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Hi folks. 
I will adjust the prices of my premium textures in September to a level that is established on other microstock sites (0,5$ per Texture). 

You can find my works on:
creativemarket creativemarket.com/Sirius-sdz&…;
Shutterstock www.shutterstock.com/g/Siriust…
Fotolia de.fotolia.com/p/204881052
Gumroad gumroad.com/siriussdz
Depositphotos de.depositphotos.com/portfolio…

It all started here, I am very thankful for your massive support. This is the reason, why I didn't adjust anything yet for quite some years.
I don't want to limit the usage of my works here on Deviantart, just because I sell these works on other websites already.

Sale


Until September you can get my Premium Textures sirius-sdz.deviantart.com/gall… for 33% off. Feel free to pick some packs for a very low price, until the new prices will go live.

Nothing else will change, my free Textures and Texture Packs will remain free (1300 Textures to date).
I truly hope that you understand my reasoning.



Best, Sascha
  • Listening to: Deftones - Gore
  • Playing: Rocket League
  • Drinking: coffee
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
  9 years, quite long.

2. What does your username mean?
  Darkzero was taken, Sirius too, so it's "Sirius-sdz". Sdz = Sadune-Dark-Zero, a play with my real name. Sirius has a nice ring to it <:

3. Describe yourself in three words.
  chaotic, independent, dreamer

4. Are you left or right handed?
  I'm left handed.

5. What was your first deviation?
  "Chains of a dream", a surreal drawing that i did 2004
   Chains of a dream by Sirius-sdz

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
  Right now it's abstract art. It's fast, it's raw, it can be very spontaneous or planned over a long time, it's perfect for my recent lifestyle.
  I want to get back to surreal art and drawings though, when the time is right.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
  Good question, i think it would be impressionism.

8. What was your first favourite?
  This one :D I'm not into furries or anything related, but i had a good connection with this artist.
preview - Fear by Crosssoul

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
  Surrealistic art, love it.

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
  It has to be shimoda7. His work is beyond fantastic.

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
  Meeting Ascending-Storm would be really awesome :)

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
  She's sitting right next to me. My girlfriend mercurycode featured me, we got in contact, met and fell in love big time. I'm more than thankful. :heart:

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
  My Eos 550D, a good lense (macro, low light) and photoshop cs4 on my notebook.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
  1. preferably abandoned places for photos, 2. my home in Berlin.

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
  Besides meeting mercurycode it's the support that i get here. I don't know if i would be doing what i do without it.
This one goes out to all of you awesome people who use my textures in your works - thank you so much! 
I'm not able to feature you all, but here are some new ones, enjoy:

Just the way you are by TehAngelsCry Wild Growings - Pong 823 by batjorgeTears of the Dragon by marcosnogueiracb
Soul on fire by MirellaSantana The Nester by AbaddonArt Dragon Age Origins: Duncan by olivegbg The Queen by tamaraR
Forest Rest by kimsol Blind Glow by vampirekingdomBlind Crows by NesoKaiyoH
Wolf in sheep's clothing by tamaraR<da:thumb id="484703614"/> Girl With Flower Tatoo by Madink2000

Mature Content

Dont Let Them Out by Gwendolyn1
Chrysalis by PlacidAnemia To Bed by kallielef The Saints And The Dead by Corvinerium
LISA by Londei Ascending Dream by FrancescaPolitiWhite Swan by yudha007
queen of eternal damnation by TegoriA Lone Swan by ElyneNoirBlackpool Bokeh Ballroom - free premade stock by somadjinn
<da:thumb id="488805021"/><da:thumb id="488618989"/>Two Sins by alexnoreaga The (Elegantly) Dark by JacquelineLecocq
220 by ElyneNoirPierrot Self Portrait by VexiasPhotography Flemeth - The Witch Of The Wilds by ParadisiacPicture
The shining Path by GeneRazARTMeroe by vampirekingdom<da:thumb id="491956597"/>
Vocaloid - Switch PV art - Routine Switch ON by FixelCat Lets kick it by GazzycakesGone Fishin' by RussianBlues
Second Son of the Kumo - Soramaru by toritama Spazio Profondo by CobaltOfMarchHybrid by PlacidAnemia Summer Snow by revande

