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::ViS - Free MYO Slots (Closed)

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 9, 2015, 7:03 AM
As you read above
Today I am doing a free MYO for the V-i-S Species
But there are some rules as follows so please pay attention. 

You must credit me for the Species design if you're going to post it
Please follow the guidelines of the reference sheet closely
I will have to check the design before it is approved
You have 10 hours to sign-up, not draw them out
You can only design ONE per person
You are NOT allowed to trade these slots to anyone
If your V-i-S is approved, I would love for you to join the group VisTemple 
Once your design is approved, it must be posted on the MYO Folder on VisTemple 
If you don't read the journal properly and forget to post important things in your comment, you will be ignored. 
Please don't do anything out of character with the ViS as they have their story and you can read up on it

In Order To Get A Slot
- Favorite this Journal -
- Advertise about the MYO - 
- (Optional) Give me a Watch for Support - 

Reference Sheet
::CS - ViS Species Reference Sheet by CandehSenpai
If you need the ViS' base that I use please do let me know
Remember that there is a different in staff and that can affect you ViS' Magical or Physical Attack depending
Don't remove the Leaves of the Staff for that is required
Your ViiS can have their eyes opened but remember that the eye color depends on the Soul's Colors
They can have up too three souls 

Now to know that you have read this
Post somewhere in the comments
"Sally and Jack ViS Adopts on Halloween"

If you have any questions about this, please let me know. 
I will be keeping track of everyone who gets an MYO slot
Thanks and Good Luck


ViS Group Icon Contest
::Contest Time - Pixel Group Icon (1 week)Rules
There will only be one winner
The pixel icon for the group is something that you must make and not get it from some one
Your icon will be used for the VisTemple group that I made for my species and you will be credited it
You cannot sell the Custom you get from me but you can trade them
You can submit multiple times but only one can win
Other than that be creative an have fun
End Date For The Contest Will Be
Friday, October 16 2015
Here Is The Guide To The Species

I will be constantly updating so please stay tune for the mascot and some more information 
for the group as well. 
If you have any questions, please comment in the Q|A section in the comments
:iconcandehsenpai: :iconssnowdrop: :iconbelliko-art:
CandehSenpai will make a Custom ViS and a fullbody colored picture of your ViS
ssnowdrop is willing to draw a fullbody

Win things~

IcK0T by CandehSenpai

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Animals, Plants & Nature Week

Most of you nature photographers will have seen long-exposed waterscapes resulting in the peculiar soft aspect of water. If you haven't, or if you're not a nature photographer, here are a few examples:

  Hanging Falls by hateom      Mossy River by LucAnthonyRossiter      A River by LucAnthonyRossiter

In this article I will be sharing some ideas and tips which hopefully will get you interested in this kind of photography first of all; and if that marvellous personal paradigm shift takes place within you, give you the basics in achieving the sought-after results.

Who am I to dare do this ?

Well this is quite important: I'm nothing fancy, just a nature photography-loving guy with a cheap entry-level DSLR and tripod, with a couple of filters. But taking photos out there and gleaning knowledge from artists I admire has taught me lots. This I simply wish to share with as many people as possible.

Rivers are my favourite area of operation, meaning that that environment will be the main reference for the article as it is the one I have the most experience of, however, this guide is fully transposable to any kinetic energy-endowed water body.

Blaze by jaelise

So, first of all, why ?

Good question. “It makes the water pretty and fluffy”, while certainly valid, is quite restrictive.

  • Smoothing out water in a photo opens a world of possibilities ! For example, a calm water body (no foam) will allow you, when using long-exposure techniques, to showcase the underwater scape if you play your reflections right. This can come in very useful if you are lacking a prominent foreground, as whatever is underwater makes a very good alternative.

Plum Dusk by DMMDesign

  • You can play around with reflections much more (I will cover the polariser below in the technical part). With a high shutter speed, you will certainly get reflections, but unless the water is so calm it's absolutely flat, your reflections will be distorted and all over the place. If there is some movement in the water, how long you leave the sensor exposed will decide whether the water ends up completely flat, or retains some movement, and that will affect what the reflected -sunset/sunrise/anything you fancy- looks like.

