Just a little reminderJust a little reminder
Some may love you,
Some may hate you,
And some may make you,
And do better.
Trolls will test you,
Haters will deject you,
But friends will support you,
When you fall,
When you rise,
And when you shine.
So through it all,
Through thick and thin,
Through heartache and adversity,
Never ignore who you are,
Never lose sight of who you want to be,
And never forget those who helped you along the way,
Become a better you.
Thanks for the support everyone
Thank your watchers for their support. Thank your group members for their contributions. Thank your watchees for producing beautiful works. There's a lot of thanks to go around especially in light of the last journal's little incident.
Spread the love (it's almost Valentine's Day )
ARTGERMINATION - My Digital Art ChatroomARTGERMINATION - My Digital Art Chatroom3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many people has asked me about the rationale behind my nickname - Artgerm in many occasions. To me it is more than just a nick, it is actually my mission statement in my art journey, which I would like to see people get "infected" by my works and inspire them to create art. I've been drawing for the past 20 years, in which 16 years in digital medium. Art has already been part of my life long time ago - it is my passion, my profession and my life. Although majority of my time has been devoted to the commercial projects and my family and leave me very little time to impart my art knowledge to others outside of my studio, my mission statement has never and will never change.
As a result, I've decided to setup a deviantArt chatroom recently called Artgermination for all digital art discussions, which I put in a good amount of my time daily to interact with other dA members, sharing with them my journey in art and con
We can all be teachersI have a handful of comments, notes, and emails that I've never reply to because I could never find the right words to express my sentiments properly and would rather not spoil a perfectly good moment with my nonsensical banter. Instead, I keep these comments, notes, and emails marked to occasionally read over them again.We can all be teachers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is one of them:It took me a while to decide to take a look at your website. And I did it today, when I was feeling like a complete fool and incompetent, on the brink of giving up my efforts with photography altogether. I have no ideas and I feel that my work just looks ridiculous and amateurish, so I should give up, right?
And then I read this "Don't get discouraged: If you're having a hard time, it's not because you're dumb or incompetent, it's because you're trying to do something hard! Failure happens for a reason. If it was easy, everyone would be super skilled at it already."
It couldn't have come at a better time. Your words of encouragement meant for an
creature feature contest [closed]Jan. 2nd 2012: This Contest is now Closed!creature feature contest [closed]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
view entries here http://kuschelirmel.deviantart.com/favourites/46823621
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT! click here!
Thank you to everyone who participated and thank you to the judges, whose work will begin tonight (I'll send you a note) - it's going to be tough, so please be patient while we look at all your entries to determine the winners!
Dragons, unicorns, fairies, werewolfs, demons, trolls, vampires, centaurs, gnomes, angels, medusa, aliens, mermaids and -men, creatures from legends, weird hybrids made out of two different species, creatures with mechanical parts added - all of these have one thing in common: they don't exist. BUT they can be created in photomanipulations out of multiple images.
So show us your Creature Feature* and win!
*To enter this contest, please read this journal thoroughly - I
My upcoming contest! + Any prize donations?The "official" journal about the contest will be submitted when the contest starts on Jan 29th. This one's purpose is help with a list of contest prizes.My upcoming contest! + Any prize donations?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THEME: an artwork of your animal friend
A bit of info to get you interested (or not): your pet, your family's pet or simply an animal you're closely connected to and like very much (like that special horse of your granddad's you like very much and love to ride for example), can be any animal, artwork can be b&w, in color, or both, a portrait, full body, you can be creative and original as you want, but your pet should be in focus, you can also enter with artwork of your an animal that isn't alive anymore. Always wanted to draw your dog named Rex with whom you spent so many wonderful years together, but somehow never actually got to finally draw him? Now's a good time.
CATEGORY: Traditional Art only (drawing, painting, mixed media, scratchboard, etc.)
