Photography Weekly: Edition FifteenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Fifteen3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
― Margaret Atwood
In the UK Spring is most definitely here. And with it comes a plethora of Photo-graphical opportunities. Whilst there are the flowers, trees and in particular blossoms coming into bloom there are also the youngsters. Baby Animals! Birds beginning to nest and in general it seems - an influx of human babies too! There is no shortage of opportunities to take a photo at this time of year here and there are some useful tips to get you out and about making the most of the season...
Use sunrises and sunsets - the lightest part of the day at lunchtime and the dusky evenings to capture spring landscapes at their best. Utilize the foggy mornings with sun streaming through too! Avoid white light - at this time of year it's incredibly harsh and doesn't do much to enhance your photos. And also k
Lemonade?Lemonade?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A little freshness for the summer
Please fave this article if you like it so that the featured artists could get more exposure!
lemon by Ms-Nen
Tea with lemon by above-usual
lemon flower by poivrewater on lemon by ThErEaLDoLLyFrikka
Citrus by authenticDOLLY
The world is full of magic contest "THE CONTEST IS CLOSED-WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON"The world is full of magic contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"That's the thing with magic. You've got to know it's still here,
all around us, or it just stays invisible for you. "
As the title says, the contest theme is about the magic around us.
Everything related to the dreamy, magical side of life.
Could be little things,like a flower shot in the golden hour, an old
key with a dreamy atmosphere in the background. Or something
that reminds us of fairytales. Portraits, landscapes with a magical spirit etc...
there is no limit to show the magic of the world.
Be creative, open your eyes, for the wonders around you,
the small and the big ones.
Please read the complete journal and check ALL the rules, before you enter the contest.
1. Only photography
2. One entry per person
3. The entry can be new or old, but MUST be submit in 2012
4. Fav the journal
5. Put the link to this journal in the artist comment of your entry
and write -> this is an entry for "Th
Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Drawing AnimeSo what's this all about? A while back I decided that it would be best to create a place where tutorials that are vital to Manga/Anime artists to have a home, an easy place to reach if they felt that they ever needed it. One by one articles featuring tutorials based off of specific trades and mediums will be posted, and in the end a master article that'll unite them all together. The hope is to have as much as possible in one easy to reach place. This time around its Drawing Anime's turn.Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Drawing Anime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
An Anime Eyes Tutorial by joulee Tutorial - drawing anime heads by Serio555 Beginners Body Shape Tutorial by ZachDoug -Eye Tutorial- by ChiyoNemuri The Perspective Tutorial by sashas
Ivy's Tutorial For Drawing Men by IvyFallsDown Hand Tutorial 2 by manic-goose Drawing Tutorial For Body by Henritsu Tutorial: Blending Charas into BGs by Dea-89 Anime Anatomy Tutorial - Pt 1 by Fullmetal-Illusion
Hand Tutorial 4 by manic-goose Chibi Drawing Tutorial by FanOfAkatsuki Hand Tutorial 5 by manic-goose Hand Tutorial 1 by moonraven373 Upper Body Tutorial by skipperofotters05
:thumb91394253: Line Art Tutorial by JohnYume :thumb68116749: Hair shading tutorial by Selene-Blackthorn Tenty's Line Art Tutorial by Lolisoup
Introducing the Holiday 2012 Apparel Collection!Welcome, deviantARTGear Watchers & MORE!Introducing the Holiday 2012 Apparel Collection!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New to the deviantART T-Shirts & Gear team, we'd like to introduce Forest Stearns ($draweverywhere), Art Director of deviantART Brands. Forest is excited to offer you an insider preview today and share how our brand new Holiday 2012 Collection (which launches this week!) evolved from concept to reality.
Read about the creation of It's Art. Click here to see the process journal.
Hello, my friends!
I'm excited to tell you about a huge project we’ve been working on that's finally going to see the light of day (or your computer screens) this week! For the first time, de
Daily Literature Deviations for March 23, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for March 23, 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for March 23rd, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your p
A Cinderella Story- a zoethian fanficIt was a fine day for everyone in the kingdom of tekkitopia, everyone except for Zoey Proasheck. She was treated like filth by her two step sisters Hannah and Minty.A Cinderella Story- a zoethian fanfic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"What are you doing? Why isn't breakfast ready yet?" Hannah demanded.
"Sorry Hannah I'm doing all I can." Zoey replied scrambling some eggs. She hated doing this because she was a vegetarian. But she had to do what they told her to, they could easily kill her, they were much more powerful.
