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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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bug by arslanalp
sept3 by Elerko too much by arslanalp
Jurassic Park by pigarot Mandalay Monastery by little-spacey

Untitled by felixlu
Glance by MARX77 Unusual passangers by jadedPhotographer
chic by arslanalp 114 by tolgatacmahal

Mom and Daughter by sandas04
Never Too Old by Vermontster Untitled (35) by gerdschneider
Oh! Grandpa by ZiaulKareem 01052013-01052013-dscf2007-4-1 by maurocapelli

car boot sale by lightdrafter
Untitled 484 by thelizardking25 dance with me.. by lightdrafter
fake up by lightdrafter Sunny beach by Smokyq

Instant by ZiaulKareem
ag1 by Elerko Cigarette by valkeeja
:: hand over by noahsamuelmosko Waiting for  ... ?! by Blurredreflections

quad core driver by RaMiBru
your voice. by FelineCreature Pigeon Man by sandas04
Stable by Vermontster La feria,Moixent,Valencia,2014 by existencia5

A Syrian In Istanbul by Canankk Postcard from China 01 by JACAC Drunk American Man by PatrickMonnier
00782 by NunoFigueira Carrapateira by vamosver            :iconthestreetjournal:

See also previous month: The Street Journal: Best of August

Collection - MANAVATA

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 2:07 PM


Manavata means “humanity.” A social movement was born in India bearing that name, with “Humanity is our identity” as their guiding mantra. Like the many facets making up a sparkling diamond, here is a collection of photographs to remind us we are, together, one beautiful humanity.



I'm a Dubai based Pakistani Street photographer who is madly in love with the genre. Even though I try my best to convey the spirit of this wonderful city of my birth visually through my photography, the sounds and smells of the streets of downtown Dubai is something you'll have experience for yourself. In addition to Street photography, I'm trying to further hone my pictorial skills enough to break into freelance photojournalism and fine art photography. I also enjoy taking photographs of stray cats - a personal project that is very close to my heart.

Welcome To The Today Page

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 4:32 PM

The wonderful thing about the shared global art narrative is that it’s constantly evolving.

A new chapter in the deviantART story has begun, with a new Today Page focused on outreach and engagement, telling our stories and bringing a devious lens to the world around us. We seek to monitor, analyze, report on, and most importantly, be a part of encouraging the bond between art, life and the human spirit using the pulse of the first digitally-oriented art collective and in ways older, established media cannot.


It is intended to be the first stimulus you seek every morning to complement your cup of coffee and a rich brew made of artists, writers, news, pop culture, communication, education, and fearless peer-to-peer connection.

We encourage deviants to send feedback on how you want The Today Page to evolve and we welcome suggestions on just what stories we should be covering. We need your help to build something truly amazing. Let’s go down this road together.

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Best of September

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 1, 2014, 4:47 PM

Welcome to CloseUp-Photography!

Welcome to the "Best of" Issue for September where we feature the best submissions of the month! Hope you enjoy!!

