tWR Interviews:Vocabulary, Narrative Voice and POVHello everyone, and welcome to our "tWR Interviews", where we interview experienced writers of our community about the art of writing!tWR Interviews:Vocabulary, Narrative Voice and POV8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
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Today we're interviewing our Carmalain7 and Vigilo, plus williamszm, kiwi-damnation and jade-pandora on vocabulary building for poetry, and raspil and Memnalar on narrative voice and POV(point of view) for prose!
If you want to get some more educational reading, here are the other interviews we've released so far:On WritingProse and Poetry Basics
The Hunt For Paul Tobin's Atlantis Has ConcludedThe Hunt For Paul Tobin's Atlantis Has Concluded10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Hunt for Paul Tobin’s Atlantis Has Concluded
Mayan Civilization by boosoohoo
Scavenger Hunt Challenge Wrap-Up
We asked if you would help Paul Tobin find inspiration for his vision of the lost world of Atlantis and your response was, as usual, near overwhelming.
But Paul has been able to make his choices of the most imaginative and inspiring visions of the mythic (?) continent of Atlantis, as conceived and created by th
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 4I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 41 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
How To Gird Your LoinsHow To Gird Your Loins1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Art and idea isn't mine. I just felt like it should be shared here on DA~ Art belongs to mirandemia on Tumblr!
The Procrastinator: A Day In The LifeThe Procrastinator: A Day In The Life8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Procrastinator A Day In The Life
Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before a deadline.
I wrote the title for this piece three weeks ago.
So, it’s Friday night. Work week over. Tomorrow I get to write my own mate
just a general faq on printed sunstonejust want to have a journal to link to people who are curios as i just lack the time to answer everybodyjust a general faq on printed sunstone2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1 yes sunstone will be sold in printed forrm as a series of books
2 each chapter will be 1 comic issue
3 i am currently finalizing printing arrangements
4 printed versions will feature improved art and writing, by art i mean obvious tweaks in anatomy , inking and so on, by writing i mean streamlined while keeping true to the material and at times better worded... with less typos....
I DIDN'T SAY NO TYPOS!
5 SUNSTONE WILL GENERALLY HAVE ABOUT 22 CHAPTERS
6 you might say it will be a sort of a 4 big parts to the story
first is the story of ally and lisa to a certain point, called sunstone
second is a story of alan and anne which will last about till chapter 12. ally and lisa will very much be featured in it vbut the focus will be shifted. subtitle of this one will be mercy
third will be about marion and james subtitled...not sure yet XD
The Last Witch HunterSummit Entertainment summoned four DeviantArt artists to make short animations diving into the supernatural world of The Last Witch Hunter. The artists had 60 days to create their animations, and now they’re complete! View the bewitching and terrifying animations now!The Last Witch Hunter3 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Summit Entertainment summoned four DeviantArt artists to make short animations diving into the supernatural world of The Last Witch
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger2 years 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
J-Pop Summit and Comic Con! :DIt's been a crazy busy summer with conventions and working on the Axent Wear headphones! I barely have time to work on anything else right now Q_QJ-Pop Summit and Comic Con! :D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But anyway, I'll be at the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco's Japan Town this weekend 7/19-7/20th You can find me in the Kinokunia mall, on the 2nd floor near the elevators with books, prints, and more!
Come by and hang out! http://www.j-pop.com/2014/
I'm also honored to be part of deviantART's annual panels at San Diego Comic Con this year I look forward to seeing everyone again!
In the mean time, I've been working hard on making the 2nd prototype for the headphones. We are eager to release the Kickstarter as soon as possible. Once the headphones are on their way to production, I'll finally have time to finish the next Fisheye Placebo strip. I'm about half way done with the strip, though headphones have been keeping me very busy orz. But here's a preview of the next part!
Thanks for the support!
