Telling our stories through art featuresIf someone told you that you had to find the 5-7 pieces of art on dA that best represent you, could you do it?Telling our stories through art features2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What do your favorite works of art say about you? Have you ever thought about it?
I'm featuring 7 deviations that blow me away, that I turn to for my own inspiration. Each one tells a story to which I can relate. A piece of my own story is echoed in each image.
What's your story through art? Create a journal with 5-7 of your favorite deviations that best represent you, and link me!
I love rain. I love the way it washes away sorrow and leaves your soul open for the sunlight.
This image reminds me of me because of the feeling of pain, of being hit with a constant barrage of garbage in my life that I don't need or deserve. You can avoid a lot of it, but sometimes it comes up and strikes you on the chin, reminding you to pay your dues.
Beautiful dress, beautiful hair.
New Masters AcademyHeya folks!New Masters Academy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you would like some awesome and affordable online art education, I highly recommend the recently started New Master Academy. I've been trying it out for a few months now, and while the quality varies a bit from lesson to lesson, overall it is an amazing value. I've spent hundreds on art DVD's in past. Generally, you can expect a 2 hour demonstration video from a professional artist to cost $30-$100. Compare that to the $19 monthly subscription for an ever growing list of video demonstrations and lectures. You really can't beat that.
The videos from Steve Huston alone make this a good value IMO.
Hopefully these guys are successful, so that we see more content like this in the future.
10 Things a Photomanip Newbie Should KnowHi all,10 Things a Photomanip Newbie Should Know2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I wanted to talk for a moment to our newbie photomanipulators or even older photomanipulators who are out of the fray. How are you? Welcome to the inner circle.
Here are some things that you (and all photomanipulators) need to know about dA and the photomanipulation community.
1. Stay in touch with the Photomanipulation CV (currently me, Aeirmid).
Watch me. No, that's not an ill-formed plea for pageviews, favorites, or watchers. Actually, I rarely even post art anymore. I am the Community Volunteer (CV) for photomanipulation, which means I regularly run contests, feature art, share news, post Daily Deviations (DDs), and do other things to support the community. It is in your best interest to watch my journal because I post every photomanipulation-related update there. This information is important to you so you can learn about upcoming events, changes in rules, new groups, and other news.
2. Watch :devcommunity
PE: Digital Art Critique ExtravaganzaAn Update!PE: Digital Art Critique Extravaganza2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Due to the overwhelming response this initiative got, there will be a slight change in the rules:
- The journal will remain open for everyone to comment and request a critique until DEC. 9TH. as planned. Then the requests will be closed. (comments on the journal will be disabled)
- Then I'll gather and organize every comment for a more organized process and pass them to the rest of the team. Critiques then, will start to be given on Dec. 10th.
-Due the unexpected number of requests received I'LL ASK YOU TO BE PATIENT AND WAIT UP TO 1 TO 2 WEEKS MAX TO RECEIVE YOUR CRITIQUE. (starting on Dec. 10th)
Digital Art Critique Extravanganza
Request critiques from the Community Volunteers! All the deviations shared in this journal will get critiqued, guaranteed! This journal will be open all week until next Dec 9th
How will this work?
Post a comment in this journal including 1 or mo
News! Seven Deadly Sins Contest!We're happy to announce a brand new contest! In the Seven Deadly Sins contest, we're challenging you to pick your favorite deadly sin to either promote or fight against in an advertisement format. You may decide that more people should be filled with wrath. Maybe you want to fight against the temptations of gluttony. It's completely up to you! This is your chance to either save or tempt the city of San Francisco, where the winning entry will be featured on a billboard!News! Seven Deadly Sins Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not only will the winner's work be posted on a billboard, but the winner and a guest will be flown to San Francisco to see their work in person! We'll also choose six finalists who will receive a plethora of deviantART goodies, $700 USD, and $25 USD of credits at stockproject.fotolia.com.