"Zoey why haven't you scrubbed the floor yet?" Minty questioned.
"I'll do that after I'm done making breakfast." Zoey said putting the eggs into a pan.
"So word on the street is that prince Rythian is hosting a ball tomorrow." Hannah told Minty.
"No way! I didn't know that." Minty said in disbelief.
"I'd love to get a peice of him." Hannah said.
"What about Lewis?" Zoey asked setting down their plates.
"Who said you could talk? No one that's who." Hannah said. "Now off with you, go scrub the floors."
So Zoey left, and went to the upstair
Random Zoethian Fanfic!This is my very first fanfic, please tell me what you think!Random Zoethian Fanfic!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rythian flew through the forest, his mind focused on only one thing: the nuke that had gone off and killed Zoey. He had been combing the woods for hours, looking for one thing. "It's a giant castle!" he muttered to himself. "How hard can it be to find?" Eventually, as the sun slipped behind the horizon, he found what he was looking for: a giant castle, with a blue glowing forcefield around it. "All right, Duncan..." he said grimly. "Game's up."
Back at Blackrock...
Zoey sat up slowly, her vision blurry. "Ow, my head," she moaned. "Those nukes did some real damage." She surveyed the ruins of the castle. Ironically, an enderman sat next to her, looking around with an air of surprise that it had found itself in such a place. "Hello," she whispered. It groaned and raised its eyes to hers.
"Yoouuu..." Zoey heard a sound coming from the enderman's throat. It was talking to her! "Yooouuu must goooo toooo the castleeeee..."
Empty: A Zoethian Fanfic"Rythian... I miss you..." Zoey's face was pale and terrified. Behind her, the nuke was flashing wildly. "Rythian, I need you, the nuke is about to explode..." She hugged her fish harmonica to her chest as she tried to say one last thing. "Rythian, I-"Empty: A Zoethian Fanfic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A giant boom rocked the world, and Zoey's final sentence was abruptly cut off.
Rythian, far away with Tee as he was, heard the boom of nukes going off. Without a glance at Tee, he instantly flew in the direction of Blackrock Hold, thinking one thing: Please, don't let me be too late for Zoey.
He broke through the trees and saw... nothing. There was nothing where Blackrock had once stood. Nothing but an empty hole, with a girl's broken body lying inside.
"No, Zoey, no," Rythian gasped as he sped to her side. "Don't die, Zoey, please don't die..."
Her eyes fluttered open. "Rythian..." she whispered. "Rythian... I'm sorry..."
"Don't go!" Thunder rumbled overhead and rain came streaming down, but Rythian wasn't sure that was the only
I Challenge You...I am soooooo sorry for the lack of being online! I have been so so so busy. With what?I Challenge You...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have completely signed off from college with two A grades in Performing Arts
I applied for about 20 jobs
Got an interview request from superstore ASDA
Went in for a big group interview (there were 8 of us)
Got told to wait about a week for the results of wether or not they think I am suitable, then either get turned away or get to go in for a one on one interview...
Got a phone call THE NEXT DAY saying "Hi, I used to live at your address!!! Oh, and we want you to come in tomorrow for a one on one meeting" Soooo much for the one week call thing
Went in to the one on one meeting (three days ago) and then she said, we will call you in about a week letting you know if you got the job.
Now... I'm a nervous wreck waiting for the results!!!!!
So yeah... Busy bee... But... LOTS of photos to upload
The Photography Challenge:
This is NOT a strict challenge. You do not have to complete all of th
How Long?- Zoethian shortHow long will it take... for you to come home?How Long?- Zoethian short2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How long until I see your beauty?
How long can I live without your smile?
How long until the war?
These are the things buzzing around in my mind.
Even though you left me for science, I forgive you.
Even though you lied to me, I forgive you.
I don't care if you use science, it doesn't matter anymore.
I miss your craziness, your smile and your laugh.
I need your happiness, your kiss and your light.
All these things I want you to know.
But all I want to know...
How long until my Zoey will be home.
Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: PhotoshopSo what's this all about? A while back I decided that it would be best to create a place where tutorials that are vital to Manga/Anime artists to have a home, an easy place to reach if they felt that they ever needed it. One by one articles featuring tutorials based off of specific trades and mediums will be posted, and in the end a master article that'll unite them all together. The hope is to have as much as possible in one easy to reach place. This time around its Photoshop's turn.Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Photoshop3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Tutorial - Cleaning Lineart by kureo95 Lineart Tutorial by Kuurin Wacom Photoshop Painter Guide by fox-orian
Though this may be small right now, there is a continuing project, and one that'll keep going for as long as there are tutorials.
