History of Roman typefacesHistory of Roman typefacesHistory of Roman typefaces2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Typefaces are our instruments to construct words and sentences. Of course this very article couldn’t be written without type other than writing by hand and scanning it in, but I wouldn’t know how to save the file or how to access the website to upload it to if I had no access to typefaces. Of course I don’t have to say where type can be found; it’s absolutely everywhere. However, most people don’t consider where typefaces come from. Most of my life and even the first 5 years or so of my design career I was absolutely ignorant of where typefaces came from. I mean, they were just "there" on the computer and I never considered someone actually had to make typefaces for us to use—letter by letter. In this article I will discuss the history of Roman typefaces; how it progressed during the ages, how each style can be recognized and how to select typefaces consciously and logically r
Resources For Artists: Colour Scheme ToolsColour Scheme ToolsResources For Artists: Colour Scheme Tools2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So I have been thinking of doing a few articles apart from feature articles to link some useful resources for artists and this is the first one of these. While this is a mini one, it's helped me a lot on several occassions.
Sometimes it gets confusing to decide which colours to choose. "'Should I go with a turquoise and a gold for the face? What about the room? I was going for a chic cool modern palette which is minimalistic!" Surely, a lot of us have gone through those decisive moments. Below are some colour scheme tools that would help you with your colour scheme choices. Click the titles or the links in asterisk to go to the following sites.
A big resource community for colour palettes*, user named
Introduction to Polymer ClayPolymer clay is a modeling compound consisting mainly of polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizes to make it pliable. As you can see it's easy to define polymer clay, but there's no possible way to describe all the variety of things that can be achieved with it.Introduction to Polymer Clay3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fox Fairy 05 ooak by Rosen-Garden The Scotsman2 by Renellesdolls
Sushi Prep by WaterGleam Egg and Bacon by fairchildart Cake Making Miniature by vesssper
In this article I will recollect some of the best resources and guide you through the basics of polymer clay, if there's anything I didn't cover here please don't hesitate to leave a question, I'm sure me or other polymer clay enthusiasts will be happy to help you
I will be referring to polymer clay as it's my medium of choice and expertise, but many of these resources can be used for other kinds of clay. You can even make yo
gifs for my DA loversAnother thank you to :iconcyrictheonetheall: , :iconbobtheranter: , and :iconthezomber13: for my DA fellagifs for my DA lovers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's some gifs of Lucifer and I enjoying it
click on of the gifs to view and reblog on tumblr
Traditional Artists Contest *more or less closed?EDIT:Traditional Artists Contest *more or less closed?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello Traditional Artists
Today was the last day of my commission contest. I'm very thankful to all who have participated for their kindness and good will. I have chosen 3 works to buy as it was my primal intention and soon I'll be contacting the authors so we can agree on the terms of purchase.
I was contacted to extend the contest period, but as you can easily understand, this is not a regular contest: I think that any of you, traditional artists reading this, who have the will to produce a piece accordingly the rules below can contact me any time to show me a WIP or a finished work. If I like the piece, I'll buy it
Also below (scroll down to the end of the article) you can find my favourite works, wonderful pieces, just like I was looking for.
For now I'll remove the references I don't want any more but I'll keep the others available until the end of January 2013, so you are welcome to use them as I'm still commissioning you!
Thank you to all
Contest - A 'Fat' Female Superhero VOTINGHey guys, we're voting now, check out my front page for the latest poll.Contest - A 'Fat' Female Superhero VOTING3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm a regular reader of Escher Girls, so when I read the latest post this morning, I was deeply concerned. The following post was submitted to Eschergirls and was not made by me. The artist is Selkiesiun
I DID NOT DRAW THIS PICTURE. :iconselkiesiun: DID. THIS IS A QUOTE OF HER EXPERIENCES.
I AM ONLY RELAYING THE INFORMATION.
Selkiesiun submitted to Eschergirls:
"This is not so much a critique post as it is a conformation of how absurd the standards of art in the comic book industry have become.
I traveled to San Diego Comic Con this year and participated in the portfolio reviews they where holding from Thursday to S
Collection: Ghostly ApparitionsCollection: Ghostly Apparitions7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Photographers today seek mainly to create ghostly effects with their cameras.
