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Do you tweet?Where else are you, online?
Lately I've been really enjoying reading other people's blog/journals/diaries/whatever-they're-being-called-now. So, my question for you, dear readers is... where else do you have an online presence? Care to share?
I've been getting a little carried away myself... Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr... they all get a decent amount of attention from me. Or at least get updated more often than I update most things here Those status update things are awesome... and the ability to directly upload a photo to your blog/facebook/site from your cell phone?! how cool is that?!
You can find links to most of my other online homes in the column to the left
Yep... it has happenedObama is the next President of the USA
"We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics. And they will only grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks and months to come. We've been asked to pause for a reality check. We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
"For when we have faced down impossible odds, when we've been told we're not ready or that we shouldn't try or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can. Yes, we can. Yes, we can.
"It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation: Yes, we can. It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail towards freedom through the darkest of nights: Yes, we can. It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward agains
Just a quick note to see how everyone is doing.
I went on a photo-meet/group shoot thing last night that was pretty exciting... got a chance to really learn how some of my lights work... and found a really excellent location to do some shoots of my own in the future.
So, I was listening to this show called Wiretap on my headphones at the gym. It's rather similar to This American Life, in that it's a radio show, that's not about the news, or debating current affairs... it's amusing and poignant at times. And the hosts sound quite alike. Anyway... on this particular episode I was listening to, I heard this:
According to the Greek philosopher Archilochus, people are either foxes or hedgehogs. Foxes know a little about a lot of small things, and hedgehogs know a lot about one big thing.
So what are you?
PS - I'd really
Anotherlong overdue update
So, since my last journal entry at the end of May
spent another 2 and a half months in India, travelling
Went to Pondicherry, a former French colony in India
Went to Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama
Travelled a lot in the state of Punjab
Went to BURNING MAN!1!eleventyone11!!
Had my cousins visit from India as soon as I got back from Burning Man
Went to Vancouver and Victoria in Canada
Went to LA, Disneyland, Universal Studios etc..
Went to Vegas
Went to San Diego and saw Shamu
What's new in your life?
Got any good ideas for a Halloween costume you feel like sharing?
So I usually like writing a short thing about some movie or the other that I've seen and enjoyed recently... but while I've been traveling I've really been out of the loop... so... anyone got any suggestions? See a good movie recently? Tell about it.
Holy Crap!it's a journal update!
Theres been a decent amount of stuff going on in my life
In the recent past I:
Completed my thesis
Am finished with grad school.
got a new camera. (yay D300!!)
Left for a long trip to India.
Did a whole bunch of traveling in India.
went to Goa
just got back from Jim Corbett National Park where I got some of the coolest photos I have ever taken
saw 7 tigers and any number of elephants and other cool animals.
Whats new in your life?
I guess Ill leave you with what I think is a fairly appropriate song at least nominally.
How to become a dA power browser.So you know how every once in a while you'll click on a news item or journal that has nothing but thumbnails... like 100 or 200 or even more?
Or perhaps you let your devWatch section get out of control to a few hundred or even few thousand unseen deviations?
Usually I just look at that huge number of thumbnails and freak out... all the clicking and then clicking back and waiting for the entire page to load again and then again... and again
Well, not anymore.
I thought I'd write a quick little guide on how to take care of that huge number deviations in a much shorter time.
It's all done using a handy little browser plug-in/add-on called PicLens. (and before any of you hard core Internet Explorer or Safari users start moaning... don't worry, they've got you covered too )
Probably about time I updated this thing
Not much to say. Been busy trying to get things done. Taking pictures when I can, though not really processing any of them. So now I have huge backlog of photos that are pretty cool, and that need to be processed and uploaded somewhere.
Acquired a bunch of lighting gear since I wrote here last. I've only had a chance to play around with it a few times, but wow... does proper light make your final product so much easier to deal with! A couple minutes of thought while taking the photo, with a decent lighting setup, and that cuts down the amount of time I'd have to spend processing the photo to barely a minute or two.
