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Imaginary Giant by smashmethod Imaginary Giant :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 3 1 Into The Static by smashmethod Into The Static :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 3 8 Into The Static, Wallpaper, No Text by smashmethod Into The Static, Wallpaper, No Text :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 6 0 Into The Static, Wallpaper, Text Version by smashmethod Into The Static, Wallpaper, Text Version :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 3 0 From Nothing Comes by smashmethod From Nothing Comes :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 5 0 From Nothing Comes Poster, No Text by smashmethod From Nothing Comes Poster, No Text :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 3 2 From Nothing Comes Poster, With Text by smashmethod From Nothing Comes Poster, With Text :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 8 1 From Nothing Comes Wallpapers by smashmethod From Nothing Comes Wallpapers :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 12 7 Delayed Reaction by smashmethod Delayed Reaction :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 26 5 See It Take Me So by smashmethod See It Take Me So :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 27 7 Run Your Jewels, Round 1 Piece by smashmethod Run Your Jewels, Round 1 Piece :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 27 3 Fh_Hyperbole Font by smashmethod Fh_Hyperbole Font :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 96 18 Lord Of The Shrooms by smashmethod Lord Of The Shrooms :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 49 9 Approach The Infinite by smashmethod Approach The Infinite :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 19 9 Approach The Infinite, Poster, No Text by smashmethod Approach The Infinite, Poster, No Text :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 87 6 Approach The Infinite, Poster, With Text by smashmethod Approach The Infinite, Poster, With Text :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 26 7

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The ''3D Makes Me...'' Contest Winners
Well, after much anticipation, the end of the "3D Makes Me..." contest is here.  For those of you unfamiliar with this contest, deviantART members were asked to create a piece of artwork using at least 1 3d medium to express one of the six core emotions: Love, Joy, Anger, Surprise, Sadness, & Fear.
From all of the submissions that were entered, only 3 could win the prizes, of:
First Place...  Mimic Pro
Second Place... Platinum Club Annual Membership
Third Place... $50 DAZ Voucher
So, without further ado, your winners are:

"Music," by Exhale-NL
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The Wireframe Manifesto, Issue 01
Starting this month, I will be doing a monthly feature of five works from five different artists you may have missed while browsing the 3d gallery in a piece that will be known as The Wireframe Manifesto.  Well, let’s get this thing started by showcasing some work, shall we…
:iconAlfredsson: Featured Artist 01, Alfredsson

:iconCanisLoopus: Featured Artist 02, CanisLoopus

:icond0rn: Featured Artist 03, d0rn
simp1: angulaire by d0rnnoko by d0rnsymposis_ by d0rnsaz-f by d0rnbot5 by d0rn
:iconeighthdecay: Featured Artist 04, eighthdecay
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The '3D Makes Me...' Contest
The 3d Gallery is proud to announce the "3d Makes Me..." contest!
The rules to this contest are pretty simple.  You pick one of the six main emotions (outlined below), and depict it the best way you see fit, using at least one 3D medium.  This "at least one 3D medium" means that some portion of your final product must have been generated from a 3D program of your choice. It can be from Bryce, DAZ Studio (free!), 3d Studio Max, Cinema 4D, Rhino... it doesn't matter.  Just make sure that there is at least one element in your final product which came from a 3D program (if in the final product it is hard to tell where your 3d element is, please identify it in your description).
The six main emotions you may choose from are: Love, Joy, Anger, Surprise, Sadness, & Fear.
These were chosen as pretty much every emotion you can think of would fall under one of these main six.  For example: Happiness = Joy, Rage = Anger, Disappointme
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3D Gallery Restructured, The New System And You
Well, after much conferring with users, and multiple revisions of the structure, we're proud to announce that the 3D Gallery has successfully been restructured.  
The old system, which was based around the type of work:
examples: Character >> Preview, or Vehicle >> Rendered
has been abandoned in favor of the new system, which actually categorizes the work:
examples: Character >> Male, or Vehicle >> Futuristic.
So, from this point onward, all submissions will go through the new structure, which will hopefully make the 3D Gallery a lot more viewer-friendly, in terms of keeping things organized, and correctly categorized.  The five main categories have been kept (Abstract, Characters, Objects, Scenes, & Vehicles), while all new subcategories have been added. A full overview of the new structure can be seen below:
:bulletgreen: Abstract</b>
:bulletgreen: Characters</b>
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Tal by antiheroe Tal :iconantiheroe:antiheroe 136 32 The Wind Began to Howl by dmbgal07 The Wind Began to Howl :icondmbgal07:dmbgal07 79 98 whimsy by jspsfx whimsy :iconjspsfx:jspsfx 146 40 Three by JamesTu Three :iconjamestu:JamesTu 124 36 Autumn by Floriandra Autumn :iconfloriandra:Floriandra 1,682 154 10.01.06 by sasebo 10.01.06 :iconsasebo:sasebo 19 11 Blooming of the Fruitless by digitalshock Blooming of the Fruitless :icondigitalshock:digitalshock 130 51
Seasons of 3D contest extended!

