Challenge: Santa's Elves Need New OutfitsChallenge: Santa's Elves Need New Outfits3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
SPOTLIGHT CHALLENGE: JUST FOR FUN
SANTA'S ELVES NEED NEW OUTFITS
Deadline: December 17th — Wrap Up: December 20th
Saint Nick by CrazyAsian1
Challenge Wrap Ups
After many years of heated negotiations, only the threat of unionization and a crippling holiday season strike by worker–elves could finally bring Santa Claus, the ultimate traditionalist, to the bargainin
Aprende Dibujo digital GRATISHola a todsAprende Dibujo digital GRATIS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mi nombre es Marcos Raya Delgado, soy concpet artist e ilustrador freelance afincado en Mallorca, he lanzado un proyecto hace poco para contribuir a la comunidad y enseñar las cosas que se sobre dibujo y dibujo digital, me gustaría invitaros y que forméis parte de esto, compartidlo.
Sed bienvenidos a www.dibujarbien.com
help needed for weekly give away ends 4th MarchFor those of you who do not know, I, *Tsuki-SoraRuki:decide to do a projecthelp needed for weekly give away ends 4th March2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
called project weekly give away
but guys I really need help to continue with my project
help me out by donating points at Tsuki-SoraRuki
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5 Ruts You'd Better Not Fall Into As A Writer1. Seeking validation on the outside and getting shocked when you get critique. Validation comes from within, folks. Hard life lesson, but there you are. First of all, every artist of any kind has to learn to tell themselves they've done good work even in the face of their detractors. (One just hopes they balance it out with taking valid critique into consideration so they improve.) If you can't, you're not going to accomplish much. Second, I'm not saying that encouragement and fans and book deals aren't very nice things, but to the creative process they can be massive distractions. I read recently that a core of stillness is necessary to the creative process, and the more distracted I get, the more I understand it. I have seen entirely too many writers (and by this I mean full-grown adults who should be emotionally mature and everything) seek validation in a desperate and pathetic way, and get outraged when — gasp — someone tells them their writing could improve. I have seen pe5 Ruts You'd Better Not Fall Into As A Writer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Paul Cezanne: The Bridge From Monet To PicassoPaul Cezanne: The Bridge From Monet To Picasso1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
PAUL CEZANNE: The Bridge from Monet to Picasso
Untitled by FilledArles
January 19 marks the birthday of Paul Cezanne in 1839.
By the time of his death in 1906, he was recognized, especially by younger artists, as the genius who began his career under the tutelage of impressionist Camille Pissarro, and then went on to become the “architect” who reduced the subjects of his paintings to cylinders,
Watcher Feature! READ THIS AND FIND YOURS!I would like to show my appreciation to my wonderful watchers by making a feature of my favorite works from them.Watcher Feature! READ THIS AND FIND YOURS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is going to be a big journal! Please this journal to show some love! And if you like the deviations, please go and check out these amazing deviants!!
I was going to do it when I made it to 70, but you guys do not deserve to wait!
:thumb316515456: :thumb309913765: Like a Delicate Sunset: Dive Into the Dawn Rose by Cloudwhisperer67 Intermezzo by jade-pandora [blank] by rainbowfishie101 :thumb283048654: Thorn by KodokuNoNana Tell Yourself by ActingDude17 :thumb317608612: She Called Herself Midnight by EmaciatedandEpitaphs SUPERNATURAL by ArthurCrow Writer's Block by NOTHINandEVERYTHING the weathervane watch by Dementium A Head.. But no Heart. by KiwiTheKitty Awake And Alive by FadeAway1694 Girl as Color by Scarlettletters :thumb296512166: Gerundium by Only4SeX Raining Blood Chapter 1: Begin the Revelations by DemonisAOH For you12 by malaladanila The Rainfall Kid by Concora Art and His Mistress by Exsibilation Nature is love! by maximo10 Waterscape I . . . by Kalen-Bloodstone The Dying Thoughts of Ayrton Senna by WordsOfThunder Time Immortal by Contradictory55 :thumb318488631: :thumb318810216
Alternate History Series: USSR 1958The alternative timeline focuses on the Soviet Union, its allies and enemies in an alternative historical setting in 1958. The timeline's point of departure is the Winter War between the USSR and Finland in early 1940. The date is set ten years after the conclusion of the great world conflict known in anglican literature as the Second World War and The Great Class War in European/Soviet terminology.Alternate History Series: USSR 19581 year ago in Personal More Like This
In this journal, all historical information on the timeline will be archived as soon as it is published along with the images.
The USSR and Soviet-Dominated Europe 1958 (borders outdated)
Socialist World Republic Poster--- Map series: The USSR ---
Why Paint Missing Children?A little girl I knew was abducted.Why Paint Missing Children?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was very affected emotionally, and when I looked around my home town in the following days, I finally noticed all of the little fliers asking for help finding missing children. ( In America there are 1,500 missing child cases open every day. The fliers are often printed on the backs of coupons and are distributed as junk-mail.)
