Girl PartsThere are about a million and one names for girl parts. I'm not even going to list the ones I DO know. But I find it a bit frustrating that there isn't a word that rolls off my tongue in a way that expresses how I feel about those precious areas.
I have sort of settled on "Pussy". To me, it is endearing, has an old charm, and is just a tad naughty.
Anyone who takes even a casual stroll through my gallery will see many shots of pussies. Close ups. Detailed close ups.
WTF you might ask.
Some years ago a model came in to shoot nudes and asked me not to shoot any images where her pussy lips showed. I asked her why since we were shooting NUDES! She said she thought her pussy was ugly. My heart sank. Why would a lovely young model ever be made to feel that ANY part of her anatomy was ugly? Where did that concept originate? What kept that belief alive? Who said what to her?
I told her I thought it was beautiful and asked her if I could take a photo, as I saw it, and show it to her. Much to my
Enhancing the quality of your journalsHello, deviants!Enhancing the quality of your journals3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the last couple of weeks, we've been rolling out changes to the journal system, and with the introduction of the Journal Portal, your journals now have the potential to be showcased in the Footer of deviantART or in the Popular section of the Portal –- something that could draw tons more eyes to your work!
So, how do you make a journal that’s worth sharing? Even if reaching a wider audience isn't your goal, these tips will help you get better feedback and spark more conversation, which is one of the best things about our vibrant community.
megturney's Top 7 Tips for Enhancing the Quality of Journals:
#1. Write what you’re passionate about
Love black and white photography? Let’s talk it! Do you have a deep philosophical discussion you're itching to bring out to the world? Fluffy and serious blogs alike, the most important part of any journal entry is showing your audience
Literature DDs and You Hey Guys, the response on this has been AWESOME so far! Please keep comments and questions (and of course DD suggestions) coming because it is really positive to see what our community is thinking!Literature DDs and You3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, please spread the word on this: +Fav this journal, tweet it, link it and direct the community to it
Hope you all are having a lovely weekend? I am having a romantic evening of laundry and X factor tonight, after a day out yesterday in Birmingham watching the gymnastics world championships in Tumbling, Trampolining and DMT which was pretty awesome. The journey back was a little scary after seeing an accident and then driving through fog back to Derby. Will be hanging around in chat tonight, so poke in and say hello!
I have a feeling anyone who has had the privilege of featuring literature DDs has been where I am today. Whether the title Galley Director, Gallery Moderator or now "Community Volunteer" has been involved, one of our roles as volunteers is to select
The Timeless Code of the Eternal OutsiderThe Timeless Code of the Eternal Outsider3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why Drive will be the movie that is remembered in years to come
Film Noir is a genre of “life in the shadows” movies that became popular in America during
the uncertain times of World War II. Westerns have remained a shorthand for the American
psyche with their sullen outsiders with a personal code of honor bucking the system.
Samurai films mirror the lone avenger protagonist, but set against a longing for a lost
society of incorruptible values. Now and again a notable contemporary noir or western or
samurai film emerges with little fanfare amidst all the commercial cacophony of the louder,
bolder, more spectacular action films that rule today’s box office. One such gem of film
blending all three genres flashed out of the shadows briefly in 2011. It’s called “Drive”
and I think i
Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)Most of us have heard about Colour Theory - be it in school or on dA or as a term thrown about by someone somewhere. But what exactly is it? And how do you use it? This is what this article is striving to explain especially in regards to photomanipulation.Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Technical Part
Thankfully, there's tons of reading material about colour theory. Starting with the wikipedia article on the subject (which seems rather dry and boring to be honest) and ranging to tutorials written by deviants for their fellow artists. Those are the ones I'd like to recommend to you to get started in colour theory:
Still too dry and technical?
Okay, let me put it this way: the use of colours in your artwork can determine its mood and atmosphere. If you do it well, it can draw in the viewer and make them see what you want them to see by putting emphasis on certain parts. Colour theory gives you a way to know in
Zhang Jingna, Photographer:icontechgnotic:Zhang Jingna, Photographer4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Zhang Jingna (aka `zemotion) is an internationally renowned photographer and one of deviantART's most popular deviants. She's produced fashion editorials for magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Elle, and L'Officiel, and her amazingly beautiful photography deviations rank as some of the most viewed pieces on deviantART. We recently caught up with `zemotion and asked what advice she'd offer fellow deviants and young artists.
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Introducing the deviantART Twitter NetworkGet daily inspirational artwork delivered straight to your Twitter feed! Even when you're away from deviantART, you can stay inspired while keeping a pulse on the deviantART community. DeviantART's Twitter Network is a series of Twitter profiles that tweet recently popular deviations in specific categories.Introducing the deviantART Twitter Network3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The deviantART Twitter Network
Cartoons & Comics
Follow the categories you're most interested in or follow them all!
