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
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
ColourFULL Vector Art: YELLOW ColourFULL Vector Art: YELLOWColourFULL Vector Art: YELLOW4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In a series of vector art features, I'm going to be featuring key colours to help inspire and give thoughts to some of the key building blocks of art. In this feature, we're looking at the colour yellow.
Like red, yellow is a primary colour. It is a key colour in Spring and Autumn themed palettes. It's associated with sunny days and fruits (lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, bananas etc...). It is also associated with a variety of positive themes including happiness, optimism, friendship and warmth. On the flip side, it can have negative themes such as cowardice and caution.
What is Vector Art?
In digital art there are two layer formats: raster and vector. Raster formats are based in pixels and vector is based in paths and points.
When you resize a raster image, you are expanding the pixels. Your program has t
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 :thumb191997487: -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
Vector Art Contest: Self Vector Art Contest: SelfVector Art Contest: Self4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Vector Art Contest: Self
The Vector Community is full of portraits and pieces of men and women... of people we know, people we know of and people we admire. If there is one person we should know most of is ourselves.
If you're a vector artist, this is the contest for you. We're asking you to create a self portrait. You can take this theme in many ways... you could simple vector a photograph of yourself, you could create a piece which is representative of who you are or even create a vector character of how you see yourself, it is open for your own imagination to play with! Remember often a portrait is more than just a representation of a photograph!
As part of the vector contest, it is my pleasure to confirm CrisVector will be helping me with judging all the contest pieces! Both of us have experience in vector portraits as well as creating our own vector self portraits.
Help! I'm getting interviewed! IntroductionHelp! I'm getting interviewed!4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Interviews are a great way of self promotion and can be a little bit of an ego boost at the same time. Whether you've been sent a copy and pasted interview or someone has taken a lot of time to research you and your work, getting the best out of an interview can help give that extra exposure to you and your work.
I thought I'd put together an article for those who've not done an interview before or want some helpful hints on responding to an interview. As a person who has done interviews to do with my art before, interviewed others and read many many interviews of others, I thought it would be a good idea to offer advice to others who are put in the situation of being asked to complete an interview and how to make it work for you.
Know your audience
So you've been sent an interview for a website or a magazine or on deviantART. The first priority should be investigating who is interviewing you and what the purpose is. If you'r
Straight to the Point: IkueStraight to the PointStraight to the Point: Ikue4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Being an active member of the Vector community here on deviantART, you can't help but taking note of past Vector Gallery Moderators. The good, the bad and the amazing! Now that I'm a GM, I feel as if I have one person to aspire to be like... Chris Carey aka Ikue. He's passionate about deviantART and vector... if you've ever had the pleasure to sit down and talk about vector with him, you can tell he's a born vector artist. It's with that I couldn't help get Straight to the Point with him!
Who is the person behind the username?
I am! Seriously though, it's kind of an open ended question so I'll cover the basics. My name is Chris, though you'd never know cause hardly anyone calls me by my real name (I far too many pet/nicknames). I work as a Customer service rep for dA and dabble
ColourFULL Vector Art: BLUE ColourFULL Vector Art: BLUEColourFULL Vector Art: BLUE4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In a series of vector art features, I'm going to be featuring key colours to help inspire and give thoughts to some of the key building blocks of art. In this feature, we're looking at the colour blue.
Blue is the third primary colour in the series and one often referred to as everyones favourite colour. It's associated with differing moods from being calm and relaxing to being "blue" or depressed. It can be used to illustrate a sunny scene with clear blue skies or frosty iced snow covered landscapes. It's often used to show water, seas and oceans
What is Vector Art?
In digital art there are two layer formats: raster and vector. Raster formats are based in pixels and vector is based in paths and points.
When you resize a raster image, you are expanding the pixels. Your program has to try to estimate what the colours would be for the additional p
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
painting video demonstrationpainting video demonstration4 years ago in Personal More Like This
so here is a new one
its about exracting lineart from background layer, after you scanned/had your image flattened down.
on this one i actuall managed to fingure how note tool works so i am actually writing as im demonstrating things
go here---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ch0bBrCwc8&featurelcp
also check my husbands tutorials, they are at the bottom of the journal also newly added
finally as promised i made a video demonstration about painting a picture in photoshop.
i started from scratch, made a sketch in photoshop and from there started painting. for the overall image it took me 3 hrs so i was rushing a bit, so please exuse anatomiocal mistakes.
Also, i started off with only basic brushes, and i made advanced ones as the video progressed. that way i wanted to show you various purpose for different brushes and how to use them.
i didnt put any text in this demonstration, since this is just for viewing the process, but i plan on making shorter - mo
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
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
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
#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
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..."
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
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
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: 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
Valentine's Day Art Challenge!Valentine's day is just a couple weeks away, and to celebrate that GetWatchers is hosting another art challenge around the theme of love!Valentine's Day Art Challenge!1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Your art must be new - submitted after the 31st of January.
Your art may be of any medium you choose (literature, photography, digital, etc etc)
In the description of your deviation, you must write: "This is my submission to the GetWatchers Valentine's Day Art Challenge."
Your entry should be inspired somehow by Valentine's Day (Love, loneliness, hope, relationships, soulmates, loss, happiness)
Please link us to your entry by leaving a comment on this journal.
The winners will receive:
1st place: 3month Premium Membership on DeviantART, or the equivalent amount of points 636 .
2nd place: 200
3rd place: 200
15th of February, 00:01 PST.
This is a quick art challenge that we want you guys to have fun with. We will be taking into account the short deadline, while judging all entries.
-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
WHY PEOPLE HATE PRINCE GUMBALL FROM AT SO MUCH!?!?WHY PEOPLE HATE GUMBALL FROM AT SO MUCH!?!?!WHY PEOPLE HATE PRINCE GUMBALL FROM AT SO MUCH!?!?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
IT TELL YOU WHY! I think it's because of the fanfics! So what? You're going to hate someone that never did anything wrong in the first place!??!?! THAT'S FUCKING STUPID! That's one of the reasons why I hate these Fiolee comics and stories sometimes! It's because of the dislike for Gumball. In EVERY FUCKING FIOLEE COMIC I READ, it ALWAYS starts with Gumball rejecting Fionna and then she runs to Marshall, he comforts her, and bah bah bah, and then they get together! That's SO annoying! Believe me, I do like Fiolee, I LOVE IT, but this is one of the main reasons why I started hating it before in the first place! It's because of people hating on Gumball! And it seems that people hate Prince Gumball more they hate Princess Bubblegum! †Ok, I understand why people could hate Princess Bubblegum, I get that, but it means that PB rejected Finn, that doesn't mean Gumball actually did the same thing! AND it means that PB and PG is almost the sam