Pastel Prison by Aquilapse

The main point however, from my point of view anyway, points towards composition (do I get points for that ?).

  • Dynamics and texture. With quick flowing bodies, such as river rapids or agitated seasides, the foam if placed in a good direction within the frame will add a lot of movement and dynamics the image, giving more interest to the whole scape.

Little Gorge by LucAnthonyRossiter

  • I also mentioned texture. Now this is going a bit further into theoretical image composition. Balance is an important part of composition. Balance of colours, balance of light, balance of textures, balance of spaces,... This balance can be played around with to give a peaceful feel if it is pretty even, or more dynamic if it is uneven. A long exposure will smooth out the water, and again, you can decide how smooth, which will provide you with opportunity to decide what kind of feel you give to your image by balancing the water's texture against harder ones like rocks, plants and any other objects you include within the frame.

So what was the purpose of this first part? Was it just to convert those of you who did not see the point or did it also have the second purpose of giving more ideas to those of you who are already in love with long-exposure? Okay you got me, I'm really too obvious.

Cathedral of Light by brandtcampbell

So now that after reading the first part the main purpose of your life has become to shoot long-exposed waterscapes, we can move on from the why to the how. I'll let this be more interactive now, feel free to put your most complex questions to me, go ahead.

How ?

Okay, fine. Yes how, good question again, albeit less existential than your first one.

  • So what equipment do I need for this most noble exercise?

Well the most basic really; any additions will make your life easier and give you more options, but the only absolute necessity is a camera that lets you select a shutter speed/exposure time. Simple cameras like phones will aim for a high speed so that your duck lip selfies look nice and sharp, which hinders our here task at hand. A DSLR is ideal of course.

  • Will I have to spend money on a tripod?

A tripod will make your life easier, but again, if you don't want to/can't buy one, you can always find a well placed rock to lay your camera on. It will limit the angles available to you but that is how I got started myself.
If you fancy a tripod, I would suggest a heavy one rather than a light one as this will offer much needed stability when you stick it in a quick river or a stormy sea.

  • I've seen filters with weird names in some photo descriptions, what's that about?

A polarizing filter is next on my list, it has 3 useful effect for you. It enhances colours and contrasts, it can eliminate reflections (depending on the angle) and it will increase the exposure time required, thus allowing longer exposures even in bright light conditions. The effect on reflections is the most useful, for balancing purposes again. Do you want to see almost no reflection but moslty the rocks underwater ? Or a bit of both ? The polarizing filter will allow that, simply spin it to adjust the water reflection.

s k y f i r e  15677 by pesterle

I shoot rivers which are generally under quite thick tree growth, and seascapes do look awesome during sunsets or rises, meaning in those cases, bright light is not an issue. But if it is, or if you want to modulate your exposure time more, the neutral density filter is a great tool. It is basically a darkening filter, called neutral density because it reduces the intensity of all wavelengths, so you get no colour side-effects.

  • Anything else I might need?

Well a wide-angle lens is always a good addition to your equipment, if you can afford it. Waterproofs for walking around in rivers in cold seas are definitely useful as they will give you more options. And make sure you always carry around a microfibre cloth as your lens is likely to be on the receiving end of water drops if you're placing your camera low over rapids or close to a waterfall.

  • So how to I get my fluffy water with all this fancy equipment now?

As is standard for any landscape photography, look for of beautiful place, a good foreground (rocks in rivers are the most obvious) and if you're patient enough, be ready to wait a number of hours for the best light. For landscape, you'll want quite a high aperture value to get good depth of field, which has the added bonus of reducing the amount of light available to the sensor, thus increasing the exposure time. Lens review websites will have detailed analyses of sharpness to aperture values. If you're not hard pressed by light, I would suggest aiming for that optimum.
For a long exposure, with rapid water flow, even a single second will achieve good results.
Here are two of my long-exposed rivers, one at 30 seconds exposure, the other at 2 seconds.

Bridge by LucAnthonyRossiter Turtle Rock by LucAnthonyRossiter

Long exposure really does not need to be that long.
This is unless you have a sky in your image and are trying to obtain streaky clouds. Now this is quite a different domain, and one that I am not very familiar with, but you will need much longer than a couple of seconds in that case, and neutral density filters really come in useful in those photo sessions.

