Photomanip DDs August 2013:iconaeirmid:Photomanip DDs August 20133 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by ^Aeirmid
Please give one more round of applause to August's Photomanipulation DD selections:
Medusa by =Whendell
Jagged Seraphim by `conzpiracy
Save me, umbrella! by *Iskander1989
A whisper in the woods by ~xSimonneTx
Nomad by ~RusalkaD
Touch by ~Pink-age
Imagination by *Nikulina-Helena
Elegy of Decay by *BigBad-Red
The stormbreaker by *gotman68
Awakening of a new day by ~DiosaEMR
Frightening Truth About Desire by *ianvicknair
woman artist by *Vasylina
Want to suggest a photomanipulation DD?
Here are my guidelines:
What to do about all these IDEAS?!Types of IdeasWhat to do about all these IDEAS?!7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Every one of us, at one time or another, will have an idea. The issue is where the idea falls... Is it an idea for a new artwork, character, style, etc? Is it an idea for a cause or event that can help people? Is it an idea to help improve the site in some way? Let's take a look at how we deal with each idea differently...
Art can be digital, traditional, literature, and more. And if you have an idea for a new type of art, you should simply GO FOR IT! You don't need anyone's permission. You can collaborate with other artists on new characters or story designs, commission an artist to make your vision come true, or simply blaze your own trail into the unknown. The point is that this is primarily an ART site. Do the art. And have fun with it. When you are done, submit your art to different groups to get critiques and even more ideas!
Helping other artists on
Pacifism means laxity, and cowardice.Hello everybody,Pacifism means laxity, and cowardice.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I know what war is , and I know the consequences it can have. So, don't bash me
or take me as an ignorant scumbag. Thank you.
Although I can't really compare that to real life wars with guns, since I'm myself involved in a war against trolls, I think I can make a little comparison point there.
When a war occurs, both sides have their allies and enemies. But, what with the non-sided people ? Yes, here are the pacifists. Pacifists always claim themselves as "the peace side", and always bash people at war, without EVEN PAYING ATTENTION to the REASONS of the war.
Illustrative examples :
Pacifists during World War 2 were complaining about the war everycountry was having against the nazis, but yet, they didn't want to have problems with the nazis.
Most of the people on Deviantart blame trollfighters for making what they call "useless wars" , but yet, they hate having problems with trolls, although
Preferiria MENOS de Artur MASSee what I did there?Preferiria MENOS de Artur MAS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways. CIU won. Good fucking jub, cuntnuts. I wouldn't have minded if the more right wing party of the two right wing parties got elected in the USA that much. It's your country, you're free to vote who you please. Hell, I might've congratulated the ones of you who voted him.
But now we have a guy with a Jesus complex http://www.economiadigital.es/es/img2/2012/11/montaje-628-400_628x450.jpg (I'm fully aware that's Moses, or at least not Jesus) who uses the rise of Catalan nacionalism and independence movement during these times to get votes for his right wing party. Huh, sounds an awful lot like that one austrian guy. What was his name again?
Oh yeah, Adolf Fucking Hitler. Funny, I remember a lot of people regretting that, but that's probably just me.
Apparently he also plans on uniting with the left wing indepenist parties. Yeah, mix two opposed ideologies for the cause of segregating from Spain, see how long that lasts before you get each other's assess assass
STOP WORRYING ABOUT POPULARITY!!Popularity is something the average girl or guy would need in their teen years, so it seems on television and movies.STOP WORRYING ABOUT POPULARITY!!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
In real life, the majority of teens crave it.
They think ''being cool'' or accepted by just one group of people or everyone liking you is gonna instantly change your life and you will be invited to all the parties, many opportunities and go out and DO REALLY FREAKING AWESOME STUFF!!!!!!!!!!
You see people's pictures and constantly compare yourself to them. Who are they hanging with? I should be hanging with them- those negative thoughts that you might have.
