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Are highly intelligent or very talented people better able to hide their misery from loved ones, thus making it all the harder to “read” them and help them?

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Weekly Features! 120+

Sat Sep 20, 2014, 9:01 AM


Journal Entry: Sat Sep 20, 2014, 11:38 AM

Cold Breath by kemal-kamil-akca    **** by esmahanozkan


message for a friend by VesnaSvesna    dead city II by disies


Untitled by Bela01    reach for the light by ZanaSoul


TOK by dasTOK    For Her Mother by tylermunson


Untitled by deadendsoul    Gulls+Crows: endgame by Coigach


Dark Dominion by Eukendei    Untitled by Bela01


M- 04 by atelier-de-figueline    White Rock Beach II by palmbook


Look into my Eyes by GlynEdmunds    Majesty by NicolasEvariste


Image by Serdar-T    NOCTURNUS by menervaTau


broken dreams by tuminka    Across Divides by lostknightkg

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Humeur Noire - AHOY

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 20, 2014, 6:05 AM

Humeur noire by Sei-ZakoDeep sleep by Sei-Zako

Point sur les nuits by siamesesamHidden Ships by siamesesam


Purpurrr by MarinaCoricSphynx by MarinaCoric



Untranslated by alberichWhat You Alone Can Give ... by alberich

A Global Speed Art Affair by EintoeRn
And please do no hesitate to take a full preview of the book here:

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: lies
  • Reading: sometimes
  • Watching: sometimes
  • Playing: rarely
  • Eating: later
  • Drinking: later

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Journal Entry: Sat Sep 20, 2014, 11:07 AM



For some reason the last few weeks I've had the long-lost urge to browse photography on deviantART. It's a bit reassuring to see that not much changes. You have selfies, naked selfies, ball-joint dolls, pictures of water droplets, cats, and selfies of the elderly. But it seems that lately there's a decent amount of good work being put up too - less clichéed than BJDs and water drops at least. Kind of makes me miss having DD privileges. So since I can't give these pictures DDs, have a journal full of feature instead. All of these were found by browsing either "Newest" or "Undiscovered" within the top-level Photography gallery today, and sometimes going through the galleries of the people who I found through the browses.


STILL IN BED by UFPhotography
Fighting Demons is exhausting by GabbyLouCosplayLiriodendron tulipifera by CliffWFotografieThe Canary by samkaczurSilence by samkaczurthe poppy and the ant by CliffWFotografieLisa by aufzehengehenDanielle by inspired-impressionsMetu by analogphoto
SPECTATOR by UFPhotography
My Dangerous Beauty by RocknamLeereflet d'ombre by diddrickCapicola Wrap by TheCameraGirlLOSS OF WORDS by UFPhotographyESCAPE by UFPhotographyThe Fish Lady by UFPhotographyAfternoon Tea by FlabnBone
Waiter Situation by zlty-dodo
fig by Herzlich-tUntitled by Herzlich-tLearning To Be A Big Girl by zlty-dodomessage from the baltic by m-luciaDivided Perception by EmilySotoBy A Static Sea by WishmasterAlchemist
tokyo delirium by skygazing

Macro Spotlight Vol.134

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 2:45 AM by MarcosRodriguez:iconmarcosrodriguez:

Please Release Me!

Sat Sep 20, 2014, 12:00 PM by NovelExpression:iconnovelexpression:

Stock & Resources


There is an urban legend that adheres to the belief that taking a photograph takes part of ones' soul. I don't know about that, but I do believe that basic etiquette applies at the very least when taking pictures of people, animals, property, etc. that could ultimately be used commercially. In many cases, basic laws involving copyright, rights of publicity and rights of privacy also apply to these uses. At some point in your photography career, you will get a request to either sell, license or grant permission for someone to use your work. Getting releases in order will make that process a lot easier, and, ultimately can increase the value of your work.

First, from the point of view of the law and your of your subjects one is 'TAKING' a picture of the people and things in front of the camera. Asking for permission is only fair. Explaining your purpose and what the image may be used for AND memorializing the conversation in writing solidifies and further clarifies the intentions on both sides of the camera. 

Why not get a release? in this digital age, the information attached to the image is as valuable as the image itself.  Better to be safe than sorry. One rule of thumb is that if a subject can recognize themselves or the owner can recognize their own property, then a release is needed. We are conservative over here in this regard - recently a model brought her own stunning renaissance gown to a shoot. We had her sign a property release along with her model release just to be on the safe side. 

Same with pet owners, home owners, small business owners and so on. You are probably not going to get a release from a big manufacturer or amusement park, so plan your shoot accordingly. 

There are so many releases available. One good source that we use and that is vetted by many professional organizations is Easy Release. One can customize with one's logo and tailor usage as needed. Many trade organizations like the ASMP and PPA have releases vetted by their attorneys. Ultimately it is up to the photographer to familiarize themselves with all the language and understand what they are asking and what the release grants AND how the model is being compensated (prints? images? financially?).

