Art History: John William Waterhouse:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:Art History: John William Waterhouse3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A man of some mystery John William Waterhouse, most affectionately known throughout his lifetime as 'Nino" was born in Rome to his English parents William and Isabella during the wonder years of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood who set the art world alight.
It was his Italian beginnings that first influenced his artistic style as a young man first at school in Leeds, then later at his fathers studio in London where he entered the coveted Royal Academy of Arts at the age of 21, not as a painter; but as a sculptor. Six months later his probationary term ended and he was fully enrolled as a student leading to his first painting exhibits.
"Undine" 1872, oil on canvas and "Gone but not Forgotten" 1873, oil on canvas - shows Wa
Food Photography - back to basicsFood is a necessity for daily life and good health (the right kinds anyway), but food is also fast becoming something of an Art as well as many turn to their cameras once a mammoth baking session is over and capture the delightful dishes in attractive and alluring ways. Since the beginnings of Still Life Photography, food has been a subject and whilst the topic has remained the same - methods, equipment and ease have changed in varying degrees across the years. Food Photography is still a genre that is vastly overlooked and majorly underrated in the art world.Food Photography - back to basics3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It all began with Still Life Paintings back in the 17th Century. They were as far from commercial as a style could get and certainly weren't created with selling in mind. However the skill and main aspects that realism painters took back in the 17th Century are kept close to the hearts of Food Photographers today as they grip onto Realism, effects of light, composition and arrangement. Props have always been an important part of
Hanna-BarberaOk now, be honest, how many of you had a little happy tear when you read the title of this article?Hanna-Barbera3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hanna-Barbera Productions is an American animation studios which has produced timeless classics more timeless classics than I can name. Tom & Jerry, Johnny Quest, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby Doo, The Addams Family and many more!
The studio was formed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, formerly directors from the MGM Studio. They were born during the golden age of American animation as MGM shut down their animation studio, Hanna-Barbera rose from it's ashes.
The production company became super popular with it's Saturday morning cartoons. Their cartoon shorts and series filled this time slot on all major American TV channels at the time. However over time their profits started to fall as they lost this morning slot. The Turner Broadcasting System ended up buying them and so some of us growing up will remember seeing much of their toons in the channel you know as C
Dreamy Theodor KittelsenAs I've previously promised, after the articles about Sulamith Wülfing and about John Bauer, the time comes for an article about Theodor Kittelsen.Dreamy Theodor Kittelsen3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
...Theodor Severin Kittelsen, being a great representant of the Golden Age of Illustration, is one of the countless artists who received more attention and appreciation a long time after their death. I don't say "proper attention", it's still far from it.
His depictions of Scandinavian folklore creatures are said to be equally cannon to the trolls portrayed by the definitely more famous John Bauer. But, unlike Bauer, Kittelsen didn't focus just around trolls (which are, you must admit that, most of Bauer's creations - although his sudden death at young age is
Nick ParkWell I am sure this is a name a lot of you are familiar with! But for those of you who need an introduction to him, Nick Park is stop motion animator who works for Aardman Animations in Bristol. So to name a few works that you may be familiar with are Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Creature Comforts.Nick Park3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
His works have been nominated for and also won quite a few BAFTA awards and Oscars.
He continues to work with traditional stop motion animation and plasticine, so the old 'move it a bit and take a photo' technique. His first feature piece for Aardman, A Grand Day Out, was a student project at the time. This was funded by the studio which allowed him to continue to work on it part time whilst continuing his studies. This became a huge hit and was nominated for an Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Unfortunately he lost this award to another short, Creature Comforts, which was also his work anyway!
His animations have graced British TV for many years and it has gained a lot of a
Famous Photographs: The Afghan GirlIf you run a google search on what are the top famous Photographs of all time, The Afghan Girl is sure to appear. She is truly a face from History and one that many across the globe have tried to capture within others time and time again. But what exactly has made this image and its photographer so captivating?Famous Photographs: The Afghan Girl3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Source: Daily Mail/National Geographic/Steve McCurry
Eyes, they say, are the window to the soul. And capturing such a piercing and expressive look in a photograph is a highly sought after skill. The Afghan Girl exhibits suspense, suspicion and a sense of distrust at the person behind the lens, she gives off an air of maturity, a foreboding feeling - a vulnerability behind years of strength. That, is what makes her so captivating.