Wasp 07 by s-kmp
Wonderland by Tb--Photographythe confrontation... by clochartist-photo
The Jump Off by DMMDesign
Pearls of Rose by Niopheeblack beetle by indojoInto the future by incredi
Flower macro by DanielComDesign
Happy Birthday, Daddy.. by dragonfly-oliBeauty of the night by WTek79
Mushroom Lights by Danimatie
Will I dream 2.0 by DanielHeydeckeGreen hearts by XeniaChowaniecHOW LUCKY by wiwionart
Equilibrium by IndigoSummerrBattement de cils by EvasionK
Pistil and Stamens by Once-Around-the-SunHorizon by SheilaBrinson
09399 by Ikarusthefirstwhy not by wiwionart
Innenwelt by ChiFeng-dA
Continental Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) by marekfiseroil and water abstract by lindahabibaColorful Chalks by ian-roberts
Beauty and the Beast by PassionAndTheCameraLionteeth by Flono
Outcast by Spademm
From Light To Darkness by darkcalypsoThrough fire by MaaykeKlaverButterfly by thenSir
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly by Andres-Cadenathe poppy and the ant by CliffWFotografie
Orchidee by Aurelien-Minozzi
Queen Butterfly by Andres-CadenaBluish Jumping Spider by melvynyeo
Journey into the unknown by DragonflyAndromeda
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly by Andres-CadenaUntitled by lisansLadybug by BokehLight
Bird Grasshopper by Andres-CadenaO__O by jaypfernandezImg 6964-1 by snomanda
Cuckoo Wasp - Portrait by AlHabshi
September sun by lisansPoison Arrow Frog by CliffWFotografie
The Fancy Wayfarer by alexgphoto
Green Anole by Andres-Cadenanice hat... by clochartist-photoSnake by FelixMinowa
My Friend Whispers Of A Happy Place by BeatMaedchenDreams come true by A2Matos
Jewels of nature....... by Betuwefotograaf
Above it all by IndigoSummerrBy A Static Sea by WishmasterAlchemist
Golden drops - Strange world by AStoKo
Flower Waltz. by dragonfly-oliThings cannot be reversed by JustACapharnaum
32bit by DanielHeydecke
Encryption by JustACapharnaumPAINT BALL DROP by ArwenArts
250.365 by PiecesOfAnsley249.365 Intimate by PiecesOfAnsley

Roses-to-Ashes, MamzelleZephyr, amelie89, sara-satellite, AbstractDr3ams
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The Unseen Stock - September

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:57 AM
If you like this feature, please add it to your favourites
and support the wonderful stock artists ! :heart:


    Captain Everette Shading Eyes 2 by PirateLotus-Stock Unknown Soldier (Step) Sheet by Null-Entity
    STOCK - Gothic Aristocratic Couple 02 by LienSkullova DSC 0163 WW1 Soldier by wintersmagicstock Wounded Female Hero Stock 24: Crouching by SteBra
 Sally Finkelstein Nightmare before christmas by Fran-photo STOCK - Gothic Aristocratic Man 02 (Running) by LienSkullova Lady Autumn 7 by Panopticon-Stock Emma 02 by HayleyGuinevereStock Untitled by Alexlexs
Vampire by hyuugahinata-stock
Autumn 9 by MajesticStock Untitled by ElectricSorceress Little Pirate Keira 4 by Elsapret Child Stock - Miss L 75 by shelldevil
S 158 by Alexlexs DSC 0155 WW1 Nurse by wintersmagicstock Blowing kisses by hyuugahinata-stock
Morgan 06 by gilraen-stock The Secret forest_4 by anastasiya-landa Child Stock - Miss L 030 by shelldevil Mad Hatter by Fran-photo
Marelune, Romane et le chien by stock-foto-graf-hi
I hear you by QueenWerandra Fairy by Fran-photo Pink Curly Stripes by arty-monster Cleopatra Stock 2 by ClaimYourself
STOCK - Bat Girl by Apsara-Art Reading in the Park 5 by Ceridwynne Resting traveler by QueenWerandra
Stock - Faun Shaman Portrait Fantasy Female 19 by S-T-A-R-gazer The White Stock 4 by ClaimYourself Lormet-People-0135sml by Lormet-Images Winter 5 by MajesticStock


Underwater XI by YBsilon-Stock Baltic Sea Schoenberger Strand 34 by BVFoto
Triberger Waterfalls #3 by 1Daydeviantart Forest Stock VIII. by ChristinaIsabella
Iceland 23 by LeikyaStock No Sun Today by StockbyStrawberry River 10 by Temansha Natrue 277 by Dreamcatcher-stock
Waterfall No3 by LaurensStock
 Arboritum 5 by PirateLotus-Stock Pacific Northwest Stock 51 by new-horizon-stock Wasserfall 01 by NellyGrace3103 Waterfall No16 by LaurensStock Waterfall No15 by LaurensStock
       Waterscape 21 by SweediesArt Waterfall 02 by CD-STOCK Stock 320 by lokinststock Crashing Waves Stock Photo DSC 0110 by annamae22       