How it works
These accounts tweet recently popular deviations in a given categor
Pure JoyThis year (2011) for the Holidays I followed Bentley on a great adventure. He'd seen me stressing out all year and he finally put his paw down. I canceled the plans I had originally made. And he made me follow my heart. Even though I had my doubts.. It turns out, Bentley is wise.Pure Joy3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Off we were to Mammoth Mountain, on some last minute plans. The type where you know things are being rushed and so they won't go well. But Bentley had faith. So first he enlisted my Mom, jeanpat because he prefers when she feeds him. She gives him too much in his bowl!
And Viktoria o-KOUKLA-o plays with him in the mornings if I'm still asleep, so she's pretty key to having fun.
And chris keeps the evening games of Settlers of Catan going until the wee hours, so no one interrupts him (Bentley) when he's sleeping!
November Daily Deviation Roundups Community Relations Daily Deviations RoundupsNovember Daily Deviation Roundups3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sometimes it's impossible to keep up with all the Daily Deviation roundups at the end of each month. Hopefully this blog will give you a chance to browse the roundups a bit more freely and not miss anything out!
Manga/Anime DD Roundup
Artisan Craft Daily Deviations
Game Development Daily Deviations
Icons and Handhelds Summary
Emoticon Daily Deviation Roundup
devNEWS Marathon Begins Today! Get a 3 Month Sub!Hello Everyone,devNEWS Marathon Begins Today! Get a 3 Month Sub!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a way to help kickstart devNEWS and allow us to start hosting events, contests, improving, etc. we wanted to do a Points Marathon!
From now until November 20, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM we are collecting points at DevNews-Points. If we reach 10,000 points or more we will give Three 3 Month Premium Memberships to deviants in devNEWS. However, we must reach that goal to give those premiums
This marathon will allow us to say thank you for all of your continued support with devNEWS, we could not do it without all of you! You do not have to donate to be elegible for the 3 month premium, you only have to be a member of deviantART and DevNews, however, we are offering thank you's to those who do donate, even if it is only 10 points
The points that we gain from this will allow us to begin contests, events, etc. We really hope to have all of your support.
Even if you cannot donate, if you can Favorite This Journal and Share it w
Internet censorshipEDIT: Ok... that would be funny if it wasn't just plain creepy. Where did the first 38 comments go to? http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/5572/lolwutik.jpg I know it's probably a glitch, but isn't it just creepy that people complain about the government and a few hours later their comments disappear without a trace? Bad, BAD timing. Did the censorship reach my profile too?Internet censorship3 years ago in Personal More Like This
PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the US Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting "creativity". The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites-- they just have to convince a judge that the site is "dedicated to copyright infringement."
The US government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be conside
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
10 things to do while looking at a photo10 things to do while looking at a photo2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Training your eye is very important. To take your photography to the next level and grow as an artist, you need to know what looks good, have an open mind and build your own style.
Point at the first thing that attracts your attention (often being the brightest point in the image)
Try to mentally trace the path your eye takes around the image (it's like connecting the dots in order to discover the story, in this case)
Has the photographer used the rule of thirds? Or a different type of placing the elements in the image?
Has the photographer shot from his eye level? Or chose a different point of view?
What is the photographer trying to transmit with the image?
How has the photographer used the environment to tell the story?
How has the photographer used light?
Why does the image work?
Does the image evoke an emotional response in the viewer's eye?
From the above, which can be appli
Art Books/ResourcesBecause I have a surprising numer of people asking about this (and since I deleted the original post), here are the books I would recommend the most for those studying art. I understand that books are expensive (they take the place of me not being able to take art classes/go to art school), so remember that the best way to learn is to practice from what you see around you!Art Books/Resources3 years ago in Personal More Like This
With that said, these are the ones I have personally used and either live by or would heavily suggest:
•The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards (this book is absolutely brilliant for those of you just starting out. It's an ingenious resource if you haven't got your own way of doing things. It messed me up because I've been doing things and learning things my own way for years now, but for those of you getting back
How and Why To Credit Your Stock ProvidersHiya Darlings,How and Why To Credit Your Stock Providers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I am going to tackle a subject that all photo manipulation artists should pay attention to. (Yes, this means you!) It is my hope that this article will save you the headache and trouble of getting a submission declined, having to delete your work, or worse; be sued by someone because of it.
Why Properly Crediting Stock Is Important
All artists know that the secret to a great manip is finding stock that is just right for the theme you are trying to convey. On there are literally thousands of fantastic high quality images that are absolutely free. Some of these images are even created by and featuring professional models and photographers. You could pay a lot of money for the rights to use the type of stock resources in your art that are found here free of charge. This is part of why is unique and an amazing place for artists to frequent.
