The Street Journal: Best of AprilThe Street Journal: Best of April8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
HBF 2014 by KennethLehtinen
kuchareczki by nicoella Street ninja by veftenie
tough life by lightdrafter Linkage by MARX77
Instant 3010 by SUDOR
Anytime smokin' cigarette 17 by taujp Ball of wax by Levantera
Allegory WorkshopWhat is Allegory?Allegory Workshop8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Let’s look at what allegory means. Dictionary.com tells us that it is a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.
But what does this mean? Essentially, allegory is the telling of two stories in one. There is a an obvious “basic story”, but also a “deeper meaning”, a secondary story, sometimes referred to as “subtext”, or “underlying commentary”.
Symbolism is often a key feature, where a particular object, colour, person, or place can be used to represent a key element in the story. A simple example of this is in Star Wars where Luke wears light colours and Darth Vader wears dark colours to symbolise good versus evil.
Another good point to note is that allegory need not always be obvious, and the underlying commentary doesn
Crazy Amazing Art 12Look at these amazing works of art!!! I have art overload!! Hope you enjoy some of my recent favorites!Crazy Amazing Art 128 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Bright Lilac by Deb-e-ann
Dreamcatcher by markborbely
Exhibition grade wire bonsai tree by Ken To by KenToArtRaft style wire bonsai tree sculpture by Ken To by KenToArt
Sp i der by albatros1
Celebrate with Colour by TeaPhotographyStand Outs by TeaPhotography
Paris-sur-Seine Twilight - Exclusive HDR Stock by somadjinn
I can feel it.Spring in the air by BlueColoursOfNatureAlice III - White Rabbit's House by nina-Y
white spring by Ingelore
Vanessa atalanta... by Krilonerla vie en rose by cybertaff
PE:"So you think you can Street" ContestSpring is here!PE:"So you think you can Street" Contest3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For many of us, street shooters, it's the best season to go out and shoot "street".
And then come back and show what we got.
And maybe enter a neat little contest
"So, you think you can street?"
It is my great pleasure to announce
the first Official deviantArt "So you think you can street" Photography Spring Contest
which will be held from May 1st till June 15th in deviantArt site.
Everyone is welcome to enter !
1. Your entry must be a STREET photograph. If it isn't, it will be removed from the contest and you can replace it with one that it is.
2. Your entry must be submitted in a special deviantArt category which will be open from the 1st of May till the 15th of June and can be found following thi
#FF - FeatureFriday 15 Hello there!#FF - FeatureFriday 158 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This is nº 15 of my photography feature project called FeatureFriday (or FF).
Each week I will be faving photos that I see and show them to you every friday.
I hope you enjoy this feature as much as I enjoyed discovering these works!
(sorry for the delay, I wasn't able to upload this yesterday!)
(hey, listen!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGx0rApSk6w
On the Fence by charliesmyangel Feuerherz by LauraCallsen
Dreaming in colours by Carmen-Ioneanu
Feature -FOUR- 700 members THANK YOUIn only 4 months 700 members THANK YOU SO MUCH!Feature -FOUR- 700 members THANK YOU3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feature (workss chosen by you) :iconrobotkissplz:
:thumb297648035: :thumb296236948: :thumb297085082: :thumb296182072: :thumb297590193: Orange Blossoms 2 :Redone: by Lightybug Spring Blossom by Lightybug Sunset by Lightybug Cherry Blossoms 2 by Lightybug Mountain's Edge by Lightybug
In My Travels by DaisyDinkle Sienna by DaisyDinkle Out of the Blue by DaisyDinkle Beauty by DaisyDinkle In My World by DaisyDinkle
Cat Eye by Milasery Vanilla Sun by Milasery :thumb264923525: :thumb254806479: Love by Milasery
Blue And Purple by randomcatninja2010 Pretty Sunset by randomcatninja2010 Drops Of Rain by randomcatninja2010 Gizmo by randomcatninja2010 Flame by randomcatninja2010
Sunset V by stayover ... ... by stayover Lighthouse II by stayover Sunset II by stayover Flowers I by stayover
Lily by beau-cheri :thumb294420382: :thumb296463464: :thumb295847604: dance in the trees by beau-cheri
Autumn Ambitions by Anj3lla Atomic Garden by Anj3lla Rose Zone by Anj3lla Blue Hydrangea by Anj3lla Heart in the Clouds by Anj3lla
Too Much Time On My Hands by JRollendz :thu
"Street": The origins - Defining StreetStreet Photography: The Origins"Street": The origins - Defining Street3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As we all know from the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding everything was invented by the Greeks.