Other nature

Forest-stock-prem26 by At-StockUntitled 98 by DBRossi
 Nature Fog 03 by Flare-Star forest 3 by yellowicous-stock                
Rocky Hills 02 by kuschelirmel-stock 246 by MASYON Geothermal Zone 07 by kuschelirmel-stock
Desert Pathway by dollieflesh-stock Pacific Northwest Stock 103 by new-horizon-stockRocky Stocky 01.. by Alz-Stock-and-ArtPacific Northwest Stock 988 by new-horizon-stock
The Watzmann by JenThams
little world 08 by Pagan-Stock Contrails with sun by JenThams Iceland 24 by LeikyaStock43 - What you see with your inner eye by postern
Misty Paths and Shadows by decorsPacific Northwest Stock 966 by new-horizon-stockWintriness by JenThamswinter mountains 16 by yellowicous-stock
Mountains lake by SimboresSunset 8 by HiddenYume-stockDirty road on mountains by SimboresSalt Marsh 01 by fuguestock
Catalpa centenaire III by fairling-stock
Untitled 33 by DBRossi February forest 3 by Mirk-stock Mitan River to Saint Pierre by A1Z2E3R Lightning 01 by blonboy
Scotland 5 by GothicBohemianStock River stone and mountains by blonboy Autumn02 by arxzero  Dsc0288 by KittyFelone
Untitled 100 by DBRossi Mossy Bank Stock2 by DaraGallery Misty Path by CD-STOCK


Scotland 29 GothicBohemianStock by GothicBohemianStock IMG_0497 by nudagimo
 Amboise by fairling-stock Inside the castle - One by Altair-E-Stock Abandoned house by MAKY-OREL Room castle 02 by Simbores
DSC 0010 Hastings Cemetery 8 by wintersmagicstock 055 by JustmeTD Castle ruins stock 1 by NickiStock Photo Reference of World Peru by environment-textures Scotland 37 GothicBohemianStock by GothicBohemianStock
Creepy Background 06 by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK
Burnt house 10 by MASYON Old Building Stock 3 by CoutureEquineDesigns Gristmill Stock 1 by Cinnamoncandy-Stock Abandoned Church by ThruCarolsEyes-Stock
Houses by LaurensStock log cabin 1 by yellowicous-stock Ruins 6 by LaurensStock Barn 1 by LaurensStock
Viking Church by LaurensStock Fat Tower Stock by MoonshinesWorld dungeon 01 by Pagan-Stock Castle ruins stock 2 by NickiStock Southampton Old Cemetery 2014 12 by LadyxBoleyn
peggy's cove 1 by DaraGallery
Pixxel Worx Stock#80 by SFC-Auratus Overgrown 10 by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK Dungeon Stock by NickiStock wooden benches pathway by blonboy
 Overgrown 24 by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK Pixxel Worx Stock#98 by SFC-Auratus Wrecking 01 by CD-STOCK Old Church 15 by Love-To-Share-Stock
Haunted House 5 by FairieGoodMother
Gravensteen Castle Gent by petronellavanree Stowe Gardens 123 by VIRGOLINEDANCER1 Pixxel Worx Stock#99 by SFC-Auratus Pacific Northwest Stock 267 by new-horizon-stock
  Dsc0092 by KittyFelone Untitled by RWTA Architecture 11 A by Love-To-Share-Stock 088 by nudagimo
Mysterious fog in the country by QueenWerandra Asiatic House by CD-STOCK Overpass by januarystock  Gatehouse by cemacStock

Other background

27 - Castle on the edge of the world by postern Bridge- Stock Photo- 0125 by annamae22 Garden Stock 11 by FairieGoodMother
  well 1 by yellowicous-stock Stock Image by Meereen 241 by MASYON  
the road to the swamp by ajoj 
´The Maze 02 by kuschelirmel-stock Sand Sculpture (Stock Photo) by jeffkingston


