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In the Wind Rises Tribute Contest, we asked you to celebrate the art of Hayao Miyazaki by creating a very special Tribute to the art of "The Wind Rises." Each of the three winning entries picked by deviantART staff were featured on the deviantART homepage in a billboard that linked directly to the winner's deviantART profile. In addition, each winner will receive a framed print of his or her work and $1,000 USD! Thank you to everyone who participated in paying tribute to Miyazaki's last film!
In "The Wind Rises" Contest, we asked you to celebrate the art of Hayao Miyazaki by creating a special tribute to the film's art. The winning entries were featured on the deviantART homepage, and each winner will also receive $1,000 USD and a framed print of their winning entry. See which three entries took home the top prize!
Today I’m going to show you some cool ways to add a new level of interest to your work by combining different techniques into one artwork! This is otherwise known as Mixed Media.
What is Mixed Media you ask?
Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed. - Wikipedia
Why would you choose to work with more than one medium? Well for starters, some things are just more easily executed if a different material is used. In other cases, you may be looking for a specific texture or surface that cannot be achieved with whatever you’re currently using. For example, printing or collaging a pattern can be more efficient than painting or drawing it by hand. Note that choosing to print or collage said pattern isn’t lazy, just a different manner of choosing to work. Also, by combining mediums you can find new methods of making!
Many contemporary traditional artists work in Mixed Media to achieve dramatic possibilities in their work.
Shahzia Sikander. "Chaman," 2000. Mixed Media, dimensions variable. Installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
James Siena. “Sequence One”, 2009-2010. Bound accordian-style book with 36 relief prints using oak blocks across 38 Masa paper pages. Page size: 14 1/2" x 18" (closed)
Michael Shapcott. “Onawa”, 2009. Graphite, Carbon, Acrylic, and a touch of Oil on Illustration Board
Below I list some examples of techniques that can be combined with each other or drawing and painting. Note that each of those techniques are not simply mixed media themselves, they must first be combined with one or more other techniques to create actual mixed media pieces. This is a brief overview of techniques that can be combined to create mixed media pieces from the Mixed Media gallery here on dA.
Collage can be combined with drawing and painting alike, and even dimensional pieces and sculpture.
A technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.- Wikipedia
Screenprinting can be inserted into painting very easily, but also double for drawing in some instances.
A printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. – Wikipedia
Altered books will often include cutting, collage, drawing, and painting.
An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. – Wikipedia
Unlike collage, decollage is creating the image primarily from cut of pieces of materials. These pieces can be drawn over, mixed with paint, or painted over.
Is the opposite of collage; instead of an image being built up of all or parts of existing images, it is created by cutting, tearing away or otherwise removing, pieces of an original image. – Wikipedia
Installation art combines materials and space, often requiring several combinations of materials for the greatest impact.
Similar to screenprinting, image transferring can be a quick way to reproduce an image and it is often used along with water-based paints and mediums, but also oil painting.
Transferring a photocopied image onto another surface with the help of solvents, heat, or acrylic mediums.
Other than using it on its own, watercolor can be combined with drawings or other painting techniques.
The medium or the resulting artwork in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle. – Wikipedia
These examples from around the Mixed Media gallery are not the only ways you can mix it up! The possibilities are literally endless as long as you’re open to experimenting with materials! Here are some handy videos on the “how to” of some of the above mentioned techniques:
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Tutorial time! This is another basic tutorial that will show you how to machine stitch a plush's head onto its body. Please be aware that I can't teach anyone how to make patterns. I'm just putting together a few tips and tricks that will hopefully help someone.
Step 1: Sew your plush's body together, leaving the entire back open.
Step 2: Sew your plush's head together, also leaving the back open.
Step 3: Match the head to the body and pin. When making your pattern, make sure the circumference of the opening at the bottom of the head is equal to the circumference of the neck opening of the plush body.
Step 4: Sew a straight line from one end to the other.
Step 5: The plush's head is now attached!
Step 6: You should now have a plush with the entire back open! All you have to do now is finish it!
In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
Some deviants were unable to submit their new deviations as Prints. Fixed by drommk
For Journals submitted to Groups, the "Featured in Groups" section of the deviation page would no longer show additional Group names. Fixed by DEVlANT
A small number of deviations of certain sizes were incorrectly being resized by one pixel, and would appear blurry. Fixed by yumeruby
For deviations with multiple Critiques, changing between pages for those Critiques would not work if the deviation was reached from the Message Center. Fixed by lepidosteus
After removing the deviantID widget from one's Profile, the "Complete your Profile" banner would not disappear without having to reload the page. Fixed by duraseb
Deviants were positive about the updated tracking for Profile pageviews.
Feedback regarding the new Presets tool in deviantART muro was generally positive. Some deviants mentioned encountering loading errors in deviantART muro; as a reminder, if you encounter a bug of this nature, please file a bug report at the Help Desk about it.
Responses to the Discuss topic varied. Some deviants said they do not read the Change Log consistently. Other deviants said they do read the Change Log regularly said they found it valuable to know what had been fixed or changed, even if they had not personally encountered the bugs mentioned.
Have you taken part in specific artistic projects on deviantART in the past month? If so, what projects have you taken part in? What sorts of creative challenges, projects, and other community events do you enjoy participating in? What draws you toward taking part in an event?
Wow! The photomanipulation community has been crazy busy lately! What's new? How can you get involved? Read on to find out!
Did you know about the Photomanipulation tournament that is currently underway? The tournament pits teams of photomanipulators against one another, lets them choose each other's theme, and then decides who does it best! More information: Intermediate and Advanced.
Traditional Mixed Media is a wonderful subject, earlier today we read about combinig techniques which was a great lead into Mixed Media. Mixed media is simply as the name suggests, pieces created with more than one media. The options to mix and match different medias is endless and experimenting with mixed media is highly encouraged!
As discussed above, we now all know what Traditional Mixed Media is but I think it's important to also discuss what is not Traditional Mixed Media.
There is a common misconception that traditional and digital mixed pieces are mixed media, and while it is technically true, that they are mixed media, for the purposes of submitting on dA, they are not considered mixed media (or at least do not belong in the mixed media galleries).
If you are submitting a tradigital(traditional mixed with digital) piece you determine which gallery it belongs in based on how much of which media was used. If your piece is roughly 20% traditional art and 80% digital, you will want to submit it to the digital art galleries and from there find the correct sub gallery based on your pieces subject matter. If your piece is an estimated 50% Traditional and 50% digital you can place it in either gallery, ideally the one you feel it best fits in, and again in the correct subgallery based on the subject matter of your piece.
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More