dear dA: age is irrelevantthis recent deviantart poll "At what age does an artist have the most artistic freedom?" is a condescending and narrow-minded question.dear dA: age is irrelevant3 years ago in Personal More Like This
often i see people have opinions about age and how it relates to art. some say that they are too young or too old to do one thing or the other.
well, i have not been on this planet very long, i can't speak for everyone and everyone's circumstances are different. but i will say this.
you are alive. and since you are, there is nothing that can stop you from your freedom to express yourself through art or anything that you have a passion for - especially your age.
don't let anyone's preconceived notions about your social status stop you from doing something that is so much bigger.
a blank canvas doesn't care how old you are, where you came from or what inspires you. you will always be able to fill it with what inspires you no matter what.
How Toph's bloated blob is madeHello watchers <3 You gave me the signs so here I am with this (simple?) guide in how Toph's hair was done.How Toph's bloated blob is made3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Can I also say something unrelated.. I think dA should really upgrade this journal thing with an easy image uploader function? so I don't have to upload in another database and imgsrc every photo in here. After all, having pictures in a journal is one of the few attractions and entitlement to a paid subscriber besides a customize journal, right?
Ok that aside D:
I used many unorthodox ways to do my costumes so hmm.. please don't laugh orz ...
So i bought a straw bowler hat from Daiso (for only SG$2), and then wrapped strips of paper around it until is all covered, like a half sphere but fuglier. Please use black coloured paper. And of course, please buy a hat accordingly to your head proportion. Don't repeat the mistake of making it too big like mine =_=
This is how the underside looks like. I arrowed a wire-comb there because it is how I secured this blob to the main wig late
Group Rules (Read them, they're important!)Group Rules (Read them, they're important!)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Correction by Nephtis
First of all Hello and Welcome to Improvement-Club! If you've just joined the group or are thinking about joining, you're in the right place! Here are some simple Rules and group guidelines that should be followed.
Last updated: 28.06.2014
General Etiquette Rules
Do not advertise on the front page. This includes group promotion as well as announcing commission status or contests. Also, don't beg/ask for points on our front page.
When you have questions, please send a note to the group, not the admins individually.
Do not ask why your image hasn't been corrected or how long it will take. We simply don't know, nor do we have any control over what people choose to correct. (And sometimes, pieces submitted after yours will be corrected before yours. It happens.)
Don't take it personally if you ask to
Correction GuidelinesHere are some suggestions for corrections. (Last updated 6/29/2014 by ninebark)Correction Guidelines5 years ago in Personal More Like This
To redline means to re-outline the art to point out mistakes or suggest improvements. This technique is a big help for artists who know that something's not quite right with their drawings, but aren't sure what it is.
If you'd like to do a correction, but you're not sure where the mistakes are, have a look at similar drawings or photos. It might help you grow as an artist too!
When you redline a colored drawing, reduce the transparency and saturation of the original drawing to make your lines more visible. Your lines don't have to have "outline-quality", but they should be at least clean enough to see where your lines go.
It is not necessary to correct the whole drawing, especially in cases where there's a lot of stuff happening in the picture. You can focus on what you think would be mos
Announcing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative Grants3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
At deviantART, we have spent the past 11 years building a place where artists can share and discuss their work and get inspired by the work of their contemporaries. A noble cause, for certain, but we would like to be so much more to our beloved community of brilliant creatives. Starting today, deviantART will also be a means of inspiration in an entirely new way with financial support for art.
On 3 month cycles, deviantART will accept applications from artists seeking to fund art-related projects. A panel called the Creative Grants Board will pick those projects that they believe will benefit particularly from a Grant and give those artists the support they need to make it happen. The lucky few who are chosen to receive Grants will also be given a beautiful accolade on their deviantART Profile Page to celebrate their succes
Have a mac? Want SAI?Look no further.Have a mac? Want SAI?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mac came out with a new application called Inkling this year, I JUST found out about it. There's a free version of it called Inkling Light. The only downside I'm seeing thus far is you can only have 3 layers. BUT if you end up liking the lite version it's ONLY ten bucks for the full version where you can have as many layers and crap as you want.
It seems to be Apple's solution for Mac users who have been requesting SAI to be able to work for Macs. Which, of course, it won't truly without bootcamp and parallels because SAI's tablet pressure system is separate and doesn't work with mac systems. yadda yadda can't word that properl-y Not that big of a techy.
Either way this seems a great solution, and 10 bucks verses 65 dollars? (which is SAI's price) and I don't feel like doing a shit ton of illegal downloading and taking up a crap ton of my laptops space by using bootcamp and parallels and what not.