Griffon vulture 1 by LittleOph Big Cat - 1 by AivisV steel Grey Arabian stock 4 by xxMysteryStockxx
Mexican Wolf Stock 12 by HOTNStock Lionfish XV by Esmeralda-stock Bull Roosevelt elk by JustmeTD
  Toco Toucan Stock by Oniendra
  Deer. by FerodoCat Frog by Temansha WDC 19 by CastleGraphics Butterfly 2 by LaurensStock
 Stock 328 by lokinststock messenger owl 2 by Topaz172 DSC 0007 01 Mr Toad 1 by wintersmagicstock Stock 318 by lokinststock
 Preparing to jump [Stock] by IvaxXx
 Racoon 1 by Quiet-bliss Fallow Deer 2 by landkeks-stock DSC 0020 Young Dunnock 2 by wintersmagicstock Sleeping dog [Stock] by IvaxXx
Butterfly Stock 27 by NellyGrace3103 Cornu aspersum snail 1 by FuriarossaAndMimma Wolf 14 by Black-Diamond-Stock Lion 11 by Black-Diamond-Stock
Red Deer 2 by landkeks-stock
Cat 34 [Stock] by IvaxXx Common Green Birdwing by BeccaB-Stock-N-Art 3912 - Hyles Gallii Hawkmoth 1 by HelenaRothStock Coati by Quiet-bliss
   WDC 12 by CastleGraphics Animals 127 flying fox by Dreamcatcher-stock Black Kitty [Stock] by IvaxXx Squirrel Stock 1 by NickiStock


Pumpkins 5 by ceeek-stockFirst Spring Rose by WhizzieWhizzerPumpkins 7 - Overripe by ceeek-stock
  tin house 1 by yellowicous-stock freestock - link back by carolinesphotos Chair and Violin by fuguestock DSC 0171 Wicker Baskets by wintersmagicstock
  Merry go round background stock by Mom-EsPeace old schoolbag by Susannehs Electric generator of Theater of St-Pierre by A1Z2E3R 046 by JustmeTD DSC 0053 Hastings Cemetery 31 by wintersmagicstock
old suitcase by Susannehs
 Toy horse by ArtbyValerie Mushroom 30 by mrscats Jars 2 by darknessofanubis Plane by ArtbyValerie
Daisy [Stock] by IvaxXx Fliegenpilz by Stille-Wasser 115 by ZeBracArdeaTH DSC 0004 01 Violin by wintersmagicstock
  DSC 0034 Borlotti Bean Pod 3 by wintersmagicstock Crystal - Apophylite and Stilbite by Tasastock Plum 02 by NellyGrace3103 Gypsy Vardo/Caravan by GothicBohemianStock  
Leni by CD-STOCK
Mushroom 02 by NellyGrace3103 Hibiscus4 by cazcastalla Camellia 01 by cemacStock Typewriter 2 by ArtbyValerie
Leather Bottle 02 by fuguestock sattelite dish and aerial by joelshine-stock Lormet-Statue-0596sml by Lormet-Images Oregon 3 by PirateLotus-Stock DSC 0158 WW1 Trench by wintersmagicstock



Rust 40 by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK Sick September 3 (Texture) by rskrakau  Rust Texture by IvaxXx
 Walking Man by IdunaHaya-Stock texture 01 by SenhArt Grave Stone Texture by timyouster Grave Stone Texture by timyouster
Sick September 4 (Texture) by rskrakau
The Forgotten 5 by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK  Grave Stone Texture by timyouster texture 16 by SenhArt Bacon83 by jojo22
 01006 by glassthroughskin Dirt Particles by CD-STOCK by CD-STOCK Water texture 7 by ceeek-stock Texture 46 by cemacStock 

My own latest stocks

Borghetto Stock 29 by Malleni-Stock Water lily Stock 24 by Malleni-Stock
Premade 04 by Malleni-Stock
Verona  Stock 14 by Malleni-Stock Sigurta Garden Stock 39 by Malleni-Stock Sirmione Stock 03 by Malleni-Stock Sigurta Garden Stock 43 by Malleni-Stock
Water lily Stock 27 by Malleni-Stock Sirmione Stock 21 by Malleni-Stock

