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 copy10 months 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
PE:"So you think you can Street" ContestSpring is here!PE:"So you think you can Street" Contest2 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
Feature -FOUR- 700 members THANK YOUIn only 4 months 700 members THANK YOU SO MUCH!Feature -FOUR- 700 members THANK YOU2 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 Untouched by Milasery Cuties by Milasery 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
Feature #288Feature #2882 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 Once upon a Trip by Oer-Wout
Soul Majestic by AndrewShoemaker Ladybird by LesiaPominova beguile by NWunseen Just like a woman by Roinja 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
"Street": The origins - Defining StreetStreet Photography: The Origins"Street": The origins - Defining Street2 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
Points giveaway- 250 points up for grabs! **CLOSEDTHE RESULTS HAVE BEEN POSTED. http://thatonerandom.deviantart.com/journal/#/d5d8hiuPoints giveaway- 250 points up for grabs! **CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fixed the blunder in the title. Herp derp. There are 250 points up for grabs, not 200.
Less people are asking me for points now, so I think I shall hold a contest.
Favorite this journal.
Comment. Actually say something. No spam. I don't mind if it's just a "Hello!" It doesn't need to be meaningful or anything, just no "HUDFSDFHUDDUSH" comments. They will not count.
If you are not watching me at the moment, then you must watch me.
ONE ACCOUNT ONLY. Listen, I don't want you to enter mule accounts or plz accounts. That is utterly unfair.
[Bullet; Blue]This contest ends on the 31 of August (according to dA time. Time zones are annoying).
[Bullet; Blue]The winner will be picked with a random number generator.
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 Edition2 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)
150 Point giveaway :D ITS DONE, NO NO NO, NO ONE CAN JOIN <3150 Point giveaway :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Celebrating my 7,000 pageviews! I've made a new thingy now, Ill make a giveaway and contest every 1,000 pageview! <3 This time ill be giving away 150 points. Dw, there is a 2nd place and 3rd place :3.
Rules and How to Join and some info!! :3 :
❤ First and foremost, THIS IS ONLY FOR MY WATCHERS! If your not a watcher yet and wanna join, just watch me now. And i do point giveaways and contests often so... ;D
❤ Please Favorite this journal to join.
❤ Please comment on this journal to join
❤ Please make a journal/poll about this giveaway
❤ Give a llama! XD
❤ Dont cheat by using multiple accounts ene
❤ Explain in your journal why do you want these points.
❤ Be patient for the winners, please, i have a life too y'know?
❤ If you have questions, please ask them
❤ If you would like to donate , note m
If You Fave You Get Featured (Closed)R U L E SIf You Fave You Get Featured (Closed)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You must follow all of these rules in order to get an artwork featured.
Fave this journal
Fave one of the Featured Pieces below
Comment that you faved both and post the thumb of the deviation of your choice in the comment. I will post your deviation with the other Features once you have done all of the above.
I will not feature a piece if it has the following:
- Bigotry/Slander/Hatred of a group of people or beliefs
- Nudity or sexual themes
- Excessive foul language
(Fave one of these)
Take me as I am by MayaVogrinBeware the Raptor by P26Ice Age: Carnivores by yigitkorogluI Trade Llama Badges by drawitout
Twilight Harbinger by CelestialDrakeFantroll meet patron troll by RisingStarWitch18Colin on Ice by CarmenCopper:thumb311248755::thumb292300974:Nuclear Aftermath by miffedplatypus:thumb307144289:Naruto Adopt 004 by JuggaletteLifeDragon Set 1 by pjohootkc:thumb300015397
POINTS RAFFLE: 50 FOR TWOI had a poll for people to vote: either I do a giveaway where one person wins 100 points... OR... I do a giveaway where two people win 50 points. Looks like more people voted for 2 people to win. So there are two prizes and random online generator will randomly choose 2 numbers.. the 2 people with those numbers will win 50 points each.POINTS RAFFLE: 50 FOR TWO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All you need to do:
- Write a journal entry... linking back to THIS journal entry.. right here! Then comment linking to YOUR journal entry
And double your chances of winning (getting an extra number) by giving me a llama.
If you already gave me a llama (and only IF) and you want to double your chances, I guess you could also fave this journal entry. If you didn't already give me a llama, faving this won't increase your chances.
If you do double your chances... Include that in your comment so I know.
Imagine if you did get two numbers...
And won both~
You'd get 100 points. Haha. That would be awesome.
Raffle ends on June 18. So.. GO GO GO!
giveaway. (CLOSED + WINNERS PICKED)ALRIGHT! the moment you've been waiting for! ~~giveaway. (CLOSED + WINNERS PICKED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the winners arrrrrrre......
