The judges said: "Struck by his vision, inspiration & frank structural edge style - fluid & almost fabric-like" awarding young, newcomer Martin Antaramian, Kenosha, WI Best in Show-Furniture-Contempory/Modern/Mid-Century Inspired-Piece!
Professional WebsiteHey guys, I finally got my own professional website up and running. Don't worry I'll still be posting my work here as well. Check it out and let me know what you think.
NY Inspired Art ShowAfter taking a week long trip to New York this past spring, the members of the UW-Parkside Artisan Craftsman Establishment (Art Club) would like to share their experiences with the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the community through their artwork inspired by the New York art and culture.
The members of the Artisan Craftsman Establishment (ACE)
would like to cordially invite you to the opening of our
New York-inspired art show, NY.
The opening reception is September 2nd, 2011 from 6-9pm.
from 6-9pm at the Black Eyed Press (312 6th Street, Racine, WI).
The show will be running from September 2nd to October 18
Martin John Antaramian (me)
Amanda C. McCann http://nefertarri.deviantart.com/
A little glitchUmm has anyone else noticed a little glitch in their DA statistics?
"Every 20.1 days ImrikDragon uploads a new deviation, and it's usually on a Wednesday, when 82 (100%) of deviations were submitted.
The busiest month was December 1969 when 82 (100%) deviations were submitted."
. . . . now I could be wrong about this, but I'm pretty sure I wasn't born till 1987 . . .
Vendetta MailleSo the vast majority of people will have absolutely no clue what I'm talking about, but something rather humors occurred to me and I thought I'd share. The Full Persian chainmaille pattern makes the V for Vendetta symbol over and over lol.
Final Critique for sculpture class this semesterMicah to Professor: I know all semester you've been telling me to go big or go home.
Me to Professor: Haha, I don't recall you ever saying that to me.
Professor: Yes, but Martin you walk into my office every semester and go "I want to build a house. But first I want to dig the foundation . . . with a shovel. And yea of course I can get it done in a semester no problem."
Me: lol true . . .
IgnoranceThis morning I woke up to a new comment on one of my paintings. I was excited at first because I don't often get feed back on them since painting is obviously not my main focus. This feeling was immediately dispersed by a single word repeated three times "Lie, lie, lie." This comment was left on my Armenian Genocide painting.
In 1915, during WWI, the Turkish government performed a systematic annihilation of the Armenian people. Over one million unarmed Armenians were brutally murdered. It was the first genocide of the new century and most people have never even heard of it. To this day the Turkish government spends billions of dollars every year to pay other countrys to continue denying it as well. The United States has come close to recognizing this event, but decided not to at the last minute because we have military bases in Turkey to fight "The war on terror" . . . Which in reality translates to us just stealing their oil, but that's a completely different matter. Turkey threatened
Need some ideasAll summer I've just been making chainmail jewelry (with the exception of the Red Knight) because it is the only thing I really have the facility's to work on while the studio is still under construction till September. I've a million ideas in different mediums that I've been dieing to work on all summer but haven't been able to. Jewelry has just been filling my time and making me a little bit of money as well, but I'm bored with it. There is no challenge in it. So I'm looking for an idea of a sculptural piece to do in chainmail. Anybody have any thoughts? Oh and don't rule out any ideas just because it seems to impossible to be done in chainmail. The more outlandish the better. Hell if one of you comes up with something that keeps me occupied till the studio re-opens I'll give you a discount on one of my pieces if you are interested.
Going INSANEBAH! I knew this was going to happen and its driving me quite mad. The biggest problem with a massive project that takes months to complete is as you are working on it for sooooo long your skill level ends up improving. . . and as the work keeps getting better and better the previously completed pieces are just not up to par and have to be Re done. . . again and again and again. Ugh, while working on the second rook for the aluminum side of my chess set I accidentally fixed a problem I had with the first one. This is the third time I've had to make adjustments to that rook -_-;
PLEASE READ - The Ransomware EpidemicPlease share, fave and spread this journal. You could help many people on DeviantArt protect their computers from this horrific cyberattack and raise awareness about the issue to those who haven't yet heard of it.
Funny how all these years of me picking and choosing updates to keep my computer functioning how I want it (you know... to have what you paid for and keep my product without others stealing it and modifying it *cough*badupdates*cough* ... basic consumer rights... but anyway) came to haunt me.
So I finally decided that I'd bite the bullet and update my updates... only to find out Windows Update was refusing to update and would forever stay stuck "searching for updates". Just my luck. When I really don't want updates they try to install, and when I really need them they don't.
Anyhow, why am I so desper
ART RAFFLE | BIRTHDAY BASH [ CLOSED, THANK YOU!]Thank you all so much for participating in this raffle! I have now picked the winners. I put everyone in this list with their number:
And here is the randomizer which picked the numbers:
The names are the following:
1st - FULL CG - No.399 - :iconRiviAnne:
2nd - HALFBODY - No.992 - :iconShannonXNaruto:
3rd - CHIBI - No.403 - :iconsuksama:
4th - CHIBI - No.673 - :iconMizuki-Cho:
5th - CHIBI - No.1027 - :iconShishi02:
Thank you for the well wishes both for my birthday and my exam. I appreciate every single one of them. As for the winners, you will be noted shortly!