'Unseen Stock to art' - All entries and winners !The contest and votings are over and we have found the winners! One was chosen by you in the polls, and the other by myself.
For my winner I decided to have a first and second place, but it was still extremely hard to choose from all these wonderful
entries. You had amazing concepts and created some good looking stuff ! Thanks for taking part and for voting, it was
my first contest and I think it was really successfull (:
x x x

Winner chosen by the community:

"This is where heroes and cowards part ways"

by JaiMcFerran

More of his work:

x x x
Winners chosen by me:
(Please respect my personal decision - I know that not all of
you will understand it, but everyone has a different taste ^.^)
1st place
"The search"
by idelirie
  One photo - 10 uses +week 41 Photo - 10 uses + Week 4
This is a new feature to celebrate and showcase some of the brilliant  Artists who use stock all around DeviantArt.
This weeks photo is:

1 - 2 -
3 - 4 -
5 - 6-
7 - 8 -
9 - 10 - Time never stops for anyone by jspanda
Win :huggle:
  Halloween Contest 2014This year...I want to see the terrifyingly haunted corners of your mind!
Take me, where you would normally NEVER go!
2 categories:
Stock and Photo Manipulation
:bulletblack: YOU MUST BE CREATIVE!
:bulletblack: You MUST link back to this journal so others can join in on the fun too!
:bulletblack: You may only use stocks from DeviantART.
:bulletblack: You must follow all providers TOU's
:bulletblack: You are allowed 5 entries, but only one may win.
:bulletblack: Contest begins on 09/01/2014 and 
ends on: 10/30/2014.
:bulletblack: All winners will be announced on Halloween :D
:bulletblack: All entries must have something to do with Halloween.
I do not want to see pretty fantasy pictures. :no:
:bulletblack: If entering with a stock entry, show me something rela

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Horrorscope Challenges

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 4:01 PM

Horrorscope Challenges

Do you like messing with the divine designs of the heavens that guide the fates of those of us here on Earth… just for giggles?

Do We have a challenge for you!

What if the symbols of the Zodiac were born of Dante’s Inferno, forged in the fires of hell, crafted by the most evil of the eldritch gods or conjured by damnable Demonic agency?

Just how scary could these transformed symbols be?

We need demented deviants to draw:The 2014 deviant Horrorscope

You have until October 20 to create your own most twisted astrological abomination of the Zodiac.


Choose just one symbol or take on all 12. On October 25th
we will showcase The Best of The Outrageous Best as a Stock Market feature on Today Page!

  • Perhaps the Aquarian water–bearer is now a witch toting a bubbling cauldron of evil potion…

  • Maybe Leo the lion has sprouted wings, eagle’s talons and metallic scales and is now a fire–breathing sci–fi griffin–dragon…

  • You get the picture—er, actually, we here at DeviantArt get the picture—the one that you create for us so we can publish and share it with all the other sinister connoisseurs of Halloween frights and delights.

Da Vinci's Dangerous Game

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 2:57 PM

This story had us wondering; would Leonardo Da Vinci have kept his deviations in storage, or just deleted them?

The painting is The Lady with an Ermine. Da Vinci’s model is Cecilia Gallerani, a mistress of Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan. The Duke is Da Vinci’s patron of the last 18 years. Lumiere Technology in Paris has created a new technique for “x-raying” paintings called the Layer Amplification Method (LAM). A series of intense lights are projected on to a painting. Measurements are made of the lights' reflections and from these analysts are able to reconstruct images between the layers of the paint.

Lumiere’s LAM has revealed two earlier versions of “The Lady” underneath the final, third, version.  There is no pet weasel in the first portrait.  The Lady cradles a typical pet stoat in the second version.  The final version emphasizes a more prominently emphasized “in your face” stoat, now unmistakably an “ermine” since his fur has turned white for winter.  The Lady’s lover, the Duke, was known as “The White Ermine.”

