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Tue Apr 19, 2011, 2:41 AM



Hello fellow deviants!

I just turned into mad scientist mood and started doing some experiments with CSS journal skins.
Page is still quite static as I am trying to figure out whole mechanism. Main problem now is to fit in some old elements I have used before. Especially that ugly Facebook badge needs some customisation.



  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Myléne Farmer - Nobody Knows
  • Reading: Dan Simmons - Endymion
  • Watching: The Adjustment Bureau
Hello there, it's my 34th birthday today so I gave myself a small present: to re-discover some of the beloved sites I haven't visited for very long time. To clean up aged dust and slightly ressurect my status there. And of course to give a proof I am still alive.

I am also experimenting with facebook page. So if you will have urgent feeling your mail has been stolen/devoured by antispam bot. Feel free to poke me there:




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  • Mood: Stupefied
  • Listening to: Myléne Farmer - Nobody Knows
  • Reading: 3dMax handbook
  • Watching: Stranger than Fiction
  • Playing: TES: Oblivion
I am sorta monkey today (uh-uh-uh  :nana:), and just following ANTIFAN-REAL's "222222" journal entry. It's really a good reason to show some tiny lifesigns.



Yuk! I still live. And still I am a part of the Blimeygames team. Gotta say I have experienced many activites there: concept art, texture works, mainmenu works, virtual gardening (yes, grass and trees), betatesting, now I am trying to learn 3Dmax, and ... today I have rejuvenated my memories about programming.

It's great job and it has quite a possitive effect to my portfolio of painted landscapes. I would like to share those with you, but unfortunatelly the paintings can't be released yet.

It's a pitty. As a side effect of such a day schedule my free time reserve shrunked almost to zero :( I have touched my camera gear only once this year and during weekend it was only one day when I  got the courage to spend it by playing a computer game.

That's not an optimal state of living. So I will have to reschedule my day plan to spend more time outside. The landscape photoshoots really missing me.

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Few hours ago I just ordered a new widescreen 26" LCD monitor and I think it would be a good reason to share part of the joy with you. :D I do believe you would appreciate slightly bigger wallpapers for download, so please don't forget to vote in a following poll and tell me your desired pixels.

Poll: What size of wallpapers you would prefer ?

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Featured portfolio
Tomas Kaspar
:icontomaskaspar:


Heaven on Earth by tomaskaspar Morning Glory II by tomaskaspar Armagedon by tomaskaspar Thirst of Mother Earth by tomaskaspar

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  • Mood: Hysterical
  • Listening to: Ortiga - Ayemé
  • Reading: Game Design Document
  • Watching: I Served the King of England
  • Playing: Half Life 2: Episode 1
  • Eating: .... quickly (I know it's unhealthy)

Ohhh My! The year-counter everflown again, and I have fallen into 30's of my lifetime. Guess what, I still feel the same! (Althought that Alshaimer-guy is trying to hide my tools much more often than before) :D

Okay, it was kind of a stupid joke, I know. Please ignore it and forgive me. I have my birthday today so I am eligible to be a little bit more craz.....excentric than usually. Can I ?


Somehow all the milestones concetrated into this short time period: I have got 200000 pageviews on DA, 100000 pageviews on my webpage, 8000 watchers wanted to watch me, and my webpage finally broken milestone of 1000 views in a single day. Thank you all for such an audience! I really appreciated it. :thanks:

And finally the most iportant thing: I am proud new member of the game development company: Blimey! games.





I am all happy, because finally I am working in the industry which I allways wanted to be part of. And Blimey! is a great team. And I am theirs new concept artist.
:boogie:

But it's also the reason why I am less communicative on DA than usually. (My responses were quite poor before, but now my communication level is trully horrible). People, please accept my appology for it. I am reading all the messages you have written to me, but I am unable to allocate enough spare time to answer them.

all the best,
Robert Mekis @ Blimey!