Thought I'd share this AWESOME news.
And yes it has a gorgeous wat
SOPA & PIPA blackout. Save the internet ]:Hi guysSOPA & PIPA blackout. Save the internet ]:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't really have a lot of time to write a very thoughtful journal but I just thought it'd be important to bring this out in case you miss it.
Actually I missed it myself because I'm a lazy ass I'm not really with the news lately.
If you don't know what SOPA or PIPA is, basically with what these bills are planning to do as of now, it will kill the internet and a lot of community within it.
Read this article for more details if you haven't already http://timberclipse.deviantart.com/journal/StopSOPA-Jan-18-Internet-Blackout-Join-Us-279725047
Other related articles: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2012/01/wikipedia-sopa-strike-blackout.html
New for DA: http://sterlingruinsfall337.deviantart.com/journal/SOPA-protest-tomorrow-UPDATED-279946096
blackout at Jan 18th (Tomorrow)!
You know I'm seriously all with stopping online piracy, copyright infringement and whatnot, but I don't think they've put a lot of thoughts into these bills.
It's like burning down a house b
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San
Why I Cannot Stand Axis Powers HetaliaEDIT 5/11/2014: Guys. GUYS. STAAAHHHP. This journal is fucking FIVE YEARS OLD, and that's about how old all of you are acting. I would say sorry for ~ruining your life~ by venting about your favorite sparkly animoo, but I'm not. And if your whole identity is really tied up in a fucking fandom, you have serious issues. Seek help. Disabling comments when I can, because whether you're trying to prove some stupid point to me, defend me, or logic this out with me, you're all equally retarded. Go home, boys and girls, show's over!Why I Cannot Stand Axis Powers Hetalia6 years ago in Personal More Like This
So a few friends have been asking me lately what I've got against this inexplicably popular series that seems to have popped up recently called Axis Powers Hetalia. They love it... and I HATE it. Hate it hate it hate it!!! But the mere fact that it fills me with boiling rage everytime I think about it is not a good enough reason for them, so I guess I'll try to piece together why it pisses me off so very much. -I'm- not even entirely sure why I d
HOMESTUCK HORNS /CLOSEDAs of March 8th 7:30pmHOMESTUCK HORNS /CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE. READ. EVERYTHING BELOW.
Changed up some of the options! Please read everything!
Opening up for 10 orders to help with my laser pain therapy that I was finally admitted to. It has helped A LOT with pain over all and the pinching of my spinal cord. But there's still payments to be made to that and to my insurance that has upped itself to 150$.
I'm still doing physical therapy and saving up for Pain Therapy as well as a new car after mine was destroyed from a semi truck crash. So, I do apologize for being slow on some orders. If you wish to help I have a donation link here: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=qWcTZgpxTql4pqLbhuiWe7qHgRBnHqiowqFURWxzuO1cbeLs2aPHsn53GAK&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d0b7e678a25d883d0fa72c947f193f8fd but obviously it's not required. Anything, even kind words, go a long way to help keep my spirits up and continue on
Satanic Contest OpenThis months is the turn of the Satanic .Satanic Contest Open3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you will enjoy this contest and all enter.
Contest start 18th June
Contest End 1st August
Contest Gallery http://whats-the-piont.deviantart.com/gallery/37762627
The prizes ar the same as always .
1st place I month premium membership + 150 points + display of winning work in winners gallery + llama
2nd place I moth premium membership + 100 points + display of winning work in winners gallery + llama
3rd Place 1 month premium membership 75 points + display of winning work in winners gallery + llama
One entry per person
All work must be of good standard
All work has to be in by the 1st August
All manipulations must be credited
All work must be good quality, no blurry image's or WIPS
All entry's must comply with the group rules
[Bullet; Purple]The name of this piece must have
Teach me how to GamzeeSo I made a list of stuff you will want if you are cosplaying Gamzee.Teach me how to Gamzee4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are references!
Crazy Gamzee references!
Hanyaan is the best at this. THE BEST. Watch and learn, then keep reading this list.
- Gamzee has eyebrows. Use black eyeliner to pencil them in AFTER you finish powdering.
You can get much of this from Stage Makeup Online, which is here: http://www.stagemakeuponline.com/
SUPER BIG NEWS!! Sacred UPDATES, Con Guest + MORE! Sacred Vol.3 UPDATE!!SUPER BIG NEWS!! Sacred UPDATES, Con Guest + MORE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello my loves!
