The Darkest Hour: A feature from Mental-HealthDid you know?The Darkest Hour: A feature from Mental-Health3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Approximately 800,000 suicide deaths occur every year around the world. That means someone dies from suicide somewhere in the world every 40 seconds.1 Globally, the incidence of suicide among males is nearly twice that of females.1 In the United States, 1 out of every 5 adults will have a diagnosable mental health concern at some point during their lives.2 A similar statistic is not available for global mental health. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that mental illness is a sizable burden on our planet, and it is one that receives low priority and few resources for treating and/or preventing it. Did you know that, in 85 countries, there is only, at best, 1 psychiatrist for every 100,000 people? It's time to make the world start paying attention to mental health concerns. Think globally, act locally: What better place to start than DeviantArt?
Mental illness can be like a dark night of the soul, where it's hard not to lose hope of ever seeing t
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
Tuesday feedback hourUPDATE: Tuesday Feedback Hour for this week is over, but you can still link your traditional artworks to get comments/critiques next week, also, don't forget to check out the features in the bottom of this journalTuesday feedback hour3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We now have an official Tuesday Feedback hour stamp made by Zedna7, it's really awesome! Also, I welcome on board curlandgrazes, who volunteered to help me give you feedback & critique some of your work as well. Also thanks to DeaconStrucktor, who provided interesting links we all might use:
Deviant Guide: Good comments
Deviant Guide: Good responses
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
Favourite Showcase Feature V Hi All! :icontardglompplz:Favourite Showcase Feature V3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please this article so more people can see it.
Check out some amazing art from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
Avatar by ayshafaseeh
Sweet and Sour by VahnKira Donar's Whisper by VikingWidunder Wolf 2012 by ZhaoT
Owl 2 by 7-Year-Bytch CHeeeeetah by narufag Venezia by CamillaMalcus
Kids on Piano by sDoost 'Party Animal' - Tea Party 2 by GreyRadian Siesta In Rostock's Eastern Historic District by BarbaraPommerenke Autumn's Glow by eajna
only silence by bohomaz13 Tears and Lace ... SOLD by graemeb Red Wolf Moon by BaiLang
Syrup and kiwi by dh6art Transient by PutItOnPaper Autumn dance by jogijs
The Messenger Goddess in Oil by daveinaz Jade by SalmaAshraf Vivid Dreams and Fragile Machines by Bihni Hummingbirds - Marquetry by amazoncanvas
A big giant thank you to the amazing deviants and groups who art sponsoring this article! :ico
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
End of the Month Feature 02SEPTEMBER 2014-THE TOP 100 FINEST QUALITY ARTWORKEnd of the Month Feature 029 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Molten Opalescence by jaelise Airport by shadowfoxcreative
nature's form by 7Redhotz Missing the Green by erynlasgalenphotoart
O l d _ D o c k by 4lexandr0s Ullswater Infrared by richsabre
elements by CaveCanem42 Vicentina by AndyMumford
Daybreak by jup3nep im Mondlicht by CaveCanem42
This weekend I painted a large mural in Chinatown!I love painting large and it is always an honor to be asked by a wonderful organization to paint at their space and represent their community visually. This week I was asked to paint a piece in Oakland Chinatown at Lincoln Square. An amazing community center the has droves of smiling people enjoying the giant ship like playgrounds, the expansive b-ball courts, and sword fighting in the lawn bowling court, to name a few. The ages ranges from 1 to 100+ and all the folks were super stoked to see this painting in process. My good friend Christopher Mackessy, ( who took most of the photos for the deviantART Gear Shop,) is also a painter, As well as a teacher. He procured the walls through the community center with the blessings and we spent the last 2 days painting. Many of his students came out and we fitted them with brushes and oversized tee shirts and they went to town with our instruction. With the help of these smiling pint sized 8 year old Picassos we crushed it with a mixtureThis weekend I painted a large mural in Chinatown!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Twenty Under Twenty:iconTheFavouriteShowcase:Twenty Under Twenty3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
is not just any group that lets you submit your deviations. It strives hard to showcase your art and expose your works in the most unique manner possible.
Here is presenting to you one such unique idea that helps you showcase your beautiful art named "The Invisible". So what is this? The Twenty Under Twenty Blog showcases 20 most deserving artworks that have less than 20 faves.
Below is the team of contributors working hard to make 20 under 20 a success
:iconanmeher: :iconSvenjaLiv: :iconBonslyGuy: :icondoyles-slave: :iconKW-Scott: :iconRockinfroggi: :iconpbird12: :iconzakkiya29:
So this week I'm bringing you my selection of the one's that fell through the cracks. Luckily here we arm manning big crane's to hold them up once again
So please, do yourself a favour and look at all their other work while you're there. When you fave a work, try and leave a comment as well: it's often what we want to hear
Creating a Beautiful Fractal ImageThere are so many beautiful fractal images in the art world...Creating a Beautiful Fractal Image2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
...and the ones here at Deviant Art are no exception! The images are as diverse as each person who creates it. I am a lay-person on the subject when it comes to explaining the art itself. Simply put...fractals are based on Mathematical Equations. The how and the why of this explanation still eludes me, but the beauty of the images keep my creating them. For information about the underlying mathematics check this Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractals
This journal will look at the elements that go into creating a beautiful Fractal Image, rather then the complexity of the base mathematics.
I did not come to these thoughts about the "Perfe
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:
A touching note, and my advice on moving forward.AmirBeniz said the following:A touching note, and my advice on moving forward.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I am a High school senior at the moment, and I'm choosing colleges to further develop my inspiration for art.
Right now I'm in a rut to decide which school to go to and how I am to pay for it.
I've been drawing everyday since I was a child but my art hasn't gotten to the professional level, ya know like yours.
What do you think I should do?
Re: Did you go to school for this?
I greatly appreciate note and I can say that I know exactly how you are feeling about the next steps from high school into art land. On your page it says "I am an upcoming artist whom generally started out drawing marvel superhero stick figure comics and grew up wanting to become part of Marvel's team of comic artists." I can honestly say now
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!
The Founder's Favourites - 1st Edition:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello deviants and art lovers!The Founder's Favourites - 1st Edition3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This will be a regular feature, published on my (Egil21) Journal and submitted to TheFavouriteShowcase's Journals Folder http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/34209706 as well.
These works are my Favourites from my +devwatch of :icongroupsplz::iconthefavouriteshowcase:.
This is a group for all, where a great team of Contributors tries to expose your work in various ways and where you can certainly find some favourites too.
Please take a moment to see this collection and enjoy
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones (...).
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Trees were so rare in that country, and they ha
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,
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
The Universal MandalasThe Universal Mandalas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mandalas are a universal symbol found in most of the world's cultures. They are often ritualistic and usually associated with spirituality. They are widely known as Hindu and Buddhist religious symbols but they can also be seen in the sand paintings of many aboriginal nations, in the layout of temples and churches, even in the stained glass rose windows of cathedrals.
While the symbolism behind the mandala is usually the unity and order of the cosmos, they can also represent the integrity of the self. During the more difficult periods of his life, Carl Jung drew a mandala every day. This helped him not only with the development of his own spirit but it also enabled him to refine his great theories of the psyche.
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 Cosplay ContestThe Star of Destiny/Snow Cosplay ContestThe Cosplay Contest4 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 Feature10 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