About sxc.hu stockGreetings!About sxc.hu stock2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A few of you have been really worried lately about using stock from sxc.hu here because of the change in their ownership. Basically, you were concerned that their license says that you cannot redistribute their stock in whole or in part, by itself or combined with other elements, without the written approval of the original photographer.
As we all know by now, creating a photomanipulation is considered "making a derivative image." And we know we can't make premade backgrounds without permission from the photographers, as doing so is redistributing their work.
I advised a couple of you to check with the Help Desk and sxc.hu to find out the whole truth before making rash decisions about your group that could potentially make everyone panic.
Using my own personal account, I wrote to sxc.hu to find out what the story was. Here's what I said:
I was just wondering whether creating phot
Kimono TutorialOH NO!Kimono Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i had received many notes and massages for asking the
before read it, i am welcome you check out my FAQ 1st!
thank you for always support me from the start, love you all!
One of the way for you to do the kimono patterns=
LEVEL : BASIS
AI=Illustrator CS4 (i am encourage you to learn more and more!)
Estheryu= Using the AI since Year 2008.
for me, AI quite hard for me in starting, but i had read the manual book for playing the AI.
it had super more functions for you to know, trust me! you will get a little bit addict in AI when
Changes to my deviantART AccountHello Dear Friends and Distinguished DeviantsChanges to my deviantART Account2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am currently making some changes to my dA account which might be of interest to you. Except for a few old submissions that need some spring cleaning, I am not taking anything away, but rather presenting you with more options.
First of all, I have decided to release some of my photos into the public domain (ie unrestricted) which you can find in this gallery folder of mine: http://somadjinn.deviantart.com/gallery/36267164
Please note these public domain photos are exceptions to the rule for my stock photos, as you will see with the UNRESTRICTED tags after their titles and the special descriptions I include to reiterate that they are unrestricted (example: http://somadjinn.deviantart.com/art/Bleeding-Rose-Macro-III-UNRESTRICTED-64916274).
These are photos I considered deleting because they no longer satisfy my personal standards of quality, but then I am reminded I practically grew up with this community in terms of photograph
Traditional artwork FEATURE CONTESTTraditional artwork FEATURE CONTEST2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Traditional Artwork FEATURE CONTEST
We are starting our Traditional Art Week with a CONTEST for you! No extreme efforts needed, all you'll be required to do in order to qualify for entering is to FEATURE 10 of your favorite traditional artworks - we want to see what you like and enjoy! Contest starts now (when this blog entry is published) and ends on Sunday, 15th of December (afternoon, PST). 3 Winners will be announced in a Traditional Art Week Summary blog and also in this journal (updated) and awarded a 3 months premium membership each!
✿✿✿ UPDATE - WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT ✿✿✿
We picked 3 winners (features awarded by the highest amount of points from all 3 judges), who will receive a 3-month premium membership!
Raven Feature b
Photofest - Contest ClosedThis contest has now ended. To see the results please go here.Photofest - Contest Closed2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
October Contest CLOSED
1st October - 31st October
Closed - Browse Entries
November Contest CLOSED
1st November - 30th November
Closed - Browse Entries
1st December - 31st December
Closed - Browse Entries
The theme each month is dependent on the time! So, for October, the theme has to be in-keeping with something that happens during that month, or something that relates to that month. Halloween, Autumn, Fall - whatever 'happens' in that month and whatever
Batz Design Contest-Win a Premium Membership! EditEDIT4:Deadline extension!! So the contest NO LONGER ENDS ON DECEMBER 5TH!!!! I'm extending it to whenever the Give one Get one Premium Membership is available. I don't know when it starts, but as soon as I get the first notification I will warn all of you that the contest ends before the give away ends! This gives you guys probably 1-2 more weeks! Yay!Batz Design Contest-Win a Premium Membership! Edit2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT3: New prizes!!!! Grand prize wins a 12 month premium!!!! And more winner placements-that means more prizes!!!! Take a look!!!
EDIT: Pixels are now accepted! New rule on nudity! New rule on bases! And More prizes soon!
As I have been saying for a while now, I've wanted to hold another contest. c: And I've finally gotten everything together!
What I've been saying also, is that this contest is NOT based one art quality!!! As it says in the title THIS CONTEST IS BASED ON DESIGN SKILLS!!! And what are you design
@ Wreck-it Ralph's Drawing Tutorial =D@ Wreck-it Ralph's Drawing Tutorial =D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
By Nanxamier @ Tumblr
You can also find this posted on DevART @ Mariannefosho http://mariannefosho.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Draw-Wreck-it-Ralph-The-Head-338093561 http://mariannefosho.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Draw-Wreck-it-Ralph-The-body-338093792
Stock rules All my stocks are free for members of deviantArt, but they are still my photos.Stock rules4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you FOLLOW THE RULES, you have my permission to use them for your art !
Notify & Credit
If you used my stock , let me know about it !
Also, always credit me with a link to my gallery or the photo you have used !
You are allowed to show your work with my stock outside of deviantart but don't forget to link back to my page, or your work on dA with the credits.
Commercial use and prints are allowed (with credits!).