In the earliest days of photography, the hope was that actual ghosts would be captured on film, proof for the believers. It would be shutter speed that would finally capture that moment of space–time intersection between our earthly realm and the spectral plane of the dead. The results have never been definitive, but artistically, ghostly imagery, through a camera lens or from an artist’s pencils or palette, can be quite captivating.
“Now it is the time of night
That the graves, all gaping wide,
Every one lets forth his sprite
In the church–way paths to glid
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem
Holiday Card Project 2013Holiday Card Project 20131 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
Artists Birthday Feature :: 7th JanuaryArtists Birthday Feature :: 7th January4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Bow Divider Blue by UndeadZombiieBow Divider Blue by UndeadZombiieBow Divider Blue by UndeadZombiieBow Divider Blue by UndeadZombiieBow Divider Blue by UndeadZombiieBow Divider Blue by UndeadZombiieBow Divider Blue by UndeadZombiieBow Divider Blue by UndeadZombiieBow Divider Blue by UndeadZombiieBow Divider Blue by UndeadZombiie
blue ribbon bullet1 by anineko:iconfairywithahat:blue ribbon bullet1 by anineko
How I Made My Spiffy Portable Light TableI made myself a little light table (in a box) and actually remembered to take pictures. Figured someone here might find it useful so I copy pasted this from my sketch blog, cause it's long and I'm way too lazy to make a new version..How I Made My Spiffy Portable Light Table4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last month I had a small catastrophe. I was sitting happily by my light table, in heavy thought about what to draw next. Apparently I was in way too heavy thought, cause the next thing I know there's a nasty cracking kind of sound and I'm pulling all limbs up and away from it. Where my right elbow had been placed there was now a bunch of tiny glass shards and there's a long crack running from one side to the other. Fuck. So I have a light table in bad need of a new glass (well, I'm thinking plexiglass next time round) no tools needed to fix it, nor way to transport a glass that size. What to do till I get it fixed? Make a tiny transportable one that's what.
The following is more of a long banter than a concise how to, just so you're warned.
Starting off I
Klotnia BogowKlotnia Bogow2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Nadeszła chwila, aby świętować dzień poświęcony najmłodszemu z Bogów, potężnemu panu Mórz i Oceanów, Milzisowi, panu magii i świata paranormalnego. Adepci zebrani zostali na placu przed teatrem. Udało się przekonać Demachosa, aby przywrócił pogodzie naturalny stan rzeczy. W chwili gdy Dyrektor przygotowywał się do przemowy, kocur zawisł nad rekrutami ma
Character Design Contest!CHARACTER DESIGN CONTESTCharacter Design Contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We are finally launching our Character Design Contest!
I have been wanting to do this for a while now, something that’s a lot of fun where it gives you a chance to use your creativity and art skills to win awesome prizes!
In this contest, you get to design a character based off ANY key or piece of jewelry we have made. It can be based off one in our DA gallery, one in our etsy shop, or one that has already sold from our shop. It does not have to be a key, it can be anything we’ve made.
Anyone can enter, worldwide. Digital and traditional art accepted. It can be a fully painted picture or line art. Other media, such as clay/ sculpting or costume making, are acceptable as well.
PLEASE READ EVERYTHING
Design a character using parts inspired from a necklace in our gallery or shop.
It does not have to include all e
Twenty Tempting Textures 2Twenty Tempting Textures 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Rainbow of colorful Bokeh and Light Textures,that are just bursting with potential.
Enhance,add depth or create an ambient dreamy atmosphere with these wonderful abstract
and colorful Textures that are just calling to be incorporated into your digital projects.
Use them as background images, or to add interest to a unique area of your designs.
With your fantasy the possibilities are limitless.
5 must knows for better night photos5 must knows for better night photos2 years ago in Personal More Like This
go to http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings/%28type%29/usecase_sports
Find your camera and see what iso settings you can push your camera to and still retain descent image quality, this is especially important when shooting auroras, a high iso sensitivity means you can push the shutterspeed under the magical 8 seconds to retain some of the movement of the aurora in the image.
(I personally recommend 6 or less)
Preventing STAR TRAILS
Use the rule of 600 to keep stars in the picture from trailing/streaking.
Divide 600 by the true focal lenght of your lens, true is measured by 35mm full frame, so a 30 mm full frame lens would yield this simple equation: 600/30 = 20 second (or less) exposure and stars will look nice.
