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Journal Entry: Fri Apr 18, 2014, 8:25 AM
what is STREET photography - Streets of Athens

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image by wchild

If you like what you see, +favlove this article 
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.

A weekly selection amongst the images I liked, 
while browsing the Street Gallery
and I think they deserve more attention. 
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember 
to visit the photographers' galleries as well.

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Rearview mirrors by mariomencacci


Words by xbastex



Rainy Day Fun by IFedorovskaya


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Have a nice weekend

...and remember to participate
in the Monthly Street Challenge - April by The-Yard-Collective
with your most surreal street pictures.



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Celebrating Diversity - #51

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 4:31 AM
for you. by munuh490 Green positive with vials by Anti-Pati-ya .. ATLANTIDA ... by onixa  Elixir Of Hope. by andokadesbois Ninety Nine. by Annarigby  Light, color and glass by Anti-Pati-ya


Lady Luna Altar Bottle by phenyxangel The Magical Vials by ChocoAng3l Deco Jar by Nekoknight Rainbow Cake in a Jar by tracylopez

Angel Vials by Rotting-Soul

 Magic Bottle by fudexdesign Salvation of the bottle by AmandineVanRay Potions (set 3) by Rittik-Designs

 Ghost Bottle by Rav3nway Consus - PressAdd II by pho3nix-bf Dungeon Hunter 3 Shop Icons by Panperkin




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Monthly theme: Monochrome

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 18, 2014, 7:54 AM
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Soft by SpademmI loved a flower by Al-Baum
In the moss by Dark-RaptorWater Drops 59 by ovidiupopFlourishing Yellow by oO-Rein-Oo
Warm Shadow by deerArylideLAST SIGH by wiwionart
gambecchio by FrancoBorsiWildLifeBagan by AndyMumfordMagic light by mjagiellicz
Nymph by EmmatyanLera by Zhivago86
Hot ice by pqphotographyThe Fire of Love. by dragonfly-oliautumn impressions4 by agatafotografia
Dancing in the Rain by alexgphotoReady to attack by Reasondinn
I want orange leaves by TwiggyTeeluckVolcano by Thinking-SilenceDancing Over The Turnips by Nitrok
Natural Gold by SetsiAngelSailorMarigold Days by arefin03
Tangerine candied fruit 1 by MorgaerFire by EliseEnchanted
Just close your eyes, the sun is going down by EleonoreCSummer Moon by MartaSyrko
days come and go. by dzika-koalaRed Tryptic - part III by OlivierAccartasylum. by Senju-HiMe
red by GeoArcus
delicate by hayzydakishimete by illusionalityPetal by Petal by BenHeine
back to life by BlaumohnHigh Contrast Ideas by onixaSolitude by Alessia-Izzo
enchanting by Blanchii
still life by malenka740715Purpura by Purple20e k p h r a s i s by poppy412
winter wonderland. by simoendli2 by natur-mystik
The Birth Of The Elder Part I by DmajicPhotography
The Water Ghost. by dragonfly-oliTiny World by nairafee
Hpider by MarcosRodriguez
They will light my lonely way tonight by iNeedChemicalXWhite desert by tihomirmladenov
Delicate by GinAngieLa
church of the good shepherd by KatomanBubbles.... by BabushkaII
A blue dream captured by arefin03Winter air by popoksXVI by eulalievarenne
Untitled by bougainvillea
Falling stars. by andokadesboisLost Message by SortvindDon't forget me by EliseEnchanted
Precious illusions by LuizaLazarFear by Schnitzelyne
Misty Mountains by Elei-Ruari.:: Tiny treasures ::. by Whimsical-Dreams
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Mr Green Frog by RainaAstaldoForever free by diensilver
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pion by all17Opernturm by MatthiasHaltenhof
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News and Super Wonderful Works Feature

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 11:28 PM



News



My new work, I hope you liked it :)
it was amazing to do this work because I love fantasy concepts and I just loved the result.

:happybounce: 

Island of the Hummingbirds by Wesley-Souza


and do not forget to check out this journal that has very useful information.




super wonderful works



I
just loved these works. and want to share these wonderful works with everyone.

