Regarding a MouseSomething with warm paws stepped on my forehead last night. A cat? I went downstairs and counted cats as they came in. Two cats came in, so it wasn't a cat. I sat them down for a chat.Regarding a Mouse3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Do you two realize that there is a mouse in the house?"
"Feed us our kibble," they said.
I woke up the dog for a talk.
"There's mouse in the house," I said.
"Did you speak to the cats?"
"I spoke to the cats," I said.
"And what did they say?"
"That's not the point."
"What's the point?" asked the dog.
"Where were you last night? You're the guard of the house."
"I don't guard against mice. That's the job of a cat."
"But had you been by the bed," I countered, "a mouse would not have dared jump on my head."
"That depends on the mouse," said the dog. "A bold mouse," he continued, "might think he's a pet."
"I have enough pets," I said. "Two cats and a dog."
"I'm not a pet," said the dog, "I am the best friend that you have, aside from the Boss. Did you ask her why there's a mouse in her house?"
"That's not a t
10 Ways to Improve the Quality of our PhotomanipsOn the "decline" of quality in the photomanipulation gallery10 Ways to Improve the Quality of our Photomanips10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen a lot of polls, journals, etc. recently about the quality of the photomanipulation gallery and fears that it has declined. I have intentionally not commented, but I will address the issue here. I think our beloved community is going through a "learning phase" where we are rediscovering ourselves and our art. We have a lot-- a LOT-- of new people, and I want to wish them a warm welcome because they are critical to our vitality as a community..
In turn, a lot of our older, more experienced artists have moved on, frequently owing to time constraints due to having more commissions and freelance work.
So, saying our quality has declined is really not fair. Rather, we are in a cycle of change that happens every couple of years within our community.
It is perhaps true that we have reached a collective slump in creativity. Like inspires like, and I see the same thing over and
Dante's Inferno Contest - ClosedWe will be going through the submissions for the contest this week. We will be announcing the winners within 48 hours, just to make sure our judges and admin team all have a chance to vote.Dante's Inferno Contest - Closed1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you all for your entries, and I have to say, quite impressed with all of your interpretations.
It will run until June 15. Below are some guidelines for the contest. If you have questions before that time, you may certainly contact any of the administrators via group note.
YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF :iconfotomanipulationz: in order to participate in the contest.
For each level, we will be awarding to 1st, 2nd, and 3d place winners.
500 Points for 1st Place
300 Points for 2nd Place
150 Points for 3rd Place
We will also feature the winners in a separate feature and feature their works in our Featured Works section.
:iconnitchwarmer: has so graciously offered stock pack to the winners and has offered to feature any dark works in one of his groups' features.
PE: Wire-WrappingThis article is a short introduction to wire-wrapping, including information about wire-wrapping terms and tools, methods, tutorials and a feature of beautiful jewellery.PE: Wire-Wrapping1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What is wire-wrapping?
"wire-wrapping" is - like the name implies - a technique where wire is wrapped in whatever way. It can be used to hold gemstones in place, and create intricate jewellery. It has the big plus that soldering isn't neccessary, and therefore all the equipment needed is relatively easy to come by.
Terms and Tools
Wire comes in different different sizes and forms, and you can choose between materials as well - you can use brass, copper, silver and gold wire.
Wire diameter is measured in 'gauge' and ranges from 14 gauge (~1/16 inch) to 26+ gauge (1/64 inch), so the higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire.
I am your shadowI am your shadow3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Waiting by PHaarhus Fade into darkness by lostknightkg
stalker - follow yourself into the darkness by ra-gro .ung. by dasTOK undo you II by disies
the polluter by andreapun omen by panibe Sad by fabriziotedde
The dark side... by mheuf reflection.of.solitude by amsterdam-jazz about colourless loneliness by xHIMSOULSx
December VIII by y5y6 A Night Stroll by intao ___\ ii /___ by y5y6
One Last Goodbye by mehrmeer cinq by ambrosia3 This is where it ends... by mehrmeer
self by keithpellig ... by deadendsoul A236255 by crossfading
Bitterness by hearthy Urbanism by lostknightkg Sold My Heart For Stones by anaPhenix
Missing by mehrmeer 16 by Negatic |=| i by y5y6
little mermaid by AlmAArietis Dorciaa by axegor wods for two I I by Dabadus
48 by y5y6 7852 the giantess by massalo by massalo Unshine by Pinkerbell2
Nightmares by manuelestheim disfigure by illdispose 3645 by jarrod343
to what do trees point barren fingers? by NuSunt Green Fish by Christine-Muraton clear my mind. by AlmAArietis
Now I'm Nothing by Flubberwurm Melancholia 2 by intao The Passion by AlexanderB
*** by apalkin It's Nothing by CrazyGirL44 Title? by virginval
Untitled by AndreaMelendez Fall Of The Lost Souls by Kostassoid :thumb196996366:
Where We Used To Meet by CrazyGirL44 I could be... by RAWRimapirate :
WNC - Monthly Feature No. 31Don't forget to this feature if you like it.WNC - Monthly Feature No. 312 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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This is a selection from last month's submissions to
Kristina by EinuhrEt entendre le rire des enfants by Graphylight
Memories and Dust by ElenaHelfrechtJesse by aufzehengehenam i... by fooyth
3 mm distance by Menoevilpre-birth by manuelestheim
Deus ex machina by DavidSchermannrunner by aerendialExit Wall by aerendial
Untitled by yup12
Get Crafty Contest- CLOSEDGet Crafty Contest- CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CONTEST IS OVER! GOOD JOB EVERYONE! We will be judging and have winners announced soon!
