Weekly Light Hunters Feature #46:iconvenatoreslucis:Weekly Light Hunters Feature #462 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Race by Northstar76nomoldu by shitpitcher
Old shoes by AbandonedZone
Running in Circles by Matthias-Haker
My Brush With FIRE by H0LL0W25...hm... by golpista
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Train Your Brain Semi-FinalistsIn the Train Your Brain Contest, deviantART and The Art Department (TAD) challenged you to submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Your assignments were reviewed by the world-renowned artists who teach as TAD faculty, and the grades are in! The following Semi-Finalists represent the top work chosen in each category. A final review will be made, and the 31 prize winners in each category will be announced shortly!Train Your Brain Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Be sure to head to TheArtDept for more information about TAD's programs and faculty! At TheArtDept, you'll find free lessons, in-depth sessions with award-winning instructors, and inspiring artwork created by TAD students and faculty alike.
Congratulations to all!
Merrell Diorama Contest Semi-FinalistsIn the Merrell Diorama Contest, we challenged you to depict your favorite fall memory in a shoebox diorama. Your visions were brought to life, and beautifully so! Thank you for sharing your memories with us. The following Semi-Finalists have been chosen by our judges and will now be sent to Merrell's Vice President of Global Marketing, who will choose the top three Finalists.Merrell Diorama Contest Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The 22 Semi-Finalists will each receive:
$50 USD iTunes Gift Card
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800 deviantART Points
Three-month Premium Membership to deviantART
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Yay for Polymer Clay 14Please click that button and this news article so more people can share the polymer clay love!Yay for Polymer Clay 143 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Polymer clay has been taken beyond child's play by many talented artists, artists that deserve more recognition. Each week moofestgirl and Talty will bring you their favorite polymer clay submissions for that week. Please enjoy them and show them much love! If you know any artist that you think deserves more recognition, please let us know so we can consider them for future features.
Dolls and sculptures
"Viola" ooak fairy by AmandaKathrynRed Tailed Hawk, Details by jenkiwi
Box of Happy Vegetables WIP by lily-inabottleSushi Earrings by KawaiiCulturePolymer Clay Pizza by FimochuPineapple Ring by CantankerousCupcakecranberry muffins 1-4 by Snowfernorange juice. sausage. hotcakes. maple syrup. by Aiclay
Our featured artist this week is carmendee. She specializes in jewelry mixing polymer clay and different kind of beads and crystals, creating a very unique el
ProjectPorkchop Vol332:iconkatekos-art:ProjectPorkchop Vol33210 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Forest by furide-chanDog House by furide-chan
The Mighty Boosh by Taylor-is-BlueThe Circus is in Town! by Taylor-is-Blue
A Fine Example of Moon the Loon by Taylor-is-BlueDiscovery of Life on Planet 86 by Taylor-is-Blue
Collection: WerifesteriaCollection: Werifesteria2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Lost between hell and paradise
There is something about a forest in its living, breathing oneness that gives it an aura of actual sentience.
Its as if you, an intruder, have entered the woodland’s domain to hunt for its secrets to having survived for so many centuries. The forest knows you are there and offers you no help in making your way. A thousand hidden eyes observe your movements; thousands of keen nos
Collection: The Most Fanciful Flights Of FantasyCollection: The Most Fanciful Flights Of Fantasy2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
The Most Fanciful Flights of Fantasy
Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.”
— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
The fairie folk were (still are?) thought by the Celtic peoples to be an ancient race of tiny beings driven underground (literally; living now in mounds) or into the trees by modern humans. Other traditions deem them purely folkloric creatures, u
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 3malaugusto'sPeople and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 33 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 3
People and Portraits
Enjoy a Drink at Warriors by jaytablante
Gabrysia_03 by hellwoman
Dancing With My Wishes by Astranat
Snow swirl by AnitaAnti
Fashion, Glamour and Pin-Up Special
Miss Pearl by Hart-Worx
Katya by bebeauty
freakfreak by Disharmony19
43 by staceyclarkephoto
Medusa IX by Aisii
80876 by aleksandra88
Kristina VI by photokiselev
water nymph by fly10
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Femme Force: The New Female AvengersFemme Force: The New Female Avengers1 week ago in Art Features More Like This
FEMME FORCE: The New Female Avengers
Birds of Prey and Batgirls
Congratulations to the Comics Industry!
Yes, folks, congratulations are in order. For years the comics industry has fought the never ending battle to prove to an uncaring world that comics weren’t just for kids. Thankfully there are now very few one–note heroes left, most of them now being heavily conflicted ‘Anti–Heroes’ who tread the morally gray area b
Pisces: The Dancing Dreamers Of The DeepPisces: The Dancing Dreamers Of The Deep1 week ago in Art Features More Like This
PISCES: The Dancing Dreamers Of The Deep
Zodiac Sign Pisces
The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.
