Saturday Spotlight: Volume 048An Interview with-Saturday Spotlight: Volume 0482 years ago in Art Features More Like This
> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?
The standard boilerplate is that I am a technologist, a wonk, and an artist. I’ve been practicing at that last role (read: making some or all of my income via creative output) for over 20 years. My interests are sort-of all over the map, but on paper probably make as much or as little sense as those of anyone else. Because I like Top-X lists, here's one:
1. Music. I'm currently the owner a 5-figure collection of releases that go from the super-accessible bubblegum of the day to complete bonkers fringe noise, on cd/vinyl/cassette/ogg/mp3 and 8-trac
sunday collection - 2013.10.27sunday collection - 2013.10.272 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Autre Rive by benjoin Murmures by 2jL
Seriously by geonebieridze
Commerzbank Tower by MatthiasHaltenhof Around the corner by da-phil
Balance by Einsilbig Tree+wall+field+frost1 by Coigach
Musgo by albertopoloianez
Altinoluk 11 by featKae
untitled by derlevi
A request...As many of you know, I play percussion in a local community brass band. We recently made history when we competed in the Regional Championships and won our section -- then later on in the day, our Intermediate band (which is mainly made up of young players and people returning to playing after a long break) competed and won their section too. This is a unique achievement in the history of banding and we're really excited by it.A request...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Winning the Regionals means we have been invited down to Cheltenham, in England, to play at the Nationals in September. The Senior band are also competing a the European Championships in May this year, which is a huge accolade for us.
Attending the Nationals is going to cost in excess of £9000, and therefore it's a mammoth fundraising task for us - but we are determined to do it. I've set up a fundraising page for the band for anyone who wants to support us reaching such a prestigious event. If you want to be part of such a unique event in the
ALL ABOUT MOONBEAM13All AboutALL ABOUT MOONBEAM138 months ago in Art Features More Like This
We all see them around DeviantArt … they do WONDERFUL things for this community in one way or another … we admire them; we love them; we would LOVE to get to know them a little more :iconloveloveplz: … Well now is your chance to see how they are, how they think, how ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL they are!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
Today we will get the chance to look into Moonbeam13 ’s heart … She’s one of the staff members of DeviantArt, more precisely she’s the Director of Community Relations :iconloveloveplz: … Do you want to peek into her heart??? :iconloveloveplz: Well, COME ON!!! :iconyaayplz: Let’s go meet the “human” behind the username!!!
Who is Moonbeam13 , how would you describe yourself?
I find this question to be s
Saturday Spotlight: Volume 052An Interview with-Saturday Spotlight: Volume 0522 years ago in Art Features More Like This
> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?
I'm a gallerist, an author, and an artist. I'm living with my man, who is my constant muse; a teenager, who is challenging me not to grow old; a sheepdog, and three ocicats that make things quite lively sometimes. So, I'm living a full life, as they say! Making my photos is my passion at the moment. It's my language – and luckily art is a universal language, so no translators are needed - as is the case when one writes in Finnish. I love to tell stories through my artworks or by my writing. I'm a bit 'off' from the art
The Art Feature 14.2Hi everyone!The Art Feature 14.22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you're enjoying the temperature these days, if you are blessed with springy weather and lots of sunshine like I am Not only am I enjoying the weather but the city, as I moved to Berlin two days ago. I've found a pretty great place for sublease, but I can only stay until the beginning of April - until then I must find my own apartment. Especially here in Berlin, looking for a place is a very complicated proposition, so fingers crossed I'll find a place in time! Aside from that I can tell you that Sirius-sdz and I have already been on our first texture hunt since I've moved here - and it's been so awesome! There's just so much to discover and you'll see all the results eventually Now for a different kind of discovery: Art!
Abstract ArtAbstract Art11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Emotions Abstract by zampedroni
The earliest known artworks of humans, found on cave walls dating back about 40,000 years, tell stories.
Usually the stories are of amazing hunts for enormous wooly mammoths and other food sources. Others suppose they were plans for hunts, no different from a coach’s football plays.
Today we are learning of abstract artworks on the cave walls, seemingly deliberately hidden, and much farther back, painted by medicine men huffing hallucinogenic herbs. The purpose for these totemic abstracts is unclear. While native art worldwide retained its
How Tough?How Tough?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This weekend I tested my mental grit and my physical strength by participating in Tough Mudder (emphasis on the mental grit). Staged across a series of ski mountains, Tough Mudder Toronto presented a gruelling set of obstacles over a 16.5km course, check out the map below:
What this map failed to mention was the obstacle "Hold your Wood" which I'll get to and the general treachery of the course due to torrential downpour and thunder storms As a result, we had a bonus mud slide obstacle
Meet my excellent team! My husband Rob aka gimp, my cousin Jason and my friend Jason (because why get confused with names? )
Look at how clean and cute we were and how dry it was We were delayed at registration due to technical difficulties but despite it being cold and sprinkling on and off, we were in good spirits and ready to get started! Our wave start time was delayed
Publish a Journal to Multiple Places!New! Post to multiple places!Publish a Journal to Multiple Places!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since the release of Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer, there's been one feature in particular that we've been itching to release, and we're happy to announce that it's ready! Sta.sh Writer now allows for publication to multiple outlets, including your Gallery, Journal, or Group Journals.