1st PLACE: #23! Purple-Nightmares! (50 + a ♀ waist-up sketch from YukiSacra + watch and llama)
2nd PLACE: #85! beardshark (45 + a ♀ waist-up sketch from YukiSacra + watch and llama)
and finally 3rd PLACE: #47! GhostKillar (3rd: 30 + a ♀ waist-up sketch from YukiSacra + watch and llama)
screenshot proof: http://sta.sh/01d97d3um3md
*winners must comment here so i can give them their points.
thanks so much to everyone that entered!
and thanks again to berryjr + YukiSacra for donating! <33
to celebrate my 180 watchers (that is a lucky number for me)
i'm giving away some points! LOL
my first held giveaway!~
thanks so very much to berryjr + YukiSacra for donating! <33
fave this journal.
oh and watch me if y
HOLY MOTHER FRUKER IM FREAKIN' OUT!Last night, 3 in the morning - I met what I think is the most amazing man ever... Cryaotic. [ Known as Cry ] or Ryan Terry. He was livestreaming last night and I told one of his friends BattleStar that I needed to go to bed and I had a question, while I waited - he said "How old are you?" And I replied with "15." And he said "Wow! You're way too beautiful to be that young." I giggled and said "You got a crush on me?" He said "Maaaaaaaaybeee." xD I felt flattered and just as I was falling asleep on my keyboard - they put me on the skype call to answer. I could hardly breathe, they were making fun of me for only saying hi - so I pretty much was just like "Uh - gah... SHUT UP I'M SLEEPY!" And then BattleStar was like "Breathe.. Breathe.." And so I was like "Alright... Well uhm.. Cry, who how would you saved uhm... Garry from dying in Ib?" And then he was like "SPOILERS! WE SPOILED IT FOR RUSS NOW HE'LL NEVER PLAY IT!" And I was like "OH GOD I'M SO SORRY D:" And then we got overHOLY MOTHER FRUKER IM FREAKIN' OUT!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1 month premium giveaway!ENDEDreadddd!1 month premium giveaway!ENDED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ok so last time was a bit uhm .... lol people got annoyed with me DX so ima do it differently like how everyone else does !
this will finnish on sunday at 4pm ish i shuld be on
u must be watch/ be watching me ~if u are not already xD
u must fave and comment on this journal~
i will be using that random picker again so it will be fair
u can only enter if u do NOT already have premium sorry
but u can enter for a freind or something
other than that good luck c: ~ and dont be mad at me if u do not win i wish i could give evryone premium D:
just letting u all know i work hard for this is i can give to people ^^ and yup i will do this again i can promise that <3
GET FREE FEATURE !!!!!!! [CLOSED]I'm doing FREE features on my profile page for TWO weeks.GET FREE FEATURE !!!!!!! [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm offering 21 individuals the opportunity to have ANY TWO of there artworks featured on my profile page
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS......
fave this journal
comment saying you want a feature
link the artwork(s) you want featured!
give me a llama if you haven't already (if you have you dont need to again )
and THAT"S IT!!!!
The first 21 individuals to successfully do the ABOVE get featured!!!!!!!!!!
SO HURRY UP AND GET MOVING!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your FREE feature awaits
will list your name once you qualify
will post artwork you requested once i get all 21 names
p.s. you can request features for someone else if you wish.....but that means they'll take your spot and you cant get feature
it's up to you
but it's quite admirable for you to do that
2. :iconSt8-of-Hibernation:,:iconlunar22: (request by:iconYAY-Productions
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 -1 year 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
CLOSEDHello !! C:CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am hosting a giveaway ~ It seems lots of these are going on , so why not? ^u^
In order to be entered to this giveaway....
1; Favorite This Journal
2; Watch Me // Unless You Already Are A Watcher c:
3; Write a journal entry about my giveaway. ( Spread the word ! )
4; Comment in this journal and link me to your journal
5; ( Optional ) Tell me if you'd prefer 12 winners but smaller prizes ( 3 for watchers , 3 for favorites , 3 for spreading the word , 3 for Llamas )
Depending On How Many People Join , Is How Many Points / Art / Lamas I Give Away!
Maximum Given Out Should Be 500~800
Over!! Winner Announces soon >y
WIN A ONE MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP!ENTRIES CLOSE WEDNESDAY THE 25TH JULY, WHICH IS IN A WEEK'S TIME. I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON THIS DAY.WIN A ONE MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All you have to do is:
+Watch me, or already be watching me.
Make a journal with a link to this one, asking people to join this prize draw.
Comment on this journal, including the link to the journal you just posted.
After you have done this, I will add you to the list of participants.
When the entry time is over I will use a random number generator to pick the winner.
You may not enter twice
I will only add you to the list when you have +watched me (or already be watching me) and provided me with a link to the journal.
Good luck everyone!!
try it.Stare at the middle for 1 minute then look at your hand.try it.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
12-Month Premium Membership, and Point Giveaway!UPDATE: THE CONTEST IS OVER! I REPEAT THE CONTEST IS OVER AND THE WINNERS ARE...12-Month Premium Membership, and Point Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconbloodymurderer4fun: Is the winner of the 12-Month Premium Membership! I will contact you shortly. I need to know if you would like your prize in points or not. Please reply back asap!
