Mad Max raveI need to rave about Mad Max Fury Road, so bear with me.
It was awesome. I went in expecting hardcore action and kickass ladies, but I got so much more.
Yes, it has one long action scene at the start, a somewhat calm middle, and then another long action scene at the end, but somehow it manages to tell an interesting story throughout. It doesn't make any sense when I say it, it has to be seen to be understood.
The movie is surprisingly sympathetic towards its characters. They're complex and develop naturally. Even the psychotic War Boys who dream of dying violently in battle have proper backstories that make them more sympathetic, even if we can't forgive their behavior.
It's very much a "show, don't tell" movie though. They don't tell us the war boys are just misguided and ignorant little kids who have been brainwashed by Joe. They show us the war pups as they are before they become war boys, and how desperate the war boys are for Joe's attention.
The five wives aren't just five
Awesome Across the CommunityI was browsing around today and nosing through different galleries and such to just enjoy the site. There is a lot of cool in the DeviantArt air right now! So sit back, chill, and enjoy!
Journals of Interest
Introducing the Timeline of DeviantArt!
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-14-15
Anime and Manga Interview - Gasara
Birthday Feature by PirateLotus-Stock
Art History Week 11-17 May
Spring - Art Challenge!Dear members,
In order to celebrate Spring and all its beauty, GetWatchers is hosting an art challenge!
Your art must be new - submitted/created after the 5th of May (we will check).
Your art may be of any medium you choose (literature, photography, digital, etc etc)
In the description of your deviation, you must write: "This is my submission to the GetWatchers Spring Art Challenge."
Your entry should be inspired somehow by Spring (Love, happiness, flowers, outdoors, nature, animals, traveling, adventures, fun, etc)
Please link us to your entry by leaving a comment on this journal.
The winners will receive:
1st place: 3month Premium Membership on DeviantArt, or the equivalent amount of points 636 .
2nd place: 200
3rd place: 200
30th of May, 00:01 PST.
This is a quick art challenge that we want you guys to have fun with. We will be taking into account the short deadline,
April's Animal of the Month Winner! Winner
Feature from Winner
Great job to all who entered!
Now for May's animal, it will be...The Golden Tree Frog! http://www.arkive.org/golden-tree-frog/phytotriades-auratus/ Take a look and have fun!
M/A Repeating Contest: May 2015!April Contest Results
May Contest Theme: Cooking
Have you ever drew your Original Character cooking a meal? No? Then it is about time!! For this challenge you have to draw a character cooking or currently learning to cook maybe for a boyfriend/girlfriend?
Be creative and involve our theme "cooking" into your drawing!
The deadline of the contest is MAY 31TH, 12:00AM (Pacific Time).Your entry must abide by DeviantArt's Terms of Service and Policies.Your entry must be new and created for this contest. Pre-existing works won't be accepted.Entries must be submitted to your DeviantArt Gallery.All entries must be drawn in Anime & Manga style.Entries must be original. Fan Art entries will be ineligible.No collaborations allowed. Merely because we can't split the prizes in this
May Monthly Challenge: Sci-fi and SpaceThe way our challenges work is each month members will be asked to create a new art piece based on the theme chosen by Digitalists admin. The themed art work must be submitted by the deadline to the corresponding challenge folder via the group favourites. Once the deadline has approached the admins of Digitalists will announce the winner who will receive a 3 Month Premium or 636 and feature all of the participants from the month!
There is a countdown ticker on the group front-page so everyone will know exactly how much time is left to submit their art. The folder for the current month's challenge is located in the group's favourites. You can find it here: May Monthly Challenge Folder
May Monthly Challenge: Sci-fi and Space
Basic Introduction to WatercolorsCommunity Week
Look at these amazing watercolor pictures! Haven't you guys ever wondered how to paint with watercolors?
Well, all I really know is the basics! Not only will I be showing you my own techniques, but also showing you others that have made tutorials for it.
Supplies! (The Basics)
- These are the watercolors I've been using for about 2 years, and they've been the best. I bet many people are used to seeing the tubes, I personally don't like them, because in a very dry environment, they die easily. I use these, they're the Koh-I-Noor Watercolor Wheel Set, have 24 colors, and they are sort of powder based. They're about $7USD (I've only seen it at the art store I ever go for supplies, so idk if they sell it in othe
Photoshop: The Unsharp ToolArtists' Tools Week
Today I'm going to tell you a little bit about the unsharp tool in Photoshop, and what you can do with it. This is going to be brief, so I won't be going into every single little thing you can do with this magical tool as there are billions of possibilities. However, I'll be showing you how I use it in portrait photography, most especially in order to heighten certain physical traits such as freckles!
We're going to be working with one photo during this brief tutorial, I will show you the finalized version that I posted onto DeviantArt, and I will then show you the steps taken in order to reach that end result. (I will only be focusing on the unsharp tool aspects, though, not the other finalizing touches I used to get my final result)
As a side note, I've recently gone through a lot of laptop problems, so my photoshop presets and whatnot are not back to normal, so I don't recommend you pay attention to them.
George's Traditional Art ToolsArt Tools
Hi my name is GeorgeXVII I am a Traditional Artist and, as you may have guessed, I love drawing! I'm here this week to 'help' you with some tips and advice about "how to choose and use tools" if your hobby is DRAWING.
I am often asked about the tools I use to create my drawings. Do I use traditional wood-cased pencils or mechanical ones? What type of eraser do I use? It would appear that many Artists have a fascination (and a vested interest) in the tools and techniques used by other artists... and I'm no different in that respect! So, what tools do I use?
Let's Get Started
TOOLS you have to choose and use when you are a Drawing Artist
Unique Character Design Tips
In my opinion, these are the most important factors in any character design: color, concept, shape, simplicity, cohesiveness, repeatability, personality and uniqueness.
Color: Any design with colors all over the place creates too many places for the eye to look. Keep your color design very simple and zen. Looking at the colors shouldn't be jarring or confusing. This isn't to say only use one color, not at all, but try to make sure the ones you use are harmonious. Avoid mixing and matching different saturations of the same color or picking colors that clash with one another.
My rule of thumb: Stick to no more than three base colors and some value variations.
Concept: Your design should have inspiration, even if the inspiration is just your intended character's personality or an interesting object that represents them. Your character could be a bookworm, and that would impact her posture, her clothing, her hairstyle...pretty much everything about her! You can design