Sharbat Gula is her name, although few even know this rather important detail. Sh
Mori Lolita Challenge! - resultsHello dear members!Mori Lolita Challenge! - results2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We have a winner of our Mori Lolita Challenge! The results were too close ones to others, but finally, with 30 points, our winner is...
Here are other wonderful illustrations found in our winner's Gallery:
Thanks to all who voted and, of course, thank you so much for your entries!
We wish you a lots of fun this New Year Eve, and we are hoping to see more fashion illustrations on 2014. Happy New Year everyone!
Hello dear members!
The time to submit your entries has gone, now you can vote for your favourite entry! As our premium group membership has expired and we cannot use the poll system, we must go back to the comment/note voting.
The rules! You have all the entries numbered above in this journal (see below). You must choose your three favourites by giving each one 3 points, 2 points or 1 po
Fashion Illustration How to Draw ProportionatelyWelcome to the first entry on my "Fashion Illustration How To" series! This series will be 10 lessons long, with each lesson coming on the 23rd of each month. (Sorry that today's is late!)Fashion Illustration How to Draw Proportionately2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My name is Shavonne, I have a bachelors degree in Apparel Design, and I love to draw and design! These things do not make me an expert in fashion illustration, but I do hope to offer some helpful hints to beginning designers and long-time designers.
I hope through this series that you can provide me with feedback on each entry, as well as what you would like to see more. I'm happy to answer questions and change the series to best suit the readers needs. Thank you for reading!
The first place to start with any illustration is proportions. No matter what you are drawing you want to make sure that the proportions are right or no one will ever look at your designs (they will be too busy trying to figure out what's wrong with that body!). That being said, the fashion illustration model is far
Art History:Greek and Hellenistic Art"Hellenistic art is the art of the Hellenistic Period dating from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC to the emergence of ancient Rome as signified by the Battle of Actium in 31 BC" (Wikipedia, sorry. )Art History:Greek and Hellenistic Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In the Hellenistic era,most of the art had a Greek hue to it. Much of the culture and way of life were Greek at this time. (Because they were Greek! )
"Idealism gave way to naturalism, the culmination of the works of fourth-century b.c.e. sculptors Lysippos, Skopas, and Praxiteles, all of whom emphasized realistic expression of the human figure."
Byzantine ArtSome history…Byzantine Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Byzantium was the name given to the Eastern part of the Roman Empire. Known by many other names, such as Romania, it was born under the ruling of Diocletian when he divided the Roman Empire in two parts: Western and Eastern, in 286. It stretched roughly through the East of Italy, Greece and the Anatolian Peninsula – in some periods covering as far as the Northern coast of Africa and South Andalusia. It endured attacks from Barbarians, Sassanids, Persians, Arabs and Slavics until the famous falling of Constantinople in 1453.
Lasting some 1000 years more than its twin Western Roman Empire, Byzantium retained and developed the Greco Latin heritage with some aspects of its own , and always dreamt of restoring the original universality of the (whole) Roman Empire.
Paleo byzantine period (324- 7th century)
Roman tradition is followed in the arts during these first yea
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing SnowThe best of the Wintery weather conditions often come later on in the season, especially here in the UK. The next week or so will hopefully provide many photographers with the chance to capture those snowy scenes. So what’s the best way to achieve them?Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing Snow3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I’m sure many will agree that snowy landscapes are amongst the trickiest things to photograph. Exposure is the common problem; temperature is usually a close second! If your camera has a snow or winter setting then this will help override the auto white balance and lower the exposure, so you are already set to go. But if your camera doesn’t have these functions, then you might find these tips handy:
1.Before you head out, check your equipment. The white skies that often accompany a snowy scene are the most likely out of any shot you’ll take, to show up the dirt on your lens. Give it a good clean beforehand or you’ll be spending a long time with th
Welcome to Art History - Stock and Resources MonthHello! Welcome to Art History - Stock & Resources month!Welcome to Art History - Stock and Resources Month3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
All November, deviants in the community will be posting articles about the history and current state of, as well as some general information about, Stock & Resources. To get involved with articles, head to the sign up sheet.
But you don't just have to write articles! You can participate by spreading the word, commenting on articles, or maybe hosting an Art History-related contest! Let us know if you've participated, and we will make sure it's seen by the community.
