Still Life Stills Features: Cake!This weeks feature suggested by ChibiKingSamaStill Life Stills Features: Cake!9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Still Life Stills Features: SherlockStill Life Stills Features: Sherlock5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Winners of the APN Contest: Natural Colours:iconcheerplz: Winners of the Natural Colours Contest :iconcheerplz:Winners of the APN Contest: Natural Colours2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What the contest was about
This contest was all about Natural Colours in Animals, Plants & Nature (APN) photography. For example; butterflies with vibrant colours, rainbows, gorgeous flowers with vibrant pink and yellow, the most colourful birds, sunsets, etc. As long as it's colourful and qualifies for Animals, Plants & Nature photography!
There were so many great entries! So much color, so vibrant.
:iconcheerplz: Winners :iconcheerplz:
- A dA PRO Photo bundle (subject to availability)
- A one year premium membership to dA
- 1600 points
- A dA Addict Pack (subject to availability)
Is anybody here? + news + ZOO animals - PHOTOS.Hi!Is anybody here? + news + ZOO animals - PHOTOS.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, ok, ok, I am almost scared - what happaned? It seems that this site is totally empty for last week!
I wonder what caused this: Sandy? Or do Americans have some Halloween holiday so they are not online? Or... is there some secret and slow Zombie attack?
Of course dA decided to use this time to announce free shipping usually they do it before Christmas and I usually get pretty nice money from it. This time I got just few dolars, so I hope dA will repeat the action - just before X-mas as they did the last year. Because this site really seems to be empty now! as a response to a free shipping, I released Free calendar for 2013 - I think I have never had so few faves, views and downloads on it. What a pity, what a bad time
I know about Sandy, it was covered by Czech media a lot
Poor people, I hope everything will be fixed as soon as possible. I did not know it affected so many people
You also know I asked you to vote for Allerlei's photo - thank you
Our president died... + white lions & co. - PHHello.Our president died... + white lions & co. - PH2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many people not only in the Czech republic are sad, because Václav Havel died today.
Václav Havel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1clav_Havel) was the first president of the Czech republic and nowadays, he was probably the most respected Czech in the world. He was inspiration for many people, he influenced lot of lives. He was not only a politician, but also a writer, philosopher, human right activist and political prisoner. As every strong person with constant opinions, he also had his opponents. To be honest, I was one of them. Although I did not share most of his opinions, although I did not find many his actions right and although he was not a moral example for me, I still respect him and I regret his death. I will never forget, that he fought against totalitarian communist regime in my country and I will be always grateful, that also thanks to him, we are now free modern democratic country with strong relationship with rest of democratic world.
September Contest: Blue + Yellow Winners September Theme: BlueSeptember Contest: Blue + Yellow Winners2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
At Still-Life-Stills we're hosting monthly challenges with a regular prize list courtesy of communityrelations! So without further ado let's get onto the rules and regulations (of which there aren't many) of September's contest! The winners from August's Yellow are announced at the bottom...
The contest will run from 1st September 2012 until the 30th September 2012. That means the contest folder won't open until TOMORROW!
can be old or new. Please submit your entries to the group gallery found here!
Entries can be old or new
The majority of the deviation must be Blue
It must fit the rules of Still Life Photography (If in doubt, ask us!)
Raindrops Fans are Amazing...I mean...CRAZYI really mean it, you guys... I'm always impressed with how much support my fancomic gets. I still get tons of feedback from it all the time, and daily notes asking for its' update. Sometimes, I get notes from fans who are overly passionate, or maybe not so polite. Sometimes they are just awkward, albeit very charming...Raindrops Fans are Amazing...I mean...CRAZY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But you guys...
You guys, THIS ONE.
This. TAKES. THE. CAKE. I don't even...
It was so unbelievable, I have to tell you.
So a couple of days ago I checked my DA Notes and there was a pile of messages waiting for me. I haven't been able to check DA often as of late due to work and the fact that my Computer has been dying and I've been trying to avoid using it as much as possible until my new Computer arrives. ANYWAY, I was surprised to find a note from my friend, masa-kocha. I opened it, and this is what it said:
She also happened to be my coworker, and sat like... right across from me. Curiouser and curiouser why she would note me instead of just asking me directly
Still Life Stills Features: Berries!This weeks feature suggested by Isalovesphotography and pepikabooStill Life Stills Features: Berries!9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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A Note About Raindrops.So, the cover page of Raindrops 07 has gone up, which means updates are coming soon.A Note About Raindrops.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But before everyone starts spazzing out I feel like I need to make a couple of reminders, as I always have to do once in a while regarding this fancomic.
