PE: Literature Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.PE: Literature Critique Tips3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today we are looking at the Literature gallery, with our Top Tips.
Before you start
READ the piece all the way through.
Read it again, making notes of what you would like to point out in your critique.
Stay Objective- you are critiquing the piece not the person.
These tips are areas which aren't just necessary in critiquing others' work, but also when self-critiquing your own writing. This is one person's suggestions and I welcome any further tips in addition.
A good opening. The opening to any form of writing doesn't necessarily need to involve a physical explosion, but it needs to have an initial hook; something to entice the reader in. It needs to be clear, something that
Six Word Story Contest - 7 3Mo.Subs to be won!A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.Six Word Story Contest - 7 3Mo.Subs to be won!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!
So getting to the point of this article, we are kickstarting this year with a six word story contest! We have some awesome prizes and hopefully enough freedom for you to enjoy yourselves too! Please support the contest and the article so that more can join in on the fun!
Transliterations: Modernising Myths So it's Valentine's Day here and I'm off to buy shoes to go with my posh frock for my fancy dinner because blue moons just come around sometimes, but I thought I'd pop in to remind you that there's approximately forty-eight hours left to submit something for the contest. So to all you stragglers, you revisers and last-minute magic-makers, you photo finishers: pull all the stops out, stop arsing about and get those entries in. Think of it as a Valentine's gift to words.Transliterations: Modernising Myths3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At the request of participants and for the sake of my own failing sanity, the Modernising Myths Contest will be extended by ten days. This means that the new deadline is February 15, giving you until the day after Valentine's Day to complete your entry--and if you still need more time, I suggest cancelling your Valentine's Day plans and finishing it then. Because we all know you love writing more than you love your partner. And if they're reading over your shoulder, I'm sorry, but they had to know som
Devious Journal EntryDevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Thanks for the info on reindeer gender-antler technicalities. I did learn this in my teens, but I just kind of enjoy drawing the deer as white-tails like I did as a kid. I know it's incorrect, but the nostalgia factor is more fun for me. Merry Christmas fellow biology nerds!
When I was would little, my obsessive love for Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer would inspire me to draw Santa's eight reindeer to string together for Christmas decorations around the house. Even as a kid, I wanted some of the reindeer to be girls (it only seemed fair) and Dancer, Vixen and Cupid where always featured without antlers to show Santa didn't discriminate against the does!
So here's sweet-natured Cupid to wish you Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful day, everyone!
The Second FeatureVersion:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000003290 StartFragment:0000000487 EndFragment:0000003274The Second Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Second Feature
It's been long enough since I have done a feature so lets do another! Not doing it as structured as last time but I am getting at least two from each person I decided to feature! If I screw up and do only one of your deviations here let me know! Here we go!
KAT by LaynesLionRedCat CHOP WOOD, CARRY WATER... by AudraMBlackburnsArt A Flower and a Song for Mel-Artedejunqueiro! by AudraMBlackburnsArt Moonlight Sonata by Malintra-Shadowmoon Lonely Bonsai by Malintra-Shadowmoon Rusting by Steelsoldat Aeon Archetecture by Steelsoldat Preserves from Broken Orchards by Grey-Paradigma Conquest by Grey-Paradigma Ryuhei Matsuda by SabakuNoShi Frogs - After rain by SabakuNoShi Dawn by MoonZaphire It´s my fight by MoonZaphire Flower Study by Roses-to-Ashes Big + Bad by Roses-to-Ashes Woman by Reilune Shining on Alaska by Reilune Jewel Thief by Reilune Hotel Ukraina in Moscow by inObrAS CANON on the march by inObrAS The Lift by tubbums32 Old Friend by tubbums32 Garrison Fletcher by tubbums32 Somewhere in Scotland... by Lykorias Orkney I by Lykorias :thumb28830869
Art thief...This person stole my artwork, along with many others' art, and they're trying to sell commissions!Art thief...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
This part of deviant art is where you can also report art thieves, please help me out ;; outgoing reports about them, I mean it's a crime to take other people's artwork
Please help spread awareness about this so that no one buys a commission from them! ;A;
Here's proof that they're stealing from others, including myself >->
Tip of the Day: Dealing with StressStress is the root for many health problems. It's not necessary. Just do what you need to do. Stop stressing.Tip of the Day: Dealing with Stress3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In high pressure situations if I start stressing I will think what is the worst that could happen and how could I bounce back from that. Once I see that I would still be ok and be able to come back from that difficulty... then the stress disappears. Then I start imagining what would it feel like to be successful and that gets me excited to continue towards my goals.
Stress is something that everyone deals with in their own ways but if you don't have an effective way to deal with it, feel free to try my method.