Love Resources AND Artisan Crafts? Good news! Your CVs are bringing the two galleries together for a brand new contest! Sound fun? Well, read on!
Rules Part A
Only new entries submitted after April 20, 2013
Entries must be submitted into Resources/Tutorials/Artisan Crafts
Must be free for anyone to download (no premium content)
Topic can be any of your choosing as long as it fits into Artisan Crafts
You can enter as many times as you like
If your tutorial uses a pattern/diagram/etc., be sure to include it
Entries must be submitted to the contest folder in StockandResources here: http://stockandresources.deviantart.com/gallery/43092647 (membership is auto-approved)
Entries must be submitted by May 20, 2013
Rules Part B
Only new entrie
Berlin By OvernightBerlin By Overnight5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
LIGHT AND DARKNESS by mirpiphotography Shadow by crossfading rain by MWeiss-Art
shadows of past by MWeiss-Art The Ring by fotoEZO ... by MWeiss-Art
NYC Brooklyn Bridge by sensorfleck Pyramidal by manurs Triangles by Al-Baum
gir by MartaSyrko Crow Dream by MWeiss-Art Wood Love by Dapicture
20 by ValeriaAlmond id by FedersStrich lose yourself by A-Finch
Untitled by Bela01 Untitled by Bela01 Lampung - Sumatra by Hengki24
Stonehenge 2 | Great Britain by JacktheFlipper-de Lost by pigarot Aldeyarfoss 1 | Iceland by JacktheFlipper-de
Heresy by Mrs-White :thumb487368149:
Natural Jetty by AntonioGouveia 500 by adylee
Berrow Sky by Hoopsci
... by my-shots Back to the sea by fabriziotedde
sunrise in abyss by shamanski Pioneers In Aviation by Mrs-White
Meri Lina III by linateschphotography :thumb485565298:
:thumb471828889: evocation iii by farbanomalie
Sad statue in a sad land by mldzz --- by sui400
Katharina by aufzehengehen
Violation of my heart by bliXX-a GMW 2 by Grauenart
together part threetogether part three7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
yellow by incolorwetrust door... by iangrahamimages
Vision VI by siby :thumb476224443: Conversation by KizukiTamura
. by doyo Sine Wave by CarlosBecerra Zephyr by FalseMaria
:thumb451949139: memories by PAtScHWOrK Life and Death... by Alcove
The Artist And His Muse by AnjaMillen :bigth
we are not what we say we arewe are not what we say we are11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
faceless by partiallyHere Untitled by Menoevil
The Shores Of A Dream by Philomena-Famulok Walker of dissonant worlds by Cryel sleep by Einuhr
On the sunny side of the street by JakezDaniel These eyeless times by Inextremiss the deep surface by PsycheAnamnesis
Your Scars are Light by DrHouse88 J by MichaelMagin .adr. by dasTOK
dream sequence by Enaston :thumb428544159: Struggle by CrazyGirL44
Flour Power by alecdawsonphoto :thumb451814368: Rites by Sarachmet
The Three Sisters by redwolf518
Cold, alone in a void from An endless world by Zewarr Elevation by mary-jeanne
Invasion by apalkin :thumb448790133: Skorb` ej k licu by Anhen
Noemie by Fragile-Eyes-Fiction Daheim by jodeviant
A and M by Gardenofmymemories
Dream with Lea by minjos
two ghosts by privatedanser Feel For You by KatiDunkelschoen
Winter rose by Muse1908 little deer by laura-makabresku Whispers and Shadows by Metal-Bender
dream by fly10 one brief moment of permanence by PsycheAnamnesis god of pre-dawns* by AlicjaRodzik
Claw by Chaerul-Umam Shore Scene by AntonioGouveia East Bali by Hengki24
____|____ by lomatic Turtle Rock by KrzysztofJedrzejak Java Highland by Hengki24
Covered In SilenceCovered In Silence4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
201412 by y5y6 Untitled by Grauenart
Untitled by mldzz Bury me in black.. by mirpiphotography 201413 by y5y6
Industrial Zone by Mrs-White the shelter of the fallen souls XXVI by JoannaRzeznikowska 2015001 by y5y6
Chrome II by disies night train by ra-gro Don't tell a soul III by disies
23. Juli 2013 by Filterkaffee tumbling by ra-gro Receiver by bliXX-a
.o. by CocoKingsolver midnight in paris by BlauBeerKuchen Sweet Dreams II by Karakuji
dead city II by disies Industrial Zone by Mrs-White right into the bliss II by disies
:thumb491167930: sun | day II by bebefromtheblock a strange nostalgia [iv] by BlauBeerKuchen
:thumb493094691: :thumb294653279: Das zweite Gesicht... by Transylvanian-Angel
Journey from and to work 28 by iDie I am in love with a phantom by mehrmeer All that I'm living for by mehrmeer
