In Search Of 'Thank You' Icons and suchYup, like the journal title says, I am gathering emoticons/icons relating to 'thankyou', 'joy', 'love', 'moved/touched' and other such 'happy' emotions. Well, actually, any cute icons will do!
So, please show me some of your personal favourites here? thanks! The dA system tells me that I will be exceeding the size limit (60KB I think it is), so I had to cull quite ruthlessly ... but the icons you leave are not "lost" as they will be retained in your comments to this journal, and I can still refer to them!
Critiquing Critiquing StoryStory: Turns out you're doing it wrong.Critiquing Critiquing Story2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone is- and what's more, anyone who tries to make a foray into storytelling without having mastery over their efforts merits endless scorn.
I've had the privilege of sharing advice with some other creators of late, and seen some of the (usually anonymous) criticism being leveled at their work. It's noteworthy for being intense, superficially sophisticated, and misguided.
Now, there are two kinds of creators out there. Those who don't give a fig for what other people think, and dismiss all criticism out of hand.
...Those creators tend not to improve.
Then there are those who care about the quality of their work, take pains to make it enjoyable for others, and are receptive to feedback.
These individuals have the most potential as writers, and are also most vulnerable to their efforts being permanently deformed by vindictive critique.
They'll be assured their characters are flat cutout
I Think that I Shall Never See"I think that I shall never seeI Think that I Shall Never See5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
a billboard lovely as a tree.
Behind the Billboard by DiLynnRing
New York City by stareater
Time Square by fallingslowly47
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
billboard. by IRiseWithMyRedHair
A Stairway To Oblivion by aegiandyad
billboard hosepipe by SpanishJohnny
Buldozah by indajazz
I'll never see a tree at all."
Urban Camping by 5isalive
-- Rhyme by Ogden Nash
Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.Edit: Share with your friends on Twitter as well! https://twitter.com/#!/ZevImages/status/139572960288714752Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I know that many deviants have had a rough past year. I know I have. For some, it was the economy, for some changes in their families and loved ones, and I know for some it has even been on deviantART. We have all had struggles, but this time of year, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, is as good a time as any to thank people for what we DO have.
In this world of little, we all have something we hold dear to our hearts. Now is the time to say thanks.
So, what I would like to invite everyone to do is in the next 48 hours (Today + Thanksgiving), fave this journal to show your support, then comment with 4 things you are thankful for:
1 thing on deviantART you are thankful for
1 thing with your family, loved ones, friends, etc. you are thankful for
1 thing in your life you are thankful for
1 piece of art you, or a fellow deviant created that you are th
12th Birthday Create A Story Contest Winners!Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!12th Birthday Create A Story Contest Winners!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Posted on August 31, 2012 at 4:14:05 PM
Create A Story Contest Winners!
In celebration of deviantART's 12th Birthday, we challenged you to complete a story by answering various prompts. The top 50 winners are below!
12th Birthday Celebration
12 Pigs by =LawraRandala
DeviantART 12th Birthday by ~DeWaltz
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.
Stop taking boring photos!An extract from Tony Ray Jones's http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/how-to/icons-of-photography/534741/tony-ray-jones-iconic-photographer notebook contains some interesting tips to take better street photos:Stop taking boring photos!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
BE MORE AGGRESSIVE
GET MORE INVOLVED (TALK TO PEOPLE)
STAY WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER (BE PATIENT)
TAKE SIMPLER PICTURES
SEE IF EVERYTHING IN BACKGROUND RELATES TO SUBJECT MATTER
VARY COMPOSITIONS AND ANGLES MORE
BE MORE AWARE OF COMPOSITION
DON'T TAKE BORING PICTURES
GET IN CLOSER (USE 50mm LESS)
WATCH CAMERA SHAKE (shoot 250sec or above)
[Bullet; Red] DON'T SHOOT TOO MUCH
[Bullet; Red] NOT ALL AT EYE LEVEL
NovemberBehind the curtainNovember3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Of rain and dust
And dying leaves
New: Online animation tool Animaki! + get featuredHello earthlings, and especially animators, pixel artists and dutch people!New: Online animation tool Animaki! + get featured3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Roel van Mastbergen (the creator of www.oekaki.nl and Senile Team) finished a new and online animation tool called Animaki Why animaki? Mix the words "animation" and "oekaki" (online drawing) and you get "animaki"!
This is what it looks like:
And here is a demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5SEdNaatVU
Online (that means you can work on your animation everywhere and share or even make it with others)!
Supports animated png
Preview of animation always visible
Speed of every frame editable, in detail
Many shortcut keys like photoshop
Ability to replace colours
Automatically adds new colours to palette
Browser based, so not necessary to install a program (unless you
On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to EndlingEndling posted this [click here] answer to a questioned by one of his followers on Tumblr.On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to Endling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It pertains to how his art school and supporters treated/reacted to his particular art style in an academic and professional setting. Give that a read first then come back here.
