HOLIDAY STOCK-O-RAMA! (and CAMERA!):iconstardivplz::iconstardiv2plz::iconstardiv3plz:HOLIDAY STOCK-O-RAMA! (and CAMERA!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HUGE HOLIDAY STOCK FEATURE!!!!!!!! (Hm. Did I put enough exclamation marks?) Oh well, good enough. This has got to be the most epic feature I've done yet! : D I hope you all enjoy; this will be up until the end of December.
So here are the coolest and most fun holiday stock resources I could find--anything you could ever need for your yuletide creations! From funny to traditional, to religious, it's all here! And so, here I showcase a North Pole-sized bunch of fantastic stock photographers and their relatively unseen stock and resource pictures for use for reference, photomanipulation, and other sundry awesomeness. So please, check these guys out! *** And remember to read the photographers' stock rules--VERY important.*** C:
Oh, and speaking of yuletide con
ACROSS THE MIST (GREY SHADOW FEATURE II + TEXTS)HAVE A NICE TRIPACROSS THE MIST (GREY SHADOW FEATURE II + TEXTS)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Black Sun by NicolasEvariste gloomy grey by Weissglut Forgotten Lands II by MaximeDaviron Vers ces nuees magiques... by Michel-Lag-Chavarria :no name.no face.no number:: by dpavlov Ev. by Djoe Le contre maitre by Nahuask Distant shelters5 by EbruSidar Heat in the street II by SylveryFox Beyond reality by mehrmeer Death Has a Face by shitpitcher Kiss before death by Myte Epic landscapes of Macedonia by hypertech Not her birthday by AlexandraVBach No tomorrow by lostknightkg donglinsi by lwc71 Questions by impureacts the smile of the otherworld by csali Lanfon by Annabelle-Chabert The Day When I Died II by denisbutorac :thumb299637899: Vertigo by SHEOG0RATH stairway to heaven by BelcyrPiotr :thumb287043955: lake people by derlevi in darkness all colors agree by t3hr Guard of the dream forest by vbagiatis Solitude I. by Lissuin Insidious Woods by Phoenixstamatis :thumb301291360: Dunkelheit... by Your-Pain
Dark Cold Sun by pbxn109 Evolutionnisme by Blekotakra soul by GreenSprite Tout Le Monde Sait by scheinbar :thumb227088494:
Ashes by TheLunaLily :thumb301029813: Haiku 127 Berliner Humor by Amanda-Graham :thumb266703019: Mecanique de l'oubli by drolebouillon Consonance 17 by shoknar Echo by Alittlebitdreamer Lueurs de lune by breamgappy The Norns by The-Underwriter Abattoir costume by JB-Gordon
Best of April 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in April, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures. Enjoy!Best of April 20133 years ago in Art Features More Like This
eagle by michaelrumiz
The luminous landscape pt.12. by realityDreamSleepwalking by AndrisBarbans
Eiffel Tower, Study 7 by kapanaga
Winter's Goodbye by MarcoHeisler
Scene Two ~ Bewildered by tvurk
Leaf-cutting Bee - Megachile sp. by ColinHuttonPhoto
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Starring in P!nk's Music VideoStarring in P!nk's Music Video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I play the leading lady in P!nk's latest music video for her new single "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"!
Background TipsHey all! I've gotten a few people asking me about advice for drawing backgrounds. So instead of being a true gentleman and writing each person back separately, I figure it's easier to tackle this with an nice, impersonal journal post! Maybe one day I'll shoot a tutorial or something to actually demonstrate what I'm talking about, but for now a quick list will have to do.Background Tips4 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Before I start, a quick disclaimerby no means do I have "it" figured out. My opinions on backgrounds and how to tackle them are always changing. And a lot of what I think is based on the artists on whose shoulders I stand upon. Feel free to disagree with any of this.
Remember those point-and-click adventure games from the 90s? I loved those games! Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Flashback, Full Throttle, Space Quest, Hero Questadventure games blew me away by how beautiful, imaginative and expansi
Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait ProjectIn Tim Burton's newest film Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp is Barnabas, a vampire who awakes in 1972 after centuries of imprisonment to find his family in ruins. Much like the family business, Barnabas's image needs an update. Create a portrait worthy of Collinwood Manor, and be judged by the one and only Tim Burton!Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait Project4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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In Tim Burton's latest film, Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp plays the dashing, charismatic vampire Barnabas Collins, a relic of the Victorian age who is freed from two centuries of entombment to find his family, fortune and beloved Collinwood Manor in ruins. To save his family, Barnabas must learn to make sense of the modern world ‚Äì and there's nothing like a total image makeover to shake off the dust a
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
anxietyFirst of all.. I didn't expect to gain so much appreciation over this piece.anxiety3 years ago in Personal More Like This
From all over people have expressed how they feel about it. People have gone into large detail on what they like about this.