Mature Content

the Martyr by MWeiss-Art
Cleopatra by VladNoxArt
i remember the time when 1000 pageviews were my ultimate goal for this account. when 1 nice comment for 1 texture was the best thing that could happen to me. and these things haven't changed, i'm a really happy guy :) i think half a million pageviews are quite a milestone for me and this wicked journey here, proof enough, that we are collectively insane on a funny level. i mean, come on. these are textures, overlays for some art..heh. didn't think that these things would take me this way honestly.






now, let's roll with a feature, thank you so much for this wonderful journey so far :heart:

wonderful things done with my textures
UTAU - Gateau - Honeymoon Un Deux Trois by FixelCat..divenire by LesAubes
<da:thumb id="481506692"/>Yvaine by Kallaria Let Me In by shadeley
The Forgotten by alexnoreaga



beautiful art+ textures

some kind of rabbit by Jules31189Premium Texture Pack #09 | Fall Squares by mercurycodeDigital Art Texture 210 by mercurycodeTexture 145 by cloaks
95 by Infrablack-stockAbstract Acrylic Clouds - Exclusive Premade Stock by somadjinnAutumn approaches slowly. by OliviaMichalski
Seaweed by C-91A Moment by kallielef
60618 by kubickiSan Francisco Sunrise V - Exclusive HDR Stock by somadjinn
Rock by funkymonkey0426Dragon Scales by DanielHeydecke
Diffluence by merkeroUntitled by huhahohi
  • Listening to: periphery
  • Reading: random stuff
  • Watching: House of Cards
  • Playing: Hearthstone
  • Eating: cheeseburger
  • Drinking: Beer
this is really crazy, more people than living in a small town where i spent most of my time the last couple of years.
i don't know, how many active watchers i have, but i'm honored anyway.
so, here's a feature, thank you for staying awesome and supporting my work! :heart:

Premium Texture Pack #05 | Rust by mercurycodeID 06 14 by mercurycode63 by Infrablack-stock

Make Art No War Premium Stock by CD-STOCK Greed by merkero
Welly 7 by jojo22Mai Texture by CD-STOCKWelly 1 by jojo22
The Recluse by Ascending-Storm<da:thumb id="445381265"/>San Francisco Sunrise III - Exclusive HDR Stock by somadjinn
54 by Infrablack-stockThe Road Less Traveled by alicexz Sour Grapes by merkero
Not with a bang but a whimper by AiniTolonenBelmonte Castle and Rainbow Premade by EveLiveseySea at Sunrise by EveLivesey
Wind Shaper by Trichardsen Citrullus lanatus by CatosanMother of Dragons by escume
#142 by rock-the-photo#145 by rock-the-photoBroken Mirror Texture. by galaxiesanddust
Lagoon Pool and Roots by EveLiveseyTexture 139 by cloaks
2 by OctodogPhotography Montsimmard -the Rookie by olivegbgTerranigma Underworld Remake by FixelCat
<da:thumb id="446781567"/>You Have to Know Your Name by kallielef When the Universe conspires... by GeneRazART
The Blighted and the Bold by olivegbgPassersby by xetobyte<da:thumb id="447120828"/>
I'm Hungry, You're Hungry by kallielef March of the Pigs by merkero Hazelnut by merkero
Steam Cracker by kerast<da:thumb id="443361660"/>

a short feature to get this out of my system :D prepare for some more packs ;P
  • Listening to: Nine Inch Nails
www.livestream.com/darkzerosdz

working on some stuff, inspired by my favourite NIN-Album: The Fragile, starting with "somewhat damaged"
i don't know, if it works, but i'll give it a try. just to give you a heads up, there will be many repeats in songs :P

edit: managed to get some of my feelings towards these songs into 12 textures, each for every song on "the fragile left", took 2 hours and was a good ride. hope you enjoyed the trip too :)
  • Listening to: Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
sup guys, hope you're doing well!
haven't made a feature journal in some months, so let's roll with a feature :)

awesome textures from other artists

My first texture! by TapetalCookie Unrestricted Neutral grunge 3 by DivsM-stock Texture 108 by cloaks
Premium Texture Pack #02 | Warm and Cold by mercurycode<da:thumb id="407820153"/> red purple by SprenklePhotography Digital Art Texture 43 by mercurycode
Texture by manilu Acrylic Structures Texture. by galaxiesanddust 17 by Infrablack-stock