:iconkarlouiie: Is the second place winner. Congrats on winning 450 points! Enjoy!
:iconKara-a: Is the third place winner. Enjoy your 250 points!
If you did not win then don't worry. I will be holding another contest later this month. So be on the look out for the new journal! Have an awesome day!
So, anypony up for another contest?
Well this pony is!
I'm giving away a 12-months Premium Membership, and points to three lucky people.
Please read the rules below in order to be formally entered.
This giveaway is only open to my watchers. If you would like the chance to participate in this contest or
Give AwayCheck out this give away too! http://redblazer27.deviantart.com/journal/Hosting-a-700-Point-Giveaway-313901567 Go now! It's a little less than this! Better chances!Give Away2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey people! I'm doing a give away!
If you're reading this, you might as well fav it!
PLEASE HELP DONATE SO THAT DEVIANTS LIKE YOU CAN EARN SUCH GREAT OPPORTUNITIES! PLEASE PLEASE DONATE! IT HELPS OUT VERY MUCH! YOU WILL BE RECOGNIZED.
What you need to do:
Fav this journal! That's it! If you watch me too, you get double entries! c:
EDIT** FEATURE THIS IN A JOURNAL AND GET ANOTHER ENTRY! THAT'S THREEEE ENTRIES! YOU MUST GIVE ME THE LINK, OR I CANNOT TRUST YOU ACTUALLY DID. I WILL FAV IT SO YOU KNOW I SAW IT.
How you win:
I will be using a generator and screenshot the winner! The website will be RANDOM.ORG
I will be ending this contest July 16th at 12:00 AM, which is just the end of the 10th c:
1st place gets a 3 month premium membership or 636
SNIPPY: evidence"Blasted mug!"SNIPPY: evidence1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I looked at it hatefully.
"This is all your fault!"
I attempted to throw the mug at the Arbitrator, to smash it, to let go of it.
Nothing of the sort was possible.
I flailed left and right. The mug did not budge. I could not let it go, no matter how hard I tried. It was as if it were glued to me with a strange static-like substance. It rolled between my fingers and from one hand to the other, but it was as if I were made of iron and the mug were a powerful rare-earth magnetic bearing coated with oil.
Why can't I let go of the mug?!
Did the Arbitrator's reconstruction of my organs have anything to do with this?
Upon giving up to prying the mug out of my hands, I turned to the Arbitrator and spoke.
I made my case calmly and clearly, pressuring various facts that my DNA couldn't possibly be on the mug and that I looked nothing like Captain and that it might as well scan my memories for evidence or something of that sort.
Hetalia and D.Gray-man CrossoverIt's kind of awesome XDD Hetalia and D.Gray-man! Countries as exorcists and kicking demons' arses!!! XDD I'll submit this series... maybe the day after tomorrow? Please look forward to it XDD In this series... It's like a dating game, each country loves YOU and wants to RAPE you, pervert much? lo siento XD and It's kind of OOC but... :icondealwithittrollplz:Hetalia and D.Gray-man Crossover2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the characters:
Allen Walker - Prussia
Timcanpy - Gilbird
Kanda Yu - Japan
Lavi Bookman - England
Komui Lee - America
Arystar Krory III - Romania
Cross Marian - Scotland (It really fits XD)
Tyki Mykk - Spain
JasDebi - Romano and Italy
Millennium Earl - Russia
Bak Chang - China
Skinn Bolic - Germany
Reever Wenham - Netherlands
and the MOST AWESOME of ALL...
*insert drumroll here* AUSTRIA - THE 14TH!!! LOL!!!
France - still France but an exorcist XDD
Canada - still Canada~
and the other countries who I didn't mentioned XDDD
If you have some suggestions tell me~
Note~: I only made a few so ... want to request
[OVER] QUICK 3 Month PM GiveawayCONGRATULATIONS TO #32[OVER] QUICK 3 Month PM Giveaway1 year ago in Personal More Like This
for winning this drawing.
Video of drawing available on my page. http://x-eq-x.deviantart.com
This giveaway will end on January 31st
SO ENTER NOW!!!
YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE RULES
TO BE ENTERED IN THE DRAWING
1. You MUST Favorite this journal.
2. You MUST also WATCH ME.
3a. Write a journal that I'm giving away a membership and include a link to this journal.
3b. Comment here when you are done and show the [link] to your journal about this contest and I will give you a number.
4. Only your main account can be entered. No plz or mule accounts are allowed to enter.
5. You must be a member of DeviantArt for at least two weeks in order to be entered into this contest.
◕ IF YOU DO NOT COMMENT THE JOURNAL YOU MADE I WILL NOT ADD YOU TO THE LIST.
◕ I WILL NOT GO LOOKING FOR YOUR