Features from Week 10Hello!Features from Week 103 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only a week left till the "Norouz" celebration in Persia.. each year we're celebrating the first of spring as the first day of our new year..
so happy Norouz to you all ..
Please List your used tools..
Many, still are not listing mediums in their comments on their work. You will be getting a link to read regarding this. We really hate declining work for such a silly thing but we can't keep asking each and every one what they used. May I remind you that we are nearly 9,000 members. You can imagine the time it takes for us admins.
Also, because the "asking" process may take too long, the works with a listed medium are being accepted faster..
So listing mediums means your artwork will get into our gallery faster than others!
We have also decided to change the Mentors Corner and critique folder a little bit.We've noticed that there are less and less submission to the critique folder. Maybe some don't realize it is there, others may notice that there are n
Art Appreciation 20 Hut Hut Hut - HDR by Wayman Sat in the middle of the giants by emmanueldautriche Madame de Versailles by Morgan-Lou Royal Rainbow by PeterJCoskun IHCC Campus by BrokenChaoz Craters 4 by Applemac12 Peace Lily 3 by Applemac12 Pataua Beach 3 by Applemac12 Wanaka by Applemac12 Wispy by Applemac12 Frogtown Bay by Applemac12 Reflect by Applemac12 For Anna by Applemac12 Pataua Estuary 1 by Applemac12 Lake Dog by BKImages Snow Dog by BKImages :thumb322445381: :thumb321014638: Lavendel by LueDscha Tower of melancholy by miirex Basset hounds in the light by Ksuksa-Raykova The Midnightsun by torivarn Citty in the window by gophers-slipper1 :thumb326621299: l'instant decisif by giosolARTE :thumb326800412: Magical Jade by John-Peter Autumn Portal by John-Peter Frozen Strawberries by PaSt1978 Cotton candy by micecat Autumn is coming by JoaoPhotography :thumb326129015: Drowning into the color haze by anaPhenix :thumb326470193: :thumb325995507: :thumb326414762: Dream in a Dream II by raysheaf Ms. Gunner by poibuts untitled by derlevi :thumb326441492: Was it a dream?? by BlackCocktail Leefly by RoseBone Enjoy the beauty by emmanueldautriche D084 by miobi The Guardians by israelcs The Gravedigger's Daughter by Phatpuppyart-Studios Mournful by Phatpuppyart-Studios no title 118 by ABrito :thArt Appreciation 203 years ago in Personal More Like This
The world of Traditional ArtIntroduction into Traditional ArtThe world of Traditional Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As part of the Project Educate, this article, which is primarily a feature, wishes to bring to your attention some of the most common forms of traditional art. It also includes a short description about each one of them that leads you into the wonderful world of traditional artworks, so you could appreciate the beauty of the examples at their true value.
Traditional Art represents any art created through the use of real media. It is the most known form of art, as well as the oldest one. Below are the most encountered forms of this art. Enjoy!
Body Art is the art made on, with, or consisting of the human body. The most common form of body art are tattoos, but other types include full body tattoo and body
Feature - From Aug. 26 - Sep. 1Feature - From Aug. 26 - Sep. 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Opposites by FlashW Mortal Instruments by AlexandriaDior
Flower dance by Venchico-san Fiery soul by Sunima The Death of Evil Queen by PerlaMarina
Winter Flower by mysolitaryground Paper Dreams by CrisestepArt Outcast by Blackpearls91
The tree of Life by AnnaArmona Smudge by wlop The Astronaut by Devin-Francisco
Memories by moonchild-ljilja four days in Berlin by bohomaz13 Kitchen Sync by CarolineVos
The Scarlet Hour by nina-Y Rain Dance by Phatpuppyart-Studios Oblivious by FictionChick
PhotoHunt by Kate-FoX The Orchestra by AquaSixio
Under My Umbrella...rain is translucent and dreams turns into a rainbow. :iconpouringplz::iconraindanceplz::iconpouringplz:Under My Umbrella2 years ago in Personal More Like This
come goccia by leilalilium La Promenade by Hemicarka Hold My Hand by TellMeWhereItHurts Garden Bridge by rooze23 Waiting by DasJulschn
Umbrellas by Doominowskiy Sunny day by Dreamnr9 Contemplating Summer by Theophilia Umbrellas by CarolynYM Sadetta odotellessa by nei-no Elegant by CarolinaZanelli Rain Rain Go Away by Ark-san Never Say Never by leaair
Summer 2010 by Dreamnr9 Rainy day by Ilona-S Shu Qi by TheWhiteKat Rainy NYC 2 by Wulff-Arts It's raining gliter by Hinagueshi
Vance's storyYea I made a short background story of my OC VanceVance's story4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to CookieZoela, she fixed my awful grammar ;u;
Even at the age of 9 Vance didn't really have an interest in becoming a Pokémon trainer as a matter of fact he didn't even quite like Pokémon as he only cared about playing outside like a typical kid.
