GismondaAlphonse MuchaGismonda8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1894, colour lithography
216x74.2 cm (85.04x29.21 inches)
Poster by Alphonse Mucha advertising Sarah Bernhardt's performance of the play Gismonda. Created in two weeks during Christmas of 1894 and published and hung all over Paris on Januray 1st 1895, this was the poster that kick-started Mucha's career by introducing him to the general public and earning him a six year contract working for the illustrious Sarah Bernhardt.
With its tall, narrow format, soft pastel colours, and rich decorative detail Mucha's poster distinguished itself from previous posters of the time and it quickly became a sought after collecter's item, with some people going as far as stealing the posters from where they hung. With this poster Mucha's particular and well-loved style
You guys. Guys. Guys. US peeps. Um. (RL stuff)I... follow a lot of US-based political blogs. And have friends out there, and ... find what is currently going absolutely f*cking terrifying and enraging on a visceral bloodboiling level. But, you know. That's just me, out in some secular socialist Old World country, quaffing down my cheap birth control pills and, outrageously, not crippled by hospital bills after my freelance boyfriend's domestic accident of two years ago because of all that damned taxpayer money going into a national health insurance.You guys. Guys. Guys. US peeps. Um. (RL stuff)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But that, of course, is anecdata and nothing to go forming political opinions on. (Also I have a uterus, and what with all those craaaayzee lady hormones swishing around my weak little brainpan, I'll've completely changed my mind in a week don't mind me!)
Just like to point out, though.
I seem to have a... lot of followers. That's super cool and all. I'm guessing most of you are here for the GND. That's really great and I am so chuffed you are enjoying
Live the dream, don't talk about it!Doug TenNapel, independent comics creator, is an inspiration to me in many ways. He has a fun, accessible art style that is dramatic and fresh. His story telling is always askew in the best of ways. I don't think I've read one of his graphic novels without having some smiles and a surprise or two along the way. On top of that, he is outspoken about almost everything in his life. (I think of him as the Rush Limbaugh of comics- oh man, that sounds really bad, but early Rush, not present day Rush, if that helps.) I agree with most things he states on Facebook. BUT- the thing I am most inspired about him is his drive (in the old days we would call that "work ethic"). The guy does NOT give up. Because of that, he single-handedly will put out a new graphic novel a year. While creating a webcomic. While pitching new TV show development ideas in Hollywood. While running a half marathon. While working freelance jobs.Live the dream, don't talk about it!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
features!Remember, if you fav the journal, you will get more exposurefeatures!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Owl - Ballpoint pen by alxse
It's a bird, it's a plane, It's a Female Dynamo? by MrGutierrezgood vs evil by rahulnsm
Emma - Serenity by WarOnRealityRustic Cat by MadesaMorning gift by plumes7278
Naydim's Cold by DyrindaCorbeau au ciel de feu by shiniusGlasses Face Monica XnO's by Ferreson
TINA by SaintDillA Study in Pink by henryruss
Self Portrait by Ravenwolf89Angel Colored by PiccolartPeach Bomber by ArtsyVana
Yoite by Ravna-RestaTwenty Two by SearchProjectsKing under the Mountain by forcecrush
Don't f**ck with Commander! by touya-donogrim of crimson field (w/ progress gif) by SUPARIORhoslyn Lethe I by SheridansArt
RAT TREATENING DOG by GooffiThe Rain-forest eyes by Cristian-BilinskiSub Rosa-Update by Astera-T
Women as Sex ObjectsWarning: Imma 'bout to rant.Women as Sex Objects2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First off I'd like to point out that I'm not a raving feminist. I acknowledge that women are not equal in western society (despite corporate efforts that seem to be more about statements and false enthusiasm on the subject rather than actually taking women seriously) and I don't think we will be equal for a long time, if ever. Just how it is. Unfortunate (from the perspective of a woman), but just how it is.
