Studio Ghibli films reviewsSome of you might remember that a couple of months ago I mentioned my plan to write reviews of Studio Ghibli movies. I'm a huge Ghibli fan and I've seen all their movies (except Kaguya-hime, it's still hard to get that new one) and also I know quite a bit about the Studio's history as well as something about the techniques behind their productions. Back when I was writing that journal, I had in mind gathering my thoughts in one post, with short (a paragraph of two each) reviews on all the movies. But since I had no time to pick that up, I did nothing - until I heard a word that depthRADIUS wants to publish reviews of Hayao Miyazaki's films. I decided it was a perfect opportunity.Today the first one was posted, for Miyazaki's director's debut, Castle of Cagliostro (1979). Over the next couple of weeks, I will review other his movies, and you can read them all through that group, so you'll need to add it to your devwatch in order to be noti
(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 52:iconCourtneyTrowbridge:147 watchers:iconamethystpurple1805:141 watchers:iconKuume:350 watchersBride by KuumeLost Bird by Kuume:icondfm63:174 watcherssuggested by IndigoSummerrElgol by dfm63CQ2A8647 by dfm63 MG 3291 ipad by dfm63IMG_3111 by dfm63:iconLa-petit-Marianna:93 watcherssuggested by Achen089The six gifts of the fairies by La-petit-MariannaGoing Home by La-petit-Marianna
Scratchboard Feature #1Otter Scratch Board ~Finished!~ 5 x 7 by 96037Moon Bear by SufficientCalciumCat Eyes by iinkyjaythe night falls by lilithcosaPrepared for Traditional Media Month #6 at Traditionalists.If you want to participate, go to this journal to get the details.
$5 off and free shipping in my shopYou can use this link to get $5 discount and free worldwide shipping in my society6 shop, it works until the 14th of December:http://society6.com/stelari?promo=YPFYP3P6D6VZFrom related updates, I'm going to start posting prints on dA, too - expect them coming soon. There are already lots of prints and printed things available at my society6. I post such updates and discount notifications more frequently on my tumblr, as well as some smaller pictures, WIPs and sketches.
December is ScratchboardTraditional Media Month #6Traditionalists is a hub group for the Traditional Art community, aimed at giving the community their own unique voice by providing a place to gather, organize, and inform others with the help and guidance of the traditional art Community Volunteer team. Everyone is welcome to join and contribute.Each month is dedicated to one traditional medium. During that month, every one of you can contribute any article regarding the subject. It may be an art feature, a tutorial, an interview with an artist using the particular medium, a review, a note about someone from art history, your documented experiment, and anything else of this kind.You can see articles prepared for previous months here.December is for ScratchboardHow to contribute? Simply send a note to&
November 2014 Traditional Art DD Round-up:iconstelari: Features by STelariRed Bird by VivalaVidaGravity Of Regret by troybrooksColossus by SimoneDelladioRain by EdlidiI can't understand... by LadowskaStrawberry fields oil paint by Boias14027084286 B90f2e008d O by ThaoArtsGIGANTOMACHIA (Kamil Jerzyk) by Merkucjo89A Beauty To Behold (The Monster Ball) by KyngdokVoider Sun by voider617Hoi An 2 by weewillFake It 'Til You Make It by RovinaCaiOn The Move by ShiantuGloomy_mind-Full by PuichiiAquarius by jflasherPERDIDO EN LA CIUDAD by ciclomonoSnowmaiden by KnyazevSergeyskulls and fish by noiaillustrationPath of Stars by Hanafaebutterfly by aldafea:iconagaave: Features by AgaaveBoats by StudioUndertheMoonThe sky train by fravenmortEarth Lady by GawarinLoch Fyne Colour by NaismithArtUtopiec by VasylissaThai Beauty 1 by a-thammasakDwarf Dragons by thedancingemuEscape from Spa Nine by ColbyBluthDreams by jenniferhansenInto the woods by PaperandDustDragoness by Mysteltain08Murmure des feuilles by vasoikoBahram photorealistic pencil portrait by ThubakabraTrain by GeorgeVanyanManifest by guillembeBeethoven, the sound of silence by JUST-inARTCetacean lamp bearers: Blue by SirenophiliaFlowers - 4 by LauraPexWings by DolceCaramellaWaiting room by rougealizarineJapanese Female Portrait Drawing by FreshdesignerCommission - Forest spirit Nahechak by Zibulon01Boat and Sea by longtruong2790Iwein at the Spring by alarie-tanoLa Sirene by kolaboy'The Crossing' - Oil Color By Robert Hagan by robert-haganSacred Writing by BeatrizMartinVidal:thumb47931
