winter morning sun
as the smile
I hope you share
With a name like scrotumnose...If you're not familiar with Dave Alegre's work, the title of this article probably caught you off guard. scrotumnose's gallery is one of my personal favorites on deviantART, featuring a great combination of unusual and interesting character designs, as well as detailed fan art, all in an easily recognizable yet entirely unique style.
View Dave's Full Gallery
The Day You Drowned- to Oswaldo, my first friend
I could hear the ocean that morning, some
thirty miles from the coast, in that way
the waves always break down without anyone
around to see the waves break down
and it made no sense that I would wake
to the sound of the waves breaking down that
morning, but there I was, awake, ocean
in my ears, and alone. I learned what happened
much later, bike tire treading water at our
park, a sign hung in the rain. You were
alone, skirting, dancing with the shore
the way you always would, the way you always did
until then, when the ocean danced with you
and led you onward, your favorite music with
your favorite partner leading you on, foam
stepping forward, you stepping back. When
the false step happened, the ocean cradled you
because you were its favorite partner
and it never wanted to lose you, to be left
alone. You, being gracious, went along.
The ocean was in my ears this morning. I hope
you're still dancing in the ocean's arms.
The Art of Wreck-It RalphReleased to theatres in North America in November 2012, Wreck-It Ralph has gathered a solid fanbase of young and old alike, reaching out to lovers of arcade and video game alike in a way that no other animated film has managed to accomplish. Because of these features, as well as an unusual, engaging (and massive!) roster of characters, artists have been drawn to the film, creating incredible works in a variety of styles and bringing more life to an already vibrant cast and story.
Wreck It Ralph Pacman Chase Canvas Painting by RubiksPhoenix
mondo : wreck-it ralph by strongstuff
Stay Sweet by NillaKiwi
WRECK-IT Hulk and FIX-IT Thor by jey2dworld
Vanellope doll by annie-88
Deco Ralph by SMachajewski
Only YouHi everyone!
I've gotten a lot of new watchers in the past few weeks, likely because of the site updates and such, but while I am a staff member here, I'm also a guy who enjoys getting to know people. So I figured I'd say a bit about myself, and then you can tell me some stuff about you, sound good?
My name's Trevor, and I work in the Product Marketing department here at dA. I'm short, chubby, easily amused, pleasantly surprised, generally cheerful, prone to wearing hats of all sorts, a fan of monkeys (particularly silverback gorillas), and by and large addicted to the internet. I go by lots of nicknames, though around here I'm generally just called monkey. If you've got questions, you're more than welcome to ask. :3
I promised a feature...
almost a month ago now
I'm getting really bad at this I'm sorryin celebration of 5 years on dA for me, so here are the works that were linked to me to feature! Yo
crooked kissesAn old man sits at a bus stop,
his ragged clothes soaked
through to his creaky bones.
He grips his beggars cup
tightly, but instead of coins it
overflows with rain water.
Passersby pass by without
giving a second glance, brief
cases clenched in swinging
hands, Bluetooth plugged into
their ears. A little girl dressed
in pink polka dots prances
to his side. Her mouth moves
quickly and his takes time to
form words. She giggles,
drops coins into his cup, and
gives him a kiss on the cheek.
He laughs a crooked grin.
InchoateA billowing mouth, flowering
like a fist;
crimson cheeked &
I keep your heart in my p(s)alms.
To the one I forget to loveSunshine girl,
your feet are itchy for the miles
between your sighs
and hunger scratches
at your throat
but you have a smile
that swallows oceans
and your heart
into the Marinia Trench.
this heaviness in you
is a dandelion
coming home to rest
Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!!
projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas!
How it Works
projecteducate started with purely CV run weeks. Those were weeks focusing on a specific art form brought to you by your lovely Community Volunteers. As well as these epic seven days of awesome, we've now introduced two more themes which run on a bi-monthly basis. Those are Community Weeks, which include articles from members of the dA community - and Artist Toolbox Weeks which include a mixture of articles focusing purely on the 'tools' of the trade. If you're interested in either please note projecteducate!
Project Educate - The Schedule of Weeks!
