Make Your Own Scenario: CLOSED!Make Your Own Scenario: CLOSED!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
About the Contest:
Winners will be announced tonight! Thanks to everyone for taking part!
EDIT: Just in case I wasn't clear, what I meant was, if you do art, the picture has to tell a story. You don't have to write a story with it if the picture showed it (for example this one shows a story: http://everscript.deviantart.com/gallery/31842508#/d5l5xj3 You don't really know what's going on, but you know that Yuki and Kai are looking at something on Kerie's phone. It's telling a story.) Does that make is clearer to you guys? This contest is not only literature, it's also art. I'll actually prefer art submissions just because I think they'll be more fun to interpret, but that's up to you guys.
Deadline: Opens December 1st, 2012, and closes February 28th, 2013. Extensions will only be granted if more than three people ask for it.
Here are the rules:
Why you should never aim for perfectionThere are a few simple things about the pursuit of perfection that are easy to forget, so here's a healthy reminderWhy you should never aim for perfection5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Rule 1. Nobody - and i mean NOBODY is "perfect". Ever.
Rule 2. See rule 1.
Perfection is boring
Perfection is hard edges and rules and disapproval of anything not deemed to be perfect.
Art isn't created from perfection, nor is it created by perfect people. Art is messy, chaotic and curious, it has quirks and mood swings and tantrums, just like its messy, chaotic and moody creators. Art is a reflection of all of this wonderful, beautiful chaos and no two people ever conceptualize a single piece of art in quite the same way, so perfection is ultimately impossible.
Aiming for perfection is aiming for disillusionment, frustration and goals never met. Aiming for perfection is comparing yourself to others and feeling disappointment because you aren't them - you are YOU.
Its time to throw the word "perfection" out of the artistic window an
SHOWCASE TRADITIONAL FEATURE. BURSTING WITH COLOURSHOWCASE TRADITIONAL FEATURE. BURSTING WITH COLOUR1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Lady Of Autumn by Bobby-castaldi-art Fire with ballpoint pen by Dry89
The Edge by PMucks Cowgirl by abcartattack Famke Janssen as the Phoenix from X-Men by Ninjificus
Bouquet Of Marilyn by RGlaze Nouvelle by Cas-Productions
Fairy Tale Feature #3"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."Fairy Tale Feature #31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Once upon a time in midwinter, when the snowflakes were falling like feathers from heaven, a queen sat sewing at her window, which had a frame of black ebony wood. As she sewed she looked up at the snow and pricked her finger with her needle. Three drops of blood fell into the snow. The red on the white looked so beautiful that she thought to herself, "If only I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood in this frame."
A year later the king took himself another wife. She was a beautiful woman, but she was proud and arrogant, and she could not stand it if
Why Borderlands Worked.The original Borderlands is one of my favourite video games, so much so that it inspired me to return to writing futuristic science fiction science fiction, something which I hadn’t done since the 90s. It was a real breath of fresh air after the endless waves of grim, brown, cover-based-shooters and Call of Duty wannabes.Why Borderlands Worked.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Having played through both Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel, I’m not entirely sure that either Gearbox or 2K really knew themselves why Borderlands worked, because both additional entries into the canon failed to grab me in the same way.
Here are the reasons why I thought Borderlands was great, and why it’s sequels weren’t.
1: The opening.
There are very few games that set the scene as perfectly as this. In just under 2 minutes, you know everything you need to: Going by that weird dog-thing, Pandora is an alien planet. The crusty looking billboard suggests it’s a frontier world which p
Timelapse VideoHello allTimelapse Video5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still alive. I know I have not been very active here lately. My daytime work has been ridiculously busy for the past month or so and that wont change for the foreseeable future. Still, could be worse I guess......
Just wanted to pop in briefly to announce that I have completed my first ever timelapse video. If you have followed my work for a while you will know that one of my favorite places to go and image the night sky from is Mt Buffalo near where I live in Australia. I recently put together a collection of timelapse sequences from Mt Buffalo that I have gathered over the past few years. This is my first go at putting together a video like this. I'm much more comfortable just doing still images. I hope you enjoy it.
