Collection: ManavataCollection: Manavata9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Manavata means “humanity.” A social movement was born in India bearing that name, with “Humanity is our identity” as their guiding mantra. Like the many facets making up a sparkling diamond, here is a collection of photographs to remind us we are, together, one beautiful humanity.
“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”
– John F. Kennedy
Stamps licensed as Creative CommonsMy stamps now belong to Creative CommonsStamps licensed as Creative Commons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you're among the deviants who follow me for my stamps and use them actively, this may be of interest to you:
My stamps can now be used anywhere you wish outside of deviantART, like in forum signatures and such, and for derivative works, both on and off dA.
But first, make sure to read each stamp's description carefully, because CC licenses have conditions that need to be respected, and if you have questions, doubts, or need clarifications, don't hesitate to ask me.
This said, go ahead and have fun spreading some stamp love! ;3
Coding Tips for Images:
when adding a stamp to your forum signature, blog, etc... use this HTML code:
<a href="URL address"><img src="Image URL address" title="Name of Image">• Replace URL address with the url of the deviation page - with this, when you click on the stamp you will be brought back to the original deviation page;
• Replace Image URL address with the actual stamp image url, which
Stock and Resources UpdatesLETS TALK ABOUT STOCK "REQUESTS"Stock and Resources Updates3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Every year we get excited, eager, passionate new stock providers entering our small but growing community, and every year these new stock models in particular get targeted by a small group of "requesters" Those of us who have been on the site for more than a few years recognise the types of "requests" I'm talking about and know to absolutely avoid them at all costs, but its something that I've seen more and more regularly over the last few months, and its definitely a concern.
There are standard "pose requests" that are NOT requested for the "artist" to work from. They are simply asking you to take photos of yourself in provocative poses so they can get off to your stock.
Firstly - please keep in mind that the images you are providing to artists are STOCK ART - they are first and foremost designed to provide artists with useable, useful references, either for traditional art, or digital art or whatever media they choose to create
R and S - Font Gallery Update!!I am very happy to make an announcement today that is something that I have been eyeing suspiciously for a while and now am very relieved to see it done:R and S - Font Gallery Update!!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Resource & Stock Images > Fonts gallery has been relaunched!
Take a look at the changes here!
Now, without going into much detail, it used to be subpar. The category names were unprofessional and confusing, leading to frustrating search results and many many miscats.
Over the last month there has been a lot of work put into changing this status.
So first of all I’d like to thank Elandria and Dan-Heffer who were very much in favor of the change and supported me in my endeavours to come up with a good gallery tree, despite being no experts on the topic of fonts, but giving me an outsiders input
Naturally I have to thank Moonbeam13 as well, as she supported the idea as well and made t
In the Darkroom #1A feature from the Darkroom gallery including both digital and traditional worksIn the Darkroom #11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
John in the Window by jonniedee Bw 052 by PhotographyBi
No favours by Image-heart
Grey prevails by AmandaBlack Black and White Film by EV-Divine
Untitled by jacob-risenhoover
Not spoilt, just not perfect by LunaWingz Ghostly Tree by Candied-Monster
I feel stupid and contagious by katworks
Photography Troubleshooting: BackgroundsThis series of articles aims to answer the questions of Photographers on deviantART who have burning issues with their cameras. Have an issue? Leave a comment at the end of the article and we'll do our best to help you figure out the answer. Additionally if you have information that could help someone out - let us know!Photography Troubleshooting: Backgrounds3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"From when I used to do photography what I struggled with most was the backgrounds, I wanted to focus in on the objects and then I'd take it to my tutors and they'd go "it's nice but the background is your desk, or your bookshelf" Unless I'm shooting on an infinity curve I struggle to 'see' appropriate backgrounds for my set up..." FionaCreates
"Hi FionaCreates, backgrounds can either be a part of the photograph or apart from it (I'm quite pleased with what I did there ).