The Seasons of 3D contest has been extended for another month!! Get your submissions in now for a change to win some great prizes!
THEME // The four main seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter, & Spring.)
INSTRUCTIONS // Deviants from around the dA sphere are asked to make a piece which represents at least one of the four main seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring), using at least one 3d medium in the basis for their submission. This means you're allowed to use any other means and methods for your work, but at least 1 element in your piece needs to be easily identifiable as coming from a 3d program in some way (ie: from 3d Studio Max, Cinema 4D, Rhino, Bryce, Blender, Lightwave, Maya, Vue, Poser, Terragen, etc...). Then when you post your submission, place it in the Contests >> Seasons of 3D section, and simply mention which season you're attempting to represent in the description, so that your submission will be eligible for judging.
JUDGES // Your ju
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copy.print.cut.paste.GEISHA by ladysnowbloodz copy.print.cut.paste.GEISHA :iconladysnowbloodz:ladysnowbloodz 64 38 PINS MANIA by ladysnowbloodz PINS MANIA :iconladysnowbloodz:ladysnowbloodz 168 186
Making Daily Deviation Suggestions
The purpose of Artist Relations is to strengthen the community spirit as well as network with fellow artists so that we may bring outside opportunities to you and help you to hone your skills.
The Gallery Directors are your goto people in respect to your galleries.  They are the people you make gallery suggestions to, ask questions about your specific genre, or seek knowledge from.
In an effort to improve communication and interaction between the community and the Artist Relations department we have disabled the email address and now ask that you note or email the appropriate gallery director or staff member with your daily deviation suggestions.
Please note that all Gallery Directors have (name) email addresses.
Please consult the list below to determine who to contact:
Gallery Directors
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Imaginary Giant
I'm starting a YouTube channel for educational children's videos, and the first group of 3 are up -- Learning to Count To 10 both forwards and backwards. I've already got my son yelling "Bye, Darwin!" at the TV, which feels pretty cool. Any likes/comments/subscriptions on YouTube would be greatly appreciated to help me get it off the ground!

Check them out here:…

AI Tut, Using HSB To Edit And Generate Colors

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 5, 2013, 7:04 PM

In this week's tutorial I cover how to use the HSB color mode in Illustrator to modify and generate families of colors when making an illustration. It's similar to RGB and CMYK, but many people don't know it's there.

Using HSB To Edit And Generate Colors

Journal History

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`smashmethod exemplifies the path of the righteous Deviant. His selflessness, evinced by his tutorials, resources and patient comments is only outweighed by his talent and humility. In a world that is becoming increasingly about taking, it is refreshing and heartwarming to see someone who is so predisposed to giving. `smashmethod sets a wonderful example for all to follow.
-awarded January 2006


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b33lz3bub Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
LexisSketches Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day!
brooklynpage Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used some of your stock here:
kaiti-sukai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Something Beautiful is still my phone's wallpaper. I hadn't realized how old it was! I remember when you first published it and I've been following you ever since. Keep up the fantastic work! I always look forward to new pieces (especially the Mario ones).
smashmethod Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! I'll try, though making things is more of a time issue than a creativity one...
prologuetheory Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Glad you are still doing what you are doing Mr. Meyer. Never stop being outstanding and inspirational. <3
smashmethod Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Been a long time, good to hear from you. Hope you're still kicking at it.
EmpathicDesign Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Artist
I have to confess: For nearly a decade i have been watching your art and deviations.
Since high school i have seen so many fantastical and unbelievable things you have made.
I even believe it was seeing some of your art that got me into DeviantART.
I love your work and i cannot wait to see what you put up next!.

smashmethod Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, it means a lot to know there are people who have stuck out the ride along with me. Including the long stretches where I never get anything done :)
EmpathicDesign Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Artist
It was a pleasure, waiting just brought anticipation as to what you would do next.
I remember the first art i saw by you:Don't Play With Bombs Again 2.
Did you ever make an image of a hammer breaking the ground?.
smashmethod Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I did indeed: [link]
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FDeco Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Hi !

Congratulations on your art and music, this all impressive !
I was wondering if I could use your "We seem to misplaced our igloo" picture for a 404 page for a personal website. Of course full credit will be given to you (and a link to this deviantArt or other resource you wish me to point out).

Thanks, cheers.

smashmethod Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Strange you would ask, as this image was originally made for that specific purpose for one of my websites many years ago. However, I'd prefer if you didn't as I've just been burned by doing so too many times in the past.
FDeco Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Allright, thanks for the quick reply.

Keep up the awesome work, it's too good to browse DA like yours.


Lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Merry Christmas! :santa:
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