Twenty Tempting Textures III
Wintery Blue,Grey and White tones,combined with delicate lacy grungy frost crystals.
Perfect for your Winter themed Arts.
Enhance,add depth or create an ambient atmosphere with these wonderful frozen and grungy
Textures that are just calling to be incorporated into your digital projects.
Use them in backgrounds or just overlay and blend into your winter-themes to add interest to
a unique area of your designs.
With your fantasy the possibilities are limitless.
Twenty Tempting Textures 2Twenty Tempting Textures 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Rainbow of colorful Bokeh and Light Textures,that are just bursting with potential.
Enhance,add depth or create an ambient dreamy atmosphere with these wonderful abstract
and colorful Textures that are just calling to be incorporated into your digital projects.
Use them as background images, or to add interest to a unique area of your designs.
With your fantasy the possibilities are limitless.
American Comics, Manga...AND WAR!This is a major turning point in the history of comics, World War II. This period of time not only changed comics as we knew them, but also other areas in graphics such as propaganda posters. Now mid to late 1930's we've seen the birth of the modern comic book. Due to the war as well we're also now seeing the birth of war comics. An obvious example of this as I'm sure many of you have already guessed is Captain America Comics in 1941 (before American involvement in the war). Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby who worked for Timely Comics, which of course has now become Marvel Comics. He gained amazing popularity and is often fighting the Axis powers in World War II.American Comics, Manga...AND WAR!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Around this time in Japan has been rebuilding itself, its political and economic infrastructure was changing. Whilst American occupation disallowed art or published material that glorified war or the Japanese military. This policy though didn't block th
Community Relations News - January + February 2012>Community Relations News - January + February 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Daily Deviations
2. Bi-weekly Critique Nights
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History
9. News from the Galleries
1. Daily Deviations
Recently, I announced changes to Daily Deviations in this journal and I'm happy to say that the response has been favorable. To review, we have made the following changes:
a> The "3-month rule" is now the "6-month rule" meaning an artist cannot receive another DD if they have had one in the last 6 months.
b> Daily Deviation selectors are limited to a maximum of one selection per day. This has been put in place to focus on quality vs quantity.
The hard-coding of these new guidelines is now in place (special thanks to ZombieCoder for that ).
These changes are part of an ongoing initiative to better our Dai
Pimps and Whoas - February 9, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - February 9, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - February 2012
Pin Up From Objectification to Empowerment
The Great Valentine Exchange
Site Update Comment Counts on Thumbs and More
Giving Your Stacks an Introduction
Pimps and Whoas - January 12, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - January 12, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
How Malware Works via Banner Ads
Prints Payments Q4
The Timeless Code of the Eternal Outsider
2011 As Seen Through Art
deviantART is Hiring
Odyssey Into 2012 - In Retrospect
How They Did It: The Story Behind the ShotHTDI:TSBTS aims to guide emerging photographers by showcasing tips, techniques, and stories generously shared by some of dA's most accomplished Photography > Animals, Plants & Nature artists. At the same time, we hope to shed light on the often overlooked amount of effort that is required to create striking images like these. Making a great photograph takes time, planning, a creative eye, and solid photography skills. What happens behind the lens is just as important as the final product!How They Did It: The Story Behind the Shot3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am sure many of you have been told "Great photo! You must have an awesome camera!" or "Wow, you sure were lucky to get that shot!" While a "good camera" and "luck" are small ingredients when creating a visual feast, we photographers would like to remind everyone that technical competency, determination, patience, and creative vision are the real meat and potatoes of any tasty photo.
"Was it luck that I happened to wake up at 3am fi
Exercise 18: Painterly StyleTHIS WEEK's EXERCISE POST : THE FULL POST AND DETAILSExercise 18: Painterly Style1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The “painterly style” has been a highly requested tutorial subject matter due to it’s increasing popularity to digital artists. Not sure what this style is referring to? Check out the Painterly Style Reference Board. The style has become even more popular from games that focus heavily on this art style such as Bastion or to digital artists like Purplekecleon, who we Interviewed last year. It has a bold and fresh look that relies on color and working with balancing the different hues to create value. The style is recognizable by 3 different factors: use of color shifting, visible brushstrokes, and fantastical ligh
Animation techniques and more Ghibli thoughtsIn my last journal I mentioned the strange effect of seeing super cartoony flat characters moving around in a hyper realistic world. There's actually a name for this, it's call the "masking effect" and it was quite elaborately detailed by Scott McCloud in his book "understanding comics."Animation techniques and more Ghibli thoughts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In comics, frequently the main characters are portrayed as cartoony and simple, while backgrounds often get very detailed. The basic concept is pretty simple. The more cartoony a character is drawn, the more appealing and relatable it is to us as we can more easily imagine ourselves in the role. The more realistic something is, the less of a personal connection you have to it. This is why villains tend to be drawn more realistically, and heros more cartoony. But it goes beyond just the characters... the environment also is affected.
