A Toast to the Art ThievesPlease this news article, and help proclaim throughout the deviantArt community that Art Thieves are not welcome here! Gather round, one and all, and hear these words. Drop your butts and lift your glasses, this one's a doozy.A Toast to the Art Thieves4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last month, the color-me-club held a coloring contest. For the first time in the club's history, we got a discouraging number of entries that were proven to be theft. People would take an existing contest entry, throw some hue/saturation wizardry on it, smear some dodge and burn, drop a spontaneous texture overlay on it, and attempt to call it their own thinking that the color-me-club is but a teeny-weeny #Group of novice digital artists.
Boy did they ever get their shit kicked in.
The fallout from disqualifying their entries and reporting them to dA staff is still descending. Yet enough time has passed from the contest's conclusion to make public my official
Gears of War 3 - Contest Winners GEARS OF WAR 3 - Gears United / Artists United Contest WinnersGears of War 3 - Contest Winners4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Artists met in the battlefield, going rogue or joining forces to create epic art for the
Gears of War 3 Gears United/Artists United Contest.
From bloodied silhouettes to swarming locusts judges poured through mountains of killer artwork. Members of the Epic Games
creative team finally locked their sights on three winners for ultimate victory.
The 1st place winner drew their way to the top, securing a cool $10,000 and a battle-ready
Xbox 360 Gears of War 3 Limited Edition Console Bundle. 2nd and 3rd will also get cash, consoles,
points and more. T
SPLICE Create A Creature Contest WinnersAfter checking out all of the hybrid creatures that your amazing, twisted minds had to offer, the final three winners for the Splice "Create A Creature" Contest have been chosen.SPLICE Create A Creature Contest Winners5 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
We'd like to give a big THANK YOU to the director of Splice, Vincenzo Natali, for selecting the winners from the wonderful 25 Semi-Finalists and providing such thoughtful commentary. Thank you!
So what freaky, beautiful hybrid creatures came out on top? Check them out below!
Read Official Rules
This is stunning in its subtlty. A creature that I can believe in. One assumes it is embryonic, and yet its wispy umbilical chord looks severed. I would accept
Wacom Presents: Bring Your Vision to Life ContestThe response to the Wacom's Bring Your Vision to Life contest was truly awe-inspiring! With over 9,500 submissions, it was deviantART's most successful contest to date! We want to give a big thank you to everyone who entered, as well as to our great judges from Wacom (who had a very difficult job to do.)Wacom Presents: Bring Your Vision to Life Contest6 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Once again, we have been extremely impressed by the creativity and talent of the deviantART community. We are proud to announce the following winners (including Community Choice, chosen by YOU!) Let's check out who's getting their hands on a brand new Intuos4!
Wacom Intuos 4, Medium
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Biweekly feature vol.1Hello everyone, I'm very happy to present the very first of the manyBiweekly feature vol.13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
feature journal. I'll be doing this every 2 weeks so this will allow the
feature art work to get a decent amount of views.
The feature journal is where I'll be posting some art works from artist
on DA that you guys suggested that don't have many views or favorites
and that deserve more. For the feature journal I have picked suggestions
for different category to make it more diverse.
Again, thank you allfor posting suggestions in my previous journal, sadly space is limited
so I will not be able to feature all the suggestions.
For the next feature,
If you have a piece from an artist that you really like and feel like
that they need some exposure, wither its photography, Crafting,
Painting, Drawings,etc please post below. Please make sure that they are
legit (not stolen art) and has below 1,000 faves.
without any more delay Lets get started : )
deviantPOINTS: An updateOver the past few months we’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the way that members in our community have been offering points as payment for certain types of services within deviantART. We’ve seen all sorts of creative uses, from offering to critique your work for a few points, journal features for a few more points and my personal fav -- avatars, journal skins and any other sort of art commission for points. It’s been great to see deviants use their experience and skills to fund their super group upgrades, prints purchases and even treating their friends and families to their very first item of deviantWEAR.deviantPOINTS: An update4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As time rolled on, we noticed a new trend creeping in. People were not just offering a small number of points for a task that they’d normally do as part of their daily deviating -- people were offering thousands of page views for hundreds of points, and there seemed to be no limit to the amount that could be purchased, or offered. It didn
My Deviantart StoryMy Deviantart Story1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Deviantart is like the mother who gave birth to me. She gave me life as an artist, she allowed me to showcase my skills and creativity and even to express my ideas. Without Deviantart, there would be no Ry-Spirit!