ANYWAY. Here's my rant. I'm really tired of a female character being undermined by her being half nude. Really, really tired of it. And I'm not talking about artistic nudity, I'm talking about ass-cheek flashing skirts, bikini tops and little else (I'm looking at you, Japan).
I love a strong female lead, but they're so rare. Writers find it so hard to create a complex female character; they're either so brave and outspoken that they become butch and unattractive by design, or they're a sex object. A hopeless damsel in distress or someone who can hold th
Don't ever tell me this! (or to any other artist.)I saw something like this pass me by on Facebook, with just the first 10 points.Don't ever tell me this! (or to any other artist.)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Together with some others we could name a lot more.
How about you? anything like this ever happened to you?
Things you shouldn't say to an artist.
1 Can you do the artwork for this job for free? It will be a good promotional piece for you. Get you some word to mouth advertising.
2 Mom Look! That painting is just like that picture you downloaded from the internet and got framed for the living room.
3 Wow. You charge THAT much? You make it look so easy.
4 If you don't make it so detailed... Just scribble something down... Can I get it cheaper?
5 If you use that piece you already got and change it a little, can I get it cheaper? You already have done most of it.
6 I can use a Photoshop filter to do that exact same thing.
7 You are lucky... you don't have to work, you just have to sit and paint all day.
HOW TO USE MY STOCK(Update August 2012)HOW TO USE MY STOCK5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.
Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am email@example.com
MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")
You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com ) My real name is
Artists of Relativity - Vol 4A monthly series which will feature artists and artwork from the Relativity serial, which is published over on my mirz-alt account and can be found at RelativityComic. As I frequently showcase work from the series, I also wanted to promote the individual artists and feature some of their other work. This series will spotlight deviants who have created art for us through commissions, gift-art, contest-entries, requests or other means.Artists of Relativity - Vol 42 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This issue: CristianaLeone
Cru has done amazing work on the series, creating some of our all-time favorite art pieces for Relativity. Her work is gorgeous and she is simply a pleasure to work with.
Other Art by CristianaLeone<
Create and Sell Motion Books on deviantARTCreate and Sell Motion Books on deviantART11 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Motion Books push the boundaries of storytelling to the extreme, turning the act and art of reading into something that extends well beyond the printed page. Madefire's powerful and adaptable Motion Book Tool is now in your hands, allowing you to create expressive stories where audio and visual artistry collide.
The Motion Book is an adventurous, energy-packed medium that empowers creators to reach for worlds unseen. When you submit your Motion Books to deviantART and share them with the world, they'll be showcased alongside some of the comic industry's greatest creators and publishers, right alongside characters like Batman, Optimus Prime, Rainbow Dash, and Hellboy!
Top Ten Gruesome FairytalesStumbled across this today.... Needless to say I'm pretty disturbed now. Good ol' fairytales. I did not create this list; the link to the original content is at the bottom, along with my thoughts. Feel free to leave your thoughts too! I'll be posting a proper update soon so stay tuned.Top Ten Gruesome Fairytales3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Pied Piper
In the tale of the Pied Piper, we have a village overrun with rats. A man arrives dressed in clothes of pied (a patchwork of colors) and offers to rid the town of the vermin. The villagers agree to pay a vast sum of money if the piper can do it – and he does. He plays music on his pipe which draws all the rats out of the town. When he returns for payment – the villagers won't cough up so the Pied Piper decides to rid the town of children too! In most modern variants, the piper draws the children to a cave out of the town and when the townsfolk finally agree to pay up, he sends them back. In the darker original, the piper leads the children to a river
ooc.theres kinda no way of avoiding thisooc.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
so the boston bomber is guilty
i'm not gonna do anything IC for this, but I am going to talk about what my experience was that day.
I had just left Boston the day before, to Paris on a school trip. I woke up to find that our city had been bombed. I live by Worcester, but lots of my family went to go and see the marathon, and I had no way of contacting them in a different country. It was one of the scariest times in my life. However a lot of my friends on the internet contacted me and asked if I was ok, since they all knew I lived in MA. I'm honestly so grateful for that, that they were worried enough about me to check up on me.