Game Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsGame Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a very large shadowby RobotDelEspacio
Pixel Art Commission InfoNo longer accept pixel art commission.Pixel Art Commission Info6 years ago in Personal More Like This
5 Tips On VillainsEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips On Villains6 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. If any of the stuff your villain pulls is on the Evil Overlord list, you need to rethink your strategy. Yep, this one: http://www.eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html I encounter far, far too many stories where the villain and the hero work in an idiotic tandem, a kind of moron tango that even the average Webelo scout could probably think his way out of. One of my biggest sticklers is story logic, and I have a tendency to hound anyone relentlessly if theyre insisting on their characters doing stupid things for the sake of the story. (Mostly because its insulting to the reader, i.e., me, and the reader owes nothing.) Villains appear to be the worst offenders of this, acting like puppets whose strings are plucked
Trauma. A word about the Colorado shooting.Artist Roland Barthes once said "Trauma is a news photo without a caption." He's wrong, of course. After the events of July 20th in Aurora, Colorado we've been bombarded with an endless torrent of news photos, broadcasts, blogs, and opinion pieces about the actions of James Holmes, their impact, and its significance in the debate of violence in pop-culture. We've got plenty of photos, plenty of captions, and the trauma is very, very real.Trauma. A word about the Colorado shooting.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You see, I have a unique insight into comics and violence. As a comics creator I have written war stories, violent stories, and I've even had an opportunity to play in the streets of Gotham City. But unlike my fellow writers and artists, at age nineteen I nearly died when a lone nut with a gun put a bullet into me.
For more details regarding the incident you can read this article published in Riverside's Press-Enterprise newspaper http://fav.me/d58o9ud . But all you really need to know is on a summer day in 1993 a man I'd never met believed he had the
PAINT RAFFLE! [CLOSED]CELEBRATING 1000+ WATCHERSPAINT RAFFLE! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
livestream link will be put soon
each winner will receive a note
HAVE A NICE DAY ^^
P1(5) : 5 paint headshot, 1 character each winner
P2(1) : a 3/4 - full body paint of 1 character
HOW TO ENTER:
----------- FAV this journal------------
and earn a number!
it is optional to share this journal or watch me
HOW I PICK THE WINNERS
1. winners are picked via random generator 'random.org'
2. when your number got picked,
you get to be in the winner list in descending order (top to bottom)
3. 1st - 5th pick got no.1 prize (P1)
last pick got the no.2 prize (P2)
4. picking winners are screenshot and livestreamed so no weird stuff goin on stuff
hopefully i don't forgot
Material ListUpdated materials list July 12, 2014!Material List5 years ago in Personal More Like This
*140lb Arches paper cold pressed
*90lb Saunders paper cold pressed
*140lb FLUID watercolour paper cold pressed
*Muse Cubi White Watson paper
*140lb cold pressed WINDSOR & NEWTON watercolour paper (Rough texture)
*W&N/ HOLBEIN watercolours
*Dr. Ph. Martin Synchromatic / Radiant liquid watercolour
*Dr. Ph. Martin Black Star Matte India ink
*Daler Rowney acrylic inks (Gold, silver, etc)
ESCODA / W&N series 7 brushes (Sable)
*The left one is a HUNT 513EF nib, and the one I use the most.
[Bullet; Green]Sketchbook[Bullet; Green]
Great for mixed media
[Bullet; Green]Masking Fluid[Bullet; Green]
I don't use masking fluid.
I heard th
Creepy Pokemon Artwork: Chansey From HellCelebrate this week's launch of Pokemon X and Y with a daily dose of disturbing Pokemon artwork. The adorable Pokemon, Chansey, gets several creepy and realistic twists.Creepy Pokemon Artwork: Chansey From Hell2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
chansey by nastyjungle
Chanseydon Preview by Gumbogamer
No. 113 - Chansey by PokemonFromHell
Chanbra by SolaMontoya
Chansey by altered-worlds Chansey by OMGaMOOSE
Chansey and Ratata by lmerlo72
150+ project: chansey by edface
And some Pokemon fusion Chansey mashups:
Pokemon Fusion 4 - Eleggtrode by BonnyJohnElectresy by JosemonCosplay
Pokemon Fusion by eduardocatebPokeFusion - Geosey by kaj18
Pokemon Fusion: Psysey by SakuraSetsuna
Pasey by KinkoKitty
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Imagined Realms!!(Sorry for the double-post!! There was a glitch; didn't mean to do that)Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Imagined Realms!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am very excited to announce that Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has created a new hand-blended perfume oil based on the "Scholars' Tower" artwork!
"Gleaming amber spheres, polished cedar and mahogany, sweet parchment, inks of frankincense ash, and soft plumes of incense."
The "Scholars' Tower" perfume oil is presented in a 5ml amber apothecary vial, and is available as follows:
$45: BPAL "Scholar's Tower" perfume oil blend + one 11x14" print of Scholar's Tower (plus digital rewards)$60: BPAL Scholar's Tower" perfume oil blend + one copy of Imagined Realms: Book 1 (plus digital rewards)$65: BPAL Scholar's Tower" perfume oil blend + one Signed copy of Imagined Realms: Book 1 (plus digital rewards)
Watercolor TechniquesWatercolor Techniques IWatercolor Techniques2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). You should go grab your tools now, because the next series of articles will be focusing on painting methods. I sincerely hope these will help you and wish you all happy painting!