All in all, a long exposure waterscape is not difficult to achieve. Prop your camera on a rock and let the sensor stuff its face with light for a couple of seconds and that will get you started, hopefully one of many attempts and great results to come!

plethora by jaelise

It's not all about the image, it's also about the adventure. I've had some of my best hikes walking up mountains, wading down rivers to find a good spot to stick my tripod in, jumping from rock to rock, or sitting on a lovely river bank waiting for nature's great lightbulb to do its stuff. While I love hiking with mates, photography is sometimes best as a solo venture. Not everyone will be ready to wait an hour in the same spot doing nothing, especially if they are not photographers themselves. Go alone or choose your co-hiker wisely.

Weekly Deviation Award Winners. October 9!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 9, 2015, 7:30 AM

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The Imaginarium - Members Feature

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 11:57 PM

PROMoting our Members

Works caught from the poll.

North Pole 2050: Christmas Tree Island by surreal1st1cp1llowToo Young To Rule by la-voisinHermitage by Olgola
Gifts for Raven lady. by ZozziegirlThe Star Collector by msfowle
Luna Nova by Alexis-FrostBalor of the Evil Eye by Rui-AbelBaba Yaga and the Magic Swan Geese by LeenaHill
Journey to orange sunset by JiaJenn31BOX STOCK by GabeehSilva
Faun by TheDreamBelowMedb: The Drunken Intoxicant by SummerDreams-Art
Create a Night Fairy Tale of a Mysterious Girl by MariaSemelevichmonsters paradise (prints available) by Lolita-Artz
Winged by pankreas67
Brimstone by ark4nThe Reign by shadeleyColliding Worlds by theheek
Future in a trance by KangTengriHelp Me by D-Archae
Hay thief by piagludGolden Summer by allison731
Mystical Forest by mrscatsSunflowers Path by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK
Autumn Goddess by marphilheartsSoul Eater by annewipf

Photomanipulation of the Week

Four Incredible Manipulations that it will be exposed on the front page of the group.
Eagle's Peak by Rowye
Morrigan by lauraypablo
Beneath by Morteque
Aguara, the child thief by ErikShoemaker

The Best Submissions of the week

Beautiful Works from our Gallery.

The Swarthy One by Rowye
Fairy Dance  by SusanLightMagic Night II by Dani-Owergoor
Secret Garden by JennyLe88
Tezad The Darkmaster by MajenttaDragon tamer (commission) by ThemeFinland
Opium by Manink
The Reader by alkab-artIllustration to the fairy tale Bazhov. by veravik
Sangrando by DanielPriego
In my Dream 2 by AntoshinesFairy lights by KellieArt
Chronicles of Time by kimsol
Lamia: The Murderer by SecretadmiresBlack Cat by Kajenna
Hel of Helheim by shadeley
Red Riding Hood II by marcosnogueiracbAlice's Adventures by Black-B-o-x
Rise of Elements by Carlos-Quevedo
Sea dragon by FlashW

Short Challenge 11 winners

1st Trophy
. Survive by VanessaPadua
Essence of a Lotus by Alexis-Frost
Old Wizard by LovizZ

On The Menu Contest winners

1st Trophy
Memories by Energiaelca1

2nd Trophy
Paper Dreams by AdrianaMadrid
Summer Rainfall by lemgras330

3rd Trophy

The child and the sea by Julianez

Walk Around the World Contest winners

1st Trophy
2 The suitcase by doclicio

2nd Trophy
A Long Walk Home by Mr-Ripley

3rd Trophy

TROPICALL CHILL by naradjou14

Honorable Mention:


Traveller in space by JiaJenn31Aventura me Espera by Wesley-SouzaThe sands of Buddha by Julianez Walking Dutch by mrscats

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Many of our stock providers share their stocks for free. Wouldn't it be nice to hold a Challenge (Contest) just for stock providers, and then offer them the best prizes ever for the winning entries?
Plus once many entries are received, it would also be a great source for the best Fairy Tale stocks, and for our own future stock usage. :)
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You can represent all which involve fairy tales, the most famous characters, or less known, villains of fairy tales, animals that appear, kings, queens, princess, the famous scenery, castles, bedrooms, forest, the famous objects, shoe of Cinderella, crowns, staffs, accessories, carriages, magic wands, fairies, elves, everything in the world of fairy tales

Short Challenge #12 - Special HalloweenEvent of The-Imaginarium 
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special month of Halloween.
This month the short challenge will be different (in the next months will return to normal).
- There will be four winners ( 2 chosen by members, 2 by the founders).
- This you will have three stock inspiring, you decide which to use, if you want you can use both on the same manip.
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Hi everyone!