I just began saving the fliers, and after a year had a drawer full of them: Disposable mailers with tiny monochrome photos of missing children. It didn't seem right that these faces were so small and bland.
One night, out of nowhere, I was inspired to paint a full color portrait from one of the cards. As an artist, the question was this: How does a person paint a portrait of a missing child? I could not just approach it like an illustration. I could not just go about it as if it were a polite painting.
I began by putting away my brushes. They were too smooth. Too pretty. Too controllable. Instead, I began using palette knives
Star Wars: A New HopeStar Wars: A New Hope3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Star Wars: A New Hope
The Empire Bargains by dvsdesigner
Who’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!
It has begun. Below you will find the trailer to the beginning chapter of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, a new trilogy for a new generation. One well crafted 88 second trailer later, and it's just what we were hoping for. X-Wings, Tie Fighters, brand new Light Saber designs, the Millenium Falcon and just enough intriguing character moments to have us all gu
to be beautiful"What happens if you fall in love with a writer?to be beautiful3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lots of things might happen. That's the thing about writers. They're unpredictable. They might bring you eggs in bed for breakfast, or they might all but ignore you for days. They might bring you eggs in bed at three in the morning. Or they might wake you up for sex at three in the morning. Or make love at four in the afternoon. They might not sleep at all. Or they might sleep right through the alarm and forget to get you up for work. Or call you home from work to kill a spider. Or refuse to speak to you after finding out you've never seen To Kill A Mockingbird. Or spend the last of the rent money on five kinds of soap. Or sell your textbooks for cash halfway through the semester. Or leave you love notes in your pockets. Or wash you pants with Post-It notes in the pockets so your laundry comes out covered in bits of wet paper. They might cry if the Post-It notes are unread all over your pants. It's an unpredictable life.
But what happens
Portrait drawing and learning materialsSome time ago I got question about how I approach portrait and face drawing. I posted about it on Tumblr, but I thought why now share my thoughts here on DA alsoPortrait drawing and learning materials5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The first thing if You want to do portraits is to know anatomy. Start with learning what is under the skin and understand how it affects the face. When You got that covered You must know how face is structured. That will give You the knowledge how to light head. Head is a cube-like object. (yea! NOT sphere!) On face we have other little cube-like object (nose).
A great exercise is to find photos of a face and draw structure lines over it.
You see clearly now? The structure of a nose, where cheeks are, forehead etc.
After doing this You will be able to create the face from a memory using these helping lines.
Like here. This is Michael Hampton exercise:
You see how everything fits thanks to the structure lines?
Drawing a face requires TONS of practice. Find thousand photo references and practice.
one more great lostone more great lost7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Actor Robin Williams Is Dead at 63 of Suspected Suicide
Aug 11, 2014, 9:36 PM ET
By LESLEY MESSER
The Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died this morning in California. He was 63.
"At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made," the Marin County Coroner said in a statement. "A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 w
MILK (NSFW)MILK (NSFW)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Milk and Shake by CarolineMadison
Milk by Arhange1Milk Bath by RockroehreMilk... by catchlightsnl
milk slice. by spitxitxout
Milk portrait by Momasko
Soakin milk IV by Stridsberg
Milk Bath by pixielovesyou
THE MILKY NUN by Jaroslav-AurumLight
Milk and Chocolate by ALLUREandDESIRE
My previous art features:
The Photography of Andrii Bondart
BioShock Movie (2013) - TrailerLast month brought the sad news for video game fans that the developing adaptation of Bioshock wasn't making any progress and producers, along with Irrational Games executive Ken Levine weren't clamoring to get the film off the ground unless it was going to be just right. That comes after directors like Gore Verbinski and 28 Weeks Later filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo were attached to helm the feature. However, those updates were over a year ago, and with no progress on the film, a fan decided to take the project into his own hands and craft and eerie and wholly effective teaser trailer for the video game adaptation. Watch!BioShock Movie (2013) - Trailer3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the fan-made teaser trailer for Bioshock http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=qRa-78twi3s
It's not clear who made this impressive trailer since the YouTube account is simply named TheBioshockMovie and the only e-mail listed is for some banner called Majic Pictures, but I hope Universal is paying attention, because this is a great way to ki
POINT CONTEST!! C: (MORE PRIZES)Okay, so, I just wanted to get this group more social with a contest!! :3POINT CONTEST!! C: (MORE PRIZES)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, anyway, the contest is just to show us a drawing of your OC(s)! You can draw them by themselves, with friends, or all together c:
Now, here's how to enter:
Just favorite this journal, comment that your entering, and comment the link of your drawing when it's ready to be submitted!
Prizes: (THE FUN PART)
1st Place- 50 points -Mudstrike
An achingly painful, free commission -WhyRosie
2nd Place- 30 points -Mudstrike
Chibi Pixel -WhyRosie
3rd Place- 15 points -Mudstrike
Line-Art of choice -WhyRosie
TO BE DETERMINED :3 So, take your time for now!
