Photomanipulation: Exploring textureTexture: We love it!Photomanipulation: Exploring texture3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If there's one thing a lot of photomanipulators love, it's texture, glorious texture! Texture can change your entire image and make it or break it. In our community, it is frequently used for creating a "dark" effect, but it can be used to create or enhance absolutely any theme you can dream up. I wanted to share some brilliant examples of art that use textures well. I also want to provide some tips of things I've learned and direct you to some tutorials.
Let's get started!
Brilliant and inspiring
Tips for success
Use textures to highlight positive assets of the manipulation; don't use them to try to cover flaws of poor blending or cropping.
Wise WordsSomeone posted this on Tumblr today:Wise Words3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was just what I needed. Part of the reason I've been having trouble making time for art is because, in the back of my head, I know what I draw will not even come close to the picture in my head. Right now, I'd say that I'm closer to being 10-20 years behind. But if I can close the gap to just 5 years, it'll be worth all the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth.
I also thought this quote could be applied to any creative field, including writing. I'm a much more polished writer than I used to be, but I still struggle getting the right words, the right style, the right tension to create on paper the mini-film I see in my mind. And once I improve, my brain is already coming up with more complex stories that I don't have the skills yet to transcribe properly.
Anyway. I think the lesson today is yes, we'll never reach the pinnacle, but it doesn't mean we stop climbing. Better is always better, even if it's not what we want it to be.
Random features 52Random features 522 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Hope everybody had a nice day Welcome new members and watchers! Thank you for joining and thanks to the contributors of our galleries for letting me show your amazing works here.
So today, as each week i will open a space for all the members to get one work featured in exchange of th
Under My Umbrella...rain is translucent and dreams turns into a rainbow. :iconpouringplz::iconraindanceplz::iconpouringplz:Under My Umbrella2 years ago in Personal More Like This
come goccia by leilalilium La Promenade by Hemicarka Hold My Hand by TellMeWhereItHurts Garden Bridge by rooze23 Waiting by DasJulschn
Umbrellas by Doominowskiy Sunny day by Dreamnr9 Contemplating Summer by Theophilia Umbrellas by CarolynYM Sadetta odotellessa by nei-no Elegant by CarolinaZanelli Rain Rain Go Away by Ark-san Never Say Never by leaair
Summer 2010 by Dreamnr9 Rainy day by Ilona-S Shu Qi by TheWhiteKat Rainy NYC 2 by Wulff-Arts It's raining gliter by Hinagueshi
Fav feature #35 pt2Fav feature #35 pt23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FAV FEATURE #35 pt 2
Theme: My own favs with less than 50 favs
Restoration by Necromancer78 Seduction by Necromancer78 Happy by NadiasPortfolio A Heart's Lament by seikiunne11 That time of day by WildWinyan Anti ACTA 33 by WojciechDziadosz :thumb283732769: :thumb282060153: Supermoon 0373 by Miskwaadesi Autumn Forest by Lienwyn
Another world by Raoon Little bird of bad luck by SandraHultsved zacharias by findmymind Grim Reaper by SPartanen :thumb259979840: Ballet VIII. by Lissuin Ballet VII. by Lissuin 15 jan 2012 j by MichaWha
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Undiscovered artists 10.Hello! I guess it is time for another journal, right? I hope that everyone of you is okay, and is enjoying Summer - at least who has Summer right now! I hope you will enjoy your vacations and adventures you will start. However, my very first one will be a visit to an eye specialist to the capital, for a research, it will turn out whether I can have a laser eye surgery or not. I hope I will be able to, since my glasses have been constantly objecting me in every single meaning! I'll definitely let you know what is going on. But okay, now let's turn to the feature part!Undiscovered artists 10.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
catlickfever is gifted in really many art mediums. Her photography about fruits, or her creative IDs are definitely eye-catching. She also has a great talent in mixed media and digital art - she creates fabulous drawings and photomanipulations and jewellery. Despite all of her bodacious work, Kait has only 99 watchers, and 13952 pageviews. Check out her work - it absolutely deserves to be looked at!
