Best Of 2013I have been collecting my personal favorite pieces of art in several galleries, and I am now very happy to share them with you, in what will become a yearly feature.Best Of 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Best of Photography
C (bw) by Chaerul-Umam
Sunrise at Nam Naw by palmbook
Fire In The Sky by DrewHopper
Arc by ArtOfFragility
Breathtaking by CharmingPhotography
Austria Kufstein, the extinction by alierturk
Burning Book by HouaVang
Eridan/Sollux Headcanons (Updated!)I just want a place to post these.Eridan/Sollux Headcanons (Updated!)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Headcanon AU setting would be post-Sgrub and they'd probably be like on Earth in an appartment ~*~or~*~ on a new planet with just the surviors and they're trying to rebuild their civilizations.
-Sollux leaves little post-it notes around the hive/house with little notes on them. Sometimes it's just things like "go grocery shopping" (do trolls go grocery shopping) and sometimes its really sappy things like lyrics or a love song and sometimes little doodle. He does this to remind Eridan that he's loved no matter how much they fight.
-(They are mainly <3 but flip <3 and <3
Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and RenewalWelcome to the latest community competition for Photomanipulation!Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and Renewal3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is the official kick-off blog for the latest, greatest EXTREME PHOTOMANIPULATION CONTEST here on dA! The contest is backed by communityrelations with HUGE prizes and hosted by CRPhotomanipulation. This journal describes the rules for the contest. Please read it carefully.
What we mean by "Extreme" photomanipulation
You should reach beyond your comfort zone and create a deviation that is bold, unique, and better than you thought you could create. Try something new. Break the mold. You've got this!
We have HUGE prizes. So, we are expecting HUGE results.
Theme: Rebirth and Renewal
Our theme, Rebirth and Renewal, was suggested by administrators of CRPhotomanipulation. You are hereby challenged to create a photomanipulation that shows rebirth and/or renewal. For example, it could sh
AMANA2 is Released!LSAMANA2 is Released!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Walls by j3Concepts
Walls by neiio
Edit: Walls by ether (sorry! Forgot that this was up before neiio uploaded those)
How To Write a Thoughtful Comment (on dA)The obligatory disclaimer:How To Write a Thoughtful Comment (on dA)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is not targeted towards a specific user on dA, rather the response to various different users' comments I've encountered within the last few years on dA. Most of the comments I'm referring to weren't necessarily "bad" or "offensive", they just were not thought-out. I am NOT saying that I've always followed these tips 100%; however, I feel this is a good refresher to those who already know general netiquette, and a good starting point to those who are naïve. Thank-you for reading this in advance and not getting offended at a misinterpretation
First and foremost:
Remember you are talking to a PERSON. Not an art-making-machine, not just “another watcher”. People are people, and should be treated at such. So, please, for the sake of all that is lovely on the internet- be humane! Everyone has feelings and emotions, everyone is susceptible to being hurt and/or threatened.
Read. Then read ag
Commissions Closed 6/18*Anybody who sent me an email before closing will still get a commission.Commissions Closed 6/181 year ago in Personal More Like This
*If you`ve sent me a note about a commission and I havent responded yet, dont worry. I will write you back once I finish a batch of commissions. I do this so I can spend more time on the current batch of commissions.
What it is
Send me a note!
The price can go up depending on details. - OC/Fan art, one character per page. (For speed, I would like to draw from an image of the design/character wanted. I may have to charge more for long descriptions without images.)
Base prices(meaning they can rise depending on how detailed/description without images/etc)
Digital Character sketch - $80 >
Digital rough colour sketch bust - $40 >
- These are one-shots so there wont be revisions unless I happen miss so
CONTEST | 38 ENTRIES! | CLOSED!Hello everyone! My contest and Fenrir--the-2nd's is now CLOSED!!CONTEST | 38 ENTRIES! | CLOSED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you very much for all your entries, I'm really pleased and amazed by the great amount of people who joined and the great quality and thoughts you put in each work!
***Winners will be decided in about 5 days and announced in 7 days
Design an Outfit! Contest
Someone once said there was a huge wardrobe in Fenrir's Tower. Much bigger than any ever imagined, with many different- and sometimes eccentric- clothes for men, women, children. There was no purpose in having all those clothes, if not for satisfying his obsession of collecting things.