In other photo news, my camera's been acting up lately. Really rather irritating. I mean, I guess I have really pushed it to its limits(probably shouldn't have taken it on that snow shoeing trip in the freezing rain a year ago)... but it's still pretty disheartening to look at photos that are all noisy and out of focus com
Just a reminder about my 10,000 page view competition thing... only 50 or so to go. Still not sure what prize I'm going to give... but there will be a prize that I will send out/make/give/do to the winner. I've won too many of these little page view grab things where I haven't been given the promised prize. I'm not going to be like all those slackers
Great movie. Go see it. I've been describing it to people as late 1980s high school movie meets film noir. (Nouveau-noir high school movie?) It's really cheaply made, quick paced, witty and beautiful and what is really interesting is the crazy language. (Supposedly the director/writer was trying to channel certain aspects of Shakespeare.) Now, English is my first language, but there were times when I was tempted to turn on the English subtitles to just catch up with what they were saying so I could parse things. Once your brain has gotten used to it though it becomes easier. (Somewhat lik
Tweak Knave Zealot Token - UpdatedJust a reminder about my 10,000 page view competition thing... only 50 or so to go. Still not sure what prize I'm going to give... but there will be a prize that I will send out/make/give/do to the winner. I've won too many of these little page view grab things where I haven't been given the promised prize. I'm not going to be like all those slackers
So, I originally posted this elsewhere, but I figured I had
wastedproductively spent too much time playing with this in Illustrator not to share it with you, my dear readers.
It was also probably about time for me to update this journal... more literary nerdiness
Oh yeah!! In your face boggle board!!!
how cool are those boggle words?!(the ones in the title of this journal, also shown with the colored arrows above)
How about, vane mine mint neat teen wane wean toke walk wake take lake talk
or mink veal zeal ? You guys se
Realistic PokemonDon't you sometimes wish Pokemon were real?
Lapras by =sanguisGelidus
-Dragonite- by `arvalis
Typhlosion by ~sporezofchaos
-Feraligatr- by `arvalis
Realistic Pokemon: Houndoom by *ReneCampbellArt
Entei by =sanguisGelidus
Realistic Reshiram by =arkeis-pokemon
Realistic Torchic by *Twarda8
Realistic Pokemon: Flygon by *ReneCampbellArt
#382 - Kyogre by *catandcrown
Realistic Pokemon by ~Roiuky
Realistic Snivy by *Twarda8
POKEMON X and Y 2nd-EVO-STARTER (COMPLETED) by ~Imaglelio
Hunger Games"You are in for a treat!" -Effie Trinket
Katniss by `alicexz
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in Hunger Game. by ~ShanaGourmet
Katniss Everdeen by ~zgirl3210
Katniss by *flominowa
Katniss by ~Black-Cherry007
Hunger Games: Catching Fire by ~Williaaaaaam
Katniss and Petta by *strannaya-anna
The Hunger Games by *scarlet-xx
The Hunger Games Chibi by Gigei
Katniss - The Hunger Games by ~kssu24
Katniss by ~Superior-Silverfox
Katniss (unfinished) by ~Superior-Silverfox
Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Peeta Mellark by *YoriNarpati
Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Portraits by ~jaefosho
Haymitch Abernathy by ~jaefosho
RAFFLE: Fullbody Colored Sketch + FeatureThis is going to be a series of features and/or raffles that I'll be doing from now on .I've been wanting to do this!
Get a chance to win a fullbody drawing from me. Just add this journal to your faves!
You'll win something like this: (There will be 3 winners)
Let's make this journal known so that more people will see the AWESOME artist,:iconmasaki768:!
A total digital painting and concept art master!
Suggest AWESOME artists as well!
Make your own judgement: Do these artists deserve to be more known by the community?
Raffle ends December 5, your timezone.
How to Make a Good Profile PageHow to Make a Good Profile Page
Learn some helpful tips to ensure your profile page is appealing to the masses!
written by `miontre for Community Week in %projecteducate.
Quite simply, the way you present yourself is important. People make decisions about other people based on the way they present themselves. You know this is true because you do it yourself. There is no shame in this, because it's natural human behavior: we simply do not have the time to make decisions about each and every person we encounter from scratch, so we have to make some decisions based on how they present themselves. One such judgments made in this way is how worthwhile a person is - through this, we don't learn about a personality, but rather how long we are going to hold interest in this person.