One day though Vance asked his dad if he wanted to have a trip, just him, his mom and his dad without bringing their Pokémon with them because he thought that his dad, being a Pokémon ranger and his mom a Pokémon breeder, spent too much of their time with them instead of being with him.
Vance did have a point though for his dad owned a very loyal young treecko, and it refused leave his dad's side, that alone showed how his dad put too much of his passion and interest in his Pokémon. They even had a hard time leaving his father's treecko behind but eventually his dad managed to ask treecko to patiently wait for him as they would only be gone just f
Com. AT: Taking care of your kit. One Week Left!!Hello watercolor friends This is the another installment of an ongoing feature called AquaTips. Members of the club are encouraged to submit tips and techniques they discovered or use to create and enjoy watercolors. Just send a note to the club with "Tip" in the subject line and we will put it into our AquaTips collection. Come together watercolorists, and share the treasure that is our knowledge!Com. AT: Taking care of your kit. One Week Left!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a community AquaTip. That means dA members can answer this question in the comments to share their thoughts so others may learn from their knowledge. So give us a hand and share our knowledge!
Topic: Taking care of your watercolors kit.
How do you keep your brushes in top shape?
How often do you clean your palette?
Where do you store your paper?
Keeping your pans/tubes as good as new
Any useful tip you'd like to add?
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 24BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 24BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 243 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the feature of my deviantARTSupporters group.
But not that ordinary feature...
I decided to show you only BEST works.
Which means: technically perfect, interesting or just original.
:iconlovesplz: TRADITIONAL ART :iconlovesplz:
Quadruple by dh6art:thumb275419084:Children of the Fey by simonpark81Crassula and books by dh6art
:iconlovesplz: DIGITAL ART :iconlovesplz:
Spread Some DA Love, No. 59Spread Some DA Love, No. 59Spread Some DA Love, No. 593 years ago in Personal More Like This
Below is the latest installment of my "favorite faves" -- the best, in my opinion, of works I faved recently. Some of these pieces you have no doubt seen; others you may be viewing for the first time. If you come across something you like please let the artist know -- give them some DA love in the form of faves and comments; also take a look at their galleries -- you might like their work so much you'll want to watch them!
Remember, everyone could use a little more DA love!
(Many of the works shown below are included in the galleries of two groups I recently started. Visit Ugly-Mug-Portraits http://ugly-mug-portraits.deviantart.com/ and Surreal-Landscapes http://surreal-landscapes.deviantart.com/ to view even more incredible art created by very talented DA artists in need of your support!)
Twenty under Twenty:iconthefavouriteshowcase: is a group that not only features the most beautiful favourites, but also helps it's member gets more exposure.Twenty under Twenty3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Twenty under Twenty Features is a project for those members who have artworks with under 20 favourites. And I'm pretty sure we all have them, somewhere hidden in our galleries.
:iconthefavouriteshowcase: opens it's doors wide open to every piece of art the world has not yet seen.
This is the main goal of the Twenty under Twenty Features.
We want to expose the invisibles!
Every week we will feature works that have finally gotten over that twenty fave hump. This is open to everyone and every artistic venue. So submit your work, or suggest a friends, to The Invisible Folder and let us help you make it shine! But don't forget to look around and share the love with the rest of the folder!
These are the contributors that have volunteered their time to ensure your work stands out! Thank you all so much!
More Shutdown News and Google Using YouGOP Keeping the Government ShutdownMore Shutdown News and Google Using You2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What's really frustrating about the government shutdown is that BOTH SIDES want to reopen the government. Republican and Democrats alike want the government to continue to operate. However thanks to a handful of Republican leaders in Congress, things have been set up to basically STOP our government for their political gain.
Basically they've silently changed the way congress works to place the entire power of the shutdown in the hands of the GOP.
I do not think that your average republican is inherently evil or a bad person. There are actually a lot of laws that both Republican and Democrats agree on. But more and more I'm seeing the Republican PARTY start to exercise their ideas independently of their demographic. I mean, the whole point of the government shutdown (according to the Republican Party) was to stop Obamacare. But Obamacare still went into effect because it wasn't part of the budget plan that was actually under discus
Back to School and Accepting CriticismI am sick to death of people bitching to me that I can't accept criticism.Back to School and Accepting Criticism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I'm tired of people thinking that I don't WANT constructive feedback or that I block anyone who "offers" it.
But because I'm tired of writing long defense journals trying to open people's eyes to what I think is noticeable improvement on my part.... we're gonna try something a little different.
