Photography FortnightlyPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Fortnightly1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"Others have seen what is and asked why.
I have seen what could be and asked why not."
Photobooths! Whose been to a wedding in the past year or so and found one of these delightful creations sitting there, often in place of a Wedding photographer? Petapixel has written about a photobooth that only activates when one or more people touch. It's a cute concept, you can read more about it here. But I've come across Photographers who are now running photo-booths in the place of doing Wedding Photography, because it's easier money. What are your thoughts? Is it a quick concept soon to be over with? The latest 'fashion'? Or is it something that might seriously threaten the idea of Wedding Photography as we know it?
Google + has revealed a great alternative to expensive ways of converting your RAW images to JP
Contest! One week left!Hello, dear members!Contest! One week left!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I missed you all so much! How are you all? Well, I hope you're doing great, because it's spring soon!
I'm writing that blog to share great news with you, our new contest is officially started from today! Woohoo! Hope you happy as I am).
Well, we should define some rules for contest, and here they are:
* only members of group can take part in the contest.
* work should follow groups main topic - eyes!
* theme of contest is "Time is running out". Hope that will be fun to create something for that theme!
* works should be submitted on DA after contest start, not earlier. Starting from 25th of February.
* deadline of submissions is the 30th of April. So you have 2 months! Try your best!
* you can use any kind of tools to create your work.
* each member can submit only one work, sorry, so you should be sure about your submission.
* add some words to describe a connection of piece to the topic of contest in description of work, that will be nic
Artists That Inspire Me 7 + Some news and thanksWelcome to all reading this journal my regular feature of the work of others. On this occassion before I launch into it, I would like to note a couple of amazing things that have happened for me this month. Firstly here on Deviant Art I recieved my first ever Daily Deviation, which was absolutely amazing and so humbling to recieve. I am so thankful to those that suggested it, and to everyone that has supported me from the beginning and actually made it possible. I extend a huge thank you to everyone who came to view it, and especially to those that favourited it and commented. I also would like to apologise, the numbers that favourited it were for me so overwhelming that I sadly did not have the time to thank each one individually like I prefer too, for that I am truly sorry. Your favourites however were all very much appreciated, but trying to answer 2,000+ was impossible.Artists That Inspire Me 7 + Some news and thanks3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The others news from me, concerns an online photographic publication called Camerapixo, which is a pdf
DeviantArt Road Trip: DubaiDeviantArt Road Trip: Dubai3 days ago in Art Features More Like This
DeviantArt Road Trip: Dubai
U T O P I A
An uber modern city that grew from a tiny Arab fishing and pearl-trading village to become one of the world’s leading commercial and residential destinations.
The emirate of Dubai has the largest population in the United Arab Emirates — there are seven emirates in total. The largest emirate is Abu Dhabi, the capital. It is also famous for its many man made islands, one even reclaimed from the sea to look like a map of the globe.
Like most of the largest cities a
Movie Review: Citizenfour (2014)Movie Review: Citizenfour (2014)1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
CitizenFour: A Question of Heroic Journalism or Irresponsible Treason and its Enigmatic Messenger
Edward Snowden portrait
In a lot of cases, documentaries are simply too dry, depressing, or too uncomfortably true to enjoy the kinds of audiences that narrative filmed entertainments enjoy.
So when you try to convince someone
2014 Werewolf moviesWolfcop2014 Werewolf movies4 months ago in Personal More Like This
As the year draws to a close, let's take a look at the werewolf movies released in 2014.
Seven werewolf movies have been released in 2014, a surprising number for a creature that's usually ignored in favor of serial killers, zombies, vampires, found footage ghosties and other creeps that are a bit easier on the special effects budget. The plots don't seem to go anywhere new, following the usual tropes such as hapless schmucks getting picked off one by one and regular joes contracting lycanthropy and suddenly having to cope with bloodlust and body hair. With the exception of When Animals Dream the werewolves themselves when actual characters are white, hetero, relatively youthful and reasonably well-off males. No new ground is being broken, but that's pretty much par for the course with werewolf flicks. Admittedly, it takes lowered expectations (and sometimes a lobotomy) to enjoy the genre. For every genuine classic like Ginger Snaps
The 10 CommandmentsHello esteemed colleagues! This blog is particularly targeted to those of you who are considering pursuing a career in an art/creative field and those of you who are in art school as well. If you're not doing either of those things, the concepts here are good general advice for anything you're striving for, so definitely hang around and read on!The 10 Commandments2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These '10 Commandments' were formulated by curator/artist/designer/entrepreneur/amazinginlyawesomehumanbeing Sergio Gomez. I had the opportunity of going to a lecture of his a few months back and it was very inspiring. So without any further ado, here they are!