Deviantart also allowed me to make new friends! Some of my closest friends I made are through here on this very website. And no they are not the three people in the image above, but those guys looks fun, contact me if you are one of the three people in the picture. Thanks
Deviantart has helped me grow as an artist and as a person too! Through positive feedback and compliments from the nice community!
Deviantart is like a home to me. This is the website I visit the most, I have made the most friends here, I also follow many other talented artists here who has inspired me. DA is my home!
Another thing that I experience a lot on Dev
Project Educate: Basic Photography TerminologyPhotography TerminologyProject Educate: Basic Photography Terminology4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is a term that refers to the way the lens blurs the image and the aesthetic quality of that blur. Some lenses cause the image to blur that is pleasing to the eye, whereas others blur in a more unpleasant or distracting way. It is considered good practice to have the subject of the image in focus, while the background is blurred. Bokeh occurs in the part of the image that lies outside the depth of field and photographers sometimes use a shallow focus to make the out of focus regions more prominent.
Depth of Field
This refers to how much of the scene is in focus. In portrait or macro photography, it is better to have a shallow depth of field and keep only part of the image in focus, as opposed to landscape photography where you'd generally want a larger depth of field and keep everything in focus.
Folks who deserve some love. Check them out!Often times I feel half-baked cartoonists like myself get far too much attention and some truly talented artists get overlooked or at the very least get only a fraction of the audience that they should. So, I wanted to take a minute to showcase their work (and hopefully divert some of you who came here as a result of my recent Daily Deviation to people who actually deserve a DD or two).Folks who deserve some love. Check them out!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So in no particular order...
:iconspeedking: Okay, maybe there is a some order. MaximoVLorenzo is a long time friend of mine and his art just explodes with energy and his vivacious personality shows through in all his work. He's also the guy who convinced me to join dA... so if you like my work on here, you owe him your thanks.
:iconfolkfiddle: I would KILL to see folkfiddle's work in a children's book...hell...ANY kind of book. I love t
The Pitfalls of Speed PaintingI've been meaning to write about this for a while now, but recently a video popped on up Ctrl+Paint about the same topic and it encouraged me to finally talk about it. It's a practice that's been misconstrued and misunderstood for a while now, so I wanted to help people get a proper understanding on the subject.The Pitfalls of Speed Painting4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Speed painting has been something of a fad for 4 or 5 years now, even back when I was first starting digital work. Like many artists out there, I thought, "Sweet, I can do really cool work, really fast!" And like many artists out there, in the back of my head I was probably thinking, "This is easier than learning the normal way!"
Well, here's the main problem in regards to speed painting. Any of those really cool, realistic and well done speed paintings you see are done by professionals who have been painting for years and years. These a
How to use DPI properly.This is one of the biggest problems I see other people running into, and I've had to explain it a countless number of times. The bummer is that it's really quite simple, but if you don't know how it works it's easy to get mixed up.How to use DPI properly.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The following is more or less what I'm going to tell you, but in a less comprehensive fashion. So if these 2 main points make enough sense to you, then you can decide if you need more information and explanation:
You only need to set DPI when working with actual dimensions like inches or centimeters, etc. So if you're working directly in pixels already, it's useless.
Therefore, the only time you really need to set the DPI is when you need to ensure good print quality, and know your real world dimensions but not the exact pixels. The program will set the pixels for you based off the other information.