Heart Love Heart

The Dangerous Ruins by matrix124
Fairy Flowering by Vladlena111 Sea by JiaJenn31
Judgment Day by MirellaSantana
In my bubble (autism) by tryskell The Night Mother by artorifreedom
den of dragons by uillsam
Sweet Vampire by Sandra-Cristhina Burn On my Own Fire by DeniseWorisch
The last Warrior by SoulcolorsArt
Celestial Warrior Liliel by Carlos-Quevedo Wila vila - slavic mythology by msriotte
Friendship by SweediesArt
Searching for the treasure by Scandalize Space Katarina by Gwendolyn1


and thanks for the beautiful gifts
:love:

Lady of the desert by CharllieeArts Reality or just an imagination? by GregoryNicolas





see all the information here and please donate prizes

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New Contest - donate prizesTwo Themes Contest

new contest and this contest we will do differently because it was very difficult to choose 1 theme among the 20 suggestions made​​, then will have two themes, and you can choose which theme to make your entry.
OMG MOAR POEMS! 
and the themes chosen are :

Baby Blue Bullet Secret Garden(s) Baby Blue Bullet 
Baby Blue Bullet My friend is a monster (can be a fantasy creatures) Baby Blue Bullet 

choose your favorite theme for you to make your entry. and do something creative, because jurors will judge creativity.
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Seriously? DeviantART?

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 5:26 PM



/!\ IF YOU DON'T AGREE WITH WHAT'S BELOW, READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE BEFORE TO YELL IN THE VOID /!\



Okay I don't think I'm going to make some friends with this, but I'm kind of sick and tired of what's going on here.

DeviantART is a creative website where one can put one's art. No matter how skilled one might be. You can be whether a professional or an occasional drawer, it doesn't matter as long as you have this love for Art.

But there are limits, for God's sake. WHAT THE HELL ARE ALL THESE FATTY/UGLY/FURRY/DISGUSTING DEVIATIONS DOING ON THE "WHAT'S HOT" PAGE??

Seriously, do you believe this is art? I don't. This is just not showable. It certainly has some skills, but what's with people's minds these days?!

  Sexy no Jutsu 2 by 0pik-0ort  You'll be safe... by muhboobz  Commission - Mii Kouryuuji by Axel-Rosered

Nano by 0pik-0ort  Inflation these days by Satsurou

AND THIS THING I CAN'T EVEN QUALIFY...Furry can be acceptable, but not sexy-furry, these things have animal heads, how can you find this "yummy" or even make drawings about "cutie" nude fox girls?!

Now let's talk about morphs and manips. How is this arousal or even likeable? Most of the time people just take random pictures on the internet without knowing where the pictures come from...

Dangerous Curves 4 by bootycheekpete  DRUMSTICKS 5 by bootycheekpete

This is not even a DAT ASS-game. This is totally absurd and useless. What's the point of making such big butts and show it on an unrelated website?

Now the Nude Art part.

THIS is nothing but cheap/free porn. I'm not going to show the miniatures, just the links:

- THIS
- THIS
- THIS
- AN EXEMPLE OF "I DISRESPECT MYSELF"
- AND ANOTHER ONE AMONG THE 10000000000 PICS AVAILABLE

And I just find pathetic how people worship the "power" or the "strenght" of the photo only because it shows some intimate parts. A model? Seriously? This is just a random woman who doesn't respect herself. A pussy isn't "oustanding" nor "awesome", but you know, guys (and girls I guess), there are all kinds of porn sites if you want to spend some time playing with your stuff.

And I'm not talking about the Hentai part: Look at THIS and THIS. There are thousand of others (of course).

I don't have anything against provocative drawings, Robaato is doing an awesome job on his women curves:

SWORDS ILLUSTRATED May Ideas by Robaato  Golden Globes by Robaato  PAM by Robaato

THIS, on the other hand, is Nude Art (even though it's not always full-nude):

Angie #2 by AnnaMazur  Diptych by armene  thin red lines by athrawn 

The Art Of Light (Version IV) by stefangrosjean


Now Fanarts. Fanarts can be great, and I don't understand why some people complain about it. It's just a medium, whoever says "I unwatch you because you do fanart omg burn lol I am so cool" doesn't really get the full meaning of it. These reactions are so hilarious they can be sometimes barely adorable...

THIS, is pure awesomeness, and it doesn't alterate the artists' styles:

Maleficent by sakimichan  -Tyrantrum- by arvalis  Elsa (frozen) by Jiyu-Kaze 

Skulltula Ambush by NateHallinanArt  Poison Ivy Sideshow Art by Artgerm


THIS, and I'm so sorry for you guys, is... just NO:

- THIS MLP ZOOPORN
- ZELDA'S SECRET BACKDOOR (This title...)
- SOME PEACH?

