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-Finalists3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The 22 Semi-Finalists will each receive:
$50 USD iTunes Gift Card
DeviantART Gear T-Shirt of Winner's choice (subject to availability)
800 deviantART Points
Three-month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
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Pisces: The Dancing Dreamers Of The DeepPisces: The Dancing Dreamers Of The Deep6 months 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
Baroque art: the basicsArt History WeekBaroque art: the basics6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Baroque art is one of my favorite art periods. It encompasses so much raw emotion and incredible talent that it is almost impossible to dislike this incredible period within art history. It isn't my intention however, to try and define the entire history of baroque art and its entire meaning through this article. That would be almost impossible to do. Instead, I'd like to introduce you to some of the basics of baroque art so that maybe you'll be inclined to do some research and find out more about it!
In terms of placing the baroque period of art within art history, think of it as happening between the Renaissance and Rococo periods. The baroque period went on throughout the 17th and 18th centuries and was predominantly European in its origins with a large focus on the Dutch and Flemish regions. Historians have attributed many different meanings to the emergence of the baroque period of art. In many ways it was influenced by the Protestant Reformation<
Creativity aint wiredCreativity, where does it come from, where it goes? Most of the time people ask me how can i be more creative, how and i be more unique on my topics? Thats a hard question, imean daily life its were creation truly is, not online. Been talking with other friends ona tablet, talking about how their creative process works, acouple of beers, laughs, argues, intriguing, different point of views like all humans in all topics, but we all agreed that first, you need to think in the concept you want to do then search for reference tools, not the other way around.Creativity aint wired6 months ago in Personal More Like This
This days 99% of people use internet as their main inspiration tool, i think thats a double edge sword.
Lets say you want to do a bird, google bird and paint the first bird you see, same colors same pose same composition, okay? Now picture 10000 artists wanting to draw a bird, and use same photo? The only creayive person in this story was the one that took the picture, the rest are just copy artist, zero creativity. And i mean Ze
Entertainment 3D 2nd and 3rd Place Winners2nd place:Entertainment 3D 2nd and 3rd Place Winners3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Inanimalia 2.0 by En-Vysion 'T Bootje - The Five Continents by Kouru17 raniPokhari by nayanstha Adomant 3d Render by Noomeci-art My Dream Car by duowla Helex 3D by Visual3Deffect Jade Samurai by BadLukArt Avengers Challange Widow Tron by Graxious Khonec by TheOrckid Demon 3d by jafaime Vherushian Male Turn Around by deamien Chopper by AleXM79 Tupo Ship by BangtuyPhong Monster in Random (Unknown creature) by akosiart Cat by Milish Trident Fighter by aFletcherKinnear My Train Your Brain Challenge Entry by newhere The Successor by smallsketch 3D Music Channel by florescu Ingol - God of All Existing by Zelfit
Ten second place winners will receive two classes through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
Twenty third place winners will receive one class through The Art Department, chosen from foundations and elective course offerings.
Femme Force: The New Female AvengersFemme Force: The New Female Avengers6 months 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
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-Finalists3 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!
I'd like to know...What do my foreign friends think about it? I mean, with all the problems around the world, I know that a lot of people don't give a f*ck about what's happening in Brazil right now. But we have endured it enough, we're tired, we're sad, we were hurted by a careless government. Our politicians don't care about the nation... I know, curruption exists everywhere, but it's not because this is some kind of "sickness" around the world that we have to stand still and agree with that. Did you know that the Human Rights comission in Brazil is led by a homophobic and racist guy? Does it even make sense??? If the people unite to fight for a good cause like the quality of education and hospital treatment, the militar police try to stop us and the politicians laugh at us. We pay expensive taxes that are not reverted in better education or public transportation. Yeah, that's our problem, brazillians have to solve it alone... but if you guys support us in our cause, show the world you know what's happI'd like to know...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
LeadI recently got some fantastic art advice from a Navy SEAL. I was at a shooting range here in town, working on pistol proficiency. My colleague, who is much, MUCH better than I am at putting lead through paper, told me something staggeringly profound, but it was in the context of shooting. He said, to paraphrase: "Look at the pattern of bullets you have made on the target. If they are too spread out, that means you need to slow down. If they are too spot on, that means it's time to speed up." What fantastic advice for drawing!Lead2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are finding your work quality lacking, then take time to make each piece better. Improvements do not occur often by blindly rushing ahead, and when they DO happen this way, you owe it to yourself to really investigate how they happened. Happy accidents are fantastic, but entirely unreliable, much like trying to hit a bullseye without understanding the mechanics behind operating a bullseye-striking device. Don't rush to fi
Llamas on the RunLlamas on the Run5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Llamas on the Run
Llamas On The Run Update!
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!!