wonderful works done with my textures

The Witch and the Shadow Horse by Andaelentari<da:thumb id="441808371"/> Voodoo Child Doll II Version 1 by Hevein Fifteen Stories by kimsol
The Agony Of Defeat by astrangeallure Bullying by annewipf Serenity by PhoenixalThor
sensitivity by Ann-S-K The touch of Time by MariaBilinski The knight by olivegbg Bisbigliando by AlessiaPelonzi
You Reminded Me of Me by kallielef Doomfaring by Fyrrea Untitled. by NiGhT-sTaLkEr13



great stuff

344 by MozolewskiMichal something_gold_can_stay by moscaliovam<da:thumb id="442891007"/>
Moss by merkero
Baron Nebula by Casperium Off-by-one Error by merkeroLight of Redemption - Exclusive HDR Stock by somadjinn
poppy red and rubin part 2 by zerrschmetterling Flying between dragons by GeneRazART Sam's Celestial Universe - Free High Res Premade by somadjinn Fixel-kun recharging by FixelCat

hope to make another feature soon to get all of you in there that i missed this time!
some updates: finally i'm up to speed with my "out of camera"-texture account ooc-sdz , so you can take a look at
some recent photos including some good bokehs too. there will be some more updates, including some more shots, i hope that you like them.

i'm working full time for 3 months now and it consumes my time, it's a pain. kinda difficult to still keep up with this account, so don't get me wrong if
i get back to your comments later. I'm really thankful for your support, my dream basically came true with my art as there are so many people who hopefully enjoy what i do.

hope you're having a nice sunday, stay awesome :heart:
  • Listening to: periphery - the parade of ashes
  • Reading: the walking dead comics
  • Watching: hannibal s01
  • Playing: final fantasy x remastered
  • Eating: sushi
  • Drinking: ice tea
cloaks is holding an awesome Valentine's Day Contest from 17th january (yesterday) until Feb 14th

Valentine's Day Contest! + Kiriban:house: my little life

KETO! I've recently made a lifestyle change. I'm one of those people who reddit too frequently. I stumbled upon /r/keto one day and I've been hooked since. I'm eleven days in and eight pounds lost so far. I'm hoping to lose a total of 30 pounds so I can fit into my old clothes! (yay). Unfortunately the last year has been a bit of a roller-coaster and I've gained a lot of weight :( But as I said, this is a lifestyle change for me, not a simple diet or fad that will fade. Something to help me stay healthy and give me more energy! Have any of you made any lifestyle changes recently? I'd love to hear about them!


:star: kiriban 560,000
The first person who can catch my 560,000th page view will receive a 3 month premium subscription and their choice of any two HQ textures or HQ packages! You must take a screen cap of the page view and send it to me via note (no cropping pleas


the rules are pretty simple:
  1. One entry per person
  2. Anyone can join
  3. Any type of medium can be used
  4. Any type artwork or resource may be submitted
  5. Can submit new OR old artwork
if you want to contribute (check the prizes, it's freakin worth it), then note cloaks your submission, which will be found here cloaks.deviantart.com/favourit…

for further details check out her journal!

some updates from me: 
I finally found a shared apartment in Berlin, which is awesome. it's pretty scary to be just a "guest" without any space for yourself, been through this for 4 months now.
Thanks to my job i'm pretty out of time these days, which sucks greatly, but it's a good job after all. So, i try to get back at everyone who messages me here, but it's difficult now. i'm incredibly lucky to have a support like this, i dreamed to have some more support for years, but this still blows my mind, so thank you!
this goes to the premium pack-buyers and the donors too, you helped me out in a critical time, i won't forget that :)



  • Listening to: Bj&ouml;rk - Hunter
  • Watching: Homeland Season 3 Finale
  • Playing: Etrian Odissey IV + Dayz SA
  • Eating: noodles
  • Drinking: citrus clementina

Texture Treats

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 28, 2013, 9:04 AM
some texture treats for you, hope you like them!

