Don't Drink the Turpentine!Hello folks! I've been meaning to discuss this topic here for a while, but I always forget! Well, this blog's topic is about dunDUNDUUUUN studio safety! Now I know, I know, the majority of you, myself included, don't have a private studio to work out of. Your studio may be you livingroom, bedroom, basement, or garage, but there are definitely precautions to be aware of while you're madly creating art. Note: none of this information is here to scare you or deter you from making whatever art you like, it's simply here to help you develop safe studio practices.So let's get started shall we?Don't Drink the Turpentine!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This part is specific to those of you who use traditional materials to make your artwork. The supplies we use today are much MUCH safer than those the old master's used, but there are still chemicals and materials you need to be aware of for your own health and well being (as well as those around you). I'll list the materials by
Basic Art Elements: LineHerro people! I've been giving this much thought and have decided to include along with our "Common Misconceptions" series a series based in the basic art elements followed by the principals of design. There are seven basic art elements as follows:Basic Art Elements: Line2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The purpose of knowing this list and understanding each element is to help you make good decisions compositionally as well as help you with formal analysis. Formal analysis is an identification of the basic art elements in a work of art which is useful in critique and also understanding the artist's choices in composition. Ideally, a piece that we would call "successful" would have each of the seven elements here present in some way, as well as the principles of design. A lot of our choices in art making can be either arbitrary or intuitive. Neither are inherently bad, but making choices that have a sound base in these elements will help you with some of the compositional conundrums we artists fa
STA Mentor's Program: InformationHey everyone!STA Mentor's Program: Information3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly I'd like to ask how everyone is! It's amazing the amount of deviations we've had submitted lately and I hope every one is doing well!
Secondly, thank you to everyone who voted and commented on the latest poll! An overwhelming majority of you voted that yes, you would like to see a mentor program put into place and would like to participate, whether being a mentor, being mentored, or doing both. A lot of you also asked for more information and how it would work, which is what this journal is about. Please realize that nothing has been put into place yet and we are still not sure if we'll be able to pull this off, but we'll see how you guys all feel after reading this.
Before we begin, I would like to make it quite clear that this is a member run thing- meaning that you will get as much as you put into it! If you do not wish to participate, you most certainly do not have to!
How It Works
The mentor program will take peop
Tutorial: Basic Cosplay Make-upBasic Information:Tutorial: Basic Cosplay Make-up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As said before: English is not my native language. I'm sorry for every mistake I made while writing. I'm just showing you what works for me. This is a "you can" tutorial and not "you must". I hope this gives you a basic idea on how I do it and helps you as well. I will not show you any brands of make-up I work with since they are different from country to country. I'm not a dermatologist or a professional make-up artist, so I can't give you tips for "problem skin" cases like acne and so on. Please consult a doctor and let them give you tips for what's best to use before buying something randomly
If you don't know what make-up to use out of the hilarious amount of available products in stores ask a vendor in the store of your choice. They will help you.
This tutorial will be the base for every upcoming make-up related tutorial I will post in the future.
First of all I clean my skin and apply vanishing crème. It's always good to do so
Women as Sex ObjectsWarning: Imma 'bout to rant.Women as Sex Objects1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First off I'd like to point out that I'm not a raving feminist. I acknowledge that women are not equal in western society (despite corporate efforts that seem to be more about statements and false enthusiasm on the subject rather than actually taking women seriously) and I don't think we will be equal for a long time, if ever. Just how it is. Unfortunate (from the perspective of a woman), but just how it is.
ANYWAY. Here's my rant. I'm really tired of a female character being undermined by her being half nude. Really, really tired of it. And I'm not talking about artistic nudity, I'm talking about ass-cheek flashing skirts, bikini tops and little else (I'm looking at you, Japan).
I love a strong female lead, but they're so rare. Writers find it so hard to create a complex female character; they're either so brave and outspoken that they become butch and unattractive by design, or they're a sex object. A hopeless damsel in distress or someone who can hold th
The RulesWhat kind of art can be submitted here?The Rules3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The best examples you may find in the Featured folder. The group does not support photography, photomanipulation and 3D rendering, but you may submit them to our favourites. For further info about the folders just see their descriptions inside.