Laying a wash
A wash is a large area in a watercolor painting where the paint flow and diffusion have been manipulated to efface individual brushstrokes. Within wash areas, color transitions are usually gradual and span analogous hues. Laying a wash is one of the most satisfying tasks in watercolor painting. Essentials of this s
How to get better at artPeople keep asking me what programs i use, and what program is the best for drawing and what brushes i used for this artwork or that. Those are legitimate questions, sure, but not entirely accurate. There are differences between programs and brushes, but in the end, they are all tools. They are tools artists use to put their imagination onto a canvas. Just like a traditional artist can use 10 different brushes to paint an artwork, or just one single brush, digital art is the same in that regard. There is no one brush that can achieve an effect that none other can. Sure it's a little more difficult if you're using one brush type to draw everything, but not impossible. Artists might have hundreds of brushes in Photoshop but in truth, we use 2-5 brushes the most and those hundreds only in special cases. I personally use a hard brush and a soft brush for 90% of things, what i do change is the opacity and turn the pressure on and off, change the size etc.How to get better at art1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And the most common
1500 watchers RAFFLE! [CLOSED]update: All winners have been announced. will be sent a note soon!1500 watchers RAFFLE! [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
welp i'm starting the raffle now that i have some free time to judge the contest entry
the price list is:
P1. monocolor headshots: for 2 person
P2. paint headshot: for 2 person
How To Enter:
1. fave the journal
(just fave and you're in the entry list :3)
and if you don't mind, do share
28 july 2014
11 PM +7UTC
A blog post.A blog post.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I can't say everything I want to, in order to express how important not only my following as an artist has become, but how you've all helped inspire me to follow my dreams to the utmost extent. Over the past fifteen years, and since I originally found Deviantart, this site has helped platform me into the artist I am today. I also created and showcased my IP, LMS: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter, through Deviantart.
I hope this blog post does justice in telling that story, and how important it is to follow your dreams and passion. And while I haven't been as active online, I can promise I have been behind the scenes.
Thank you for believing in my dream, and again, enjoy the read.
The Blog Post - Read Here
Celebrating Deviousness - August 2015Celebrating Deviousness - August 20154 months ago in Personal More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
“My name is Damaris, but most people know me as DamaiMikaz. I’m a self-taught artist from the Netherlands and I’ve been making art ever since I can remember. When I first came to DeviantArt I was pretty much dragged here by my friends, that all worked on original projects. Up until that time, I was primarily a writer and traditional artist. It was DeviantArt that sparked my interest for digital art, and it didn’t just spark my interest, but the community’s willingness to help out people really gave me a good start.
It’s remarkable how easy it is to connect to people on this website over things as simple as original projects and learning how to do art. Following other artists was what helped me to spa
This is why you (and your art) get ignored.People often get the sense of being ignored in the art-scene, especially here online. We all try so hard to get our foot in the door, it's like trying to stuff yourself in an overfull bus like a sardine in a can.This is why you (and your art) get ignored.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sometimes you just want to socialize with other artists you admire and you seem to be talking into a brick wall or perhaps you've send your portfolio to a company over a dozen times and still don't even seem to get the smallest response or feedback. I will try and tell you WHY you get ignored and HOW you can get noticed instead.
I will go through the following cases of being ignored:
Do know, that even though being ignored feels very personal it's hardly ever personal at all!
Your comment(s) gets ignored.
It happens ever so often. You notice an artwork or a discussion and you weigh in with your opinion or admiration, perhaps even some feedback? T
I was rejected.I was rejected.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Not only she denied, she was also ironic~
2 years ago Snow-Body was just a faaar faaaar beyond
my reach idol I had totally no connection with and pretty much seemed
just like another selfish popular artist to me.
I also remember another time when I did ask for a trade
in her profile around the same period of time
And I got a streight forward
I can't I'm too busy
Then I asked why she had the status set on "ask" instead of "closed"
and she simply said that they were like that just in case a super
talented awesome artist would pass that wants a trade.
So I was just called untalented and unimportant?!
well at least she was honest..
I got so pissed.
but you know what
all I did was to just lean closer to my screen and whisper sweetly
"bitch,one day I'm gonna be that artist"
But aye look at us now! She's literally come to be
one of the peop