I think the best way to tell if I am accepting criticism is to SEE it in action. So this is what I'm gonna do. Each week I am going to post something I'm working on, be it a page from a comic, an illustration, or whatever. I'm gonna start with the pencil sketches and I'm going to allow everyone everywhere to critique it.
But hang on... I don't just want people writing longwinded essays pointing out what's wrong with it and how to improve...
I'm a visual learner and I need to see what I am doing wrong in order to get better. You'll be able to download it and draw on it, resubmit it as a link in a comment, redraw it ent
Government Up and Still Taking CommissionsGovernment Back UpGovernment Up and Still Taking Commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So our government has be reinstated. Only hours before a final default would've gone into effect everyone finally came together and voted to restore our government. The Tea-Party Extremist who spearheaded the shutdown admitted defeat but not that they're going to give up that easily. Remember, this is only the extension that we were originally going to vote on before finally resolving the issue with the budget. So in a few months we're gonna be right back here singing the same song all over again.
Anyway... WE'RE BACK, BABY!
I'm still taking commissions as I mentioned in my previous journal. If you're interested please check it out as it has all the details you need: http://tompreston.deviantart.com/journal/Commissions-still-open-407716229
2260 Points May 2013Hello2260 Points May 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
May Winners .
Don't forget watch and Llama our supporters .
This Time , we will give 2260 Points Reward .
For your information , we saw all of the works, choose the best ones and moved them to " Best Of " Folder and Gave them Rewards .
Every work gets 10 points Reward .
Now let's introduce the winners together :
List of our winners :http://spra1993.deviantart.com/journal/2260-Points-May-2013-377128514
If you see yourself in the list of Winners, please comment below,
SYAC London Contest WINNERS!I meant to say who won the contest before I left for London... but packing up for the trip proved to be more time consuming than I had anticipated. Then I was gone for like 2 weeks, and then another week to get over jet lag and get caught back up again and.. BLAH! I'M REALLY SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG!SYAC London Contest WINNERS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anywhoooo... I can finally reveal the winners to the SYAC London Fanart Contest! YAY!
Visiting Covent Garden
When I saw this piece I was blown away. So much detail, so many characters, and so much personality thrown in here. I love the subtle details of Alex Ze Pirate, Tom, Joe, Tenko, etc all being in the background. Plus Cleo just looks so cute and embarrassed!
Carl and the Lion
This was one of the first entries and what I really enjoyed about it was the personalities being brought out of the characters. Not only does Carl look well rendered, but he's trying to tell the history of th
BIG Cash N Point prize sexy hentai theme contestTHIS INFO IS BETTER!!! READ THIS JOURNAL INSTEAD http://jasperjones323.deviantart.com/art/BIG-CONTEST-Fixed-info-Easier-to-understand-362522950BIG Cash N Point prize sexy hentai theme contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello, i was told to join deviantart because it is a great place to receive arts from other people on the site i joined to enjoy art and i have come across a contest that looks very interesting and i would really like to make a contest like it. If you are interested, this is the contest i found here on deviantart. It looks very interesting. http://bluehairlove.deviantart.com/journal/CONTEST-1stplace-400-or-32-000points-UPDATES-339991521 If you want to try entrting it or even my contest, you are more than welcoem!!
So anyway, My contest.
*If you are going to send me an email with your entry, and just post a preview on deviantart, please send me a message/note on here telling me you sent me a message on my email. I don't check it much.
*Anything that isn't aloud on DA can just be emailed to me! You need to submit some kind of preview to Devia
A rantI've noticed this on the internet for a while, but only in the past 3 years or so has it really exploded.A rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why do people online feel the need to be "marginalized" or "oppressed"? There's this overwhelming current of "I'm special, I'm different than the rest, pay attention to me." This is present in fandoms, blogging, and social media in general. It's like being disadvantaged has suddenly become a thing that people want. It makes no sense to me.
For example, "bronies". Don't get me wrong, I think MLP is great, and I'm a pretty big fan. But I don't call myself a "brony". I don't wrap my identity up in the fact that I watch a cute show. I'm not "breaking societal norms" or "being oppressed by others" because I watch a damn show. It doesn't define me. I've seen bronies online talk about "coming out" to their family and friends about being a brony, and equating it to the struggles of LGBT people's "coming out". This is extremely offensive, whiny, and reeks of privilege.
The Avengers - ReviewHonestly I don't have much to say other than it's just really awesome. You don't need to have seen Captain America, Iron Man 1 and 2, The Hulk, or Thor to understand what's going on, but it most certainly does help.The Avengers - Review3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Avengers is probably one of the most epic movies I have seen since the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Harry Potter. It's up there. It's not perfect, and some moments seem to drag on a bit (mostly around the middle), but every key moment is accentuated properly, every line delivered in such a way that you don't miss out on what's going on, every action scene composed in a way you aren't confused, and overall the whole thing is just a joy to watch.
