The Creative Personality:The Creative Personality:The Creative Personality:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ten paradoxical traits of the creative personality
By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Of all human activities, creativity comes closest to providing the fulfillment we all hope to get in our lives. Call it full-blast living.
Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. Most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the result of creativity.
What makes us different from apes--our language, values, artistic expression, scientific understanding, and technology--is the result of individual ingenuity that was recognized, rewarded, and transmitted through learning.
When we're creative, we feel we are living more fully than during the rest of life. The excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab comes dose to the ideal fulfillment we all hope to get from life, and so rarely do.
Perhaps only sex, sports, music, and religious ecstasy--even when these experiences remain fle
WNC - Monthly Feature No. 20Don't forget to this feature if you like it.WNC - Monthly Feature No. 202 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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This is a selection from last month's submissions to
a group dedicated to black and white artwork.
Sit down, stare at the screen...
No_ship_inside by anticuusBW portrait I by Alexandre-Bordereau
I was lying. by gloeckchenRosy Selfie by lampguruGhost of the White River by iNeedChemicalX
between by BlackCocktail
I by WWinchester1986P1100993 by crossfading
SO-REALMy friends, it sometimes gets almost impossible to individually thank you for your support. It's Real Life that often becomes a bit hectic and hard to neglect even if one would like to spend here all day. Most of you know that what I really like to do is draw, but I can hardly find the time for that these days. Photomanipulation comes in handy when I need to share something with you, just to keep into contact, as it's faster and easier to do. So this is the stuff I will be most often posting and my way of sharing part of my thoughts and feelings with you.SO-REAL1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you will forgive me for not thanking you always for your faves. I promise I'll try my best, but I wouldn't like dA to become a reason for more stress, so I decided I should take it easy from now on. I wish you understand and not think that I'm being impolite or ungrateful.
So, a BIG THANK YOU here and CONGRATULATIONS to all of you οn your Art, we all need it so much to open our eyes to Magic and get away from ou
Jolly Winter - Frozen Contest! WINNERSJolly Winter - Frozen Contest! WINNERS1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
- Website - Commissions OPEN - Blog Index - Shadowness - Tutorials - Thumblr - My Daily Deviations - Resources RULES - Dark Portafolio
Contest hosted by:
~Dreams and Nightmares Contest~Spread the word! The more people, the better~Dreams and Nightmares Contest~3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
✪ R U L E S ✪
READ ALL THE RULES !!
You have to be a member to enter the contest.
2 entries per person.
New & Old pieces are accepted.
No racism, pornography/nudity, bashing religions and hentai.
Photo Manipulations only.
ALL STOCK MUST BE CREDITED or your entry will be declined. If it is your stock, say so in the Artist's comments.
Your not required, but it would be nice if you put in your "Artist's comments" a link to this journal or the group.
✪ T H E M E ✪
You have voted and the winner for this month's contest is:
DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES
Suggested by: :devstarscoldnight :
You may pick one or the other, or even both if you dare!
Dreams are successions
please readquoting this from tumblr...AGAINplease read2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I've mentioned this before, however, that was a long time ago when I had less of a following and perhaps less of an impact.
When you tell a fellow artist "Oh I wish I was as good as you!" or say things like "You're so talented I'm just going to stop making art/killmyself/cry", you don't flatter them. At best, you're merely raising them up by putting yourself down and they don't want that. At worst, you are making them very uncomfortable or actively distressing them. Even if you think you're joking, remember that this person probably hears this very frequently. It's a sore point. They may have some kind of emotional response to it beyond irritation.
So, let's go over the basics:
Wow, you've got a lot of skill!
You inspire me to work harder to become as good as you are.
Oh, you're so talented, I wish I was as talented as you!
You're so talented, I give up.
Remember that your words have an effect.
Yes, thank you! W
A message..and same Red-haired beautys ..I want to share the animated version of one of my work ANIMATED VERSION http://elves-of-rosegarden.iphpbb3.com/forum/79145872nx244/permission-r-and-s-f227/sweedies-t6543.html#p70329A message..and same Red-haired beautys ..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi my friends
I just want to say I'm not going to have much time for dA for a week or some weeks ahead.
My daughter are coming to Sweden on her annual Christmas visit. Only 5 days left now.
I will be here now and then, but I want to spend my time with my daughter as well.
We have only a few week together.
But she is not home all the time, so maybe I'll create a work..don't know.
So I am so sorry if I am not so nice this weeks to come.
I will 'fave and run' a lot, just to keep up.
But you all know you are doing great works wich I love so if I fav your work, I love it even if I don't write in the comment box!
I don't know if anyone are going to read this, or will miss me or notice at all that I'm not here so much as ususal.