A Brief Overview of Stock
What does "Stock & Resources" mean? The terms "stock," "stock & resources," "stock and resources," "resources," and "resources and stock images" are typically used interchangeably. The gallery descriptions ma
Rembrandt's Self PortraitsCountless artists have used themselves as models. This, a lot of times, comes out of necessity and convenience, but there are plenty of other reasons why an artist might model for themselves.Rembrandt's Self Portraits3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rembrandt van Rijn is the first artist I think of when talking about self portraits. (That could be because he's my favorite painter, but whatever ) Some sources say he made 60 self-portraits, others claim he did over 90. Whatever the number, it was a LOT.
The exact reason Rembrandt painted himself so often is unknown, but it has been speculated that perhaps, since he was struggling a lot of his life, he was the cheapest and most readily-available model; he often painted himself as someone else. Or maybe he was doing self-portraits to express his feelings at the time; he sometimes painted himself with a serious look on his face. Another theory is that self-portraits helped artists to be more well-known. There was no Facebook back then, you know. I
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
Muses of the MastersBeautiful, captivating, inspiring, complicated and often misunderstood - the women who became muses for their masters had more in common with the artists who painted them than might be seen on first glance.Muses of the Masters3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These women from all walks of life often reviled and looked down on in their own time, have transcended their humble beginnings through canvas and paint to inspire and utterly captivate their audiences.
Elizabeth Rossetti (née Elizabeth "Lizzie" Siddall) 1829 - 1862
Elizabeth Siddal 1860 Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Born in 1829 Lizzie was first "discovered" by the artist Walter Deverell in 1849 who had close associations with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Less than 2 years later, Lizzie was sitting almost exclusively for the jealous Rossetti.
Lizzie's life with the artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was turbulent and complicated, much like her relationship with Rossetti who d
about photoshop and hard work...damn it!WARINING- EITHER READ THIS COMPLETELY OR DON'T BOTHER, AS THAT IS ONE OF THE CHARACTER TRAITS THIS JOURNAL IS ABOUT!about photoshop and hard work...damn it!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so after a swarm of questions many of which left me with my jaw on the floor... i realized something...
people are afraid of pushing a button to see what it does
okay, to backtrack first. i am self taught in photoshop, had no books had no tutorials, had a borrowed i think 7... dunno which was before cs2 when i started, i learned it by ....pressing a button and seeing what it does
i explored, i tried stuff out.
i had no teachers no schools no education on this stuff
i saw a button i pressed it.
that is how about 9 years ago when i first decided to try and apply digital coloring to early pages of ravine, i was dabbing paint on a page. i came to the point where i had to paint a waterfall. so , just for fun i tried putting scattering on the foam brush i made, a simple thing. and i was gonna see if smudge could be scattered. it had a weird side effect.
Stock Provider, Stock User 1- charligal-stockWelcome to Stock Provider, Stock User!Stock Provider, Stock User 1- charligal-stock3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the first in a series of articles where we interview a deviant who is both a stock provider and a stock user.
Our first interview is with charligal-stock/charligal!
Hello! Firstly, how is living with our dear Claire (Tasastock)?
It's awesome!! I love her so much, she is a true kindred spirit. Honestly, it feels like we have been living together for ages. It's a really comfortable atmosphere and I am so happy to have her. It's also been a ton of fun introducing her to my friends after all this time talking about how amazing she is. They love her too, hell it's hard not to... she is the bomb diggity.
You have been on your art account, charligal, for 4 years. Did you have any accounts before that one?
Haha oh yes, my beloved art account. Well way back when I was still a student studying Design and Illustration, my classmate slexii got me onto
Fashion Illustration How to Draw the Fashion PoseFirstly, thank you for all the comments on the previous article, and all of the favorites of the tutorials! I greatly appreciate your feedback! (I also apologize for never thanking you before, as I did not revisit the article again until recently!)Fashion Illustration How to Draw the Fashion Pose2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Secondly, I apologize for this late installment of the article. I've got a long list of excuses, but I'm sure you would much rather read about how to create an interesting fashion pose, so I will move on. Please expect the future articles to continue on time
This month’s article is about the “fashion pose.” One of the aspects of fashion illustration is to make it interesting, and the pose of the model can help with that.
Below I have outlined some basic features of an interesting pose, but please be aware that there are no real rules.
