First Friday: Issue #2Once a month (on the first Friday of each month), RipfangDragon features art collected from the month before from all over the site. Every artist of every media is welcome to participate.First Friday: Issue #24 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The art featured isn't featured based solely on quality, but creativity, effort, and aesthetics. Artists of every skill level are featured. We don't care about pageviews.
:iconprojectcomment: This article is supported by and supports ProjectComment. ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centered around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. If you see a piece of art featured that you like, don't just favorite it! Leave it a comment!
This month's features are from August 2011.
Mau5in Around - Page11 by TwodeeWeaver :thumb252881196: :thumb2542
I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 3[Click Here For Part 2]I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 34 years ago in Personal More Like This
She looked down at her plate, an empty glare fixated on her slowly cooling potatoes. The dinner could have been going better.
August, 2010, the last weekend before overtime started on our major AAA project. I was transferred from the previous rhythm/music video game onto the major blockbuster shooter just a month prior to their major crunch period. We were literally jumping from our last crunch into a new one with hardly any break. Though the timing made things a bit hectic, I soon learned it certainly was convenient.
The news had already traveled the pipeline. I didn't just depart from that last company; I was chased by an exploding fireball out the front door, diving for safety. The layoff's hit just minutes after I finalized the paperwork for the parking card at the new developer's campus, the HR representatives
Joke Journal 2012Joke Journal 2010 - http://osy057.deviantart.com/journal/The-Joke-Journal-224875442Joke Journal 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Joke Journal 2011 - http://osy057.deviantart.com/journal/Joke-Journal-2011-221306777
Update #2 (3/14)
Friend: "This 'Kony 2012' is someting else... I haven't seen this many white people interested in what's going on in Africa since Mufasa died."
Me: "HEY! Too soon for jokes about Mufasa.."
When I was a kid, I slept with a nightlight... to keep away the monsters that were scared of a small, low-wattage light bulbs.
Master Yoda, are we going the right way?
"Off course, we are."
Hey are you an angel? cause... no hold on, is there a mirror in your... crap, wait. Did it hurt when something about heaven... dammit. Just take your pants off.
Today during dinner, my son had hardly touched his plate and my wife said, "Think of the poor children in Africa," and he replied, "Do they have to eat this shit too?" High-fiving him probably wasn't the best idea..
Attractive girl: Hi!
Skyrim - First ImpressionsPicked up a cheapo copy of Skyrim today. First impressions: this game is so inside the box, it's inside a smaller box.Skyrim - First Impressions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tolkien was, undeniably, a genius, but, for the love of creativity and dynamism; read another f**king book, people.
There's a world of culture, history and myth out there to seek inspiration from! Fantasy should be an exciting, twisted reflection of the world around us, not an endless stream of pirated Lord of the Rings DVDs.
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
Comic-Con tour with $spyed!:icontechgnotic:Comic-Con tour with $spyed!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
spyed, aka deviantART's Co-Founder and CEO, walks us through the floor of San Diego Comic-Con 2011 -- including stops by the Gears of War 3 booth, adventures in cosplay, and how to ink a car with a black marker.
Art City Resource Credit
All content in this post is © 2011, deviantART Inc.
PuritanArt"Your deviation Sonic Screw(driver) was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.PuritanArt3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted."
"Explicit Pornography"?! Aw, jeez, guys. You must have the worst collection of porn on the planet to think that was explicit.
A 90s Rochelle Swanson outing was more explicit that that pic, and that stuff got aired, uncut, on terrestrial UK TV (god bless you Channel 5, you made the young Jack jolly).
I believe that, for something to be labelled "explicit", SOMETHING must be visibly going in SOMEWHERE. Such was not the case in the offending image,
Traditional Art Favorites of 20122011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008Traditional Art Favorites of 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Another year is almost over and it's time for my annual traditional art feature of artworks submitted in the year of 2012!
This is my favorite, the most difficult and the most time consuming art feature to make, as well as the one I'm never really satisfied with: it's a real pain to decide which works to include in this little collection when, just from this small part of the most amazing works dA is filled with you have the luck to find and see each year, you have at least a few hundreds of top
FeaturesSoo...I decided to change the front page.Features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dany and Drogon by Achen089 ASOIAF - Queens of Prophecy by Achen089 another earth elemental by Keltainen Floaty Glowy by CindarellaPop Overlap by escume Amon by Artipelago Beleaguered Constance by Toru-meow Prometheus's Martyrdom by MischievousMartian
And I want to thank everyone who faved and added me to the watchlist!
TEST YOUR MIGHT!!!TEST YOUR MIGHT!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Test Your Might!!!