If a person in a cartoon picks up a sword and starts swinging it around, the sword becomes an extension of their body and since it's animated, it becomes a drawn thing whic
The Fruity Self Portraits of Cristina OteroThe Fruity Self Portraits of Cristina Otero3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I always fall in love with Cristina Otero's (Senju-HiMe) portraits whenever I come across a new one while browsing photography on deviantART. Cristina is a photographer based in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain, whose self-portraits have become pretty well known in the deviantART community. Her photography has built her a following of over 8,800 people and her artwork has been viewed over 1.6 million times.
The Man Who Didn't Know He'd Lost His MindEels, The Man Who Didn't Know He'd Lost His MindThe Man Who Didn't Know He'd Lost His Mind3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
52 Street tips from the masters52 Street tips from the masters3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.” — Bruce Gilden
“Turn your attention to the four-legged population.” — Ying Tang
“Take a bus. Do weekly shopping. Pop into a public loo.” — Nils Jorgensen
“Document some evidence of human ingenuity that would otherwise go unnoticed. Do it without including any humans in the picture.” — Michael Wolf
“Get lost in a thicket of signs and structures.” — Wolfgang Zurborn
“Never ignore a cliché.” — Artem Zhitenev
“When you have to shoot: shoot! Don’t talk!” — Il Brutto.
“Make a picture containing The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” — Jens Olof Lasthein
“On your knees please… take a picture fro
The Photography Galleries: Why and How to SuggestSo many of my watchers and other members of the community suggest fantastic pieces for Daily Deviations every week. But I need more. I need to be more specific about my rules now too, so that you understand what I do and do not look for. But above all that, it's time to get You more exposure. Think you have an awesome photograph in your gallery? Why not consider self suggesting right now. I actively encourage it. If you send me your own work I will greet you with pompoms and latex free balloons. Srsly. Read on for more info:The Photography Galleries: Why and How to Suggest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Community Relations Team is your first stop when sending a Daily Deviation. The full team is listed there and it's pretty self explanatory of whom you should select to send your note to. If the deviation you are suggesting is in, for example, Animals, Plants and Nature - then there isone designated Community Volunteer that
Accepting Feedback Positively55%Accepting Feedback Positively3 years ago in Personal More Like This
of how we feel about words comes from body language.
comes from the voice.
comes from the actual words.
Whether or not you're willing to take Dr Mehrabian's research at face value, it's undeniable that a lot of what we feel comes from what we see. A friend can say something that would be totally mean, but if they're giggling halfway through the words it's not hard to tell it's a joke. If someone's telling you they had a great day and their voice is quavering the whole time, you can be suspicious.
Languages aren't universal, but most facial expressions translate well across completely unrelated cultures. Is it surprising that we're better able to recognize facial expressions and vocal tones rather than focusing entirely on the words?
So how does th
Project Educate: The Art of PhotomanipulationHello, deviantART! How are you?Project Educate: The Art of Photomanipulation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’m back to tell you a little bit about my very favorite form of art here on dA: photomanipulation, often referenced simply as, manipulation or manips. Hope you enjoy!
What is photomanipulation?
The general consensus in our community seems to be that photomanipulation involves taking elements from at least two photographs (and/or, by some definitions, other sources like 3D work or brushes) and fitting them together to create something that is seamless and distinct from the original sources. Some people argue that a photomanipulation can be made with one photograph as long as the final piece of art is drastically different from the picture from which it originated. If it is not dramatically different—i.e., if the final product is similar to the original photograph but perhaps a bit cleaned up or minor edits are added without including any new elements—we might call it a retouch<
Photography Trouble Shooting: LightingRecently during a projecteducate week focusing on Still Life Photography we asked for you to share the issues that you might have when trying to obtain some great Still Life Shots. Through this series of articles we hope to answer some of the queries or give you that push you need to step outside boundaries and get creative. The first frustration came from 1510 who struggled with Lighting additionally a further 19 Deviants voted on the poll to indicate they had the same issues.Photography Trouble Shooting: Lighting3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Lighting. I always have to use just window or lamps which are never
good. kind of given up on still life photos, even I have still tons of
"1510 lamps and natural light are a perfectly good way of lighting a subject. Many 'professional' lighting solutions, particularly the ones that burn 'hot' or constantly, are not much more than high wattage incandescent light bulbs often with some sort of cooling (to prolong the lifespan of the bulb).
A Brief History of TypographyA Brief History of TypographyA Brief History of Typography3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A little insight into the history of not only Typography, but also of written language. This article will be far from covering it all, but focuses on highlighting some of the major events and periods in the history of Typography.
From the Greek roots τύπος typos = "impression" and -γραφία -graphia = "writing".