You must use three (3) stock images from this group. We've provided a template, which you ca
15 awesome photomanipulations under 100 +favsIt's been far too long since I've put together a photomanipulation feature. I hope you will enjoy this one! Each deviation had less than 100 favorites at the time of this posting.15 awesome photomanipulations under 100 +favs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
beheading by scottb1977
A Day within my Father's Heart by Nightbird09x
Possession by Blackpearls91
Giar Leamhan by NiAnluain
Liquisentinal Spy. by hybridgothica
Contest is over! Thank you everyone! :)So, the contest is over and last night I got a handful of last entries that managed to hit the "30 entries" mark - which means all three price packs are unlocked (although I'd have given them out anyway, to be honest )Contest is over! Thank you everyone! :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really impressed with the quality of your entries, naturally I had my favs along the way but now that all is said and done these favs have piled up and I have no clue how to pick only three out of all of them. I'll probably have a look at all of them again with a few friends and then announce the winning images tonight or tomorrow, so that I can give out the prices before I'm off to archery week in Hungary.
Thank you again everyone who has entered! In my opinion the contest was a great success and I'll probably host another one in summer - I hope you had as much fun painting and drawing and manipulating as I did receiving every single artwork
Before and After Competition!Something AWESOME this way comes!Before and After Competition!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a final close-out to our Project Educate: Feedback Week, we have one more special treat!
You've critiqued like crazy, and you received some great critiques as well! Awesome job!! But what good are critiques if you don't ever use them?
The first ever Feedback Frenzy Contest is nearly to a close. Fellow deviants, it's time to put those critiques into action!
Welcome to the Before & After Competition, hosted by
[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Pink]What is it?[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Pink]
The Before & After competition is a chance for you to take the critiques you received on an OLD work and put them into action in a NEW work. You are not redoing an old deviation, but rather using what you have learned in a brand new
Monthly Genuine Feature #3Hello, lovely genuines!Monthly Genuine Feature #33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a feature for all the lovely artists in our group submitting such fabulous deviations.
COMMISSION - Kraun by muju Kinnaree by SARYTH
I LOVE POKEMON BATTLES by Ry-Spirit Strength by Raylau Water and human by sergin3d2d
Can't move by Razor-Sensei Sunday Morning by KeyaCarlsen Scoliosis by KiraTakuto
Assumption Cathedral in Smolensk by Musyupick :thumb290628096: The grey dress by sakimichan
happiness by grohsARTig Scream by liiga no title WIP 2 by Blacleria
Origin of war in abuse by periwinkleimp firestarter by antique-teacup summer morning by thuyngan
Matariki by Asfahani :thumb289512084: Snowstorm by Lumichi
Snow Villiers by B-AGT Petit Vert by Somebody--else Hidden Place by arayo
autumn impressions4 by agatafotografia :thumb291091492: Moon Tree by Teodora-Chinde
Enevika by s27w Ominous by Yuhon Strawberries and cream by ChudnayaMamba
A fragile world by ElenaHelfrecht Tokyo at Night by imladris517 Alshain by Alshain4
:thumb285555144: The Castle of Gabriel by Istebrak Doc by NickyBarkla
ANY PAINTING JUST 100 USD!!! ONLY TODAY! by Leonidafremov -----/\----- by y5y6 :thumb293240812:
Moment of peace by villasukka The Pokeball of Charizard by wazzy88 :thumb28951611
Hall Of Fame ( 36 - April 2013 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 36 - April 2013 )2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Sun Queen by Inna-Vjuzhanina Seyyah by Memed Kyoto Nights by DanielZrno Medieval France by Azot2014 Giant wrath by 1oshuart Cuddling hugs~ by Panda-kiddie GIRL 2 by carmenharada The Eternity in a Second by pompafunebris Lost In A Dream by stefanpriscu Girl in Mask by Lidias93 Card Ring by LexPaul by AlexandrescuPaul Dreamer by TanyaMusatenko home sweet home... by DanielGrzeszkiewicz Orchid by PMucks Life finds a way by neverdying Nightfall by kelch12 :thum
Project Educate: Your TurnNext week - Monday 13th - Sunday 19th - projecteducate is being handed over to the Community for a week where you can share your educational tips, news, tutorials and features. If you would like to take part please note projecteducate and we will discuss the details. I have already approached several people and we have some excellent articles coming your way. It's time to take the reigns from us and showcase what you would like the community to see.Project Educate: Your Turn3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You'll be writing the blogs and if you want assistance with hosting a chat let us know!
