AUGUST: WITH SPIRAL VAUGUST: WITH SPIRAL V3 years ago in Personal More Like This
walking in the cold wind by glenox66
B10 by JFBAYLEThe World Trough an Eye by anaPhenixB10 by JFBAYLE
Pelican's Foot by wnutt
passerby by gateman45Mini Schnecke 1 by feigenfruchtpasserby by gateman45
Dreaming Spiral Tree by kiukkukissaDreaming Spiral Tree by kiukkukissaDreaming Spiral Tree by kiukkukissa
Mini Schnecke 1 by feigenfruchtpasserby by gateman45Mini Schnecke 1 by feigenfrucht
endurance by kram666endurance by kram666endurance by kram666
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Spiral by josgohSpiral by josgohSpiral by josgoh
Whirls by TeresaHowesWhirls by TeresaHowesWhirls by TeresaHowes
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Whirls by TeresaHowesWhirls by TeresaHowesWhirls by TeresaHowes
Pebble Spiral 6 by Dishtwiner :thumb320712752: Pebble Spiral 6 by Dishtwiner
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neon vortex by sth22art neon vortex by sth22art neon vortex by sth22art
Tempus fugit by alxseTempus fugit by alxse
The Night Lands by TahaAlasari
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!
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
Blind Winter Poetry ContestThe Blind Winter Poetry ContestBlind Winter Poetry Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
With the winter comes a specific sense of appearance, be it snow, a frosty window and a fireplace, or blistering sun, the beach, and a cool drink. No matter where the location, the season brings a certain sense of familiarity...and we're challenging you to reconsider that familiar scene!
The prompt, should you choose to take it on, is to write a poem about winter as you know it. The challenge, however, is that you can't use the sense of sight within the poem. Deprived of sight, you'll have to rely on your other four senses as a means of describing winter as you know it.
Only new poetry will be accepted for this contest, so no recycling older works as entries.
All entries must be posted to the Literature gallery (not Scraps), though any subcategory in the poetry category is allowed.
Entries must be no longer than 50 lines.
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 20113 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
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:
Contest: End rhyme to end all rhymeA HammeredPoetry Prompt-ContestContest: End rhyme to end all rhyme3 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.
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
traditionel arttraditionel art4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dreamland by Denomina undisclosed desires by KatarzynaKostecka
Remorse by paintedmonke dace2 by greno89 Beauty Breaks by MichaleDean
girl ghost by Adnagaporp the end. by quasilucid 60545 by kubicki
Eye of Providence by orbituated :thumb40103653: Steampunk Rat - Food Painting by RubisFirenos
No title as yet 01 by famouswhendead Find yourself by Carnegriff JP by Vikulina
neugierde by samael33 man in hat by kubicki Houri by tombennett
:thumb189552895: Love Is A Dangerous Game by ART-BY-DOC warmth by tinakeriksen
Vulture by Nachan blue wish by cocoaspen Depression by Swiniaki
lines hold the memories by agnes-cecile Disorder by Nachan I don't need anybody I by agnes-cecile
KRAM by JabLab by JabLab :thumb192504524: dualitaet by scheinbar
Kubys by Denomina Studio di testa 6 by robertofaiola Ask and Embla by Hrefngast
:thumb166074888: "RUINED AGAIN" by bmessina Monster Series - 3 by peggymintun
Sanctuary by aunjuli An Accusation of Mangroves by peggymintun Conversation with a tree by Lilli28
The superficial beauty of tech by tzum Bangor Maine, LProctor by LaurieLefebvre Midnight in the Park by sagittariusgallery
Summer wind by cullinn louise painting by mikrez somewhere under a scorched sky by eternaltwist
:thumb42926321: oceana by Saint-Gut-Free 2 of 4 by TeresaClark
1 of 4 by TeresaClark "MEANS TO AN END" by bmessina VI by TeresaClark
Anguish _ no words neededAnguish _ no words needed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just a note
In order to help my fellow deviants I try very hard to feature works that have been favourited less than 100 times. This takes times to sort through my folders, b
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
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 Lie7 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
GOOD BYE TO SUMMER Hello members of :iconphotographychallenge:GOOD BYE TO SUMMER2 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
Literature DD Roundup - February:icondorianharper:Literature DD Roundup - February1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Features by DorianHarper