And some Samus:

Pear Samus by Metalforever  Samus Caught a Misty 7 by Ragnarahk 

It's not just about making sluts out of pixelated famous digital girls, it's also about highlighting the fact you're digging non-existing-forever on screen characters...


Again, I AM SO SORRY for all the drawings I've mentioned as "black sheeps". People can have their own dreams or fantasize about whatever or whoever they want, but please, this is not the appropriated website to show your inner lust.

DeviantART is a website for creative people, and shouldn't be involved into such explicite content.

LEARN WHERE TO POST YOUR STUFF! THERE ARE PLENTY OF SITES WAY BETTER THAN HERE TO HOST YOUR SPECIFIC
CREATIONS.

As the song says:
"To create or come up with something that is to thrill, one must place one's soul between the hammer and the anvil".

So please, I know this is an utopy but redetermine conditions that would make a What's Hot page worthy of the name!

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And to finish, THIS IS MOTHERF*CKING ART!

Dazzled just for a moment by elsevilla  Two-faced angel by LouieLorry  Guilty by yuumei 

Peacock Queen by Artgerm  When the Leaves Whisper by AlectorFencer  No Title by Bo-Po-Mo-Fo

Ninae in town by Suzanne-Helmigh   
Azrael by PeteMohrbacher  At the Mountains of Madness_3_Howard  Lovecraft by ivany86

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(YouTube Video by the awesome Suzanne Helmigh)


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Hi everybody :wave: I hope you are all doing well!
as always I go search for undiscovered work from
DeviantArt's Traditional - Newest search box
In the hope of bringing them forward to attention.
If you like what you see, please comment, fave or 
watch the featured artist's work.
so until next time... see ya!

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One day I would be found, and rescued by KathrynBriggsBella Senorita by Lauren-GowlerLast chance by Lukas1212

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March/April 2014

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 8:00 AM

The Digital Art Team


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Drawings & Paintings and Mixed Media
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Drawings & Paintings and Mixed Media
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Photomanipulation and Mixed Media
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3 Dimensional Art and Stereoscopy
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Fractal Art
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General Digital Art News


Freedom of Departure by diphylla

Welcome Astralseed and Diphylla!


That's right! Recently, Astralseed and diphylla moved to the Digital Art team, so now besides being in Chats & Forums, they're also taking suggestions from the main digital art galleries, namely Paintings & Drawings, Mixed Media and Animation. Aditionally, both etherealbeast and I (Thiefoworld) are also taking suggestions for Vector and Vexel in the meantime there are new volunteers appointed for these. So we got you all covered!

Digitalists Chatroom


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Digitalists is our own hub for everything related to Digital Art, from Daily Deviations, to journal features, to official volunteer announcements and other contributions from the community!

But it that wasn't just enough, we now have our own chatroom! #Digitalists is the room in which we'll be hosting special events, live interviews, trivias, sketchmatch and a lot more! Come and join us! Even if there is no event announced, it's quite probable there will be someone there, come and talk to other digital artists and the digital art CVs!

Painting Pictures by Phatpuppyart-Studios

General Digital Art News and Features


:bulletwhite: Digitally Delicious: February 26th
:bulletwhite: Digitally Delicious: April 10th
:bulletwhite: Digitally Delicious: April 16th
:bulletwhite: Beast Vision Vol. 1
:bulletwhite: Beast Vision Vol. 2
:bulletwhite: Digitalism v.01
:bulletwhite: Digitalism v.02
:bulletwhite: Digitalism v.03
:bulletwhite: Super Awesome Digitalists Fun
:bulletwhite: Digital Minds- Interview with Crickatoo
:bulletwhite: Digital Art DD RoundUp - February 2014
:bulletwhite: Digital Art DD RoundUp - March 2014
:bulletwhite: etherealbeast's DD Guidelines
:bulletwhite: Astralseed's DD Guidelines
:bulletwhite: Diphylla's DD Guidelines



Ink by Deharme Speaking With a Giant Bear by Seyorrol Hunt for the Black Lotus by wylielise Hantise by czarnystefan Celestial prayer by Indiron



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Photomanipulation


Compassion by Aegis-Strife

Photomanipulation Tournament


The Photomanipulation Tournament is underway. We are in Round 2 of the battles. The entries for Round 1 were amazing! If you haven't seen them already, be sure to check them out at CRPhotomanipulation!

