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Plans and stuffWell to be honest I have no plans. At all. These days everything is improvised. For example I am full of failed projects that I start randomly, go with it for a while and at a point I just leave it unfinished. For example yesterday I made this rat:
The model isn't that bad, but bad enough that the fur doesn't work well on it. And it would be pain to make it move in animation or something like that. I will try and make it a 3D printable model today.
Well some of my stuff are become Facebook covers for my profile (I like to use my own stuff as pointless decoration). But I do not feel that those things worth uploading here, yet.
The best of my Facebook covers is this one:
This is a WIP image. I will work on this more, as soon as Blender and my compy capable of smoke rendering in Cycles. I want a cigar in the tray. So this is not failed yet, but standing project.
This red s
Free Premium Membership and my statsWell I am a winner of this event, at least I can measure it in numbers. As I am always a Premium member, these rare events do not really a thing for me, but now it was something new. Free Premium Membership Day gave me a visitor boost and I tell you how:
Yesterday afternoon I noticed I got more favs and comments on my Custom Box Background generator app, than usual. Every time I visited my messages I had new favs, comments even watches (and same people watched me who faved the app... by the way: hello new watchers. I am happy about you guys )
It seems lot of people used their Free Premium Membership Day for customize their profile, and from mentions and searches they landed on my app. It shows in Google Analytics too:
See that huge spike at the right end? That is 7th April. Free Premium Membership Day means people want to learn, how to customize their profile and they find my solution.
I know it isn't a big num
About my Car modelWell for months now I trying to model this Ferrari Type 555 Super Squalo based on blueprint. I am really inexperienced in modelling. First 2-3 tries was stared with a cylinder as this car basically that: a cylinder. Then I watched some tutorials and I seen lot of methods how people make cars.
Finally I started it with a single plane. I cut that in half and mirorred it, so I just had to fight with one side of the car. When the body was finished I created a wheel with arrays and curves (learned from a tutorial again), got a shiny car material. This successful try was 6 hours of my life.
The model isn't that good, but I really think it is a milestone in modeling for me. If you are interested you can check out it in sketchfab (the model itself, no textures). You can find lot of problems with the mesh. Keep in mind this is really my first car model.
Google Analytics and youNSA spying on Google, yes. But Google does not allow this, not happy about it. Also NSA is not spying on you personally. Also they spying on the whole network. So whatever?
Google only shows anonymous data. Anyone who uses Analytics only sees data like what browser you use, when the visit happened, where you use the internet (on city level at best). It not even gives out your IP address.
by the way. This is your ip address: On the other hand Google may know who you are IF you are logged in to Google. But that is still data you gave them on your own.These data aren't public. You can only see your statistics. Nobody else, even deviantART has no means to check you analytics data on others profile.
It doesn't steal your data, your images. It has nothing to do with the Search engine and even the search engine only links to your images, and it does not save them.Most of the websites you visit uses Google Analytics
Not 2D not 3D... it is 2.5DSo yesterday and today I managed to learn a technique I had almost all knowledge to use, I just needed a little push. It called parallax animated photo. I think. The point is I make video from a single photo.
First I created this. I overdone it a little with the smoke. The problem is I couldn't make realistic cigarette smoke right now, and because of the smoke it was 8 hours of rendering. And not even the smoke was the important but the moving effect... oh yeah I done that in 10 minutes.
And today I made this. In this the movement is perfectly show what this technique is all about. You can find the original still image here:
So I have a new skill I want to use in the future. This requires lot of practice in photoshop and blender too. Fun times
So I done things that I will not submit to dA
First this Metal Gear Rising "fan art". I like this sentence from him, and I thought this image of him is perfect for political flyer... I would vote for him based on this. But it really think this is only a concept at best, I am not a designer capable of draw him myself (I hate using screen cap from the game). Still I think it worth a mention, maybe someone do this for real, drawing Armstrong and the flag too with better style.
This one is my first fully working fluid simulation. I started to get how fluid simulation works in Blender. I rendered this as a test. The bullet is simply animated, there is nor real physics in its movement, but it is a fluid obstacle object so the water simulator counted it in. You can watch it in better resolution here: http://youtu.be/18TABgKVy5g
Also I have an extreme short fluid simulation video too. It is more interesting concept, but there
Journal to make my profile not pinkBecause V day is over and that skin only works that day.
But I feature some art from my favs, so this journal makes sense.
Hello my sweety friends by ShokoladeJiggy Piece by EloraBorealisMagi - Nobody else by paszulyEstoniaGlass of beer, Png icon, tutor by AlexandraFOlive Scribe by HoshakujiRengeHellbending by JazzaStudiosGolliath Flats by dreno360Tawapa by ulorinvex
Valentine's Dayis here. RUN
Or play this:
You can even send this as a V card here on dA. DO IT. OR RUN!
I surprised myselfI know this isn't good, not realistic and not human at all. But I made this without watching any reference. It was a good practice. I didn't know I am capable of this detail with sculpturing in Blender.
And I even managed to make a decent metallic cycles material without any tutorial. The render is noisy because it was 100 samples.
I will practice sculpturing more after this.
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:
"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"
I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.
Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.
It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 Mayit's 20 April
happy easter fellow members and also time for a new give away 8D
but first a very special thanks to my donators below we can continue holding these thank you guys for all the support
~~A big thanks to our donators for the Month April
(I send you a note fast as possible if you didn't got featured yet!)
for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here yo
PE: How to Make Pixel CloudsHow to Make Pixel Clouds
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to make pixel clouds. I have two different types of clouds I use depending on the piece; semi-realistic, and cartoon style. I will be showing you both today!
