there it goes....well, i've been here and poking around in the backlogs of things...my inspirations run high, but my energy low. I don't manage to get much done these days, aside from work. I wish i could say i was doing fabulous and turning it all around, but... that's not the way it goes.So...with this, i will sadly be saying goodbye to my premium membership for a while. I went on a binge of donating points and memberships and didn't even realize i had my own membership expiring.Maybe i'll learn how much i loved it while i don't have it, and i'll be more grateful for having it once i can again.anyway....i'll be poking around a lot more... silently watching from the dark corners. Keep it gruesome out there!
Can You Spare Some Points?Hey guys..i've recently taken over at the :iconda-morgue: and have just discovered that we lost our super group status.I had no idea we were that close to losing it.AND..of course, it comes at a time when i have barely any points to put towards the 4000+ points needed to get our membership back.If you have a few points...doesn't matter how small....would you consider donating it?? i will have a large journal feature done showcasing all of the donors that put forth points.Thank you so much, even for just reading and considering donating.
AND THE WINNERS ARE.....First Winner: :iconjcdow3: more work by this talented artist Second Winner: :iconnitchwarmer: check out his gallery...here are a few samples!!! quite the artist Third Winner: :iconalan1828: a few samples from his gallery as well:VAMPIRE DIARIES by alan1828ANONYMOUS LUST by alan1828and honorable mentions to the other 3 entries, which were all very well done as well!!!by the lovely :iconinnsmouthfishwife:by :iconnania-d-vann:by :iconthechimeradoll:
LAST DAY.Today is July 1. which means ALL entries for my little contest ( http://jaded-ink.deviantart.com/journal/EXTENDED-I-m-giving-away-900-POINTS-373339827 )are due in today by midnight.thank you to everyone who entered. I appreciate the time you took to create something for me. later this week, i'm going to feature all the entries, and next week i will announce the winners. All of you did a wonderful job, and i couldn't have asked for anything more than this. You really helped raise my spirits.
EXTENDED!!!!! I'm giving away 900 POINTS!I've got some new stock up...well, newish.i want to see something awesome. i'm depressed and tired of the world, so i want to make a happy spot for someone.there are 900 points up for grab.tell you what you have to do? sure. take my stock. do something with it. send me a link in my notes.sound easy enough?there will be 3 winners.... i hate that whole 1st, 2nd, and 3rd thing...so instead of one getting better than the other, here's the deal...points will be separated out equally between top 3 entries... the judging will be done by more than just myself, i'll update that as i go along. unless i get like 2 entries...and then, why bother at all? I'm leaving the contest open for an entire month, so entries are due in JUNE 23rd. that gives some of you procrastinators and perfectionists time to get stuff in to me. I will have all winners announced by july 1st. If I dont get volunteers to help judge, I might run a poll for popular vote.EVERY ENTRY GETS A FEATURE, AND A LLAMA!TOP 3 ENTR
wanna lend a hand?I've been invited to be a feature artist during our towns "art walk"....how can you help? Go to my gallery and tell me which of my works you like best. I'm having a hard time deciding what to get prints of for my booth. I am thinking i'm going to have to play it low key, as my town is a little....reserved. help me narrow it down a little, and i will reward you for your efforts!Also...did you guys catch the great deals from devArt gear? awesome camera bags for $25....and that cubist messenger bag is sooooo sweet.Hope you all are well! Thanks in advance for any help you might give!
OMG!!!!!!!!!I HAVE AN IMAC!!!!!yes, boys and girls, i haven't been able to create anything thanks to a lack of video card cable which died on me a few weeks ago.but now...now i have an iMac.and soon, photoshop.and soon....CREATIONS!!!!fucking hell, i'm so excited!