Anyway, I'm glad he's guilty. Whether or not he gets the death penalty, I think justice is served.
Yeah, just kinda had to bring that up and vent a bit.
Contest Theme 2: Novel scenes to illustrate!Since I announced the final contest themes last week, I figured I'd better get on with clarifying the subject material for theme number 2: Illustrating a scene from my novel. That's right, I've finally put together three different scenes for you to choose from, and you can either illustrate a single moment from the text, or, for those of you that might be a of a brave/masochistic nature, depict it in graphic novel/comic format. If you opt to go this route, you wouldn't need to go all out color. (Talk about ridiculously time consuming.) For those doing a single illustration, I would prefer to see finished pieces, preferably in color or as finished black and white renderings. All mediums will be accepted, and you can submit as many entries as you want. (Same goes for theme one, too.) Of course, if you have any more questions on these, (or feedback, a good critique on my writing is ALWAYS apprecContest Theme 2: Novel scenes to illustrate!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Variation 41. LifeVariation 45 years ago in Personal More Like This
37. What if...
40. O RLY???
44. Sound Effect
51. Soap Opera
66. Fly Me to the Moon
71. KAWAII DESU
74. Video Game
78. Working Hard
79. Hardly Working
Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Day7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Guy Fawkes Day
Burns one man's vendetta on fires of drunk delight while Heaven's rainbows burn and sparkle in the sky.
The fascinated coo while boredom freezes cold and watches while his breath fades steaming into night.
The pennies for the guy jingle in their tin while he a traitor burns, his Cath'lic soul in Hell.
The animals run scared, not from fireworks, but from th'unholy sound of Guido's punishment.
He screams a silent scream that no-one else can hear, save God and pets and Satan's wailing hordes.
“A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
– Guy Fawkes
Inspiration: Art websitesMany people asked me about which sites I use (or used) to learn and keep myself updated about art. So I decided to make a list with art websites that offer tutorials, advice, or other content that inspired me. Of course there are many other individual artists that inspire me greatly, but I've tried to keep this list to the ones that provide the community of advice and tutorials (otherwise I could go on forever).Inspiration: Art websites7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I hope you enjoy it ^__^
A large collection of video tutorials, mainly on human anatomy. Very detailed, to the point, and with visuals that make it easy to follow even for non-native English speakers.
Tutorials. Human anatomy. Traditional art.
Basically your starting point for digital painting. The dig
Getty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open ContentGetty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
J. Paul Getty - The Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content
The J. Paul Getty Museum has initiated an Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.
A first sharing of 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection, including many masterworks, has just been made available and all are free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.
In a brilliant stroke, the Getty Museum has liberated one of the top collections of art in the world not just for access but for use. The museum is literally “beaming up” the great works in its collection as living resour
Collection: From Myth and LegendCollection: From Myth and Legend5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
From Myth And Legend
“The wind within the trees was a whisper that spoke our tongue, and the stars in the sky shone on the gods of our heavens, alight and alive. What is science against alchemy, we asked them, what is coincidence against prophecy? Kings and beggars stand equal as fates unfold and worlds awake, as heroes rise and deities fall… among nymphs and mermaids, against harpies and sorceries, we must stand as one. Will you brave the lands of myth and legend with us?”
— TheMaidenInBlack, of theWrittenRevolution
Cinema Makeup SchoolWatch depthRADIUSCinema Makeup School1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Mastering The Magic ofMonster Making
15.7 million fans tuned in for the fourth season finale of the AMC cable channel’s hit series The Walking Dead, making it one of the most watched hour-drama broadcasts in cable history.
More than a mere gore fest, critical approval for the show has come by way of nominations from the Writers Guild of America and the Golden Globes. World War Z
How to: AnatomyHuman anatomy is, for sure, one of the hardest things to draw. But at the same time it's one of the most interesting things to draw, because... hey... we love making characters, and it's nice if they at least look a bit like a human being. I'm still far from perfect at drawing the human body, yet I've accumulated some very useful tips, tricks and websites.How to: Anatomy3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Drawing from life
Drawing from life is awesome!
