Introducing the deviantART Twitter NetworkGet daily inspirational artwork delivered straight to your Twitter feed! Even when you're away from deviantART, you can stay inspired while keeping a pulse on the deviantART community. DeviantART's Twitter Network is a series of Twitter profiles that tweet recently popular deviations in specific categories.Introducing the deviantART Twitter Network4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The deviantART Twitter Network
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Follow the categories you're most interested in or follow them all!
How it works
These accounts tweet recently popular deviations in a given categor
Contest ClosedDefeat the Darkness Contest,Contest Closed1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
On our Previous journals we announced that we are running contests throughout the year for our Different Art Fields and Galleries. Our First was our Soul Magic Digital Painting Contest, this is our Second Contest only for Manipulations and Mixed Media Work, no other fields will be accepted for this contest.
Lets get Started with our
MANIPULATIONS-MIXED MEDIA CONTEST.
The THEME of this CONTEST is DEFEAT THE DARKNESS (Inspired from the work of Carlos-Quevedo http://carlos-quevedo.deviantart.com/ your piece Must be of a Warrior... Present or Past or Celestial..... Please see below for examples)
Particpate & Create and most important have fun
Amazing Examples --
All examples I feel fit the Contest theme-showing what sort of work we are looking for in the contest.
TypeBattle: AboutAboutTypeBattle: About1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We think a little competition is good for the creative process and inspired by sites like Lettering Vs Calligraphy we thought it a good idea to mimic this fighting style on deviantART. Interested? Keep reading!
Two fighters are given a theme, this can be anything from a colour, to a quote. Anyone can battle and throw down with any other typography artist on deviantART.
The fighters pick their weapon, be it digital or traditional and then get to work! They have 1 week to forge their weapon and submit it to the group then an extra week for review and the community votes.
At the end of the battle the fighter with the best weapon wins. That fighter will be given a championship belt and has bragging rights over his opponent. How many rounds can you go?
Votes are based off of comments, favs, and a poll for each battle. The fi
Aperture, Shutter, and ISO: What? How? Why?I get a lot of questions in notes or comments asking about the technical aspects of my photos, or photography in general. Instead of answering these inquiries in private, I decided to try and make an easy resource available to all here on dA. Hopefully this will help those who ask the questions as well as those who might be too shy to.Aperture, Shutter, and ISO: What? How? Why?6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(other photogs, if you think I worded something wrong, by all means let me know so I can fix it!)
So let's dive in!
Okay, the first thing you need to learn is what a "stop" is. A stop, or f/stop, is a... 'unit' of light. It is technically a function of the relationship of the opening of the aperture and the focal length of the lens. That's as scientific as I will go for a definition. At its basic level, it is a measure of light. If you double the amount of light in an exposure, you are increasing the exposure by "a stop" or "one stop" or "one f/stop." If you halve (as in, divide by two) the amount of light in an exposure, you are decreasing the exposure
An Aereoscopic Adventure!An Aereoscopic Adventure!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
i have always been a huge fan of art books. in fact i would say that 99 percent of my bookshelves are filled with art books ranging from animation to fashion design and everything visual in between. it was partly why i am so excited to have produced my own book, Walking Your Octopus. one of my goals with this project was to create an art book that was also an art object and this vision guided every aspect of the book's production. as we all know ebooks are becoming more and more popular and i struggled with how my book which was a celebration of all things analog might fit into the digital space. fortunately my very creative friend eric, had the solution...Aereoscope.
my friend Eric Daniels works with
NEW CONTEST! (UPDATE!!!!)The contest theme that won in the poll was Greek Gods, right behind it by one vote was Sweetness in this crazy world. So that one will be next!NEW CONTEST! (UPDATE!!!!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Contest starts today, May 7th, 2014. Ends May 30th, 2014.
PLEASE READ ALL RULES!!!
1. MUST contain at least one Greek God
Here is a link that lists Greek Gods, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures
Of course you can NOT use the photos they have this website, as they are not stock photos.
Here is a family tree of the Greek Gods as well.
BE creative!! Let your imagination fly!