10. You shall be PATIENT and CONSISTENT
One of the biggest lies you can tell yourself is that you will be an overnight success. Like any skill set, developing your artwork will take time. This is the same when looking for ways to advance your career, it won't fall into your lap. You must be earnest in looking for opportunities to show and sell your work, you
Story Illustration Contest '13After two successful, exciting, and fun years for my Illustration Contest, I might as well keep with the momentum! Usually I start it a few months later in the year, but this time I figure why wait? The third annual Story Illustration Contest is now officially underway!Story Illustration Contest '132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
Draw an illustration depicting a character, characters, or a scene from the selection of stories below.
You may enter as many times as you like!
Entries will be judged by faithfulness to the source material and complexity of the image.
In the description under your entry, include a link to the original story and this contest article.
Send your entries to me in a note so I can add them to this folder.
No bases! Entries must be completely made by you.
The Nudist Beach recruits!The recruitment drive is over but you don't have to stop drawing new recruits if you still want to.The Nudist Beach recruits!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to everyone who participated in this month-long recruitment drive and I hope you all had fun!
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As some of you people know, I am a fan of Kill La Kill and have been riffing on the "uniforms" of the rebel group Nudist Beach with crossover characters.
As you can see from the recruiting poster, there is a basic uniform design but you can customize it - as I have - for the various characters I have drawn.
Even the 4 Devas have their very own version of a Nudist Beach uniform so there really aren't any limits except that you can't technically be wearing clothes - you can only wear accessories such as hats, belts, straps, s
Artists on Writers - No. 6, Octavia ButlerArtists on Writers - No. 6, Octavia Butler1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 6|Archives
Octavia Butler the Slayer of Stereotypes…
How many times have artists been dismissed or discouraged because of someone else interpreting their audacity as egotism? Octavia Butler started writing science fiction because of the film Devil Girl From Mars. Don’t misunderstand–she wasn’t inspired by the movie, she knew that she could write a better story.
Growing up in Pasadena, California, Butler was shy and introverted. She preferred writing stories over socializing. When she was twelve years old she saw Devil Girl From Mars, and began writing science fiction in an effort to do the genre some justice.
In the end she succeeded by leaps and bounds. Butler’s work is recognized as groundbreaking, not least of all b
Collection: 'Tis The SeasonCollection: 'Tis The Season3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
’Tis The Season
Every year our minds and souls embrace a period of giving, a time when we think of others and spend time with family and friends. For many though there is no time off. They have to work or are on emergency standby to help those who have accidents.
Then there are those who have nothing to share, no money to buy gifts, who can only give the love in their hearts to others. Those are the greatest gifts.
We all know someone that could do with some love this season. Knock on a door or make a phone call, share a meal or just make someone a cup of tea and listen to their stories. We will all benefit from giving others a little of our time.
Muddy ColorsI wrote a new article for Muddy Colors about how promoting yourself on the internet. Just sayin'Muddy Colors3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is this `Simpsons Evolution`???As many of you followers have been seeing has been a rag-tag collection of sketches and frenetic colorings, but what haven't been treated to is the story behind the Simpson family, 24 years beyond the current canon...so, for the first time, this is what goes on in this worldly spinoff that connects all this "art" together.What is this `Simpsons Evolution`???10 months ago in Personal More Like This
First and foremost, the tone of this spin off is NOTHING like the past 20 seasons of the Simpsons--if the tone was to be compared to the current show, the tone would feel like something out of the first two seasons: A bit brooding, gritty and semi-realistic. (Now, if you're thinking those are the worst two seasons because they're the most boring, please quit reading right now.) In 'Simpsons Evolution', the tone of the series isn't based on random, attempted gags, contrived guest stars or Homer being hurt over and over. Here, the tone is a dark w/cynical humor that's based on the characters and how they relate to the world and each other.
Werewolf-Horror - a New Group DirectionHere at Werewolf-Horror, we're concerned werewolves have a bad reputation and aren't as popular as other classic movie monsters. Our New Year's resolution was to do something about this, and we've voted and settled on a solution.Werewolf-Horror - a New Group Direction1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Rest assured no artwork will be removed from the archives! However, from now on we no longer will accept artwork where werewolves are depicted as bloodthirsty monsters. All submitted artwork should show werewolves in a positive light, as the noble, majestic, misunderstood warriors of nature that they truly are. The real horror, after all, is the human side of werewolves - ugly, wimpy, cruel, environmentally destructive hairless apes. That's why we also will not accept art unless it portrays werewolves as fully-furred with long-snouted, perfectly lupine faces, pawpads, and tails (basically, no human features besides bipedality, thumbs, and dreamcatchers or feathers woven into their flowing manes to show that, like the noble, majestic, misunderstood Nativ
something beautifulsomething beautiful3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(a personal thought: how i wish for a telephoto lens.......and some traveling around the world, eventually........)
