Featured 2013/2So, it's feature time again~ This time with Sir Pikachu
There isn't specifically any theme. They are here because they are wonderful arts!
You are here by Nexivi Winterize by Klaufir Serpentine by Wursu LOX: 2-14 by moosmic Black Feather by Flipfloppery smoulder by littleulvar TnB-angels 2 by siruphial Herbs by viki-vaki
the greatest love by nuriko-kun Paper Plane by corrico Apocalypse is ongoing by DevilIncarnateX Csillagszemu juha'sz by hazumonster
Interview with FlipflopperyThe project of featuring comic artists is back!
Welcome here and let me introduce you, Flipfloppery, who is a really talented artist with an amazing and interesting comic called, Awaken.
♣ Let's start simple. Please, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hey! I'm Koti Saavedra, aka Flipfloppery on the internet, I'm 27 and I'm from Chile. I graduated from animation some years ago and I was working as an animator in a studio I co-founded until recently, but right now I'm in the process of making my webcomic Awaken my full time job. I like creating stories and characters the most, so I'm aiming to do that for a living.
♣ What inspired you to make comics?
Interview with MaxyHere is the next part of my new project, featuring comic artists. This time let me introduce you, maxyvert As we already know she has nice and unique style and interesting comics with lovely characters and stories. Let's see.
♣ Let's start simple. Please, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi, I'm maxyvert from a little country,Hungary. I'm 21 and currently attending to an art university. I like making comics and illustrations one day I'd like to make a fully hand-painted comic.
♣ What inspired you to make comics?
When I was 9, I started to read W.i.t.c.h. magazines, and I really liked the style and the story so I wanted to make similar things.
Special FeatureHere is a little Feature from the Mikulás ;D
CAT POWAAA!! by vanille913 [AT] Chibwe by Perikoala Get Jinxed! by ArtOfNecroKid MadoKami by HatoriKumiko the thunder begins [contest entry] by hazumonster
:thumb401119534: Playing To Be Boys by Flipfloppery Daemon Black - Lux Series by Sayara-S
:thumb403785488: AT: WingOfWind by Nerior:
And a super-special feature for the kindest person on dA
Echec et mat, Rosa ! by Ammyna Choupineterie en cubes... by Ammyna Dans la foret lointaine... by Ammyna Samourai... by Ammyna Go Japan ! by Ammyna Sous les lumieres de la piste... by Ammyna
flyover state, flyover heartthere's almost nothing
left of august, or me -
just fat, humid yawns that
cling to the asphalt and
vinyl sidings of houses
prettier than any autumn day.
chlorined kids rise from the
tanned wake of public pools,
clothed in school uniforms,
counting the new freckles
they've earned like war badges.
the nights i can lay in my
underwear beneath spider web
blankets while my wheezy fan
oscillates and whispers dusty
stories are numbered.
but i'll hold the moon
as it crests over summer's
dying vigil, my arms high
around it's wondrous girth.
i'll ride the heat into the
ashes of three months spent
dreaming in fevered euphoria.
i'll lead the impassioned
thousands down margins tucked
into a waning, wailing cry.
and i won't rest, even after
august is buried between blue
lined composition pages in a
coffin of lead - a memory with no
scent becoming one without a heartbeat.
if you want to stop hurting:i. i have swallowed down this 3am love
like the ibuprofen i fed myself for my
swollen ankle that time in spain
when i pushed a little too hard and
let go for a little too long.
i have swallowed you down so many
times before, kept you like little embers
in the crevices of my chest, burning
holes through tissue and bone and
everything that i am - through everything
that i swore i wasn't.
ii. a few months ago,
i learnt that it's easier to breathe
with your throat open, to take it
down and let go gracefully,
like opening your palms against
the wind outside the car and inhaling
through your nose.
iii. if you want to stop hurting:
listen to them speak but do not hear their words, hear only their voice,
feel it reverberate against your spine and tell yourself -
this isn't a bad thing.
rebuild your body like jenga blocks. if somebody comes close,
hold their hand and tell them -
i trust you.
let the air rush between your fingers,
let the fire in your arteries sizzle aw
how to be my loveri.
look me in the eyes and count the stars
that you see reflecting in their
faltering irises as my
pupils dilate to show you what’s inside.
hear the symphony that is my body:
the clicking of my tongue as I pull at
the hem of my shirt,
the silent whispers of my breath as I
exhale my butterflies,
the war drum beating of my heart
as it hangs upon my sleeve.
feel my hand tucked tightly
between the ridges and gaps
of your calloused palm like a puzzle piece
that doesn’t quite fit.