2. YOU MUST include a link or thumbnail to this journal and this icon :iconManipulationHelpDesk: in the description of your manipulation.
3. You MUST list in the title OR description which God it is that you included.
4. You MUST<
Let's Learn Portraiture: Model CommunicationIn an effort to further give back to the community, I have decided to kick off a series of informative articles called 'Let's Learn Portraiture.' The goal will be to cover topics related to people and portrait photography. To start, we will cover a topic suggested by ThomasJergelLet's Learn Portraiture: Model Communication3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Communicating With Your Model
Get to Know Your Subject
Different photographers take different approaches to how they interact with their models, but I've always taken a personal approach. Learning about your subject's interests can not only make them more comfortable, but it can also lead to more striking images that follow along with those interests. Communication is key when it comes to interacting with your model, and building a quick rapport is important in order to solidify that.
When working with amateur models who may not be familiar with posing for the camera, you may often find that they will resort to e
Some Treasures from Our Gallery XIISome Treasures from Our Gallery XII2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Nightmare ContestHello everyone!Nightmare Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Our contest is on!
Our theme is… Nightmares.
Give us your dreams, the one that make your heart race. Show us that horrific nightmare that woke you in a cold sweat. Show me who haunts your dreams. Be creative. Have fun. All art forms are welcome!
Here are the details:
Contest submissions can be submitted starting today.
The last day for submissions will be 5/1/14. This gives you two months to come up with something great!
1. You must be a member of :iconDeviantsGallery: in order to participate.
2. One entry per deviant.
3. Entries must be submitted to the 'Nightmare Contest' folder.
4. All deviations entered must mention this contest in your artist comments.
5. Entries must fit the theme.
6. This must be a new deviation. Anything submitted to DA earlier than today (2/24/14) will be declined.
Now, onto the fun stuff. Prizes!!
500 points and a
Kira and Co.First: I usually don't notice similar messages, especially because my bank account is in the red and I do not have the opportunity to donate.Kira and Co.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I know the sender of the message and trust her and so I want to share this content with you. Maybe it helps a little.
To all who get these news too often, as I do normally, please do not be angry.
Just got this message from nicjo
"Off topic for art, but for a truly important reason.
Kira, a 6 month old mini dachshund, has been diagnosed with the neurological disease Hydrocephalus.
Help give her a second chance at life!
Please if you can help, no matter how small a donation, go to the link below.
She needs this operation to survive.
All the information about her is there, along with how to help her. Do something selfless this Christmas <3
PLEASE REBLOG THIS ON TUMBLR
How to Submit a FilmPerhaps one of the most confusing tasks of finishing your film is getting it from the editing software to the screen. Which export, render, or "Save to..." option do you use? What settings are best for the web? This article will hopefully help clear up some of those questions and get you on your way to a successful gallery submission.How to Submit a Film7 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Step 1 - Pick Your Program
There are many programs you could use to edit your work, but I'm going to give examples of a few popular ones below. Some applications have multiple methods or exporting the final file so make sure you pick the right one!
"Composition > Make Movie" (Please note that you shouldn't use "File > Export" for your video as it severely limits your options!)
Final Cut Pro
"File > Export > Using Quicktime Conversion"
"File > Share > Quicktime > Expert Settings"
"File > Export > Adobe Media Encoder"
:: Valentine's Day Free Giveaway :: closed:: Valentine's Day Free Giveaway :: closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ok so I decided to a gift giveaway since it's Valentine's Day upcoming
and I need to spread some love <3
So be my Valentine?/shot
... For a randomly selected winner, I will give away my art print of your choice.
(any drawing of mine that is 'print inabled')
I will be directly purchasing them from dA store and send it to your address!
Yes, I will be covering the shipping and all that, any location.
1020 randomly selected people, I will send them out 10 points each ; v ; !
Deadline: 2014-02-13 / Arizona time zone
So, you need to do...
1. Fav this journal.
2. Leave a comment (So I can give each of you a *number)
3. That's all?... ewe
You don't have to be my watcher since it's Valentine's Day
We Lost The Sweetest SoulIf any of you are familiar with the art of x-bossie-boots-xWe Lost The Sweetest Soul5 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconx-bossie-boots-x: I have sad news that she is no longer with us and has passed away. Read more here:
Lou was one of the Sweetest people I've met here on DA.