As always, please feel free to share and make sure you watch in Full HD for best quality.
a cool comic from a deviantartist on kickstarterhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1627457613/ghostblade-volume-1-by-wlopa cool comic from a deviantartist on kickstarter11 months ago in Personal More Like This
i got pointed towards it and asked to share this...
looks damn good. give it a look !
My Daily Deviation HighlightsWell, some of you may be aware of the Daily Deviation Highlights chain going around.My Daily Deviation Highlights3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I got tagged by Tagged by Astrikos who was tagged by pulbern who was tagged by Farand who was tagged byRhynWilliams.
I suppose I'll do what Astrikos did and quote Mrs-Durden:
"Welcome to a Community Volunteer project in which we will be highlighting our favourite Daily Deviations featured within the recent weeks! We would like to encourage the community to join in on this project by simply going through the Daily Deviations Page and collecting some of their favourite pieces of art within a journal titled "My Daily Deviation Highlights"! We hope this project will help spread awareness and love for Daily Deviations and our fellow deviant artists!"
I know, personally, I don't always check out DDs every day. This is a great way to promote art and artists alike.
Working With Minimal Detail, Closed!The contest is now closed; thanks to everyone for participating! After doing final checks on the prize list, seeing if everyone is still able to contribute what they were listed for, etc, the entries will be judged and the results posted!Working With Minimal Detail, Closed!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In celebration of the rapidly approaching 2000 Member Milestone, PayPal-Commissioners will be holding a contest, as per the results of this poll.
Theme: "Working From Minimal Detail"
More often than we realize, artists are faced with "that one client" who either can not or will not provide you enough detail for you to confidently work. Most of the time, artists can really take these details and run with them, creating beautiful and meaningful works of art from a few simple, often generic, traits.
We realize that not every artist's area of expertise is in humanoids. We will provide three sets of details. One for animal forms, one for anthropomor
Progressive Tuesday Theme #5: The ChildrenA Journal in Colour by: niklin1Progressive Tuesday Theme #5: The Children3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
What's in there? by mkozal
A Syrian In Istanbul by Canankk Instant 1093 by SUDOR
Street Photography color 133 by sagi-k
Me And My Shadow by MARX77zoo by myraincheck
child by pigarot
Autumn Fairy by pavboq
94 by sevron
Jesus Wins? by tanya-n
boy orange by hersley
Angry Little Princess by MARX77
Untitled by e-l-a-n-i
Instant 401 by SUDOR
Grapes For Free by Canankk
Market girl by PatrickMonnier
Limelight by Suds344
Growing Opportunities by Vermontster
Ballerina by IFedorovskaya
June 20th, 2014I pretty much want to eat everyone's face right now, but trust me, it's me, not you... except for that one guy who's spamming the publication that I had to actually block. You know you're a douche when the professional thing for an editor to do is to block you so they don't keep getting your spam along with every other editor you have somehow acquired the email of.June 20th, 20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm way too irritable to do any real work right now (I may actually eat someone's face if I have to deal with WordPress right now), so here's some eye-candy:
Molestine XDso I have been seeing these things on Da recently.. something called Moleskine...Molestine XD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and i never knew what it was until my friend told me it was like a sketchbook.
so what is so special about it?
well clearly people drew stuff in it with markers and with copics, some even with acrylics so it must have some really high quality paper.
so my husband and i, on our way to my parents house for the Easter, came across a bookstore that sold these. so we decided to give them a try
also lol inside they even have the-- if found return to.. and reward.. lol i just couldn't resist putting something far more valuable XDDD
and wow.. I'll be damned, the paper looked really thin, but it never bled over to the other side O_O IM GONNA MOLEST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS MOLESKINE. with markers of course XD
oh and also.. Easter was a blast spent with family.
my hubby drew me a Vlad on one of the eggs, so ofc i had to return a favour by drawing Ally on his XDDD
Five Years Plan To Become An ArtistDear Aspiring Artist:Five Years Plan To Become An Artist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is my advice. Think of it as a five-year plan:
Take whatever courses you find the most interesting.
Study closely the work of the Old Masters.
Stop making art that originates only from your own imagination.
Stay with one technique until you perfect it.
On any given day, always be in the middle of reading a book. When you finish one, start the next. Fiction, nonfiction, biographies, autobiographies, history, science, psychology, or how to build a kite. Anything but go easy on the comic books.
Buy and read the first 6 pages of newspaper every day and also the editorial commentaries. Skip the entertainment section. Su Doku is fine. Do the crossword puzzle.
Fill up a sketchbook every month with pen or pencil drawings of the world around you, not from your imagination.
Buy a book on figure drawing. It's the only art book you will ever need.
Until you can draw an accurate portrait of someone, you don’t know how to draw.
Stay away from the airbrush. You'll
And then there was this...steampunk goodnessUpdateAnd then there was this...steampunk goodness4 years ago in Personal More Like This
25th Jan 2012
And then there was this
I am guilty of not immediately appreciating the effort and talent that goes into 3D modelling, but in my opinion this steampunk music machine is fantastic.
15th Jan 2012
Just a quick update to show you what the wonderfully talented stagehand007 created in Cinema4D and dedicated to me.
This came about after a conversation we had about the old vintage bubblegum machines that they had in department stores once upon a time.
Later this year I will start incorporating some 3D work into the Photoshop/Illustrator classes that I teach and Stagey has been directing me towards helpful books and information.
Stagey is a generous friend and an invaluable dA community member.
Go check out his fab gallery and show him some love.
3rd Jan, 2012
Hello my lovely deviant friends.
It's summer holidays down here in Aussie and there has been plenty of
BLURRING THE LINES:iconTheFavouriteShowcase: :iconTheFavouriteShowcase: :iconTheFavouriteShowcase: :iconTheFavouriteShowcase:BLURRING THE LINES4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this Showcase i'm going to try to show just how close Traditional Art and Photography can come to merging.
In the Traditional Art world this would be called Hyper Realism, something i personally strive for (still a ways off yet!), and in the world of Photography i suppose it would be Photo Manipulation (i'm still a mega beginner in Photography!)
Both these forms of art are on the extreme side, at least i think so; and naturally anything on that end of the scale will not appeal to everyone, sometimes only a minority, BUT, it will draw your eye to it and be noticed, and as an artist; apart from satisfaction in our work; isn't that what we want and strive for?
Ground cinnamon by Q-Le :th
Artist Feature: heARTs and Valentines DayTo celebrate the holiday, an artist feature of wonderful work, plus one of my own because it's all about the love. Check out these amazing artists and make your heART beat faster!Artist Feature: heARTs and Valentines Day2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Romance by ArtisticKitYou are not alone by SallyGipsyPunk
Helen and Jack [commission] by VyndicareHappy (?) together by HendrikHermans
Love is a B... by abcartattackAfter Millais by Offering
Rhiannon - Maker of Birds by DriPointMiss Inspiration by JoanLlado
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? by Badusev
Metering, in simple termsSpot, Centre Weighted, or Evaluative MeteringMetering, in simple terms2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Which is best?
It’s a trick question. The answer is “whichever one is best for the type of photograph you want to take” - and every type of photography is different.
Here’s a quick run-down on the differences:
Evaluative or Matrix metering (for landscapes and such)
This type of metering divides the scene up into zones, then analyzes each zone for highlight and shadow. It then takes an average for all the zones and determines the exposure based on that figure.
Center-weighted metering (for portraits)
Center-weighted metering gives the most importance to the light that is concentrated in a circular area in the center of the frame (like a person’s face). The corners are given much less importance, though they are usually included to a small degree in the calculation.