One more round 'round the SunWell. This was quite a year, I must admit. There were some really horrible times, but also a couple of wonderful ones. Still getting up from the former. I'm looking forward to 2015 to start already and leave behind the whole 2014 and forget quite a bit of it. Nearly fine now.I got so many wishes from you, my dear friends and watchers, that it's probably going to take a while to answer them all without triggering the anti-spam comment count. So before I do, I'd like to thank you here - thank you so much for every single one of them I got this absolutely beautiful painting from dear Sieskja, you need to take a look at it and at her whole gallery.Also recently I got those two awesome pictures from erinclaireb and yanadhyana.And I recommend visiting their galleries, too.I suppose I will draw one or two personal drawings yet, and then I will
So much water - Contest WinnersHere are the results of the last contest at GrimGloomTale that will be enclosed in 2014 alone. There were 28 absolutely fabulous entries and the voting was probably the hardest in all of our contests so far (on this topic, I'll write quite a bit below, so please don't skip it). The votes are counted and it's time to announce the winners. You can view all the entries and the contest's details here.First PlaceToo Much Rain by nokeek received from you 66 points.Second PlaceThe same deep water as you by akitku got 44 points.Third Place
(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 51:icontheficklemuse:24 watchers:iconBaleineau:64 watchers:iconagako7t:36 watchersspirit.1 by agako7tdream by agako7t:iconJR-Dragona:114 watchersPatron by JR-DragonaLast Light by JR-DragonaHagtorn by JR-DragonaHallucination by JR-Dragona:iconKaterinARTadenev:82 watchersMermaid Rat by KaterinARTadenevBirth of a Knight by KaterinARTadenevFuture Life by KaterinARTadenevLunar Moth Monarch by KaterinARTadenevFrequently Asked
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonShare|ArchiveIn The Shadow of Dragons"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Fan Art Friday: It's Adventure Time!Share|ArchiveFan Art Friday: It’s Adventure Time!By spottedAdventure Time by Emortal982Read MoreWelcome to the enchanted Land of Ooo, where Finn and his magical dog, Jake, spend their days fighting evil and making things right in the world while having a blast. They prove that there are still good guys out there ready to help those in need and through their adventures take us to the many fantastical and far off corners of their world.With its mix of funny, smart, fie
Collection: Alternative UniverseShare|ArchiveAlternative UniverseThe “alternative universe” has long been a sci–fi trope, usually simply a good–guy bad–guy heroes and villains reversal. Like the Star Trek episode (“Mirror, Mirror”) in which a transporter glitch lands Kirk on an evil pirate “parallel universe” Enterprise where Spock is a goateed murderer with mutiny on his agenda. But real scientists have complicated things considerably, with “string theory” positing at least eleven (and possibly an infinite number) of “alternative/parallel universes.”Once upon a time, we pondered our relative insignificance as sin
Cosplay Friday: Harry PotterShare|ArchiveCosplay Friday: Better Than ButterbeerBy spottedHarry Potter Lumos by aggestardustRead MoreNothing says happy holidays like the magic of Harry Potter!Slackersby Antiquity-DreamsWitches, wizards, and muggles alike grab your wands and get ready for the Sorting ceremo
Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsShare|ArchiveAnimals Within Spirit AnimalsBy suzymaeHanuman by moleeRead MoreThere has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Paul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt Part 2Share|ArchivePaul Tobin’s Scavenger Hunt PART 2By techgnoticNeytiri by PaulTobinAvatar & Narnia: Inspirational TutorialsMasterful Resources on DeviantArt:iconpaultobin:PaulTobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has worked at Weta Workshop of New Zealand since 2003.He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avatar and most recentl
Project Porkchop Vol. 300Share|Archivesvol. 300About Project PorkchopThe DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Jane Austen's Prevailing and Perpetual ProseShare|ArchiveForever Austen Jane Austen’s Prevailing and Perpetual ProseBy spottedBecoming Jane by discretFirst Edition ofPride and Prejudice (1813)Read MoreIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”—Pride and Prejudice, Jane AustenThe opening line of Jane Austen’s
Collection: The Steampunk MenagerieShare|ArchiveThe Steampunk MenagerieThe magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.
(-404) Deviant Found, vol.17:icontree-spirit:193 watchers:iconLiBottiche:3 watchers:iconmbev:81 watchersWHEN SHE SLEEPS by mbevTHE PERFECT IMPERFECTION by mbev:iconsofiaeinarsson:121 watchersForest by sofiaeinarssonMushrooms - Svampar by sofiaeinarssonClouds by sofiaeinarssonMushrooms by sofiaeinarsson:iconbionomi:183 watchersKouzlo by bionomiI didn't mean to hurt you... by bionomiCerny kocour by bionomiHaunting pelt by bionomi