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Art History: Art made with MS PaintIn today's Art History article, we are looking at YOUR art. Specifically, art made with Microsoft Paint.Art History: Art made with MS Paint by ^ladygagz
"Paint (formerly Paintbrush for Windows) is a simple graphics painting program that has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows. It is often referred to as MS Paint or Microsoft Paint. The program opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome, all with the .bmp extension), JPEG, GIF (without animation or transparency, although the Windows 98 version, a Windows 95 upgrade, and the Windows NT4 version did support the latter), PNG (without alpha channel), and TIFF (without multiple page support). The program can be in color mode or two-color black-and-white, but there is no grayscale mode. For its simplicity, it rapidly became one of the most used applications in the early versions of Windows—introducing many to painting on a computer for the first time—and still has strong associations with the immediate usability of th
Tricksters in Folktales and FablesArticle Series: Tricksters in Literature, Part 2 of 5Tricksters in Folktales and Fables by =BloodrainFireDawn
Many of us have fond memories of listening to stories as kids. Perhaps the stories were the fairy tales that we liked to hear at bedtime, but maybe instead of princesses and dragons and knights in shining armor, you wanted to hear something different. Maybe you wanted to hear stories about mischievous creatures performing wild antics that left you cheering them on and giggling. Maybe you wanted to hear stories where creatures overcame seemingly impossible odds to best their adversaries, helped you learn an important life lesson, and did it all in a lighthearted and entertaining way. Maybe you wanted to hear a folktale or a fable.
So what is the difference between folktales and fables and the mythologies and folklore that we discussed in the previous article? And how do tricksters fit in?
An Interview With A BirdAn interview with `SparrowSong, ex-lit GM extraordinaire! (Posted thumbnails are from her favorites.)An Interview With A Bird by ^neurotype
Why did you start writing?
At eight or nine, I started receiving ‘constructive criticism’ on my drawings. I didn’t want constructive criticism on my drawings; I wanted blind adoration, effusive praise, and a place of honor and glory on the fridge.
Come to think of it, I still want all of those. Perhaps replace ‘on the fridge’ with ‘in the canon’ and add in ‘critical respect.’ We could also replace 'on the fridge' or ‘in the canon’ with ‘on a throne and in the hearts of millions.’
How do you think you've progressed over time in your writing?
I used to write doggerel, almost exclusively in rhyming quartets, and usually about love. I usually come down with horrible stomach pains when I read it now.
Now, I’ve used a wider variety of styles
Shakespearean TrickstersArticle Series: Tricksters in Literature, Part 3 of 5Shakespearean Tricksters by =BloodrainFireDawn
There is something special about going to see a play and watching the actors bringing to life classic romances, tragedies, and comedies. When produced and performed well, a play can transport the audience out of their seats and take them on a journey along with the characters. This imaginary journey can seem so real until it is nearly impossible to distinguish reality from the illusion of the play, and tricksters delight in blurring the line between illusion and reality even further. It is no wonder, then, that the great playwright William Shakespeare often wrote trickster characters into his plays.
So how do tricksters manifest themselves in plays and the theatre? Is the role they play in the theatre different from the role they play in mythology, folktales, and fables?
The Late Great William Sha
An Interview with noncultureAn Interview with nonculture by `GrimFace242
What was your favorite part of the publishing process?
Well, of course, that would be when the books showed up at my doorstep, and also online in the stores. Though certain moments might be ‘exciting’, mostly it was a lot of waiting. I self-published, so I probably should not complain about any wait, because I’ve talked to a few people who have waited years for a project to get to print with the big houses. In some cases they even got canceled after a lot of effort working with a publisher. For instance, an author friend who had big house interest in his children’s book had the house go as far as to hire an artist for the story, only to drop it eventually. That has to be a killer. The wait is frustrating, but the payoff is worth it. I did enjoy the editor’s response and suggested revisions, however. It was interesting to see what a professional editor had to say about what
American Realism and NaturalismAmerican Realism and NaturalismAmerican Realism and Naturalism by *Creativity-Squared
A Literary Movement
What is Realism?
Realism is a type of writing that first made its appearance in the 1860s. The realist movement was extremely prevalent from the 1860s to the 1890s, but tenets of realism and realist writers still continue to this day. Realism is the fictional attempt to show reality by representing complex characters. These characters are generally in a social class and they function in a highly developed and complicated social structure. They interact with many other characters who are different than they are, and they go through everyday problems and triumphs. This is generally considered a technique of writing, but during the American Realism movement in the 1800s, realist writers generally focused on the middle class and society. Realism was also a literary reaction to Romanticism, the literary movement that came before it.
So, what is Romanticism?
This article isn't about Romanticism, bu
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Project Educate Photography ScheduleWelcome to the General Photography Project Educate week! Since there are so many sub-galleries of Photography here on deviantART, we're not going to be able to cover every single one this week. And since there are various specific CVs for those galleries, they will hopefully (and have in the past) taken care of that! So this week is more about covering a few basic bits and pieces, and giving a bit of education on topics that people have recently been asking about. So without further ado, here's what you can expect this week:Project Educate Photography Schedule by ^Kaz-D
Monday 13th May
Introductory Article and Photography CVs
Photography Games Article from ^3wyl on behalf of #CRPhotography
Tuesday 14th May
Taking better Product Photos by ^Kaz-D
People and Portraits Exposed by ^Kaz-D
Wednesday 15th May
Critique night in #CRPhotography more info here.
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