I am deeply appreciative to everyone who supports and has followed this doujinshi, especially for those who have done so since it's inception waaaay back in 2005. Every other comment or note that I ever get from you guys asks about "Raindrops". I'm always happy and flattered that so many people like it, and the fact that they keep asking means they love it.
BUT there's "asking", and then there's rudely "demanding". And so:
1) This doujinshi is done FOR FUN.
-Which means I do it for MYSELF first and foremost, and it's for MY ENJOYMENT. If people happen to enjoy it with me then that's great. Which means, I do not DO IT FOR YOU, so don't demand it from me like you're entitled to it, like I have some obligation to please you. Approaching me with rage and
Still Life Stills Features: NutellaThis weeks feature is suggested by :icondmwdisney29: An excellent choice as Nutella is an amazing ingredient to bake with! Enjoy!Still Life Stills Features: Nutella10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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(Update) Art Thief Alert: MeoMo on FlickrArt thief alert: M è o M ỡ © on Flickr(Update) Art Thief Alert: MeoMo on Flickr2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks so much to everyone for helping contact the original artists, submitting reports, commenting on the stolen works to redirect attention to the proper original artists and doing what they can to get this issue resolved!
Quỳnh Anh (M è o M ỡ)'s account has since been "deactivated". I'm not familiar with Flickr's terminology so I don't know if this means Flickr banned her or if she chose to deactivate her account herself. But I hope through it all Quỳnh Anh (M è o M ỡ) has learned her lesson: don't steal art!
I hope this brings fruitpunch1 and all other artists involved at least some sense of closure
I think it's important to voice outrage and demonstrate to those who do wrong that what they're doing is not acceptable and will not be looked upon nicely by the general public be it art th
Still Life Stills Features: Tea CupsStill Life Stills Features: Tea Cups8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Still Life Stills Features: GingerStill Life Stills Features: Ginger3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Still Life Stills Features: Candy!Let the ultimate sugar rush begin!Still Life Stills Features: Candy!8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Back to School:icontechgnotic:Back to School3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They are the three words that roil the senses like no others, that stir an inner emotional stew of mixed emotions that inscribes us, for both good and bad, for a lifetime. It's the inevitable arrival of late summer and the call to the classrooms that makes us tremulously anticipate the new anxieties and challenges that are about to be sprung upon us – but also the sweet rewards of ascending to new levels in pursuit of a life goal. For visual artists on their personal missions to achieving their own unique visions of success, in art and life, it is once again time to seek out the guiding wisdom of the old masters as well as the new kids with all the new tricks of the trade.
Featured Artist, Lindsay Rapp
Linday Rapp is an aspiring artist enrolled in not one, but two universities simultaneously this fall including the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Ivy League school, UPenn both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. So I thought she might be a good candi
So Today The Impossible Happened.I finally went back to school today, still feeling like shit, but not wanting to miss any more school as I already have eight missed days under my belt. I forced myself out of bed, lazily threw on my Mothership shirt and a new pair of jeans, crammed breakfast and headed for Honor Choir. My choir teacher was the only one glad to see me, or even noticed I was gone for three days. There was no lonelier feeling than this week; being quarantined to my room, not even allowed to spare the moment to talk to or embrace my brother for the fear of him catching anything like this. But as the ol' saying goes, everything happens for a reason.So Today The Impossible Happened.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Because I have a load makeup work that I am procrastinating on even now; I had to go to the testing lab to catch up on OAKS testing and take my state required OAKS Science exam as a part of my Honors benchmark. I sighed and logged in as usual when I hear a voice at the computer across from me,
"Is that...a Led Zeppelin shirt?"
no talentno talent11 months ago in Personal More Like This
this is my final say in the argument against natural born talent vs skill. we all start out by drawing scribbles that slightly resemble things. i was about 3 yrs old here., and had probably already been drawing for some time since i was brought up in a family of artists. drawing only gives back with the time we give to it, and it takes a lot of patience, more needed in the beginning, and a lot of determination to keep at it even though we are continually frustrated.
hope this inspires some of you to keep going, or some of you to start, it will be even better if more of you, my dA friends, stop making excuses saying you werent born with the ability to make your dreams come true. the only thing holding you back is yourself. drawing is but a skill which we learn through lots of practice, determination, observation and patience. if you also have the undenied passion for it, you may see yourself getting further than others.
