Site Update: Premium Content PlatformIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Premium Content Platform3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform — providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Sellers are able to set their own prices while retaining 80% of all revenue earned, and buyers are able to quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.
ProjectPorkchop Vol180ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol1802 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Suggested by Jex-LumiKhoth
Portal 2 by bloodrizer Cancerogenesis by bloodrizer
Friends...? by Byzwa-Dher PADME by Byzwa-Dher DARK WALKER by Byzwa-Dher Special revenge by Byzwa-Dher
Karkat x (sober) Gamzee CHAOS (part 1)WARNING: this journal entry contains explicit violence, gore, language, and some sexual content about halfway through and then again near the end. This is a read-at-your-own-risk entry. Do NOT say i didn\'t warn you. Also, skype names are mentioned. I have censored them out to protect the identities of the RPers.Karkat x (sober) Gamzee CHAOS (part 1)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
CTG - tsundereGeneticist - Karkat (from 2 sweeps in the future)
CTC - terminallyCapricious - Gamzee (duh)
CCA - caligulassAquariumm - Eridan
CAT - adiosToraedor - Tavros (robo legs, I assume)
CSS - suspiciouslySugartreat - Tzunia (random fantroll)
CTC - terminallyCapr1cius - Gamzee (same person as the original Gamzee)
?AG - arachnidsGrin - Vastin (male Vriska)
CSH - subjugglatorHighblood - Grand Highblood
CKA - karkatsAncestor - Sufferer
Explaination: Tsundere Karkat is paired with Gamzee, played by a friend who I call Dai. This chat takes place after Karkat injures his ankle and Gamzee carries his matesprit to his (Karkat\'s) hive. Karkat and Ga
Win a Original Painting!!!!You can win a Original of meWin a Original Painting!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the Picture who can be yours soon (worth 250 dollas)!!!
And the second price: 100 points
the third Price:50 points
and the 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 price: 25 points!!!!!!!
Sooo the chance to win is very high!!!!!!
You only have to fave the jornal+ write a Jornal about this challange! (please send me the link of your jornal)^^ + share one of my pictures on my Facebookfanpage (for only the peoples who have facebook!! Its totally okay if you dont have a account, you can win also!!!!!!!^^) http://www.facebook.com/pixiecoldss?ref=hl
Lets have fun!!!!!!!!
I will pick up 10 of yours!!!! But only if you conform the rules!
I will pay the handling and shipping!!!!!
The challange will end at 30.10.2012
The Reason I Do ArtThe Reason I Do ArtThe Reason I Do Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ask anyone in the community why they do art. I’m sure that you’re going to find a variety of answers, but that they’ll come back to the same things: because they love it, it helps them express themselves. Art is awesome, because it does allow us to do these things. It’s certainly a part of the reason why I do art. Other reasons? Because I like pretty things, and want to create them. Because I get so excited every time I have a photoshoot or every time I pull up those images onto my computer. Because that moment when you go to pick up your film after waiting for 24+ hours to see how they turned out is just so, so sweet. Because no matter how good I become at it, I can always get better. I’ll never stop learning. The final reason? Because I have to. It’s an urge in me that I just cannot quell.
Something makes me sad, though. What makes me sad is when I see a person, a fellow artist, quit.
From 500 to 20.000 watchers...... in just one year.From 500 to 20.000 watchers...1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It was a cold day in February. I can still remember that day.
It wasn't that busy at my job. Just another day of mostly waiting for feedback. So I took the liberty to surf around the internet for a bit. Like every day before, I checked DeviantArt. I had posted some art some while ago. I submitted it to some groups, but didn't quite get the response that I hoped for. Let alone; the feedback. It's hard to get feedback on your art. Nowadays most people just fave and run, or tell you that your work is awesome (which is sweet, of course) without any further explanation. Most of the art forums that I used to reside on, where either dead, or I'd outgrown the user-base so much that I was at the point that there weren't any more talented users that could give me feedback anymore. If I had to wrap it up in just one word: Frustrating. That's what is was.