You can take part in any contest with works that were created with my stock.
PE S and R Sourcing Your ResourcesSourcing Your ResourcesPE S and R Sourcing Your Resources3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You may think that the creation and sharing of stock and resources is a no brainer. Clearly however its not, and there are a growing number of deviants who for some reason or another seem to not be able to grasp the basic principles.
As the last article we will be launching for Stock & Resources Project Educate week, we are going to attempt to lay it out for you in clear and easy to understand terms.
What YOU own
The gallery details for stock and resources read:
Gallery Info: Resources & Stock Images
Resources submitted by deviants for others to use in their own works and/or learn from.
Gallery Info: Stock Images
Stock Photography which the provider has granted a licence for incorporation into other Deviant artists work.
By submitting work into the stock and resources galleries, be they a photograph of your cat, a pack of brushes you have created, a texture you have developed, or a tutorial you've spent weeks resea
What Is It Like Being A Stock artist/ProviderSo how many of you remember that journal i did where i tried to focus on some of the artists who provide and create stock for others to use ,don't worry as it was a while back when i wrote it.Any way i thought this time i will ask the stock community " What Is It Like Being A Stock Artist And Provider",it would be nice to hear on what inspired you to look at the possibility of creating resources from your own art and photos.Moving on seeing how large this community is where everyone comes together to make new friends,network and to share their art,do the artists who provide stock allow themselves to ensure they have enough photos not only so they can create art but still have enough set aside for others to use.What Is It Like Being A Stock artist/Provider2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Does the size and quality matter when it comes to stock or do the stock artists/providers or do they have some set at a low resolution and they may be offer a bigger image as premium content,in my view the better quality a photo is this then cuts down on the post editing/p
Stock and Resources: Policy ClarificationThe Stock and Resources community is an integral part of deviantART, both for having an active community of its own as well as providing high quality stock to all deviants.Stock and Resources: Policy Clarification3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
As this community has grown so much over the years, so has the amount of invalid stock and resources that have been provided by some deviants. The Stock and Resources community feels like this reflects negatively on them, the volunteers have a hard time trying to teach people about valid stock and how to use it correctly, and it gives an appearance that deviantART Staff tolerate so-called “art theft” or copyright infringement.
In this article our aim is to reinforce our policies regarding stock and stock use and clear up some misconceptions.
Stock and Resource submissions to deviantART:
What are Invalid Stock and Resources?
In short, invalid stock or resources are anything which you do not have full permission to upload. This incl
500 Points Giveaway and Feature!:iconflyingheartsplz: :icontheexhibition: :iconflyingheartsplz:500 Points Giveaway and Feature!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello, everyone! To welcome all of our new members to the group, I'm hosting a 500 point giveaway as well as a free feature!
There will be 10 random participants who will receive 50 points each, and everyone who comments on this journal will receive a feature of their work.
How to Participate
1. To participate in either the giveaway or the feature, you must be a member of TheExhibition.
Join requests are automatically accepted, so feel free to click the join button on our front page to be a member.
2. Fav this journal so I can assign you a random number for the giveaway!
If you would like to participate in just the giveaway or just the feature, that's perfectly fine.
3. Post your best artwork in the comments using a THUMB CODE to be featured.
The thumb code can be the regular code (:
Featured Art collectionHey everyone!Featured Art collection2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, yesterday, after my daily shower, while blowing my hair, I took a pair of scissors and I started cutting my hair without thinking. Yes, it's not like I always think but I had this urgency of changing. And the fact is that I spent the past two years complaining that I wanted/want long hair like Rapunzel... whatever.
I think this is the richest collection of artworks I have ever featured here on dA. It's full of my personal favorite works of 2013 that you may enjoy. Show some love to these amazing artworks and get inspired
PE: Developing your personal styleDeveloping your personal stylePE: Developing your personal style2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You obviously love to create, you do it often and now the time has come when you realize that this is no fling, this is something you would want to do for the whole life. You can learn a lot about techniques from numerous sources, you can find the right audience on the internet but there is one thing nobody can help you with but yourself - how to gain a specific style of your own?
What is a personal painting style?
- It's an identifiable style that enables the viewer to determine that the artwork was done by you
- In some cases, your style can be viewed as an extension of your personality
How can one develop it?
- Developing your style takes time, time and time once again. Don't have the time? No style for you!
- It's not acquirable in an art class. While it can be helpful to study by an assistance of someone who's m
HOW TO USE MY STOCK(Update August 2012)HOW TO USE MY STOCK5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.
Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am email@example.com
MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")
You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com ) My real name is
PE: 6 steps to create a successful articlePE: 6 steps to create a successful articlePE: 6 steps to create a successful article2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Have you ever wanted to write an article but didn't know how to start, what to write about and mainly - why bother? This guide wants to present 6 steps of an article creation.
1 Picking a topic | 2 Researching the topic | 3 Getting creative | 4 Writing | 5 Dressing it up | 6 Posting & sharing the article.
