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November Film and Animation DD Roundup!Please forgive the small selection of work this month, as I've only recently started as the Film and Animation CV!
In any case, I hope you will all enjoy the work I have featured! See you in December!
The Symbol of Peace by ^TimberClipse
Film - Fire Tiger vs Acid Panther by *TastesLikeAnya
January Film and Animation Daily DeviationsIt's that time of the month again! Well done to everyone selected!
Sleeping Lullaby 1 - Short Animation Film by =ElConsigliere
Mechawhales II: Venegance of the Mechawhales by *hauke3000
Haywire Trailer 2 by ~psyware
Level Up (2012) by ~rasenth
8 Ball by ~fraughtuk
The Beginning of American ComicsI am sure this is a topic a lot of you would be interested in! As with my article on the Beginning of Manga. I'm only going to touch on the root of it for now as I have other articles planned to tie them together! The American comic book, is really quite new in comparison with past narrative art forms. In fact we haven't had a century yet of the modern American comic as we know it.
Let us begin by looking at The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck by Swiss artist Rudolphe Töpffer. It is considered to be the oldest known comic book and started in Europe and was printed in several languages all the way back in 1837, but it was reprinted in 1842 in New York, the first printed comic book in America. There were no word balloons as you would imagine comics today, however there was text in the book to describe what was going on. This was produced in a period of comic book histor
Cave Paintings: The Birth of IllustrationCave paintings are the root of traditional illustration, one the earliest of which has been in recent news, a 'faint red dot' dated to more than 40,000 years ago. These were discovered in 11 caves in Spain, and results show that they are at least 15,000 years older than we first thought. It raises many questions; What are they trying to say? Who made it? Is it symbolic? Who was it made for?
No matter what the answers are, illustration is a means for people to convey information, a means of visual communication. The purpose of these cave paintings are unknown, and we can only speculate as to their actual purpose. A time well before printing press, but the value of visual communication has lasted through the ages. One thing that is for sure is it was some sort of communication via visual aids, they had a purpose and had something to say.
Design is intelligence made visible.
Upcoming film contests, articles and art history!Firstly I would like to say happy 2013 to everyone! Also thank you very much to everyone who has been sending me Daily Deviation suggestions!
Now there are a number of things coming up in the film and animation community, so firstly let me start off with the %ArtHistoryProject.
February is our Film and Animation month!
So I'm scratching my head as to how to write an introduction at the moment! But if you fancy writing an article about a certain style, artist or would like to hold some sort of event please get in touch with me! If you are interested please post at ^DistortedSmile's signup journal here!
Film contest at %fella.
Submissions for this end at February 5th and there are prizes available! So if you are interested please check out this
REMINDER Gallery Makeover Project JournalsGreetings Deviants!
As I have no doubt most of you have heard from $Moonbeam13's journal, a lot of the galleries here on DeviantART are having a makeover. This largely consists of merging and getting rid of categories, but please take a read of the original journal for more details.
I am sure a lot of you have seen these gallery makeover journals floating around already, but here is a definitive list of all the journals so far. Please note that not all galleries are on this list, more may be added later. Also some of these links may be updated in future, and we'll be sure to update the link here as neccessary.
Please comment on the appropriate journals for each area if you have an opinion as to how each gallery can be updated. Remember the more opinions the better so share this journal, and lets get as much of the community involved as we can!
The Beginning of MangaNarrative in art has been seen for centuries in a wide range of different forms. Now I should start off by saying the 'true origins' of manga is disputed. World War II accelerated the world of comics and manga. However we'll take a look at what has been going on before global conflict changed everything. We'll start with the actual name itself, manga, meaning 'whimsical pictures'. So this is the nature of it, satire, doodles, sketches, exaggeration and humour. The first time this term was used to describe a piece of artwork in Japan was given to Hokusai Manga (first published in 1814). So there is the term itself, but going a bit further back is where it's real history becomes debatable.