In memory of our dear friend Nick[Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue]:iconcandleplz:[Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue][Heart][Bullet; Blue]In memory of our dear friend Nick10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I know how much we are all hurting from the loss of our dear friend Nick :iconshedboy68: I have also seen some of the beautiful tributes that have been paid to him in preparation for what would have been his birthday on the 15th August. Nick would be most touched by all your beautiful words and pictures for him. He would have been so proud of all of you!
I have just added a new folder to the group as a tribute to Nick into which you are welcome to add all your beautiful memorial/birthday pictures for him. This folder is only for pictures for Nick so anything else that gets
New FeaturesFeatured ArtistsNew Features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Collecting Faeries by maiarcita Lily by J-u-d-a-s My Jimmy by Heatherzart Styx by RozennIlliano Astronomy - Measure the world 12 - finished by playart-PSD Fieras by ipawluk Dreamscape by SimplySilent Moonlight Dancer by Pygar Wicked Phenomenon by brightii To Blessed Memory by inObrAS Shirt Store by Flobelebelebobele Setting you free....................... by pjenz Eternal Life by creativemikey Inquisitive by babsartcreations A Fractal Story on a Rainy Day by LaraBLN *hope in a broken world* by WelshAngelArt Abandoned by Aeternum-Art Away From Home by mrchrisby Enter In The Magic by G-GraphiX59 It's a boy! by RGDart She Who Is Tested By Fire by damilepidus mirage by roserika Lechaletbleu by roserika Ghost dancing by DivvuartRome Self-Healing by AmandineVanRay underwater monsters by moppaa Flut by Bleistiftspitzerin Alone in the dark by Imalia-DA We are innocent by mrscats I love rain by megan7 Fish out of water by Dypritee Timeless by gotman68 :thumb381776938: Novo Mundo by Rafaelll90 4 cats by Wordup Trio by Wordup
Sleep my little prince. by morningcoffeebreak Gobby by Here-it-is Cup of Noodle by Asumaruu Bath Time by FurLined Focuz by Jac888 little Little by hoschie Zeytin by RezzanATAKOL we'll be together by TanjaMaria Innocent Eyes by Wordup :thu
Fairy Tales contest WINNERSFairy Tales contest WINNERS1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconall-artists: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:
A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features European folkloric fantasy characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls,dwarves, giants, witches, mermaids, or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. by wiki.
This contest will be very fun! I decided to let you choose a Tale to portray a scene as part of your entry. It can be from any country you like, or books or movies as long as it is real, not invented by you. I leave some awesome sites to take a look for stories. Have fun! Special thanks to sirenabonita for donating most of the points for the contest
Greek mythology is not a fairy tale. They
Official deviantMEET Paris #2 : REPORT !! English version below (with pictures)Official deviantMEET Paris #2 : REPORT !!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Samedi dernier, Paris a accueilli le second deviantMEET Paris officiel comme vous avez pu le voir dans votre message center !
Que pourrions-nous dire à part… C'était fabuleux !
Nous avons rencontré tant de deviants et de membres du staff, ils étaient tous géniaux !
ZeldaDreams et moi sommes arrivés au Mécano Bar autour de midi.
AnaNaszynska namenotrequired itsfrits et Anoya étaient déjà là!
Après une courte discussion, la 1ère vague des membres du staff est arrivée vers 12h30 avec mattdanna Ayame-Kenoshi danlev haldron wreckling et quelques autres. Certains deviants étaient déjà arrivés (oui oui plus d’une heure à l'avance).
Le temps de mettre en place le bar, de sortir tous les goodies, les deviants avaient déjà commencé à dessiner et discuter.
Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.Know your Basics - Textures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
Zodiac signs contest (CLOSED):iconmagic-sugar-bubbles: :iconkurtzan: :iconaltair-e:Zodiac signs contest (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The new contest starts
DEADLINE is May 30th.
We always need prices (points, features, Llama badges, exclusive stocks, etc.) thank you very much for noting your donates on this journal, it will obviously be added to this journal with your name.