If there's one thing which makes me uninterested in a person's profile, resulting in my immediate departure, it's when there's too much junk and mess on there - a result of careless presentation. :l
Weekly photo #021 + Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro by *oO-Rein-Oo Deep in the center of Milky Way by ~Gautama-Siddharta Magical Phase by ~FlorentCourty .:Antelope Canyon II:. by *RHCheng Red Leaves by =nikicorny My best profile? by ~Gallynette Walking through winter by *m-eralp Tales of the Forest II by *LG77 Magic Garden by *Pyr0sky equals by ~bailey--elizabeth Jumping Spider (Hyllus sp.) by *melvynyeo Tiny Garfield by *ZoranPhoto It's snow! by ~Zluvka November through my eyes by ~9207011401 -Chasing vision- by *Janek-Sedlar Border Collie by ~Zheltkevich Snowy Beach by =mydigitalmind You Look Tasty by *GlynEdmunds Hotel in the Mountains by *AbandonedZone salt by ~vampire-zombie Free one. by *Lileinaya Stragglers by ~Northstar76 .. .. . . ... . . .. ..... .. by ~Frozen-photo a song of ice and fire. by ~Hamish-Frost Banana Peanut Boy by ~dubowik What grows in me by *Anina-Bird Le chemin blanc... by ~ChristineAmat Loty by ~aussiefoto
Lady of the lake - common kingfisher by *Jamie-MacArthur Forrest Of Delusion by *GODEVIL666
November Mornings. by `dragonfly-oli
New Door by ~Image-heart The Atlantis by ~Hengki24 uuuu by =ohyda Dreams To Reality by =jkrab Untitled by ~BlackCocktail The Return by *Oer-Wout The wind is golden. by `dragonfly-oli Mg 1364 by *indojo
Autumn Maple by *WindyLife Katy by *Hart-Worx Candle Lit Lake by *PeterJCoskun Into Space by ~jyoujo
Manga/Anime Beauty #9 - Rini-tan
Manga/Anime Beauty - An Interview with =Rini-tan
Manga/Anime / Digital Media / Paintings / SAI
Hello! Today is a beautiful day.... a day for a new interview!
Welcome to the ninth issue of Manga/Anime Beauty.
After several requests, I interview a star within the dA M/A world, an incredibly talented, kind and lovely european artist - =Rini-tan !
I love her art so much, her style is so special and her digital painting is to die for. I'm so glad she agreed to be interviewed - thank you so much!
I hope you guys will like this interview, and right after it don't miss the chance to visit her gallery if you haven't already, her art is fantastic!
Now, let's get started!
Please note: All the artworks featured on this article were chosen by the devia
PE: Creating art on CommissionPE: Creating art on Commission
At some point in your career as an artist, you'll be asked to create artwork on commission. Whilst it's a wonderful feeling, being able to make money creating art, it's completely different than selling a personal piece you previously completed - accepting a commission means entering a temporary relationship with your client. As simple it may sounds, there's a lot to satisfying customer's needs, sometimes the best you can do is to say no. Being picky regarding which commission you accept is not a bad thing, but try not to automatically turn down commission because it seems to be violating your artistic integrity, it's hard to survive without paid jobs.
✐ 1. Communication and flexibility
This is the key aspect to being able to work on commissio
RoF Feature: Amongst the Elves and Fae
Amongst the Elves and Fae
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Hunting partyby KJKallio
small shamanby aneteya
Magical Forest Elfby asuka111
Elf childby sakimichan
PE: Contrast in Digital ArtThis article aims to introduce different kinds of ‘contrast’ in digital art, although most of the following points can also be applied to other media as well.
(noun) - Contrast is a principle of art. When defining it, art experts refer to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
1. Colours and Brightness
One of the first things to come to mind when we think of ‘contrast’ are colours contrasting with each other.
(The colours labelled as 'primary' are the primary colours in the RGB colour model. Primary colours of the CMYK colour model are cyan, magenta and yellow.)
Happy Independence day - Photos from India:iconsharadhaksar:
khajjiyar by ~dakoo Fields in a storm by ~dakoo
Holy Man by ~shekhar A kid by ~shekhar Creek at Waghbeel by ~shekhar
India Rocks... by ~Parikhit A girl with Taj Mahal. by ~Parikhit
Kathakali: Laxman 2 by ~PhotogrartistKathakali: Make-up session 2 by ~Photogrartist
Anybody Home ? by ~maggiUttranchal by ~maggi
H O P E by ~dabralbmBoating_by_Priyamvada by ~dabralbm
Spread the love-2 by ~derozioLord Ganesha-III by ~derozio
The angry Cross..:D by ~voidrummerCrack in the Sky... by ~voidrummer
Mehndi. Haldi. by ~nikhil
negative 1 by ~eulbeht
Golden Eve. by ~SachN
River Yammuna by ~Priyamvada
Dadima by ~Ravinss
Stamp - Love India by ~akkasone
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^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More