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!2 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.
Still Life PhotographyStill Life Photography is much like Still Life art in general, in the sense that the photograph (instead of a canvas) depicts inanimate objects and subject matters overall. Often, objects are grouped together for this portrayal, which the photographer exploits to really create a fantastic composition. Photography allows the artist more of a chance to arrange the objects for capture easily.Still Life Photography2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However, Still Life Photography isn't as easy as it sounds. One must think about the lighting, composition, and other matters to really make the photograph attractive and engaging. This is similar to Still Life art, in which Still Life Photography is founded upon.
You could say that Still Life Photography is influenced from the romanticism of traditional painting techniques. Still Life isn't simply the arrangement of objects, it is the presentation and illustration of the natural world, something more than a simple record. Photographs represent more than just what is there, they represent ourselves t
People + Portraits Exposed #19 Emotive...People + Portraits Exposed #192 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Infants & Children...
Milestones of Digital ArtDigital Art surrounds us everywhere, here are some of the milestones of the genre that lead to the world of Digital Art we know today. This is not meant to be complete, it simply highlights some points in the history of Digital Art that are interesting and maybe even surprising. There are videos!Milestones of Digital Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you ever created Digital Art, you know that the computer is merely a tool, but never the one actually creating the art. Photoshop may be powerful, but I haven't come across the "Create Awesome Art" button yet
1982 - Adobe introduces PostScript
PostScript as a programming language has changed the work of designers 30 years ago. In short, PostScript was able to interpret any data (vector f.e.) into printable raster graphics, which require dpi settings; Type as well as graphics. This was necessary to allow the same output on any laser printer that supported PostScript, making it easy to share and exchange files without the danger of acci
Glen Keane - an icon in the history of animationGlen Keane - an icon in the history of animation2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Born in Philadelphia in April 1954, Glen Keane is an American author, animator and illustrator who is widely known for his work in various Disney movies such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Tangled, amongst others.
His father Bil Keane, cartoonist and creator of The Family Circus, played an important role in Keane's early interest in art, instructing him to analyze body forms and the creative approach to life drawing when giving him a copy of Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy.
After graduating high school, Keane went to the California Institute of the Arts where he was mentored by animation teacher Jules Engel, as his application was accidentally sent to the Program in Experimental Animation (called Film Graphics b
Famous Photographs: Lunch Atop A SkyscraperWhilst the most famous photographs from across the years often feature famine, death, destruction and war, it's sometimes refreshing to catch a glimpse of one or two that don't exhibit depression, demise and conflict. Photo-journalism can work both ways to brief the viewer of an image on what it's like to step into somebody else's shoes. It can shock, bring a tear or even, by some miracle - a smile.Famous Photographs: Lunch Atop A Skyscraper2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Lunch Atop A SkyScraper does exactly that. It provokes a smile, it features across the world in postcards, books, greeting cards and other formats and ultimately it tugs at that part of your heart that knows there can be good in the world. So what makes it famous?
The Photograph itself shows eleven working men eating lunch, sitting on a steel girder. Nothing extraordinary about that right? Wrong. Their feet are dangling 256 metres above New York City. Nobody actually knows w
Shakespearean TrickstersArticle Series: Tricksters in Literature, Part 3 of 5Shakespearean Tricksters2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
There is something special about going to see a play and watching the actors bringing to life classic romances, tragedies, and comedies. When produced and performed well, a play can transport the audience out of their seats and take them on a journey along with the characters. This imaginary journey can seem so real until it is nearly impossible to distinguish reality from the illusion of the play, and tricksters delight in blurring the line between illusion and reality even further. It is no wonder, then, that the great playwright William Shakespeare often wrote trickster characters into his plays.
So how do tricksters manifest themselves in plays and the theatre? Is the role they play in the theatre different from the role they play in mythology, folktales, and fables?
The Late Great William Sha
Famous Photographers: What we can learnThere are things that we can learn from everybody, whether it's as they say - sitting at the feet of an elderly person - or indeed reading from a book, looking at history in photos and so on. But what, if anything, can we learn from the Famous Photographers of the past? Well, plenty.Famous Photographers: What we can learn1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Julie Margaret Cameron
She was a shrewd business woman, and her fame came from having the only photographs of some very famous iconic people in History. And how did she manage this? By meticulously keeping details and registering her copyright with every single Photograph she took. We can learn a lot from her actions, particularly in an age where anything can be replicated, if you have the right tools. Equally, we can also learn the value of the equipment we have around us, and how easy it is now to capture a photograph and share it with the world. Julie's time in Sri Lanka served as a testimony that without pure water and chemicals, she couldn't continue with her craft and a
Thunderfrost/Thorki podficsYou can read your Thorki or listen to it. It doesn't matter cause the point remains having your favorite characters living new adventures everytime.Thunderfrost/Thorki podfics1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm listing the one I know and I encourage you to do the same. Post every missing podfic in the comments and of course, enjoy your listening.