Many still life images, particularly in a 'studio' o
Project Educate: The Traditional Still LifeProject Educate: The Traditional Still Life3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Still Life shots are few and far between in this modern era with Photoshop
becoming a vastly popular tool to soften images with and more materials becoming available to make Still Life something adventurous and different. So it was an extremely nice surprise when I stumbled across Somebody--else's gallery to find that there were some good wholesome traditional shots there - with a few modern touches to finish it off. Somebody--else agreed to be interviewed so that I might find out a bit more...
What area of Still Life Photography do you gravitate towards the most and why?
I don't really have a preference, maybe a tiny one for flowers and books as we can use those in many ways.
What do you find are the challenges of staging your photographs to achieve still life shots?
For me, the biggest challenge while staging photographs is to be able to
The Founders of Impressionism - RenoirThe Founders of Impressionism - Renoir3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As part of deviantART's Art History Project, Topicality and yours truly have prepared news articles regarding Impressionism, an art movement from the 19th Century whose main characteristic is the presence of tin yet visible brush strokes to create shapes that compose an image.
Today we bring you Pierre-August Renoir's biography, one of the biggest representatives of the style.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Born in Limoges on February 25 1841, Renoir was the sixth child of a working class family. In his youth he had a job at a porcelain factory, where people noticed his artistic talent and was chosen to paint designs on fine china. He also painted fans and religious hangings for missionaries.
At that time, Renoir often visited the Louvre, where he studied the work of the French Masters, dreaming of one day becoming one and having his art on those very same walls.
He began studying art in 1862 under Charles Gleyre in Paris, where he m
Back to Fractal Class - WinnersOur "Back to Fractal Class" contest was amazing! There were hundreds of entries. Here are the results:Back to Fractal Class - Winners4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Congratulations to our first place winner...alien-dreams
1st Place:18 month premium membership to deviantART.2,000 devPoints.dA Nomad Bag!Feature in communityrelations Blog.Special pack of fractal parameters by Mobilelectro, Jimpan1973, SuicideBySafetyPin, Fiery-Fire, MichealFaber, Platinus, esintu, lindelokse and HalTenny.For Apophysis user only: TsukinoHikari20 will write a tutorial for the winner. (This means the winner can give her any param they want, and she will write a tutorial from that and hand the files over to them for them to post up as their own.)30x40
Nom Nom #3ChickenNom Nom #33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chicken sandwich by patchow
Beer and Battered Chicken by BTDubbs
chicken sandwich 2 by fatal-complexes
Chicken and bacon by tirilirene
Roasted chicken fillet and pasta by brunettitude
Aubergine fettuccine with herb chicken stake - 02 by aldraco
Fried Chicken 3 by Bigpanther
Inside scoop on CatherineMcGrathInside scoop on CatherineMcGrath3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the fifth in my weekly news article "The inside scoop"! I am
going to feature individuals that I have come across around dAmn and
the forums who are not as well known. It's time to give them some
The interview is comprise of three parts Serious business, All about the art and Just for fun!
So what is the inside scoop on CatherineMcGrath?
Tell us something we may not know about you?
My late Auntie Betty was the first person who inspired me to try fantasy art.
What topics are you passionate about?
Animal cruelty, the Northern Irish troubles and the Environment.
What makes you the happiest?
Seeing a painting develop into something you can be proud of, My family and taking care of my pets.
PE - S and R Artist Interview CasseopeiaArt:iconcassiopeiaart: CassiopeiaArt and CAStock Is where you will find UK based, Swedish fantasy artist Cathrine cooking up her delightful and stunning artworks and inspirational stock resources. We caught up with her as part of our Project Educate Stock and Resources week to find out just what stock means to her as an artist and stock provider!PE - S and R Artist Interview CasseopeiaArt3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You've been a photomanipulator on DeviantART for some time now, what or who first influenced you in the art world, and how has that impacted your own work?