Please be yourself. Honestly the right people who love and appreciate you for YOU are so much more worth it and make you feel on top of the world, TRUTHFULLY. <3
WHY should you pretend to like something you don't, dress a style you don't like, try to dress yourself up and care what people think? We all do it. I did it too. I tried to dress sexy to fit my ''popular social butterfly'' image, when in reality I
NOT WITHOUT US - World Mental HealthNOT WITHOUT US - World Mental Health2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The stigmas surrounding mental illness are perpetuated viciously and constantly— gun violence, for instance is often considered synonymous with having impaired mental health. This stigma is more than dangerous; it skews the views of those with and without the condition, those who treat the mentally ill, and those who are asked to create legislation surrounding mental health.
I was very hesitant to put this journal out, but I hope that by doing so we can show that mental health stigma will not be tolerated— not while we as those with the conditions are here to educate others. So I ask you,
What mental health stigmas have you encountered?
What do you see as a solution to correcting those beliefs?
Not Without Us
"If you ask clinicians what people with mental illnesses need, they will list treatment first and they might talk about jobs or housing fourth or fifth down the list. If you ask people w
PE: I see you like cooking?Hello deviants and welcome to %projecteducate! Today I want to tell about Cooking, share some tutorials and start a mini-contest!PE: I see you like cooking?5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First of all, i want to tell you that cooking is ART! When you're going to cafe, you can choose a lot of nice desserts, or when you visit a gallery with epic sweets, pies, and everything else! But cooking is not only sweets - this is a usual meal, and i think everyone loves cooking but not everyone can do it like masters.
DeviantART has a lot of "food masters" and i want to show some to you:
Yikes! New bill threatens First Amendment Rights"Imagine an America in which the government can deny protest in any public space it deems fit. Where wearing a dissenting shirt http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/03/12/44616.htm around an elected official could be construed as a felony. Where First-Amendment protections become privileges subjectively doled out by the state. Sadly, that America is pretty much here.Yikes! New bill threatens First Amendment Rights1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In March, Congress passed HR 347, a bill that limits Americans' ability to protest in public and on government grounds. Mainstream media didn't raise peep, but now there's finally some anger building. The bill, passed almost unanimously, makes it a federal offense punishable by up to ten years in prison to "knowingly" protest in the vicinity of the Secret Service--that is anywhere the Secret Service "is or will be temporarily visiting."
It also makes many public events impervious to lawful protest. Any "National Security Special Event" (NSSE) requires Secret Service protection. NSSE-designated events have proliferated since
Community Week Wrap-upCommunity Week Wrap-upCommunity Week Wrap-up5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Community Week from July 1st to July 7th! Extra thanks to those who put time and dedication into writing some amazing and informative articles this week.
Groups: From Birth and So On... by =James--Steele
Procrastination and Creativity by ^jane-beata
Sculptures by =Icyspiritify
I see you like cooking? by `Arichy
Sta.sh features and Tutorial by `Astrikos
Crossovers these daysOur childhood dream:Crossovers these days2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our childhood nightmare:
Tolerance: Culture ShockedWhat is Culture?Tolerance: Culture Shocked3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
For the purposes of this article, we are defining culture as "shared beliefs and values of group: the beliefs, customs, practices, and social behavior of a particular nation or people." Culture shock is "a state of bewilderment and distress experienced by an individual who is suddenly exposed to a new, strange, or foreign social." (both from Dictionary.com)
Culture is all around us an part of us. In America, we have a very different culture than Japan, Germany, India, etc. We are raised differently, have different values, have access to different information, believe differently, etc. These differences run much deeper than just the way our governments operate or the religion we practice. Think of your traditions - those things you do every single year without fail and probably don't know why. Or why you grimace when you see someone go IN the OUT door. Even major cultures have their own distinct subcultures. Culture shock can happen without leaving your
Being Scary with MemnalarSome of you may recognize `Memnalar from his hatted days, others might know him as that guy who's moderately old but still not as old as `ndifference (hi guys!), but at this point in time his annual Halloween contest is a fixture. For those of you who've missed out on the glorious yearly improvements this brings to the horror gallery, you can view submissions for all the years he's hosted it—and other horror-themed contests—here:Being Scary with Memnalar5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
2012 ‡ 2011 ‡ Vampires for Kids ‡ 2009 ‡ Easterween
What is horror? Is it the same thing as scary?