I want to talk about anxiety in general and how the image came about.
3 years ago I was hit hard by the disorder. It was so bad I got suicidal at points. Not the attention starving kind. Seriously contemplating it. Life was hell.
To someone who hasn't experienced it. I'll try and describe it from my own experience and point of view.
At any random point in the day I can get these attacks. During these attacks I'm overwhelmed with the feeling of imminent death. No rational thinking can erase the thought or feeling. Imagine having a gun held to your head. And you know it's going to go off. You just don't know when. That's what happens when I experience an attack.
I get these daily.
I hide it well from people around me. By just walking away. Or keeping to myself a lot.
How did this affect my
DeviantArtist QuestionnaireHappy Birthday DeviantartDeviantArtist Questionnaire4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How long have you been on DeviantArt? 10 years
What does your username mean? My real name
Describe yourself in three words. Original, Freak , Patient
Are you left or right handed? Right
What was your first deviation?
What is your favourite type of art to create? Traditional art (ink on paper)
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Photography
What was your first favourite?
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? Traditional Art
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? :icontiamat9:
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? all my watchers
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? It made me realize how important it is to share their own art on the Internet, long before all other social networks
What are your preferred tools to create art? The Rapidograph pen
What is the most inspirational place for y
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!It's Free Premium Membership Day!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)
Getting to know my fellow deviants and features!Ok, so I was interested in my fellow deviants/friends/watchers. I asked you, on my last journal, to submit to me, in a comment on the journal, a piece from your gallery (or more then one if you would like) that you feel reflects you the most and tell me why you chose this piece.Getting to know my fellow deviants and features!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the features from that activity:
Thank you all very much for participating. I really enjoyed hearing your picks from your gallery. Also, thank you to those of you that told me which one of my gallery you thought reflected me the most.
So I really liked this activity. I wish a little more people would participate. So if you missed out and would like to participate comment on here and tell me your picks. I might do a second round if I get enough people.
Ok on to my list of features of some fantastic art that I
Great Contemporary Artists on DeviantArt (Sept.)My other artist list is getting really large so from this point on I've decided to start separating by the month I discover them in. I'll continue to add to the list as the month progresses and then start a new one the next month. Also I've decided to start including more than one image. With this journal I'm hoping to give contemporary artists more exposure. I'm open to posting any kind of contemporary art but (since I'm a painter myself) it will most likely be paintings. If you think your own artwork would fit with this journal or you want to suggest another artist, feel free to message me and I'll add your art/suggestion to the list. I'll leave my requirements below. On one more note I will also accept graffiti/street style art (some may not agree with this but I see graffiti as a contemporary art form).Great Contemporary Artists on DeviantArt (Sept.)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
-must be contemporary (obvious I know but I had to say it. Wikipedia has a decent description of contemporary art
Redheads have more fun...I joined the RehHairClub today, being a natural redhead and all...Redheads have more fun...7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So I thought it would be nice sharing a few pieces with you of redheads in our community whether it be natural or not.. it takes guts to pull it off and stand out in the croud (and that it something redheads always do..)
I know it has been done before, but hope you still enjoy the features!!
:thumb86806593: Butterfly by zucch3rino
:thumb101053617: :thumb100569108: blah by EarthBlues
1334 by May-Machin 4 by zebranest Holiday Reds by kedralynn
Martina by larafairie :thumb42236067: Black Balloons by Amelee
_Light sleeper by josefinejonssonphoto :thumb80990071: Jezebel by ulorinvex
A few words on fear.A little over a year ago I had a conversation with my now ex-boyfriend. I think he had walked in the room without me hearing him, and seeing him startled me. To this reaction, he made me a very enlightened comment: "You are creating out of fear."A few words on fear.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I looked at him in puzzlement for a while before I agreed. Yes, it seems, I create in a state of fear. Then he went on saying: "Look at what you have produced until now, and imagine what your art will be when you no longer create with your fear."
He said just that. At that point in our existence, that afternoon, this person understood more about my mind than I did myself. And he was never an artist. He is a brilliantly intuitive person who had the greatest impact in my life and whom I admire still.