Tonight's music by disies 9. April 2011 II by Filterkaffee Chrome by disies
Power lies in silence by AlmAArietis archetype by is-blind monster by Enaston
:thumb160368918: clear my mind. by AlmAArietis Gloomy Days by my-bohemian-spirit
Waiting Room by CrazyGirL44 Heresy by Mrs-White Defend Yourself by CrazyGirL44
Conspire. by Flubberwurm _ no more playing again Sam _ by EYELIGHTZONE in full swing by vw1956
Loss of the Wind by scheinbar A Question of your Focus by scheinbar Prague. by immugraah
Escalators by MichiLauke :thumb50166318
Unrestricted Use Stock Directory 270 Members270 members! :iconeagerbeaverplz:Unrestricted Use Stock Directory 270 Members5 years ago in Personal More Like This
UNRESTRICTED USE STOCK ACCOUNTS
Soundscapes Contest Winners!Pulled Through Time's first contest "Soundscapes" has come to a close. Thanks to everyone who participated and I hope you had fun creating photographs for it. And the winners are...Soundscapes Contest Winners!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First Place Winner!
Congratulations to martaraff
I really enjoyed this piece because of it's unique take on the contest. The artist took the visual sound waves of the song itself and turned it into an atmospheric abstract landscape that feels sparse and moody.
The Two Runners Up!
Congratulations to Xenaris
I love your interpretation. The balancing act of the very fragile looking wirewalkers carefully navigating their sparse and unstable world really captured the emotional feel of the song.
Congratulations to ChristineKalliri
What really did it for me in this photograph is when I wrote the song I wanted to create a piece that would radiate outwardly from a core but in a dissonant and irregular way and eventually would suck back into itself lea
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.
How to be a guiding light and a shining exampleThis journal was updated in July 2012 to include some new information and replace outdated terminology.How to be a guiding light and a shining example6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How can I help?
At regular intervals, new faces appear in the Community Relations team as open positions for Community Volunteers are filled. All these new additions to the team can spark interest in volunteering for dA and can inspire people to ask "What can I do to support my favourite gallery?". You don't have to be a Community Volunteers or have a fancy symbol next to your name to promote and support artists within your favourite gallery. The suggestions listed below are for everyone, and in case you want something a little more useful than just my ideas I've included links to FAQ entries with more information.
To avoid repeating myself, I'd like to point you in the direction of an article called How to promote other people's work on dA that I wrote back in De
CreativityCreativity1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Breathing lifeless... by mirpiphotography Untitled by Menoevil Flashback by lostknightkg
humeur noire XVI by crossfading The Disappearance Of Ms. G - State Of Levitation by AlexandruCrisan Ad nauseam by Sei-Zako
Dark Matter by Inextremiss The disease of my sorrow by Zewarr One Man's Dream by Menoevil
2015004 by y5y6 Lisbon 97 by JACAC ... by GrauenAndMWeissArt
urban mural II by VisitingFahrrad Displacement by SplitEnsds MeKano by Pierre-Lagarde
communication by davespertine Mist of miseries by Inextremiss
Untitled by Menoevil O Level by siamesesam
Sydney Opera House by Mars-Hill No Time by PhotoartBK The Gate by Nightline
Le Temps by tuminka Wasser 1 by pillendrehr 532 by Sasha-Seyd
The Dematerialisation Of Ms. G by AlexandruCrisan A Delphic Night by Fassod
Image by dasTOK Proxy. by DavidTalley
Graphy by Einsilbig Gold Gate by Draken413o The Red Triangle by freMDartet
Reborn by mirpiphotography white gold silence by LostOneself
Elementals Contest (CLOSED!)Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Uranium? What's this? A CONTEST? My challenge for you is to create a stock and/or art piece depicting elementals/elements whether it be of the traditional elements or the newfangled chemistry elements. I want to see your creativity!Elementals Contest (CLOSED!)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are no required stocks and the contest is open to stockers, traditional artists, and digital artists.