But I'll write this in my journal a
Site Update: Unread Message Counts, Sta.sh UpdatesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Unread Message Counts, Sta.sh Updates2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Unread Counts in Message Center Sidebar
The sidebar in the Message Center now displays an unread count next to each type of message to allow you to easily identify and sort your messages.
File and Edit Menus in Sta.sh
A couple weeks ago, we launched the File and Edit menus in Sta.sh to Beta Testers, making it easier to manage your Sta.sh. Today, we're rolling out the feature to everyone. These menus make it easier to organize your files, and adds the ability to
Featuring amazing artists! IFeaturing amazing artists! I1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you so much to all my watchers, friends and staff at DA for the love & support, lalalamas, favs and lovely wishes Remember you are the reason i´m here and try my best to help others & myself.
Here a small selection of amazing artists! I will do this every week from today. Enjoy
ClefairyKid's 1000 Watchers Celebration ContestClefairyKid's 1000 Watchers Celebration ContestClefairyKid's 1000 Watchers Celebration Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Celebrating the milestone with rainbows, cake and great prizes
First off, I would like to say a huge thank you to all my of watchers so far, you've all made my time here brilliant and fulfilling, I wouldn't have come so far without you Therefore, it is time to have a celebration, involving anyone and everyone, even if you aren't a watcher!
Start Date 11th July 2011 - End Date 11th September 2011
Open to everyone
1 entry per deviant
Entries must be made specifically for this contest (submitted after the start date and before the due date)
Entries must mention that they are for the contest in the artist's comments
Features Gifts and Blighty! Hoihoi peepsFeatures Gifts and Blighty!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Judas calling from milder than usual England!
Hope you're all well and getting ready for Christmas!
Wonderful gifts this week from my lovely friends
I heard a rumour that Jessica is back?
Behind The Lie by NoorL3yoonA la luz de la Luna by AndyGarcia666
acting like a queen. by BellaArtemisFemme Fatale by NikkiNightBloomBlack Witch - Rosenrot by artmatrix
The vampire is out to play by StarsColdNight:thumb269300094:Wishes... by Aeternum-Art
With broken wings.. by DiosaEMRThe Forest's Secret by AbigailDreamDarkWater by XxXJaPpAnErDieXxX
Music in my soul by DoucesseDark Wings by MirellaSantanaLittle Black Riding Hood by MBHenriksen
Contest - Dead Memories WINNERSWINNERSContest - Dead Memories WINNERS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The memory is the organism's ability to store, retain, and recall information and experiences.
This theme is very emotional and important so is your job to create an art that shows,makes you feel or express this..For example a lost of somebody, the end of a relation of any kind, a happy moment you tresure, etc.. Anything to do with memories that are gone,lost, remembered always or saved away
I like to have two categories, so 2 first places and 2 second places + honorable mentions. You will have to tell me what categorie suits you best.
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Gottfried Helnwein"My Art is not an answer, it is a question."Gottfried Helnwein2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Twins ContestTwins Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
from 07/19 to 09/18
Twins. Can be humans, can be animals, objects, can be all that you want.
But they must be twins. Use your imagination
Open to all media except literature
- Your entry can be already posted on Deviantart.
I mean the work don't have to be new, if you want.
- 1 entry for person accepted
- You MUST write all the DIRECT stock's links in the deviation page if you've used them
- You MUST link my journal in your work, writing that is entering my contest
- Add me to your watch so you can stay up with my journal updates (that's not obligatory)
- No pornography, racism or anything offensive
Submitting your entry
Send me a note with the title "Twins Contest Entry" and add the thumb and the link of your entry.
See the entries: http:
Vampire Contest Now Open!! UpdateIts finaly here, What you been waiting for this Novembers Contest VampiresVampire Contest Now Open!! Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope many of you will be entering in th contest
The prizes ar the same as always :iconimvampireplz:
1st place I month premium membership + 150 points + display of winning work in winners gallery + llama
2nd place I moth premium membership + 100 points + display of winning work in winners gallery + llama
3rd Place 1 month premium membership 75 points + display of winning work in winners gallery + llama
One entry per person
All work has to be in by the 28th November
All manipulations must be credited
All work must be good quality, no blurry image's or WIPS
All entry's must comply with the group rules
[Bullet; Yellow]You must name this piece Vampire
[Bullet; Yellow]You mest say on your artist note's that you work is for this contest with the group icon or a link to this blo
Photography Troubleshooting: Tripod or not?In a recent issue of Photography Weekly we talked about tripods and whether or not it's worth using one and what alternatives there are. I think it was safely concluded that using a tripod is better than not at all - but there are certain situations when you can do something else or when a tripod isn't necessary. Sometimes it's really hard to pick out the moments when it might be needed. Quite often you could end up out walking for miles carrying a tripod that weighs the same as a small elephant - and you don't even use it. So what are some useful tips?Photography Troubleshooting: Tripod or not?1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Firstly, find a tripod that DOESN'T weigh the same as a small elephant. I may be exaggerating slightly, but honestly there are tripods out there that weigh more than they need to. If you need a heavy duty tripod, you probably know exactly what you're supposed to be doing with it and don't need to read this a
ArtWelcome to September, as you always know you've all fill my DA life with your wonderful art, i'm always inspired and yes amazed at the diversity of all your wonderful works, so please share with these artists and enjoy their art as i have and always be inspiredArt2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that - Martin Luther King Jr"
"Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody - Mark Twain"
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light - Plato"
Complete Version "Two Parts" by clijoco :thumb319855895:
"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this t
Everything you need to know about DD: Release DateNEWS - ADVERTS - AFFLIATES - PAST CONTESTS - PLZ - LINKSEverything you need to know about DD: Release Date9 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 11/10: Game release underway!