This contest is about designing a new outfit for my character, Lilith, and Fenrir--the-2nd's character Fenrir! Read about them in these refs and pull out of that huge wardrobe their new clothes!
How to enter? :bull
What *Is* Art Plagiarism? (READ THIS)Okay, due to some flaming I've received because I brought art plagiarism to the attention of an art plagiarist... I've realized that there is more than a good number of people who don't know what art plagiarism really is--so, I've written an informative journal for you all. It's broken down into several easy to understand sections.What *Is* Art Plagiarism? (READ THIS)6 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://snapesgirl34.deviantart.com/art/The-Ultimate-Tutorial-2-0-46849943 You might also get a good tl;dr out of reading this amazing tutorial. Hopefully, if my journal's not enough to understand the meaning of art plagiarism, then the tutorial will be (or vice versa, maybe my journal will help you understand the tutorial more).
What Is Art Theft?
What Is Tracing?
What Is Art Paraphrasing?
Why Can't I Use Other People's Art as "Reference" to Make My Own Art?
How Can I Avoid Being Called on Art Plagiarism?
If you have any questions after reading this journal, or would like to debate with me,
Nsio's Four Tools for a Successful DrawingNsio's Four Tools for a Successful DrawingNsio's Four Tools for a Successful Drawing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Let's face it, drawing is hard. Especially for a beginner, learning to draw seem dauntingly challenging. Even more experienced artists have it hard and I'm not anyway different from that. At the same time, weirdly enough, drawing is surprisingly simple and straightforward thing to do. But that's when you know what you are doing.
In fact, drawing is probably hard for you just because you don't know how it's done. And if you ask an artist how it's done, you will likely get rather vague answer. They know how to do it, but they don't know how to explain it for you. Drawing is full of concepts that simply don't translate well for an average Joe. Also, even if a great artists gives you a tip how to draw something, you probably still have troubles at executing it. You just don't see things the way the artist does., so you might even end up using the tip wrong, but believing in it so hard that you can't correct yourself. Not to mention the actu
Elphelt Tutorial - marker rendering! Part oneOn Saturday January 31st I will post the first out of a 5 part series of process videos! If you want to collect all 5 sign up to my Patreon and you can get all five for only 5$ for you to keep in 720p over the next few weeks!Elphelt Tutorial - marker rendering! Part one8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will show you all my tricks and techniques in real time! 85% of the entire process is shown, and you will learn something! This is a hugely detailed piece of a fan favourite Elphelt from Guilty Gear!
A new 1 hour episode will be posted each week along with other goodies! Don’t miss out!
How to: Make thumbs big in features?I get this asked a lot!How to: Make thumbs big in features?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back when they introduced sta.sh, I didn't really use it. Because it seemed hard to get used to. I always wrote my articles in the old way.
Then I toyed with it a little and noticed that is is something really awesome!
Not to mention that the only way to make articles and journals is through Sta.sh Writer.
So I assume not so many if you know that there is a way to make thumbs big!
That is actually pretty easy. All you have to do is add big in front of a thumb code!
: thumb159252268 :
This is the "regular" size
: bigthumb159252268 :
This is the big size
Of course: without the spaces between the colon ( : )
But this is not what I wanted to show
Fancy Features with sta.sh Writer
Go to your Sta.sh!
After that, hit the
Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art ContestSharpen your weapons and prepare to fight for the Nexus in Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest! Illustrate your favorite heroes engaged in battle for the chance to win cash prizes and a personalized sketch from Heroes of the Storm Senior Art Director Sam Didier. With many powerful heroes awaiting your call, who will you choose? Enter now!Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest5 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to Enter Official Rules Prizing View Entries View Semi-Finalists View Winners
Breaking Bad Toys at ToyFairBreaking Bad Toys at ToyFair3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pictures borrowed from http://www.mwctoys.com/
And Chris Wooten
And AFI http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/
Toyfair begins this week, and here are some prototype photos of some of the Breaking Bad toys coming up.
I love the plushes too....I'm SO buying all of this stuff.
I worked on the figures and bobblehead.
Resource Roundup #6The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #64 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
Lettering vs CalligraphyToday I want to show you a project I came across doing some research todayLettering vs Calligraphy3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Lettering versus Calligraphy
A battle between Martina Flor & Giuseppe Salerno
"‘Lettering vs Calligraphy’ is a project by Giuseppe Salerno and Martina Flor. It consists of a visual dialogue between a letterer and a calligrapher, where they draw/write a letter responding to a keyword given by a moderator. The adventure aims to explore the capabilities of the two technical approaches. It delivers one letter daily and takes place online, where the visitors are invited to vote for their favourite."