Look for life drawing classes in your environment, or if they're not available; ask your friends to pose for you. Go have a drink in the city when the weather is nice, and sketch people passing by. There's nowhere you learn more about human anatomy than by observing and sketching real people. There's only one downside to this; dynamic poses are tricky, as it's hard for any model to hold a difficult pose for a long time.
And no... drawing (nearly) naked people in a drawing class isn't awkward. I
Thank you so much!Welcome to my world of the creative. My drive in theater. My wax museum. My night gallery.Thank you so much!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to stay awhile and thank you for stopping by!
I have been meaning to thank everyone for all the faves and comments for my latest piece, "The Wolfen"
I just haven't had any time to thank all of you personally as I like to do, so here's my blanket THANK YOU!!! Your support and comments and critique are always very much appreciated!
I decided to take advantage of dA's latest portfolio offering. I have to say I absolutely love it. Clean and dedicated.
Please visit my portfolio as it grows! Here's the link ~ http://tonycampagna.darkfolio.com/
Occupy is Not a Photo OppBy Samara SteeleOccupy is Not a Photo Opp3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Amy doesn't tend to wear clothes. When I first moved into Bird House, a co-op on the Berkeley-Oakland border, I was a bit startled whenever I encountered Amy's curvy, bare, tattooed body passing me in the hall, washing dishes, sitting down for dinner--completely exposed, no shame, not a quiver of fear.
It took me a few weeks to get used to my new housemate, and to realize that, for Amy, being naked isn't about sex or being sexualized. She simply isn't ashamed of her body so she doesn't hide it.
So, a few weeks ago, Amy was volunteering at the Occupy San Francisco kitchen, ladling baked beans onto the plates of hungry occupiers. As she did this, she was wearing pants, but had left her bra and shirt back in the tent.
As folks moved through the line, some grinned and blushed at Amy's bare breasts. Others hardly seemed to notice the toplessness and thanked Amy for preparing the food. As Amy does at home, she smiled at everyone who moved through the line, warmly telling the
We meet again, friends of oldHow's it going?We meet again, friends of old1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's been such a long time, shit, years actually! Things have changed so much in my life and there's so much to write about, but I'll focus on the substance cause unfortunately, one thing has managed to remain the same: time is always against me.
Let's sum it up, emoticons included!
1.- I Left Marvel by the last quarter of 2012 and I don't plan to do digital colors for a living anymore. I'll post my favourites here, though... for all you who dig.
2.- Earned a grant that helped me continue with the production of Turbo Defiant, my graphic novel throughout 2013.
3.- Went nuts (again), sold my apartment and invested it in creating my own publishing company: FIXION Narradores here in Mexico, but we're publishing our titles in both Spanish and English.
3.5.- That means Turbo Defiant is finally printed and now I have almost four th
ProjectPorkchop Vol 174ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol 1743 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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FAQI've been meaning to make a FAQ journal for such a long time but i was so lazy... and i'm not lazy now so here it isFAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are questions i've been asked a lot of times. If you have any other questions you can ask here C:
1. How do you make your flash comics? Can you make a tutorial? What programs did you use?
I made the flash comics art in Adobe Photoshop (or any art program) and i made it have buttons and so on in Adobe Flash. I'm making a tutorial but it's very long (already made 40 pages and i'm not even half way) so it will take a while. Here are some other tutorials that might help you:
http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Flash-Comic-Tutorial-214724929 by yuumei
http://chi-u.deviantart.com/art/Ultimate-Flash-Tutorial-129551876 by chi-u
here is a cool dA preloader http://devart.deviantart.com/art/Official-dA-Flash-Preloader-55057923 by devart
2. Can i use your art for a project or trace/copy/reference it?
Yes, you ma