If you want to be a co-judge with me, just comment or note me. I'll allow atleast two others to help judge c:
Comment if you have any questions!
And, lineart is accepted c:
People who have entered:
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Pick Your Poison BrainstormingI've been thinking about a somewhat detailed scenario, Pick Your Poison, where every major ideology rules a great power, while every minor ideology gets some minor powers aligned to one of the great powers. I'm dividing the world into four blocs, with each bloc corresponding with a corner of the Political Compass test because it's a nice, neat way to arrange everything. The other major aspect of this scenario is that every state is a hellish dystopia based on the most unforgiving straw men their opposition has drawn up. Everyone's sacred cow gets thrown on the grill. If you don't have a sense of humor about this sort of thing, I suggest skipping it (or at least the parts about your blessed bovine). I'm thinking of a PoD sometime before the fall of the Soviet Union (China stays somewhat Maoist before going full crazy later) and a current year in 2115, so modernish states are front and center with sPick Your Poison Brainstorming2 months ago in Personal More Like This
500 Point Giveaway #15: June Winners500 Point Giveaway #15: June 9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
Collection: Pies: A Slice Of HeavenCollection: Pies: A Slice Of Heaven2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Pies: A Slice Of Heaven
apricot pie, if you don’t believe in fairy
It’s the king of the comfort foods.
The fact that it’s a completely unnecessary and optional part of a meal, a dessert, does nothing to mitigate its powerful hidden meanings in each of our lives. The preparation and presentation of no other food conjures up such deep–welled memories of mother–love and being take
5 Tips On Fantasy ReligionsI'm not looking for a religious discussion. If someone starts one, I will rip your face off and block your comments.5 Tips On Fantasy Religions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. How involved a deity is affects religion. At least in fantasy, anyway. Now of course there are plenty of fantasy religions that don't bother to clear up whether a god actually exists, and the driving elements of the story or more about religion and power rather than spirituality. So considering whether god or gods actually really do exist at all in your story is a perfectly cromulent question. However, if a god does exist, and is constantly involved in the lives and well-being of its worshipers, enemies or non-believers might think twice before some serious smiting ensues. For that matter, followers of an attentive god might watch their mouths. (Look at the Greek Gods and what they did for slights!) A god may be protective, but that doesn't necessarily mean benevolent. In fact, a god or gods may have the att
Transrealism: The New Science Fiction?Transrealism: The New Science Fiction? 1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Transrealism THE NEW SCIENCE FICTION?
Transrealism was coined by writer, critic and mathematician Rudy Packer in his 1983 essay, “A Transrealist Manifesto,” as a description of a specific sort of science fiction that was emerging at that time.
This was the introduction of sci-fi elements into fic
TAROT!The Shadowscapes Tarot!TAROT!7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, I am going to have these actually published as a deck. I keep getting asked that, so I'll get it stated here right at the top. Read on below to the August 26th 2008 entry for details.
The Official Shadowscapes Tarot Website with detail closeups of many of the cards, information on publication updates, and prints of each image, can be found here: http://www.shadowscapes.com/Tarot
0 - The Fool: http://www.deviantart.com/view/8111663/
1 - The Magician: http://www.deviantart.com/view/8450791/
2 - The High Priestess: http://www.deviantart.com/view/8527230/
3 - The Empress: http://www.deviantart.com/view/9032581/
4 - The Emperor: http://www.deviantart.com/view/9074392/
5 - The Hierophant: http://www.deviantart.com/view/10805937/
6 - The Lovers: http://www.deviantart.com/view/10998209/
7 - The Chariot: http://www.deviantart.com/view/11994184/
8 - Strength: http://www.deviantart.com/view/12217922/
9 - The Hermit: http://ww
Horrorscope ChallengesHorrorscope Challenges5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you like messing with the divine designs of the heavens that guide the fates of those of us here on Earth… just for giggles?
Zodiac Sign Leo by Yuhon
Do We have a challenge for you!
What if the symbols of the Zodiac were born of Dante’s Inferno, forged in the fires of hell, crafted by the most evil of the eldritch gods or conjured by damnable Demonic agency?
Just how scary could these transformed symbols be?
We need demented deviants to draw:The 2014 deviant Horrorscope
You have until October 20 to create your own most twisted astrological abomination of the Zodiac.
POST YOUR SUBMISSIONS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!
Choose just one symbol or take on all 12. On October 25th
we will sh
Mashup: The Avengers and Guild WarsMashup: The Avengers and Guild Wars5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
MASHUP: The Avengers & Guild Wars
The Avengers by theDURRRRIAN
We are forever inspired here at DA HQ whenever roaming the wonderful interpretations of beloved characters that inhabit theDURRRRIAN DeviantArt page.
It seems only fitting that we recite the Charge Of The Light Brigade when imagining these otherworldly and battle ready warriors from alternate realms transformed by Daniel’s imagination as they prepare for war. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” a 1854 poem about the Battle of Balaclava (C