Yosemite ParadizeShock and Awe. I was blessed to visit the majestic Yosemite valley, it was a truly enlightening experience. Stay tuned, will be posting some photos soon.
Monocle aesteticsRecently I decided to try to use my old, primitive, hand-made monocle lens again. This is the lens with a single glass element, which had a lot of optical imperfections. I posted here a few shots I made recently using this magical tool. I know, that those pictures are not exactly "pretty" photos the majority of normal folks like, but somehow I liked them a lot! Maybe I'll keep using this lens for a while.
Back to Premium?It was a big surprise to learn that I was given a premium membership by :iconheidi:!Thank you very much!
SamsaraI just cannot keep myself from sharing this, I was so thrilled and awed by this documentary movie, it is absolutely stunning. Photographic marvel, humane and inspiring. The beauty of this world makes it worth to live in it! (It is available on Netflix streaming)
Happy HolidaysI wish you all the very best holidays! Merry Christmas, Hanuka, New Year Eve, or whatever other holidays or religions you celebrate! Let us all enjoy the beauty of this wonderful world of ours and live in peace and harmony, and capture this amazing light in our pictures! :iconsnowman-plz:
Daily DeviationI am totally speechless, humbled and excited. I just got a DD for my photo Fire Defence, which I took during the popular uprising in Kiev against the pro-Russian government of thugs and thieves. It was a very tense moment one very cold and snowy night in January 2014, when the police special forces were moving in to the center of the city, and the people started to burn tires to create a fire and stop their advance. Nobody could ever imagine that those protests would lead to the bloody war with Russia. Pray for Ukraine, her brave people who don't want to be part of Putin's empire, who deserve the better, freer and more prosperous life.Thank you so much tanikel for featuring it!Слава Украïнi!
IllusionsSome wise man said that the life is the process of getting rid of illusions. Our hopes, wishes and desires are illusions. And very often they don't allow us to see and appreciate what we already have, "Что нам дано, то не влечет". This is a vicious circle, and even knowing about it does not spare us from falling into another trap of the next obsession. Or maybe we can say that until we keep falling for the illusions we are alive?
New Job, New LifeI have not been very active with my photography lately, got totally swamped by my latest change of a job. Hopefully I'll manage to be back more often soon. Thank you all for your support!
Ukrainian TragedyI have just returned from a short trip to Kiev, the city where I was born, grew up and lived before moving to the US. What is happening there can only be described as a heroic people's uprising against a regime of thugs and mobsters. Someone told that revolutions are started by romantics, won by heroes and taken over by scoundrels. Now we are at the second stage.These protests initially started by peaceful demonstrations of students against a dramatic turnaround of the government from the strategic direction towards European Union to a back door deal with Russia. The romantics believed that there was a chance for the country to join the EU (which in reality was never offered by the Brussels, not even hinted as some future possibility). The kids were dispersed and brutally beaten by Berkut - the "elite" special forces commandos. This triggered a massive uproar, at one point there was about one million people in the streets demanding punishment of the police and sacking of the Minister
ADOPTABLE 100 THEMES CHALLENGEYeah. I don't like the other one. SO HERE WE GOOOOOO!!!1. Fancy2. Think pink3. Chocolate kisses4. Crisp apple5. Stardust6. Martini7. Angel8. Ruby9. Sapphire10. Emerald11. Rain12. Thunder13. Fire14. Sun conure15. Lightning16. Cookie17. Ragdoll18. Cappuccino19. Marshmallow20. Lemon21. Blood22. Rock23. Punk24. Bubblegum25. Sherbet26. Candy floss27. Skittles28. Fishing29. Poison30. Pinata31. Arty32. Bumble bee33. Cloud34. Dagger35. England36. Atom37. Giraffe38. Heraldic39. Butterscotch40. Peanut butter jelly41. Killjoy42. Humbug43. Mechanic44. Neuron45. Orange sherbet46. Professor47. Quail48. Racoon49. Peacock50. Tea and cake51. Uniform52. Villain53. War54. Death55. Famine56. Pestilence57. X-ray58. Yellow59. Conquest60. Roman61. Victorian62. Edwardian63. Medieval64. Oriental65. Ostrich66. Music67. Prehistoric68. Fluffy69. Glow70. Rave71. Ketchup72. Mustard73. Aquafresh toothpaste74. Whiskey75. Roses76. Strawberries
ALL Next Gen Fun Facts!This is fan made!All Next Gen Fun Facts! :iconwoootplz: Everything from my previous fun facts journals as well as some new ones are in here I probably won't make any more new Fun Facts journals. Instead, I'll just add them in here and let you know if there are any updates (if they are worth mentioning of course) I'll probably add more to the younger characters later since I'm still developing them. HOLY FRICK THIS JOURNAL IS LONG!If this journal in particular is too long, you can look at these kinda shorter ones that narrow the characters down by categoryMain: Royalty: Side: Children: Valiant Heart:Valiant goes by "Lance" Valiant's love life isn't very successful even though he's kind, charming and handsome. He's been out with quite a few ponies making him seem l