Here is what I propose. If you find any tutorials relating to Photoshop that I do not have lis
#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dAPlease See Edit 10 at the bottom for Response to dA update#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dA3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please Comment and Fave to show your support. Please feel free to ask questions as well.
Consider sharing with your watchers as well!
For those of you wondering what SOPA/PIPA are, take a look at this video http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/
As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will be blacked out from all my websites, deviantART included. What does this mean?
"On January 18, between 8am and 8pm EST (or 13:00 and 01:00 UTC), Reddit will be blacking out their website in protest of SOPA and PROTECT IP. We request all website administrators worldwide - and especially those running large user-content websites - to black out their website at the same time, to voice their opposition of SOPA and PROTECT IP. This legislation may very well not only change the future of the in
Fullmetal Alchemist PlzFMAFullmetal Alchemist Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool SaiSo what's this all about? A while back I decided that it would be best to create a place where tutorials that are vital to Manga/Anime artists to have a home, an easy place to reach if they felt that they ever needed it. One by one articles featuring tutorials based off of specific trades and mediums will be posted, and in the end a master article that'll unite them all together. The hope is to have as much as possible in one easy to reach place. This time around its Paint Tool Sai's turn.Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool Sai3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basics of Paint Tool Sai Pt 2 by Neko-CosmicKitty :thumb132056096: Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal mouse paint tutorials for SAI by lmz0114 Tutorial: SAI lines: Pen tool. by Elianan
:thumb172345881: Coloring Tut. Paint Tool SAI by Arcky-Cano Paint Tool SAI tutorial IS BIG by Left-Right-Wrong Paint Tool SAI tutorial by ishii-kame ColoringTutorial and Sai Tips2 by DyMaraway
SAI: Anime Tutorial Part 1 by Aninion Sai tutorial part 1 by kimicatdemon Hair-Color-Tutorial for SAI by Dea-89 Isolating lineart in SAI by dust-bite :thumb240132775:
SAI Tutorial - Painting by DarlingMionette SAI Coloring Skin Tutorial by sakura-the-kunoichi SAI: Anime Tutorial Part 2 by Aninion :thumb255206249: :thumb1
-UPDATE #4- PLEASE READ 75% COMPLETE 100PM PROJECTPlease this Journal so everyone can see it!-UPDATE #4- PLEASE READ 75% COMPLETE 100PM PROJECT2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATE: Update #5 has already been posted! GOAL ACCOMPLISHED.
Hello again, everyone! Just two weeks ago, I posted **UPDATE #3** VOTE ON HOW TO GIVEAWAY 100 PREMIUMS. I got a bunch of donations and a lot of people voted! The poll even made it to the today page for a bit!
For those of you who do not know, I, winehaus am collecting 63,600 points in order to give 100 3-month premium memberships to other deviants this holiday season. The purpose is for you and other deviants to donate and spread the word and holiday cheer!
We currently have 47, 721 points as of ~4:15pm on Satu
Skribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! TweetSkribble Contest: Let's Get Creative!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A mere eleven years ago, deviantART met its humble beginnings. Since that time, we've grown to be the world's largest online art community, but even a site as massive and established as deviantART had to start somewhere. We never forget those few small sparks that launched deviantART to be where it is today, and that's what we're celebrating during our birthday season.
For this year's community event, we're embracing the idea of starting small and creating something amazing from just a few quick sketches. We've started this work for you and challenge you to finish it with the pizzazz that only the best art community in the world co
GG is TIRED of Samus Complaints: A ResponseGaijin Goombah is TIRED of Samus Complaints: A ResponseGG is TIRED of Samus Complaints: A Response9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Someone linked me this video after seeing my Fashion Savvy Samus comic, and it quickly became apparent that a LOT of people defending Samus’s god-awful rocket boots were using THIS as their basis for argument. So, since this is the internet, I’m gonna respond to this video interjecting whenever I hear something I agree or disagree with.
1. I agree that we should separate Other M Samus from the rest of cannon based on the fact that it was conceived over a retcon of the character.
2. I agree that a lot of the hatred for Other M Samus came from her BADLY localized English translation and voice acting. I’ve stated many times that if the game had been left in Japanese with English subtitles, I sincerely doubt as many people would’ve had a problem with her “monologuing” than they do with the English version.