(leave your fingerprints along my spine
so that I may find you the day
you become lost.)
taste my name on your lips;
salty, sour, bittersweet.
savor each and every morsel
as you devour me
letter by letter,
limb by limb.
breath me in like the fragrance of a fine wine—
i am a smoke that
will soothe your senses and pull those
ever pleasant words from your
pretty little mouth.
Ancient Egyptian Art and MythologyAuthor's Note
Ancient Egypt was a HUGE society with a rich culture and a highly developed religion. Egypt is one of the most famous ancient cultures because of its unique funerary practices and its incredible architectural feats. Now some of you are reading this because you're interested in Ancient Egyptian art and others of you are (like me) take an art history course and reading this to help study. I will be tailoring this journal for those taking an art history course but no one wants to be bogged down with bland information so I'll try to keep this interesting (not that it's hard because it's ANCIENT EGYPT!)
Note that dates aren't terribly important just make sure you are in the right century
What you really need to know
The entire period of Ancient Egypt lasted from 3500 BCE to 1070 BCE and was broken into four periods: the Predynastic and early dynastic periods (which we are
Saxon a gogo 2 by Dewfooter
the huscarl by Liancary-art Artemis 2 by PirateLotus-Stock Nordic Warrior by Liancary-art
Whiter Shades Of Gray 29 RESTRICTED by Elandria Fency Winter Background by Burtn
PE: ARTIST TOOLBOX: Water-based Media!Waterbased Media!
I love water-based media! What is “waterbased media” you say? Well that would be any kind of water-soluble ink or paint! There are many advantages to working with water-based media, the main one being that many water-based paints and inks are not extremely dangerous to work with (in comparison to oils which are not good to get on your hands people…wear gloves!), there is no need for special clean up or a specific work environment (on that note, please PLEASE do not paint with oils in your living room). Another advantage to working with water-based media is quick drying times. This is a pro especially if you do illustrative works. A third pro to water-based media is that they are somewhat cost effective for us starving artists. Here are some types of water-based media: watercolor, ink, latex paint, and acrylic paint. My favorite type of water-based media is watercolor. Tip: you don’t need t
Artisan Craft and Copyright LawArtisan Craft and Copyright Law
As a Community Volunteer I spend a lot of time pouring through the Artisan Crafts galleries looking for art that deserves a bigger audience. I dig through every little hidden corner of the galleries looking at every type of craft, made by everyone from the most watched members to the day old newbies. And every time I do this, I have to double check it all for originality.
My time doing this had shed light on a massive problem inherent in the AC galleries: copyright violation
Now, I'm not talking about the obvious I-stole-your-picture-and-uploaded-it violations. I'm talking about something much more subtle, to the point it feels like most of the perpetrators don't actually realise they're doing it. I'm often about to give someone a DD, until I read their description and find it completely devoid of credit. Rather than getting a site-wide feature, these artists end up on my blacklist instead. It all boils dow
Using Colloquialisms: Are you down with it? Colloqualism: You down with it?
A word or phrase that is not formal or literary and is used in ordinary or familiar conversation. synonyms: slang, idioms, patois, dialect.
Examples: whatcha, gotta, face on, ovver.
I’m sure you’ve had a good telling off by your teachers for using colloquial language inappropriately in your writing. I’ve had essays returned with the word “too informal” scrawled along the margin or a big red exclamation mark next to a certain word, who hasn’t? What just me? Oh right… my bad!
So WHY would we use colloquial language in our writing, after years of tackling the angry red pen?