How does it work?
1. Head to Sta.sh Writer and begin writing your entry.
2. Choose a skin for your Group from the right hand panel.
3. When you're ready to publish, choose any combination of your Journal, the Journal Portal (browseable by all deviants), and your Groups of which you are in an administrative class.
These options are perfect for those who may want to post the same message to their personal Journal and one or more of their Groups.
Keep in mind!
Submitters, be sure that you have the appropriate privileges to post Journals and/or deviati
Art in Contemplation of Its Own BecomingDuchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously “the artist’s”) and names it “The Fountain”. The most mundane, even off-putting, of objects is transformed by Duchamp into art. He submits it for exhibition and it is rejected. You might say the judges “pissed on” his idea. But the idea was born and persisted. Duchamp insisted the object was art because he as an artist presented it as such. “Conceptual Art” was born.Art in Contemplation of Its Own Becoming4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 7:59 PM
Duchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously
Points are NOT DollarsOh hi, guys! I'm going to talk a little about points this morning. They're cute. They're fun to trade and deviants like getting them! But, I've wanted to write up a journal about this for quite a while now. It's a reminder of what points actually are and for artists to not grossly undercharge for their work. There's lots of tips out there to help artists settle on a price that is fair to them as creators and to their buyers, but I understand it's entirely too easy to undersell yourself. It's difficult to find that balance between making an actual profit and scaring off any potential customers! This is coming from an artist that still struggles with it herself.Points are NOT Dollars1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's a tiny bit easier to come to a decision when thinking in terms of real dollars. Unfortunately, I've noticed that understanding is lost when art is sold for points here on dA. And when a creator totally GETS it and charges a fair price in points, they're often told they're overcharging. But, for the most part, both creators a
Watch Forever (aka epic name drop)I know I'm late on the train but I love the sentiment of this. My life wouldn't be the same without dA and my positive experience on this site would definetly not be the same without these beautiful people! Their art, spirit, and friendship has inspired me in many different ways. The list is mostly in alphabetical order as I went through my whole watchlist (I still feel like I'm missing some people though due to username changes etc.). I was amazed at how nostalgic this made me. How so many people I love have left and how so many great people are still here!Watch Forever (aka epic name drop)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Acrymat, Aegis-Illustration, aiemydyjat, AiniTolonen, andreuccettiart, andrewpershin, Anoya, archanN, ARTificialphanTOM, ash-bunny, catluvr2, CelticStrm-Stock, davespertine, dekorAdum
Beta Launch: The New deviantART Mobile SiteNote: Please make sure you include the Make, the Model, and the Operating System Version of your device if you are reporting a bug. This will make the process of confirming and fixing issues a lot smoother! Thank you DEVlANTBeta Launch: The New deviantART Mobile Site3 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of the most common requests from the community has been to update deviantART's mobile site. By popular demand, we just launched a brand new version of the mobile site to Beta Testers! The site is officially supported in mobile browsers on the iPhone and Android phones and tablets.
For a very long time, we've been running two versions of the deviantART website: the desktop version, and the mobile version—and the latter has fallen behind.
As we all know, the previous mobile site was missing a lot of major features. Instead of developing two separate versions of the site—a desktop version and a mobile version—we've formatted the desktop site to fit into a mobile browser. This allows the mobile sit
SENIORS AND DA COMMUNITY, WE NEED YOU!As projecteducate's Second Senior Week approaches... Arichy has this special announcement! We need your help!SENIORS AND DA COMMUNITY, WE NEED YOU!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Wayne White: An Embarrassment Of TalentsWayne White: An Embarrassment Of Talents3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Aug 29, 2012 by techgnotic
I am bringing your attention to a documentary, Beauty is Embarrassing, that
deeply inspired me after a screening last week. The life wisdom and positive
philosophy unfolding over a lifetime of living as an artist was deeply motivating.
I invited Wayne White, the subject of this documentary, to join deviantART afterwards.
I thought this would be something you would enjoy no matter where you might be at
on your own personal journey as an artist. While watching this I was also reminded
of the heartfelt explanations by many artists of what it means to choose the life of an Artist.
"Do what you love, It's going to lead where you want to go."
Please stop and say hello and welcome seewaynewhite in his first week at deviantART.
A strange thing happened at a local café called Fred 62, a sudden sense
Introducing Commissions on deviantART1. List Commission availability on your profileIntroducing Commissions on deviantART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Commissions Widget showcases your offerings, showing potential clients that you are accepting requests.