I trust you all had a wonderful holiday! My GOODNESS! Can you believe it?! it's 2012!! An I'm excited to say that I have some loooovely news for you all! Sacred vol.3 is well on its way and I have an unofficial release month for it! If God permits and things continue according to plan Pre-Orders for volume 3 will be open IN APRIL!! I'll be sharing some completed pages with you soon so look our for those! Till then, here are a few pages sketches to peek your interest
Some BIG News For Sacred Fans!
I've made MANY new goals for myself this year and 2012 promises to be a BIG year for Sacred!
Volume 3 is due this Spring while Volume 4 is due for Mid-late Fall 2012!! I will also begin plans for Sacred's first art book which will consist of over 50% new artwork!! All never before seen, all never before posted on ANY site! I hope you're exci
Pokemon X and YYo I know it's been announced and it's official and all that, but you can't add any Pokemon from that generation to your teams until the game actually comes out later this year.Pokemon X and Y2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That is all!
halloween was fuckin wild guysoh my god i was awake p much 20 hours of the day for spoopyween and lemme tell yahalloween was fuckin wild guys3 months ago in Personal More Like This
one of the most worthwhile spoopyweens ive EVER had
first off lemme start out by showing you guys the group costume me n my main squeeze crew did for the day:
yea we were low budget bobs burgers. i was louise. it was awesome. we joined a costume contest at school just for fun and we won first prize which was an awesome bonus that we hadnt originally intended to get
also we got more fun pics including some video of us throwing a pumpkin out of a car and watching it explode upon impact but those are....on my friends phones so i cant share them yet....oops
uhhh hung out...i tried boba tea for the first time ever and that was,,,,,,,,,certainly,,,,,,,,,,,an experience,,,,,
wrapping shit up tho we stayed over at my place until the wee hours of the morning and watched shitty pixar ripoff movies and it was incred
Reproduction Work: An Essay Made for Learnin'One thing I've noticed about all plagiarists: the first thing they do when caught is to claim ignorance. "I didn't mean to infringe!" "I love your art!" "I never said -outright- it wasn't original--I was only -redrawing-."Reproduction Work: An Essay Made for Learnin'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ugh. That word.
Take a seat next to teacher here and let's have us a talk.
That word is not some magic coverall for trying to pass someone else's work off as your own--and you ARE trying to pass it off as your own if you're changing signatures, names, etc. with no mention as to the original creator or characters you're appropriating. We have a word for that shit...say it with me now...plaaaagiaaarismmmm. Good job.
But, Teacher! Isn't copying a way to learn from other people?
The short answer is: Sure it is! Just don't be a douchebag about it.
I was fortunate enough in my education to be forced to take a Master's Class. For 20 weeks we did nothing but reproduce classical works by artists like Da Vinci and Michelangelo in charcoal and pastel--and I hated eve
I Came, I dAmned, I Founded 24In this ongoing series of articles, we probe the minds of some dAmn'sI Came, I dAmned, I Founded 243 years ago in Art Features More Like This
channel founders to find out what makes them tick, how they've made
their room a success and what tips they can provide to budding channel
This month is zio-san and :#ShareZone:
1) First off zio-san, can you tell us a little bit about yourself!
There is nothing much to say, really! I'm a deviant just like any other.
Actually I work in photography; but also I enjoy drawing, so when I decided to learn it, a jump into deviantArt was my next logical step!
I've known dA since 2000, but I decided to make this dedicated acc for drawing last year.
2) When did you first discover dAmn, and can you remember the first room you ever chatted in?
I remember I was searching for a room to share art and to get suggestions, but there wasn't one.
You see, I like comics and love drawing in general, so I asked for some advice in this field.
3) What prompted you to create :#ShareZon
A Word of Caution☆ Happenings ☆A Word of Caution4 months ago in Personal More Like This
To any artists taking commissions, please be extra cautious. It is unfortunate that people even make this necessary, but in light of recent events, I felt I had to say something.
Unless you're absolutely certain the client is trustworthy, I strongly suggest you not to begin working until you've received full payment. Be particularly wary if:
The client is new and/or has an empty account.
The client seems vague or is hard to understand when working out the details of the commission.
The client comes across as rude or impatient.
Search the client's name for any warnings of fraud or general bad behavior when working with other artists.
Look at works they've previously commissioned and don't be afraid to ask your fellow artists if you're feeling unsure. This is a good way to check their track record.
TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS! Even if
Girl Scouts of AmericaThe Girl Scouts of America are marvellously allowing transgender girls (male-to-female) to join their ranks However, this group and their associates have decided that hate and discrimination are better ideologies for the Girl Scouts.Girl Scouts of America3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Children are innocent. Don't subject them to your transphobia or hatred. Let the adults shoulder that if you really have to throw your faeces at someone.