No sweet pinky things. No abstract (don't confuse abstract with surreal). No cliché gothic pictures like from Victoria Francis. Modernish things and themes - from after 1930's - rather no. In most cases manga won't be accepted either - there are really awesome manga pictures, of course, but it's just everywhere around dA, let's take a little rest from it.
Think of brothers Grimm, think of Discworld, of Tolkien, of Moomins, Lovecraft, Poe, of legends, of the Golden Age of Illustration, of imagination, of some twisted stories and my
Blending with markers 101 tutorialHi everyone,Blending with markers 101 tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was requested a tutorial about the basics of blending with alcohol-based markers (Copics, Promarkers, Trias etc).
Here you go!
Insanity Contest WinnersWe have received 33 entries - which is the top record in our contests so far, way more than our previous top, which was 18 entries. I am really happy to see that. Including me, 50 people voted - and that's almost twice as many as on our previous contest, awesome. But anyway, the votes have been counted and the winners have been hunted down - let's take a look at them.Insanity Contest Winners2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Our 1st place winner is Asfodelo with his El Sonambulo - 37 points.
The second place belongs to Sleep Deprivation by erinclaireb - 23 points.
SandraHultsved has received 21 points for her Delirium
Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls'Darkness falls across the land . . .Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls'3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The midnight hour is close at hand . . .
Creatures crawl in search of blood . . .
To terrorize your neighborhood!
- Michael Jackson, Thriller
You decide what happens when darkness falls!
Is it macabre? Is it fantasy? Is it emotional?
It is up to you.
Welcome to our 2012 Photomanipulation Contest, "When Darkness Falls."
This contest is being held by Aeirmid and The-Sacred-Space.
We are grateful to Community Relations for backing this contest.
Any photomanipulator can join, and all are welcome.
Your task is to complete the sentence:
When darkness falls, _____
using a photomanipulation!
[In other words: Show us what happens when Darkness falls!]
You can interpret the sentence to mean anything you want.
It doesn't have to be dark or horror/macabre,
but it must be very clear that
Winter Almead Contest! CLOSED.Contest is closed, will be judged in next week.Winter Almead Contest! CLOSED.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello! Time for me to announce 4th contest with Almead characters!
This time theme is: Winter! You have to draw one or more of my characters in winter clothes or scenery!
DEADLINE1st March 2013 until I wake up.... xD
You can submit as many deviations as you want
You can enter the contest even if you are a donator, just please note if you donate something and you win that prize, you obviously won't win it, and if you donated something you can then pass it down to a different spot!
Entries with blank/white background will be disqualified.
So will sketches
This is contest, so I won't accept pictures drawn in 5 minutes just to get free prize!
Please do not draw my characters as animals, anthros, sonic characters, or connect them to ANY fandom. They live in their own medieval-type fantasy
Cat Hat Contest!! Cyber Bullies!!Cat Hat Contest!! Cyber Bullies!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cat Hat Contest!
Cyber Bullies on Deviant Art!
Cat Hat Sale Advertisement Contest
(ends December 15th)
1st Place: Free Cat Hat or $15 off any CanadaCosplay.com Purchase
2nd Place and Random Draw: Free Cat Hat or $10 off any CanadaCosplay.com Purchase
Prize is transferable, i
The Snarky Barefoot Girl Coloring CONTEST!!!!!So YamPuff was kind enough to lend us her lines for our second coloring contest! I want to give her a huge THANK YOU! I love these lines & I hope you guys do too! Everyone should take time and visit YamPuff 's gallery cause it's amazing! She's one talented lady!The Snarky Barefoot Girl Coloring CONTEST!!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, so contest is pretty dang simple! Download those gorgeous lines and initiate coloring! Make sure to read the rules below!