Let's say that the sum of human experience is represented in metaphor b
Self-Respect... It's important!Self-Respect and Self-EsteemSelf-Respect... It's important!6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Self-respect is a sense or awareness of YOUR OWN dignity and integrity. You show your worth to yourself and to others (dignity), and you adhere to moral and ethical principles (integrity). You know you have value within you... You appreciate that value, even on a bad day.
Self-esteem is your emotional evaluation of YOUR OWN WORTH. You have confidence in who you are. You can find success in the things you do. Even when you compare yourself to others, you can see your own unique value as an individual. And you can make your own choices and learn from your mistakes.
"Truth be told, you need to have respect for YOURSELF before you can expect to respect others."
Why Self-Respect & Self-Esteem are Important
Self-respect and self-esteem go hand-in-hand. It is hard to respect yourself if you have a low self-esteem. If you find yours
Project Educate: Introduction to PapercuttingHello and welcome to the Papercutting 101.Project Educate: Introduction to Papercutting3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Please come with me and let me show you why paper is still one of the most versatile medium to work with even in this digital age.
1.What is it?
Papercutting is the art of cutting design out from paper. It is considered one of the oldest forms of art but it has developed independently all across the globe. People from all over the world have independently discovered how versatile and rewarding it is to work with paper and they have developed their own distinct styles.
The oldest surviving paper cut out is a symmetrical circle from the 6th Century found in China. The category “papercutting and scherenschnitte” was opened on dA in 2010. It is at once one of the oldest and newest forms of art around the block!
2.What kinds of papercutting are out there?
Around the globe there are a number of traditional type
PE Story Planning: Utter FoolishnessPlanning Utter Foolishness!PE Story Planning: Utter Foolishness6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, it's my birthday so I thought it was time to change up the deluge of organization and planning articles we've got for you, with a minor thought about foolishness. (Don't ask too much of me, I've been in birthday mode for a good twenty-four hours already. Get someone else to elaborate.) Oh, and cake. There must be cake. Make a wish...
This article had a point...
Oh right! Utter foolishness. Instead of detailed planning strategies, I offer you an alternative. I have an abundance of my own examples, but I will do my best to find some others that have some relevance. Hopefully. (Given the trend of this article so far, I'm not sure there is an applicable "relevant". We shall see.) Anyway.
We are all inspired, right? I hope so, anyway, otherwise what would you be doing on deviantART? Where do you get your inspiration from? If you're running low, we have great groups here on dA; %Lit-Visual-Alliance is all about (in t
dA Map World Wide Wide Wide Wide WidedA Map World Wide Wide Wide Wide Wide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recreating Eragon the moviePlease sign it! http://www.change.org/petitions/eragon-the-movie-by-fox-studios-remake-the-eragon-movie-part-one-of-the-inheritance-series-correctly#Recreating Eragon the movie2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(and don't worrie. It's not a random lady in fishnet that for some reason reminded me of Morzan ... maybe it was the hair?)
- The Frog
Types of Artist blues, what helped, what didn'tThere are several artist blues I know of, since I have experienced practically all of them during the past few months since 2011. I will write about how I got them, how I overcome them. What helped, what didn't.Types of Artist blues, what helped, what didn't9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some of these blues are professional freelance blues, happens to those who are making their own series/productions and when there's money and risk involved.
Some of these blues are shared by all artists.
Before the production even starts, the fear of it failing caused me to think about failing instead of success. It makes me hesitate about actually working on the project before I even produce anything.
What helped- Refocus on what I am making the project for, what's the true message I try to convey with the project, make that shine, and try to choose a cheap launch platform that makes it cost-effective.