The Plumb Line
Any model, or really anything that you draw should have a “plumb line” that creates the balance for the object. The plumb line is a straight line drawn from a cen
OrthodoxyThose who sing, pray twice.Orthodoxy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Orthodox Christianity bases its whole worship arounf praising God in the most beautiful ways. Almost, if not all praises and prayers have been made so that one sings his heart out for God. I will be posting some of the most beautiful for you to hear and will be updating this constantly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdTr5Wekfro&feature=related 1 hour Greek Orthodox litourgy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyVllSkX7_s 1 hour Arab Greek Orthodox Divine Liturgy (with traces of Greek in it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD44-ZoAkG8 Greek Orthodox Divine Liturgy-Cherubic Hymn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnAh30B2Zxs Cherubic Hymn sung by the monks of Simonopetra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NtMCPmwtYI Lamentations of the Tomb of Christ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbCqssXT9Ic Όσοι εις Χριστόν εβαπτίσθητε, chant
Cave Paintings: The Birth of IllustrationCave paintings are the root of traditional illustration, one the earliest of which has been in recent news, a 'faint red dot' dated to more than 40,000 years ago. These were discovered in 11 caves in Spain, and results show that they are at least 15,000 years older than we first thought. It raises many questions; What are they trying to say? Who made it? Is it symbolic? Who was it made for?Cave Paintings: The Birth of Illustration3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
No matter what the answers are, illustration is a means for people to convey information, a means of visual communication. The purpose of these cave paintings are unknown, and we can only speculate as to their actual purpose. A time well before printing press, but the value of visual communication has lasted through the ages. One thing that is for sure is it was some sort of communication via visual aids, they had a purpose and had something to say.
Design is intelligence made visible.
Golden Age of IllustrationGolden Age of Illustration3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When in the second half of the 19th century newspapers and illustrated books became popular and widespread thanks to improvements in printing technology, many artists found their base to spread their skills. The official time span of the Golden Age of Illustration is said to be from 1880s to 1920s, but it varied a little bit between Europe and America.
While European illustrators were influenced mostly by the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau and Post-Impressionists (especially by Les Nabis, a group of Parisian artists), their American colleagues focused around Howard Pyle's Brandywine School of American Illustration in the Brandywine Valley.
Amongst the most popular artists of this time we find Arthur Rackham (UK), Howard Pyle (US), Ivan Bilibin (Russia), Theodor Kittelsen (Norway), Edmund Dulac (France), John Bauer (Sweden), Beatrix Potter (UK), N.C. Wyeth (US), Sulamith Wülfing (
Famous Photographers: Dorothy Bohm"A World Observed..."Famous Photographers: Dorothy Bohm3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dorothy Bohm was born in Konigsberg, East Prussia and has lived in England since 1939. She was recently elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and is considered one of the most respected women of British Photography. I stumbled across her work accidentally, as is often the case when you discover something great. I was astounded to find that the book I had discovered was the first major retrospective exhibition of her work - in book format. Her career began in the 1940s with A World Observed becoming the title of her soon to be famous collection of photographs.
Source: Dorothy Bohm's Gallery
Bohm has achieved quite simply, what many of us have tried and do strive to do through our Photography. Document an ever-changing and fast disappearing world. Bohm is said to be influenced by the art critic and th
FashionIllustration: How to Draw ClothesHello!! This month's article is about how to draw clothing!!FashionIllustration: How to Draw Clothes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I won't get into style lines or silhouettes, I just want to show the basics of how to draw clothing that looks like real clothing. In this article I did a tutorial for pants (jeans), a collared shirt, and ruffles.
One tip that will help you draw more realistic looking clothing is to think about how it is put together and look at similar clothing that you own. It helps tremendously (especially when you want to make your illustrations into actual garments!)
First here is a tutorial on how to do basic skinny jeans:
Here is how to do a collared shirt:
And lastly, how to draw ruffles and flowing fabric:
(I apologize for the pinks & purples.... it just seems to go with excessive ruffles!)
In future articles I will talk more about stylizing an illustration, but I will add here that when making skirts and dresses, it makes a very interesting illustration when it looks like t
Arthur RackhamArthur Rackham was born on the 19th of September 1867 in London and died of cancer at the age of 71 in Limpsfield, Surrey. He's considered to be one of the most recognisable artists of the Golden Age of Illustration in Europe, along with John Bauer and Theodor Kittelsen.Arthur Rackham2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
He was born in a big family - it's enough to mention that he had 11 siblings, but surely plenty of you knows that it wasn't quite unusual in the XIX century and earlier. We know that in his youth, Rackham's health was rather poor - hence he travelled to Australia with his two aunts to improve his condition.
After he returned, he began studying at the Lambeth School of Art. In 1892 he started working as a r