Digital Art Texture 62 by mercurycodeDigital Art Texture 63 by mercurycode
Digital Art Texture 61 - Merry Christmas! by mercurycodeMetal shovel Texture III by mercurycode
Contrasting Colors Texture. by galaxiesanddustPaper 07 by Black-B-o-xWitch Ways by PaulineMoss
Earthly Texture by PaulineMossSunlight on Water Texture. by galaxiesanddustThrough the Glass. by galaxiesanddust
The Moon In Scorpio by CD-STOCK<da:thumb id="405886600"/> Veins of rust by mercurycodeFront of a train buffer by mercurycode
The Last Days Premium Textures by CD-STOCK
W-out freetextures 4 ' biogreen ' by W-out
Rust texture IX by mercurycode


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Texturized Feature IV

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 20, 2013, 7:41 AM
It's time for the next feature. thank you for using my textures. Sounds cheesy i bet, but it's still not normal for me to look at gorgeous works like these, when you notify me.
I'm pretty proud to help awesome artists like you, to contribute to these works in some ways. Here's a small selection of my favourite works from you. i can't include everything, journals don't offer that much space for thumbs. 

So, let's have a look at 3 weeks with new works from you:


Hot love is blind by Bojan1558<da:thumb id="415006756"/> Frozen Fire by CielaRose
Imagine by Pinutte Husk Corner by KRYPT06 Devils Plaything by KarahRobinson-Art
<da:thumb id="417291905"/> Sean and Kitty by Baetones Woman is a Mainstay of the  Home by Bojan1558
<da:thumb id="418286103"/> thoughtfully by m-gosia Fire Lady by PlaviDemon
The Ivy and the girl by Bergkristalle Fili Diaboli by DiosaEMR<da:thumb id="420942328"/>
Unfamiliar by PlasticBee The Faces Collection - IV - by theartofdarrenvannoy<da:thumb id="420921534"/>


constant stream of awesomeness:



J-u-d-a-s
<da:thumb id="419176035"/><da:thumb id="420391164"/><da:thumb id="420190423"/>
<da:thumb id="419752498"/><da:thumb id="418776329"/><da:thumb id="418126143"/>
<da:thumb id="417730198"/>



<da:thumb id="415890588"/> Information Denied by Hevein



carlosmaximus
<da:thumb id="419024674"/>

ElenaHelfrecht
<da:thumb id="419763320"/>


I hope you liked my selection and found some awesome works!



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news+interview

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 26, 2013, 7:38 AM
The sun is up for some days, so there's my chance to get some last good shots this year. 
You'll notice them in the upcoming works, especially bokehs.

Also this month i am featured in www.thehorrorzine.com www.thehorrorzine.com/Art/Dec2…
Some things got lost in translation, for example the ruler and stencil-thing. It's true that i think these are boring, but it was more about how i didn't like them when i was ~6 or something. For me things like these are examples of getting personality pressed into a cold system, much like color by numbers.
The article also didn't mention, that i use my own textures. well, suprise, i do ^^
Anyway, if you want to read some weird stuff, have fun. The featured works are from my Art-Account Darkzero-sdz 

lately i'm pretty active on my "out of camera"-texture account ooc-sdz
my goal is to catch up with my recent textures on this account, still a lot to do. i only upload the material, that i actually used in my manipulated textures.

on another note, let's check for updates on the condition of GeneRazART  through the awesome support from his brother fav.me/d6vp19u
Raz is a fighter, really awesome.



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Texturized Feature III

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:28 PM
This is a selection of what you did (using my textures) in 1 week.
There are far more entries than that. If i missed you, you may be in the next feature.
Now let's take a look at these works!

Desperate by coby01 Backgound by ClaudiaCW<da:thumb id="414357512"/> Save Me From the Dark by Miss-deviantE
Orion VI by KRYPT06 Claimed ~ Soul Marks Series by ThePix<da:thumb id="414057813"/> Desolate by FenneArts
<da:thumb id="414944888"/><da:thumb id="414982796"/> Digital Art Texture 49 by mercurycode<da:thumb id="414760838"/>
Thank you for using my textures! I'm happy to see so many cool works every day, can't wait to see some more :)



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  • Listening to: Cradle of Filth - The Manticore
  • Reading: U.G. Krishnamurti
  • Watching: Homeland S03
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
  • Eating: mandarines
  • Drinking: magic mint

Texturized Feature II

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 14, 2013, 9:56 AM
you are pretty stunning, all of you. to give something back, i like to feature
your works that involved my textures. this is a selection of 1 month, you were pretty active!
so i guess the next "texturized feature" will be there pretty soon.