Well, ok we left some trivial things to be invented by the Chinese as well.
What you may not know is that Street photography was also invented by the Greeks before Photography itself was even invented.
Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment or "the supreme moment". The Greeks believed the concept of Kairos is achieved when such a moment is grasped for otherwise the moment is gone and cannot be re-captured. According to ancient Greeks, Kairos was the god of the “fleeting moment.”
Interestingly the ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. Whi
understand a painting study dont just copyThis is purely an observation from my point of view but whenever i see a study or painting based on a masterpiece or a screen plate. The results are almost in every case very good.So this tells me that our ability to copy is quite good and its not really required to be a high level artist.Junior level to mid level ones can pull this off easily too. Everything you need to know is already in the image we are trying to copy so it becomes a recipe for us.understand a painting study dont just copy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the important thing though is to not "copy" it but to understand it and deconstruct a work method from it.And if you understand that then the work based from your own mind will be alot better.
When i see this kind of work , for me its not the level of detail and accurcy that one puts in the copied artwork that impresses me, but the images based on that learned knowledge afterwards. And to tell you the truth not many people understand this knowledge or are aware of how important it is to understand it.But the interesting phenomenon is that
Feature #288Feature #2883 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Norway - Preikestolen by jonny-island
fuzzy flower by marob0501 Laura in a sleeping world by pedraxas .Pastel. by cichutko Scenic Falling by LAlight Following the sun by animisiewaz sicut cete by lacusonline4
Nihs by nenmayk Boxed In by Capturing-the-Light the princess of neverland by EbruSidarPortrait Lightning by LeessaRay Hang Around. by MadSubstance
Rain by colorful-child A Moment of Reflection by tourofnature :thumb291380719: Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge by Lynn0814
175 by AlexNagiPhotography needs title by aFeinPhoto-com everlasting gaze XVIII by Ditze Water Drop 2 by SquadGazZz Spring Splash by incolor16 :thumb297072870:
Soul Majestic by AndrewShoemaker Ladybird by LesiaPominova beguile by NWunseen :thumb297631671: Be My Guide by MarsiaMS unique by augenweide Messy DewDrops by Kaz-D
we are... by lwc71 Keep Wishing by incolor16 Pont de Normandie - 1 by Makavelie :hidden words: by candymax Time is Ticking by sydnorn :thumb297246338: A Drop of Silence... by goRillA-iNK Waiting by RawPoetry
eye thorns by Deeevilish Shoreham Lighthouse by lostknightkg Arrival of Spring by ravador Cloud of Unknowing by goRillA-iNK :thumb296224766:
Peacefully tormented by zardo _fawn III. by Bloddroppe The Dark Magician by darkcalypso Vibrant Drops by Ani7an :thumb296292598:
:thumb297364833: Little dreams in the rain by naked-in-the-rain
Sopport for otherz~So for this Journal I have decided that maybe I need to do a better job at supporting others if it isSopport for otherz~9 months ago in Personal More Like This
support that I have been needing. So not only because of that, but I have been wanting to do this for quite
some time now, and I don't know how much of a help I would be, but if I can simply support other artist
than that is what I will do! So before I continue I wanted to clarify that these pieces of art are not from
any particular category, they are from multiple different types of art.
So without further adieu~ These amazing artist~
Name of art: ___________ Artist' account name: ____________
The Face Project - Hazel by: Neaveria
Dragon by: Mamba26
Clown by: kitkat523
January Theme PETs - Winners:icontransparentplz:January Theme PETs - Winners11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
All works from the theme PETs here http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/47921839
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
Here we have the winners of this Monthly Theme:
1st Place (130 points)
2nd Place (80 points)
3rd Place (50 points)
4th Place (25 points)
NOTE: From now on, those participants who don't vote aren't eligible to win.
Thank you to all who voted The follow deviants who faved this blog will win 10 points each:
Positions on the Favourites List (numbers found using RANDOM.ORG): 11, 2, 22, 25
:iconvictor23081981::iconxdx: :iconsimplymint: :iconkimberlyhullstudio:
All winners should acknowledge their prize by commenting below.
