The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path by techgnotic
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
The Written Revolution, Interviews On WritingThe Written Revolution, Interviews On Writing by techgnotic
TWR Interviews: On Writing
Together with our Mentorship Project, we'll be releasing a series of interviews with experienced writers and members of our community. They will all have a different focus, according to the parts of the Project they are paired with.
This being the first article, it will contain some general advice on writing. It will be updated as more deviants contribute to it, so keep an eye out!
The deviants who so kindly shared their views with us for this article are:
Tomasz Opasinski: So You Wanna Be In PicturesTomasz Opasinski: So You Wanna Be In Pictures by techgnotic
Entertainment Advertising Creative Director
When his dream of one day being Captain of a naval vessel was taken away from him due to his irreparable poor eyesight, Tomasz Opasinski turned to his most powerful talent in life: he could draw and paint. Still in his native Poland, he enrolled in the School of Advertising, taking courses in computers and publishing.
The Polish Navy’s loss was an incalculable gain for worldwide creative arts lovers, especially fans of movies and the innovative movie poste
A Modern Day Fairy GodmotherA Modern Day Fairy Godmother by techgnotic
the lilac wood by Lillyxandra
There’s a hint of fairy dust in the air at the Firefly Path workshop where JoEllen Elam (Lillyxandra) brings her fairytale costume creations to life.
Weaving her magic through every piece of the enchanting princess gowns and fantastical fairie wears she creates, JoEllen is here to show that Cinderella isn’t the only one with a fairy godmother. Armed with only a love for cosplaying, a passion for costuming and a can—do attitude, this self taught costume designer beg
Clive Barker Has ChosenClive Barker Has Chosen by techgnotic
Foreword by techgnotic
As usual, the number of submissions of candidate stories and poems for a special competition far exceeded the wildest expectations of the depthRADIUS editors and Clive Barker’s associates. The Master Fantasist was presented with the almost overwhelming Herculean task of choosing the narrative explication he thought best captured his “Men of the City” painting.
Clive has chosen TJBrown’s “Rush Hour” as best complement for “Men of the City.”
Secrets of Superman's UnderwearSecrets of Superman's Underwear by techgnotic
ACTION COMICS No.40 coloredby JoeJusko
The Pop Flux ReportThe Pop Flux Report by techgnotic
The Pop Flux Report
What’s next for our superhero role models?
Is Time Travel the next sci–fi bellwether?
Time once was that the “Hero” business was so much simpler
Whether you were Beowulf, Ulysses or Flash Gordon, you simply accepted that by birth or circumstances beyond your control, you were a special and exemplary specimen of humankind elevated above normal commoners.
Corsariomarcio X MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST poster
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowImaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now by techgnotic
In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their c
Milk for The UglyMilk for The Ugly by techgnotic
The Latest Thing of Beauty
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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Collection: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2Collection: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2 by techgnotic
Realm of Fantasy: Of Angels
and Demons Vol. 2
Dungeons and Dragons Credence
“Such angels and their halos
wells of molten gold spilling
on their necks without burning
their dark skin full of bones and swords
so unlike those demons who with
the paleness of the parched thirst
upon thirst and with clawed hands
tear at their own throats
both searching in ancient circles
Collection: Ships - Of Voyages Of DestinyCollection: Ships - Of Voyages Of Destiny by techgnotic
Of Voyages of Destiny: and Fish Fries
As kids, we could never understand why rich people would hang boring paintings of ships side-by-side with their portraits of beloved dead ancestors.
We didn’t understand this was not an admiration of the boat, not like the Porsche poster in my brother’s bedroom. This was about the valor of The Voyage, the courage to carry the family treasure across an ocean to begin a new life in a new land. A problem at sea meant a ho
Collection: Storage Areas or Twilight Zones?Collection: Storage Areas or Twilight Zones? by techgnotic
Storage Areas or Twilight Zones?
Most basements and attics are part of the house, but not a part of the home.
Especially in childhood, these poorly-lighted areas are, at best, under a family’s occupation – but one can never trust that any spectral entities or spirits who might be there, abiding in the shadows, are ever fully loyal to the current family living in their home. Here’s a gallery of deviations to help you recall that first afternoon you eve
Collection: Celestial IllusionsCollection: Celestial Illusions by techgnotic
Back when it was common knowledge that the sun and all the planets revolved around our Earth, the phenomena of solar and lunar eclipses were mysterious and terrifying occurrences. Were the gods unhappy with us? Were these heavenly messages indicating the End of Days had arrived? Emperors and kings often felt a familial connection with the Sun, and so feared its temporary withdrawal from the sky to be a warning of its unhappiness with royal actions. Desp
Collection: Shine A LightCollection: Shine A Light by techgnotic
Shine a Light
Light means so many things in our lives beyond mere illumination.
Cinematographers call the hour just before the sun sets “the magic hour.” Movie producers and directors schedule the shooting of love scenes and other important moments in their script to take advantage of the powerful effect that “magic hour” sunlight subliminally exerts on our psyches. The Dutch master painters of the 17th century were expert in focusing the eye on the “story
Collection: Mt. EverestCollection: Mt. Everest by techgnotic
Lighthouse and Mt Everest
To touch the face of God…
Until the manned spaceflights of the 1960s let humanity “slip the surly bonds of earth,” the closest one could get to the heavens was Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. As the breathtaking gallery presented here well documents, there is probably no more awe-inspiring geographic formation in our world. The summit actually pierces the clouds, often obscuring the &
Collection: Lunch TimeCollection: Lunch Time by techgnotic
Lunch Time: The Defining
Dinner of the Day
Our breakfasts and our dinners tend to be exercises in deliberate sameness; a tested and trusted breakfast to get us out the door, our dinners the decompression period to settle after the rigors of another day done.
But lunches have always been different: lunch at home, the brown bag school lunch, the working man’s noon-ish break in the ramshackle break-room and the white-collar “working” lunch in a
Collection: The Nintendo GenerationsCollection: The Nintendo Generations by techgnotic
The Nintendo Generations
While Atari may have defined a generation of gamers, Nintendo has both ushered in and held the hearts of several generations with their unique combination of affordable consoles and memorable characters. Mario may have been born a supporting character in Donkey Kong, but he has climbed the ladder, or perhaps slid up the pipe, to become not only Nintendo’s mascot, but one of the most recognizable characters across the globe.
Nintendo products ha
Collection: AirstreamsCollection: Airstreams by techgnotic
AIRSTREAMS: It says “America”
The Airstream Recreational Vehicle is the iconic symbol of a certain kind of uniquely American patriotism. First presented to the public in the 1920s and 30s, these oversized trailers were instantly recognizable for their rounded (“aerodynamic”) aluminum bodies. The designer, Hawley Bowlus, had been the construction chief on Charles Lindbergh’s plane, “The Spirit of St. Louis.” Just barely surv
Collection: Happy Earth Day To YouCollection: Happy Earth Day To You by techgnotic
Day To You April 22 Is A Day Of Action
Earth Day as we know it began 45 years ago today.
Despite being a completely new holiday, Wednesday, April 22, 1970 saw crowds of millions turn out for peaceful demonstrations in support of environmental reform in the United States.
The primary reason for choosing the April 22 date was that it would be a convenient day for the schedules of college students. It fell between spring break and finals, and didn’t overlap with ma