Featured portfolios:

Jan Dosedel   
:iconmindtuber:


Damn by MindTuber Bird tower breaking by MindTuber  Still life with the pinwheel by MindTuber


Marek Hlavaty  
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Undead Crusader by Prasa Heavy Infantry by Prasa Slave of the Satyr King by Prasa  

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Schola Humanitas,Litvinov
Czech Republic


Oh, I have had sooo busy week recently! Last wednesday I had the vernissage of my third exhibition.

Those of you who are living nearby and want to see that collection, it's opened for you. :nod: So far I remember, I have put there cca 100 photos in 45 x 30 cm size, some of them are absolutelly new and hasn't been published elsewhere yet.




Featured portfolio
Miso Ivan
:iconmichalivan:


Bogatyr by michalivan robozombie vs. warebear by michalivan black rogan by michalivan sandstorm by michalivan

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Fabio Caserini has recently released interview with me at KREATIVIKA.COM. I tried to bring some light upon questions concerning my photographic techniques. I hope it won't dissapoint  all the people who is frequently asking me about secrecy of abracadabra :D


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  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Cusco - Geronimo's Laughter
  • Reading: Kir Bulychev - The second voyage to the pass
  • Watching: The Illusionist
  • Playing: pretending to be a proffesional photographer
Gloomy Nature competition:



I have joined jury team for the competition organised by Solkku . To have competition more spicy I have also added some financial value to the first prize as a sponsor :nod:

So what does "Gloomy" mean? As can be seen here, it means the following things:

1. dark or dim; deeply shaded: gloomy skies.
2. causing gloom; dismal or depressing: a gloomy prospect.
3. filled with or showing gloom; sad, dejected, or melancholy.
4. hopeless or despairing; pessimistic: a gloomy view of the future.


So, simply put: Your task is to incorporate gloominess to a nature photo. Here are some examples:


Outpost by londonxpress
R+G+B by robertmekis Liquid Wings by Solkku



Rules:
* The competition deadline is 31st December 2006 at 24:00 hours Finnish time (GMT +2).
* Submissions after the deadline will be disqualified.
* The photo must be a nature photo!
* The photo must be yours! (And must be available on deviantART).
* You are allowed to submit older artwork which are still online.
* You are not allowed to submit photos you have entered with in my two previous competitions
* You can submit only one photo to the competition.
* You may not manipulate the photo further than what could be done in a darkroom. (Temperature, Tint, Exposure, Brightness, Contrast and Saturation). However, a frame and text on the actual photo is accepted.
* Black & White photos are accepted as they often portray gloominess.
* After the competition's deadline the jury will decide on the top three.
* Jury members may not participate in the competition.
* Disallowed photo types: Photo manipulations
* The organizer of the competition (Solkku) is allowed to change the rules at any time if needed.

Hint: The jury looks for gloominess, originality and details.


How to Enter:
Send the note to Solkku with the subject "Gloomy Nature submission" between 26th November - 31st December 2006 24:00 Finnish time (GMT +2).


Prizes:
1st Place: 1 Year subscription + Premium Print Account + Secret Special Prize
2nd Place: 6 Months subscription
3rd Place: 3 Month subscription

Also, some of the jury's favorites will be given honourable mentions.


Jury:
:iconsolkku: :iconewm: :iconlondonxpress: :iconmichaellaird: :iconrobertmekis:


Advertising this competition:
If you want, you can help spread the word about this competition. To do this, the only thing you have to do is include a link to this journal and tell what the link is about, or include the stamp as a link (for subscribers). All helpers will be rewarded when the results are announced (your avatar will be included in the journal). Just send Solkku a note with the subject "Competition Help" and a link to your journal in the note.
  • Mood: Joy
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Yay people! Finally my portfolio met the milestone with five zeros painted on it. It has happened on NOV 24-th 2006 directly at 7:00 CET and in according to the DA Recent Visitors table it looked like three animals were watching me at that moment:
Mystykat, modestmouse12  and SANTOCOYOTE

So I don't know who exactly was my 100000-th visitor :D



Featured portfolio
Miso Ivan
:iconmichalivan:


Bogatyr by michalivan robozombie vs. warebear by michalivan black rogan by michalivan sandstorm by michalivan





Fabio Caserini has recently released interview with me at KREATIVIKA.COM. I tried to bring some light upon questions concerning my photographic techniques. I hope it won't dissapoint  all the people who is frequently asking me about secrecy of abracadabra :D


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  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: James Last - Biskaya
  • Watching: Gallery Stats for robertmekis
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Fabio Caserini has recently released interview with me at KREATIVIKA.COM. I tried to bring some light upon questions concerning my photographic techniques. I hope it won't dissapoint  all the people who is frequently asking me about secrecy of abracadabra :D


Featured portfolio
Rado Javor
:iconradojavor:


Last week we have been solving questions about counterfeit gallery posted by somebody called Azureflames. Fortunatelly he's banned now. Please welcome original author of the stolen artworks RadoJavor


The Armada by RadoJavor Titan by RadoJavor Belfast by RadoJavor Battle Of Lepanto by RadoJavor

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  • Mood: High
  • Listening to: Marcela Voborska - Oblazky
  • Reading: Terry Goodkind - SOT: Chainfire
  • Watching: The People vs. Larry Flynt
  • Playing: Far Cry
  • Drinking: Tea
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-Still testing the features of my new DA Subscription and DA Printing Account. Hah I thought it will be easier to answer all the pending messages, but the amount multiplicated since last week. I still believe I will be able to answer them. :strong:  

-Three new prints are now available in shop. During upcomming days I will add another ones.

-Royalty-free licences still aren't ready. But I am working on it.

-Devious inventory has been added to the end of journal. It's my equipment, but the list still isn't complete. I'll update it during upcomming days without adding new journal entry.


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  • Listening to: B*Witch - Blame It On The Weatherman
  • Reading: Frederik Pohl - The Gateway Trip
  • Watching: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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-DA Subscription and DA Printing Account finally has been activated. Now it will be easier for me to answer all the gazillions messages I have received and didn't replied to them yet. At least I hope. :strong:  

-Exhibition is over now and it seems it has been succesfull. Curenently I am awaiting message from town council wheter I will receive grant or not.

-First prints are available in shop. During upcomming days I will add another ones.

-Royalty-free licences for the files will be available soon.


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  • Mood:
  • Listening to: Ayumi Hamasaki - Fairyland
  • Reading: Frederik Pohl - The Gateway Trip
  • Watching: Les Ailes se la nature
Hello people, one big thanks to all of you who helped me by suggestions with my exposition poster. The time is getting up and every day I am closer to the vernissage I am more and more nervous :crazy:   

ufff, I wish I have all of this succesfully behind me ....
  • Mood:
  • Listening to: Cirque du Soleil - Alegria
  • Reading: Robert Graves - Claudius the god, and his wife ...
  • Watching: Corpse Bride


Yay! Finally the new galleries are up! Still there's a lot work left around my website, but major step has been done.
Now gotta prepare fully explanative FAQ, set up SHOP for selling royalty-free images and after these I will sleep well once again. (but oh my, I hate writing!)

Take care and have a GOOD LIGHT
Robert

  • Mood: Hope
  • Listening to: Pamela Morgan - The Game
  • Reading: Robert Graves - I, Claudius
:worker: Hello there! Finally I made next step and established printing account!



Since it's outside DA, it might be uncomfortable for some members. But hey - it's better to accept some compromises than do nothing (at least for me) :ahoy:



Print on Zazzle: robertmekis
R+G+B got chosen as a Daily Deviation!

I would like thank everyone for support, especially to *x-horizon for recommendation and ^hesitation for selection of this artwork :deviation:

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Don't forget to download a wallpaper:
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Okay I just made cleanup of my long-time-abandoned gallery on DA. Changed few features like avatar, neighbour parametrs and such. Nothing really important.

Ufffff, slowly getting back the custom to live here. Thank you so much for warm welcome and bunch of comments!   :worker:
  • Mood: Mad
Two years has passed and I have returned to this gallery