First and foremost, you REALLY don't need to work in real world dimensions such as inches or centimeters unless
Featured Prints Artist Interview with ArtgermFeatured Prints Artist Interview with Artgerm9 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Featured Prints Artist: Stanley Lau
Stanley Lau a.k.a. Artgerm is a busy child as an illustrator, designer, concept artist and art director. Born and bred in Hong Kong, he soaked up his creativity and interest in arts early on and trained his artistic skills and knowledge ever since in a never-ending process. Filled with creative juices to the top of his head, Stanley is active all day with various projects at his Imaginary Friends Studios designing art and concepts for computer and card games companies, animation houses or comic publishers. He is also founder of his own advertising & design agency and a t-shirt label, and when Stanley is not working on any of these, he can be found playing video games across many platforms or the occasional karaoke session. We are proud to feature Artgerm as our Prints Artist of the Month in a very interesting interview.
The Difficulty of Getting An Art MajorIf you are a current or aspiring art student, this article may save your life. Or...your last tuition payment. Please this news article so the word gets out, and more art students can get their ass in gear.The Difficulty of Getting An Art Major4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Of Getting An Art Major
A heated argument broke out in my house this afternoon.
I live in a rental situation, renting a large room (with my own bathroom and workspace, real nice setup) in a Filipino household. Love my landlord, get along great with the other housemates, but to emphasize the 'Filipino' aspect of the living situation, there's a lot of family taking residence here. And with family, with teenage offspring, with high standards and expectations from the older immigrant generation speaking upon the younger American-born kin, tension is inevitable.
The daughter of one of the housemates is loo
Spirit Day: Make Your deviantART Avatar Purple!Spirit Day, a commemoration to support LGBT teens who face bullying, is Thursday, October 20th. Many people are participating by wearing purple, while others are participating online. Last year on Facebook, millions of people signed up to change their avatar to purple. DeviantART's 2010 Spirit Day article is the most +loved article of all time on deviantART.Spirit Day: Make Your deviantART Avatar Purple!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you'd like to show your support on deviantART, change your avatar to purple!
As Wikipedia states:
"In early October 2010, Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan promulgated the observance of a new commemoration called Spirit Day, the first observance of which took place on October 20, 2010, in which people wear the color purple to show support for LGBT young people who are victims of bullying. Promoted by GLAAD, many Hollywood celebrities wore purple on this day to show their support of this cause, and many w
Starbucks - Blended Remix Contest Winners TweetStarbucks - Blended Remix Contest Winners4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Blended Remix Contest
With the Starbucks "Blended Remix Contest,"
we asked you to take the things you love the things that make you the happiest stylize them, and put everything into a cup!
After reviewing all entries, our judges have come to a final decision and have selected the three final winners.
These three lucky artists are taking home some awesome prizes including cash, Starbucks Cards, a Wacom Tablet, iPads, deviantART
Premium Memberships, and Points! All 47 semi-finalists
will receive deviantART Points and Starbucks Cards.
Congratulations to the winners, and thank
So You Think You're a Photographer, Eh?[I should point out that this is in response to some GWC (Guy With Camera) spouting off about his 'services' available to any woman not wise enough to steer clear on Model Mayhem's Shout Board earlier this evening. It's probably also related to the recent influx of bathroom shots that end up on the dA front page.]So You Think You're a Photographer, Eh?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm gonna keep this brief.
You convinced some dumb chick to get nekkid for you and your camera. Now you think you're a photographer and you're creating art. Or, and this is a scenario that just makes me sad, you're a moderately attractive young lady that gets nekkid and takes a picture of yourself with your phone, in the bathroom mirror. You've got a gazillion followers here on deviantArt or Model Mayhem and think you're an artist. Well, it's a little more complicated than that.
Simply because people fave you doesn't make you an artist any more than liking sugar makes you an ANT. Anyone can take pictures of a naked body. ANYONE. Simply having people look at those pictures doe
Plz Accounts Database!Do You Love Plz Accounts?Plz Accounts Database!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Wait, what? If you don't know what a plz account is, you can find out here. This may also have you wondering how to create plz accounts. You can learn all about that by reading Project Educate: Plz Accounts by Krissi001.
Now that we're all on the same page, here's some exciting news!