For cropped sensors you have to time your focal length with 1.5 for Nikon and 1.6 for Canon.
So 16 mm wide angle lens on a Canon cropped sensor would equal 25.6mm true focal lengt (16*1.6) giving this equation: 600/25.6 = 23.43 secon
Llama badges, chto eto takoe?Пока официального пункта в FAQ нет, есть страничка в официальном Llama блоге GiveAllamaGetALlama.Llama badges, chto eto takoe?5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Что такое Llama Badge?
Llama это такая игра в социализацию. На манер FaceBook и др&
Femininity Stock the 3rdA wonderful collection of fabulous stock! Many thanks to all of you giving us so much inspiration!Femininity Stock the 3rd4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mask 01 by GifsandStock Pakinka by deviant-caroline Cemetery Stock 40 by Elandria Model Sword Stock 05 by MeetMeAtTheLake2Nite Novice 17 by Kuoma-stock Reflections 01 by Elandria :thumb211126522: :thumb184037573: :thumb170840590: Jak sme potkaly uchyla by deviant-caroline Holy Queen II by PhiloetSophia model - cello021 by akio-stock :thumb182549975: :thumb201372345: Elf by Methys-stock :thumb251306183: what the wind tells15 by Amliel persephone by magikstock Steampunk teacher 5 by Meltys-stock Fantasy Stock by LetzteSchatten-stock Pirates - Barbarian Queen 7 by mizzd-stock Fan Stock 3 by chamberstock Lady Of The Lake I by Eirian-stock :thumb253314849: Sirene I by PhiloetSophia Doll Stock 02 by MeetMeAtTheLake2Nite Game Of Chess by Eirian-stock Stock - Troll 01 by JessicaDru glampire 1 by LialiaD-stock :thumb62581171: ready to attack. 01 by Solsken-i-Hemmet :thumb227291970: 32 by La-Esmeralda-Stock 53 by La-Esmeralda-Stock Elf Ranger 34 by Tasastock Redhead Warrior 1 by Armathor-Stock :thumb211192325: :thumb211600170: Lady Coffey -1 by mjranum-stock DeviID by another-little-dream :thumb208573804: muertos-2 by xstockx :thumb207996
9 outfits for sale on EBAYToday I am going to model 10 brand new outfits of Westward Bounds collection. Therefore I need to let some outfits go. Safe in the knowledge that they will find a lovely home. Maybe urs9 outfits for sale on EBAY2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY EBAY (GERMAN)
MY EBAY (ENGLISH)
Here is a short overview:
International and combined shipping is provided
Every item is available only ONCE
Collection: Haunted HousesCollection: Haunted Houses6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Coming across a deserted house, whether hidden by the distance of a rolling countryside or by the shadows of adjoining city ghetto dwellings, is like stumbling across an unnoticed, unburied corpse. It is obviously dead now, but once it was full of lives. Coming across a haunted house is different. Deserted or still occupied, it is a place where lives, unsatisfied, have refused to move on into a full death. The houses reflect their tenants. They are living dead structures, refusing to return to dust.
“What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow”
– Mary Shelley
Collection: Spines and BackbonesCollection: Spines and Backbones2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spines and Backbones
“Backbone” as a metaphor has always evoked determination, strength of character, toughness of spirit.
It is also an indicator of alignment, of being on the right track, of having everything in life in functioning order. “Breaking” one’s back means utter devastation, paralysis, losing everything. Being “spineless” is perhaps the worst insult any man would care to ever hear about himself. And then there’s the
Tutorial Treasury 04In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!Tutorial Treasury 043 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Create realistic rose text using some simple layer styles and custom made brushes. This Photoshop rose text will not be completly made from scratch, we'll have to use a beautiful Rose PNG stock image. A nature inspired text effect can be used in so many creative ways, to decorate your scrapbook for example.
LIFELIFE1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Mosh's Heels and Stockings by stevedietgoedde Boots by Pajunen
ceyhun by bhdrbnzt
For Haris from Paparazzi by Tigles1Artistry Sleep by a63
Train of Life II by vulezvrk
Coffee Break by Direct2Brain Andare by martaraff
time never.. by kemal-kamil-akca
Sunday by Northstar76 Time Travellers IV by ParallelDeviant
Untitled 1 by KosmoWannabe
Lisbon 64 by JACAC