Firstly, some exciting news. I'll be toting my wares at London MCM Comic Con on the 23rd through to the 25th of October. I always get mega excited about this show and It'll be great to meet people from here, especially if you're following the comic. As always, there'll be a freebie for people who cosplay one of my characters :)
I'll have new Mias and Elle and Moth and Flame merch and two, one of a kind, Mias and Elle mugs up for grabs. Once they are gone, they're gone, so get to my table quick! I'll put up a map soon :) Here's a link:

Who's up for a Mias and Elle competition?

I've been wanting to get this started for a while and I'll be making a more formal guide for rules and regulations in the future but lets gets this ball rolling now!

So this is a Mias and Elle competition, and what could be more fitting for a Mias and Elle competition than Mias and Elle themselves. Yes, I want you to draw Mias and Elle.

Simple as that. You can draw them in a funny situation, a sexy situation, fluff, something a bit darker, your idea of their first encounter, the aftermath of their encounter, their hobbies, their reactions to certain situations; anything you want.
You can include other characters that I've created for their universe if you like too. Whatever helps.

Regretfully I cannot accept anything too NSFW but you know how I like to get around that by being titillating and cheeky, so there are plenty ways to tackle that. Basically I'll be judging what makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside (which will probably be all entries I get XD) skill, and execution.

The deadline is the 1st of December.

Please upload your artwork here on Da and submit it in a note marked as COMPETITION.
From there I'll link the artwork to a journal where everyone can see :)


There will be three winners.

1st Place: Will receive an exclusive Patreon Mug (the last ever one!!), a printed copy of the Prologue (the last ever one!), notebook, two Mias and Elle posters, bookmarks and stickers 

2nd Place: Will receive two Mias and Elle posters, notebook,the bookmarks and the stickers

3rd Place: The notebook, the stickers and the bookmarks.

I'll have photo's of the prizes up soon.

I look forward to seeing your entries! Good luck!

If you have any questions let me know. I might have missed something out XD

Friday Night Specials v10.2

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:37 AM
image by Vermontster

If you like what you see, +favlove this article

so it can reach as many deviants as possible.

A weekly selection amongst the images we liked,

while browsing the Street Gallery,

and we think they deserve more attention.

Enjoy them, comment on them and remember

to visit the photographers' galleries as well.

Friday Night Specials stamp by wchild



Playing with the kids by I-SHOOT-RAW-PHOTOS

Colorado Style by PatrickMonnier

Bye bye by Firnein

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Hello Kitty by DougNZ
Mother,  B+W Redux by Vermontster

The Dancing Day Trippers by XxBAK3R14xX

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street disco by lightdrafter

Tango by OliverJules

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Daily Fractal Feature 9th October 2015

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 9, 2015, 4:44 AM

Daily Fractal Feature 9th October 2015

On a daily basis we, at DailyFractalFeatures, are aiming to showcase a small selection of fractal artwork to the community.
I am pleased to provide today's Feature.
Do please show your support by +favloveing this News Article and please comment and +fav the works featured, as well as congratulate the artists if you have been inspired by what you see!


That which was past takes us on into the future - or is it the other way round?

Perpignan Arch by fractales75

Perpignan Arch by fractales75

At some point in history there was such a place as this.  Whether it actually existed, or whether it was just held in someone's imagination, I'm still not sure, but I know it to be a reality - of sorts.  Someone created it to be an impossible place to survive, so it was to be purely a viewing experience.  An experience not to be missed, nevertheless, and certainly one that makes you think.  (I think too much and most of it doesn't make sense, so don't expect any tangible explanation of my thoughts here!)  Randomly though, I see quite a few arches, some receding into the distance, all far too small for anyone or anything substantial to get through without having to fold up into something much smaller; there appears to be an organic plumbing system with kidneys and bladders, reaching up into the sky - or are they part of a larger anatomy out of sight?  A tall camel-like creature casually strolls into the scene on the left in skeletal form - I know not why; and finally, a lifeless looking desert seems to hold everything together, with little mounds pushed up from some kind of life-form living beneath.  Perhaps we shouldn't be fooled by what we see?  After all, this is only the surface of something much deeper, much more personal, and much more complex than we can at first perceive.