Contest donations needed! Is there anything you want to d
Photography feature - Top 500 August (2011)Fav this news if You like it.Photography feature - Top 500 August (2011)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Light Painting with TutorialsPainting With LightLight Painting with Tutorials2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source. It's a fun technique to dry out on a warm dark night For more information on light paintings or for tutorials, just Google around; it's a pretty popular and well documented technique. A quick search gives me: http://www.diyphotography.net/painting_with_light (if you prefer written tutorials) and http://lightpaintingphotography.com/light-painting-tutorials/jason-d-page/orb-techniques/ (if you prefer video tutorials). A tutorial for light painting with portraiture is also available on my website: http://jfotography.net/tutorials-light-painting-with-portraiture.php
Some wonderful examples of light painting
hoop test 2 by Kimbell Keltenknoten by derJake
Sanuk Variation by Kaalam :thumb1624
forgotten placesforgotten places1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Nobody home #2 by SylveryFox patremoine by shitpitcher
Caru cu Bere by Reiep History is His Story HDR by ISIK5 Everything is New 7 by RodrigoMonteiro
discovering of forgotten by PatiMakowska *H a g i a S o p h i a* by erhansasmaz magnificent(update) by SoFantasia
dizziness by PatiMakowska Beauty of the past by PatiMakowska Lost Memories by PatiMakowska
The candles aren't lit for you by JanneO Sweet dreams... by Murderdoll17 The hall by roman-gp
Stairs 1, 2 or 3? by the-black-swan portal by PatiMakowska The Planning Mill HDR Workshop by mojomagmajo
A long way by Matthias-Haker way back by SoFantasia Left or right? by the-black-swan
Of color and decay by bubus666 Urban Decay2 by grigjr Chemical* by PatiMakowska
climacophoby by phoelixde Behind the Mirrors by phoelixde
Three Rooms by EYELIGHTZONE
Service Included by ZeEnigMa glimpse of the past by phoelixde
Stairwell by RalfB
The Last Escape by stengchen Jail House Blues by stengchen Villa Collina by thebrokenview
Road to Transfiguration by JanneO In The Eye by PatiMakowska Silent Devotion by AbandonedZone
once I was a dancefloor by Ditze The Medieval Fortress - HDR by vxside Mold And Mortar HDR Workshop by alex-cataclysm
Mesmerize by Karakuji beelitz II by Dave-Derbis :bigt
Challenge 4: Yellow - TOP 5Dear all friends,Challenge 4: Yellow - TOP 52 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sorry for late result but we have more entries this time, and even more amazing works .
With a lot of entries therefore it took me while to choose top 5. This time, so many good entries with great concepts. It's really hard for me to pick 5 only.
I don't pick the top 5 base on drawing skills only but also the concept of their entries. But there were more than 20 entries I want to pick as winners :C. But don't worry, we will have more challenges in future.
I think there are too many good entries, top 5 are not enough actually. We call it top 5 but actually I think there are at least top 20 or more, since this time, so so many lovely entries . How about giving out top 10 in next challenge (when we have enough point again, yes). People will get 100 points each, less points but more people who will get it. How do you think about it? Because I think actually this is not a contest, it's just a little challenge for fun and a reason to draw more, practice mo
Anatomy BooksCan anyone recommend any really good anatomy books, I've heard of them, in folklore and stuff, but whenever I'm in the enchanted forest of Bukstorre, the creatures always evade me. I thought I spied one swinging from a lofty branch, and swiped it with my net. But on closer inspection, it was a terrifying medical anatomy book, with pictures of organs and things, which is often the case, and at that the creature chuckled cruelly and clambered back to the tree boughs it called home.Anatomy Books3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I heard titters from behind the bushes, cruel whisperings designed to confuse. As my mind tried to fathom the distant sounds, I deduced rumors of the creature I seek. "But where?" I panted "at what price?". The air was still and I was abandoned. I clutched my bag of coins tightly to my chest, and swore a promise to it. That it would not go wasted on unnecessary quests. Determined to consult the oracle for direction, I transcended to the Web of Wonder, and sought an audience with the oracle of art, who knows wh
naturel womannaturel woman3 years ago in Personal More Like This
run, run by Megson wait for me by rosiehardy
Pink Flowers by Sun-Blossom Grovemaiden by FlexDreams san44 by jarrod343
Rainy day in heaven by Silecia Solitude by mistlel the calling home by DarkGomo
