Just a few this time It's been a busy month. Cheers
Devious JournalSo clearly the monthly features didn't last xD I haven't even been looking through my watchers submissions in as long.. sorry, guys. There are over 3000 deviations pending xD I will browse at some stage
Semester two is over for the year, so I'm spending my summer so far looking for work to keep myself, well, not homeless and/or ridiculously in debt by Semester One 2015. I murdered my exams.
My photos are usually taken on the weekends, when I had (or rather made) the free time to get out. I really want to begin working on more conceptual/experimental ideas at some stage, in contrast to just shooting what is. I'd like to begin working with models especially, just to expand my experience somewhat. But.. in good time. I only have one lens so far xD
I am finding it curious, the difference between my favourite photos and yours, dear audience. I'm also noting that almost always, my super wide panoramas don't go over so well and I wonder if it's due to the limitations of viewing them
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 904PhotoPhactory 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
Collection: In The Shadow of Dragon
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Fan Art Friday: It's Adventure Time!
Fan Art Friday: It’s Adventure Time!
Adventure Time by Emortal982
Welcome to the enchanted Land of Ooo, where Finn and his magical dog, Jake, spend their days fighting evil and making things right in the world while having a blast. They prove that there are still good guys out there ready to help those in need and through their adventures take us to the many fantastical and far off corners of their world.
With its mix of funny, smart, fie
Collection: Alternative Universe
The “alternative universe” has long been a sci–fi trope, usually simply a good–guy bad–guy heroes and villains reversal. Like the Star Trek episode (“Mirror, Mirror”) in which a transporter glitch lands Kirk on an evil pirate “parallel universe” Enterprise where Spock is a goateed murderer with mutiny on his agenda. But real scientists have complicated things considerably, with “string theory” positing at least eleven (and possibly an infinite number) of “alternative/parallel universes.”
Once upon a time, we pondered our relative insignificance as sin
Cosplay Friday: Harry Potter
Cosplay Friday: Better Than Butterbeer
Harry Potter Lumos by aggestardust
Nothing says happy holidays like the magic of Harry Potter!
Witches, wizards, and muggles alike grab your wands and get ready for the Sorting ceremo
Animals Within, Spirit Animals
Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Paul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt Part 2
Paul Tobin’s Scavenger Hunt PART 2
Neytiri by PaulTobin
Avatar & Narnia: Inspirational Tutorials
Masterful Resources on DeviantArt
PaulTobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has worked at Weta Workshop of New Zealand since 2003.
He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avatar and most recentl
Project Porkchop Vol. 300
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Jane Austen's Prevailing and Perpetual Prose
Forever Austen Jane Austen’s Prevailing and Perpetual Prose
Becoming Jane by discret
First Edition of
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
—Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The opening line of Jane Austen’s
Collection: The Steampunk Menagerie
The Steampunk Menagerie
The magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.
Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.