Haven't been online for a while......and am really impressed by all the wonderful works that you guys made with my stocks!Haven't been online for a while...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They really made my day, thank you for that!
Also thanks a lot for all the lovely comments ^.^
Don't know how I managed to forget checking my account here for nearly two months now but I promise there will be some new stock photos, soon
Big hugs to all of you,
Watcher and Used Stock Feature!Figured I better make use of my premium membership before it ran out. So.. massive feature! The first part is from my watchers. Amazing stuff! Not everyone made it in this time around, if you didn't make it in the feature, keep an eye out for next time. There are a few stock pictures in there, take a good look. You might find something useful or inspirational.Watcher and Used Stock Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The second part is a few randoms from people who have used my stock. They're all just so lovely!
So in no particular order...
The Guardian of the Phoenix by StarrifyDAnime Girl #1 by Novy02along came a spider by DavidKessler1Optimus neoclassicus symphonicus by chimankardusModel Digital Painting by leostarkoneru
ItGen01 - ANUBIS by PathshaperStrangled by yunaseleneOcean Bubbles 1 by magicmystery59More Layers, More To Go by Troy-Stithhalf dead half alive by malkavian-project
Music by Pajunawhat if 2012 is true by Forgetallaboutittower by stormlightlorenSunset at Kissing Rock by emerald17Premade Background 1 by 0Ebi0
Freddy Krueger: New Nightmare by joe6panther6Something Wicked This Way Comes by MerhlinIn Search For Better Days by neverdying:thumb260564803:July.The nature of Russia.04 by favouritevampire
Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!!Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase:
...and welcome to the third edition of Sellers-Showcase's Special Newsletter, where we feature a selection of the latest work from our gallery and advertise some of our members who are currently offering commissions. Further on you will also find a selection of our favourite affiliate groups and links to our commission blogs.
So what is all the fuss about Sellers-Showcase? Who are we and what do we do?
In the current economic climate, we know how hard it is for any artist to sell work or gain commissions. Therefore, at Sellers-Showcase we aim to sell people's original traditional art, as well as advertise prints of traditional, digital and photographic work. We also promote artists who are looking to take commissions. We acc
Manipulated Genius VII:iconkidy-kat:Manipulated Genius VII3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gallery --> http://kidy-kat.deviantart.com/gallery/
.::Baghdadian thief::. by kidy-katCapricorn by kidy-kat
Put a little Love in your HeartAnnie Lennox & Al Green - Put A Little Love In Your HeartPut a little Love in your Heart3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Valentines Day everyone! I trust that all of you are having the time of your lives here in DA. I am still trying to make ends meet by doing whatever I can to survive. Sending all my:iconlove1plz::iconlove2plz:to all of you this time of year!
Ask not of me, love, what is love?
Ask what is good of God above;
Ask of the great sun what is light;
Ask what is darkness of the night;
Ask sin of what may be forgiven;
Ask what is happiness of heaven;
Ask what is folly of the crowd;
Ask what is fashion of the shroud;
Ask what is sweetness of thy kiss;
Ask of thyself what beauty is.
From Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever: A Lovestory (1989)
This feature concentrates on:iconloveitplz:because we're all loved in one way or another
B&W Training Contest Ended!The Contest ended, there will be a public poll tomorrow!B&W Training Contest Ended!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wow, the entries made so far for the contest which can be seen here http://draw-this-again-meme.deviantart.com/gallery/36457179 are simply awesome
Seems this kind of art contest /training was a good idea
The next Draw This Again Meme Group will started on April 06, from yesterday on forward till the May 31 you will be able to submit your entry
What is it about?