Of course I had my idols on DeviantArt. Famous people like yuumei en sakimichan whose watchers hit those astronom
Never give up on your photography! Today over on photoblog I examined why you should never give up on your photography in spite of the criticism you might receive telling you that you should just give up or stop photography all together. No matter what people say to you about your work, never ever give up. I invite you all to read it, I know there are some of you right now reading my journal who feel this very way.Never give up on your photography!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Link --- http://networkedblogs.com/DPjtm
Creepy Meets CuteCreepy Meets Cute3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The deviantART community is always blown away by the talent of ~Santani, a Moscow-based artists who makes original dolls that blend together the concepts of "creepy" and "cute."
My Little Dragon: Blue Wyvern by Santani
Purple by Santani
Tiny Griffin Spotty by Santani
Owmlet by Santani
T.G. Polar by Santani
Bunny Twins by Santani
T.G. Red panda by Santani
T.G. Squirrel by Santani
Tiny Black by Santani
Hypnowl by Santani
My Little Dragon: Bambi portrait by Santani
T.G. Polar 1 by Santani
slightly toothy by Santani
Breasts and NipplesBreasts being gender specific is a myth. Breasts are fat deposits and nothing more (or implants). What of women with very small breasts, or breast cancer survivors who have none, or women with artificial breasts, or men with implants, or women with prominent pectoral muscles, or men with oversized pecks, or obese men with full large pendulous breasts, or men with hormone irregularities, or transgendered individuals, or third gender individuals, or lactating male infants? At what age does the nipple become obscene? Puberty? 18? What if the breasts are covered but the fabric is see through? What if the body is painted? Maybe in latex? Why does a nipple pasty make a breast suddenly inoffensive? It is the nipple after all that we all share in common. Speaking of common, women have always outnumbered men on this planet, so why is the majority of the world's population taught that their bare torso is an obscenity?Breasts and Nipples2 years ago in Personal More Like This
12th Birthday Create A Story Contest Winners!Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!12th Birthday Create A Story Contest Winners!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on August 31, 2012 at 4:14:05 PM
Create A Story Contest Winners!
In celebration of deviantART's 12th Birthday, we challenged you to complete a story by answering various prompts. The top 50 winners are below!
12th Birthday Celebration
12 Pigs by =LawraRandala
DeviantART 12th Birthday by ~DeWaltz
Artisan Craft Features #10NewsArtisan Craft Features #102 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If there's anything that you want me to advertise, please send me a note!
Artisan Crafts XIX is out! This week UnicornReality included a discussion about plagiarism is amigurumi, please check it out.The winner of the July AC Challenge has been announced! Go see the beautiful entries and congratulate the winner The new installment of News and Weedly Gallery Highlights by ArtisanCraft has been published.
The new edition of Pimps and Whoas by Moonbeam13 is a great hub for events going on in deviantART.
Anime-Art-Swap has opened applications! Make and receive art from kind strangers. You can find all the information here. kimchikawaii found a site with lots of stolen art from several artists in deviantART, mainly "kawaii" and chibi art. If you're w
My deviantART StoryIt all started a few years ago, with a single piece of art.My deviantART Story7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I can remember having seen digital art before, but it never really impacted me. The fact that it wasn't real, on paper, and I couldn't touch it, made it somehow distant to me. Yet, for whatever reason, this piece was different to me. I can still remember staring at it from the screen of my computer, not being able to grasp how someone was able to make art that flawless, pretty and beautiful. And how a person was able to express that much emotion with just a few brush strokes. Call me stupid, or naive. But I just could "get" it.
I think it was that piece of art that gave me a reason to try. Or more, a direction that I wanted to go in.
Before that time I was like a clueless wanderer. I've been writing a story for years. But I was basically lost in a maze of what I wanted or what I could do when it came to drawing stuff. My lack of skill and fear of failure got
Deadly Allure - and the importance of thumbnails.Stop looking at her actual thumbnails. I mean thumbnail sketches.Deadly Allure - and the importance of thumbnails.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so this isn't exactly a journal entry. But since I can't be bothered to figure out how to post inline images in the commentary section of regular image posts, you're getting this. Deal with it.