November 3rd - November 9th
random ass feature 13!I was about to make a Friday the 13th joke and realized it's not Friday anymore, and it wasn't the 13th anyway >
Close to Announcing Great ResolutionObviously we don't intend to leave you hanging!
Due to halloween some pretty key folks are trick or treating with their kids and stuff this evening so I couldn't publish a really terrific resolution to the Journal issues we've been having until tomorrow. Family comes first folks!
I can say the following with confidence: Everything everyone wants, with the added benefits that come with the deviations platform will be released very soon.
In the meantime, enjoy the really crazy journals showing up in the footer.
Oh, btw, because of the new Journal portal we learned we were having a bit of a spam issue, with a few bots posting to the network mostly to spike their google pagerank. Which is silly because we've set the pages to be ignored by the google spiders... so what these spammers are doing is all for nothing. But we'll root them out within a couple of days as well and ultimately really clean deviantART up.
For the record.... the community is using Journals at a much higher r
My Prompt Journal (Lit Community Experiment cont.)Hello All and Welcome to 2013!
Not that many people have picked up on this yet! Come on guys, lets get involved
(Original Gif too trippy for words!)
I hope everyone had a lovely break and are fully in the swing of the New Year!
Now this journal isn't a personal one, despite the title- in fact it is a journal I am challenging all of you to write and all of you to help others write. At this time of year, we've made resolutions and I expect half of you have included "write more" as one of those resolutions. This experiment is to help you fulfil that resolution so by 2014 you are sat here feeling achieved.
Prompts. Prompts are awesome. Why are they so awesome- because they get you writing! There are times when you feel unmotivated, wanting to write but not sure what to writ
Transformers Fan Book ProjectEDIT
Well, things are being pushed back a bit for two reasons:
1. I'm being told I need MORE responses from fans to add to the book, so please spread the word and if you haven't sent me yours yet, please do so.
2. As I am self publishing, I need to purchase the ISBN ($100) to get the ball rolling and get the book available globally through Amazon.com and Barns n Noble.com, as well as in a registry for brick-and-mortar stores to pick up my book and sell it. So it's going to take a little time to pull the funds together.
The book itself is finished, save for more responses from fans. Once I have what I need and the book is in publication, I will post a photo of the book itself with links to where you can purchase it. All moneys earned from the sale of this book will go towards publishing future novels and other books.
The idea has evolved into a project I wish to do for TF fans world wide. Even my 62 year old mother got in on it and I introduced
Groups: DeviantART RelatedGroups
Many Groups exist on dA....
This article series aims to feature a selection of groups you may be interested in.
You can deviantARTcommunity with your suggestions.
:iconcommunityrelations: :iconhq: :iconpremiummembers: :icondevbug: :iconfella: :iconcommunityops: :iconui: :iconprintscommunity: :iconarthistoryproject: :iconstockproject: :iconcontests: :icondt: :iconprojecteducate: :iconcreative:
:icondeviantart-related: :iconloveda: :icondevioussuggestions: :iconfreepm: :icondeviant-contests: :iconshikharsportal: :iconnewsportal: :icondaseniors: :icondevnews::iconda-dictionary: :icondeviant-mentor: :iconcommunity-projects: :iconlife-on-da: :iconstaffappreciation: :iconiterators: :icondacipher: :iconseniormentors: :iconsolutions
Coming Soon: A Unified Submission Process!We're always trying to improve the deviantART member experience. While many of our site upgrades are taken directly from community feedback, every once in a while we (administrators) need to trust our instincts. For many years, our gut was telling us that submitting content to deviantART was becoming bloated. Not only was it confusing for new deviants, but we found that there was redundancy in the systems as well as the content. We needed a fix. We made a fix. And it's coming soon!
A Unified Submission Process
There will soon be a single system to submit all content. What's that mean? Well, all new content (including deviations, journals, group blogs, and news articles) will be be submitted from a single page. So, you will have a single publishing platform, and you will be able to decide where it should be posted -- whether in your journals, news, or gallery. This page will have a snazzy WYSIWYG editor, allowing for rich editing of your posts.
