Why Paint Missing Children?A little girl I knew was abducted.Why Paint Missing Children?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was very affected emotionally, and when I looked around my home town in the following days, I finally noticed all of the little fliers asking for help finding missing children. ( In America there are 1,500 missing child cases open every day. The fliers are often printed on the backs of coupons and are distributed as junk-mail.)
I just began saving the fliers, and after a year had a drawer full of them: Disposable mailers with tiny monochrome photos of missing children. It didn't seem right that these faces were so small and bland.
One night, out of nowhere, I was inspired to paint a full color portrait from one of the cards. As an artist, the question was this: How does a person paint a portrait of a missing child? I could not just approach it like an illustration. I could not just go about it as if it were a polite painting.
I began by putting away my brushes. They were too smooth. Too pretty. Too controllable. Instead, I began using palette knives
Food Photography - back to basicsFood is a necessity for daily life and good health (the right kinds anyway), but food is also fast becoming something of an Art as well as many turn to their cameras once a mammoth baking session is over and capture the delightful dishes in attractive and alluring ways. Since the beginnings of Still Life Photography, food has been a subject and whilst the topic has remained the same - methods, equipment and ease have changed in varying degrees across the years. Food Photography is still a genre that is vastly overlooked and majorly underrated in the art world.Food Photography - back to basics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It all began with Still Life Paintings back in the 17th Century. They were as far from commercial as a style could get and certainly weren't created with selling in mind. However the skill and main aspects that realism painters took back in the 17th Century are kept close to the hearts of Food Photographers today as they grip onto Realism, effects of light, composition and arrangement. Props have always been an important part of
Feature: Square Food and Etsy UpdatesMorning everyone I have been making a few changes to my Etsy store today (what else is a girl to do when she keeps waking up at 3:30am!) My photos prints now have free combined shipping, which means if you buy 1 print or 10 prints you will only be paying for the shipping costs of 1 print. Also as i love and appreciate all the support from all of you watchers i am giving you a coupon code to use in my store to get 10% anything you buy so, after choosing your item(s) type in this code at the check out "10PERCENT1" to receive your discount So come and check it outFeature: Square Food and Etsy Updates3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For some strange reason i love square food! So i have found some of the best square foods i could find on DA.
CommissionsIf you like my art and want to commission me, please read:Commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once you agreed to commission me, please send me a note here including the data bellow:
- the kind of commission (ex: pencil drawing offer worth 40 USD)
- your deviant username
- your email adress where I can contact you.
Price list for commissions:
Scene with detailed background or border, one character:
50 USD or 38 EUR for PNG and JPG, 70 USD or 53 EUR for original A4 (shipping charges are not included)
Every additional character costs 20 USD or 15 EUR.
Scene with simple background, one character:
40 USD or 31 EUR for PNG and JPG, 60 USD or 46 EUR for original A4 (shipping charges are not included)
Every additional character costs 20 USD or 15 EUR.
Trees, animals, cities... with de
Inspirational Feature Vol. 2050 Delicious Examples of Food PhotographyInspirational Feature Vol. 202 years ago in Art Features More Like This
BANANA chocolate waffle by reiime
. Chocolate . by KimberleePhotography
Honey Garlic Chicken pizza by jeffzz111
Lemon Sorbet - II by Julyendiary
christmas baking V by topinka
Mojitos drink. by FrancoPetrini
Sweet Snack by naked-in-the-rain
s'mores by OcheerioO
Apricotknoedel by Z740
Saturday Morning II by sp1nderella
Flowery Pink Cupcakes by xXx--Kawaii--xXx
Monster Rice Rolls by Hazelnut8299
Macro Spotlight Vol.116MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol.1167 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 116
My World On My Head
a place of sunshine
Macro Spotlight Vol. 125MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol. 1255 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 125
H e a r t Throbs For You
Eye of the Beholder (159)
Colorful Water Drops
July begins the Dahlias
Puss Moth Caterpillar
Famous Photographs: The Afghan GirlIf you run a google search on what are the top famous Photographs of all time, The Afghan Girl is sure to appear. She is truly a face from History and one that many across the globe have tried to capture within others time and time again. But what exactly has made this image and its photographer so captivating?Famous Photographs: The Afghan Girl2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Source: Daily Mail/National Geographic/Steve McCurry
Eyes, they say, are the window to the soul. And capturing such a piercing and expressive look in a photograph is a highly sought after skill. The Afghan Girl exhibits suspense, suspicion and a sense of distrust at the person behind the lens, she gives off an air of maturity, a foreboding feeling - a vulnerability behind years of strength. That, is what makes her so captivating.
Sharbat Gula is her name, although few even know this rather important detail. Sh
Art We Heart: LuckArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.Art We Heart: Luck3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconthesmallwonder: Some thoughts from Katie (thesmallwonder)
“See a penny pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck!”