Manga started around 12-13th century, the Japanese Fujiwara Period. Animal caricatures known seen on picture scrolls are an early form of narrative. They show mischief and fun doodles, and they are actually an early example of Japanese art that is breaking away from their Chinese
The Visual Narrative ProjectWelcome to the first Film in Progress article! This is a series of articles I am doing on works in progress by filmmakers and animators. Sometimes in our line of work we don't have a lot to show for a long time because lets be honest, production time for film or animation takes an awful long time so it's difficult to show people what you're working on. So what I hope to achieve in these series of articles is to give you a chance to talk about something you're working on, and if you have stills and other pieces of development work you can show it off here as well!
To take part in this project or for more information just send me a note I can talk to you (and your team if applicable) about it!
So without further ado here is `TimberClipse with his project, The Visual Narrative project!
Firstly, lets find out a little about yourself, are you a student or professional?
I am a student
Where do you draw the line with 3D realism?I graduated a few years ago with a degree in illustration and animation. Something one of my tutors asked us once really stuck in mind, so not in exact words it was something to this effect:
"How much 3D realism is too much? If the 3D is too realistic isn't it just worth to photograph or film something?"
It's a good question really, everytime 3D modelling/animation hits the roof with realism, you know it's inevitable that someone is going to come along and make it one step better. But imagine hours and hours and hours and hours (you get the idea) of 3d modelling, then rendering, then all that post production work, just to make a scene or characters look realistic. Anyone who does 3d modelling or animation/film can tell you, loading bars are one of the banes of their work.
They can often produce amazing results these days, there's no doubt 3D modelling and film have taken amazing strides over many years. Of course some situations you absolutely can
Digital Art DD RoundUp - June 2013:iconlaserbeast:
Features by `laserBEAST
Glitch Nouveau by ~RoboChandler Charge by ~DanHowardArt
Giant-Warrior by ~velinov Elemental Token by ~MarkWinters Nine sacred woods/Kingly Oak by ~jeshannon Elven Hunter by ~josesami
Techdrake by *NakaseArt Conservatorium by *Jtown67 Finding Majapahit by ~hifarry Seahorse dragon by ~maxkostenko
Overrun by *Alejandro-Mirabal TwoSisters1 Tyler Stott by ~stottt Floating residences by *adamkuczek project pc by ~harapeko
Rageful exile by ~wi-flip-ff The Imperial City by ~ReneAigner Battle Chronicle by ~KypcaHT The White Cat by *sirfish
Guardian of the Sunset by ~EthicallyChallenged Hatchling by ~EranFolio
Features by ^Thiefoworld
Walk with me... by ~martianzombie Beastmaster - beast form by ~Nemanja-S to february by =corviday Green Bear 2 by ~DenisSerkov
Goddess of War by ~toy1989820 Mrs. Blackwater, are you ready? by ~Tygerias Illumination led the way by ~T-razz The Root of all evil by *AlineMendes
Morgana by ~Panshi-12 Xmas 2012 by *Coliandre The Garage by ~AlexJJessup :thumb
Celebrating Diversity #16What is art?
I can assure you that the answer I've chosen for myself is probably not the answer that works for you.
Regardless of the differences our backgrounds and experiences bring to the table there are some universals that pop up across media and eras and what have you.
Nekocon '07 Illustrations by ~brandokay AATR-Audition-02 by =QueenGwenevere
This time, I've chosen 16 pieces that somehow incorporate the human form.
Coca Cola and Cupcakes by ~PlaidCushion The boy 01 by ~Gogolle My Supergirl by ~Yutaan A sculpt for Alex Pardee by *KristinSlavickArt
Celebrating Diversity #1-15 found here:
Celebrating Diversity #18The beauty of art is that it can be shaped using different mediums. Whether it translates into magnificence, sorrow or amazement it always evokes a feeling inside of us. Step outside of your comfort zone and go experience other types of art. Go randomly click on galleries that you've never explored before. It might turn out to be exactly what you needed to see.