I know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its over – or a person by their accent – but it happens. You can tell us a lot about a character by the kind of language they use. Are they all gangsta, dropping hooded verbs
ART CONTEST! :D ENDED!!!EDIT: ADDED another new oc to draw and EXTENDED the deadline
yay a contest and a pretty journal skin so it looks fancy
so anyway im holding an ART CONTEST obviously :3
What i'm looking for is art of THESE OCS:
anything relating to their personalities (found in the ref description) would be awesome :"D
i accept any form of art whether it be drawings, sculptures, animation, pixels, plushies, whatever you can think of!
sculptures, plushies and animation are my weakness so if you do those it will give you a better chance of winning x)
you can enter as many times as you'd like!
now for DA RULEZ:
-comment saying you want to enter and then ill count you as entered! id also appreciate if you featured this journal but it is not obligatory
-judging will be based on CREATIVITY not skill
- PLEASE be nice to other competitors
-dont delete your entry if you dont win
-do not draw them as anthros unless they are already anthro!
October Book Club: Selections from Lovecraft Note that the first of two discussion journals is now up!
To help get you in the mood (hint: the mood is "insane") for Halloween at month's end, this month CRLiterature's Book Club will be reading a deranged selection of short stories and a novella by Western horror's creepy grandfather, H.P. Lovecraft.
excellentabominable anthology contains all the pieces we're going to use, as well as many other enjoyabledisturbing tales.
The Antediluvian Details
The atrocious works we'll be reading are: "Pickman's Model", "The Music of Eric Zann", "The Thing on the Doorstep", and "At the Mountains of Madness".
The mid-month dis
CLOSED - Spring-Summer Contest! UPDATE
Hello entries ^^
All the entries have been added to this journal, and I must say, everyone's entry piece looks amazing. I love how you all have shown effort to make something nice
I haven't been able to judge everything yet, but not to worry, I'll have time this upcoming weekend (starting from 14th of August) to judge the winners.
Take care everyone and see you this weekend with the results!
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Hello dear readers, watchers, creepers and crawlies [Hi!]
Seeing how the weather is being much gentler outside (at least where I'm living), and I've been thinking of wanting to do a contest for some time now... I thought, why not a spring-summer contest?
I know sometimes it's hard for many to participate in a contest. Whether it's because the contest only lasts for a week or two, or because you mig
How to name a link.< a href= "add your link here" > your link's name goes here
without the spaces.
Let's try it!
Pro artist AyameTheDevil
The Unseen Stock - July (ll)Model
Unicorn 01 by KittyTheCat-Stock Little Forest Fairy_4 by anastasiya-landa
Crimsonella stock 6 by charligal-stock Downward Glance by Danika-Stock Woodland Archer 4 by IthiliamStock Double Agent 03 by Null-Entity
Snow Scape 4 by Ardenstock Tree 09 by cemacStock Waterfall Black Forest Triberg by BVFoto Dry Hill2 by oddmountain
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics Week
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
The Unseen Stock - AugustMODEL
Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger 26 by PirateLotus-Stock ...And very far away 97 by RachgracehStock The Geisha 04 by KittyTheCat-Stock Pre-Raphaelite Fairy 02 by svp-stock
Fairy Bower 01 UNRESTRICTED by Elandria Iceland 9 by LeikyaStock Landscape 2 by Gambathy
Iceland 3 by LeikyaStock mountains 04 by celeste1987 Ireland 11 by AfrolovertjeFireworks Texture 12 by Cassy-Blue
Beach white sands by Simbores 479 by MASYON Iceland 2 by LeikyaStock Sunset 5 by queenofeagles
Ocean Floor by alixkent Burke Falls 17 by Ardenstock
Sky 160 by Astro-Stock
stopped my heart beat - page 3 by pikaole Plan B page 2 by Biffno
AWAKEN-PROLOGUE-PAGE 02 by Flipfloppery WmC - Dream of the Boy - 01 by Z-Pico 002 by rachelnetzer
IDFracture PAGE 91 by IDFRACTURE Page by KillerGoldFish-ka TINF: Landon's first love by bunkun
Old: Circus Page 1 by okchickadee 13pb 31 by tiramisu-soup
BBR 24 Follow the road by Xamag
Mediocre by kajoi