I've always had a keen interest in art and painting since very young, and I've always had a love for fantasy and fairytale themed images when I was painting and drawing, but my love for photo manipulation and digital art in general happened about 6 years ago when I came across a Photoshop magazine by coincidence. When I saw the amazing photographs were used to create such fantastic artworks I knew that it was exactly what I wanted to learn to do. Ever since then I worked hard o
August 2011 Resources DD Summary:iconcommunityrelations:August 2011 Resources DD Summary4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
August 2011 welcomed a new team member to communityrelations with the tipping of Dan-Heffer's hat! Please go show him some love and affection because of all the stuff he's been doing for the Resources Gallery!!
In other news, Fractal Resources Fridays has begun!! We've teamed up with SuicideBySafetyPin to highlight some of deviantART's best Fractal Resources every Friday!! Watch for some AWESOME Fractal Resources Daily Deviations every Friday!
Congratulations to JRCnrd for being chosen as the Resource Artist of the Month! Treat yourself to some time with his helpful tutorials and other res
Project Educate: Artistic Nude + Fetish RecapThis journal contains mature content. For ease of access we've started to put all of the previous Project Educate articles into the relevant folders within our gallery. This means that if you want to read up on a certain topic that has been covered during Project Educate, you can head over and find it really quickly. Within People & Portraits there are several sub-categories that are managed by specific Community Volunteers, one of these is Artistic Nude. You should direct all of your Artistic Nude Photography suggestions towards Nyx-Valentine rather than a general photography CV such as myself or 3wyl Additionally, Nyx-Valentine covers the Fetish Photography Galleries, so again, direct your suggestions to her.Project Educate: Artistic Nude + Fetish Recap3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Artistic Nude Recap
The Jerry to my MenThis is going to seem like a very stupid and ~emotional~ journal, but stfu because idgaf and you have gifs to look at.The Jerry to my Men3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jen (ScENeYmE to those of you who are unacquainted with our little corner of dA) joined the communityrelations team a couple of months after I did two years ago. She was all cute and adorable, but just a little weird like
Which is good, because we all know what I'm like...
So we made an excellent pair and had a series of hilarious experiences and adventures. No documentation of these exist, so you'll have to imagine them with the help of these gifs...
srsly. We were a great pair, like you wouldn't believe.
And we discovered we were TV soul mates, which was good because it meant that we didn't have any of those ever-awkward moments of
All in all, we were awesome. But then suddenly I'd been on the team for a year and had to step down and pass on my hat. It was a shocking moment for us both.
But we struggled through, after a brief period of gloom and general ang
Stock Provider Interview - SenshiStock:iconSenshistock: SenshiStock Is where we all go for our fix of leotard-wearing, extreme pose making, sailor moon crazy stock providers! As part of our Stock & Resources Project Educate week, we located Sarah amidst her collection of leotards and made her answer our questions.Stock Provider Interview - SenshiStock3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What were your first artistic influences, and did they have a hand in the development of your resources?
My first artistic influence for stock art were the girls from Lisajen-stock Their account was pretty much my go-to place to look for pose reference when I first learned about stock on DeviantART because they sometimes wore outfits that showed the arms and legs really clearly. Their stock was the best I could find for pose reference and even though it was helpful, I started to get really eager and antsy to find references that had less clothing on. I turned to nude stock for a while (I think mjranum-stock showed up around then and that was also awesome), but I decided it would just be e
Project Educate: Critique Night RoundupCritique night was excellent - with some wonderful photos being shared and lots of positive and constructive feedback given. Thanks to everyone who turned out and supported!Project Educate: Critique Night Roundup3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feeding by bibarry
What's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantARTArt on the RiseWhat's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantART2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is a bustling and active community, and with the high volume of artwork submitted on any given day, it can be easy to miss something. In fact, it's common for artwork to go viral across the Web or get a spike of traffic days, months, or even years after it was originally submitted.
Our new “What’s Hot” browse mode surfaces artwork that’s receiving a recent increase in exposure, regardless of when it was submitted.
A New Way To Surface Artwork
We often see artwork gain a lot of attention across the Web (after being shared on blogs, social sites, etc.), but by the time this recognition occurs, our search engines don't consider it when displaying recently "Popular" deviations. The new "What’s Hot" mode is built to celebrate these surges of exposure.