HelpPlz.info is a portal to a massive database for deviantART's plz accounts. At the time of this article's publication, there are already over 25,000 plz accounts listed in this database, and that number is continuing to grow. Before this, deviants have been using journals and group blogs to store these accounts with somewhat frustrating and often cluttered results. But that's a
Art Thieves and Publishing Your WorkOriginally published under :iconmangaacademy:, hence the focus on comics.Art Thieves and Publishing Your Work4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Beybladegal asked me: “I was wondering how safe this site is for original art work. I’ve been wanting to put some of my own character on here but I’m afraid to out of fear of having someone steal it. I was just wondering if you’ve had any problems with this kind of thing? Or if you do something special to keep them safe.”
I figured this is a question lots of people ask themselves (and I have too), so I’ll share my long-winded answer.
1. Thieves are going to steal. We had our car broken into once and the thief took nothing. He couldn’t pry open the door so he just shattered the window to unlock it. We had nothing valuable, but we had to replace our broken window. I hope that a thief may wander into your gallery, see nothing worth taking
Our Favorite Memories and Moments TweetOur Favorite Memories and Moments4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
As part of our week long celebration of appreciation and love for our community, I had the pleasure of interviewing some of our Staff to find out what their favourite moments and memories of the community are, their favourite deviations and what they like best about the wonderful deviantART community.
What We Love About dA
Angelo, Co-Founder and CEO
I can't pick just one, because I love dearly so many moments in the history of deviantART. But as I read the question, the first one that came to my mind was eating Vegemite for the first time with Justin Maller (+ekud) wh
The 'Pick A Theme For November' Mini-ConPlease take a moment to this news article. Just press the 'Love It!' button on the left there. The more this article circulates, the more suggestions we'll get, meaning a better quality pool of possible themes! Though the best suggestion will win 650 dA points, I will bump it up to 1,000 dA points if this article gets 100 's in the first 24 hours that it's posted.The 'Pick A Theme For November' Mini-Con4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For every 50 's this article receives, I will draw a random name from the pool of those who it (up to 300 's max). Each drawn name will win 100 dA points, so just by pushing that button, you have your chance at winning something!
Okay, fine. Fine. And a free llama to everyone else. There. Everybody's a winner just by looking at this. Now on to the REAL contest at hand!
We're five paragraphs in, and I finally get to announce...
The :iconcolor-me-club: presents:
Free Points for 500 peopleSomeone gave me a shit ton of points so I want to share the love.Free Points for 500 people4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Depending on your reason in needing them will determine how much I give ya. Also you must fave this article.
Ends after I have run out so it'll be between 300-600 people
Mega Man Tribute gets a MEGA thumbs up!Mega Man Tribute gets a MEGA thumbs up!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A friend of UDON recently passed on a copy of our MEGA MAN TRIBUTE art book to video game designer AK, who had some great things to say about the book. For those who haven't heard of AK, he played a vital role in the original creation of Mega Man's world and systems, working on the game even before Keiji Inafune joined the project.
AK has graciously give us permission to pass his comments to the artists and fans of the book, which is a real treat as he has very rarely given public comments or done any press at all. The UDON crew is proud to share these accolades with all the great artists in Mega Man Tribute:
So this is the book you were telling me abo
Q and A ZeronisSup guys and girls!Q and A Zeronis1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I want to apologize for not responding to you guys. I get piles of comments and notes on this account.
I know I've been getting many questions via PM and notes on DA and Facebook, but I haven't been able to answer them all. I do read them so keep commenting and sending notes!
I would like to have the opportunity for all to ask me common questions about me or anything art and game related here. I'll look through the comments and update this Journal Entry with new Q&A.
Only request is that you ask some relevant questions and not something too personal and inappropriate.
With that said, ask away!
1. What type of Program do you use? What tablet do you use?I use Adobe Photoshop CS5. I have tried couple other programs like SAI, Alias Sketchbook Pro, and Painter X, but photoshop has all the tools I need to create art.I have Wacom Intuos 5 and Wacome Cintiq 22UX mounted on ergotron arm.
2. How long does it take to complete