Black and White Training
Re-draw an older drawing in black and white, it doesnt matter if the former image was in b&w as well or colored
The focus on the contest is again training for yourself, it doesnt matter how old the drawing is or what it displayed
Only 1 Entry is allowed
As usual the Draw This Again Meme pattern has to be used
It must be mentioned in the description that it was made as a part of the B&W Training Contest in the :icondraw-this-again-meme: group
The entry must be submitted to the "B&W Training Contest" folder
SuccessHello new minions,Success3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the new deviantART. We're on our way to making this site what it should be -- the perfect haven for cats. Our announcement here explains everything you need to know about our takeover.
It's been a dream of mine to take over deviantART ever since I was a young kitten. Especially once fourteenthstar banned me for being underage, even though I was clearly over 13 in human years. But now, I'm back and ready to take charge.
Phase 1 was a complete success. We've taken control of all deviantART's internal controls, including taking Fella hostage. Good luck trying to free him! 15,000 deviations is a lofty goal.
Phase 2 is well underway. Have you seen our educational facts pop up? Have you learned what a group of cats is called? This is all crucial information for you to remember as our new subjects. It will be on the test.
Anyway, you're free to go about yo
Summer Challange!SUMMER is practically here!Summer Challange!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I thought we'd get a little head start on a Summer challenge~ ;3
Draw, Paint, Sculpt, Write about what YOU want to do this summer.
There's no limit to media, Just remember to keep it pg-13 at most
And you can submit as many pieces as you want! theres no weekly limit to them too
The Challenge Ends on August 31st 2012
HAVE FUN LADIES!
TROUBLES.OTROUBLES.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ver the last couple of days I live in a huge stress. In a few days everything should be explained ... However, it calms me. As one puts well - the second is falling apart ... Why can not be a balance? Wait-see ...
T U T O R I A L S
hank you for such a positive answer for all my tutorials. It gives me the strength to do next ... If you are not tired of them! I plan to have two of the series of the head ... However, a few people asked me for a tutorial - but only for male head. Are you interested? What other tutorials will help you?
HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issueOkay... We played a little last year about doing a collaboration between Heavy Metal and DeviantART. We got some guys on the back covers, we got a few articles in the mag, but we need to step up the game a little.HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issue2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is so hard to get your work published these days and thank god Kevin
Eastman understands that. So having put together some special issues of
Heavy Metal recently I pitched Kevin on forgetting the idea of a few
DeviantART pin-ups or a gallery...
Instead we'll do an entire issue of Heavy Metal from the DeviantART community. Yup, 100 pages of dA goodness wrapped in slick glossy paper. We're going to aim for an issue as soon as possible next year. The page rates are $75 per page (all in including lettering), yes it is really low and that
Applejack, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie.Hello Everypony!Applejack, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I get a lot of MLP FIM DD Suggestions. A lot. A LOT. :iconalotplz:
I can't feature them all...although I'd like to...but I think people wouldn't appreciate a pony every single day!
So here is a feature! Three ponies, lots of awesome art!
More to come!
Apple Jack knows best by superchibitingApplejack Plush 2: MLP by MandyNeko:thumb301667386:AppleJack Plush by WhittyKittyApplejack plush by mmmgaleryjka
Apple Jack Unicorno by FairyAntsAppleJack Plush by Cryptic-EnigmaApplejack Plush by ThroughawolfseyesApplejack Plush 2 by NonamethApplejack Pony Pillow by o01101011
Applejack Plush Update sale by ms-manuscriptApplejack amigurumi by gwilly-crochetAt the Harvest by WhiteDove-CreationsAJ and mini Mac by sequinjarFirst Applejack - Knitted Plush by SparkAbsurd
Fluttershy by DogerCraftFluttershy Poseable Doll by vonBorowskyFluttershy plushie - left side by xkurotenshixFluttershy by WhiteAntCrawls:thumb315663805:
mini felt Fluttershy by mercornFluttershy 2 by Lumae-elFluttershy by Pikacheekz:thumb3144
Art Theme ContestCreate the perfect wall of art from the best community of artists in the worldArt Theme Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Find a common theme and select three Prints from the Fine Art section of the Prints Shop that you feel would look great together on a wall. Our judges will then select 5 Finalists to win their selections presented in the NEW Gallery Framed Print style. Artists will be paid their full royalty on the winning prizes.