1. We Spent Our Darkest Days Howling at the Moon http://www.mediafire.com/download/dzvfwwt4s9ycvf3/We+spent+our+darkest+days+audiobook.m4b (m4b with music)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/59ocar0pcyahekr/We+spent+our+darkest+days.mp3 (mp3 with music) http://www.mediafire.com/download/vw9v22ic2vwr9yp/We+spent+our+darkest+days+howling+at+the+moon.m4b (m4b without music) http://www.mediafire.com/download/iq72zvx395ce3y6/We+spent+our+darkest+days+howling+at+the+moon.mp3 (mp3 without music) read by greedy_dancer written by Stereobone
2. Unforeseen Side Effects http://www.mediafire.com/download/kd9t6pw5qt3bswo/Unforeseen+Side+Effects.mp3(mp3) http://www.mediafire.com/download/iu1
Hieronymous BoschHieronymous Bosch5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hieronymus Bosch was a Flemish painter who was born in 1450 and buried on August 9, 1516. His birth name was Jeroen Anthoniszoon van Aken, but he changed his last name to Bosch after the last syllable of this birthplace, ‘s Hertogenbosch. He came from a family of artists; his father, uncle, and grandfather were all painters. However, Hieronymus Bosch was much more than a mere Renaissance artist with an interesting background – he was a master of using a brush to spread paint across a canvas.
Over his lifetime, Bosch, who had many imitators, created only 25 to 30 paintings definitively, and signed merely seven of these. His patrons are unknown. However, King Philip II of Spain collected some of his best work, such as “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” This painting (above; second image is the inside) has many facet
Need faces?We've already had "Need references?" and "Need textures?", time for something else. This actually is about references again, but about these more specified ones. Emotions. How many times have you wondered why is that the faces you draw look as empty as dead? Depicting moods can be a very hard task. Try sketching yourself (yes, a mirror would be a nice thing to have in this case), pull faces at diffrent angles, change light. And take a look at these below. Compare.Need faces?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wise man by Mithgariel-stockJR Portrait 4 -stock by BiggieShortyManic Emotion 2 by RobynRose
By the seaside 12 by intergalacticstockMale Stock 75 by birdsistersstockFace34 by faestockEscape 002 by D-emo-stockJodi Sunshine Girl 21 by FantasyStock
Lockstock Crying 01 by lockstockCrying Girl by MaLiCi0uZ:thumb119293518:spooky bride 41 by Lisajen-stockFallen Angel XI by fetishfaerie-stock
cracking up by Treeclimber-StockMan Laughing 14865333 by StockProject1VStock Crazy Laugh 02 by lockstockTank and Jeans ::Stock 139:: by spiked-stock
singing 2 by MissKayaStockJessie Stock 01 by kuskostock:
A glimpse into Baroque ArtA glimpse into Baroque Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Baroque is an art movement from the 17th century, that resulted from the religious wars of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter Reformation. Religious faith reached an emotional height and the intense feeling, which inspired both faiths, produced a rich expression in art.
The term baroque implies a certain roughness, and the stormy paintings and dramatic music of the Baroque period often possessed the rugged torment of emotion. The French used the word "Baroque" to mean "a painting in which the rules of proportion are not observed and everything is represented according to the artist's whim." In the 17th century, art was naturalistic rather than ideal, and emotional rather than rational-art of movement, vitality, and brilliant color. Subjects could be chosen from daily life, as well as antiquity and the Bible, and presented to
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 Illustration2 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.
Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical DrawingsIf getting your gear together and heading out for an evening of life drawing sounds like more trouble than it's worth, consider what Leonardo da Vinci endured for the sake of educating his own singular vision.Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical Drawings2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Rumors of da Vinci resorting to grave robbery persist to this day, but the truth is that he was allowed to dissect and study corpses at the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.
Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the human skull in 1489 borrowed three-dimensional drawing techniques from architecture that had never been seen applied to anatomical studies before. A new technical vocabulary for anatomical drawings was created and da Vinci's sketches in plan, section, elevation, and perspective marked a massive progression in how the body was documented.