I posted a response to it that I also wanted to share on my DeviantART. (If you're getting tired of me ranting about my experience at school, sorry, but this stuff means a LOT to me. I want to try to inform other people of what my time was like there so that if YOU go, you're all the wiser.) Response was as follows:
This is partially one of my problems with art schools at this point in time. They're ridiculously expensive, and because of the rapid change in art/media industry and culture, fall into generally one of these two categories:
1) They typically have instructors who are remnants of doing their bes
3 tips on drawingNow, as a lot of you know, I love to critique works and I'm not afraid to speak my mind. However, I am noticing a few things in a lot of critique able pictures and I feel the need to share some tips with you all who want to get better at art.3 tips on drawing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Consistent lighting.
This is a big one, and it's very important. Lighting is a very important aspect of a piece and is something that can make or break a picture. Inconsistent lighting is an eyesore, and disrupts the picture. Make sure you establish where your light source is, and make sure the shadows are correctly placed and aligned properly. Also, one thing I notice is shiny breasts. Breasts are not shiny unless they are oiled, or unless the character is under a bright spotlight. (An example of this can be found here: ] It's a thing I notice in a lot of shots of anime characters, and frankly, this isn't realistic because the characters can't constantly be oiled.
2. Wrist placement is dependent on the elbow bending
Exercise 18: Painterly StyleTHIS WEEK's EXERCISE POST : THE FULL POST AND DETAILSExercise 18: Painterly Style10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The “painterly style” has been a highly requested tutorial subject matter due to it’s increasing popularity to digital artists. Not sure what this style is referring to? Check out the Painterly Style Reference Board. The style has become even more popular from games that focus heavily on this art style such as Bastion or to digital artists like Purplekecleon, who we Interviewed last year. It has a bold and fresh look that relies on color and working with balancing the different hues to create value. The style is recognizable by 3 different factors: use of color shifting, visible brushstrokes, and fantastical ligh
Resident Evil Contest,ENDED, Judging in processEdit- Sep 17, 2012Resident Evil Contest,ENDED, Judging in process2 years ago in Personal More Like This
thanks to all who entered, the judging is in process
As any of you know the new Resident evil 6 is coming (as well as the movie revelations <3)
So this contest is just in honor of it <3
-All you have to is draw your character fighting along side with either S.T.A.R.S (Chris, Barry etc.) or Umbrella.(HUNK, Carlos, etc.)
- they could fighting against each other, fighting against a monster (Nemesis, Tyrants, Lickers etc) or just shooting the crap out of zombies. <3
-they can be fighting with other characters not apart of S.T.A.R.S or Umbrella.
(Alice,Leon, Ada etc)
-You also can just do normal characters without an OC
12-month Premium membership
Free Art Request
Zombie Dobie Plush
Llama (badges if available)
Comments / Critiques
Oh, deviantART.Seeing as I haven't posted really anything worthwhile in almost a year...or a few years depending on who you speak with...I don't expect many people to read what I am posting here, but there is no time like the present to do my part in opening a can of worms here at deviantART.Oh, deviantART.3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The ever popular (positively or negatively) lolly has, through the use of the journal system, start a little movement over the past weeks about grievances in relation to this website. Some of that movement has been outright shit throwing, while some of it has been through detailed discussion about the pros and cons of this website. Regardless of his delivery, I agree with much of what he is saying. deviantART is not the same site I spent most of my day on all those years ago.