The Golden Age Of Travel PostersThe Golden Age Of Travel Posters2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
The Golden Age Of Travel Posters
Vintage Miami Florida Travel Poster
Canoeing the lagoons of Cerulean City, strolling through Wonderland, zipping to Jupiter’s moons and more adventures have been promised in travel posters.
Of course these locations are exotic dream destinations, fantasy worlds, but there was a time when travel itself to very real locales in this world was a special and fantastical undertaking. Vintage travel posters take us back
Free Art Giveaway! Closed! Art in ProgressI got this idea from :iconsingarl:Free Art Giveaway! Closed! Art in Progress1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways, I have decided to do an art giveaway to celebrate my watchers and the fact that I've been on DA a lot more actively lately. I draw canines, felines, weird species, humans, just about anything.
By participating you win a totally free drawing from me.
I only had 21 watchers at the start of this. Now I have 65! I appreciate every single one of you
And most importantly everyone wins!
The available prizes are (note-all prices will be digital because I currently have no good way to post traditional art):
- Icon (normal digital or pixel): http://fav.me/d6m5czh // http://fav.me/d5nyy82
-Character head shot: no example, close up head shot of one character; expression is up to the person entering; can be colored or just a sketch
- Journal doll (since I now know what they are): no example, single character with transparent background
- Mini pic (same size as journal doll): http://fav
Allpose: *Last* last call for booksIf you ordered books from me, they should be going out within the next 5 days.Allpose: *Last* last call for books2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SORRY IT'S TAKING SO LONG!! USPS raised their rates for people outside the US and I have to make sure I have shipping for everyone in one action. Thank you everyone for your patience. I love you all. (it's true)
I wasn't able to get rid of these books as easily as I was thinking...so I still have them.
I'm running low on the couples books but I still have plenty of the rest.
I'm open back up and would really like to sell them all. Please! 8D
They're super useful and I really want to see people use them. So stop by the store!
The USPS did away with surface to air shipping overseas. That means I, unfortunately, have to charge an additional $40+ to anyone outside of the US (except for Canada, I think). So be aware of that.
How is everyone doing, btw? ...school started and everything else!
Djwaglmuffin on Storenvy
Stockers you should knowHey people! So, one of the many questions I get asked about how to improve figure drawing is where to find a suitable model. In a perfect world, friends and family members would sit for us artists for hours on end, however that's highly unlikely especially if you're looking for an "actiony" pose! Also, those of you who are just beginning to draw the figure need to do so from a human model. Drawing from life is, once again, ideal, but stock photos are the next best thing. Plus I'm always harping about dA's great stock so this is the list of some of the absolute best figurative/pose based human stockers on dA:Stockers you should know2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
#1.SenshiStock For Male and Female pose reference
Collection: Alternative UniverseCollection: Alternative Universe3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The “alternative universe” has long been a sci–fi trope, usually simply a good–guy bad–guy heroes and villains reversal. Like the Star Trek episode (“Mirror, Mirror”) in which a transporter glitch lands Kirk on an evil pirate “parallel universe” Enterprise where Spock is a goateed murderer with mutiny on his agenda. But real scientists have complicated things considerably, with “string theory” positing at least eleven (and possibly an infinite number) of “alternative/parallel universes.”
Once upon a time, we pondered our relative insignificance as sin
Its Tea TimeIts Tea Time2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Its Tea Time
APH cosplay–Tea time by snowhaven
It’s time for a tea break
Everyone has their little routines for arranging and breaking up their days.
The most interesting ones are those that give you a break from fixating on imminent deadlines, when problems are coming at you ten times every hour and you need to recalibrate a little just to breathe. There must be a moment to reorganize and process information. Counter–intuitively, “takin
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-09-2015Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-09-20153 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines FROM THE NEWS DESKMarch 9, 2015
For Your Consideration
We understand, it’s Monday.
Two weeks for Artisan CraftsThe next two weeks at projecteducate will be all about Artisan Crafts.Two weeks for Artisan Crafts2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When we first asked the community for help to write articles for this project we were mind-blown by the positive response, so many answered to our call that we had to book two weeks instead of the regular one week event!
Here is the schedule for the upcoming Artisan Crafts awesomeness that is about to go down. Please note that certain articles may change at the last minute due to some members having to step down.
Also, stay tuned for a really fun contest announcement this afternoon.
Two weeks for Artisan Crafts!
19thFIRST DAYAM - Introduction and Schedule for Artisan Crafts WeeksPM - The recycling and reusing contest