A few pointers:

  • Minors need a release that states that they are minors at the time of the shoot and the release needs to be signed by parent/guardian (and even this may not be enough in some states and countries)
  • Pets are considered property and a property release covers them
  • Shooting in a home with artwork recognizable on the wall? Need a property release from the artist OR take it off the wall.  
  • Tattoos can be considered works of art and a release from the Tattoo artist may be needed OR the ink removed/altered in post
  • If your customer wants a copy of the release, be sure to redact(remove) any contact/personal information from your model before providing.
  • Keep a scan and a hard copy on file for yourself
  • Do you have one model that you work with a lot? There is a school of thought (and we are of this school) that has models sign a release for every session. 
  • If the model or things are employees and property of your client, releases are still a good idea - - for you.

This is very general information and there is a ton more available to you in handbooks for photographers on the web and in your own communities. Better to get a release and make it part of your process. This gives you great control, creatively and professionally, to make your wonderful images! 

For the Love of...AUTUMN

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 20, 2014, 7:00 AM

For the Love of Autumn

For the Love of...

If you are new to this series, basically they work like this: a keyword is chosen, and then some stuff from Stock and Resources that comes up with that keyword gets featured! YAY!

This edition is all about Autumn!  Here in the Northern Hemisphere, Autumn is on its way.  Let's look at some stocks for this season.

Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock

Interview 56. 20.09.2014.

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 20, 2014, 5:10 AM

Hello !

Today interview with DenzelAJackson from USA, at dA: 4 years.

id by DenzelAJackson

:bulletblue: 1 Which type of art are You creating ?
DenzelAJackson- Visual art, to describe it in short, it is a mix of Expression and Fantasy. Words are easy to speak and easy to come by, but not many people have an extra voice to express ideas and thoughts, so I take advantage of the skill that I have attained to speak louder than I once did. The fantasy comes from my imagination, I like to play with things that are already in reality and tweak them so that they become unique and a new experience.

Coming for Your Afro, Samurai by DenzelAJacksonUndead Again by DenzelAJackson

:bulletblue: 2 Why this kind of art ?
DenzelAJackson- When I was a kid, I was constantly frustrated that people didn't take things that I said seriously. Even simple ideas, such as "Wouldn't it be cool to see fantastic drawings on magazine covers, rather than photographs so much?" With this, I decided to actually create my ideas, rather than just talk about them. With that attitude, I have seen some very cool things come to fruition.

Come On, Team by DenzelAJacksonBoy King by DenzelAJackson

:bulletblue: 3 When did You started create Your art?
DenzelAJackson- I have always been creating things since I was a boy, especially since my mother is creative and had tools around our home. She showed me how to make small toys out of wood, and just let me make them how I wanted. With my sister and father playing music often, and my brother drawing, I was in a generally creative atmosphere. I explored different avenues, but as a late teenager I set my first sights on visual art.

Rana West Boy by DenzelAJacksonCatching Peace by DenzelAJackson

:bulletblue: 4 What kind of art do You like to watch the most?
DenzelAJackson- I love art that is unique and shows the creators honest personality. If an artist lives in an urban setting, the urban work they produce can look very cool because it is from a genuine experience, while someone who travels in rural areas can make quite interesting landscapes. Other than personality, I admire original creations too, we have minds and it is wasteful to not explore and use them!

Monster Carrot Fan Art by DenzelAJacksonSpike Fan Art by DenzelAJacksonThe Beautiful Boss by DenzelAJackson

:bulletblue: 5 What is Your inspiration?
DenzelAJackson- All of my life experiences inspire me to make the most impactful creations possible, I have a large family and a long list of events that made me into the young man I am today. Outside of personal experience, I get inspired the most by music. I love the emotional adventure that music creators capture. I know how visual art is made, and since I have not studied the background work to creating music, all of the magic is still there for me.

Love for All2 by DenzelAJacksonLove for All by DenzelAJackson


DD from my suggestions :

~ Ice Teartrop ~ by JoJoAsakura

RAFFLE - part two OPEN…

This time limited version : shiny dust cards

Wish Fondue 9:3

Sat Sep 20, 2014, 9:01 PM

Featuring critiques/comments, prints, badges, contests/events, commissions/adoptables and miscellaneous wishes.


Take a look at the new wishes!



:heart: himekanoda wishes that someone will comment anything on her project. :heart:

SunfiLia (OTOME visual Novel Game) by himekanoda



:star: SilverInkblot wishes for photo prints from her wishlist. :star:

Some of the prints:
4.12.2013: (so far) Snow-Free December by Suensyan A September Remembrance by kkart unreal view by KariLiimatainen



:star: Viokcha wishes for llamas. :star:

Chibi comm for Emilssh by Viokcha Chibi comm Kayara11 by Viokcha Penguincoco by Viokcha



:heart: SantasMoneySack wishes for more participants in their Christmas Cheer 2014 Contest at SantaDoesExist. :heart:



:star: FlightPixel wishes to sell more commissions. :star:

Aiko by FlightPixel Zyvoir by FlightPixel Isabel by FlightPixel


:star: PatyKida wishes for people to commission her pixel icons. :star:

New icon Mienshao ginjika by PatyKida Free Mary icon by PatyKida Free Blue icon by PatyKida