News reports about this new technology and the discovery of the two altered versions of the painting have emphasized the wonder of this new high tech. But what of the politics of these two revisions?  Da Vinci’s idea?  To hint at the Lady’s connection with the Duke by inserting a stoat into her embrace?  Then deciding to go bolder by adding an actual white ermine in a pose almost suggesting a couple’s portrait?  Could Da Vinci be so bold?  Remember, an artist’s patron is pretty much his boss.  Perhaps the Duke demanded the revisions, wanting to signal his conquest of Lady Cecilia to all those at court.  Or maybe it was the Lady’s idea herself, wanting those who needed to know just how close she was with the Duke.  So what we might have here is not so much a new tech story but the very old story of an artist, even of Leonardo’s standing, being dangerously sandbagged into revealing court secrets, either as a means of securing his source of income, or at the risk of compromising his source of income.  Even Da Vinci may have been forced to dance to the paymaster’s tune.

Your Thoughts

  1. With the distance of time maybe art historians feel "justified" in revealing Da Vinci's process, but what are the ethics of revealing early drafts by an artist who decided to "erase" them in a way the artist thought would be permanent?

..::*Best of September*::..

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 1, 2014, 6:02 PM
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:wow: Hello Members!! :wave:
:wow: September has been a spectacular month for trees!! You members are awesome!! Keep submitting those great Tree arts!! Hope you enjoy the best of August!!

Dreams Come True - Sometimes Maybe by IngoSchobert After the Rain by molecularart Gods and Gold by Teodora-Chinde riding the scree by right-angle chasing dreams by losgeloest StockHeaven ~ Nature 4 by StockHeaven Smokin' tree by kayaksailor TREE by LEVIATAN-666 by 030at10atm2992 Red Moon by AnnaArmona Scopy by J-Hump Conquering Turmoil by offermoord

Jungle Attraction by OlliSiponkoski Miniature Cascading Wire Bonsai Tree by NoriAnum Sakura Bonsai Tree by NoriAnum Elven Pendant- Large - Oxidized Fine Silver by QuintessentialArts Beaded wire tree in ceramic bowl by memysandi Giselle by BeadedDruid Forest of Mystery by aleco247 The Green Stars of Rainier by LASKANWLF The stuff of dreams by peterpateman -The road to cleansing mind- by Janek-Sedlar Giant in the light by erynlasgalenphotoart Enter Mirkwood by erynlasgalenphotoart Into the Fall by Miguel-Santos The Wooden Serpent by tvurk Story Of The Lost by MarcoHeisler Finnish Winter Landscape by valkeeja Dark forest by m-eralp The Passing by tvurk The Unknown Tree by peterpateman Amongst The Trees by CrowManIC Baobab by muster-mark Foggy Morning by PassionAndTheCamera Big Fish... by Dark-Indigo Crawling out by gigi50 holiday hut by acoresjo88 Black Forest by TobiasAckermann Spark of live by Youmitori Winter in the mountains by Ellaidathea Gold leafs by XeniaChowaniec On the little Island. by dragonfly-oli Winter Reflection by Clu-art Almond Trees by isischneider Tree of Light by WillAustinsArchive the old storyteller by HeikoGerlicher Painting black bunny forest by BUDDYFORME Autumn Trees by Natan-Estivallet Wald #32 by HeikoGerlicher foggy by indojo The Morning Fog by tvurk Recharging by tvurk Forest of linden II by LillianEvill Eternal love by BUDDYFORME Wald #31 by HeikoGerlicher Bloody forest by qi-art Safely Hidden by molecularart Wald #30 by HeikoGerlicher SreeDhareeYam Hospital by MichiLauke Wald #29 by HeikoGerlicher Misty Monday Morning. by Betuwefotograaf Converging Worlds by LG77 White Trees XI by myINQI

autumn by indojo Golgotha Tree by Miguel-Santos Originality by AzariahCzarist shine through by vularia A Quiet Place by Gaspode5 Autumn Poetry by MarcoHeisler Path of Dreams by erynlasgalenphotoart The Grimm by Nelleke . by Alshain4 A tree in a lake by pineapplepidecd92