WIN: A copy of Adobe Master Class: Illustrator[Edit]Just over a day until this closes! Remember to read the rules, if you don't follow them all/aren't eligible, you can not has book goodness![/Edit]
Firstly, thank you so much for your birthday wishes, I appreciate it - although let's not acknowledge that I'm getting older mkay?
So let's get down to it... I've been given a load of copies of my book Adobe Master Class: Illustrator and I've recently given one away via my Facebook page (ps: go likie!) and I'm planning to do the same here! Read on to find out more...
All you have to do to enter is to be devwatching me (well dur that's how you're reading this!) and leave a comment and +fav! I'm going to be randomly picking which person wins, so what you leave as a comment is up to you, as long as it's a positive comment! Let's make this a good, positive event!
Here are the rules:
1) You must be devwatching me
Introducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer! Tweet
What is Sta.sh?
What is Sta.sh?
Sta.sh is deviantART's new upload and submitting platform, home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in-between. It provides you with an area to place, organize, and perfect your artistic workings to submit to deviantART and beyond. A suite of features all in one, Sta.sh is here to make your online life a whole lot easier.
Drag & Drop, & Store
Drag and drop multiple files at one time quickly and easily. Submit immediately to deviantART, or take time to customize or enha
Boosted Boards Best Thing Since Hover BoardsSo it's the year 2013 just about, and we don't have hover-boards yet. I'm just as bummed as you. But there's great news, because at least we have Boosted Boards!! This kick-ass project got kick-started with $450,000+ and my buddy Garry Tan over at Y Combinator got me an intro after I rode his beta-model. I'm such a fan...
Here's me riding the new model, Garry will be so jealous I got to ride it first! These long boards have the goods to hit 20+ mph up hill!!! If the limiters were off they could hit 60mph, but I felt really safe on this thing. It's so smooth and easy to drive... I haven't skateboarded in over a decade and look how easy I make it look!
Meeting Sanjay (CEO) and his co-founders M
Free For All Friday: DRAWTOBERJust 10 more days until we start DRAWTOBER.
A 30 day drawing challenge, hosted by Autodesk SketchBook!
It's for fun, to improve your skills, and to get to know everyone in the SketchBook Community!
Here's the skinny:
- Watch the account ~Drawtober.
Each day in October, a blank canvas will appear with a creative prompt, like this.
Nobody knows what the prompts are until the morning of!
- Take this blank canvas, download it, and draw the prompt.
Use your imagination. Go crazy. Do you create a literal interpretation, or do you see the prompt in a different way?
- Upload your finished prompt to your own DeviantART account, and submit it to the Autodesk-SketchBook group.
All the submitted entries will go in
:La: PLZ |PlzCatalogThis is official PlzCatalog group's PLZ listing. Visit our page to find more lists.
If you know more or spot any errors please send us a note or comment below.
A request...As many of you know, I play percussion in a local community brass band. We recently made history when we competed in the Regional Championships and won our section -- then later on in the day, our Intermediate band (which is mainly made up of young players and people returning to playing after a long break) competed and won their section too. This is a unique achievement in the history of banding and we're really excited by it.
Winning the Regionals means we have been invited down to Cheltenham, in England, to play at the Nationals in September. The Senior band are also competing a the European Championships in May this year, which is a huge accolade for us.
Attending the Nationals is going to cost in excess of £9000, and therefore it's a mammoth fundraising task for us - but we are determined to do it. I've set up a fundraising page for the band for anyone who wants to support us reaching such a prestigious event. If you want to be part of such a unique event in the
Communities rely on Pillars made of HeartCommunities of all kinds are held up by pillars made of heart. Typically embodied by people who let the weight of their community rest on their shoulders, willing to let life be life. Sometimes it hurts, and sometimes it's comfortable. Regardless, the result is a halo that surrounds all participants in a community. The healing light of being mothered, fathered or cared for.
These are very special people who take this role in your community. Maybe this person is you. In which case, please be you today, and every day. Because you are very important.
For the rest of us, we all know who the pillars are that hold up the communities that we care about. We all know the value of what they do, especially when we stop to think about it.
There is nothing in life that I have ever found a deeper admiration for than people who take on this role. Pillars of Community. When a human being digs their heels in, claims territory and begins to show Love towards a group of people, they begin to embody