Digital Painting for Photomanipulation


Have you always wanted to give Digital Painting a try? Stay tuned for a special "Digital Painting for Photomanipulation" workshop, which we are planning to hold mid-May! Keep an eye on CRPhotomanipulation for more details.

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Random Acts of Kindness


We are still working on the Random Acts of Kindness and Photomanip Wishlist projects. Want to lend a hand? Drop us a note at CRPhotomanipulation.


Alice III - White Rabbit's House by nina-Y

More Photomanipulation news


:bulletwhite: Photomanip DD Round-Up February 2014
:bulletwhite: Photomanip DD Round-Up: March 2014
:bulletwhite: Gorgeous Photomanips under 100 +Faves
:bulletwhite: Welcome to Dark Photomanipulation Week on PE!
:bulletwhite: The Wow Effect: What Makes Great, Great?
:bulletwhite: The WOW Effect: Why it rocks!
:bulletwhite: Tournament Winners: Intermediate - Round 1
:bulletwhite: Tournament Winners: Advanced - Round 1
:bulletwhite: Talk to us!
:bulletwhite: Photomanipulators suggested by YOU - 01
:bulletwhite: Photomanipulators suggested by YOU - 02
:bulletwhite: We Heart Photomanip: Underloved


Architect by vimark kibviyu by dihaze An Early Morning Start by kimsol It always starts with a dream... by ImaginaryRosse




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3 Dimensional Art


No news this time, but enjoy this amazing arts!

Plymouth Cuda by rOEN911 There's a World by Joe-Maccer Grochatcolor by thedoberman Black And White by Mavrosh



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Fractal Art


No news this time, but enjoy this amazing arts!

Spirit Of Fire by ChaosFissure Time Travel by S-A-U-R-O-N Ancient underground city by KPEKEP I Wonder by Joe-Maccer



:iconvanmall:

Pixel Art


No news this  time, but enjoy this amazing arts!

Pixel Princess Bubblegum and Lady Rainicorn by DAV-19 Little azure dragon by AlviaAlcedo LEHH by OCEANSCENTED Resources : Social Network Buttons by c-r-y-s



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Text Art and Typography


No news this time, but enjoy this amazing arts!

There's no god poster by nickmoz I'm an Artist 03 by Kirtan-3d Galatians 2:20 by Emberblue As the Deer by Blugi I thought I Lost You Somewhere by eugeniaclara




Big-Big Thumbs #14

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 4:42 AM
Welcome to yet another round of awesome Big Thumbs!  If you are interested you can always check out the previous features in this collection :D

:star: Big Thumbs? :star:


To make a big thumb all you do is append the word big in the thumbnail.  This is a very handy feature when doing features.  Here is how it is done:

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:star: Feature Time! :star:


On to the part that actually matters! The feature! :love:

Devils by observerzTobiichi Origami - Spirit Mode by Kazenokaze
Mako Mankanshoku by CurryukuTechnosmith Arthur by alchemaniac
6TH GATE by Number-toiHaqua Megami-hen by mysticswordsman21

:star: Till Next Time? :star:


I hope that you've enjoyed today's features ^_^  I refuse to make a schedule for these as, frankly, no one would notice if it was off schedule anyways :XD:  That, and it adds unnecessary stress to an otherwise fun feature :nod:




Welcome to Digital Minds, a new interview series focused on the incredible digital artists here on deviantART.  Today I am interviewing Steph-Laberis  and I hope you will find her insights valuable.  

Thank you for taking the time to let me interview you, can you please tell everyone a little bit about yourself?

Thanks for having me! I'm rockin' my mid-30's, live in California with my lovely boyfriend and various rats and cats. I used to work in games full time, before that in animation, before that in toy design, but currently I am self employed and focusing on character design for animation and toy design, in addition to working on another self-published animal illustration book and figuring out how to brand what I do. I like having some variety in what I do again.


Panda Culture Shock by Steph-LaberisLofty Harvest Mice by Steph-LaberisI've Made a Terrible Mistake. by Steph-Laberis



How did you find deviantART and what keeps you here?

I think I found it through a webcomic about a decade ago and joined not really knowing what I was going to do here. I think what keeps me here is the great reach of an audience that is here, the supportive comments, the inspiration that shows up on my watch list every day and I've even made some freelance connections over the years on here. It's a nice place to be.