Kite Festival on Tarsus IV by eclecticeric

Kite Festival by eclecticeric

Here we can have lots of fun. Hey! It's a fun-fair.  At least I think it is.  You can have the ride of your life in one of those kites, but sometimes - oh we need to watch out because they can break free!  That would be something else and a story as yet untold!  At first I wonder how we can get into one of those kites, and I watch and wait.  Then suddenly - I'm sure you guessed it already - they all descend to our level - all that is, except the ones that have broken free - and now we can get in.  Odd thing is though, no-one got out first!  Is it just you and me?  And the ones that broke free, they still float up there, higher and higher until they eventually disappear.  Will that happen to us also?  Too late now, we're already flying - faster and faster, being whipped about in an increasing eddy of turbulent air.  Then snap!  The cord has broken and we're entirely at the mercy of the elements, or so it seems.  Then suddenly I see what looks like a manual.  Yes, yes!  I pick it up and these are the instructions on how to steer and control the kite.  The language is difficult to understand, but well, we will do our best.  Either that, or we will keep going on into the Future...

 old wharf by Oxnot

Old Wharf by Oxnot

I remember this place.  It was back in the year 2093 AD when I was as yet unformed and no-one knew I was there - and neither could I see anyone else there, which was a bit frightening.  I remember there was a strong salt smell and I could sense the state of decay all around me.  A flash-back catches me and I fleetingly glimpse a grand pier, complete with theatre and restaurants, and people - lots of them - milling around eating ice-cream and drinking cool drinks in the sun.  Then in an instant vision has gone.  Is that what was, or is that what is still to be?  And what are these other metallic-looking structures I see?  A drainage system?  A conveyor system?  I mean really, what would anyone expect a mere amoeba to know about these things in any case?  And who said that's what I was?  No I don't believe that, not for one minute!  Think I'll just go back to sleep...

Level 3 Fuel Processing by HalTenny

Level 3 Fuel Processing by HalTenny 

Once again I wake up and find myself in another life-form, in another era - but I can't place the exact date.  (It's strange I should consider myself to be in different life-forms too, because I'm simply me, no-one else and not something else.  So it must just be an idea.)  Well I know there were terrible wars and catastrophes throughout history, and here I am now, looking out at some of the re-building processes that must take place in order for survival to continue.  The air is thick with sulphurous fumes and dust and I find it hard to breathe, let alone think.  Strangely, I see no-one at work so either they've all finished for the day, or they're having a lunch break.  Or perhaps they, too, have died.  (That seems to imply that I also died?)  Familiar in so many ways, yet terribly surreal, I couldn't say whether I'm really here, really seeing this scene, or even really making any observations on it.  Perhaps it's an ongoing dream-like knowledge of some kind of existence in which nobody learned anything from history and no-one ever will learn...  I close my eyes once more...

Castles in the sand. by MartinLithgow

Castles in the Sand by MartinLithgow

Then I awake for a fifth time and the scene before me is desolate.  High-risers, others beginning to rise, and then the smallest, which probably won't rise at all.  It looks like an industrial scene of some kind, and I see long conveyors transporting box-like structures to and fro, everything in neat lines, each object in its proper place.  In the distance I think there is a foundry.  There appears to be a lot of smoky pollution coming from there anyway, and the wind is causing it to billow closer and closer, obscuring the sunlight, which is rapidly disappearing from the reflective glass of the high-riser windows.  I wonder what year this is, where I am, and what meaning there is in what I see.  I also wonder why I don't see anyone else in these places. But again, that same old adage comes to my mind:  That which was past takes us on into the future - or is it the other way round?  In other words, will we ever learn from our mistakes, or will we constantly have to re-encounter them in various forms again and again in the future?


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