Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
|the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing.|
|I want a trouble-maker for a lover,|
Blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame,
Who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate,
Who burns like fire on the rushing sea.
From Rumi’s Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
|Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.|
--W. H. Auden
|Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face|
Do You Realize - we're floating in space
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die
And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round
Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
|The best things in life are not things.|
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
The trailer for the newest installment of James Bond movies has arrived and it's everything you'd expect from 007 — car chases, explosions and not one but two Bond girls — played by Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux.
Four and a half years after the disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, strange things still are happening to the plants and animals living there. Recent years have brought reports of deformed fruit and mutant butterflies, but the latest is a remarkable photo of deformed daisies posted on Twitter, who took the photo below in Nasushiobara City, which lies about 70 miles from Fukushima. The radiation dose in the area has been classified as safe for 'medium to long-term habitation' and the Japanese government's recently decided to allow more than 7,000 residents of a town near the Fukushima plant to return home, four years after being evacuated. However, it would seem that the flowers are telling a different story.
Kit Harrington, the actor that plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, has been repeatedly spotted in Belfast where the show films it's interior scenes. Rumors started circulating of a possible return when his character met his bloody death at the end of season 5 and this is certainly fueling that fire. What are your thoughts? Is Jon Snow still alive? and if so, how do you think he survives the brutal stabbing he suffered? We hope he's coming back and it's not just a case of separation anxiety that has him clinging to the set.
sadeceKAAN is a super talented artist and his Batmand and Joker Mashup is nothing short of amazing. Be sure to check out the speedpainting video to see the progression of the piece. While you're on his page be sure to wish him a happy birthday!
Perhaps inspired by the amazing success of The Lego Movie, Sony has acquired the rights to the a movie which revolves around Emojis. We're not entirely sure how this film, which is to be directed by Anthony Leondis, is going to tell a cohesive story, but apparently the storyboards for the film already exist.
The latest edition of Project Porkchop has been posted and features a handful of artists that deserve your attention. Did you find a new favorite? Let us know in the comments.
X-Files fans have another reason to celebrate! The Lone Gunmen will be returning on the new season of the X-Files. Nevermind that Langly, Byers and Frohike were killed off in Season 9, that was already retconned thanks to the comics, The X-Files Season 10, and we certainly can't wait to see the role they will play in the newest investigation!
There are few things more magical than watching fireflies lazily wander through the dusk, their light seeming to make them wink in and out of existence. The science behind why fireflies glow is just as cool as watching them light up, check out this video to learn just how they do it!
Today we celebrate AlexGarner's birthday! We hope you have a super devious day.
Quite often artists will post art that celebrates a fandom they are particularly fond of or inspired by and the same is true for nik159 who is so excited about the upcoming Zootopia movie he's been creating artwork based on it. So imagine how amazing it was when nik159 found out that the director of Zootopia shared his fan art on Twitter? Achievement unlocked!
If you haven't stumbled across the work of patrickballesteros, you are missing out! All of his work is fantastic and we are particularly fond of his 25 Cent Wonders series. Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.
Check out this amazing fan made mashup between Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars, as Furiosa battles her way across Tatooine. It seems that fury can also be a powerful ally.
rainylake has posted a 10 x 10 challenge which involves finding 10 artists, commenting on one piece of their work and featuring it in a journal. Not only do you get to spread some DA love, you may also win some prizes. Get involved now!
Yesterday a rumor starting surfacing that NBC would be reviving fan-favorite Xena: Warrior Princess and as we all rejoiced and conspired about what the new show would entail, Lucy Lawless took to Twitter and broke our hearts by saying it wasn't happening. Personally, we're keeping the dream alive because as Xena would say "fighting gives our lives meaning".
Talty has been posting tutorials on polymer clay and this latest shows us how to create the perfect sandwich cookie. These would be great for jewelry or dollhouses but even though they look delicious, please don't eat them
You may know X-Files superfan Kumail Nanjiani from his X-Files podcast, The X-Files Files, or you may know him from his role in the hit HBO series, Silicone Valley, but, according to the Hollywood Reporter, you will soon know him for his role on the new X-Files series! He will appear in three episodes, and his Tweet about this role is heartwarming and serves as a reminder that nerdy dreams really can come true.
The newest trailer for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur is here and you need to be prepared to feel all the feels. Who doesn't want a dinosaur as a best friend? Anything is possible in a world where the asteroid never hit Earth and dinosaurs never became extinct.
Time is certainly flying and we're more than halfway through 2015! If you like to be prepared and you love dragons, now is the time to score yourself the 2016 Zodiac Dragon Calendar by The-SixthLeafClover. Each image is absolutely magnificent and if you pre-order the Stardust Edition, you get a signed print of the zodiac dragon of your choice AND a very awesome looking collectors coin.
How is it possible for one tree to grow 40 different kinds of fruit? Sam Van Aken, an artist and professor at Syracuse University, used "chip grafting" to create trees that each bear 40 different varieties of stone fruits. He states that this is a living piece of art and after watching the video, we have to agree. Also, science you are so cool.
Dörfler is a new graphic novel by madbaumer37 which is set in a dystopian future, alternating between current time and flashbacks. It is as much about space and time as it is about the characters who inhabit the two landscapes. You can read an 8-page excerpt or order the graphic novel here and you can view some of Jeremy's amazing work in his gallery.
Wishing thorns a happy cake-filled day!
We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
Artists, no matter how skilled or successful, are always growing. This video does a masterful job of breaking down the evolution of renown Loony Tunes creator and artist Chuck Jones. Keep creating, keep growing!
jeftoon01 took the Disney princesses out of their castles and threw them into a Twisted Fairytale and recently has been working on a series called Art of Tinkerbell. We think this is an artist worth watching!