30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) ChallengeI originally posted this on my Tumblr blog, and since it seems to be popular I thought I'd challenge people here.30 Days of Art Improvement ChallengeAre you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell.I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell (more for Tumblr posts, but I suppose you can do it here too) so everyone can follow along and see each other's awesome artwork.What are you waiting for? START! Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference Draw a figure that's in action, using a reference - link to referenceDra
The 30 Day Character Development Challenge~![Stole off someone's facebook]1.) Describe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don't have any, is there a reason?4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?5.) What's your character's ranking on the KINSEY SCALE?6.) Describe your character's happiest memory.7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?8.) Day of Favorites! What's your character's favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?9.) Who does your character trust?10.) Can you define a turning point in your character's life? Multiples are acceptable.11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the time
Pony Price ListGeneral Commission Info Hat Pricing FAQAll plushes are minky with applique eyes and cutie marks, unless otherwise agreed upon."Starting prices" are listed for all types of plushes. "Starting prices" are defined as the price for the most basic pony of that kind. I start from my base pony price and add charges according to how difficult the character is to make. Design elements that add complexity such as difficult or multicolored manes, body markings, and modifications to the basic pattern will add cost. For a full and amus
[CLOSED+WINNER] FREE ADOPT RAFFLE 17 - PIFFIESWaaah thanks thanks thanks to all participants...nnngh a lot of lovely comment and HAPPY HOLIDAYS WISHES THANKS!! HAPPY HOLIDAY TO EVERYONE \;////7///;/!Omg I can't believe every time I have to edit a raffle my cat come to my table and start lick my nose and lie down on my hand....I think she have some strange power and she feel when I have something to do...so I have just one hand..thanks Michelle...But now the winner x°°D!The winner is... :iconjustlovearts: WAAAH I'M HAPPY FOR YOU \T///7///T/!! CONGRATULATIONS!Now in max 24 hours justlovearts choose her favorite piffies and the other five will be put on sale,OFFER TO ADOPT this time, something different I have think about the right way the last two days and I hope in this way people can offer the amount they want without "fight" with other directly ;;(I excluded set price or AB because the last time they gone in few seconds ;_; ) the only thing : I have some problem accept/refuse o
MLP: NG Timeline= Birth = Death =Random Event =Crush begins =Crush ends =Relationship begins =Relationship ends =Marriage =Not Canon (but could happen)******************************************************* Valiant Heart is born** Illusion is born* Red June is born Crystal Clarit
60 poses theme challengethis seems like a really awesome challenge and i think it will help me a lot now that i'm back into drawing! everyone should try this!!---------------------------------------------------------60 Pose themeFor the artists who want to do pose practices and studies.Guidelines:Try to draw full body.Try different angles on each poses.You may include environments around the characters, but keep the main focus on the character.Fanart/Original art either is fine.1~50 is One character, 51~60 is with Two characters.1. Standing2. Walking3. Running4. Falling5. Tripping6. Slipping7. Falling on the butt.8. Holding the head9. Sitting with legs crossed.10. Crouching11. On their knees12. Hugging their knees13. Hands/Knees/Head on the ground(Deep apology pose).14. Bowing15. Salute16. Looking up17. Laying on the back18. Laying on the stomach19. On tiptoes20. Hands and Legs spread apart.21. Arms crossed22. Climbing up23. Climbing down24. Hanging25. Jumping26. Landing27.
365 Day drawing Challenge!So I've decided on doing a 365 day drawing challenge! I've compiled a list of 365 things (adjectives, ideas, verbs, etc.) and I will pick one at random every day. After a year, I will have 365 unique drawings!! I actually started yesterday, and I have to upload the pic. I did #35. If I remember, I will upload every pic I draw.Update: If you'd like to use this list, please go right ahead and do so! My permission is not necessary, but any comments or credit to me would be greatly appreciated! Here's my list. I will not be doing them in this order, I'll pick a random one each day. I'm so excited! 1. Draw one of your friends if they were the opposite sex2. a tragedy3. Create a new OC and draw their debut4. a romance5. euphoria6. missing7. draw one of your current OCs as detailed as possible8. stupidity9. abandoned10. a self portrait11. an advertisement12. a collection of stick figures on post it notes (drawn by different friends)13. alone14. agony15. give
African DDMasai from my African trip was honored by a DD. What a nice surprise! Thank you so much :iconxbastex: for suggesting and :icon1pen: for featuring!