Let us start!
The semi realistic style can be done two ways, depending on if you are limiting colors or not.
First, I'm going to show you the way for if you do not care how many colors you use.
First you will pull out your pencil brush, as you would normally do when making pixel art, and set the color to white. After that, set the opacity to around 10%-20%.
Randomly brush side to side with the pencil, and then overlap some lines randomly as well.
Keep doing that until the cloud if about as big as you need it; it should look something like this.c:
World of Water Contest!The Theme
Welcome to the World of Water contest. I've tried to make it interesting for every (APN) Photographer by creating two subcategories;
Close-ups (this includes Macro photography).
The main subject in the photograph has to be water. It can be drops, it can be waterfalls, lakes, oceans, seas, canals.. everything with water!
Animals, Plants & Nature Photography only
Photographs taken with a film or a digital camera featuring a minimal amount of color and exposure adjustment
Deviations do have to be new, added after this contest is announced
One (1) entry per person per subcategory, you can win only once
No photomanipulations or selective desaturation
Start date: NOW!
Ends June 30th, 23:59 CEST.
Each subcategory has a 1st, 2
Easter Egg GiveAway!(closed)
Winner will be announced 1-2 days. Stay tuned!
Narrowed it to five people. ARGH its so hard to decide! Almost there!
Prize: One person will win 100
How to qualify?
Draw an egg on Deviantart Muro using ONE of the following themes. It doesn't matter if it looks good or not, you will not be judged on how it looks but on creativity of how you use the theme below.
~You can choose one theme below!~
Theme 1: I'm a sexy egg
Theme 2: Shiver me timbers
Theme 3: Egg Fusion!!
So again, you have to use DEVIANTART MURO.
GOODLUCK AND HAPPY EASTER!!
Kiriban at 1.000.000 - CaughtIt's as simple as it gets;
Catch my 1.000.000th pageview and get a free head-shot sketch from your character (or any character that you like).
(Screenshot needs to be fullscreen and send to me by private message)
The kiriban is caught.
Anyone bother to explain me how it is possible that 2 people caught the exact same thing on screenshot???
After hearing from multiple people having experience with more than 1 guy catching their kiriban, I can only come to the conclusion that it's reasonable.
DA's counter is probably flawed, in the sense that it only counts an IP once. Which would lead people that spend hours refreshing my page, being able to keep track of the pageviews without actually influencing themselves. It's still kind of weird to think that kind of thing actually happens and people are
April Fools Caption Contest WinnersThanks to all participants from the April Fools Caption Contest! Without any further delay, here are the winners of each photo.
"Hey Charllllllieee! Lets go to Candy Mountain!" - Spiritdream12
"The cold never bothered me anyway." - puffugu
"How to make a Harry Potter Goblet of Fire bubble spell cosplay..." - GillianIvy
Cat: "That's it! This is the last time I look for a roommate on Craigslist!" - Sserenita
"And I want some cake... and some ice cream... and some hot fudge... and some chocolate milk... THEN you can have your sweater back!" - WDWParksGal
Fella: "He's right behind me, isn't he...?" - ShackledMuse
"What do you mean it doesn't look natural??" - Sserenita
"Ha! We got the blanket first!" - MiloticScale
"Life gave me melons.. and it was good!" - darkoracle21
"DAT ASS~" - Nox-ious
Alexandrasalas by Thiefoworld
100 and 500 points giveaway!!But first,...CONTEST!
:iconathenacykes: Is holding a contest and would be really helpful of you go check it out and more better if you enter! Thanks guys!
100 Points GIVEAWAY!!
For just faving this journal and make a journal about this giveaway for both 100 and 500 points(guess to win).
500 POINT GIVEAWAY!!
Are you sick and tired of competing your luck on more than 20-40(or more) people to win points??? WELL NOT ANYMORE!
Also... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLAY WITH ME! I`ve been planning to do this since my birthday!!!! *puppy eyes* It would make a girl happy like me right?
GUESS THE SONG TO WIN!
How to participate?
-Fave this journal (that means you participating)
-YOU have to tell about this giveaway in your journal too! (important, if not disqualified)(yes i do check)
1. All you have to do is watch me play songs from this video
2. You only have to guess the songs to win!
"[song title] - by(sing
Olympia: Manet's Biggest ScandalÉdouard Manet (1832-1883), a French painter who is sometimes considered one of the founders of the style of impressionism, caused quite a few scandals throughout his career.
Many of these scandals came into being because of the subject matter which he chose to portray in his paintings. Additionally, there were many critics who found fault in his painting style. Surprisingly, despite the sometimes violent reactions to his works, what Manet was really seeking throughout his painting career was official recognition as a great artist of his time.
At a young age, Manet found in his father an extreme opposition to his desired career as an artist. His father was a magistrate who thought that Manet should choose a “recognized” profession. Attempting to appease his father, Manet tried and fai
3D Camera TrackingToday I learned this. Camera tracking. Basically it is a very simple thing. I select points on the first frame of the video, Blender tries to track those points. After that it sets up a 3D environment for the video. Aaaand it is really good in tracking.
This is my first attempt:
As you can see I used my Sburb logo for this little test. The reason for that it is much better than the Blender monkey head. The low poly count helps me to render it fast. I am really happy with this, one of my best "first attempts".
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Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More