It doesn’t matter that I’m not a little kid, I still pick up pennies for luck when I see them. Though they have to be heads-up, of course. I also refuse to walk under ladders, I don’t open umbrellas indoors, and I try my best to avoid cracks in the sidewalk. It might be silly superstition, or maybe there’s something more to it.
What ever you believe, cultures and countries around the world and throughout time have decided that different symbols, animals, and events represent good luck.
Check out some of our favorite signs of good luck below!
I want to hear from you!
How did these symbols get their meaning?
Do you believe in good luck and bad luck?
Learning: 1. Introduction1. IntroductionLearning: 1. Introduction5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anybody can be an artist. These days there are no barriers to enter this field of work, no critical, educational, cultural, or economic requirements. In our modern way of thinking, anything can be art, and anyone who creates art is, must be, an artist. To me that makes perfect sense. We are a wonderfully creative species, monkeys who like to make things. To create something new out of raw materials is one of the chiefest joys of being born human, and that process of creation is worth sharing, celebrating and dignifying with a special, wonderful word: "art".
There is a smaller group of monkey-makers who take special pleasure in making pictures of things. I'm one of those, and I suspect you are too. We're the ones who scrawled on walls with crayons, doodled in textbooks, couldn't learn a formula without a diagram, and who never seemed to have enough pencils or paper close at hand. While other kids scribbled poems in notebooks, or ran faster th
HiddenThis is a true story.Hidden3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had just entered a treasure-trove. It was a tantalizing world, hidden from view from the rest of the world. My jaw dropped in disbelief
"Take what you like, young man," said the sweet little old lady who stood by my side, garage door clicker in hand. She was a neighbor and had invited me to her home in our sleepy suburban neighborhood because she had, in her words, "a few art-supplies to give away,"
So here I stood, in her garage, which was filled with what appeared to be literally thousands of paintings, stacked tightly in bundles from floor to ceiling.
"These were my husband's paintings", she explained." Maybe you could paint over them and re-use them."
"What? Paint over them?" I asked in horror. "What are you saying? Don't you want your husband's paintings?" The sweet old lady shrugged and shook her head, in a sad, quiet way. "What can I do with these?" She responded. What you don't take today, the trash peopl
About Daily Deviations - Please read (UPDATED)Hello everyone! I hope the new year has found you well and positive.About Daily Deviations - Please read (UPDATED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today, I want to talk about something that's been on my mind for quite a long time: Daily Deviation suggestions.
But it wasn't until I read Lyricanna's There is no nice way to say it but and alicexz's New DD Suggestion rule that I felt the need to echo their words and add my two cents.
Quality of art: When sending a Fan Art suggestions, please bear in mind that I want to feature unique works. The best of a fanartist's gallery. What I look for in a Fan Art Daily Deviation is not cuteness. Cute just doesn't cut it, like Lyricanna said. I search for emotions, technical skill (composition, shading, colour, etc), interaction of the characters with their surroundings and other characters. I'm looking for pieces that tell me a story and/or show emotion. Of course, there ar
Anyone Can Watercolor!Watercolor is a fantastic medium. It is usually one of the first paints that a child ever paints with and discover what they can express through a brush and paper. When an artist uses it, new exciting doors are opened to what a painter is capable of.Anyone Can Watercolor!7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
watercolorists is excited whenever someone discovers and explores watercolor, and is continually looking for ways to make those first paintings a fun and successful experience. We've gathered together resources that artists put together to help others discover this medium.
The first thing you need is the desire, the creative spark to discover this wet and wild medium! Of course you want to start with the right tools, and these tutorials goes over the items perfect for the beginner.
Ever see something in a painting that you wish you knew how they did that? From creating a texture, mixing colors
Art We Heart: AutumnArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.Art We Heart: Autumn3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconthesmallwonder:A reflection by thesmallwonder
While warm summer is probably my favorite season, I have a soft spot for fall. It's a colorful season full of reds, oranges, and other fiery colors. It means cuddling with blankets, wearing cute scarves, and sipping warm cups of tea.
But mostly I love fall because it reminds me of one of my favorite childhood fairy tales called, "The Leaf in the Shape of a Key" by Joan Aiken. It's about boy who rides his bike beneath trees in fall, catching all shapes and colors of leaves. The last leaf is in the shape of a key, and it opens a door in the base of a tree.
I rode my bike under a lot of trees as a kid hoping to recreate the magic, but unfortunately, it's a little less whimsical when you live in a neighborhood of pine trees.
Still, fall is a time of nostalgia for me and the photograph
Awesome art. A (feature)Just felt like doing an art feature of some really cool pieces I found and I wantedAwesome art. A (feature)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
to feature, so here they are!
Don't feel shy to take a peek at
there gallery's also!
