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The AndroidI am very pleased to announce that I'm working on a novel again. It's all here, but essentially, I'm borrowing an idea from Australian author Max Barry, to write a novel in the style of a blog, publishing as I write.
The story so far: Matthias is the first fully functional and self-aware humanoid android. He can and does pass for human. Orphaned by his creator under mysterious circumstances, Matthias plays the role of young, single bachelor with an ordinary job, pretending to be human on a daily basis lest he be discovered and shunned, or captured, or destroyed. Most of all The Android is a novel about being human, but of course, it's a living, public work in progress
Please, come! Read, comment, subscribe! https://interloperux.wordpress.com
People are freakin' insaneI've been a member of deviantART for quite a while (11 years woo). I've never bought in to the game of trading points for views or other schemes that are liable to grant the organiser the greatest number of points. I'd prefer my art to stand on its own merit, I don't need or want fake applause. I'm sure it may be profitable for some.. the more views perhaps the more likely you are to sell a print but hey, I can live without that too.
What really gets me are pages like :iconfiery--aspect:
"I want to distribute love all over deviantART. With these points, I can give back to the community in the form of Premium Memberships or gifts from the shop."
People bought that line to the extent of 7070 points. Really? You know you're unlikely to see those points again, right?
May Photography Feature 2014I had MUCH less time to work with in May (and the beginning of June, hence why this is so late..) but here are the favs of the favs.. Thank you for taking such awesome photos
April Photography Feature 2014So much awesome, so hard to be discerning..
way by stevenfields London by My-Life-Without-Hair Horses and clouds by ohlopkov From Atop by DGPhotographyjax Rooftop party in Manhattan by Insanity123
Erawan Waterfall by comsic Atlanta time exposure by Joseph-W-Johns Rain forest #2 by ohlopkov Kallo by RoniLeppanen
Special mention to tiuscorpse for his weird but vaguely appealing portraiture
RolyeRA by tiuscorpse
and ohlopkov, who shoots a tribe of female warriors in a post-apocalyptic forest
Camouflage archer #3 by ohlopkov
Photography feature - March 2014Hey guys, so I decided to join the crowd on publishing a regular featured set from my favourite photos on dA. These were culled from the most recent 15 pages of my favourites, but in future, I plan to make it a monthly thing.
These are not necessarily recent deviations, just recent discoveries that I find amazing. So, here we go:
...trakoscan castle IV... by roblfc1892Calm Blues by IvanAndreevich Solar morning by photoport Lucious Lod by DrewHopperLa'a Kea O Pali by aFeinPhoto-com
Now the only person on MySpaceProbably. That isn't a commercial entity. I like their portfolio system, though. Checkit: https://www.myspace.com/interloperux
AmusedSo, I located a deviation that wouldn't load recently. And I mean, I tried two browsers, refreshed a bunch of times, tried to access the image directly - it wasn't happening. Support tells me the file was lost. Lost XD They lost someone's artwork. I'm amused. It was a piece from 2003, so, I figured maybe it had been an oversight during one of the many updates the site would have had between now and then. Figured I'd do the right thing and let them know. dA: 'There's nothing we can dooo.'
So that's me for this morning. Ttyl
One Photo per Day + Spare PartsHey. So, given an increasing lack of time in which I can get out there and take photos, I'm going to retire my One Photo per Day project. It was fun Took some great images imo, and I've appreciated the favourites and comments on every one.
So, to recap:
Guide Falls, Tasmania - Photo a Day #9 by InterloperUX Round Hill - Photo a Day #10 by InterloperUX Honey, I shrunk the TARDIS - Photo a Day #11 by InterloperUX Photo a Day #12 - Burnie at morning by InterloperUX Photo a Day #13 by InterloperUX
Spare Parts: Romaine Park, Tasmania by InterloperUX Spare Parts: Guide Falls, Tasmania by InterloperUX Spare Parts: Fern Glade, Tasmania by InterloperUX Spare Parts: Fern Glade, Tasmania by InterloperUX Spare Parts: Fern Glade, Tasmania by InterloperUX Spare Parts: Fern Glade, Tasmania by InterloperUX Spare Parts: Fern Glade, Tasmania by InterloperUX Spare Parts: Fern Glade, Tasmania by InterloperUX Spare Parts: Fern Glade, Tasmania by InterloperUX Spare Parts: Guide Falls, Tasmania by InterloperUX Spare Parts: Romaine Park, Tasmania by InterloperUX Spare Parts: Native Forest by InterloperUX
The Photo A Day Project - Week 2Pretty sure I've missed at least a day, but I haven't had as much time this week. If I don't have time/can't find something worthy today, I'll upload one of my extras It was prooobably a bit overambitious to figure on taking and uploading one photo every single day, but I envisioned a month, so I'mma keep going.
Creating your own MangaIntroduction
You have a great story, a bunch of characters and you want to create a manga. However, where do you start? Do you have it Left->Right or Right->Left? How should you publish it (*note: some publishers may have additional requirements/restrictions)?
The process is pretty much the same for any graphic progression such as comics.
Luckily, there are a great number of tutorials to help you on your way.
A storyboard is a panel or series of panels which detail the sequence of significant events in a planned scene, i.e. a rough sketch coupled with some words to describe the actions in the scene.
At this point you'd need to have an idea of whether you are making a left->right or right->left manga.
80 Point Giveaway and Art Features!(Closed)Winner announced! :iconxlaurenx13: Congratulations!
(winner was chosen through a random number generator)
Don't be disappointed if you didn't win this time ;7; They will be more opportunities! Just keep a watch out for the next giveaway and it may be your turn to win! \^7^/
Thank you everyone for entering! I'm very grateful for everyone's support for our fellow artists!