What didn't help- trying to level up on art skill. It helped with my overall art as work for hire, it didn't help with
Why I'm going to HellHere's some shit I laugh at:Why I'm going to Hell2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Helping Someone Out.Hopefully some of you are able to help out.Helping Someone Out.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"A very dear memeber to the bronystate family is going through a very difficult time in her life, her doctors, friends and even family have begun to turn the other way, and she is desperate for help, two members from bronystate have come together to start an indiegogo fundraiser to help her out, the full story can be found at http://www.indiegogo.com/saveluna " ~ s0rr0wsedge
PE: Contrast in Digital ArtThis article aims to introduce different kinds of ‘contrast’ in digital art, although most of the following points can also be applied to other media as well.PE: Contrast in Digital Art1 week ago in Art Features More Like This
(noun) - Contrast is a principle of art. When defining it, art experts refer to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
1. Colours and Brightness
One of the first things to come to mind when we think of ‘contrast’ are colours contrasting with each other.
(The colours labelled as 'primary' are the primary colours in the RGB colour model. Primary colours of the CMYK colour model are cyan, magenta and yellow.)
HarmonyHarmony1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Fire Inside by ~Spademm
bouquet by ~reina343
Scorched earth by `arcipello
Temple Of Juno by ~aFeinPhoto-com
Passage of Time by ~Eltasia
Heavenly by !ShikharSrivastava
.Multicolor. by ~Psychosomaticc
dreamy winter. .. by *light-from-Emirates
burn our souls, release the wicked II by ~TheNightSheDied
floating light II by *indojo
The way it all falls. by ~CaitlinWorthington
Just for a Moment by *Oer-Wout
Hawaii, summer home by *alierturk
creek attempt VII by *andrekosslick
The summer is nearly gone by ~loLO-o
Invasion by =ElenaHelfrecht
On the farm... by ~LauraDK
color of the wind by *hayzy
The world is changing by ~paintedpoppy
wind by ~IlonaShevchishina
Marta by ~BirdSophieBlack
Moss Village by ~MaaykeKlaver
417 by ~richys
Kaprun by ~CaveCanem42
she burned like the sun by ~TheNightSheDied
Humming by ~speakyst
sakura's rising sun by ~jyoujo
Vacation Update 1Since it's kinda hard to type on an iPhone, I'll keep all the cool stuff in the form of achievements! Those are shiny and everyone loves them.Vacation Update 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
So far the scenery is very enjoyable. Though I was only in London for a few hours, I found that British girls tend to have beautifully thick, full legs and lovely chubby cheeks to go with their soft, cute accents~ once I got to Germany, a change was immediately evident. Those fräuleins have gorgeous, full round bottoms and thick thighs, both wiggle in the best way~ lovely pearshapes everywhere I look here! Gott in himmel, I could spend hours staring at them. They also tended to have cute little beerbellies to round them out too, the skeletons back home in California could learn a thing or two from these lovely lasses <3
Oh, the countrysides and old castles are alright too =3
Let's 'ave an 'asty Carriage Ride! (Had British teatime and a pint at the pub, both while at the airport)
Metatrolling (Watched a Fegelein A
WARNING TO BIRD OWNERS.On Tuesday night one of our beloved pets passed away unexpectedly. During necropsy it was discovered that he had been chewing the lining of his happy hut (which I knew) and swallowing it (which I didn't realize) and it had built up in his stomach over time, causing a blockage and an infection, neither of which he showed any sign of until it was too late.WARNING TO BIRD OWNERS.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you use any fuzzy toys for your pet, specifically these soft sleeping spots, please be wary. Check for holes and remain vigilant. Once you lose a family member this way, they're just gone. Now we know better, but sadly it's too late.
SO MANY PET TOYS ARE VERY DANGEROUS. People don't realize. We trust; we go out to the store and assume that if it's for sale for our pets, it must be safe to use for the most part. This is notoriously untrue for bird toys, a fact that we knew (and that we are sure manufacturers know but shamefully ignore, particularly when it comes to the toxicity of the metal parts of these toys). But our baby