What's really fun about this movie is that they don't hold back. Ever. Everything you want to see in a movie about the Avengers is pretty much up on this screen. You wanna see Thor and Iron Man duke it out? You got it! You wanna see an army of aliens attacking a city? Got it. You wanna see Tony Stark deliver hilarious banter aga
The Cosplay ContestThe Star of Destiny/Snow Cosplay ContestThe Cosplay Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a contest to make a costume from a character from either of my stories, Star of Destiny and Snow, and show them off!
How To Enter
Once you've made a costume, take two sets of photos of it: the first being of the costume being unworn, possibly laid out as the outfit would be, and the second being the costume being worn at a convention.
Entries MUST be submitted by the person who MADE the costume, unless express permission has been given to the person who is wearing it.
Where To Send Entries
E-mail the photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
All entries must be received by January 31st, 2013 in order to be eligible.
For the winner of the contest, they'll get a choice of one of these prize packages (Certain packages have requirements)
Prize Package #1: An eight year subscription to deviantART. If an entry involves multiple people, the subscription can be split. Subscriptio
CE: Update, Admin Positions, Member FeatureGreetings 'Evolutionites', just a quick bulletin to announce some exciting developments in the works for CE.CE: Update, Admin Positions, Member Feature8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Within the next few weeks, the group will be ungraded again to Super Group in appreciation for our talented contributors and supporters. In addition to better curating, networking, and presenting the artwork included in the group, this update will accommodate a radical new layout and design that is being developed.
Admin Position Openings:
CE wouldn't be what it is without the contributions from the amazing artists that propagate our galleries. As the group continues to grow, CE welcomes any support to thrive and evolve. We're calling on DA and our members to join as admins to help with:
Gallery Suggestions (Submitting other DA artist's work for inclusion)
Blog Writer/Spokesperson/Group Replies
Participators are elevated to admin status and are allotted additional group privileges. To r
PREMIUM / POINTS CONTEST!so i've got a total of 4,000 points to give away, plus a 3 month premium membership.PREMIUM / POINTS CONTEST!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i will pick 3 winners. prizes will be 2000. 1000. 500. with the other 500 split among other contestants.
the premium membership will be decided via poll starting november 12th.
how do you win? you can either
draw / create a picture inspired by 'psychedelic robots'.
this is for you to create however you perceive the phrase. (i do like bright colors)
you can do a portrait of me in any style. a reference would be in my photo folder http://beehivesandbouffants.deviantart.com/gallery/34207236.
i don't want realistic drawings of me, i want crazy, interesting things.
draw / create a picture inspired by 'inner self'.
this is for you to create however you perceive the phrase. (i do like bright colors)
contest starts october 20th, and ends november 10th.
just comment on the journal with a link to your contest submission. i will add them to a folder in my favorites.
i am not judging by skill level, more
Resting Up and Suggestions?Stressed OutResting Up and Suggestions?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I think I need time away from the internet. Both to relax and to brush up on my artwork. I am genuinely sick of all the hate surrounding my namesake online, and when I say "genuinely," I mean it. The stress that the recent resurgence of trolling I've gotten has caused me to be quite ill. I know I shouldn't let what anonymous people on the internet say about me get to me, but it does. I need time to recuperate, to spruce and fix up SYAC, and to get back to a point where I genuinely enjoy drawing again. Right now there's no love or passion in my artwork, and it's mostly because of my defeated attitude: "Why bother, they'll just tear it apart anyway."
That whole "project positive" has been a complete bust too. I failed to live up to the idea, and in the process got really sick. I guess trying to force out a constant positive attitude like that was a mistake.
Still working, plus a surprise!
In the meantime, I have still be
Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!That last journal was a doozie wasn't it? Let's do something fun instead and get our minds out of the muddy waters of art definitions for a minute.Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked to do a mini drawing competition. Kinda like what :iconhumon: just did. So here's a really basic run down of the rules in no way copied and pasted from her journal with minor alterations: j/k
The Drawing Competition:
1. Draw any of TomPreston's characters (SYAC, Alex Ze Pirate, or any smaller groups) in London.
2. Upload the image to your dA gallery.
3. Comment on this journal (or the main Fresh Epics comment box) with a link to your image.
- I'll then +Fav/add to collection it.
- I'll look though the collection and pick the winners.
Winners will get Alex Ze Pirate book 2 and SYAC Book 1, plus posters! YAY!
It should go without saying but parodies, trolling, hate art, or explicit sexual stuff = instant disqualifying. I mean, that should be a given but it needs to be said I suppose.
Deadline: A week from today: May 16th.
Summer FeatureThank you for everything!Summer Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keep making beautiful art
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