This is a very new unique feature added to :iconbattle-artist: These challenges are to reward members for their dedication to the group and to show case their skills in test of artistic challenges that are a lot different than the normal battles. For participating members who successfully complete the challenge will receive 3 points added to total for the season. The first challenge will be announced at the close of battle 18 and will there will be a strict deadline for the completion. These challenges will be limited to 48 hours. Please fave this journal if you are interested. Who is judging this first challenge??? Each member that participates in the challenge that's who. I can't say any more at this time, that will take away from the spirit of the
Should You Become a Professional Artist?Community WeekShould You Become a Professional Artist?6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you enjoy art passionately and are considering doing it as your job, but have some worries such as;
Will I enjoy it as much as a job?
Will it be hard getting a job?
Will I become a starving artist?
If you're like me, you're asking yourself those questions and are letting them give you a hard time deciding whether or not to pursue art professionally. My health teacher told me, as we digressed from our topic of smoking, that to know whether or not you want to do a job, you have to hear what it's like from someone who's already doing it. That's why I decided to do an interview with professional artists on dA to give me, and hopefully many others, answers to these burning questions and an idea of what it's like to be a professional artist.
Okay, well let's get to it then
This is quite long so if you'd like to jump to a section, here are the questions I aske
how to get better at art:I know im not a master of anything- infact, its only been about a week since I started working on improving rather than appealing.how to get better at art:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BUT BOY DO I FEEL GOOD ABOUT MY ART.
and you should too!
Tips on becoming the artist you want to be
✸ note that these are tips on how I've started- everyone is different! Learn however you want to learn!
1. STOP DRAWING ONLY FOR OTHERS AND JUST START DRAWING FOR YOU
Ok so this for me was the hardest step. I never ever drew for enjoyment. Even when I drew my characters I wasn't really having fun? What you should do is stop all commissions. Stop all trades. And give yourself one day to draw to make you happy. Even if you don't improve at all you will start loving your art! I know I do!
2. FIND ART THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
What is better than finding a style that you really love? Than looking at all this art from people that inspires you? NOTHING. (okay maybe besides starbucks and kittens but still!)
when you fin
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 Contest2 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to Enter
FEB Featured ArtistGROUPS RULES | SUBMISSION RULES | CONTEST | AFFILIATES | MANGA REVIEWFEB Featured Artist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're starting a new feature in the group. Well technically we started it in December with 6 featured artists from the Ghosts of the Past contest:
But now we're going to be doing 10 artists a month, one artist featured from each Admin. Unfortunately this month the admins seem a bit busy so we only got 3 features this month (plus one bonus), but they are good ones! (Next month hopefully we'll have the 10 artists). Each month, around the 1st, each group admin will feature 1 artist and one deviation from that artist which will be on display in the featured folder, plus 4 additional pieces to be featured here in a blog.
Feature...This weather is starting to annoy me it was 95 degrees today and it's going to get hotter I think I'm over summer and am ready for fall. Anyway here is this weeks feature Enjoy.Feature...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconceciliay: has extended the deadline for the purple contest. the contest will now run through August 12 so get your entries in and win fantastic prizesdetails--> http://news.deviantart.com/article/154761/
Mother by Naya2010Widi Moon by reinheavenStar Wars Family by OtisFramptonMermaid by kidkidkidkidPaladin of Light by NoxypiaC a l c u l a t i o n by slecktMidday Sun by MinnaSundbergNe Regrette Rien III by LinaDominaDragon Age II - Hawke x Fenris by Aaorin:thumb212714119:Smile Project by cika:thumb210730801:Once happy memories by cerae28Old - Nap - oofuri by Cris-ArtDark Phoenix by SubversiveGirlArt. Astralia - Lyon of Amaldys . by ayashintaThe Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow by raeveneSophia by NicoleCadet:thumb199471048:Parrot by VyllaLotus - Kyoto, Japan by xXScarletButterflyXxThe Last Enchanter_Poster3 by Luaprata91:thumb158156139:Village in memory by phoenix-fengDuelMasters1 by TakayamaToshiakiOPS by Kurunya:th
LIGHTNING FINAL FANTASYLIGHTNING FINAL FANTASY1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Lightning by kn8e
Lightning by Wolfs-echo
ff13: Lightning by MathiaArkoniel
Lightning returns by thanomluk
Blast from the Past!Blast from the Past! Here's a wonderful comic by Joe Kubert that was commissioned by World Color Press back in 1977 to celebrate their anniversary -- and to show how comics are made. Check it out by clicking on the link below:Blast from the Past!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
THE BA WOW TOP 25 RANKINGS WEEK22 AND CHAMPIONSHIPYess am back with them ranks! Ok guys and gals that time is finally here! the end of the world!..check that the end of the season! Only one more week left after this one for the BA season! But you didnt think we would end the season without a bang did ya?Memeber when i told ya the rankings will decide who gets invited to the closed tournament that will decide our season champs?(no?check below.)Well the time has come! Immediately after week 23 is done the "HIGHLANDER CUP" will begin. Top #8 ranked ,3 round tournament to decide the season 2 BA champ!there can be only one..THE BA WOW TOP 25 RANKINGS WEEK22 AND CHAMPIONSHIP3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Things to keep in mind. The "HIGHLANDER CUP" tournie will have 5 day hard deadlines to get your art on the given subject done. No grace periods! If you are ranked in the top #8 and you cannot participate your spot will go to the next available rank. So i will be sending invites to the qualifiers so they can rsvp there spots. If your top 8, or upto top 13(cause off the back i know atleast 2 of the top 8 wont be availabl
No Zombies Allowed Now Available!No Zombies Allowed Now Available!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year Ryan and I (AKA Big Menace Industries http://www.bigmenaceindustries.com ) started working with Booyah on a new zombie-based town builder for iOS. Fast forward to the beginning of 2012 and Ryan and I officially joined Booyah in-house. We're super-proud to say that No Zombies Allowed is now available in the iTunes store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/no-zombies-allowed/id507502198?mt=8 It's free to play so no excuses! Ha!