"On the Trail"
"Dances With Wolves"
"Once in a Thousand Years"
"Battle at Tenochtitlan"
"VISIONARY- STAN BEARPAW"
VISIONARY - STAN BEARPAW by buffalographics
"Can't Hide the Past"
Can't Hide the Past by frechstudios
Jaguar Dreaming by Wolfberry-J
What are Duck Stamps about?The US Federal Duck Stamp-- why should anyone care?What are Duck Stamps about?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am often surprised when I talk to fellow birders and peers that are interested in conservation... I am surprised that not only do they not know what the federal duck stamp program is for. Some haven't even heard of it, or think that it is a postage stamp!
I am also frustrated at the birders I talk to that scorn hunters, and yet themselves would not consider buying this stamp. It is estimated that 10% or less of non-hunters buy this stamp. That's pathetic. I have seen people crying that one should consider donating that $15 to other organizations instead, but if one researches into their organization of choice, one will find that most of them contribute far, far less than $0.98/dollar to the fund of choice ($0.98/dollar goes directly toward buying wetlands with the duck stamp program). Go ahead, plug in a popular charity that protects wetlands! See where your money really goes. http://www.charitynavigator.org/ With many of thes
What really happened the 21st of December 2012Few photojournalists where actually covering the story contacting the people and the rituals, no one actually took anything seriously, specially in Guatemala.What really happened the 21st of December 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I wish to first show you the images of the ritual followed by the underlying problem.
Now the message I want to tell.
All right there's still an issue we have not adressed, Racism. Over the last couple of weeks, I've witnessed one of the most amazing events, the 12-21-12 (ame
Artists Toolbox: Colored PencilsColored pencils are widely used as a fun and readily available art tool. I'm sure most if not all of us have tried our hand at colored pencils, even if it was only while we were children. While colored pencils may not be as respected as paints such as oil, acrylic or watercolors, colored pencils shouldn't be under-estimated in the impact they can and do have on the art world.Artists Toolbox: Colored Pencils1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Different Types of Colored Pencils
Wax based colored pencils are probably the most common and readily available types of colored pencils on the market. As with any type of colored pencil, these come in varying qualities and prices.
Oil based colored pencils in my experience are not as easy to find unless you are shopping online or in an art store. These colored pencils are excellent if you are planing on coloring on wood or another similar surface. Blending oil based colored pencils ca
Unbelievable Hyperrealistic Pencil DrawingsHyperrealism is a genre of visual arts that resembles a high-resolution photograph. Here are some jaw-droppingly talented hyperrealistic pencil artists on deviantART.Unbelievable Hyperrealistic Pencil Drawings2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wet 3 by Sean Barman (V-4-VENGEANCE)
Food by imaginee
Sensazioni by DiegoKoi
Old man pencil by francoclun
Guiding Star by Scott56
An elderly man by FairyARTos
Art ShowsYou know what I've recently come to realize? I LOVE art shows! I had always liked going to them before; walking around the booths, browsing all the interesting products. But now that I've started participating in art shows as a vendor, I'm finding that I love them even more. My second art show was yesterday, and it was so much fun! There were a lot more people than at my first art show, which means more people to talk to! I really enjoyed talking to everyone that stopped by my booth. I met some cool and interesting people, including a man who raises butterflies, and a lady who works at Canon. It's like working at the car wash: there's no telling who you might meet. It's hard work, especially setting up and breaking down, but it's so worth it.Art Shows3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And now, on to your regularly scheduled features:
Vote for your favorite entry. [ ENDED ][1,000 for voters]Vote for your favorite entry. [ ENDED ]3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi, dear friends!
Now it's time to vote for your favorite entry in Draw Tom Ripley Contest.
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Anyone who has account in dA before 1 February 2012 can vote.
Contestants can vote and have chance to win prize for voters too, but contestant can't vote for his own entry.
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* * * Pearwood's Feature Log 2011-2013Pearwood's feature log 2014* * * Pearwood's Feature Log 2011-20133 years ago in Personal More Like This
The dA artists I have featured here.
:iconrakastajatar: The things we do for love by Katie Gail on December 30, 2013 http://pearwood.deviantart.com/journal/Things-we-do-for-love-by-Katie-Gail-423407786 rakastajatar
:iconshadowgirl: Holy See by Laura Pelick Siadak on December 28, 2013 http://pearwood.deviantart.com/journal/Holy-See-by-Laura-Pelick-Siadak-422838303 shadowgirl
:iconclippercarrillo: By the seashore by Clipper Carrillo on December 26 http://pearwood.deviantart.com/journal/By-the-seashore-by-Clipper-Carrillo-422447036 clippercarrillo
:icontanikel: It's all about the giving on December 24, 2013 http://pearwood.deviantart.com/journal/It-s-all-about-the-giving-421952957 tanikel
:iconepytafe: Freedom I by Epytafe on December 21, 2013 http://pearwood.deviantart.com/journal/Freedom-I-by-Epytafe-421281884 Epytafe