eye contact 2 by subart59 :thumb296282859: she by MaryaS
On Fish by Temperate-Sage Lace by ModelHeatherK S211 by Tetty
I miss you, so come home. by cutofakiss karmaless. by indiae e s c a p e by AnonimousDreamer
:thumb207383925: Wrapped by NataliaDrepina Scarlet by AngelikaZbojenska
Joasia II by RaRaven emanuelle waiting by Rikitza :thumb293096868:
:thumb287486032: :: Winter Sonata :: by dewanggapratama Queen Of Nowhere by andreaxe
:thumb261849370: The Evil Issue IV by Alcholado Dien by grodpro
to mystify by SommerPhotography :thumb302834645: Nasty Nun by JCappa
sweet dream are made of this by illdispose two by bommi Noche by SachaKalis
Luciano Carvari 01 by EvgeniaVonTess Rain by mojab Summer sunset in GREECE by GiannisParaschou
to be by prismes Duo by iGuanaaNNa With a scarf by smaragdus21
Evelyn bw by MaryaS box by bubble-gum-heart Sentiments by my-bohemian-spirit
untitled-11 by violator80 marlyn by joannarasta :thumb245495979:
Echoes of schizophrenia by xHIMSOULSx Nat by jarrod343 :
Masters of Photography part IIWilliam Eugene Smith (December 30, 1918 – October 15, 1978) was an American photojournalist known for his refusal to compromise professional standards and his brutally vivid World War II photographs.Masters of Photography part II3 years ago in Personal More Like This
He began his career by taking pictures for two local newspapers. He moved to New York City and began work for Newsweek and became known for his incessant perfectionism and thorny personality. Smith was fired from Newsweek for refusing to use medium format cameras and joined Life Magazine in 1939. He soon resigned from Life, too. Smith joined the Magnum photo agency in 1955. There he started his project to document Pittsburgh. This project was supposed to take him three weeks, but spanned three years and tens of thousands of negatives. It was too large to ever be shown, although a series of book-length photo essays were eventually produced.
In January 1972, Smith was attacked by Chisso employees near Tokyo, in an attempt to stop him from further publi
Anime Expo 2013 Artist Alley Location List★Anime Expo 2013 Artist Alley Location List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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+ DJ Kurono!
July 4~7, Los Angeles
We will be in the Artist Alley @ D26 !!
Aah we're in the back this year. I hope people will still go through the trouble of finding us.. ( ; 7 ; )
And again, I'll be doing my best to help you find the artists you want to see by organizing another location list! Unfortunately, no map, because AX AA is too big LOL.
Drop me a comment here if you'd like to add yourself or an artist you know! ^q^)/
home is where my heart ishome is where my heart is3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ocean Rock by MiniMonkey ...Gardar... by XavierJamonet
Stack Island by InnerComa Narcotic Serenity by Ananyana The Thing by white-white
Carpathian Sunset by Pr3t3nd3r First light over the Veymont by XavierJamonet Black rock peak by tihomirmladenov
The Last Sunset by doruoprisan Ionion Sea 2 by sui400 A Place For Dreams by MaximeCourty
:thumb213561357: Monument Twilight by StevenDavisPhoto :thumb213560584:
Kendalls by InnerComa Yuraygir NP Sunrise by eye-of-tom The Golden Sand by DrewHopper
Texas Lightning by djohn9 Thunderhead by islandtime Winter Marvels by MaximeCourty
Emerald Beach Creek by DrewHopper hope for tomorrow by vally5 Tidal Encounter by DrewHopper
Iceberg Lake by narmansk8 Vikos Canyon by sui400 To the far peaks... by ivancoric
The Happy Isles of Oceania by michaelanderson Desert Light by MarcAdamus The Soft Sands of Twilight by michaelanderson
Scotland 02 by MatthiasHaltenhof Framed by Clouds by alban-expressed
Tips to improve our artwork♣ Hard working - constantly practice even when we don't want to draw.Tips to improve our artwork3 years ago in Personal More Like This
♣ Learning from others artists - no matter who is it, from beginner to master, we can always learn something from them.
♣ Learning from audience - carefully consider comments from other people, their opinions are valuable.
♣ Accept our own weak points - though it is so hurtful, look for them - try improving them instead.
♣ Always be a beginner - there are many things beyond than we have ever realized. Let's open our mind and learn new stuff.
♣ Don't waste your time on choosing tools - choose the appropriate materials - what we like the most is the perfect one.
♣ Only taking a break but don't give up - there are numerous obstacles that await for us in this path - confront and fight them!
♣ Basics are the most important part- then we can adapt to anything we want.
♣ Believe in ourselves - self-esteem needs to be added to ingredient in our work.