thank you for using my stuff, crazy folks! :heart:


Stock - Premade background41 by Gwendolyn1-stock Trick or Treat by kimsol other-world-II by 222maya Bleed it out by sara-hel
Play with me.. by Megan-Arts<da:thumb id="410669502"/> Consumed concept cover 1 by DJMadameNoir Daughters of Darkness by dangerous-glow
Raven queen by sara-hel half judged by tallouh Through the Darkness by TheDreamBelow<da:thumb id="410776231"/>
Blue Sky Thinking by FurorArt When Humanity Is Cancer by FurorArt<da:thumb id="412136883"/>

Mature Content

Sophia by FurorArt
Giving In To The Fire by laracoa Sunrise 17 by annewipf<da:thumb id="412329057"/> Doombringer by kimsol
Is there really? by JACARIUS<da:thumb id="412656037"/><da:thumb id="412415032"/> Octopus bath by kerast
Geist I by Hevein CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 6 by SilverPsychopomp the ruins by Inextremiss Haunted Forrest by jiajenn
<da:thumb id="408678374"/><da:thumb id="408701332"/> Eternity by Behana other world I by 222maya
Morning Flower by Kesunyian Army Of The World by Teddy-Cube Daemonia Arma by MoonstalkerWerewolf<da:thumb id="408744188"/>



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so, beat the game, found the safari (damn!). don't want to look at some forums, want to visit your safari!
aaand if you got some requests for trades, i'm on it. currently looking for Squirtle to complete these 3 badasses.

my code for you is 3437-3237-5544


www.livestream.com/darkzerosdz

will start in some minutes, tune in if you want to chat with me or watch me combine some photos. 
chances are, that i'm done with it rather quick, so don't be sad if you miss it, i'll do some more streams from time to time.
first: thanks for the watch, over 10k crazy people now. o
don't know how i can thank you for that, but i'm really happy, thank you for the support :heart:

second: nearly 1k watchers on fb, pretty cool too. those who are trapped inside this network and reeeeeaally bored, go have fun www.facebook.com/Darkzero.art :>

third: shameless self promotion of my "out of camera"-texture account here on deviantart: :iconooc-sdz:
if you want to play around with the photos that i use to make my textures, have fun. i think many of them are already beauties in itself, interesting what you can run into with a camera. i stopped uploading my whole texture sessions, you get the ones that i actually used instead.

the next feature with the things, that you did with my textures, will be out here on november the 13th, already looked at some really cool works again, can't wait to show them all of you. 

take care, crazy people. 


Texturized Feature

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 13, 2013, 8:18 AM
It's really stunning, what you're making with my textures.
This is a selection from 2 months, all done with my textures. Some works are already DD's.
Hope you enjoy them and pick some favourites as well!

 
<da:thumb id="406130235"/> I hate bugs by Flobelebelebobele<da:thumb id="406004048"/> I give up. by Tusojosmil 
<da:thumb id="404732822"/> Ruin by PhoenixalThor<da:thumb id="406477498"/> Hail to the King by TheDreamBelow
Carolina by nmarr910 P A T I E N C E by naradjou14 Prometheus by Madink2000<da:thumb id="402161428"/>
Angel of retribution by VictorAdameArt Untitled by invisigoth88<da:thumb id="403043964"/> I've Come for You by sighthoundlady
 <da:thumb id="395102546"/> The life of an Assassin by xeena-dragonkizz<da:thumb id="396078419"/> BookCover Challenge-Un Expressed by areemus
<da:thumb id="400268811"/>

Mature Content

G e n e s i  by Soulgraphica
Soul Space by Doucesse<da:thumb id="395837380"/>
Exploring new world by jangiyodhaBeyond Boundaries by jangiyodha<da:thumb id="404720120"/> Welcome to Night Vale by onlysan
ARMY by Sihx Reminiscence by GeneRazART Ruby by lombrascura Red Queen by mastadeath<da:thumb id="394411664"/>
<da:thumb id="400905610"/> Her Vibrant Soul  (Digital Painting) by areemus

Mature Content

Is this it? by damilepidus
Music by JK-Blueberry


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i'm fine, a little tired. god bless coffee.
all about this color combination. 
don't know if it's going to work, marchesme suggested this. at least there is no green color now ;P

tune in if you want to see that. starts in some minutes.