What do you like the best about creating digital art?

It's FAST. Doing illustration for a living means deadlines and revisions, and when there's a note to address like a big color change, it's easy to edit with layers and color balance sliders in Photoshop. It's also easy to take bigger risks with sketching and design because you can easily undo or edit your process without wasting actual paint. Over the years some really great, convincing gouache and chalk brushes have been developed for PS, and I really like playing with those. Sometimes people think I am working with traditional paints and I love that.

The caveat though is that as great as digital brushes are, they're still not quite the real deal and there are so many nuances and subtleties that you can't achieve as compared to real media. I admit I have become quite slow and conservative with traditional paints and that's something I need to keep up with.

You have a fun style that brings your characters to life with much charm, how did you develop a style of your own?

Thank you! A wise man once told me "Your style is the mistakes that only you make." I think he's right. But I also think that a healthy mix of inspiration and influence from other artists makes for a good style, and my biggest influences come from artists like Mary Blair, Fiep Westendorp, Nate Wragg, Shane Prigmore, Eyvind Earle, Lauren Faust, Charlie Harper... I really like the graphic, fun stuff. I also took many years of life drawing and learned the fundamentals, so I think I was able to build my style off of the understanding of the way humans and animals work. As much fun as it is to just cold-copy an artist you love, it's so important so draw from life, photo or in-person reference and your personal experiences too. I can tell if an artist is just aping another artist's style versus one who is combining influences with their own voice, the latter being so much stronger and engaging than the former.

It's Fritzy! by Steph-LaberisCorgi Wonderland by Steph-Laberis


Do you have any tips, tricks, or tutorials for other artists trying to find their own style?

Hmm. No tips or tricks, because there are no shortcuts. It's all about pencil mileage - invest the hours in what interests and inspires you. Turn it on its head. Try it in different styles, palettes, allow for happy accidents and artists blocks (which will pass). Keep it as fun as you can and it's OK to get frustrated with something - just don't let your time away from a maddening project be permanent and come back with fresh eyes when you're ready.

Please share with us the tools of your trade and any relevant information about them.

My main tools are Photoshop CS5 (I really don't like the subscription model of Creative Cloud, so I am holding out for as long as I can on that one), my Cintiq and my ancient Mac tower. I do play with gouache once in a while and lately I've been trying to find ways to use my illustrations in tangle objects, like pillows, ceramic coasters, jewelry and greeting cards. I also did a lot of needle felting for a while and still enjoy it, but it's very time consuming and right now I've been wanting to focus on my illustration again.

Can you show us your favorite pieces from your own gallery and explain what you like about them?

Sure!

Rocket, My Hero by Steph-Laberis 
This is a homage to one of my most special rats, Rocket. I lost her quite suddenly and it was really tough on me, so I did this piece to show my snippets of memories about her when she was healthy. I still miss her.

Raturdae Full Shot by Steph-Laberis 
This was one of my last big felted pieces, based off of the first "Raturdae" illustration I did. I was really happy with how the white one came out and I might do more with this simple rat design.

Little Big Muppets by Steph-Laberis 
Mixing work with pleasure! I used to illustrate the DLC sticker packs for Little Big Planet 1 & 2 and I LOVED it. I also am obsessed with Jim Henson and anything Muppet, so when this project came up I was all for it - I think I even gave them more stickers than they asked for but whatever, I could have gone on with them forever and not minded at all.

Who are your favorite digital artists on deviantART that you'd recommend others to keep an eye on?

KA-POW!

What advice would you give to artists just starting out with digital medias?

Honestly? DON'T STOP USING ACTUAL PENCILS/PENS/PASTELS/PAINTS/WHATEVER! There is a plethora of online tutorials about various paint programs, so I'm not going to go into detail about they how-to's on that. What I will say is that continuing to draw traditionally while you are learning a digital painting program will inform your techniques and process in a way that digital painting alone cannot. It will teach you about color and light (in the way that light reacts to pigments in real paint) that working digitally cannot. Be a well-rounded artist and don't abandon the old ways completely.

Any closing thoughts?

None really! Thank you so much for asking me to share stuff and for all you do for the artists on DA. You're wonderful!

Siberian Flying Squirrel Study by Steph-LaberisSnow Leopards by Steph-LaberisManed Wolf and Cubs by Steph-Laberis