A Promise She Made With Death by SoImStillUnsure
Features by GrimFace242
the drifter by IyraEMM With Love, April by Emilwicz Strangelove Phenomena by Art-of-the-Seraphim This is for the Average Artist by WordOfChen Ice by Astrikos Your life is not a British television show by HecticHarmony The Beauty of a Woman by IvanRadev Everything You Borrowed by StarlightComet Muscle Memory by PeppermintPictures Just Have a Good Day by mnmccarthy The Tale of Luden and Jim - Chapter 1 by AlPendragon Lullaby Bye by gadsdy love poem from a pillar of salt by TheAdequateGatsby Waltzing on the Ocean Floor by your-first-boyfriend Sonnet XXII by toxic-nebulae Tattoos by alesuriko Hercules by Rosella-of-Daventry The Fall of Epithilinon by Zark123 Reverse Poem by Dracosphere
Features by neurotype
Cupcakes and Tea by MagicalJoey Water Signs by belcanto2 Wrong Place, Wrong Time by AlecBell Modern Lolita by heart-terrors 1945 in sepia by BittersweetObsession .photography: a love story. by WorldWar-Tori Space Dementia by innercartwheel a quoi ca sert l'amour by rushingtide Aenalemma by ThyPoetSorcerer Here Is No Why by brietta-a-m-f fisherman by The-Night-Dreamer Eaten by a Dream by enigmaticsmile Just Right by muscularteeth Dysphoria by krutch99 Blue Ridge Ep. 1 by Sirius-the-Dog never mind by andrewpom
Features by wreckling
The Shore of Amnesia by Elmara
We'd like to thank all the wonderfu
Collection: Stellar CenturionsCollection: Stellar Centurions4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
“The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, of course, begin life with an untarnished sense of wonder, a capacity to experience total joy at something as simple as the greenness of a leaf; but as they grow older, the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness and subtly erode their joie de vivre, their idealism—and their assumption of immortality. As a child matures, he sees death and pain everywhere about him, and begins to lose faith in the ultimate goodness of man. But, if he’s reasonably strong—and lucky—he can emerge from this twilight of the soul into a rebirth of life’s elan. Both because of and in spite of h
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
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
I Need VisceralmilkIt is now time for me to do a journal dedication to one artist whom has inspired and awed me for quite some time now.I Need Visceralmilk3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She is one who is of deep feelings and her creations, naturally, are such that would move me deeply as well. It is the twisted quirky little things her characters say and odd appearance and unique style of her work that makes her a jewel in the art community. I think that she may possibly be swayed to become an active devart member once again if she is shown an abundance of support, love and encouragement from all of us here who love to see what she may create next. Here are some lovely pieces:
Publishing Resources List2/24/2015: Finally got around to cleaning up broken links and weird code. Let me know if I missed anything!Publishing Resources List4 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Make sure you the news article!
So you've written something freaking awesome. You've edited a million times (and if you haven't, turn around and go do that. Right now). You think you maybe want to take the leap and try publishing something. But you have no idea where to start.
Well, this is a good place to be.
This the journal where I'll be keeping a running list of all the publishing resources I find, both on and off dA. Most of it will probably be related to literary journals, since that's the stage where I'm at in my literary career, but I'll add things about book publishing as I find them.
If you ever find a great resource, or if you'd like to request something specific, please leave me a note in the comments.
Also this journal is probably going to be super-messy and slightly badly-categor
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
WatercolorWatch depthRADIUSWatercolor1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Christopher Behrens, the 7-year deviantART member contributing this wonderful history of watercolors to depthRADIUS, along with curating artists and interviews, is a modern renaissance man held in high regard by fans of his unique artistic vision. He is an independent filmmaker, author, and a masterful watercolorist in his own right. His gallery of works can be perused here.
Watercolor by ctbehrens
he history of painting begins with watercolor as it is the oldest painting med