projecteducate is now a GROUP - head over and join!
Must be clean
Photomanipulation Eye Candy 08 JulySo, I went on a "shopping" spree in the photomanipulation gallery last night and today, and I came up with quite a few stunners. Here are today's featured deviations, in categories according to why I love them. I hope you will find some that you love, too.Photomanipulation Eye Candy 08 July2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1.Clever and different, but drastically underloved
2. Clean and simply gorgeous
3. Just friggin' awesome
Stronghold by taenaron
Black Widow by Vilk42
Being a Hero is boring by Drake1024
Give a Feature, Get a Feature #65:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Give a Feature, Get a Feature #653 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Give a Feature, Get a Feature!
Please this Group Blog to help these artists get more exposure!
The first 25 suggestions will be Featured in next weeks Group Blog!
Realm-of-Fantasy is running a weekly "Give a Feature, Get a Feature" in our group. Do you have a favorite Fantasy/SciFi piece on deviantART? Or maybe you know of a Fantasy/SciFi piece that just isn't getting enough exposure? Would you like to get a little exposure yourself? Well, here is the time and place to speak up.
You pick it, we promote it. Not only in a group blog, but in a deviantART News as well. And as a bonus, you can pick a piece of yours that you would like to get featured as well!
"Give a Feature, Get a Feature" will be posted each Week, and the first 25 suggestions will be featured – so better be quick!
-Only one suggestion per p
Haunted - contest #3This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Haunted - contest #33 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
From Shakespeare, through Stocker, Poe, Lovecraft, Murnau, Wiene, Tolkien... et ceatera, et ceatera... You may find this motif in many great pieces. It doesn't actually have to mean ghosts around - somnambulism presented in Cabinet of Doctor Caligari looks haunted despite the lack of spirits. On the other hand, there are few places scarier than the Dead Marshes described in the Lord of The Rings. Or the Eel Marsh estate from the recent movie. You surely have heard some local legends and tales, talking about unhappy brides and maidens wandering around a long time after their death or about a highwayman as from one of Loreena McKennitt's ballads.
In this contest, you're supposed to refer to one of such haunted pieces. It should be inspired by or refering to a legend, a novel, a movie, an existing (or not existing any more) place, even a song lyrics. Illustrating!
3 Photomanipulators you really should be watchingHi everyone,3 Photomanipulators you really should be watching8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I have an Under 100 feature and a Composition feature coming up shortly, but I wanted to focus on really recognizing some people who have tremendous skills but who you may not yet watch. They deserve to be recognized as some of the best photomanipulators in our community because of the hard work they put into their gorgeous creations. Please take a moment to watch them if you don't already, and make sure you provide some nice comments on their work.
Jade / Aeirmid
Kim is probably the most humble person I've met while on deviantART, yet she is incredibly talented. Her work has evolved to focus on the dark side of fantasy, where creativity meets our darkest nightmares. You can't look away! A walk through one of her photomanipulations will leave you caught up on the scene, wondering what is coming next. With excellent use of dark, muted tones and spellbinding stock choices, Kim's gallery is definitely worth a look!
CONTEST: Remember Me! (please fave this article!)Hello everyone!CONTEST: Remember Me! (please fave this article!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you probably just read, the PortraitClub :iconportraitclub: will be holding a contest! We have some fabulous prizes to win: features, points , and even some premium subscriptions ! For those of you interested please read on further for the contest's theme!
