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
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.
To make this vote orderly and easy to count, please read all the rules before you vote.
Who can vote?
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.
When can I vote?
You can vote now until the last minute of 31 March 2012, GMT
Check the GMT time here http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/current-time/
How can I vote?
You must vote for one entry only.
* * * 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
Secrets of Superman's UnderwearWatch depthRADIUSSecrets of Superman's Underwear4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ACTION COMICS No.40 coloredby JoeJusko
My macro gear setupI usually get asked what's that "flash modifier made with an orange juice package" I use for my macro photography. Well I must recognise that in fact it is not an orange juice package but an Iced Tea package, sorry for that . What I try with it is to extend the range of my flash, to be able to light up anything right in front of my lens and from above. I also added a piece of foam that works as a diffuser, although it didn't worked very fine. Lately I found a bag of some kind of cloth that really diffuses the light of the flash.My macro gear setup5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I took the idea from this tutorial by Jules1983 . You can also find an interesting setup in melvynyeo's blog here: http://melvyn-yeo.blogspot.com.es/p/about-me.html, just scroll down a bit.
All you have to do is to cut any kind of package like the one in the images below, the hole at the bottom is to insert the flash, so it must bit the exact size of it not to loose any light from there. The trick is that thi
SE Asia you so niceee!My time here in Asia is about to end, it saddens me down to the bone. But I tell myself that I'll return, I must, it's part of me now. Though, I'm an outsider here and will always be, I'm confortable with that, unlike my home country, Guatemala, where I'm treaded as an outsider even though I'm part of it. That aside, these 5 months have been an education to my photography, from the batu caves of Malaysia to the summit of Agung and into the temple scapes of Bagan and Angkor, I've been incredibly lucky to not just travel to these places but to be educated in photography in the most incredible places of the world.SE Asia you so niceee!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I come from a small town though I'm blessed to have a family that loves me and wants me to get the full experience of life. I've also stopped drinking It will be 4 months on the 19th. I've finally found out what I'm actually interested in in photography, well just re-assured myself, I want to show you that we are all human, fun and fearful. I learned to do HDR, which I tho
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
Learning: 2. Becoming an Artist2. Becoming an ArtistLearning: 2. Becoming an Artist5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Of course it's one thing to be an artist and to want to communicate with pictures, but quite another to follow through on that commitment. That's what this lesson is about, before we actually begin learning to see. Becoming an artist is about that moment you realized the urge to scribble and make pictures was not going to leave you alone. When you decided to stop looking at pictures and begin making them yourself. When you began to go to bed later and later because you couldn't put your brushes away. When you began to dream of your next drawing. Becoming an artist is a hugely transformative decision, which most of you have already made. It removes you from the common flow of humanity, gives you a reason to live, a sense of completeness and a desire to improve. Suddenly you begin to think about what you look at. I suspect you are now so used to it, you have forgotten how rare this way of looking at the world really is. But it is different fr
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
Call for Help for the 5th Annual YACYAC stands for Young Artists Contest. This is a contest project that I started back in 2009 to encourage young artists ages 13 through 17 working in traditional media to compete within three age categories. With the spending cuts at schools all across the US, most severe cuts were experienced, unfortunately, in the arts. This was meant to give a fun opportunity for the youths who would otherwise not have such opportunity to participate in an art event of this nature.Call for Help for the 5th Annual YAC1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the group page where the contest is held (Contest submissions are accepted there, and the important announcements are made through the blog on the page.). You can see the past entries and winners in the gallery folders. It is always an impressive event with a lot of talented young artists participating. --> :iconyoungartistscontest:
Here's what I need your help with:
PRIZE DONORS/SPONSORS -- From what I have seen in the past 4 YACs, the participating young artists prefer DIGITALLY DELIVERABLE PRIZE, na
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
A year of surprisesOh, what a year this has been.A year of surprises3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The latest is that it seems that our would-be buyers got their mortgage application declined two days ago, a week and a half before they were supposed to close. So we're not quite sure what we're up to now, other than rearranging things so we can move boxes out of the main living areas and make the place presentable for putting back on the market.
Or, so we think right now. That could all change tomorrow or the next day. Life is full of surprises.
On the other hand, I said last year that all I wanted for Christmas 2011 was my sister-in-law, Shirlee, still alive. When we were out there for Thanksgiving, she was looking remarkably healthy for someone who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two years prior.
So, all in all, it's been a very good year. Thanks be to God.
I wish you all a blessed and prosperous 2012. Thanks for helping make dA the crazy wonderful place it it.
Garden of the Gods and focusing on more art! Hello everyone, it's been a busy summer and I'm happy to say that I'm down to working one full time job again, with a significant raise so I can pay my bills much easier now. I don't really share much of my personal life here on DA, but as you can tell from my artwork I LOVE the outdoors and nature. I love where I live and plan on spending the last few weekends of summer outside before it gets cold. I was lucky enough to work a seasonal job at Garden of the Gods here where I live in Colorado Springs. Here is a website to the park: Garden of the GodsGarden of the Gods and focusing on more art!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I worked as park safety patrol staff and LOVED IT. Because I was outside so much I was able to take photographs of the resident wildlife there. Below are some of photos of what I experienced on the job.
My friend Wes and I rescued a Bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer sayi) from some very thick plastic string that it couldn't escape from. I held the snake while Wes cut him loose wi
Inspirational Feature Vol. 2050 Delicious Examples of Food PhotographyInspirational Feature Vol. 201 year 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
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 Updates2 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
Macro Spotlight Vol.116MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol.1164 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. 1251 month 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
Why Paint Missing Children?A little girl I knew was abducted.Why Paint Missing Children?5 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
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: Luck2 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?