SunburstEight in the morning and my shaved headburns tan with summer, eighty-five degreesof heat and separation, and the airconditioner has conditioned me to roll the windows down my hand against my sweat-drenched forehead and my eyes at the cars around me.Perspective tells me I should be glad the car works.The migraine tells me I should murder everyone.Pigeons on a nearby traffic sign are playing their usual game of "which car is best to crap on, and how long will that crap sizzle before it dries", and I'd feel bad for that Lexus under them if he hadn't cut me off two miles back.The pigeons hav
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 RubiksPhoenixmondo : wreck-it ralph by strongstuffStay Sweet by NillaKiwiWRECK-IT Hulk and FIX-IT Thor by jey2dworldVanellope doll by annie-88Deco Ralph by SMachajewski
The Day You Drowned- to Oswaldo, my first friendI could hear the ocean that morning, somethirty miles from the coast, in that waythe waves always break down without anyonearound to see the waves break downand it made no sense that I would waketo the sound of the waves breaking down thatmorning, but there I was, awake, oceanin my ears, and alone. I learned what happenedmuch later, bike tire treading water at ourpark, a sign hung in the rain. You werealone, skirting, dancing with the shorethe way you always would, the way you always diduntil then, when the ocean danced with youand led you onward, your favorite music withyour favorite partner leading you on, foamstepping forward, you stepping back. Whenthe false step happened, the ocean cradled youbecause you were its favorite partnerand it never wanted to lose you, to be leftalone. You, being gracious, went along.The ocean was in my ears this morning. I hopeyou're still dancing in the ocean's arms.
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. :3I promised a feature...almost a month ago now I'm getting really bad at this I'm sorry in celebration of 5 years on dA for me, so here are the works that were linked to me to feature! Yo
Favorite thing in my inbox recently.Happy Thursday, everybody.
crooked kissesAn old man sits at a bus stop,his ragged clothes soakedthrough to his creaky bones.He grips his beggars cuptightly, but instead of coins itoverflows with rain water.Passersby pass by withoutgiving a second glance, briefcases clenched in swinginghands, Bluetooth plugged intotheir ears. A little girl dressedin pink polka dots prancesto his side. Her mouth movesquickly and his takes time toform words. She giggles,drops coins into his cup, andgives him a kiss on the cheek.He laughs a crooked grin.
PrincessItty bitty toes in black combat boots,her giggles fill the house.
InchoateA billowing mouth, floweringlike a fist;daughter-child,crimson cheeked &sparrow boned—I keep your heart in my p(s)alms.
Pimps and Whoas - January 7, 2015Official dA News Boldly Facing the Future Celebrating Deviousness - January 2015 DeviantArt Mobile App Now AvailabledepthRADIUS You May Say I'm An Artist 2015 DeviantArt Calendars Ant-Man's Giant Sized Secrets
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! 2015
Hall Of Fame ( 28 - August 2012 ) Before talking about the features, I want to present something briefly.For those who still care and who would like to make a change insomeone’s life, you are free to share your ideas concerning our projectcalled The "Think About It" Project. Your opinion counts! And no, we are NOTexpecting donations of any kind etc. , because this project isn’t based on any financial principle.Details can be found on the official updated website: www.thethinkaboutitproject.com . Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware ofthe fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and beingsuggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.:bulletblue
6:03 a.m.I was born ona rainy Saturdayafternoon; typical.little did I knowthat was theday the Earthcried for me.and my impendingdoom, because doctorsdon't write things likewill suffer fromsevere depression;become addictedto alcohol, drugs& die at a young ageon your birth certificate.
we're alone.i want to drive pulsesinto your fractured ribcage,make my words resonatein your hollow vessels;heavy enough to sink eventhe sturdiest of ships.(and we both know you can't float.)but inject me into yourchoking streams, and i'll gladly showyou the meaning of 'alone'.
In This Black hole Finalehe was just one ofthose poetic nightmaresthat made my words spilldown the pages.you're just oneof those poemsthat won't commitsuicide.
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
Spirited Away Director Hayao Miyazaki Is Retiring
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 ProcessThere 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? Sta.sh Features Sta.sh Writer Sta.sh Muro Upgrade Sta.shWhat 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, & StoreDrag and drop multiple files at one time quickly and easily. Submit immediately to deviantART, or take time to customize or enha
Epilepsy Awareness Day March 26th 2013The Purple TruthMarch 26, known to the epileptic community as Purple Day, is a day to promote understanding and teach others the signs of epilepsy and seizures. As one of the most common neurological conditions in the world, directly affecting 65 million people globally, and with 1 out of 10 people having suffered a seizure in their lifetime, this condition has a real presence in our lives. What is epilepsy though?Epilepsy is defined as a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. Normal brain function is made possible by millions of tiny electrical charges passing between nerve cells in the brain and to all parts of the body. When someone has epilepsy, this normal pattern may be interrupted by intermittent bursts of electrical energy that are much more intense than usual.A seizure, a symptom of epilepsy, occurs when a brief, strong sur
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
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
Valentine's tankawinter morning sunshines brightas the smileI hope you sharewith me