Running from April 23 to May 23, 2012
A 1month premium membership from Hai-Kulture
A special feature in Give-Me-Color Journal
A personalized model from jujukittychick Examples can be seen here http://jujukittychick.deviantart.com/gallery/36281483 & here http://jujukittychick.deviantart.com/gallery/36535038
[Bullet; Orange] A special feature in Give-Me-Color Journal
CommissionsIf you are interested in purchasing a commission from me please check out my prices for different types of commissions and my art policy. Contact me by note or e-mail email@example.comCommissions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you need you can convert € into different currency here --> http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html <--
25 € (+ 10 € for every additional character)
Cell shaded digital painting:
70 € (+ 30 € for every additional character)
Loose digital painting (speedpaint/conceptart)
60 € (+ 30 € for every additional character)
Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS!Update: Just TWO days left to get your entries in!!!!!Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To honour the creation of CRPhotography, we are hosting our first official contest - with a fantastic bunch of prizes donated by communityrelations and various groups! There are a few rules, and a theme to follow, but other than that - have fun and get creating. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask 3wyl or myself, or note the group.
Submit your photograph into CRPhotography's gallery folder here. Simply click the 'Suggest a favourite' button in the top right hand corner and select your deviation. Once it has been approved, it will appear within the contest gallery.
April 30th [Midnight PST]
Brickercup Chapter 1RRB fighting ppgBrickercup Chapter 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
ok ill take brick because pink is just red but lighter
bubbles will take boomer sweet vs bommer
and buttercup vs butch rought vs crazy
ok now girls
bubbles kisses boomer
blossom going to kiss brick but keeps Dodgeing my kiss
buttercup:come here so I can kill you
buttercup zooms to face butch and go's head on with eyes closed and full speed ahead
butch pulls up quickly dodgeing it while buttercup go's flying away from butch not noticing she passed him.
Buttercup: (kiss) there I finally got you
Blossom:buttercup open your eyes
Did buttercup just kiss me?
Butch:dude wake up your spaced out
Brick:huh? Where did the ppg go?
Boomer:they left blossom and bubbles left with buttercup when she flew away after what happened
gonna kill brick.....
gonna kill brick......
gonna kill brick......
Boomer:lets just go home for right now im getting tired
My dog... Updates!Update:My dog... Updates!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the last week, Rocket has been recovering well! She has sphincter ontrol about 90% back, an she is walking and sliding around. She is still basically bunny hopping at times, and doesn't have the strength to stay up for liong, but she is on the road to recovery!
Thank you all for your kind wishes. It means so much to both of us!
Note: Faving this journal will be seen as a sign of support
So, I have for the last 4 years had a wonderful Yellow Lab Mixed with Terrier and Pitbull. She is a gorgeous dog, and one that I love dearly. We got her as a rescue when she was just a few months old, and quickly we found her name... "Rocket". She can jump straight up and down almost 6 feet, able to grab toys from way above our heads. However, this sadly may have been her downfall as well.
In the last week or so, she started displaying symptoms that were not healthy. First she was unable to hold her feces, and we assumed at first that it was a dietary i
FREE GIVEAWAY!!FREE GIVEAWAY!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
yep you read right to celebrate my online store being open very shortly i will be giving
away free compact mirrors to celebrate
all you have to do to win one is fav the journal and comment below with your fav
colour and which prize you would like to win , please only choose one so choose
wisely (you have to do both things for a chance to win)
i can ship to anywhere in the world so its open to anyone regardless
of where you live i
Odyssey II: That Which Can Be ImaginedOdyssey II: That Which Can Be ImaginedOdyssey II: That Which Can Be Imagined1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Final Thoughts from Clive Barker
Odyssey. I can think of no better word to describe the journey that took place these past few months.
With the prologue, “They’re Mad, They Are,” I began work on a vessel that was not yet ready for sea. And on that holed ship, together we embarked over open waters towards an unknown destination.
What I then witnessed both touched and humbled me. You, the mighty crew of the HMS Ody
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- guiding you as an artist and improving your artistic skills
So having said that... let's get started!