You’ll find that a lot of art groups, including :iconmanip
Comic-Con tour with $spyed!:icontechgnotic:Comic-Con tour with $spyed!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
spyed, aka deviantART's Co-Founder and CEO, walks us through the floor of San Diego Comic-Con 2011 -- including stops by the Gears of War 3 booth, adventures in cosplay, and how to ink a car with a black marker.
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this is the awesomest thing everXDi just ... mind implodes . you know,this is the awesomest thing everXD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and the fact that :iconMizutanitony: got the wrong shirt..makes it even crazier when you realize that Takei still wanted the shirt XD
see, if he did this perfectly, he wouldn't have a funny story to tell, and that my friends is how you have a fun life
just awesome!!! XD
White wolves - PHOTOS (+ Kiriban VERY close)Hi!White wolves - PHOTOS (+ Kiriban VERY close)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kiriban (744 444) is very close!
And I am busy and totally stressed. I fell asleep - I wanted to sleep only some 10 minutes, but I woke up now, after some 6 hours! it makes me unhappy. I am afraid I will not make it, there are so many pages and I do not remember anything. But I want the graduation exams to be already behind me. My life style is just terrible now two more days and it would kill me
Super fresh PHOTOS from ZOO BRNOHello!Super fresh PHOTOS from ZOO BRNO3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My first visit in ZOO Brno in 2012 brought you those photos
*Losing weight news*
Oh my. I hate dead lines for studying. I have some 10 days to study for my graduation exams and I am so stressed! And I have a bad habit to eat a lot when I am stressed so I commited few really bad eating sins in last hours. And I had no time to exercise. So I am fixing it right now!
Volunteers become Santa's Helpers!It's getting close to the Silly Season again, and presents are flying left right and center!Volunteers become Santa's Helpers!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To give those of you wanting to organise a Secret Santa for your group, chat, friends circle or whatever on DeviantArt, we've cooked up something to help you out here at Community Relations.
Secret Santa’s on DeviantArt are the very best! Instead of buying presents, Deviants get together to create art for one another as gifts instead. It's not only a celebration of sharing and generosity, but art and creativity too!
Our Community Volunteers are volunteering to be Santa’s little helpers!
We've whipped out the pointy ears and jingly hats in order to give you a hand with your Secret Santa event!
What this means, is that we have a list of community volunteers who are willing to help those of you organising Secret Santa’s on DeviantArt by drawing names and sending notes to participants so that everyone gets a surprise, including
Remembering RooDecember 26, 2011Remembering Roo4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I finally finished the video, I feel better now, it's been my therapy.
I tried to finish this a couple of weeks ago but it was too difficult trying to get through the song without losing it.
Today felt right, I spent much time yesterday, on Christmas, soul searching, coming to terms with life. Haley and I hung Roo's stocking on the tree next to his grave which somehow made us both feel better, Roo liked Christmas, more than the other cats and so we knew Christmas day would feel a bit sad without him here. To our surprise, it felt much different than sad, we talked about him openly and smiled a lot remembering him, we will never forget.
So today I decided to finish his video....
My 6 year old Haley says that Roo is singing this song to us from Rainbow Bridge...
December 5, 2011
It's been a week since Roo died and it's been a long week but we are ok.
I wanted to do more of a tribute to Roo since the last time I posted was an hour after his death.
The words belo
Dear all my watchersEveryone who doesn't Favorite this is a Butt.Dear all my watchers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Autumn's Six Rules to Remember in Life!Autumn LeFleur's SIX RULES TO REMEMBER IN LIFEAutumn's Six Rules to Remember in Life!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Money cannot buy happiness, but it’s more comfortable to cry in a BMW with heated seats than on a bicycle in the rain.
2. Forgive your enemy, but remember the a##hole’s name.
3. If you help someone when they’re in trouble, they will remember you when they’re in trouble again. But you also made a friend for life.
4. Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.
5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then neither does milk. Wine says you are a very good dancer and Vodka says dance on the tabletops with people you don't know.
6. There are more uses for ball gags than we can all comprehend. Mother in law that won't be quiet - Ballgag. Tired of always putting your foot in your mouth....try a ballgag! Ever wanted to sound like a Muppet? Ball gag
May you carry these very important words with you everywhere.
Why People Hate ArtI found this talk very interesting and absolutely agreeable as it makes some sound arguments against some of the bullshit that's going on in the art world and how to go about remedying it.Why People Hate Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
From the video's description:
"Art is often nothing more than a footnote to a (poorly written) essay making an unsound argument that uses technical and scientific terms inappropriately and without justification in an attempt to apply a veneer of rigour over their steaming pile of banal observations and utter nonsense.
This talk is a criticism of that tendency in the art world.
(c) 2011 Brad Blucher, Kyle Clements"