For some, the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one on the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and manneri
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San
Six Ways to Earn More CommissionsIf youre serious about earning an income with your art, then you have to be serious about marketing yourself. If youre like me, you hate selling you dont like rejection, it makes you nervous and you think youre no good at it. Thats why were artists and not salesmen. Fortunately marketing yourself is kind of an art form. Although I dont have all the answers, Id like to share a little of what Ive learned about the art of marketing ourselves.Six Ways to Earn More Commissions4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Be Seen: First, make it easy for people to find you. Create a deviation with a list of the different kinds of commissions you offer, with a sample and a price for each. Put this deviation near the top of your profile so that everyone knows youre open for commissions. Heres mine as an example:
Join commission groups where people looking for commissions can find you. Many commission groups will expect you to have a commission sheet that
Fan Art Friday: Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesFan Art Friday: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Heroes In A Half Shell
New York City, chemical ooze, and the delicious smell of pizza can only mean one thing — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
For being named after Renaissance artist greats, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo, had rather humble beginnings. Let’s travel back to 1983 to when Kevin Eastman created the idea for the turtles during a brainstorming session with his friend Peter Laird. E
WeChat Emoticon Sticker Semi-FinalistsWeChat Emoticon Sticker Semi-Finalists8 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
DeviantART and WeChat challenged you to create your very own animated sticker! Whether you wanted it happy, sad, or dancing the night away, it was up to you to animate an emoticon sticker you have never seen before. The WeChat judges labored over each entry and selected the top twenty-five stickers. Who will take one of the three grand prizes?
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
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New Beginnings!Hello everyone!New Beginnings!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I decided to suspend my Facebook page... Yep.
And it honestly feels great!
I feel like this massive burden has been taken off my back.
I love cosplay and I have no plan on stopping but I began to doubt these " Fan pages"
I've made mistakes, I've grown and will continue to learn. I've matured and come to realize that I want this to be my beloved hobby and not my job. I don't want the attention I thought I once wanted. I want to make these costumes and bring a little life to them for my own reasons and share them with people that want to see them instead of forcing my updates onto everyones feeds.
I got back into cosplay in 2011. Everything was new to me again. I didn't have parents around telling me I couldn't wear this or dress up as that and I suppose I just wanted to push my own limits. I found people enjoyed my costumes more when there was less of the actual costume, it felt nice to have people recognize what I was wearing (or wasn't haha). It made me feel a
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
A question I get a lot.I get this question a lot. ( six times in the past two days)A question I get a lot.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How can I draw like you?
This is my point of you on this question.
Once again.. this is just MY opinion, and not everybody will agree with it.. but.. here it is
I'd probably not recommend you try to emulate my style or my way or working.
What I would recommend though is that you try to go outside and sketch, sketch people in the street, people walking, sitting, getting up, taking off their clothes or putting them back on, people hugging, people fighting, people in conversation in a group, people on the bus, swimming, dancing, eating, ( lot's of eating as it is pretty hard to convey exactly the feeling of eating), sleeping, people thinking... If you want to tell stories, most of your images should have people thinking.. that's what is going to make your images come alive.
Use a tablet if you have one, a sharpie, a pastel, a rock dipped in ink..anything that can make a mark.
The tool is cool, but secondary.. first.. you n
The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
Tutorial Tuesday: PosesDrawing poses sometimes is a very difficult thing to do. Sure, drawing someone standing straight up and down perfectly lined up with the "camera" isn't that tough. But what if we wanted to turn them, or put them in a dynamic pose? How the crap do we do that?Tutorial Tuesday: Poses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well first things first, you need to know how the human body works. So if your reading this and you don't have any concept of human proportions, or how the body moves, then that's the first thing you need to do. Go look at people. Draw real life people, not manga, or comic book people as they're exaggerated. Draw real life people so you know what comic and manga artists are exaggerating. Figure out how their body works and moves. That's going to make the next part make alot easier.
Okay. So now we have basic understanding of human proportions, and how the human body moves. How the hell do we draw them in a specific pose? Well it's simple my friends. The key to drawing human poses is the stick figure!
Collection: Fashion is a Seductive and Savage GodCollection: Fashion is a Seductive and Savage God2 days ago in Art Features More Like This
Fashion is a Seductive and Savage God
Asia’s Next Top Model Tiger
Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano by Dana Thomas was published this month. It tells the story of two revolutionary British designers who re–invented and re–energized Fashion Weeks in Paris and New York and brought real outrage and excitement back to high fashion. In the past twenty years these