The Runaway Llamas badge is now official! Deviants who have received 25,000 or more Llama Badges have the ability to display the Runaway Llamas badge.
Llama on the Lam
They knew there would be no escaping the security measures of the Arizona “llama ranch” where they were incarcerated, spending their days growing ou
Secrets of Superman's UnderwearSecrets of Superman's Underwear1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
ACTION COMICS No.40 coloredby JoeJusko
July Hero Challenge : LoishJuly Hero Challenge : Loish1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This Month's Challenge
The Deep Blue
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The world under the surface is vast, deep and mysterious. It speaks to our imaginations - sometimes it's presented as calm and tranquil, sometimes nightmarish and terrifying, sometimes vibrant and colorful, sometimes surreal and dream-like. What is your interpretation of the deep blue?
For this challenge, explore the idea of a world under water. What kind of creatures live there? Is it beautiful, dangerous, or both?
JOIN THE HERO CHALLENGE!
The Hero Challenge is a monthly creation prompt wher
A Valentine Birthday Wish from +SpyedAll of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. This year for my birthday on Valentines Day I want to focus the love I have from my friends and family to build a WELL in a developing country. They cost $5000. And for the next 20 years this well will provide fresh drinking water to a village.A Valentine Birthday Wish from +Spyed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Angelo's words...
All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need.
I'm surrounded by very giving people, and I'm always honored by how gracious my friends are, but when a guy gets to a
certain age, you kinda just buy the video games and books and music right when you want them, you know?
This year, I decided to do something a little different for my birthday. I was introduced recently to a charity
called charity: water, and I love this organization. The people behind
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #24 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by nihilist-0corroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by TylerFortierPhoto:th
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedThe World's Major Cities... Destroyed2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
Taipei Ruins by JonasDeRo
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
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
Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks→Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Street Photography of Chris Weeks
It was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of cweeks...
That I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there.
I finally realized that the magical something that sets cweeks’ works apart from others is that his camera disappears. There is no sense as you look at his photos of street scenes and other captures that you are looking through a lens, even the lens of a particularly talented photographer. There is a sense of simply walking through a town and seeing what you happen to see – without the
Give the Gift of Art ChallengeHow Would You Express Your Feelings Through Art? DeviantART and Wacom have joined forces to inspire you to give the gift of art! To participate, create a piece of art that illustrates a precious possession-whether physical, emotional, or spiritual-that you would like to share with someone special in your life. ifty semi-finalists will be selected by designated members of deviantART, and all semi-finalists and winners will receive prints of their entry to share with friends and loved ones. Top entrants will receive even greater prizing!Give the Gift of Art Challenge9 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How To EnterOfficial RulesPrizesView Semi-Finalists
Beginnings of Site SimplificationBeginnings of Site Simplification3 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Beginnings of Site Simplification
It’s no secret that DeviantArt is a complicated site. Have you ever invited a friend to DeviantArt, only to have them ask a bunch of questions about how to get started? Or have you ever spoken with a fellow deviant about a feature you use daily, only to learn they didn't know that feature existed? It’s our aim to make a new deviant's first experience as inspiring and welcoming as those who have made this community their home. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to make DeviantAr
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
Mr. Holmes or On the Struggles of Human MortalityMr. Holmes or On the Struggles of Human Mortality2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
“Mr. Holmes,” or, On the Struggles of Human Mortality
Outstanding in the Field
The upcoming film Mr. Holmes, based on the novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin, is about a 93 year old Sherlock Holmes who is in the process of writing his story and piecing together events from a 30 year old case that he feels is unfinished. In the midst of these endeavors Holmes is also trying to solve the mysteries of human
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
I'm Still Rather Fond of That Skeleton ManAnd finally, everything worked out just fine.I'm Still Rather Fond of That Skeleton Man3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Christmas was saved, though there wasn't much time.
But after that night, things were never the same--
Each holiday now knew the other one's name.
And though that one Christmas things got out of hand,
I'm still rather fond of that skeleton man.
So, many years later I thought I'd drop in,
And there was old Jack still looking quite thin,
With four or five skeleton children at hand
Playing strange little tunes in their xylophone band.
And I asked old Jack, "Do you remember the night
When the sky was so dark and the moon shone so bright?
When a million small children pretending to sleep
Nearly didn't have Christmas at all, so to speak?
And would, if you could, turn that mighty clock back,
To that long, fateful night. Now, think carefully, Jack.
Would you do the whole thing all over again,
Knowing what you know now, knowing what you knew then?"
And he smiled, like the old pumpkin king that I knew,
Then turned and asked softly of me, "Wouldn't yo
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsSo you want to do commissions?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.
However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
So you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!
The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.
Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?
Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?
Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.
Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.
Stick to what you're good at.
Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.
Now that you've mo