From hardcore deviant to casual lurker, I have watched much of the evolution of this site over the past decade. It has grown from a fairly close knit art community to a massive corporation. In a way, I am proud of the success th
Guía para proteger tu Cuenta en dA y tu PCHola a todosGuía para proteger tu Cuenta en dA y tu PC1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Por medio de etse journal quiero compartir con todos algo de suma importancia. Recientemente hay rumores de un nuevo hacker en dA del que se dice ha creado un virus que es capaz de formatear completamente una PC o hasta hackear tu información personal. No se sabe si estoy es verdad o alguien lo invento para asustar a los usuarios del sitio. He visto que muchos de ustedes han repartido un mensaje cadena con la advertencia en su journal (he recibido notificaciones de algunas personas que sigo). Tampoco se sabe de donde proviene esta cadena y quien la escribio. Los Hackers se han vuelto muy comunes en dA y han atacado a varios usuarios para robarles sus cuentas. Pero no se alarmen, si siguen las siguientes recomendaciones podrán evitar un posible hackeo y no perderán su cuenta
Que hacer en DeviantART
Para una mejor protección de tu cuenta utiliza contraseñas que sean difíciles de descifrar pero que puedas recordar con facilidad. Las contrase
La CQ ofende o habla bien de los adolescentes?que hay, una vez mas con una critica u opinión rara XDLa CQ ofende o habla bien de los adolescentes?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Últimamente he visto muchas series con actores adolescentes y prácticamente todos son lo mismo: protagonistas que son entre los menos populares, que son los arraigados o que son los perdedores que quieren ser populares; los populares son los ricos, porristas, presidentes de la escuela, los malos y/o que odian siempre al protagonista; los bullyng son de los populares o los que visten de rufián con el cliché de hacer maldades, insultar o golpear; los nerds son los que usan lentes, con granos y risa estúpida; y siempre, siempre... la chica mas linda de la escuela tiene estos dos papeles a escoger, 1 ser la mas dulce caritativa chica popular con alma de ángel o 2 ser una perra (para no decir put&) millonaria popular mandona de la escuela (y eso le va también para el chico pero no se le dice perro, sino perra también)
No han visto que ninguna serie a cambiado esos o romper esos cliches para ver como son los adolescentes actuales?
a lo q
Photos That Make You Dream"We don't have an eternity to realize our dreams,Photos That Make You Dream4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
only the time we are here."
Susan S. Taylor
To The Sky Above by Trichardsen
Alt memories by EliseEnchantedGlobal Warming. by Hamish-Frost
Quiet Drama by JeanFan
Tree of Life Dalite Tree by pianolessonsjeffBudapest Eye by PetydeNecro
03das madchen/ the girl by HarzmannCatherine
Into The Mist by AlyphotoRaven by SamsungGalaxyK-16
"The best reason for having dreams is
SAI pressure sensitivity SOLUTION!!!Now, there has been a lot of problems over this I'm gonna tell you what to do with some handy screenshots.SAI pressure sensitivity SOLUTION!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It gets really annoying when you loose pressure sensitivity and you're in the middle of drawing and that is because sometimes SAI can lose you're settings, after you have been told to remove all preferences and that, you, like me, may get no response from your pen but only when you press hard on it. I have found a great solution.
This might not work for all users, because of the type of laptop and the type of tablet because it has no sensitivity installed on it at all., but I hope that this will work for you.
Note: Before we go on I forgot to say that you need a tablet, Wacom preferably and you also have to have purchased SAI.
So, thats what it looks like. yours might be different though, but the next steps will help. Go to Others - Options - DigitalSupport
Photography Troubleshooting: What Digital Camera?Courtesy of sine-out and his fantastic knowledge, we now bring you the fourth in this series of articles. sine-out has answered all the questions that have come up so far. Do you have one? Is there something you need help with? Drop us a comment and we'll see what we can do! And as always, if you have information that could help someone out, let us know!Photography Troubleshooting: What Digital Camera?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"How do I select a new camera?"
"One of the most often asked questions I've seen regarding photography, above how to do something, is 'what is the best camera?', or 'what camera should I get?'.
Or something along those lines. The critical thing to note is that there is no such thing as the best camera.
Sure there are cameras that are technically better at certain things, for example, some cameras have very high resolutions, other are very good at low light photography, some are very small, and so on, but there's no su
American Comics, Manga...AND WAR!This is a major turning point in the history of comics, World War II. This period of time not only changed comics as we knew them, but also other areas in graphics such as propaganda posters. Now mid to late 1930's we've seen the birth of the modern comic book. Due to the war as well we're also now seeing the birth of war comics. An obvious example of this as I'm sure many of you have already guessed is Captain America Comics in 1941 (before American involvement in the war). Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby who worked for Timely Comics, which of course has now become Marvel Comics. He gained amazing popularity and is often fighting the Axis powers in World War II.American Comics, Manga...AND WAR!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Around this time in Japan has been rebuilding itself, its political and economic infrastructure was changing. Whilst American occupation disallowed art or published material that glorified war or the Japanese military. This policy though didn't block th
kindness"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."kindness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
~ Mark Twain
unsung"I've learned that: goodbyes will always hurt, pictures can never replace having been there, memories will bring tears, words can never replace feelings, and heroes often go unsung."unsung2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the rules"You have to learn the rules of the game.the rules2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And then you have to play better than anyone else."
~ Albert Einstein
umbrellasQuote of the Day:umbrellas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain"
AnimalsHe who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."Animals2 years ago in Personal More Like This
~ Immanuel Kant, German philosopher, 1724-1804
Polar Bear is Back
Location: ZOO Sauvage de Saint-Félicien http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://www.zoosauvage.org/
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM | Canon EF 1.4 II Extender
Just took this photo of my beautiful Sasha, the alpha female of my Siberian Husky pack.