I am instantly a huge fan of this project and probably followed them everywhere
Here are some of their fights
TIME to FIGHT postca
Odyssey Into 2012 Visit our Official Chatroom and Group.Odyssey Into 20124 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Odyssey Into 2012
She has awakened before a gate she has no memory of opening. She has no name, and
no memory of how she came to be here, at the first station of a fateful quest she
does not understand but knows she must continue.
Who is she?
Only you will bring her to life.
Only you will tell her story in your words and your art.
How can I contribute to the story?
How can I contribute to the story?
Only you will bring her to life and guide her on her quest.
Only you will tell her story with your own words and your own illustrations.
Skribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! TweetSkribble Contest: Let's Get Creative!4 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
Contest time! Draw Martina and win lots of prizes!Very important updates:Contest time! Draw Martina and win lots of prizes!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all!!
More prizes added! Every entry gets 20 !
And the number of honorable mentions has increased to 7, so there will be a total of 10 winners...
and all of them will get a portrait sketch by me!!
Yes, yes, yes...FINALLY, IT HAS BEGUN!
I wanted to do a contest since almost a year, but I didn't feel ready for it on that time. Because I can't wait forever, I finally decided to hold it!
The theme of the contest will be very simple: Draw my OC Martina. You can see her references below.
Spreading the info about the contest would be really greatly appreciated. I don't know how many people would want to join it, I hope many XD. Please help me to make this contest a bit more popular. Even a small journal can help.
Contest Time!Ok all you fine people out there, it is time for a contest. A for fun contest, no real prizes to speak of yet but we will figure something out for the winners shall we.Contest Time!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Theme will be:
Spring Showers and May Flowers.
Lets see what you guys can come up with
You have one month: End date will be June 17th
Good Luck to you all.
[:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)] [:D (Big Grin)]
SOPA BlackoutSOPA Blackout4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Though I don't even live in the US,
I find this very ridiculous.
Softness-art: Weekly feature XVI:iconsoftness-art:Softness-art: Weekly feature XVI1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Golden morning by vanillapearlTrain... by monikha
Sunflower by photofisken
alternative by all17on the fire by porbital
Freedom by gyaban
Through fire by MaaykeKlaverorange autumn by mechtaniyaFly Away by alexgphoto
Give me a title.............. by BetuwefotograafMagda by qczman
You don't love me by Wan-Mei
Forums! The final round-upAt the beginning of June, we made an announcement that provided an update to all the recent enhancement to the Forums. Since then, we're delighted to say that we have now completed all the agreed enhancements apart from one -- the addition of search functionality -- and that should happen over the next week. mccann has promised!Forums! The final round-up4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We thought you'd appreciate a round up of everything that's been upgraded!
No more ads in the Forums!
Order forum replies by newest first.
The ability to browse back, up to 1 week ago. (This means you can view threads that have had any activity within the last week.)
Thumbnails are live in all forums.
The option for the original poster to turn off thumbnails and icons has also been add
Costume Design Contest! -CONTEST OVER-Update: I've been muddling through an art block, so I'm very sorry that I haven't given any of you your rewards yet - but please know that I did start them! You'll get them in a timely fashion, I just don't want to rush them and destroy the quality. I want to show you how much I appreciate your contributions.Costume Design Contest! -CONTEST OVER-6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, Qsec,Talfryn and TheAFN, I'll get your prizes to you soon! Sorry for the wait~
The contest has ended! Thank you so much for entering!
Hi everyone! Crimson-Demise here!
I'm taking it upon myself to breathe a little life into the group here, and I figured a simple contest could be just what we need.
Just design a new costume for Ada Wong! That's it.
DEADLINE: 1st of June 2015
NOTE: PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY TO THE DESIGN 2015 FOLDER. I've fixed the permission issues~
You will need to keep a few things in mind;
1: You must make use of her signature colour(Red), but if you are unable to for any reason, just state why
MegaMind Storyboards by Toby Shelton...AMAZING!Mega-great storyboards from MegaMind by Toby Shelton:MegaMind Storyboards by Toby Shelton...AMAZING!3 years ago in Personal More Like This