In my perpetual state of ultimate lazyness, this image has been bouncing around for a while, and I'm just now getting around to posting it. And I've had a fair number of questions. So, I think I'll take this opportunity to walk you through some of the happy accidents that fill the days of us artists. That's right, Bob Ross may be the only one who owns up to it, but we all have them.
To me, the most important thing in art is making decisions. In fact, you can break my art philosophy into a tidy little three step triad. Observations -> evaluations -> decisions. That's the important stuff. Everything else is just about
Weekly Fantasy Feature Vol. 8 Hidden Beauty in unexpected Placesby Victor-Lam-artWeekly Fantasy Feature Vol. 81 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Thinking outside the box with your photographyThought that I would write something real fast and give you guys an idea for the next time you are out shooting!Thinking outside the box with your photography2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, with that being said and out of the way, I have a little photo tip for you all and hopefully this will throw some ideas into your head. one of the things which I love to do is use a very long lens to study the landscape. Think 300mm and longer here. Of course this requires a tripod to really get a sharp shot and usually fstops at around f16. This though opens up a whole new world to you and your images. In a sense it is similar to photographing macro images in that you start to see things, details, which you never would notice in the first place. A whole world of textures, patterns, light, color and intimate details starts to open up to you. These are what I call "compression landscapes". they are simply a blast to take and I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the world which starts to open to you. It's pretty amazing! below I have gone ahead and shared a few pi
March featureDog-a-holic by Faolin-MTI Support Fantasy Art stamp by Asenceana:thumb68956084:Stamp: I love NATURE by silsadooriganal art stamp by thundraforestDay Dreamer Stamp by Sora05Stamp - Comics by AzraelleWormser:thumb137702139:I love my OCs Stamp by Reina-KitsuneOriginal Characters Stamp by nitchzombieMarch feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have my own stock page :icontamarar-stock:
Please let me know through my poll what kind of art of mine you like to see: http://tamarar.deviantart.com/journal/poll/1917363/
Usefull sites/groups for learning art (tutorials):
Online model practice: http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php and http://www.posemaniacs.com/
I have been looking so long for a tutorial that would help me create that drawn look in photomanipulating and I found it here: http://psd.tutsplus.
Some news...plans for the future.Some winter news!Some news...plans for the future.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Прекрасное время года- зима! Белоснежный сияющий снег под ногами, сизый дымок, лазурное морозное небо.. все это очень вдохновляет!
Great time of year-winter! Pure white shining snow underfoot, blue gray smoke, azure frosty sky ... it's all very inspiring!
light inspieredlight inspiered1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Autumn walk pt.X. by realityDream Follow the Path by IndigoSummerr
The Rail goes ever on... by Celem Autumn Kaleidoscope by tourofnature -Charming present- by Janek-Sedlar
Kirnitzsch by TobiasRichter The Clarity of Autumn by tourofnature Unknown Germany pt. XXXVI by TheChosenPesssimist
-Moravian lines- by Janek-Sedlar San Francisco, unseen night by alierturk -Moravian fields III- by Janek-Sedlar
Reinefjorden Rainbow by Dave-Derbis Spring by MindShelves :thumb399973891:
Alpine Firmament by davidrichterphoto Small by Nelleke Autumn morning by Aphantopus
Blue Ice by KennethSolfjeld Discoverer by uberfischer Colossus by Inebriantia
Nordlys by steinliland The Horseman by tihomirmladenov Aurora Borealis by porbital
Assiniboine Sunset by Dani-Lefrancois Guardians of the Ice Temple by matthieu-parmentier Giants in Winter by FlorentCourty
The Mytic North - Pt. XI by TheChosenPesssimist La Billaude by matthieu-parmentier Muuratjoki by m-eralp
Silent Whispers by Nelleke Maerchenwald by RobinHalioua Light and Dark by erynlasgalenphotoart
:thumb400621531: :thumb405929956: Elder Souls by FlorentCourty
:thumb412162189: Reha nera thunderstorm RN10 after sunset wallpaper by LemnosExplorer Reflected by m-eralp
Behemoth Stranded by uberfischer Winter is Coming by cprmay Iceberg Beach by porbital
Sunlight and Storm by cprmay Puerto Natural by nahojsennah Hell on Earth - Long exposure by matthieu-parmentier