2. Client request Commissions
Commission requests are sent to the artist's Message Center, allowing them to accept or reject the request.
3. You receive payment, you deliver artwork
Artists can track their Commission transactions and generate real profit through My Earnings, garnering 80% royalty on each transaction. Earnings can then be withdrawn as a check, via PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.
The new My Correspondence page gives you access to all of your correspondence messages, including Commissions and Group requests. Comments and replies can also be left on accepted commission requests, for a more convenient experience for buyer and seller alike.
The 80% Royalty, Explained
180 seconds of life you're not getting back...So, two things this time.180 seconds of life you're not getting back...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First, sometimes while browsing art here, you run across some nekkid people and you're like "OMG, put on some pants, don't you know you're on the Internets now??"
I suspect they know, or just really hate pants. I know which camp I'm in.
Also, there is an unsettlingly significant percentage of my genetic composition that seems to want to become an Elvis impersonator. It's not a lot, but it is definitely there. A little voice saying "Uh, thankya verah much". So far, I have not strayed from the path and given in, but let's be honest, it's really just a matter of time for any of us, when you get right down to it, isn't it?
Third, how can we be sure that dogs don't actually speak English and are just pretending to be ignorant so they can continue to pee wherever and whenever they choose?
That was more than two things. That's what they call a "hat trick".
jark.me - my new home on the internetsLong time no see! It has been a super-busy few years. Last year especially so, with the huge 9.1 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The March 11 event hat trick caused a huge amount of pain throughout Japan, touching and affecting the lives of millions.jark.me - my new home on the internets4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a result of the disaster relief efforts, I was crazy busy last year, especially the months immediately following the huge earthquake and its after-effects. I never really got time to think through a decent web strategy ... until now.
Without further ado, I would like to introduce my deviantART family and friends to jark.me.
What started out as a cool URL shortener for my personal use on twitter has been transformed into my new home on the internets. This is the one site where I will primarily share my thoughts on various topics and
Thunderhawk Down: Part IIThe trusty, rusty "Thunderhawk" [2001 Subaru Outback] is down for the count. ;/ The techpriests have assured me it is inadvisable to spend the effort/capital to repair it.Thunderhawk Down: Part II5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Therefore I have replaced it with a stubby little "drop pod" [2010 Suzuki SX4].
My bank account has a smoking crater in it now. Commissions are OPEN!
AND I missed the day tix went on sale for NYCC. *weep* Apparently there were already more people in the queue when it opened than there were VIP/4-day passes available. I was only able to get a Thursday ticket.
This will be the first time in FIVE years I haven't been to all 4 days. What a kick in the teeth.
TheAntimonyElement made me a beautiful gift! And said some nice – mostly true – things about me!
I owe eviscera some art! I promise I will finish this. Feel free to berate me and shower me with abuse in the mean time. ;
Digital Artists - an old school featureFollowing on from last week's poll, it seems you all want to see features of my favourite artists. That's going to be quite the task as there's so many! So, I figured I would make a selection everyday. First up, I'm going to feature some of my favourite digital artists from the first few years of my DeviantART journey. Enjoy!Digital Artists - an old school feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Narcissus Enchained by azhrarn On Saturdays by enayla
Dragon Oracle by rhi Fae Born Again by furiouskitten NEREIDA by slaine E 300 by endosage
Immortal - by asunder Dreaming Of CheckMate by caddman Reach for the Stars by ketchup-suicide Vouivre by Eireen
Bear Bull - Blackfoot by wendelin Teatro de Pena - Virgin birth by OktoberChill Nightfall by kReEsTaL Collab - Artificial - The Hub by alyn
Fancy Hunting Some Quail? by keiross Emensity by h16 Zaccharia 'DIVORCE' by Never-effects Guardian of the Earth by cosmosue
Chixxy by shutdown Darkness Falls by nighty Winter Grace by Aeires FAITHLESS by ekud
Fly on the windscreen by kubicki Set Them Free by kuschelirmel
My DeviantArt StoryWow, 14 years is such a long time! And as of the 21st, I will have been part of the community for 12 of those years! DeviantArt has seen me through so much, and it's time for me to tell you all a story about it.My DeviantArt Story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I first found DA when I was in college, writing fantasy short stories and looking for feedback for my (terrible) drawings to go with my words.
To say life was different back then is an understatement, I was in a school I hated, in a relationship I wasn't very happy in, and fighting my boyfriend in said relationship because he did not like my fascination with fantasy or my Internet addiction. It was in no small part because of DeviantArt that I found the courage to end a relationship with the person I thought would be "the one" and face post-college life on my own and made the trek from the frozen, dark lands known as Michigan during fall/winter, and headed back to Texas!
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead owe their existence to Romero’s original vision.
In 1979, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon craft