:iconsparklesplz: Watcher's Feature!:iconsparklesplz:
PE: How to Scan and Adjust ImagesTutorial Time: How to scan and adjust images on Photoshop!
Hello everyone, welcome to this tutorial article of PE week!
well, you know, there is this youtube channel where there's lots of videos regaring tips, tricks and general advice for artists, and it is the best I've seen of the kind. But sadly, it is only in portuguese - hence why cinyu came up with the great idea of getting me to translate one of their videos!
I decided to pick up this one regarding scanning and adjusting images on photoshop, because that is one of the most basic, yet worst parts for many traditional artists. This tutorial is mostly for scanning black and white works, so it'll be more useful if you're working on manga/comic pages or inked art, but I hope it'll give you some ideas and help out in general on how scanning works.
I'll be translating the most important parts of the video, along with screenshots. Let's get started!
Things you'll need:
When It's HardHi folks! I realized in my most recent round of blogs that I've been a little quick to tell you all to put on your grown up panties, but this one is going to be a little different. Making art can be one of the most exhilarating things you'll ever do, but (and this is from personal experience also) 80% of the time you're going to fail. You'll spill your ink all over that glorious drawing. Oil from your hands will permanently stain only the portion of paper that was meant to remain a snowy white. Your computer's hard drive will crash or all your image files (all the WIPs especially) will get corrupted. You'll try something new and it just won't work out the way you envisioned. These things are the parts that aren't really spoken about enough, and so when they happen to us we assume that we're doing something terribly wrong. I'm here to tell you that we all go through these things and there's always a solution!
When you're not improving
Manip Academy 11: Tips for HairWelcome to Manip Academy!
Cut Hair with Background Erase Tool
Select the Background Erase Tool
Select the options below, the tolerance depends on each photo.
this technique to cut hair, works only for clean backgrounds and with a single color.
see some examples below:
My Brush tips, are Brush present in Photoshop CC.
I usually use brush present in photoshop to do my hair, specifically these two:
Brush > Soft Round Pressure Size or Flat Angle Low Bristle Count.
and always before starting to paint hair, select Pen Pressure on the brush configurations.
Simple Tips - How to Paint the Hair
I use wacom to do my hair, so the tutorials below are made with wacom and done for people who use tablet if you use mouse to do y
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 4I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
Weekly feature LXVIIIHere are some of the best pictures submitted to :iconBreathtaking-photos: this week and in the last days
Carolina by ClaudiaFMiranda
afternoon lullaby by bwaworga View from Mt. Mangart 1 by BerarAdrian
Crazy Sunshine by almostacrayon mysigt kvall by rahmanio
...savudrija XV... by roblfc1892
Royal Affair Campaign 2014 - 1 by Aisii where you end by tjasa Celestial by Thomas-Koidhis
Some beautiful pieces of ART10Sharing is caring.
Compass by Teddy-Cube Dancing Butterflies by Sisterslaughter165
Heart and Soul by RickHaighNicki... again. by Cinnamoncandykuia x by chriseastmids
Stand out from the rest by pqphotographyScrew the Light, Give me Darkness by pjenzFishing by Notvitruvian
Teac by pitkonMandelbrot 104 - Etranged love - by Olbaid-STCan You Feel My Heart by StevenZybert
Lake at Colbricon by SergibaSun King by samgrealResonance by Pixx-73
Beautiful Nude Practice 2 by philippeLJune sunset by peterpatemanLady Butterfly by Mr-Ripley
Once Upon a Time by morningstarskidStructures From Silence by MoodyBlueGrand Central Terminal by maxlake2
Always Beside You by mj-magicSummoning by MoonRoseEternityThe Nanny Ravens by LouVart
Vagabond by LewiARTs
Future is Spelled KIDS-Tribute to Fred Rogers by rsiphotography I`d love U for a Thousend Years by BrennaWintjens Wildlife 2014 by nudagimo
Wish you were here ... by gotman68 In love by tamaraR Omnipresent Light by Lior-Art
Wildfire by Andaelentari *pink sugar skull* by WelshAngelArt Kestral by Walking-Tall
Edge of Eternity by revande Textures by Spiegellicht
Inspector Wolf The old lady was dead. I could smell it before I even got into the house. The whole place reeked of adrenaline, sweat, fear, copper and steel. He’d dropped her right in her living room. Chopped and chopped until she stopped moving. But I could tell I was getting close. This had been done in a hurry, and the killer didn’t have the time to clean up after himself like he usually did.
Across the room, the phone rang. The shrill sound set my teeth to grinding, but I ignored it. Instead I followed the killer’s bloody footprints into the back bedroom. He’d climbed out the window. If I hurried, I could catch up to him and end this disgusting spree he was on.
Then the answering machine kicked in. “Hi, Gramma! It’s Red. Sorry I’m running late. I kind of lost track of time. But don’t worry. I packed the picnic and I’m heading out the door right now. Love you.”
She’d been expec
The TrundlerThe waste land behind the fire station is always silent. No birds sing there, and even the wild rabbits and feral cats avoid it. Weedy wildflowers nod their seasonal heads in the breeze. Lying fallow in the midst of housing developments, shopping malls, the new movie theater — the vacant lot stands out like a knife wound on a woman’s placid face, shocking, brazen, ugly.
It is always empty. Except for one thing: a ragged heap of old trash, all nasty black tar paper and vicious snarls of rusted wire, car parts and broken glass and other junkyard jetsam. The embodiment of injury waiting to happen, an invitation to a tetanus shot... the city never hauled it away. No one ever wants anywhere near it; it radiates an eerie sense of calculating watchfulness.
And at night, it wanders.
When darkness falls, and the last cars heading into the hives of tract housing stop illuminating the asphalt with moving-picture shadows, it… unfolds. Bitter, broken tangles, grotesquely mov
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