Design & Interfaces
#1 #2 #3 #4
And now for something completely different #3Welcome to the third edition of our themed Fan Art features. Our theme this week is "HEROINE", suggested by ^WildCharmander.
Terra Branford - FF6 Dissidia by `emmilAlice Madness Returns by ~garakTOB
fan art of SAILOR MOON by ~k-BOSEATLA Toph by *nargyleZelda in her garden by ~pronouncedyou
Pimps and Whoas - January 3, 2013Pimps
Official dA News
Site Update: Literature Thumbs. Sta.sh Submit
Happy Holidays from deviantART
Odyssey Propulsion 6
Commissions on deviantART
Celebratring Deviousness January 2013
Dedication to a New Year
Nom Nom 28# Christmas Special
Christmas Sweets by ~May-Elena
Christmas Cookies by *alyelliott
Merry Christmas by ~kurosakii
Waiting for Christmas by ~Alessia-Izzo
Thanks to ~melijan for this weeks suggestion of Christmas Cookies! Want to suggest a theme? Send me a note!
Apples | Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken | Chocolate | Brussel Sprouts |
Photography Fortnightly: Edition FiftyPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedD
"Eyes like a shutter, mind like a lens..."
With the start of a brand new year, lots of resolutions are set, promises made and aspirations begun to be aspired to. What are your Photographic hopes and dreams this year? Have you just finished the 365 photography challenge? Or the 52 week Photography challenge? Are you ready to take a break? Or are you just embarking on something like that and are fresh and excited for what it might bring? With that in mind, take a look at a very interesting article from =Eitvys200 it explores the Photography Gallery Records. And why not consider heading over to %deviant365 to begin your 52 week journey of challenges and inspirations?
Community Volunteers ^Kaz-D | ^3wyl |
Famous Photographs: The Afghan GirlIf you run a google search on what are the top famous Photographs of all time, The Afghan Girl is sure to appear. She is truly a face from History and one that many across the globe have tried to capture within others time and time again. But what exactly has made this image and its photographer so captivating?
Source: Daily Mail/National Geographic/Steve McCurry
Eyes, they say, are the window to the soul. And capturing such a piercing and expressive look in a photograph is a highly sought after skill. The Afghan Girl exhibits suspense, suspicion and a sense of distrust at the person behind the lens, she gives off an air of maturity, a foreboding feeling - a vulnerability behind years of strength. That, is what makes her so captivating.
Sharbat Gula is her name, although few even know this rather important detail. Sh
Hot off the Press - Our Vector CV is in Print!In case you haven't heard already, `ChewedKandi - our dedicated and definitely awesome Vector Community Volunteer has been working hard with Adobe! The result? Her book has JUST been published!
But that's not all - the book involves 30 emerging artists within the Vector Community and most of them are from deviantART! The book explores their work, their inspirations and some tutorial projects that will help those looking to learn a bit more. Whether or not you're seriously into Vector doesn't actually matter, because this beautiful showcase of works has something for everybody.
Huge congratulations to *shiropanda ~TraceLandVectorie03 =Asher-Bee `CrisVector ~Helbetico *BreeLeman ~Zzanthia *CQcat ~ivan-bliznak `j3concepts ~dimary ~lounge-acting *ChasingArtwork *grelin-machin ~roberlan ~FlowisKing ~Ryannzha ~cronobreaker ~lanitta ~rafahu ~shoelesspeacock *ssst *NaBHaN ~crowded-teeth :devlim
December Film and Animation DD Roundup!Hey everyone! This roundup is a little bit behind as I've been away for a few days over the New Year! So without further ado lets see what outstanding pieces of film we've seen at the end 2012!
War Dance (Karo sokis) by ~robertas
Slapjack by ~Witbik
Night Light - short film by *Qinni
Synthetic Eden by ~ArtByEmz
Kagemono: full version by *otherwise
Happy New Year 2013 by ~sercantunali
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