Also, run over HERE to download ringtones of your favorite characters shouting "OBJECTION!" and "HOLD IT!" and "TAKE THAT!"
Everything You Need To Know About Ace Attorne
FREEZE-FRAME YOUR LIFE Contest with cash prize!SHORT UPDATE:FREEZE-FRAME YOUR LIFE Contest with cash prize!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been moving house (still am) so I am a bit busy and hard to get hold of, but the mods are here working hard for you all. I'll be back again very soon so no worries.
Lots O' love
HELLO TO ALL!
I wanted to remind everyone of our new contest FREEZE-FRAME YOUR LIFE!
And also inform of some other contests going on (at the bottom of the post)
Our fabulous contest started Thu Aug 11 and ends the 31'st of October! That means you have over two and a half month on you. Now let me jump straight to the prizes, ^_^
1'st place gets $50 cash! But you have to have paypal! Or we will give you points. You also get a series of features from us and an interview.
2'nd place 12 month premium membership and a feature of course.
3'rd place 3 month premium membership, and a feature.
We hope to increase the prizes as we go if our members help us with donations.
If you want to donate something to the contest, please write us a note. A
"Fantasy Original Character" ContestWe are holding a new contest “Fantasy Original Character”"Fantasy Original Character" Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And now it is pooling 3 partner groups. The main organizer of the contest is :iconFantasy-Heroes: - group dedicated to fantasy male art.
Our contest begins today on the 24-th of May and ends on 24-th of July.
The Contest Task is: to draw an original fantasy character. (OC)
The Contest Terms are: There could be one or more OC on the picture. The main character must be male. He can be of any fantasy race (existing or original) but he must have humanlike features minimum 60%. The other precondition is – your picture must contain one or more from the following fantasy attributes:
1. Sword or bow
2. Armour or fantasy cloth
How to submit your deviation:
1. Go to the main page of the group :iconFantasy-Heroes:
2. Choose option
ALERT: ART THIEFSo I don't normally do this, but this idiot is on my last nerve. https://twitter.com/_NoufAlJ/media/grid She stole my work months ago. I told her to knock it off, got all her photos removed from her Tumblr, deviantART, and personal website, and now she's at it again. She's also stealing lots of other people's work. She's even using my photo as her business card. http://twitpic.com/6baq2jALERT: ART THIEF1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So please. Do me a huge favor? Make her life miserable.
Zombie Project done![Sherlock,House,GameOfThrones]Finally! It's finally over!Zombie Project done![Sherlock,House,GameOfThrones]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Oh god, this has taken all my time for the last two months, and I can finally say it's finished xD Well, I explain:
This has been a personal project commissioned by one of my subjects (painting) in college, where I chose represent characters turned into zombies from TV shows. I chose BBC Sherlock (obviously), House M.D. and Game of Thrones. (I had thought about choosing four shows (with Supernatural), but hardly it took me so long for finishing the last painting in this limited time... so the number of paintings was reduced to three paintings. Anyway, I want to thank everyone who helped me some time ago to select this fourth show! thank you very much!!)
And well, I've used mixed media, acrylic and oil. Paintings with a size of 100x81 cm. And the hours are countless xD
I have to say I'm not painter... but I tried to do my best. I post them here in case you're interested in see them and give opinions.
(BTW, the picture with the Sherlock theme is very different
Make Ugly Contest Winners AnnouncementMake Ugly Contest Winners Announcement8 months ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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Ugly Truth has awakened
how to convert .mesh to .objyou may notice that lots of the models here are in .mesh format(for XNALara)how to convert .mesh to .obj1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so to convert them with this tool
File -> Batch Converter
Add the mesh file you want and select export format : Wavefront OBJ -> Convert Files
and now you can use it for anything you want
also if the .mesh file doesn't work try the .mesh.asci