NEW THEME: LOVE
SUBMISSIONS OPEN HERE http://thefavouriteshowc
Updates for the 1000points giveaway!As some of you have noticed I started creating Journal Skins and I got commissioned a few times for them; I would like to thank you all for choosing me to create your Journal Skin and I am very happy you liked my work !Updates for the 1000points giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I now created a new Journal Skin for myself and I wanted to post a new entry with it; so I will copy the text from the previous Journal with all the entries for my giveaway and rules and all that stuff. The giveaway will end on September, 27, 2013 so you still have time to join.
I will be away for about 2 weeks at the beginning of October so I want to end this giveaway before I leave. And maybe start a new one?! I am still thinking about the rules and prizes for the next giveaway so in case you have some awesome ideas feel free to share them in a note
I also would like to thank all the wonderful deviants who are faving my works and comment and send me llamas. It means a lot to me to see you're here for me
At last, but not least, a special th
PREMIUM GIVEAWAY! -closed-Okay, I am feeling kind today for some reason so I'm giving away a...PREMIUM GIVEAWAY! -closed-8 months ago in Personal More Like This
1 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP TO A FELLOW DEVIANT
So, are you interested? So, all you have to do is...
Make a journal or poll linking to this journal.
Fave this journal so I can use the numbers to pick a winner.
Comment the link to your journal and say you want to enter.
That's it <3 I will announce a winner in a few days using random number generator
IF YOU WATCH ME YOU GET AN EXTRA NUMBER TO PLAY WITH
The Founder's Favourites - 5th EditionDON'T FORGET TO FAVE THIS ARTICLE! YOU CAN WIN A 3 MONTHS SUB http://egil21.deviantart.com/journal/Some-opportunities-to-win-a-3-months-sub-287057596The Founder's Favourites - 5th Edition3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello deviants and art lovers!
This will be a regular feature, published on my (Egil21) Journal and submitted to TheFavouriteShowcase's Journals Folder http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/34209706 as well.
These works are my Favourites from my +devwatch of :icongroupsplz::iconthefavouriteshowcase:.
This is a group for all, where a great team of Contributors tries to expose your work in various ways and where you can certainly find some favourites too.
Please take a moment to see this collection and enjoy
Once you have flown, your eyes will ever gaze skyward. For once you have been there ... There you will go again! Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 - 1519)
Since everyone else is doing it (wannabe rant)Since is seems quite a few people are getting this out there I figured I'd throw this up here as well. I don't intend for this to be a rant or anything. Call it what you will but to me it's just getting stuff out there so if anyone is wondering I don't have to answer the same things over and over again.Since everyone else is doing it (wannabe rant)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So... kind of a FAQ and kind of not.
Firstly: Please stop saying things like "All you popular artists are the same" or "I'm not popular enough to be your friend".
It's fucking annoying because not only does it sound like a pity trip it makes me feel bad for somehow gaining some stupid numbers. I don't know about you but I don't base who I like and who I don't on how popular they are. My 'recognition' on dA does nothing for me in the real world so it's not like I've magically gained celebrity status.
The reason I don't make a lot of friends is because I have issues with people and being used by them. It's nothing personal again
.i can't give you.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
but i can birth you
with my eyes instead,
pray to him hard with
(take refuge when he wakes)
Explanations and some answers :)So I think the biggest question posed on my last journal, which again I am in awe it gained such a following, was "What solution would you have to fix this problem?"Explanations and some answers :)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I will be frank with you I never gave it much thought because that journal was just a rant, a venting of my feelings more over than an article call for revolution. I have sparse ideas on how I'd do it but since I am not a programmer nor do I have personal experience in matters involving such things my methods would likely not work. Hence why I asked about the admins on this site, and why they don't appear to be doing much of anything to stop such things.
I could spend days picking and speculating on reasons as to why people do the things they do and I could probably talk the ear off a statue on how much it annoys me, but that's not the point and it won't do any good. Had I known that journal was going to receive such a response I probably would have made it more formal and less... well, personal.
Steve Jobs - Community Contest & Tribute:icontechgnotic:Steve Jobs - Community Contest & Tribute3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A number of media outlets are closely monitoring the artistic response by our community to the death of Steve Jobs.
For me, Steve Jobs is an icon. The John Lennon of our time. And while his wife and children, as well as Apple and Pixar, are the landmarks of his life, Steve Jobs encapsulates the core values that have inspired a generation, separate from the images put forth by his companies.