:heart: cloudiex wishes to get commissions so that she can get points to buy more commissions from others. :heart:

Lux Chibi/Pagedoll by cloudiex Mikasa Ackerman by cloudiex Adrian by cloudiex

Other wishes


:groups: DeviBrigard wishes for rocks. :groups:

Tiberius by DeviBrigard RaiXChange round 12: Pandora by DeviBrigard Dinosaur in a World Of Extinction by DeviBrigard


:groups: iLantiis wishes for fanart of Huya (her evil queen mwahahaha) :groups:

The Throne Room by iLantiis MSP 2014 R2 She Loves Her Job by iLantiis The SelfProclaimed Queen by iLantiis


:star: Arcane-Panda wishes for more active watchers. :star:

TMNT Pizza Party by Arcane-Panda Donatello Chibi by Arcane-Panda Fenni by Arcane-Panda


:star: Felizias wishes for new members to take part in All-about-features Project dA Starters. :star:

DA starters - Info, rules + FAQHello, fellow deviant. :heart:
"DA Starters" is an unofficial project (not administrated by DA staff) running on All-about-features.
The projects objective is to promote new deviants who joined less than 1 year ago with an interview and art feature.
Interviews are usual displayed every Saturday.
There are two interview versions:
:bulletwhite: Windklang runs individual interviews via notes.
:bulletwhite: Or you can simply anwser the same questions on our offical DA starters form here.
Feedback of any sort is always appreciated! :heart:

:star: FAQ :star:

I've had an account before but my new one is less than 1 year old. Can I get an interview?
  DA Starters 50 | AlexandreMasquio:fellalovesgroups: Let's welcome another DA starter! I love deviantART!
Hi! Please introduce yourself. What are your interests?
I am at the moment practicing portraits, which is what I mainly post on my account. Some are made from reference, others from my mind.

How did you find Deviantart and how did you decide on your username?
I found deviantart because when I looked for art on the internet, it frequently redirected me to this site, so I got interested in joining, and my username is my real life name.
How would you describe your art style?
I have had many styles over the years, but my current style on DA is portraits that are meant to be as beautiful as possible. I am practicing faces at the moment, because I b
  DA Starters 49 | Fillisa:fellalovesgroups: Let's welcome another DA starter! I love deviantART!
Hi! Please introduce yourself. What are your interests?
My actual name is Giao Tang, 15 years old. My interests are obviously art, playing the viola, cooking, and for some reason studying.

How did you find Deviantart and how did you decide on your username?
I found DA through my cousin, my life-long best friend. I was amazed, and my username is actually my name I used for MMOs that I played. I kept it because I really liked it.
How would you describe your art style?
I have no idea, I'm leaning towards learning how to do semi-realistic, still really trying to improve it. I guess that's what I'll call it for now!
Could you tell us a bit about ho


:heart: CoffinBunny wishes to have an audience someday. :heart:

snowflake song
bitter and "innocent"--
an agony as sharp as icicles
reflected in a sky of wicked smiles
but losing their luster ..

raise your flags, no more no more
trampling on little grass blades
focused too much on unfairness
progress grows impossible

hold hands and rejoice
we're not all in this together
several hundred kinds of ire
watch the hatred that festers .. 

i want to break all the pointing fingers
o damaged oppressors
don't lie, improvise
for all of us before we lose ourselves

long lost are already some
cowering beneath "reversal"
ready your aim and spit
this is how kindness dies .. 

yes, problematic is the world
people, opinions, and words
life should not have to be an illusion
nor a daydream of love and peace

fly or cry, [blissful] in your bubble
my soul is dying
let winter be reborn already
be someone better .. 
 nights without words by CoffinBunny Vita neraI am the lady of the black mist
I am the crow,
the messenger,
I am an unkind spirit
with amber eyes,
forgiving arms,
I am the Goddess of deceit
the queen of grace,
paramour of malice,
I am a dark sea of animosity 
with tarnishing locks,
withering beauty,
I am the curse in your fate
I am the reaper,
the murderer,
I am a sky pouring with rage
with blade-sharp rain,
decaying clouds,
old age. 
I am the lady of the black mist
I am the crow,
the messenger,
I am grandmother of one
I am loving and caring,
peaceful and blithe,


:heart: Konan224 wishes for a partner to collaborate with colouring and commissions. :heart:

Chibi Witch Girl by Konan224 Chibi Valentine by Konan224 Adopts Lineart Examples by Konan224

That's all for this week folks! Wish Fondue will return next week with new wishes.


Selfless Saturday

Sat Sep 20, 2014, 7:22 PM

Monday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Friday Fun | WishingWell Weekly

:spotlight-left: Welcome to Selfless Saturday! :spotlight-right:

Selfless Saturday is a weekly feature to promote one of our active members.


StudioIJB joined dAWishingWell on February 2014. They are one of our regular wish granters and also participate in our weekly events.

Ocean by StudioIJB
Dragon by StudioIJB Giant by StudioIJB Together by StudioIJB
Swordsfox by StudioIJB Ness by StudioIJB

Thank you!