Update 07/10/17 - Thanks to everyone who joined this raffle and on Instagram as well! I am now closing this and will list everyone's name in a doc and pick the winner on random ^^ Thanks everyone~!
I just wanna update everyone with my status 8D
So right now I'm muscling through my head
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
MMD/PMX/PMD/MME Editor Tutorials Update***BROKEN LINKS WILL BE FIXED, PLEASE BE PATIENT***
INSTALLATION GUIDE for MMD, MME, PMD, PMX, MMM (including download links): http://browse.deviantart.com/art/Installation-Guide-for-MMD-MME-PMD-PMX-and-MMM-325640079
MMD DOWNLOAD LINK FOR MMD Files: http://learnmmd.com/downloads/
PMD EDITOR VER 0139 and 0219 ENGLISH TRANSLATION: PMDEditor 0139 and 0219 english translation
MME DOWNLOAD: http://ch.nicovideo.jp/beta183/blomaga/ar491222
VMD SPECTRUM PROGRAM DOWNLOAD: https://bowlroll.net/file/1566
Some users made a Tumblr page to help others!: http://free-mmd-help.tumblr.com/
WINDOWS 10 USERS: http://lumialle.deviantart.com/art/About-MMD-PMDE-on-Windows-10-549824607
PAINT TOOL SAI 2 BETAYOU GUYS KGJSKLGJSLKGJ I AM SO EXCITED OMFG /SOBS/ I JUST FOUND PAINT TOOL SAI 2 BETA VERSION AND I LOVE IT OMFG
I WANT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL BECAUSE ILY AND UM-- I THINK ALL US SAI LOVERS SHOULD EXPERIENCE THE UPDATE B)
you can read more about it AND download it here--
--and for a really easy walkthrough of what to download use this link--
some of the new features include-
64 bit/multi-core supportFont tool with text layersBigger canvases! Up to 100,000 x 100,000px canvas size for 64 bitBigger max brush size (up to 5000px)Circle and line rulersPerspective ruler (guide lines for 1 - 3 point perspective)Select/edit multiple layers at onceUpgrade for free if you already have a SAI 1 li
~ THANK YOU ~
Actually, I have
356410 watchers right now ~
So ~ time for a
300350 watchers raffle ~
and Sabs546, you win the bet... //inside joke
I'll be using a random number generator and I'll be showing you the screenshot or the video...
Be a watcher of me ~ (New watchers are welcome, but please do not unwatch me!!! It's supposed to be for my watchers ~ Also, do keep in mind about this Be aware!)
Draw My OC Contest-70 USD, points, adopts and moreThere is one journal about it but this one will be more clear
How to Enter
You have to draw my OC. There is only one for now, but I can add another later.
Everyone can join!You don't need to watch me but it will be fine ♥ ( New watchers are welcome ) If you share this journal or tag some people it will be nice
You can submit as many entries as you want! But its not about how much pictures u draw!
Please respect each other and if you don't win don't be sad there will be other events.
You can draw traditional, digital, pixels, icons, chibis, animations, fullbody, headshots,.. its really on you!
Don't use bases and please no literature for this contest
REMEMBER if you enter I am allowed to keep the artwork and use it. With your permission ofc.
You can draw him as Anthro or feral, if you cant draw animals you can draw him as&
Find Your Homestuck Troll Blood Color!Yeah so here is how it works! You need to figure out your sun sign, and your moon sign. There is a calculator similar to this one out there, but it doesn't take in account jade bloods or mutants. This also doesn't require rounding. Hussie has already stated that the only troll blood colors that exist are the ones we have seen in the comic + lime. I also had to take in account that the jade blood color is rare, but the odds of getting jade with the distribution unadjusted are extremely high, so I figured out a way to make it work so it makes sense. I also took in account that fuchsia blood is extremely rare, and so is being mutant. The distribution that I am working with is a pyramid. I'll explain the breakdown at the end.
If you don't know your sun sign, click here: http://www.astrology-online.com/persn.htm
If you don't know your moon sign, click here: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp
Next you need to add up the values of
The Simple Character Creator FormulaThis is a copy-paste (with some additions) from my Tumblr blog (http://spaztique.tumblr.com/), but it must be reposted.
Twilight of the Hakurei, the club-wide comic tennis/RP (http://walfasstationwagon.deviantart.com/gallery/41877816), is turning out just as I suspected: AMAZINGLY. However, one thing that really astounds me is how well the character system is working. If you're not familiar, it's simply this:
1. Pick the character's biggest strength that affects other people. Note the key phrase, "that affects other people." For example, "He's really good at cooking," is not a strength: that's just a regular skill that only applies to one area of life and doesn't really affect others. However, "He's a fast learner," or, "He pays attention to detail," or, "He's very generous," is a strength because it applies to more than just cooking, but any other skill and especially relationships.
2. Pick the character's biggest weakness that affects other people. Once ag