It is his iconography that we as a community should come together and try our hands at capturing. No small feat, but it is precisely what I'd like to see us do. The iconography of Steve Jobs himself. Apple and Pixar and those types of images aside, Steve Jobs transcends these accomplishments through the meaning of his life's work, his vision, and the inspiration that he will continue to be to us all.
Iconography is the branch of art history which studies the identification, description, and the int
Announcing the CRLiterature Book Club!Here at CRLiterature, we wanted to find a fun way to get the community reading -- and reading together. What better way is there than to have a new book to enjoy as a group every month?Announcing the CRLiterature Book Club!8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
How do you participate in Book Club? Here are your simple instructions:
1. Acquire the book.
2. Read the book.
3. Stay tuned to the CRLiterature group for discussion journals and chats.
BONUS: We will be giving out arbitrary prizes to some participants each month!
We are hoping to select books that push the community's boundaries, in terms of what we're already reading, but that will also have mass appeal. We are also going to be choosing books that are widely available across English-speaking nations (for now Book Club is English-only) and across e-reading platforms. By rotating moderators, we are hoping that selections will be diverse, both in terms of style and genre, and in terms of author background and point of view.
We are also excited at the possibility of
on dissatisfactionI had a conversation the other day with one of my watchers about the point at which "you feel like an artist". she asked me when that point is, or when the signs of it show.on dissatisfaction4 months ago in Personal More Like This
honestly, thinking some more about our conversation, I can't say there's ever a line you cross, or like a sign you pass that says "congrats, you are now entering the state of Artist". there is no finish line. it starts when you say to yourself seriously "hey, I wanna do that," and it lasts as long as you feel that way. it might surprise, but a lot of 'established' artists will say the same thing (I've asked some) and the only difference is they take the work in their stride, or take it more seriously because it's their job, and by then the word has lost some of its 'magic'. but some of those have said to me as well that no, there is no point at which you feel "like an artist", but there's only a point at which you feel comfortable being called one. and that can come pretty quickly if you set out to ma
Genuine Literature Feature.Genuine Literature Feature.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Quality is not an act, it is a habit."
For a very long time , i had this thing (liability,obligation,viewpoint) lingering in my mind and soul to feature which art...
Yes its time for LITERATURE FEATURE , its something you don't see done by nowadays major groups , the result is Literature is becoming endangered specie.
Nowadays admins , workers and high level artist believe its a relic of past (of foregone time)
Some even say that Literature is not ART, But i believe all our digital , Traditional , fanart ,Photomanipulation or even our Hollywood etc movies are somehow inspired from books , novels , light novels, for example Harry potter , Lord of the rings, Narnia etc.
Alexander the great(from history books) , Nobunaga The fool (anime made from Japan history with bits of fictional touches)
Literature was(past) the ART that brought all this creativity , this imaginative ,versatile thinking to our world that we painted , we colored , we created digital arts as in the back of
Free Premium Membership Raffle! - Closed -I've been meaning to do one like this for a while, and this seems like the perfect time to do it!Free Premium Membership Raffle! - Closed -2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But what exactly will I be giving out?
I'm still a bit indecisive, because the poll is so close on it, so go and check it out and vote! http://laisana-and-drew.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3267915/
I'm thinking about going with 2 one-month premium memberships... but I'll let you guys decide
Now what are the rules about this raffle?
1. You don't have to be a watcher, but I'd love it if you'd check out my gallery ^^ but do as you will ~ it won't affect your ability to participate!
2. All you have to do to be entered is COMMENT ON AND FAV this journal. If either one is not completed, you won't be counted :\ sorry, had a lot of indecisiveness about this in the past, and I'm not letting it go this time. BOTH. BUT what do you need to comment on? It's simple, just one happy word. Lord knows a lot of us need a happy word these days <3
3. Spread the word? Yes please! If you
CONTEST TIME! LAST DAY!EDIT - Today is the last day to get your entries in! All entries submitted to me with a timestamp after midnight EST will be declined. Make sure to get them in!CONTEST TIME! LAST DAY!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT - One week left! Make sure you get your entries in on time! You guys are making this hard for me to judge!!
EDIT - Two weeks left to get your entries in! I can't wait to see what everyone has come up with! Remember, there will be no extensions, so please try to have your entries in on time. Also, favorite this journal for a chance to win some points!
EDIT - Less than one month left! Get your entries in! There will be no extension on the deadline.
As of today around noon, I've reached 1,000 watchers! I wanted to celebrate and to give a little bit back to all of the people who are supporting me
So, let's get this party started!