At the time I couldn't see any other way to create. I have been blind for so long... I was lost in a set of mind which dictated that art should be made with endless hard work and pain. I don't recall exactly how this shift happened to me but it cons
SickHe could hear it, the bloody figure walking behind him over nimble feet. Then his eyes were forced to close as cold, bony fingers covered his sight. Nails like claws buried deep into his cheek as she breathed softly, surely bloody lips drawn into that scornful smile he both loved and detested.Sick3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And then she was gone, back into the sweet torments of his mind. And then, like venom, she left him on the floor, dead and strangely calm.
I had to get this out of my head.
I know, I'm weird.
OMG OMG OMG!! I WON!!!!Remember this contest by :iconAeoniran >>>>http://aeoniran.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-Win-up-to-3000-Points-Final-Extension-269993417?]=&OMG OMG OMG!! I WON!!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got first place!!!! OMG!! I couldnt believe it!:icononionpanicplz:
Someone pinch me now! I really thought my entries would not make it at all.
yay! I dont have any words!! There were so many amazing entries!! surely it must be a mistake O_O'
Don't mind me....
After all the anxiety and stress from studies, new classes and assignments, this really has made my day!!! I'm so happy:icontuzkicryplz:
Imma just gonna be in my happyland now:iconhappyskipplz:
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Create an Aerie Contest, New Deadline!Since I have achieved a grand total of one entry for this contest, I am going to delay the deadline. Hopefully I get some entries.Create an Aerie Contest, New Deadline!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Create an Aerie!
What is an Aerie? The Aerie are humanoid creatures created through combining dragon and human DNA. This gives them wings, pointed ears, and dragon-like feet. Some examples (rather old drawings): http://ambyrfire.deviantart.com/art/Callista-in-Flight-213006771 - http://ambyrfire.deviantart.com/art/Aerie-211646117
What must you do for this contest? Your job is to design a member of the Aerie, using either traditional or digital media. You may keep the character you create after the contest is over, but you must credit me for the species.
Who can enter? Anyone who's interested!
Some backstory of the Aerie as a species; They were created with the idea of making a tougher, better drudge worker. However, the project was closed down after 30 years because of funding problems. The Aerie were then shipped over
Innocent Nudity, Sensuality Objectified BodiesHave you ever been nude, I know I have, I was nude this morning while having a shower...Innocent Nudity, Sensuality Objectified Bodies2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was also nude when I was born or so my mother told me...
Aren't we all nude underneath our clothing...
Classifying my self as more or less Asexual at the time, I still can enjoy the beauty of the human body,
it comes in so many variations, Man, Female and other, different shades of skin, different sizes, curves, bones, arms, proportions, hair, feet, busts, all in slightly more or less different version...
the shapes of the nude human body inspires me even when painting abstract art...
Here are a few objects in their natural nude
Nude by Drakenoom Nude in the colours by renatadomagalska
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
NOVA | Hunting The Hidden DimensionFor anyone interested...tonight on PBS's Nova is a show called Hunting the Hidden Dimension!!! the description goes as follows.NOVA | Hunting The Hidden Dimension4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A new branch of math called FRACTALS has opened up a path to scientific analysis and understanding!!!
we have the greatest fractal artists in the world here on deviantart......
RutsFor all of us, having a "bad day" at the drawing board is inevitable. Often times they'll lead to bad streaks. And because the previous day's page affects the page directly after, it's sometime hard for us to break out of these ruts, especially when we're not always happy with the previous page. But we try to power through them the best we can, right?Ruts6 years ago in Personal More Like This
I notice that once a month I'll have a streak of severe doubt and depression. It's an artistic menstrual cycle that occurs every 30 days or so. And the questions in my head are probably very similar to how everyone in our field feels: why do I care about art so much? Who really reads this stuff? Who am I fooling? Why am I not better? What if someone finds out that I'm just faking it? And so on.
Some of these questions have obvious answers. Some will never be answeredand trying to answer them is partially what the
Site Update: January 20, 2012Last week, we posted the first site update of 2012, which brought in over 2,500 comments. In this update, you'll find all the feedback from those comments gathered into the Your Feedback section below, just after the Change Log, which will tell you about some brand new updates we just launched, as well as all the bugs fixed since the last update.Site Update: January 20, 20124 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Last week's most popular update: You can now put exclamation marks in deviation titles! - Added by $allixsenos
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2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This