it also helps if you're able to be ho
Premade Backgrounds and Group Submission ChangesToday we’re going to address the “Circle of Stock.” Cue Disney’s “The Lion King” theme song and call me Mufasa. Just like in the circle of life, what we do affects another group, and returns to affect us again. We have a responsibility to the artists that use our stock to provide legitimate and safe stock resources. As an administrator for a few art groups as well as stock groups, I have seen what happens to the artists who use invalid stock resources. They have had their art declined, or had to replace stock elements through no fault of their own. This especially includes those who includes celebrity or otherwise copyrighted material, even if it was uploaded to the Resources and Stocks section of . It isn’t fair to the artists who use the “stock” and hurts the credibility of not only the stock provider who uploads it, but the stock community itself.Premade Backgrounds and Group Submission Changes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Premade backgrounds have always seemed to be flo
Adivce, Criticism and Me. (Warning Rant Alert!)I have been baking and into food photography for a little under two years now. It has been a wonderful experience and i am loving the journey.Adivce, Criticism and Me. (Warning Rant Alert!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I know i have lots to learn in both areas and so i greatly welcome advice in both. Everything i have learned about my hobby has been thanks to DA, even taking up baking and photography in the first place thanks to DA. You lovely foodies and photographers have been of great help and inspiration to me and i am constantly learning a lot from you all.
There is one thing about DA that does bug me though, professional cooks or those who claim to be or know a lot about the profession. Not all professional cooks of course, there are many that are helpful and give great advice but then you always get those who love to criticize, i guess for any area of life you get snobs, cooking, art, literature etc. These are the people that really get under my skin because i find myself constantly explaining myself to them so
Stock and Resources UpdatesLETS TALK ABOUT STOCK "REQUESTS"Stock and Resources Updates2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Every year we get excited, eager, passionate new stock providers entering our small but growing community, and every year these new stock models in particular get targeted by a small group of "requesters" Those of us who have been on the site for more than a few years recognise the types of "requests" I'm talking about and know to absolutely avoid them at all costs, but its something that I've seen more and more regularly over the last few months, and its definitely a concern.
There are standard "pose requests" that are NOT requested for the "artist" to work from. They are simply asking you to take photos of yourself in provocative poses so they can get off to your stock.
Firstly - please keep in mind that the images you are providing to artists are STOCK ART - they are first and foremost designed to provide artists with useable, useful references, either for traditional art, or digital art or whatever media they choose to create
September Theme: Grey and August Winners! The ThemeSeptember Theme: Grey and August Winners!6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
With September comes weather in it's greyest form! Last month the theme was weather, but rather than be so specific, this month we'd like the theme to be 'Grey.' There are examples at the bottom of this article for those who need inspiration. Don't forget, you can't enter a piece that's already been entered into one of our monthly contests.
The contest folder will be open on 1st September 2013 and will close on 27th September 2013. Be sure to get your submissions in before the closing date! Judging will commence soon after with winners announced at the beginning of next month with the new challenge! We're tightening up on submissions now and your work will be declined if it doesn't follow our submissions rules!
The Submission folder can be found right Here!
DD! :-) News, tasks and... well, simply news.Hi!DD! :-) News, tasks and... well, simply news.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
At first, sorry for being inactive for so many many many many days, I think this was my the longest journal silence!
I just was not in the mood, sorry. This time I post no photos, sorry.
You know - wolves in Brno, no job, no money, angry family :/
But at least something which made me smile: I got my second Daily deviation!
I opened my dA account and in my messages, I saw many fresh faves on a photo which was not the newest. So I was like "hm... maybe I got a DD....? Can I hope in that?" - and it was true! thank you, it really pleased me and I appreciate it
At second: yay. I am a softie and I got somehow touched by the birth of royal baby I find cute how the UK guys celebrate it I hope the baby will be healthy and strong and that his parrents will stay together as a happy and loyal pair in love, so the baby will have a wo
Feature: Pancake DayTomorrow is Shrove TuesdayFeature: Pancake Day2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Day) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is linked to Easter, so its date changes on an annual basis.
In most traditions the day is known for the eating of pancakes before the start of Lent. Pancakes are eaten as they are made out of the main foods available, sugar, fat, flour and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with Lent.
Above info taken from Wiki, for the full article here is the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday
This time of year in England all the supermarkets have isles dedicated to making pancakes. Ready made pancakes, pancake mixes, lemons, sugar, raisins and syrup (the usual toppings that are used here) Personally I am not really much of a pancake fan but searching through these photos is starting to change my mind.