Clarification: You can depict as many of the elements as you wish in your entry whether it be one or many. You can do the earth, water, fire, air type elementals, or elementals related to chemistry elements, or even elementals that combine both types of elements!
There are three categories:
NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 AT 11:59!
To submit your entry either comment on this journal or send me them via note.
I have an exam Tuesday and won't have much time unt
NEW CONTEST!! "A PIRATES LIFE"Hello members and contributors of manipulationhelpdesk,NEW CONTEST!! "A PIRATES LIFE"1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We want to invite you to participate in a new contest, called "A pirates life".
The contest starts on monday seventh of april and ends on the first of may. The theme is quite simple, it's about pirates!!
You can make whatever you want. It can be a scene, landscape or a models-portrait.
1. Your work has to contain at least one pirate! (Male or female)
2. No premade-background!! So make your own background out of least 2 stocks ( If you want tips about blending two stocks together ask us!!).
3. Please use stocks which are legal and credit all stocks with a good link, so we can check it quickly!!. We are not going to search the galleries of stockproviders to look for stock!!
4. Be creative !!
5. All genres are allowed but please no gore or stuff like that!!
6. Your work has to be new!! ( old submissions are not allowed)
7. a link to :iconmanipulationhelpdesk: must be in your deviant's description
8. You can submit more
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
dA Life #08: Hosting a Contest on dAWelcome to the eighth dA Life blog, a series created to help you enjoy your time on dA and use it's many tools for sharing your art, appreciating other people's art and taking part in the wonderful community that we have here.dA Life #08: Hosting a Contest on dA3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hosting a contest on dA is a really fun way to inspire other artists and do something positive for the community. If you've never run a contest before, it can seem like a daunting task so to make it a little easier, here are some things to consider before you create your contest and open it to the deviant public...
Your contest should have a theme. It can be as vague (Aliens, Summer, Cats) or as specific as you like (Alien Cats in Summer). When choosing your theme, take time to consider it's appeal to your potential entrants. A less specific theme is likely to attact more people as the scope for entries is wider. It depends on whether or not you want your contest to be huge - sometimes, bigger isn't always bet
here in the blackhere in the black1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb390337320: self by moonhasmotels
sadness 8 by metindemiralay gotta leave by LostOneself bisey soleme by cllozdemir
Run! by lomaticgaze by windridesFluchten by Philomena-Famulok
. by jarofcherryjam :thumb426775247: Riddles in the dark by PawelMatys
Loner by invisigoth88 Surfacing by intao Run III. by kgeri
In the garden of leaflessness by elyssa-obscura Show Me The Way by KizukiTamura O by dchon
As embers dress the sky by Zewarr a strange nostalgia [iv] by BlauBeerKuchen I stand alone in the company of none by Zewarr
My Hesitation by bliXX-a morn VI by Mar-jus I Keep On Living In This My Only Wish by DpressedSoul
shiva by KseniaMaytama In transit by Phoenixstamatis :thumb425626853:
World Of Water 02 by CPINARBASI tracks unfollowed by partiallyHere V by Nahuask
the end of the night comes every day by partiallyHere Oblivion by anaPhenix Between us by mehrmeer
Time Trance by lostknightkg all the things you gave me have died by Inextremiss blue hour by lerui
Traces by o-BlueMoon-o Different Direction by tholang Dark night. by lomatic
In the limelight by tuminka Die Antwort by seicke 0003-30 by laflaneuse
Cocoon. by Tooga
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
Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls'Darkness falls across the land . . .Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls'3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The midnight hour is close at hand . . .
Creatures crawl in search of blood . . .
To terrorize your neighborhood!
- Michael Jackson, Thriller
You decide what happens when darkness falls!
Is it macabre? Is it fantasy? Is it emotional?
It is up to you.
Welcome to our 2012 Photomanipulation Contest, "When Darkness Falls."
This contest is being held by Aeirmid and The-Sacred-Space.
We are grateful to Community Relations for backing this contest.
Any photomanipulator can join, and all are welcome.
Your task is to complete the sentence:
When darkness falls, _____
using a photomanipulation!
[In other words: Show us what happens when Darkness falls!]
You can interpret the sentence to mean anything you want.
It doesn't have to be dark or horror/macabre,
but it must be very clear that