What's Hot vs. Popular
The content of the “What’s Hot” page uses an algorithm that reflects what artwork has recently garnered attention, regardless of when it was subm
DeviousnessSo, I spent the weekend in denial and pretty much hiding out from my message center. Watching the message count just go up and up sitting here goingDeviousness4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I still don't really understand what is going on, and am more than a little
I woke up to eight texts on Thursday morning, screaming at me to get on dA. Honest to god, my first thought was that the DD I'd set had caught fire and was somehow burning everyone's computers. And I was freaked out like
Luckily there was a text from BeccaJS saying something about congratulations and Deviousness and I was just totally
So I jumped onto my laptop. Then I was totally just like
And ScENeYmE was her helpful self and just sat there while I kinda freaked out a little like
I'm completely shocked and speechless over receiving Deviousness. Thank you all so much, for all of your lovely comments and messages, favourites and watches! I'm completely undeserving, but I appreciate the support more than I can possibly tell you, but kinda like
Win 1 full colored character (CLOSED)Hey Guys! I do have to say I've been inspired by :iconIzka197: to do giveaways. Maybe twice a month but this month. I'm only going to do one. Entering is simple!!!Win 1 full colored character (CLOSED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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You Must Favorite this Journal
Comment with anything!!!
Fave one of these pictures if you haven't already!
Anybody can enter!!!! Simple stuff right!
Win 1 full colored character!!!!
Only open till January, 22. 12:00 p.m. my time
Only Drawing Humans!!!!!!!!
If you have any spare points that are burning a whole in your pocket. Please donate to :iconGivesawaypoints: I am trying to give more premium memberships and points to people. Thank You if you do. Even 1 point. You will make a difference.
Model Horse Photo Show! UPDATE!That's right, Wyld-Spirit is going to be holding a photo show!Model Horse Photo Show! UPDATE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The show will be HALTER ONLY. In other words, no performance, showmanship, costume, etc classes
...BUT there will be some FUN and THEMED classes!
You may use existing photos already in your gallery
Up to TWO entries per class, unless I have more than TEN entrants
When submitting your piece, please use the following format in your Artist's Comments:
For Wyld-Spirit's photo show
[Bullet; Purple] Submit your entries to me via comment on this journal [Bullet; Purple]
[Bullet; Purple] You may use any brand of model horse! Breyer, Peter Stone, Schleich, Safari...etc. OF or CM! [Bullet; Purple]
[Bullet; Purple]And Remember: The quality of the photo DOES matter! If I cannot clearly see the horse [photo is blurry, etc...], I cannot
RTWS Grand Opening Show CLOSED FOR JUDGINGATTENTION! THE COMPETITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED BY TWO WEEKS, IT WILL NOW END ON THE 16TH FEBRUARY 2012!!!RTWS Grand Opening Show CLOSED FOR JUDGING4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to Run The World Stables. A new stable on the block with some fantastic horses already. The show is to celebrate the Grand Opening of RTWS and to popularize our stable more. Competitors' horses are welcome to stay in the Guest Barn, and if necessary, can stay in the main house with Mason and Damian. The competition will be taking place over 5 days - all on RTWS grounds - and an after party in the main house on the evening of the last day.
To enter one of the classes, please fill out this form below and note us with it, prior to the event:
Once you have noted us with the form, we will reply with your show number, which must be visible in your entry.
Training and Arrival pictures will give you extra points.
ALL pictures do not require a back
SOFT AND BEAUTIFUL.... WINTER APPROACHES...SOFT AND BEAUTIFUL.... WINTER APPROACHES...8 months ago in Personal More Like This
black lake by arbebuk
The Dawn by Hermetic-Wingsthe answer my friend by EintoeRnSeaport by Canankk
misty morning by FersyA World Waits by BrightStar2Connecting by vabserk
Si muova un lembo d'aria... by martaraffRedemption by amiejo
Far...far... by MartaCGlow by LindelCaineZig zag... by MartaC
tekilbirincisahis by MistyTableauStrand Dynamik by mARTinimalGuardian Of The Brightness by KrzysztofJedrzejak