I have been drawing for a long time. Since I was little I would draw all the time on anything I could find. That passion for drawing and art has always stayed with me. But the problem is talent or potential will only get you so far. If you really want to become a great artist you will have to put in many hours of work. And you would preferably have someone there to guide you. Even now I am learning about basic skills I wish I had learned years ago. That is the problem of being self taught... you have to figure everything out yourself. Of course there are benefits to that too. Self taught artists are generally very motivated and passionate people. I have only come to the point where I am now just because I am passionate and slightly obsessed with drawing. But I want to know more, learn more and improve more. So that is why I am setting up this little drawi
Macabre OC ContestAfter some debating, I have results!Macabre OC Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First Place: $30 USD or the equivalent in dA points
Awarded because it is incredibly, incredibly creepy to look at... I actually can't look at the picture for more than a couple of seconds before I always want to navigate away.
Second Place: $20 USD or the equivalent in dA points
The design of this creature is so cool, while also being really appealing to look at! I like that he lacks legs.
Third Place: $10 USD or the equivalent in dA points
This is super eerie and interesting to look at at the same time, one of the few that lacked a definitive human form. Worm-like creatures are always very interesting.
Some special mentions, other entries I debated against these that I also adored (they will be given a $5 or 400 DA Point honorary prize):
There were a lot of very good entries, and a wide range of macabre subjects!
You all d
What happened to[ThunderFrost] Path to Redemption? Well I might not finish it at all. I can't find the muse, can't figure out any plots for the story and already got all the inspiration from the plots I had already from the story.What happened to2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want me to continue, must receive 30 favorites on this journal! I will check on it daily.
COMMISSION GIVEAWAY SEMI FINALISTS + WINNER LISTEDTHE WINNER: SeeAllOfMe Her Comment: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/363499572/3001753091COMMISSION GIVEAWAY SEMI FINALISTS + WINNER LISTED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Need I say more?
Please note me what you would like me draw
WINNER PRIZE: yet to be done.
Please note me what you would like me draw
You get a Bust Sketch
Lady-Oolong Acaciathorn Future-Luke SeeAllOfMe
RUNNER UP PRIZE HERE: http://rezkhan.tumblr.com/image/48076768904
These Four really touched me I wasn't looking for praise but how I affected them and they blew me away, I never knew I could influence anyone so.
Everyone else was AMAZING beyond life.
Thank you for entering! Even though you didn't get through to the semi finalists your participation is appreciated!
Now to pick a Winner...This is going to be hard T_T
Has now Ended
I will be re-reading all your wonderful comments. I'll be looking for creativity and depth.
All your comments are wonderful and jus
Sending a giftIf this is your first gift, please check that you are on the member list. If you are not on there, you need to sign up.Sending a gift4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then send us a note entitled "Send art" and include the following in the body of the message.
I agree to make something lovely for the person I have been given, and I won't forget to include the Art ID in the envelope or parcel!
All the requests are assigned once a week (at present, Sundays), so be patient. You will then get a reply with the "profile" of the person you have been assigned, their address and the Art ID which you must include.
You are now free to make your gift! Their profile might give you some clues as to what they would like... or it might not, use your imagination! You are free to use any medium you choose as long as it's something you can send in the mail.
If you want to upload it to your deviantART s
OC Quiz: Brighton Morbucks!RULESOC Quiz: Brighton Morbucks!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Pick and OC, get into character, and answer these questions from their POV.
2) You can add commentary, but put them in brackets.
3) No liars allowed; only truth.
4) Yes; you can do this more that once. ;3
5) Have fun!!
MY WARNING: May contain strong language...
1. What is your real name?
My name is Brighton, who the hell are you?
2. What is your surname?
DUH! Morbucks! Everyone knows that..
3. What are your three most popular nicknames?
B-man(by my friends), Horny Devil(by Venom ^^), Rainbow Bright(Don't you DARE call me that!)
4. What is your favorite color?
Red, and also black and gold too(but mostly red )
5. What is your favorite animal?
Doberman Pincsher(they make the perfect guard-dogs)
6. What type of animal/race of human/mythical species are you?
I'm a Metahuman(aka a human born with Superpowers) on my Dad's side, and a regular Human on my Mom's side.
7. What is your favorite song?
"Ridin Dirty" by Chamillionaire, makes me feel like a badass