The theme for this contest will be "Remember Me". We leave it up to you, the artists, to decide what this phrase means to you! There are several different approaches you can take, but if you're stuck, here are a couple ideas you might consider:
-A portrait so outrageous or bizarre it cannot be forgotten
-A sentimental portrait of someone you'd like to be remembered
Now remeber, as we are the Portrait Club, the entries must be portraits! However, you can submit portraits of any medium (except literature)! Whether you're a photographer, a traditional artist, or a digital artist, we welcome you to submit to our contest! Please read on though for the rules!
Appreciation and some advice for beginnersI have had this journal in mind for quite a long time, thinking I will find a time to write it down after I find a job (so that I can give 'advice' as a professional ). I've been less active in the past weeks since I was on a probation in a game company and I thought I would make it this time, unfortunately today I was told I have to go back to job hunting again. Anyway I'm not gonna wait any longer since some of my fellow deviants have been asking for advice for a long time.Appreciation and some advice for beginners1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Before I start – my apologies if some points in this journal are not clear because of language, I am not a native English speaker.
I'm not giving these advice as a professional or an elite artist (I hope I was!), just sharing my learning experience and some personal understanding of conceptual design and arts. Please ignore or correct me if I got things wrong.
Ok. Some related information about myself – I studied computing at university, in my final year I found myself really lack of interests in programming or
Feedback Frenzy! Come win PRIZES!During previous weeks of dA Community Relations' projecteducate, we have learned about the importance of giving and receiving critique for our work. Come July 2nd, we'll be shakin' things up a bit!Feedback Frenzy! Come win PRIZES!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest)
A group of very, very devious deviants at FeedbackFrenzy are hosting
a comment/critique contest as part of projecteducate: Feedback Week!
WHAT: "Feedback Frenzy" is a week-long game that ANYONE (yes, even YOU!) can play. The goals are (1) to step outside your comfort zone and practice giving feedback to others, even if not in your own genre, (2) to meet new deviants from across dA, and (3) to receive as much high-quality, usable feedback on your work as possible.
WHEN: July 2nd to July 8th (one full week)
WHERE: <i wytiwyg="1">
RoF Feature: From Myth and LegendRoF Feature: From Myth and Legend2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
From Myth and Legend
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Kali Ma vs Fu Lengby SteveArgyle
Medusa in the Boudoirby Ravven78
A T H E N Aby SilentPlea
Welcome to Hellby Sergey-Lesiuk
poseidon finalby ANG-angg
Hidden in the forest - contest #7This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Hidden in the forest - contest #72 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When a tree falls deep in a forest, does it make any sound?
Aokigahara, Mirkwood, the Forbidden Forest, forests North of the Wall... they all contain mysteries that you'd really not like to uncover by yourself. Tell us a story - what have you found in your imagination? A labyrinth, witch's hut on hen's pud, a pond inhabitated by kelpie, a troll, or something much more terrifying and sinister?
You know what your task is. Please remember that this is GrimGloomTale, and not ThrowAnyPileOfTreesIn.
If you feel like doing a research on any of the places mentioned above, please note that Aokigahara forest is a real one and photos found can be really not safe for work.
We've got a special folder for the entries. It can be accessed here. If your submission gets accepted, I will edit
Digitally Delicious: May 9thDigitally Delicious: May 9th9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Light Maker by chutkat
Thranduil the Woodland King by HRFleur
Easter Goddess by thienbao
Make love, not war... by Lensar
Sweet dreams by GaudiBuendia
Orb City by Dreameater45
Sinister by Cosmas
SPACE RED: 1 by villainesayre
Pepper Empress by Artgerm
269 by csswolfe
Lady Satan Evolved Version by dcwj
Lady Satan Evolved Version by dcwj
Tree Monster by jubjubjedi
Tree Monster by jubjubjedi