The voting system remains unchanged. Members will allocate one point for their favorite work and judges will give for his primer, second and third, respectively, 5 points, 3 points and 1 point.
We are looking for judges if you're interested...
Theme: The "Zodiac signs" (occidental astrology) was the most voted, suggested by :iconNania-D-Vann:
Specify the sign that you represent in your title work.
Deadline: The contest runs from April 27th, 2014 until May 30th,
Bitching About April Fools on DeviantartLets get a little perspective, peopleBitching About April Fools on Deviantart3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I Know that it is common knowledge that the art-world generally regards deviantart as a beckon of professionalism and respectability. To see something like this while browsing for serious prospective employees on another busy work sunday on a serious talent search site that is totally serious business guys is totally going to get you banned from the art world and loose you all the jobz you would have gotten that day! This is an outrageous prank! This is not what DA is about!
Come on guys, perspective.
If your gallery is so important to your life and career that you can not stand to have even one of your precious thumbnails momentarily obscured lest every employer decide that cats are no longer the "in" thing this year and black list you from the industry, you probably shouldn't be on DA. Yes, some people get a lot of traffic from DA, but lets be honest, this is not an appropriate site in which to host any kind of serious portfolio. Fine,
The Unseen Stock - MayThe Unseen Stock - May1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Victorian Lady 17 by MajesticStock
Axe Man 16 by Null-Entity Mopp (4) by anyman82 STOCK ~ Lantern Walk by SoniaJosie Stock 298 by Agnes-z-Garbledville Fae by Nick 2013-09-22 21 by skydancer-stock
Babies in History Exclusives 24 - 400 Points by mizzd-stock Dauntless - Action Heroine stock 20 by Mirish Jade Unrestricted Stock by artmaniabychristine
Forest Stock 17 by i-mi
Lake meets sky #19 by flycruisa
Snow Pine by LittleEbonyWolf Waterfall 2 in Sri Lanka by SecretDarTiste
Fire Stock 26/07/12-11 by spirit-fire-stock RockStocks300S04487 by RockStocks
Natur 28 by Flare-Star
Scrubland 2 by fuguestock Desert Mountain 3 by firenze-design
Im Back and FeatureIm back,really missed u all and all ur beautiful Artworks...Due to rain i still didnt get new connection..so we reconnected with old one,I hope u all are doing great .Im Back and Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ANd our Great Month has come "Ramadhan" i wish all my islamic bros and sisters here a very happy Ramadhan,May ths month
brings u all peace and happiness and wash away al our sins .EID MUBARAK MY DEAR FRIENDS
Thankyou so so much for ths lovely gifts,im really much honoured and very happy to getting ths Amazing gifts
My Prints and Commissions If you want a commission please note me!My Prints and Commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Half-length portraits examples:
All commissions here: http://venlian.deviantart.com/gallery/35462217
My art prints are available now!
You can choose any picture from my gallery! http://venlian.deviantart.com/gallery/
You can order them by sending me a note.
Prints are A4, A3 and also cards, pocket calendars and bookmarks.
A4 prints are on thick matt paper with using the professional equipment helping to reproduce the original colors amazingly.
The prints are bright and of a very high quality.
A3 are printed on a more thin paper, look like poster. Also have the ideal qual
2014 Brushes + TumblrHey everyone!2014 Brushes + Tumblr1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, many times people ask me about what brushes I use and what not... I have a link for my brushes on my profile but I don't use that set anymore, so I just wanted to share the brush-set I've been using lately with you
You can download it here:
BRUSHES, FUCK YEAH!
The last 5 brushes or so are the ones I use the most ( like 95% of the time ).
It is much simpler than my previous set as I'm trying to "free" my "workspace" as much as possible. It still has some brushes that are universally in everyone's brush-set nowadays, so honestly I'm not sure who to credit anymore since they've been around for so long, but they probably come from Jaime Jones, Leventep, Kekai, M@ etc...
Just remember that brushes are just another tool and won't make your work better or worse automatically. Just use the ones you like the most and stick with that
I have also recently made a tumblr account in which I sh