~ 30th Century BC – 200 AD
Or "Script of Nails / Cuneiform Script" is probably the oldest form of written text. This calligraphic form of writing was carved into clay tablets.
The Latin Alphabet
~ 800 BC – present
This is the basic alphabet used in all Western languages. The Romans based it among others
April Updates and RemindersArticles around DA you should be readingApril Updates and Reminders3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The use of your stock, the relationship and rapport you create between you and the artists who use your stock is of great importance, and isn't something you should ignore.
Read this article for more information.
Attention all "PREMADE" stock creators
We are once again seeing an increasing number of stock providers using stock from other commercial or free stock sites like SXC, dreamstime, Istock et al. for use in their premades.
Let me make it very clear to you -
Photomanipulation: Voices of ExperienceHello, deviantART!Photomanipulation: Voices of Experience3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As the Community Volunteer for Photomanipulation, it will be my honor over the coming months to share the community I serve with you all and to show you the vast diversity, expertise, and creativity that defines us as artists.
Tonight I wanted to share some voices of experience with you all. The individuals I have chosen to interview for this piece have all been a part dA for at least five years. They have all been leaders in the photomanipulation community by setting high standards of quality through their exquisite works, by being involved in the community, and by setting a positive example for us all to admire.
These artists are:
Photography Discovered 5Welcome to the fourth edition of Photography Discovered! This series was inspired by Moonbeam13's Discovered journal series. The following deviants were found using nothing but the Discovery Tool.Photography Discovered 53 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please show the artists some love and the article if you liked it!
Week One; Week Two;
Project Educate: Typography - Wrap UpProject Educate: Typography – Wrap UpProject Educate: Typography - Wrap Up3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks to everyone who faved the articles, commented and supported this week of projecteducate!
I had lots of fun putting it all together, finding beautiful artworks and interviewing amazing artists
I will, of course, continue posting articles, feature and interviews If you have suggestions for that, you are very welcome to note me about it
This is the official overview of the events taking place this week in projecteducate during Typography Week! That's right, a whole week all about Typography
I am your friendly neighbourhood Community Volunteer for Text & Typography and hope to spread some of the love for Typography in all its shape and forms all over deviantART!
Btw, you can send me Daily Deviation Suggestions and always ask me whenever you hav
Twenty Tempting Textures!Twenty Tempting Textures to Tittilate your Creative Arts & Designs.Twenty Tempting Textures!4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(18 really as I added two stocks...so bite me!).
As the Halloween draws near and Jack-o'-lanterns flicker on our doorsteps we prepare ourselves for a night of ghoulish Spookings as creatures of the dark emerge.:iconzombiechaseplz:
Enhance, add depth or create an eerie ambient atmosphere with these wonderful Dark, Muted and Surreal Textures that are just screaming to be incorporated into your Ghoulish Halloween projects.
Leather texture 6 by wojtar-stockBlack Drip IV by fetishfaerie-stockDear Hermine Grunge Texture by ValerianaSTOCKold wood texture by xercismExperiments with Light by tExTuReMaTtIcTexture 9 by AnthonyPresley
Meat Texture 2 by swax-stock:thumb85510318:To Hell With You by tetramegistusbind II by TooMuchFilth-stock
For more droolworthy Texture goodness just browse>>> http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/textures/
A huge thank you to all our Resource and s
6 Fatal Flaws for PhotomanipulationHey everyone!6 Fatal Flaws for Photomanipulation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
After nearly a month (!!!) of viewing DD suggestions and generally browsing around the community looking for new and interesting things to feature, I have come up with a list of the most common mistakes that photomanipulators make. Other photomanip CVs, especially kuschelirmel, conzpiracy, and IreneLangholm, have posted a lot of great articles and tutorials about each of the items I'm going to discuss. I therefore will not go into terribly much detail right at this time. I'll be happy to re-address them in later articles.
What is our primary goal in making a photomanipulation? We want it to be seamless, right? We want to transport the viewers into another world and make them believe that it is real.
Let's talk about some dead giveaways that break that illusion.
Flaw 1: Failure to crop elements properly
Artifacts from original stock images, like pixels that surround your cut-out after you extract it from its original background, are a dead gi
January's Complaint Challenge - DDsIntroductionJanuary's Complaint Challenge - DDs3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This activity is part of my year-long project to address complaints from the dA community. January's complaint is Daily Deviations!
"I find that the DD system needs to be expanded. Why? Sadly, it has become the only major channel on this site for artists and writers to receive exposure, and the selection choices are limited. On my journal, =Flyvapnet wrote that '[i]t smacks of a good-old-boys system, wherein Deviations are considered for recognition only if they're suggested by those who have an in-crowd relationship with someone in the award-giving hierarchy'. There are great artists out there who don't have any exposure simply because they can't get DDs, and the selections are biased: for example, they almost never include parts of novels. Offering more artists this exposure would help DA with what