3. I do not agree that you should be “offended” that mal
SuperQuick Contest! Win Points! Any Visual Medium!UPDATE: I got all your entries and will post winners soon.SuperQuick Contest! Win Points! Any Visual Medium!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest ended, below is struck through
So I have been MIA for a while, but, not too long ago I won some points from bradleysays So, want to turn those around to you guys!
I am inviting anyone who is interested to comment below with your best NEW work. The only restrictions are listed below:
- Please comment with a LINK of your deviation, and favorite the journal
- It must be NEW on or after August 15, 2012
- You may submit any VISUAL medium (No lit, sorry)
- You may submit only once
- Collabs are fine, but only one person will be awarded the points
- Deadline September 1, 2012 at 11:59:59PM PDT
The best submission will receive 800 points! Can't be any easier than that now can it!?
Happy September guys!
Adobe Master Class: IllustratorOn the 27th December 2012, my book Adobe Master Class: Illustrator will be published! Published by Adobe Press/Peachpit... I'm so excitedAdobe Master Class: Illustrator2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a description of the book:
This beautiful art showcase book from Adobe Press features 30 established and emerging Illustrator artists, their masterful work, and tutorials demonstrating their techniques for using Adobe Illustrator. Curated by one of Adobe's and the Illustrator community's premiere Illustrator mavens, Sharon Milne, this book features an inspiring collection of innovative Illustrator artists and their amazing artwork. The illustrations represent a mix of techniques and styles and are field-defining works that demonstrate technical excellence and awe-inspiring aesthetics. Readers will also appreciate the artists commentary about their inspiration and philosophy about their art. In addition to the art showcase, this book includes several tutorial projects that teach techniques for working in Il
Contest Emilia - New Deadline! CLOSED!Contest Emilia - New Deadline!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE! April 15th!
The theme is my God-daughter Emilia! :iconlovebottleplz:
References: 'Reference 1 ' and 'Reference 2 '. (The limit is 2 entries per category.)
Category: TRADITIONAL, ( the digital category will unfortunately be here-by cancelled, because of the lack of participants.) I will look forward to seeing as many different styles as possible, so express yourselves, show your own style!
After finishing your entry, send me a link (via note or under this journal) and I will collect them.
Also put a link into this or the original contest journal http://keijunlilja.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-Emilia-277626042 or my icon (or both!) under your entry.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!AND THE WINNERS ARE!WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Quote: "You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain"
I liked this entry, as well as all of their entries for being based in history, this one in particular struck me
Quote: "War is where the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killing each other"
This one was very simple in execution but hit the nail on the head
Quote: "We stopped checking for monsters when we realized they were inside us"
this was probably the most used quote, and there were plenty of amazing entries for it, but this one was my absolute favorite
CONGRATULATIONS! I will make a Journal tomorrow featuring all entrants, as well as the honorable mentio
BrushesThis is somehow a continuation of the previous journal with a listing of tutorials I use.Brushes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
People ask me about what brushes do I use even more often than about me making tutorials. Unfortunately here I might help only Photoshop users as I've never used SAI or GIMP and my Corel Painter worked so unbelievably slow on my machine that recently I've simply uninstalled it.
To be honest, the brush I use most often is a simple round brush with tablet pressure controlling the opacity.
With that baby I paint almost everything starting from under-painting and ending on medium details. Yet, there are all sorts of different brushes I use for other things - hair, texturing, backgrounds, foliage and so on. Here are a few sets I have installed. I do not use every single brush from them and I've deleted most of them right after installation... sometimes leaving as much as 1-5 brushes from a set of 30. You can get rid of unwanted brushes by either using the preset manager in the brush menu panel or by cl
Vexel Art HURTS You!IntroductionVexel Art HURTS You!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm writing this journal after an accumulation of things over the past couple of weeks. From the odd comment here and there, a Facebook status, a DD or two and perhaps a couple of pieces I've seen submitted to various websites.
People are getting vexel/vector confused, especially those who use Photoshop. Labelling your work as vexel when it is vector hurts you more than it benefits you.
Photoshop Can Create Vector
Photoshop is more than capable of creating vector art. The Pen Tool and the Shape Tools produce vector shapes.
Photoshop is a raster based program thus it's not made to render vector in real time. As Illustrator is a vector program. When you zoom into an object, it will render in real time... you'll always see those clean edges you associate with vector art and you wont get pixelation*. With Photoshop, it's primary tools are raster - from photo editting to digital painting - it's core users don't require vector capabilitie