GOOD BYE TO SUMMER Hello members of :iconphotographychallenge:GOOD BYE TO SUMMER3 years ago in Personal More Like This
FEATURE 'GOOD BYE SUMMER '
Autumn is officaly here, the cold wind, the wet weather makes me think fondly on the past summer days. below is a feature of all the wonderful summer days we have had.
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Summer Days by MilaseryCountry Living by DPasschierBlack Beach by DPasschierForest II by AppleBlossomGirlSunflower by AppleBlossomGirlBrandywine River by KingStephenArthurSweet Dreams by MadSubstanceBumblebee by MadSubstanceLavender by MadSubstanceLike a Painting by Bittersueszportrait by pauseplaySummer Fades by KingStephenArthurApocalypse by KingStephenArthurInspiration by KingStephenArthurMonarch II by AppleBlossomGirlForbidden Fruits by TheRockMonsterPath To Nowhere by TheRockMonsterSummer Moved On by RandomSearcher:thumb180435822
Birthday Celebrations on dAmn!Birthday Celebrations!Birthday Celebrations on dAmn!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
That's right! It's close to that time of year again and that means one thing... a dAmn party hosted by myself and Kaz-D to celebrate!
So on the 7th of August, the day that deviantART will be turning 11, come and join us in :#communityrelations: for fun, games and the chance to win prizes
What can you expect?
If you join us you'll be bombarded with games and tasks. Tasks will be thrown out at random and could be just about anything. Other games will include a sketchmatch and a treasure hunt
When and where?
To join in the fun make sure you're in :#communityrelations: at 8pm BST through until 10pm on the 7th of August. You can find your local time here
Yep. Now onto the good stuff. There are loads of prizes up for grabs including a dA
Everything You've Learned About Writing is a LieLiterature Basics WeekEverything You've Learned About Writing is a Lie11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Okay, so maybe not everything. But there's a lot of stuff that I remember learning in middle and high school that turned out to not actually work for me -- or for pretty much anybody -- as a writer. I'm hoping that if I can lay these lies out for you, we cans turn it around and unlearn some of these bad habits. Because, man, nothing says "noob" like practicing some of these frequently-taught faux pas.
Lie #1: Be super duper descriptive!
Wait, wait, I know what you're thinking. Descriptive language is good, right? You want your reader to know what you're talking about, and to be able to see, smell it, hear it, touch it, taste it the way you do in your head. The problem is that, when it comes to description, a little bit goes a long wa
alright alright alreadyHe keeps telling me to take him to the ocean. I don't know what that means but I guess we're going to the beach?... What do you do at a beach?alright alright already3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I didn't know he likes to swim..
He keeps bugging me about going.
.... whatever I guess.
hopefully we don't stay long..
What's so great about the ocean?..
what if he drowns me and doesn't tell anyone. What if he just decides to never let me wake up and just stays underwater?...
Darm wouldn't do that, would he?
Does anyone even care?
Probably not. What good would it do them anyways. I guess if you want or need me, I'll be at the ocean.
Derp. I might be gone for-like-ever. And tagged.Welp. ._.Derp. I might be gone for-like-ever. And tagged.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I still don't have a computer charger and yea.
I might get one at like..
Tagged by :iconlonewolf226:
1. You must post these rules (very, VERY Important )
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create ten new questions for the people you tag to answer.
3. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
4. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
5. No tag backs
6. No crap in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this." You legitimately (AKA, really, truly with all honesty) have to tag 10 people
Now for my questions!
1) Favorite band/singer?
Uh, Silverstein, A Day to Remember, or uh, bluh. I don't know.
2) What genre of music do you like best?
Any I guess. Other than like Country.. And Like Blue. xD
3) What's your favorite animal?
4) What's the worse injury you've gotten?
I don't know.
5) Who's your best friend?
I have a lot okay? ._.
Fresh AirFeels nice to be back...Fresh Air4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Actually thats a lie, it feels really strange. Rehab became so familiar to me... i.. dont like change..
I wonder who is going to punch me in the face first
you miss me?
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Tagged~Me disculpo de antemano por si hay alguna falla en mi comprensión del inglés (no soy buena para este idioma ;3; )Tagged~4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tagged by :iconxcutiner:
1 - You must post these rules (VERY Important )
2 - Each person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3 - Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create ten new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4 - You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5 - Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
6 - No tag backs
7 - No crap in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this." You legitimately (AKA, really, truly with all honesty) have to tag 10 people.
10 things about me..
1-Estudio Artes Plásticas
2-Tengo una pequeña obsesión por el chocolate
3-Me encantan los días de lluvia
4-Generalmente digo lo que pienso
6-Me encanta leer,,en especial libros de género policial o detectivesco
The New Street Photographer's ManifestoFebruary 7, 2013/by techgnoticThe New Street Photographer's Manifesto2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson called it the “decisive moment”— the captured instant when all the photograph’s elements come together to tell a story in a way a text narrative of thousands of words could never begin to. It is what hooks people, both practitioners and advocate-devotees, on the art form. It is uniquely completely immersive in life— step out into the streets— in which the moment of artistic epiphany can never be guessed at until it suddenly happens. When it is properly mastered, it is as pure as the dawn of each new day, as true as the living organism of a teeming street scene catching a breath as one.