♣ Not only know
New Beginnings Feature - OverviewNew Beginnings FeatureNew Beginnings Feature - Overview3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
by TimberClipse with assistance from winehaus
What I love about art is that it cheers me up. Sometimes we all need some cheering up after a long week of work or school, and certainly on Monday's when we go back... Plus, ever seen a piece of art that you feel should be seen by so many people? Well now is your chance to get it exposure and to cheer you up!
We have Daily Deviations, we have large features which all showcase many many deviations from many many artists! These are great, but sometimes the gems are overlooked simply because there are so many, and sometimes life is just so crazy that we can't look at them every day so we miss them...
So what's the idea? How will this work? It's simple! If you find an amazing deviation, write up a few words (I would like 2-3 sentences if possible) about what makes it or the artist amazing, and note it to me, TimberClipse. Then every FRIDAY and MONDAY we will fea
landscapeslandscapes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
hope set by sassaputzin High Pressure by DrewHopper
Enjoy the beauty by emmanueldautriche Sierra Summer by benjamin-charles :thumb313098090:
Electrical by LeashaHooker North Norway... 23 by my-shots South of Phoenix by MattGranzPhotography
Icy Mirror by Dee-T Wonderland by juanwernecke666 Frozen ridge by XavierJamonet
Lines by RobinHedberg First Aurora by marianne-lim Set the fire to the third bar by juanwernecke666
The Night Time Begins... by MindShelves Impression by white-white ... by MindShelves
Let_There_Be_Light by 4lexandr0s The Twilight is My Robe by octane2 The Light for Mom by Chaerul-Umam
Structure Goes Mad by FramedByNature Apotheosis by TonyLeBastard Bridge by Vultilion
Pallasjarvi at night by MatiasSieppi Beach blues by PeterJCoskun Adrift ... by alexandre-deschaumes
Seascape by Dedication1 Evening Tide by CainPascoe a wreck by incolorwetrust
Pelican nebula IC5070 by redkojimax Gentle threnody by alexandre-deschaumes Night glow by MikkoLagerstedt
In the Moonlight by Maciej-Koniuszy Los Cuernos del Paine by Ian-Plant Hagen2 by ty-rolka
:thumb315219032: Lowlands by EintoeRn IMG_7432 by Klek
norge09 by Gehoersturz B3082 by SebastianKraus North Lake Storm by narmansk8
Hanging Lake Cascades by Nate-Zeman Endless Beauty by MarcAdamus Palisades by benjamin-charles
blueness by lwc71 Big Daddy by Chaerul-Umam Light and Darkness by psyfre
Take Me There by Astranat :thumb251316217
wishful thinkingwishful thinking8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
THE OTHER ROOM by M0THart aritocratic pin up by DarkWing-Zero
Crimson Deep by Aurelia-Isabella New look by red-d-evil Fragility by Aurelia-Isabella
AMATO by Ophelia-Overdose Between Darkness and Wonder II by zixon Eternity by Aurelia-Isabella
Vintage Bride by LadyMarlene Wench III by aka-photography-uk Off With Their Heads! by anastassia-bear
Dreamalities by Julie-de-Waroquier Proportrait v.52 by Serrgeon poem by A-Finch
on fire by MachineFairy Breathe by Muse1908 Luna di Luna by Lobagalore
Luxury by idaniphotography
Nati by EmilySoto Grey Princess by la-esmeralda
Lisa by aufzehengehen nela. by LostCaradelNeil Zen 2 by fogke
endless night by kemal-kamil-akca Protected by CrazyGirL44
Marina Braun 2 by cbyn
anticipation by baineann 20131215 Zoe114 by MickleDesignWerks the past is not reality by Svea-JillCzech
Feelings of ... Isolation by SneachtaPix
2011-064 by rainris Let her go by Voodica
Flower girl by JimP4nsen Fever by Alli Wynn by AllWynn
Anna Maria by LILYLIKE
Marionette by CrazyGirL44 *** by invisigoth88 Captive by CrazyGirL44
Liza by apalkin SeparateFromTheHead by invisiblemartyr Karina by apalkin
someone like yousomeone like you3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Your Sinful Muse by kazarinakristina Diana by idaniphotography
Sugarmoth by FlexDreams Kathi by raetselleben Ephemerality by OlgaAthens
*** by tdum KT Van Stone by Hart-Worx Jace Liisa by idaniphotography
Summer sun by EbruSidarPortrait the girl with no name by EbruSidarPortrait Blue Eyes 2 by Pixelfusionen
Flower Snake by IllustratedEye :bigthumb45678
Friday night Street Specials v2.3Friday night Street Specials v2.33 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs
or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
If you like what you see, this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