My Sincerest Apologies.Happy fucking friday the 13th.I just realized, i hadn't done a promised feature. not to mention, i've been seriously slack here as it is lately even though i'm trying like fucking crazy to keep up.You all know i love you, right?anyway... for the winners of the :icondarkart-challenges: contest, here is your long awaited feature. I am happy I got the prizes delivered, at least i didn't get all slack on that.KINGPINS!!! by :icondigitalessandra: by :iconmrnoxx: by :iconmontvalent:CONSIGLIER!!!(bear with me, i refuse to feature myself, so here is 1st and 2nd place) by :iconErinM31: by :iconAnarielhime:andSOLDIER!!!! by :iconfaryewing: by :iconniksha992:it was an awesome contest, with alot of great entries and prizes to be had. looking forward to the next big contest!!!!and my apologies to all of you that sent me birthday wishes and that i didn't get to respond to,
Time To Kick It In The Ass.obviously i'm not getting any better at keeping a journal.obviously, my updating here SUCKS.however. Its time to change that.its time to do something worthwhile.I was looking on my harddrive and realized i had about 5 pieces i've not uploaded yet. i worked on them, and then left them by the side of the world just waiting for the day i would maybe do something with them.so. i guess i'll upload them.Also. i think i'll be spending more time at the :icondarkart-challenges: side trying to help max out. even though i feel almost entirely left shoe in a right foot world most days, i think i might be able to try to focus there. i need a moment of organization and someone to help keep me in line. the life i have leaves me in complete chaos almost always, and lately the only schedules i know is wake up, go to work, go home, go to bed...and repeat.its time for a change.so. there you have it. I'll be doing a feature next week, maybe tuesday.and i'm doing a mini give away. get i
Pokemon is ForeverShare|ArchiveForeword by techgnoticKay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.by damphyrAn incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
Jurassic PokemonShare|ArchiveJurassic PokemonBy techgnoticRealistic Pokemon Season 1 by arvalisarvalis aka RJ Palmer is a long time deviant who has created his own unique niche at DeviantArt.He was first known as the artist who drew incredibly realistic dinosaurs. Somehow his depictions of dinosaurs began morphing into Pokemon characters. He is now renowned as dA’s master of realistic Pokemon illustrations. His has been quite a success story through art. His rise has been quite a success story on how to build a following in the community. RJ has wonderful tutorial drawing sessions on his Dev
The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?Share|ArchiveThe Hunger Games: An Accidental Statement of Protest?By techgnoticCatching fire by Kris-KamikakushiIn Bangkok, Thailand, students are being arrested for raising their hands in the air to flash Katniss’ three–finger “freedom” salute.That’s right, the Katniss who’s the fictional heroine of the popular dystopian sci–fi “Hunger Games” movie series. The world has changed over the last few decades in a very big way, but some are apparently unaware of it or undisturbed by the stunning ramifications.Advanced sur
The Little MermaidShare|ArchiveThe Little MermaidBy spottedSomeday by alicexzForeword by techgnoticElisa (aka spotted) steps out from behind the scenes as one of our intrepid Today Page senior editors to contribute her appreciation of “The Little Mermaid.” We hope it will be the first of many contributions to come, another hidden talent having been revealed by this longtime DeviantArt special projects manager.It was 25 years ago that a redheaded mermaid made a splash in theaters ushering in a new era for the identity of the Disney princess.
Star Wars: A New HopeShare|ArchiveStar Wars: A New HopeBy techgnoticThe Empire Bargains by dvsdesignerWho’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!It begins in mere weeks from now: The countdown to the first of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, the first of a new trilogy for a new generation. The first 1 minute trailer, a mostly wordless montage of series’ heroes, will debut attached to Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 or on Disney-owned ABC Television. American culture stirs in its sleep. Georg
10 Tips to Improve your Digital ArtA while ago I posted some tips on how to improve your art. While that article was rather general, this one is an addition to it, focusing on digital drawing and painting – so make sure to read both.It's made for beginners, so it's just really basic stuff. I hope it's helpful!:iconCutebow1plz::iconCutebow2plz::iconCutebow1plz:1. Get a tabletOf course there are artists who create beautiful pictures with a mouse, but trust me, drawing with a graphics tablet is more natural and a lot easier once you're used to it.Tablets have one big advantage over mouses: Pen pressure. Depending on how hard you press the line gets thicker and darker or thinner and lighter, similar to a real pen on real paper. I'd recommend getting a small, cheap Wacom tablet to start out. Also make sure your tablet always has the newest drivers installed! You can download them on the Wacom website.More information about tablets
Collection: GlassesShare|ArchiveGlassesIt would seem counter-intuitive that a person wearing glasses—i.e., a person in need of a device to properly identify and understand incoming visual perceptual information—would be assumed to be more rather than less intellectually gifted. And yet that’s the transformative power of donning a pair of glasses, the thicker-lensed and clunkier the better.Tim Burton - One Man Showby RodneyPike
Abstract ArtShare|ArchiveAbstract ArtBy techgnoticEmotions Abstract by zampedroniThe earliest known artworks of humans, found on cave walls dating back about 40,000 years, tell stories.Usually the stories are of amazing hunts for enormous wooly mammoths and other food sources. Others suppose they were plans for hunts, no different from a coach’s football plays.Today we are learning of abstract artworks on the cave walls, seemingly deliberately hidden, and much farther back, painted by medicine men huffing hallucinogenic herbs. The purpose for these totemic abstracts is unclear. While native art worldwide retained its
Collection: Blue HarvestShare|ArchiveBlue HarvestThe Harvest time of year represents the last heroic exertion of labor to gather in for storage the bounty of crops to sustain life through the approaching Autumn and Winter. The health and relative comfort of an entire village or settlement, or a single remote homestead, through the cold and barren months, depends on a successful harvest. A blighted harvest means fear and prayers that the winter will be mild and of short duration, that the limited food might provide enough sustenance. In modern society, the Harvest has come to represent receiving just and due reward for any endeavor one has worked long and hard to make a success. But this gallery of
. . .I wanted to take time to thank a couple of deviants that made the SuperGroup Status for :iconda-morgue: possible.:icon3dstage: :iconbracey100::iconreddawgi: :iconcazcastalla: A3-P1 Moonlight by cazcastallaThe Punk Queen of Pentacles by cazcastalla