It's no easy task to pull a book together for publication and "The New Street Pho
52 Street tips from the masters52 Street tips from the masters3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.” — Bruce Gilden
“Turn your attention to the four-legged population.” — Ying Tang
“Take a bus. Do weekly shopping. Pop into a public loo.” — Nils Jorgensen
“Document some evidence of human ingenuity that would otherwise go unnoticed. Do it without including any humans in the picture.” — Michael Wolf
“Get lost in a thicket of signs and structures.” — Wolfgang Zurborn
“Never ignore a cliché.” — Artem Zhitenev
“When you have to shoot: shoot! Don’t talk!” — Il Brutto.
“Make a picture containing The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” — Jens Olof Lasthein
“On your knees please… take a picture fro
Literature CR Update - November 2011Hello all! As you've probably guessed by the title of the journal and the Community Relations journal skin, this is the monthly update from the literature community volunteers.Literature CR Update - November 20114 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Goodbye and Hello
As with previous months, November saw some changes to the CR team, so if you haven't already done so, please thank Atramina, KubusRubus, micro-D, and neo-the-foxycoon for their work while on the volunteer team, and if you haven't seen the rush of new and returning faces, check this list out!
First, the new folks:
DemonMathiel - Conceptual Photographyditto9 - Film/AnimationDpressedSoul - Abstract & Surreal Photographydust-bite - Comics & CartoonsElandria - Stock & ResourcesInfinite705 - WallpapersStamatisGR - Street Photographytrevg - Animal, Plant, & Nature PhotographyWillowXD - Game Development Art
And the returning faces!
jussta - Vexeloilsoaked - Traditional Artpica-ae - Text Art/Typography:devqu
LONDON 2012 + FINE ART FEATURESHello everyone!!LONDON 2012 + FINE ART FEATURES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are you doing there?? I am so excited!! On Saturday the 30th I am going to fly to LONDON!!! Oh yeah, I am already looking forward to it. I think I am going to be there for a month or two, I've always dreamt to do this experience and I am totally eager to get there. As on Saturday the 30th there will be also the amazing DeviantMeet in London I do really hope I will be able to join all those who are going to take part to the event, if so I am double excited and I can't wait to get to know all of you guys ^^
They say people have not much time to read, therefore I quit with the boring part (lool) and let's do some features though!! I've always done (mostly) photography features, but recently I started to appreciate also the incredible amount of fine art pieces that some world-beating artists shared on this wonderful platform. I think it's the same for a musician, don't you think? If you like to play Chopin you simply CAN'T play his music all life l
Contest: End rhyme to end all rhymeA HammeredPoetry Prompt-ContestContest: End rhyme to end all rhyme4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is now open! Please submit your entries to the group gallery 5 End rhyme to end all rhyme.
Rhyming poetry is unfashionable. Unless you want to come across as either comic or childish, end rhyme is old news. If you’ve tried rhyme recently you might have found that the only way to take yourself seriously is to write a medieval ballad or a Shakespearean sonnet about ancient knights or Elizabethan love. Either way you end up sounding trite.
But we don’t want to let rhyme languish. We want rhyme in our poetic toolkit, as acceptable as alliteration, as valid as assonance. So here’s the deal:
• Write a poem which uses end rhyme.
• Use whatever poetic form you choose.
Feel free to make one up. Feel free to ignore metre altogether or use an irregular rhyme scheme.
Tip of the Day: Developing StyleDon't think what kind of style do people want. Just be yourself and search for knowledge. Style develops through knowledge.Tip of the Day: Developing Style3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to everyone!
Tip of the Day: Measuring SuccessI don't consider my work a success by how much the movie made in the theaters or if it won any Oscars. Success to me is measured by the amount of effort I put into the project.Tip of the Day: Measuring Success3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can't always control the outcome but you can control the amount of effort you give. Don't worry about things beyond your control.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Publishing Opportunity no.3Hello ladies and gentlemen (and other), time for this week's opportunity feature – it's quite a fun one, and we've got a cute little bonus for you at the end.Publishing Opportunity no.33 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Used Furniture Review are now accepting submissions, and are also in the process of looking for some new columnists. Now bear with me here, I know it sounds like I'm sending you to write for a niche magazine about futons, but they're an online only literature magazine that features a plethora of writing, including Kate Eisenberg's Famous Battle Cries column.
The webzine can be found here, with a handy top bar for navigation so you can see what kind of thing they have available to you.
There is no deadline for submission or columnist applications, all they're looking for is, well, everything. From the columnist side of things, they're looking for: