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 hour4 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:
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Forum Features #50 - November: the Moon!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of deviantART's beloved forumers!Forum Features #50 - November: the Moon!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article.
The best thing is that being an active member of the forums is the only requirement!
Featured Forumer of the Month: kitsumekat
500 Point Giveaway [CLOSED + WINNERS!!!]EDIT: There's 46 AWESOME people entering at this point, which is waaay more than I expected for this ((I've got pretty low expectations for the things I do hurr)), so I'm adding 3 more spots to the winner list, which brings this giveaway to a total of 1,500 POINTS500 Point Giveaway [CLOSED + WINNERS!!!]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Okay, soooooo my points have been racking up for a while now, and I recently bought some for my little llama dude. I talked about doing a giveaway like a few years back, and I think it'd be pretty fun to do one now (make sure you read everything!) [Meow :3]
So here's the ((UPDATED)) shiiiit:
1st PLACE = 600 [Points]
2nd PLACE = 350 [Points]
3rd PLACE = 250 [Points]
Notables: Peris-ProductionsNotables: Peris-ProductionsNotables: Peris-Productions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Notable - worthy of note or notice; noteworthy.
Presented by Nichrysalis
There are many well-known and active writers on deviantART, so many that at times they can dwarf those who are just beginning on this site, or those who are just looking for a wider audience to hear their voice. In these articles we will explore the minds and lives of writers who show promising potential, or who haven't been recognized for their talent yet in the literature community.
As a reader of this article I ask you to support the writer(s) featured in any way you can, whether it be by fav'ing a work of theirs, commenting on their writing or profile, adding them to your devwatch, providing constructive criticism, or just generally getting to know them or their work. If you would like to suggest someone or even promote yourself, please note Nichrysalis.
Please show your support for this article by 'ing it!
Artist's Toolbox: Dry pastelArtist's Toolbox: Dry PastelArtist's Toolbox: Dry pastel2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pastel is an art medium consisting of pure powdered pigment and a binder of a neutral hue and low saturation. Pastels have been used by artists since Renaissance, but gained popularity mostly in the 18th century, when a number of notable artists made pastel their primary medium. An artwork created in pastel is called a pastel drawing or a pastel painting. We mentioned pastel as one of traditional art techniques in a series of articles written for Traditional Art Weeks of projecteducate
Pastels cannot be mixed on a palette like paints, but are mixed on the paper by overlaying and blending. The exact composition and characteristics of an individual pastel stick depends on the type of pastel and the type and amount of binder used. It also varies by individual manufacturer. There are two types of pastel -
Something in the water comes around by detail24 Bow Boys by jenniferstuber Blue by Rykardo Another world by Yagodka The Escape by jadden Milky Water. by sergey1984 Green Turtle by nightmare-cookie Jelly-fish by nekdodrug Tropical Fish by ahermin grey seal by mescamesh A Crab's World by Nate-Zeman Underwater by BlackMageAlodia chaos in the water by d-choonga As Creative as.... by hougaard :thumb203914921: Into the blue by Svenimal I Can Fly by focusgallery Jellyfish Munch by KimbellSomething in the water3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Pacific Drifter II by roarbinson NEON by semorile Will you join me? Life is fun! by woxys Nearshore by SachaKalis Just Keep Swimming by DrewHopper Standing Upon Giants by oO-Rein-Oo :thumb324556398: 192.Rainbow crabs by Bullter :thumb265801784: Sea Monster by OrangeRoom Pastel Kogel by prperold :thumb360113308: medusa by VeraAda Hawaii by ravenacht03 Hello Patrick by lomocotion Calm waters -Greece by StamatisGR Turtle in the sun by DevilDiver Over Under Wave by gokenji explore the world. by ang3llor3 Like Light From Heaven by sap8 Piranha by Skia tania 2 by vry Irish Blue Hour by Ssquared-Photography Puppy Crab Eyes by JoycelynSiew Visit To Nautilus... by gingado beautiful monster by arbebuk :thumb34060
Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #2Before anything else, i'd like to ask peeps without a subscription/premium membership a question: can you guys still post thumbs without a sub? Cause the last time I didn't have a sub, the journal was literally featureless. since I want to save the points people donated for giveaways during Christmas (I failed to do one last year because i was in China I had a really limited access to internet at the time), I'm hoping dA still have thumbnails for sub-less people so I can keep doing this even when mine run outWatcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm keeping the title this way
note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~
It takes me a while to put these together and it's a bit of a tedious process, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, sha
Making gradients from images for UF with ApoMap.FIRST...Making gradients from images for UF with ApoMap.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this link you will find an explanation of how to make Apophysis gradients from a photo or other image. http://apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblog/tag/apomap
You can also save them for use in Ultra Fractal as I explain below.
Again... you can smooth and save any Apo gradient for use in UF. I have a really lovely collection of them.
Users of Ultra Fractal will know that Apophyisis .ugr gradients will open in Ultra Fractal. They usually have far too many bars and white nodes which makes it hard to use them. They can also create nasty bands in the fractals.
This should enable you to make smooth gradients for UF from Apo gradients as explained above, or from any colourful image or photo with ApoMap.
They save as Fractinct .map which will open in UF.
Download ApoMap here. http://apophysis.org/downloads. It's a small programme.
First make a folder with the images. I suggest giving them easily recognisable names.
Click on t
Weekly photo #004 sweet child o mine by SigitPutraSolo Meow by Iliketobeweird fold by Megson fairy tale by laura-makabresku Meditation by TammyPhotography 176.White snowball by Bulinko The shepherd by Amaltheea Untitled by FerBarchetta Reine from Reinebringen by jonpacker i am in the food by bonatua Chocolate Chip Granola Bars by Jedi-Dame Rise of an army by Piroshki-Photography Poem of the explosion by Piroshki-Photography Your thorns don't hurt by Vanilladisaster Common kingfisher - male by JMrocek Koelnbreinsperre by nische77 With catch by JMrocek Pingu - 2 by Pebels Isabell by aufzehengehen ~Enchanted Tomorrow~ by Isika On the road to Meiji Shrine by Pajunen :thumb390061411: Velvet worm says..... Give me a hug! by melvynyeo :thumb389725185: Playful alphas by Lupinicious My Name Is Green IV by JoannaRzeznikowska The Beauty of Decay by tgphotographer Grey Little Bunny by breanna-rae :thumb387295180: The Old Man Of Storr by Nichofsky Sinking at Sunset II by mhmalali Sunset by AkaSling At the Top by GeorgeBraz After Rain by HAZEPINK Noctilucent Clouds by MikkoLagerstedt The Lighthouse by Michaelthien Shoreline by helios-spada Blackish by Michaelthien Entwine by FlabnBone Reflected Glory by helios-spada Jellyfish-2 by JoosieeWeekly photo #0043 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cursing place by Akirahpaws :thumb389474768:
No More Worries by EintoeRn Way of the Wizard by Oer-Wout ___ by windrides :thumb390134267: :thumb39064
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals 14Here is the series again. Seems like the title issue is almost fixed. And gosh, there are a lot of goodies to show off! I wasn't sure if I should submit it via my ordinary journal, or sta.sh writer. But it could be good to have a clear difference between my ordinary silly journals and ehm.. more serious features. Nuff squabbling. Back to business!Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals 144 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dragon Flies by davebold370Mineral Wealth by Velvet--GloveHomage to Jimpan by dark-beamWhen Fall was here by SzellorozsaUF11 Autumn Variations by Xantipa2:thumb266736239:Minute Hand by DsyneGrafixInterPlanetary by CapstonedClarity II by 12GOStruggle by Loony-LucyFlame 93 by KricticQuadrowave by YubodocMenger Temple by EctoplazThe Land of Serendipity by GypsyHtruchet by sewer-pancakeTerranova Flora by kayandjay100Pipe Works Render 1 by dainbramage1Dreaming Black'n'White by Fractal-Kiss:thumb268308022:Duality by Jimpan1973:thumb268812642:Abstract Awareness by ClepsidrasJade by JuniaeBlush by GurlyNostalgia by snow-valkyrieEnigma by beautifulchaos1Hours by FarDareisMai
To Be Seen .07A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!To Be Seen .073 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fly...II by Every02 Alone by Every02 Like a bird III by Every02
Just Vicki by Every02 Bleu, Blue, Blau V by Every02
A Subtle Breeze by tubbums32 Elegance by tubbums32 The Lift by tubbums32
Power by tubbums32 The Ascent by tubbums32
Trace of Rujani 2 by Alex-Blyg Summer dance by Alex-Blyg wgt 2012 e by Alex-Blyg
Butterfly by Alex-Blyg Phoenix by Alex-Blyg
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we cou
Let's take a walk Autumn in the forest by valiunic :thumb342302743: Eindeloos by Oer-Wout :thumb333774211: foggy morning by kevow Through The Trees by Nichofsky :thumb324086141: Precious Mornings by FlorentCourty Fog VIII by Syrjusz Like a Tim Burton's Movie by MaximeCourty :thumb332985296: Sense of Fall IV by Seselgis About A Bird by Thinking-Silence All those Yesterdays by LuizaLazar I found myself in Wonderland by Samantha-meglioli Enlightenment by AljoschaThielen Here I am by RezzanATAKOL An autumn story by Pamba Walk in a dream by KarelSopek Anderswelt by CaveCanem42 Sunbeams in the wood by Peenbuiker Jabberwocky by MatthewNixon Altweibersommer by Matthias-Haker Feel Your Way by beyondimpression Umbrella by A2Matos Foggy Forest II by vamosver I'm Still Here by sagefille20 ghost deer by arbebuk Changing Colors by TRBPhotographyLLC -Secrecy of transformation- by Janek-Sedlar - Down to the Fog - by ldinami7e Magical Forest by Rykardo The Light of Nature by too-much4you Morning Drive by IvanAndreevich Sylvestris by XavierJamonet La Magie d'Ayguebonne by FlorentCourty B3082 by SebastianKraus Rush by SteelAtlas Mystic Jungle by DrewHopper :thumb316093086: That Famous Tree by parkflavor Springtime by adamlack Mirage by PatrickRuegheimer Giants gathering by Bojkovski Stratus by Annabelle-Chabert Hall of mosses by porbital Hensel und Gretel by RobinHalioua Somewhere Faraway by JulienKraakman :thumb33220991Let's take a walk3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
.:Design Contest:. ENDED! WINNERS :3WINNERS HERE!.:Design Contest:. ENDED! WINNERS :33 years ago in Personal More Like This
NARROWER SELECTION HERE!
Yeah, i finally made it! :3
So, please join and i would be really glad, when you donate some prices ;u;
Thanks and good Luck!
And please scroll down, there are important Infos!
EDIT: We need more members to start the contest! And please look at the "Things I like"-List,
or you have a less chance to win.
EDIT2: Now anyone who enters, gets
- a watch
- a llama
- And one point!
You'll get this, when i saw the entry.
At 15.16. September!
Every species is allowed, but when you make your own, you have better chances!
Glitch's Clothing Contest (FINISHED) RESULTS!Glitch's Clothing Contest (FINISHED)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Everyone's entry was REALLY GREAT! You all really had outstanding ideas ;u; I loved all of the entries and it was so much fun seeing all of the different clothing designs. Thank you so much for entering my contest - it was a lot of fun, especially being the third one to run for clothing!! But! The cash needs delivery, so let's see the rankings...
This design was SUPER creative and stood out as the most original. It fits his species and personality, as well as his aesthetic interests while still being fun to look at. The concept behind it is adorable and creative and the 404 on the back of the jacket is a nice touch.
This costume definitely hits the majority of his interests! The cloak design is very sleek and interesting, and the glowing bottom half of the outfit is a nice touch, especially with how much he likes glows. The c
no talentno talent3 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is my final say in the argument against natural born talent vs skill. we all start out by drawing scribbles that slightly resemble things. i was about 3 yrs old here., and had probably already been drawing for some time since i was brought up in a family of artists. drawing only gives back with the time we give to it, and it takes a lot of patience, more needed in the beginning, and a lot of determination to keep at it even though we are continually frustrated.
hope this inspires some of you to keep going, or some of you to start, it will be even better if more of you, my dA friends, stop making excuses saying you werent born with the ability to make your dreams come true. the only thing holding you back is yourself. drawing is but a skill which we learn through lots of practice, determination, observation and patience. if you also have the undenied passion for it, you may see yourself getting further than others.
it also helps if you're able to be ho
How I Got Started...A journal entry from a friend prompted me to think about my beginnings as a mask maker. When I started making masks about 25 years ago (wow!) it was totally on a whim. I was born drawing. My fantasy art, when I was a kid, was pretty standard stuff (dragons, unicorns, things with wings) but I always had a good sense of design and color. I'd been dabbing in leather art...doing tooling on archery bracers and things of that nature. Nothing particularly spectacular or uncommon really but it ~was~ a good thing that I concentrated on tooling and carving first because I perfected my technique in that respect long before the masks happened.How I Got Started...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Back then, NO ONE made masks out of heavy leather with detailed tooling. It just wasn't done. Masks of leather were either thick and plain or thin and swirly/curly in the Venetian style. People used molds for the thick masks, and molds press and mar carving. People used their hands shaping the thin leather, but obviously the thin leather wasn't suitabl
PE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learnPE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learn3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Walkthroughs, alongside tutorials, are always an excellent way to learn. It's really helpful to get educated through a tutorial which tells exactly what to do in a detailed way step by step. However at times what is even more helpful is to actually see the artist in action, there are things you need to see get done by yourself and here is where walkthroughs come into play.
There's always something fascinating about seeing the different stages of the creation process of a piece, and you can always learn from the artists and adapt part of said process to your own.
Besides showing part of this process through images which show the different stages of a piece, and
THE DEVIANTWATCHING PROJECT(please no haters (: )PLEASE CHECK OUT PART 2 OF THIS JOURNAL HERE http://trampire.deviantart.com/art/THE-DEVIANTWATCHING-PROJECT-Part-II-325444873THE DEVIANTWATCHING PROJECT(please no haters (: )3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Collection: To Battle The HordeCollection: To Battle The Horde1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
To Battle The Horde
“What do we die for, if not family, friends and freedom? We have fled from a crude reality, yet fate and war chase us, shake us like winter winds bully a wooden house. So let us fight evil with bravery, oblivion with willpower, doom to our very last breath: we have risen together, and together we fall. Where but here, at the last outpost of our kingdom, can we defeat the horde?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
about photoshop and hard work...damn it!WARINING- EITHER READ THIS COMPLETELY OR DON'T BOTHER, AS THAT IS ONE OF THE CHARACTER TRAITS THIS JOURNAL IS ABOUT!about photoshop and hard work...damn it!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so after a swarm of questions many of which left me with my jaw on the floor... i realized something...
people are afraid of pushing a button to see what it does
okay, to backtrack first. i am self taught in photoshop, had no books had no tutorials, had a borrowed i think 7... dunno which was before cs2 when i started, i learned it by ....pressing a button and seeing what it does
i explored, i tried stuff out.
i had no teachers no schools no education on this stuff
i saw a button i pressed it.
that is how about 9 years ago when i first decided to try and apply digital coloring to early pages of ravine, i was dabbing paint on a page. i came to the point where i had to paint a waterfall. so , just for fun i tried putting scattering on the foam brush i made, a simple thing. and i was gonna see if smudge could be scattered. it had a weird side effect.
Contest deadline July 15thThree more days!Contest deadline July 15th4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, sorry to all Ad requests, if you haven't had replies do note me again so I can update them!
THEME : POSSIBILITY
- Be sure to use your imaginations with this one! It’s a broad topic! So literally! Anything goes!
DEADLINE: 15th JULY ( THAT’S LOADS OF TIME!)
Once again – My mother (qualified in fine art) will be judging with me and once again it won’t necessarily be about how good you are at art/literature/photography but how original your idea is and how you go about executing it! If it’s one of the best in your gallery then that will up your chances!
PLEASE SUBMIT TO THE “POSSIBILITY CONTEST 2012” FOLDER. http://axis-powershetalia.deviantart.com/gallery/35386383
IT CAN'T BE IN ANOTHER GROUP CONTEST.
Wild, Wonderful World #5 + AestheticsI want to share some amazing and inspiring photographers to me that have managed to capture nature essence wonderfully, enjoy and support them!Wild, Wonderful World #5 + Aesthetics3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sweet Lovers III by SagittorFlying eagle owl by AlesGolaFeeding time by BogdanBoev
Yeah the snow by EltasiaLLL - Last light love by RadekDemjanpeacock by deorollerRed-Tailed Hawk-Wood Back Ground by Wyld-Art-Photography.:Tricolored Heron II:. by RHCheng
Raccoon by Ryser915I Challenge You to a Duel by Sonussilentii:thumb373724660:
Red-tailed Hawk-Hunt Success by Wyld-Art-PhotographyHedgeHog by tuneR97ONE HONRNED RHINO by dogansoysal
Snow watch by woxysDreaming Of Summer by WinceyHappy Pack by Lupinicious
Rock'N'Roll Tiger by darkcalypso:thumb373516246:Thinking about going for a dip by Jamie-MacArthur
System freeze by plumita1:thumb368031855:Les vents taillent by PicotPhoto
Welcome the season of spring by PassionAndTheCameraFashion style by BogdanBoevSplash by BogdanBoev
Startled by AnneMarksThe Smiling Froggy by AnneMarksEutamias sibiricus XI by Sblourg
Blaaaaargh!!!! by NIENTEeNESSUNOTwo beautiful dolphins under wave by Vitaly-Sokol.:Egret Couple:. by RHCheng
Turtle close-up by Seb-PhotosSmelling by wolfenphotographyThe Elusive One by MorkelErasmus
Open Wide by ChikrataBelize qeen by RadekDemjanGreen by DeeOtter
Symbolic by ChikrataFlight of the Fish Eagle by MorkelErasmusFrom The Shadows by Chikrata
millipede by Yeden:thumb29
Celestial Signs Contest - closed!-----------------------Celestial Signs Contest - closed!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This contest is now closed; thank you to all who participated! The judges and I shall commence as soon as possible, but I remind you that it is the holiday time so it may be several days yet: I myself saved up many vacation days from work to visit family and friends, and I intend to use them to the absolute fullest. In the meantime, please visit all the entries and enjoy your holidays and such! I hope I'll have the contest results for you all very, very soon. Thanks again!
please see the German translation of the contest information if it suits you better. GrauWeiss was a dear and translated it for me.
and remember, you have 20 days left! ^___^
contest deadline extend