25 Photos by Chema MadozIf you don't know him already, see what you've missed until now... Enjoy!25 Photos by Chema Madoz2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Jose Maria Rodriguez Madoz (born 1958) better known as Chema Madoz, is a Spanish photographer, best known for his black and white surrealist photographs." [Wikipedia]
isn`t she lovelydedicated to my wife`s birthdayisn`t she lovely2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb319184006: slow panic by partiallyHere
force by AnjaMillen sea ghost 03 by rob-art red line by partiallyHere
|=| i by y5y6 Sour dreams by pauline-greefhorst 4 by annashakina
Charo-33 by adrian272727 chair II by athrawn something in air by shamanski
:thumb198916280: Collodion II by Srebrnica glamourous by bagnino
slow down, slow down, slow... by S-t-r-a-n-g-e depths of the mind by PsycheAnamnesis Le cafe by anticuus
redemption by Catliv . Comes Night . by sabbbriCA in a dream... by Yokofashion
JaNE by MaryaS Yesterdays by PatriciaD the day that never comes by thundereq
+ by Enaston they're staring at you. by CaitlinWorthington frias gotas. by Senju-HiMe
amazing grace by Eliara Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Chaerul-Umam Urban Grunge 6 by sacstan
:thumb255851820: :thumb103404305: 51 by sasha-sasha-sasha
ode to innocence by DrunkenTune table. by ReEjKa s o r r o w by fantaijo
Kitchen by drkshp :thumb162852854: :thumb262515886:
body by mochulski Beloved kitty by CyanideMishka The Fireplace by Dave-Ellis
Stocking And Heels ..-.. by bellocqa Whisper by Re3oid Umieranie by inwersjaa
The Art & History of the PencilThe pencil is commonly known as a traditional art supply. But, as you can imagine, it took a long journey before the pencil got its final writing & drawing purpose.The Art & History of the Pencil4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Several centuries ago, somewhere between 1500 and 1565, a massive deposit of pure and solid graphite was found in England. Locals found this form of graphite useful for marking sheeps: the first graphite sticks were born.
In 1662, the Germans made a first attempt to manufacture graphite sticks from powdered graphite. This led to an active pencil industry developed throughout the 19th century.
The first pencil containing a wooden holder was said to be created by an Italian couple. It was designed for the purpose of marking their carpentry.
Two centuries later Nicolas-Jacques Conté, a French painter, invented the modern pencil after he got a request to create a pencil that did not rely on foreign imports, as France was unable to import graphite from Great Britain.
At the same time, Joseph Hardtmuth from Austria, founder
TIME FLIES"BEHIND THE SCENES – WITH DOUG"TIME FLIES3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This time in "Behind the scenes" the photo is taken by Marko from Croatia.
The photo was taken in the small town of Labin, Croatia. It was August of 2009 and it was a hot summer day. Since I was a tourist, while sightseeing, I had my camera ready for just about anything.
Other kids were playing around, but those two came to my attention because, unlike the other kids, they were selling seashells. They seemed a bit bored sitting there, like parents told them to do so, unable to play with other kids. I did not want to be rude just by snapping a photo and then walking away. I figured out they would be more open to me if I bought something so I bought a seashell. I think that's the best approach with "merchants"; they will be more comfortable in presence of a camera if I buy something. I can spare some change for a good photo.
I usually try to take street phot
Symphonic Hue ORDERS!! [IMPORTANT UPDATES]Please bear with us on shipments! We only have so many people to ship things out, and I am also in the process of moving to another city. If you haven't received a reply to your note/comment, etc. it's because I have had absolutely no internet lately due to moving. (Which also means no access to the orders.)Symphonic Hue ORDERS!! [IMPORTANT UPDATES]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Books will be shipped by order number. (Those who ordered first will have theirs shipped first.) Every time we ship out a batch of books, we'll post the date and list of order numbers in a shipment journal. All books ordered up until today will be shipped out by the end of the month (hopefully sooner, but definitely all of them should be out by the end of the month).
There's been a delay in the book shipment to us (as those of you at Anime Expo know already) due to binding malfunctions. For those of you who pre-ordered, please take note of the following information:
The book has an additional 14 pages! (Now 74 pages instead of 60)We will begin shipping books next weekThose who chos