Step 1. Picking a topic
What do you think is the main purpose of an article like this one? It's written for you - members of our community, to provide information that we feel are either missing or are misunderstood, incorrect or we just want to research them
PE: 5 reasons to believe in yourselfSuccess is not a measure of how much money you earn or how popular you are, rather, it is being able to find your passion - one that makes you happy and ultimately, one that you would be happy to leave as your legacy. To make a step forward to reach your dream takes smarts and guts but why couldn't you? Here is five reasons why you can.PE: 5 reasons to believe in yourself3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Everyone was born equal
More-less, this is true, some people are born more challenged than others but we all possess skills and ability to learn. It is possible to build something out of nothing if we really want to. It all comes down to our preferences and decisions.
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."
2. Overcoming your fears
By constantly challenging yourself, you can get rid of fears that used to follow you. You will no longer be worried, you'll know you can count on yourself.
"If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right."
Future stock will no longer be free, here's why...***EDIT***: Just kidding, I changed my mind about charging for stock, being lacking financially myself. My compromise is a stock photography blog where my images will be available for free download.Future stock will no longer be free, here's why...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The website address is www.stephani-elizabeth-resources.com.
Cheers, all. I only have about 2000 more images from around the world to go through
I have recently decided to make my stock premium because I have noticed that many people do not care about my rules and are using my photos, into which I've put a lot of effort and time, for whatever they feel like. I've seen my backgrounds on websites for selling automobiles, on desktop background sites, on blogs, and other places on the web, with total disregard for the work I have put into providing stock. I've also seen my work in photomanipulations being sold by artists who are not on deviantart, nor have they contacted me for permission.
I am hoping that by making my stock premium, it will make it less likely that abusers and thiev
Giveaway! Contest! 1000 points to WIN! ~CLOSED~Giveaway! Contest! 1000 points to WIN! ~CLOSED~2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest for you!
1. This contest is only for my watchers so Watch me > http://hyazintha.deviantart.com/
2. Fav this jounal.
600 deviantart points
400 deviantart points
Free avatar commission
For selecting winners:
Santa's Little Helpers [closed]Santa and is his elves have been working hard every year to bring gifts to all the good children. He needs a bit of help this year as he has run out of materials for toys his elves are use to making. You can help Santa in one way or both.Santa's Little Helpers [closed]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Gathering Elves job is to gather materials that Santa needs.
How to Help
All you must do is gather 3 of the items below. It can be in any art form from photography to a picture of you or your OC getting the items. You can sculpt the items or write a story about it. Anything you like.
Christmas Lights, Candy, Balloons, Shiny Things, Wrapping Paper, Cotton, Christmas Magic, Bells, Gingerbread Men, Winter's Chill, The Colors of Christmas, or anything from the 12 Days of Christmas.
10 points per entry. One per person
100 points to Santa's Super Elf. There can be as much Super Elves as I feel deserve it. This is me judging you on creativity and effort.
~The other type of Elf~
Inventor Elves are t
New deviantART ThumbnailsHey folks!New deviantART Thumbnails3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may remember a while back we showed off some brand new thumbnails in #hq's Journal. Well, after many weeks of porting and tweaking based on community feedback, we finally got these brand new thumbs ready for beta testing!
The new thumbnails
UPDATE (May 19, 2012): Based on feedback received, we've updated the new thumbnails to be justified. Thumbnails are now spaced out across the rows, making them flush against the left and right sides of the page. When a browser's window is too small, justification cannot happen without leaving larger awkward spaces. In these cases, justification is turned off and thumbnails become left aligned. We think these changes present the most appealing interface for both cases.
For those of you who didn't see the new thumbs when they were previewed a month back, here's a re
Resource Roundup #6The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #63 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
Spring is closer than you think. Let Resource Roundup help you combat Springtime allergies by creating some awesome pollen-free art!
Spring Sketches Photoshop and GIMP Brushes by redheadstock Dandelions and Seeds Photoshop and GIMP Brushes by redheadstock Butterfly Brushes by VampyreGoddess Butterfly Brushes II by hawksmont Photoshop 7.0 Flower Brushes 2 by daniesque Flower brushes by camilla917
Daisy Brushes -for The GIMP by BaNaNA-BOi Shamrock Brushes by webgoddess 16 Cloud Brushes For Gimp by darkdissolution GIMP Flower Brushes by Project-GimpBC Origami Paper Flower Brushes by Tumbril sakura brushes by ayaan :thumb153
Changes...Helllo everyone,Changes...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think you may noticed that now most of my stock is premium.
Well,i've been around DA for 5 years and i've offered a lot of free stock and PS resources of high quality for you fellow deviants.
But some guys don't get the rules and redistribute my stock as theirs and even say that they took the picture.
I've reported to DA admins a lot of these situations but i got no reaction which let me with a bitter taste about DA Staff.
So i've been thinking that i got 2 options:to remove all my stock and leave or make most of my stock as premium content.
During these 5 years i recevied 6 Daily Deviations,made a lot of friends, i had a lot of colaborations with musicians,writers etc.and a lot of wonderful people so that made me stay.
I hope you will remain a watcher and of course i'll still provide free stock.
My rules remained the same http://umbradenoapte-stock.deviantart.com/journal/Stock-Use-Rules-Features-amp-Stuff-237468687