September 2016 will mark the 20 year anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, and the series is celebrating with a new movie! Check out the trailer for Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, which features new designs and an all new story from series creator Kazuki Takahashi!
Have you ever wondered how Stephen Colbert would do if he locked himself inside a cabinet? We know, it seems an oddly specific question, but it has been answered in the form of a game, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Escape From the Man-Sized Cabinet! Head on over to the Late Show's website to play this text-based game for free, and help Colbert save himself.
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence project, known as SETI, has been monitoring radio frequencies in outer space since 1960 in hopes of detecting communications from extraterrestrial life. The project has long been running off of private donations ever since NASA cut its funding in the 1990's, but those who keep their ears tuned to the sounds of the cosmos received great news today! SETI will receive a $100 million investment, courtesy of Russian Internet entrapment, Yuri Milner. The money will fund a 10 year project to develop new and improved technologies which will enable scientists to monitor 10 billion radio signals at once.
Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted this amazing photograph this weekend, but what could it be of? A favorite watercolor? Some abstract image which caught his eye? It is actually a photograph of the Bahamas from outer space! Scott Kelly is spending a year on the International Space Station, and his Twitter is no only inspiring, it is a great reminder that life doesn't just imitate art, life is art.
The Parksville's annual Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition was dominated by this impressive sculpture featuring Batman and Joker. "My Better Half" took home first prize, and rightly so! Created by Marielle Hessels and David Ducharme, this monument commemorates the complicated relationship between Batman and his arch-nemesis, The Joker.
If building a miniature Millennium Falcon just isn't enough for you, you're not alone! Hot Toys has created a true 1:6 scale model of Han's beloved space craft, and this replica measures in at 18 feet long and 12 feet wide! Sorry, collectors, you won't be able get your hands on this Millennium Falcon. The giant sized model is for display only, not for sale, and is currently located in Hong Kong. Hot Toys has promised they will create more unique Star Wars replicas, which will hopefully be coming soon to a galaxy not so far away.
Embarassing things happen to everyone but it's easy to feel like you're all alone when it happens to you. Share an embarrassing story with us here so we can be reminded that we aren't alone.
Today we wish a very happy birthday to meago go take a moment to celebrate with her.
If you like to play with things and then write about, this 'Gear in Review' contest could be for you and by entering you could win some cool prizing. Check out the information and start tinkering!
This is our first look at the X-files reboot and it shows us just enough to want more. Looks like dark times are ahead for Mulder and Scully! The six-episode revival will premiere on January 24th -- do you believe?
This Fan Art Friday feature focuses on Final Fantasy VII. What is your favorite fandom? Let us know in the comments.
Get ready to fight, Valve and Capcom have teamed up to offer Ultra Street Fighter 4 as a free to play game this weekend! Head over to the Steam Store to take advantage of this limited time offer. Who is your favorite fighter?
Go behind the scenes with the Met museum to see what it takes to restore a masterwork.
If you are a senior member on DeviantArt and you enjoy giving back to the community, the seniormentors group needs your help. There has been an overwhelming number of applications for mentors and not enough mentors to go around. Read this to learn more about how you can get involved.
Nintendo has released new screenshots of the upcoming Monster Hunter X, which will release for the 3DS this winter. The Monster Hunter series has enjoyed incredible success, with the recent games having collectively sold more than three million units. Fans are already excited for the newest installment, which will apparently feature cat companions! Check out the new screenshots and let us know what you think about Monster Hunter X.
Well not really, it's really a video of bats flipped right side up and set to music but does that make it any less entertaining? Yeah, we didn't think so. Happy Friday!
There has been much excitement about New Horizons' flyby of Pluto this week, and Pluto had one more surprise in store for scientists: It seems to be alive! The smooth, mostly crater-free surface of Pluto means that there was geologic activity recently, but there is no conventional explanation as to why a planet so far from the sun would still have the kind of internal heat source to produce this activity. Could Pluto be plotting its revenge for being downgraded to a dwarf planet?
This guide will provide you with a list of tools and resources necessary to get you started as a 3-D artist.
There is good news today if you're trying to eat healthy. Oregon State University scientists have made a rather startling announcement: They have created a new strain of seaweed which tastes just like bacon! Packed with vitamins and minerals and visually resembling red lettuce, this could be the next big super food craze. Time reports that the scientists are still working with several chefs in order to find the most tantalizing ways to prepare this savory veggie. Pass the... seaweed?
There's a new trend in our forums where people from all over the world are inviting you to ask them about where they live. There's so many of them it's impossible to choose just one, so we invite you to check out these threads and see if a particular location appeals to you! It's time to virtually travel with the help of your fellow deviants.
Today Nintendrawer leveled up! Join us in wishing her a great day.
Current Residence: A Peaceful State|
deviantWEAR sizing preference: L
Print preference: As Big As Possible.
Favourite genre of music: Rock. Jazz(Hard Bop). Blues. 80's Metal. Tribal(Aboriginal thru Electronic). Classical.Troubado
Favourite photographer: Sebastio Salgado. Richard Mapplethorpe. Walker Evans. Weegee.
Favourite style of art: Post-impressionist. Abstract-expressionist. The New Digital Vanguard. Contemporary fantasy.
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: Shuffle
Shell of choice: Any Conch will do.
Wallpaper of choice: French Louis XIV Rococo Style
Skin of choice: Thick enough to persevere and thin enough to feel.