Ryan :iconfrogbillgo: and I :iconzatransis: did a lot of initial conceptualization and later was involved in the finished product. The other main artists on the project are Petur Antonsson :iconpetura: (Buildings, Backgrounds, Title Screen, Etc) and Jake Hallstrom (All things animation).
Keep your eyes peeled for art postings related to this project in the near futu
Overdue update.Well, there haven't been any further issues reported about the Indyplanet Digital purchases, so I really hope that's been sorted out. My last contact with their web maintenance crew seemed positive, but I also know they were dealing on a case-by-case situation.Overdue update.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is one issue I'm going to address and I hope that's all there is, from now on.
Otherwise, I've been plugging away at Jane Issue #2, with no estimated time of completion, as yet.
Some weeks ago I accepted a commission from :iconAlmond077: for a project about "Forgotten Girls of Elasticity", a fan-centric tribute to elastic comic characters with short-lived appearances. I believe Almond has already started posting these, so please visit his site and let him know what you think.
The entire time I've been on DA I've only done requests for Original Characters by other Deviants. I've never actually drawn any established comic heroes (that I can recall), and I realized it might be overdue. Almond
In the Real World...Jane's next batch of printed copies is on its way. I will have more information on that soon.In the Real World...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the meantime...
I'm going to jump on the TRON theme shot. Yes, I know it's 6 months after the original poll (!), but I need a short break from the anxiety that is Jane, and this is a good diversion. No requests, no commissions, just this big project to dump all my focus into for the next few weeks so I don't have a nervous breakdown.
So... I'm looking for few good Conscripts to Acquire for the Game Grid. And then IT'S ON LIKE DISCS OF TRON. (yes, I actually said that)
The theme will be TRON's world, combining elements from both Tron Classic and Tron Legacy (where appropriate), and our beloved OCs will team up together to compete against the digital minions of the MCP and Sark. Thanks to some good advice and re-evaluation, I'm not going for a single picture like I did with Snowball Fight (http://wunderchivo.deviantart.com/art/Snowball-fight-152182031). This time, I'm aiming fo
Cute Monsters: deviantWEAR Design Challenge!Cute Monsters: deviantWEAR Design Challenge!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
What comes to your mind when you think of monsters? Scary, threatening, ugly? Forget all your preconceived notions, and think… cute! In our latest deviantWEAR Design Challenge, we’re asking you to create an amazing t-shirt that features a monster of your own original design that’s quirky, cute, and all-around lovable. Unleash your beast – the cute version!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 3 winning designs: 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions and 1 design from ALL of the Entries to the Challenge.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, we're challenging you to design a Cute Monster t-shirt that represents the essence of "cute." Think of a design that is endearing, d
Artist Appreciation Vol. 49Just giving these guys the love and attention I feel they deserve. If you know someone who stands in need of a little love, please don't hesitate to tell me! Vol. 49 is now up!Artist Appreciation Vol. 492 years ago in Personal More Like This
LAST MONTH'S ARTICLE http://unicorn-skydancer08.deviantart.com/journal/Artist-Appreciation-Vol-48-376586945
'Tis the seventh day of the month, and that means 'tis time for another AA article! And what d'you know, 'tis the seventh day of the seventh month, too!
Can't say I know this artist individually, but dang, when my eyes fell upon the art, my jaw just about fell upon the floor.
Trying to take my eyes away from this art is about as futile as a paper clip trying to get away from a magnet.