Spot metering (for small subjects – like birds )
Spot metering measures the light in a small part of the sc
Witches of East End Contest WinnersWitches of East End Contest Winners1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In our Witches of East End Contest, we challenged you to illustrate a scene or element from one of Edgar Allan Poe's classic tales: "The Black Cat," "The Tell-Tale Heart," or "The Raven." The Creative team behind the Witches of East End have hand-picked three winners, with the top winner earning a spot for their artwork in the upcoming season finale of Witches of East End! Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations, winners!
HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO MEDON'T PANIC!HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO ME2 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so a slew of questions that i am pummelled with made me do this.
so here we go.
WHO IS YOUR DADDY AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
i am stjepan sejic, a comic and videogame artist designer 3d modeller illustrator, and a comic writer.
yeah... i have a few hobbies XD
in my career i have drawn the following comics
kade sun of perdition, my first comic book outing
darkness levels 1 issue
first born event 3 issues
witchblade.. 30 +issues
broken trinity 3 issues
angelus 6 issues angelus pilot season 1 issue
first born aftermath 1 issue
artifacts about 15ish issues
aphrodite 9 8 issues and going!
and a crapton of covers
dynamite entertainment , a crapton of covers
zenescope entertainment a crapton of covers
marvel a bunch of covers
comics i draw and write
ravine- epic fantasy 1 issue out, 2 about to be published
teen witchblade, adventure/comedy being finished, and issue 1 will be posted here
Introducing the New Gallery Framed PrintIntroducing a Sleek New Framing OptionIntroducing the New Gallery Framed Print2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We are proud to announce the Gallery Frame, our newest addition to an already stellar line of Prints Shop products.
Artistic Craftsmanship, Incredible Prices
Made from 100% recycled materials, these new frames are available in three different color options and come with a clear, acrylic face to keep your art in perfect, archival quality for years to come.
Great Prices, Starting under $25!
DeviantART's new Gallery Frames are an alluring yet durable option for collectors looking to preserve the art they love. In addition to its elegant design and protective qualities, Gallery Frames are also our least expensive framing option, ranging from about $25 to $75! Classy art at reasonable prices. That means you can get a fine art archival quality paper print with a frame starting at just
Weekly FeaturesHey guys, how are you?Weekly Features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here we go again.. another week, more features.
Help us ---> We want MOL to become a supergroup. Help us by donating here: donation poll. Thanks.
Have a great week.
Warm Glow by John-Peter The Blacksmith Shop - OIL PAINTING by AstridBruning Stephen Amell by Amro0 For sale original - Time Square - Watercolor by nicolasjolly Love by kikicri88 Playtime by CathleenTarawhiti Apocalypse by Acrylicdreams Lady Mechanika V by J-Skipper Victoriana Intelligent Zombie by ScottPurdy Jam by MissJamieBrown Monster Drink by JuanCharles Splish Splash by drawitout Anne Boleyn -Queen of England by DavidDeb Angelus by CursedOnez Align by graffitica Polkovnik (Colonel) by nik159 Ancient Red Dragon Ragorath by luffie Balthasar and Andromeda 2013 by Dedasaur A Painting of Luna Lovegood by jht888 Sunset by SomberNocturna :thumb384710045: Three's A Crowd by Earleywine A Warm Welcome To Hell by mtomsky Offence Taken by FilipeHattori Fly! by xXIvanaNWXx She owns you by AlMaNeGrA Konjoyn'd by PeteHamilton Snow Environments by TFsean Mountains of whisper by Pyrogas-Artworks Sacred by Ellixus Evil Robot Invaders by bergamind Dead Pixels Promo by Grimbro Wildflowers 1 - Hoary Alyssum by zaphotonista 5 Paintball by Gimaldinov
Themed Feature - When we grow upThemed Feature - When we grow up7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to another themed feature!
No matter how much I enjoy laughing and smiling people, especially children, I am captivated by these darker and melancholic moments. They can tell so many stories.
Pensiveness by cachealalumiere
sorrow by RENOPHOTO rose II by JoaGna
Karadenizden Portre 5 by onurtr
School of Hard Knocks by InayatShah Children's Innocence by Theoteom
HideAway by Degenetron
portrait by MartaSyrko