Tutorial---Long exposures without a filter I stumbled upon this tutorial yesterday and thought that some of you may be interested in this. I haven't tried this myself but it does look rather interesting. The only ND filters I own are two ND8's though I have wanted a ND400 for awhile now and probably will get one shortly. I am rather impressed with the end results of this tutorial and considering how much something like a Lee Big Stopper filter costs, it would seem that this is a viable alternative. In a way the workflow is similar to a HDR workflow involving several images but that is about where that comparison ends. I am VERY curious though and will have to try this out for myself in the days to come.Tutorial---Long exposures without a filter2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Link here http://www.verdantvista.com/gallery.php?doc=tut9#
Speaking of long exposures and filters, I have another one for you all as well. Not so much a tutorial but rather a little chart which shows exposure times and shutter speed times when using a 10 stop filter (Lee Big Stopper or B&W 110) This mak
I'm...I'm back from Japan!! :') + photosI seriously didn't want to come back though. Japan was like I remembered after all, unchanging and wonderful. The place I love the most.I'm...I'm back from Japan!! :') + photos2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
gahhhhhh It's really been a long dA break! How are you everyone?? :iconkissmote: please please tell me your stories, summer experiences, anything!! I truly missed dA! (although I stole the house laptop few times to stalk here )
Let me begin with a short list of achievements and goals that I have accomplished during this trip :
I met old and new friends, few even kindly came from Ibaraki all the way to Tokyo to meet!!
satisfied my hunger for D. Gray Man volumes
collected Chrono Crusade last volume *so many feels*
the same for claymore volumes
[Bullet; Blue] satisfied my hunger for CODE BREAKER volumes (seriously it's epic in every sense)
[Bullet; Blue] watched FREE! on tv [Laughing my ass off!]
[Bullet; Blue] went to Akiba once again
[Bullet; Blue] Visited an Aquarium
[Bullet; Blue] wen
Painting process videoHi everyone!Painting process video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I finally got round to putting up a video of my painting process.
It's my Illidan fanart and you can see it on youtube here :
Sadly there is no sound, so just grab your own music.
The promised land - Contest winners! - Commissions OPEN - Shadowness - Tumblr - Dark Portfolio - society6 - Behance - ZazzleThe promised land - Contest winners!8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
PS files - Model Stocks - Premade Backgrounds - Objects stocks -
Photomanipulation News November 25, 2012*Thanks to StarsColdNight for her significant contribution in helping with this newsletter! Thanks also to the many others who helped gather the news!Photomanipulation News November 25, 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome, and update!
Welcome to your bigger, better photomanipulation newsletter. We are pleased to bring you up-to-date information about things that are going on in the community. It's been a busy few weeks, and we have a lot to share with you!
Direct link requirements on DDs
I spoke with fourteenthstar and Moonbeam13, and we decided that you should no longer have to put direct links to stock pictures in order to get a DD. So, you no longer need to direct link your stock pictures for DD purposes. (You DO still need to credit stock, though!) However, many groups still require those direct links for submissions, and that decision is entirely up to the group administrators. We hope this change will help make suggesting and posting DDs easier.
Self Harm Awareness Day 2013: RecoveryHello allSelf Harm Awareness Day 2013: Recovery2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You may have seen Nichrysalis's wonderful article on Self -Injury Awareness day already, but at this time of year, I always post an article on this subject too anually. Self Harm is a topic which is personal to me as I am sure it is to many others. It's been 8 years since I last harmed myself, and since then I have been involved not only in personal recovery, but projects and organisations that also offer help, information and advice to those who need it.
Today, March 1st, is Self Harm Awareness day all over the world. It is a day where people are encouraged to look beyond stereotypes, ask questions and try to understand a little more about self harm. It is also a time where I feel it is important to speak out about personal experiences and raise the awareness beyond sharing the facts.