All I can think of is how hurt these poor little girl scouts must be. They already deal with enough, being born in the wrong body. Now you're telling them that they're bad people for something that they can't help? I'll tell you what. I wouldn't feel safe sending my daughter into a girl scout troop with a bunch of hateful Bible thumpers. I'd much rather send my daughter in with a troop that offers positive messages of un-conditional love and acceptance for mankind.
Keep in mind that the same group is trying to boycott the Girl Scouts
HOMESTUCK GIGAPAUSEHAVE YOU GUYS HEARD OF IT YETHOMESTUCK GIGAPAUSE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
IF YOU HAVEN'T, THEN HERE'S A HEADS-UP: HUSSIE'S GONNA SUSPEND ALL REGULAR UPDATES UNTIL THE END OF HOMESTUCK, AND THEN POST IT ALL. AT. FREAKING. ONCE</I>.
I AM CURRENTLY FREAKING OUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY
I'M SO EXCITED YET SO NERVOUS AT THE PROSPECT OF HOMESTUCK ENDING EVEN THOUGH IT REALLY WON'T BE THE END
I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT NOTHING IS GONNA STOP ME FROM REREADING.
THE MORE PRESSING MATTER IS, HOW HE'S GONNA STOP THE INTERNET FROM EXPLODING
IF NEWGROUNDS SHUT DOWN JUST BECAUSE OF THE TRAFFIC FROM A MERE END-OF-ACT FLASH ( A GR8 ONE AT THAT)
THEN WE ARE QUITE POSSIBLY WITNESSING THE COMBUSTION OF THE INTERNET HERE, FOLKS
BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELTS, WE'RE GOIN' IN
THIS HAS BEEN A FREAKING PSA
A word about Events, Missions, and so onHi! So, as you know by now, Event 7 has started and teams are still split. I need to make an announcement regarding that for everyone, especially new teams:A word about Events, Missions, and so on2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may choose to do Event 7 as a reuniting event for your team, if it was split before. You may also choose to start out a new team split up by having two Pokemon who don't know each other meeting. You may ALSO choose to act as if your team did know each other but got split up, even if it's a new team. You have freedom here to act as you want. Either split, or together again.
PMD-e is going to undergo a sort of split where Missions are more story-oriented, though more openly-worded than before. They were always supposed to be a thing where you basically do what you want as long as you do (or mess up) the general goal. Somewhere along the line I got too specific in the goals in order to make it line up with the Epilogues I had in mind, which was No Good because people interpreted that to mean they were very strict whe
.:Heart*Events:..:Heart*Events:.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Howdy there my little chickadees! I'm here to bring you the much needed update of the heart events and so there is little confusion on both parts of the spectrum we ( the mayors ) have pin pointed pretty much everything we saw wrong with the last time we tried to post the heart memes. So without further wait, the heart event journal!
Heart events are the steps to take to further your relationship between your character and another person's character. These will allow you to either make friends, enemies, best friend and even love interests. This will eventually lead up to your ultimate goal of getting married and having kids or being surrounded by close friends. ( Ultimately down the line your child will be your 3rd character if you decide to have one or if you don't get married; it will just be your 3rd character. )
- If your character joins the group and they are already married then that is fine, however if you join and your character is single you CANNOT
Woofs Are Serious, So SeriousThis is something I've said before, but that was probably well over a year ago when there were less people to see it.Woofs Are Serious, So Serious3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't want people to stop drawing. Anyone, no matter how doofy or weird.
Bad art is still art, and I love bad art.
I don't hate ANY of the art I redraw or fav. All of it brings a smile to my face and it's always a sadness when it gets deleted due to flooding.
I don't redraw things to "make a statement" or "stick it" to someone, I do it because it's funny to me. And sometimes it's funny to me to redraw something by an obvious bait account or something "not that bad".
None of my work is malicious, it was all done with a light heart.
Woofs are for shits and giggles, a woof is not a weapon.
Bad art doesn't lower DA's quality, NON-art lowers its quality. Screenshots, traced bases, demotivationals, photobucket dumps, these are anti-art. Nothing new was created, only submitted. In the case of traced bases; de-created and submitted.
So please settle down a bit when you
[END] PMDe Graduation Photo[END] PMDe Graduation Photo2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Update 5 Mar 2013
- The project reached 75/100 capacity and it is still OPEN!
- Please be reminded that there are 20 more days until we hit the deadline!
- We might go beyond 100 spaces given there are more than 100 entries at the end of the deadline
Update 20 Feb 2013
- We have reached 50/100 capacity and the project is still OPEN. Keep up the