families Analyze Every Single Detail And It’s Heartbreaking
25 'Harmless' Comments That Actually Hurt People With Mental Illness
11 Things Only Someone On Antidepressants Understands
10 Things People Do That Actually Mean 'I'm Thinking Ab
Wash Up, Folks. Wash Up. [feature]My good friend :iconsabz0r: decided to post some very interesting ink wash work recently and it reminded me of a little piece I did back in art school -
I wont pretend for a second, though, that I'm in the same league as her with regard to skill level, as you can see from these pieces -
That being said, I did enjoy the work I did back in art school and it's probably a shame that I didn't try to explore the medium further. Regardless, I thought it would be interesting to explore some of the other impressive ink wash (and related) work posted here on dA. Enjoy!
Let the Cream Rise to the TopIf I may be permitted a moment to point out the obvious – there is an absurd volume of crap here on deviantArt. At times it can be very disheartening to wade through this swamp of mediocrity. If it isn’t rank amateurs (who really need to learn the value of the expression ‘keep practicing’) seeking commissions for their significantly less-than-stellar artistic talent, it’s fan-artists regurgitating that same mundane pop-culture flotsam that has driven consumer culture for many decades. If it isn’t nauseatingly-adorable young cosplayers in sexy outfits, it’s severely untalented ‘people with cameras’ playing at being photographers by posting a thousand and one uninspired, yawn-inducing snaps of their cats, or whatever else they come across. If it isn’t vanity-driven young girls posting nudes to get attention, it’s misogynist assholes barely able to call themselves men posting nudes of young girls to feed some perverse
The DERE TypesExplained Tsuki Style.
These are all the dere's I know
If there are more, please tell me and I'll add on :3
Bakaderederived from baka, idiot and dere, lovey dovey
- A bakadere as the name implies is a stupid idiot in love, clumsy with the way they're in love, but super in love :3
Bodere: They lash out when embarrassed, and prefer fists over words.
Byoukidere: Usually very sweet and kind, but suffer from some disease (usually a fatal one.) They are often frail and weak in nature.
Dandere derived from silent, is simply a silent type
- Dandere is someone who doesn't talk, is shy and antisocial until the right person comes along, at that point they will talk and become more confidant.
- Daruderes are those who are nonchalant to those who they love, but they do express emotions, just usually show no interest in those who like them
Icon Contest [closed]
Hi. I'm running another contest.
I really need a new icon, an icon that I can probably use for a long time (for my YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuMhcz39FjIPeHgOEyChvcg?disable_polymer=true)
so!! why not hold a contest
-USE HIS NORMAL FORM, ignore the monster and past
-No pixel icons, it will ruin the quality on YouTube.
-You CAN animate it, but make sure that the first frame is the main frame, because most people won't be able to see the animation unless they see a notification of me pop up.
-You can do anything with it! Background can be anything, any color, I don't really mind.
-You can shade it, leave it flat, etc.
-Any form of art is allowed! Cell shaded, realistic, paper, lineless, ANYTHING!
-I'd prefer head shots (shoulder to head), but if you want to squeeze in something else, feel free!
-He can wear anything!!
-I don't really have a preference of how it should look. I'm happy with anything :>
People who take commissions/requests and TranslateIcon:
The Voice of AnimalsFor so many defenseless creatures, Hell is just on Earth
"Violence against human animals and violence against non-human animals are the two sides of the same horrible coin"
The content of these videos might upset your sensibility
What a shame for human beings! (editor's note)
(Behind the mask of civilization and progress it often lurks an abomination made of violence again
Block and spreadOKAY FIRST OF ALL READ ALL OF THIS!
AND SECONDLY ACTUALLY BLOCK HER BECAUSE IF YOU TALK TO HER YOUR A VICTIM OF HER HATE AND THIRDLY SHE DOESNT CARE ABOUT YOU GUYS WHAT SO EVER SHES USING YOU GUYS TO MAKE HERSELF LOOK BETTER SERIOUSLY ACTUALLY READ THE DESCRIPTION OF THE LIBKS I SEND YOU AND BLOCK HER CAUSE IF YOU TALK TO HER SHELL ATTACK YOU TOO
(A link someone wanted me to share is in this comment)
Share on Tumblr pls?
Okay so we got a hypocritical girl who spreads rumors about people that she doesn't like...
She is now claiming that none of this is true
well if it isn't you'd be okay unhiding your comments right?
oh and people I recomme
Variation 21. Introduction
40. 4:29 PM
41. Citric Acid
44. Two Roads
45. Two Guns
50. Breaking the Rules
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
61. Fairy Tale
63. Do Not Disturb
73. I. Can't.
79. FUCK [if this theme offends you you may do the alternate theme "Balk"]
81. Pen and Pap
Draw My OC's Win a Watercat! [Open]hey yall
its that time again lol
I'm here hosting another contest, this time with this beautiful watercat as the prize!
Rules + Characters to Draw
- Be kind to other participants! I don't want anyone being harassed or hurt, please be mindful of others' feelings!
- No premade drawings for this contest (things already drawn for other things)
- Can be digital or traditional, but digital is highly preferred!
- You can enter as many times as you'd like! <3
- Bases are not allowed! Your own artwork is good enough, please have fun with it!
- Nothing too inappropriate! Slighty gorey/sexually suggestive is alright but nothing too bad or something we wouldn't want a younger user to see c':
- Visual art only please! Not accepting literature.
- This will be judged on creativity! Have fun with your entries, make it interesting and fun to look at! Pixels, paintings, regular art, etc. all fine, but ha
Commissions - CLOSED- thank you!
- I accept points / paypal. I'll set a widget if you are paying with points. I'll give you my e-mail if you are paying with paypal.
- Please don't rush me.
- I have the right to deny any commission.
- I'll refund only if I haven't started on your commission.
- References without huge watermarks please!! ;-; it's hard to get the colors and markings right when there's a big watermark on it!!
| PLEASE FILL THIS FORMAT:
Type of Commission:
Other details: (optional, ex: I want the icons linked/separated )
|> Wink Pixel Icon (Base) 400 / $4
|> Pixel Icon ( not animated ) 500 / $5
Thank you so much for commenting!! Sadly, I won't be accepting any more trades now! All your art is amazing and so gorgeous, and I accepted as many trades, as I can complete in three months time.
I'm going to open art trades again probably after Art Fight!
Since I finished most of my black-ink art trades already, I'm uploading a new journal for designs and red ink illustration, as promised in the poll, bu