Criticized for his undertaking, Leonardo passionately defended the purpos
Tilt-Shift Photography FeatureTilt-Shift Photography Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Promenade Tilt-Shift by ScENeYmE
Kalyani Nagar square - tilt shift by nuklar
Tilt Series IV by KrisSimon
Tilt shift by binouse49
Golden Age of IllustrationGolden Age of Illustration2 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: Julia Margaret CameronSource:WikipediaFamous Photographers: Julia Margaret Cameron2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Julia Margaret Cameron was a British Photographer born in 1815 and living until 1879. She's relatively unheard of though, despite the faces that she photographed and the developments she made in her short career (spanning just eleven years.) Unlike many modern photographers and prodigy's, Julia is quite unique in that she didn't start photographing until she was 48 years old and was given a camera as a gift. Her style was not appreciated in her time, but like many who have made an impact on society, she became more famous and recognized long after her death.
Location: Inside Dimbola Lodge, Home to Julie Cameron
Source: Kathryn Dawson Photography
I was lucky enough last Summer, to be able to visit Julia's former home - Dimbola Lodge - on the Isle of Wight, England. It was here that I discovered the photographer and was both warmed and proud to find that a woman had made History with her
Tricksters in Mythology and FolkloreArticle Series: Tricksters in Literature, Part 1 of 5Tricksters in Mythology and Folklore2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Perhaps the most well-known trickster at present is Loki, the Norse Trickster god, thanks in large part to Tom Hiddleston’s brilliant portrayal of Loki Laufeyson in the blockbusters Thor and The Avengers. These films portray Loki as a scheming and manipulative, yet still sympathetic, character. But what was the real Loki like? And by “real,” I mean the Loki from Norse mythology rather than the character portrayed in popular media, which is meant to simply entertain.
Loki, Norse Trickster God
"LOKI" by Anna Khlystova (Spiritius) Spiritius
To answer that question, we must first understand what a trickster is and the role tricksters play in the mythologies of var
Famous Photographers: Dorothy Bohm"A World Observed..."Famous Photographers: Dorothy Bohm2 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
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 Rackham1 year 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
Hollywood Costume Challenge - ResultsHello dear members!Hollywood Costume Challenge - Results1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The time to vote for your favourite entry is over, now it's time to show the winner! And it is...
Congratulations!! Let's take a look to some of the wonderful designs you can find in her Gallery:
Hello dear members!
The time to submit your entries is over, so now you can vote for your favourite illsutration! This time we have only three entries, but it's still a hard choice, as all three are really beautiful... So please, go to the poll and vote! We will show the results next Friday, August 30th
Hello dear members!!
The winner of the last theme challenge, twisted-fairytales, has chosen the next theme, and it is...
She has chosen this theme because of the exhibition that is curren
Art History - Photography needs YOU!:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:Art History - Photography needs YOU!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
January will be Photography Month in the Community Relations ArtHistoryProject!
The Art History Project is exploring the origins of the Art we produce today and each month we focus on a different genre.
So, what kind of things are we looking for?
Articles on early Photography, equipment and stylesBios of notable PhotographersFeatures of Photography here on dAInterviews with dA PhotographersHosted Chats on different methods or a Q&AMini ContestsInput from the Photography Groups
And how do you get involved?
Watch the ArtHistoryProject Group
Decide what you want to doHave a look at the Sign-up sheet and comment with what you will be doing and the dateYou will get confirmation and you are good to go!
Some handy tip
Virtual DSLR - Learn The BasicsHello everyone! =StudioLoftDesign here. While keeping up with the world of Photography, you probably have seen that there are a lot of resources out there to help beginners with understanding the basics. One of the most helpful and fun ways to learn new things, such as photography, is by using an online simulator!Virtual DSLR - Learn The Basics1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The website, appropriately named Outside Of Auto introduces new photographers to basic understanding of Manual, Aperture Priority, and Shutter Priority modes. Canon's new site gives you all the information you need to know, and presents it in three sections - You can first Learn all the basics, then Play around with a virtual DSLR, and finally when you think you know how to shoot Manual you can then Challenge yourself.
Art History - Resources and Stock RoundupNovember has come to a close and so has the incredible Resources & Stock Features!Art History - Resources and Stock Roundup2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Our thanks to the lovely Elandria and PirateLotus-Stock, your super CVs for Resources and Stock for heading up the work done this month!
Also a big thank you and well done to our additional contributors -
Here are all the articles in one neat lot!
Need references? by STelari Need textures? by STelari Dreamy Theodor Kittelsen by STelari Need faces? by STelari Muses of the Masters by Elandria Need brushes? by STelari
They will all be shown in the Resources & Stock Art History Gallery