When you win, your walls win, and the Artists win, too!
How To Enter
Decide on an original and compelling theme.
Select 3 Fine Art Prints related to the theme.
Provide a quick description of your theme in your submitted comment.
Place your selection in a comment below.
The new Add Media tool, which lets you easily add formatting, emoticons, and images to comments, can be used in full on this article. Adding images to comments by using the Conversation, Sta.sh
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
New account, currently non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Male stock with underwear on. New gallery!
has a folder of pole fitness stock photos that are really s
PE: Importance of AnatomyThe importance of anatomy.PE: Importance of Anatomy2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Understanding anatomy is crucial to many aspects of your art.
You'll notice that anatomy is essential for drawing. It becomes difficult to accurately draw a complex pose, or even a simple one, if you don't understand what's under all that skin or fur, or even bark. Knowing how everything fits together is important.
Once you notice where that certain muscle is, shading and form become much more accurate and more natural. Knowing why the nose and eyes fall where they do make it much easier to draw from memory, and nail that natural look you were going for.
Learning the anatomy of the subject you're going to draw is quite important, and will definitely help you on several levels.
It's also easier to drawing sequences of movement. One will know what connects to what, and how they move. What is possible, and what isn't. (Range of motion)
Drawing people and other animals can be intimidating. Once you have a solid foundation, it's much easier
Make a Wish Feature! #2Hey guys! So this is the second part of feature! Hope you will enjoy is as much as I! The previous one is still on my front page ^^Make a Wish Feature! #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
'Any work from your heart is a good one ... '
Power, Beauty and Freedom by FarrahPhoenix
You Destroy Me by issa-artEye ACEO by issa-artNothing More by issa-art
Coeur de Pirate by Lilswimmer325Little Claire Sketch by Lilswimmer325Greek Mythology Cake by Lilswimmer325Angry Bird Cake1 by Lilswimmer325Fall Fun by Lilswimmer325Gracious Grapes by Lilswimmer325
Scarlett Johansson 7 by CsillipepperPonytail by CsillipepperMarilyn Monroe 2 by CsillipepperLose your mind! by CsillipepperLet's laugh until we cry! by Csillipepper
Ann Juuse by AliyonaJackson M. R and Ashley G. by AliyonaWedding portrait by AliyonaErsin Bactisa by AliyonaJackson Rathbone by Aliyona
Terra Incognita by catlickfeverArgus by catlickfeverWasting Time by catlickfeverThrough The Fire by catlickfeverWater Your Soul by catlickfever
SOS LIBERTY by cetroboPIANO by cetroboWAY OF LOVE by cetroboGreen Apple, Pink Carpet by cetrobo
DZMAGZ ISSUE 12 RELEASEDDZMAGZ ISSUE 12 ReleasedDZMAGZ ISSUE 12 RELEASED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DZ E-Magazine Issue 12 Released.
Available PC version only.
•NOMINT [ motion designers ]
•Rak Dink Donk Boys [ special backsound ]
•Chin Jing Hui, Zeen
•Matteus De Faria Vilas Boas
•Rio Sabda Mattawang
•Adietya Hyde Pratama
•Djajakusuma Putra Utama
•German Helmuth Tillemann Mu
Creative Challenge #11 CardinalCreative Art ChallengeCreative Challenge #11 Cardinal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creative Challenge #1 - Clean
Creative Challenge #2 - Christmas
Creative Challenge #3 - Gateway
Creative Challenge #4 - Cold
Creative Challenge #5 - Scotland
Creative Challenge #6 - Froud Fae
Creative Challenge #7 - Daenerys