Site Update: Sta.sh Titles, Bug FixesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing 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: Sta.sh Titles, Bug Fixes2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sta.sh Titles Always Display
Titles on Sta.sh items will now always display. Previously, titles only displayed while hovering your cursor over the items. This simple change makes the interface clearer and makes it easier to identify your items.
DeviantART was invaded by FUR. After FUR's article received over 500,000 pageviews and 50,000 comments in one day, the felines
Hidden in the forest - contest #7This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Hidden in the forest - contest #71 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When a tree falls deep in a forest, does it make any sound?
Aokigahara, Mirkwood, the Forbidden Forest, forests North of the Wall... they all contain mysteries that you'd really not like to uncover by yourself. Tell us a story - what have you found in your imagination? A labyrinth, witch's hut on hen's pud, a pond inhabitated by kelpie, a troll, or something much more terrifying and sinister?
You know what your task is. Please remember that this is GrimGloomTale, and not ThrowAnyPileOfTreesIn.
If you feel like doing a research on any of the places mentioned above, please note that Aokigahara forest is a real one and photos found can be really not safe for work.
We've got a special folder for the entries. It can be accessed here. If your submission gets accepted, I will edit
ProjectPorkchop Vol83ProjectPorkchop 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 Vol833 years ago in Art Features More Like This
ALBZ: Max and Penny Poster by Of-Red-And-Blue Lightning Crashes by Of-Red-And-Blue Phases of a Dream by Of-Red-And-Blue Light Bends by Of-Red-And-Blue
:thumb257588287: Avima'el Deimos by TheSnowDragon :thumb201026463: :thumb
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Confessions - Learn from MeOkay, I'll be trying to make this simple. To explain the latest journal, and to share an experience that might help others that are in the same boat as me.Confessions - Learn from Me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First things first: The original problem.
Ever since age 10-11 i've developed a very abstract way to see things. I've started thinking more and more how it would've been, If I could control the world. If I could be anything.
Create my worlds, live my worlds, die many times but keep the experiences before.
Rebirthing myself in another body with the experience I have now: I would be great. Phenomenal. I could fix my past mistakes.
And be so much more. Live so much more. Without fearing consequences. The world itself would be my playground.
It has fascinated me since, greatly. ( Monochrome is the artistic embodiment of this abstract emotion and thought.)
It has also been the fuel to my (soon to be developed) depression and suicidal thoughts.
I hate not having control. I hate having to feel bad, when I thought that by dying I would esca
Hogwarts, 1100 A.D.Hogwarts, 1100 A.D.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
No one expected the house Hiccup Horrendous Haddock was sorted into.
He was from a Viking Clan after all. Viking's were honest, loyal, proud, brave, united, and loud, of course. They could swing hard and swig harder. Vikings were Gryffindors and Hufflepuffs and to be sorted into any other house proved you lacked True Vikings Spirit.
Vikings didn't go into Ravenclaw. That was a place for Greeks and scholars and those pompous Englishmen.
Vikings certainly didn't go into Slytherin. A Roman would be more suited for such a place of backward dealings, craftiness and lies.
Hiccup could handle the shock of his classmates (a Horrendous Haddock? In Slytherin? How could he ever expect to take over as chief?) and he could handle his father's disappointment in those short-worded letters. Hiccup was always a bit of a loner and the Slytherin lifestyle catered to that just fine. Everyone in Slytherin minded their own business more or
Authentic Citizenship: Part 2As promised here is part two of our interview and conversation with Chris Copeland and Jeff Wamester. The sequel to part one keeps the art love rolling with these two artists revealing even more fantastic tips for new artists on the rise as they reveal their favorite deviants of all time.Authentic Citizenship: Part 22 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fearured Artist Chat!
Join our featured artist chat with *jeffwamester and *chriscopeland on Friday, June 29th at Noon Los Angeles, CA, PDT time. Chat room opens at 11:30am.
Read Part 1
Cafe Rouge CONTEST + Point Giveaway (CLOSED):iconfarwaystudio:Cafe Rouge CONTEST + Point Giveaway (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To celebrate the Cafe Rouge series thus far, we are honored to announce our first Fan Art Contest!
What is Cafe Rouge?
Cafe Rouge is a FREE otome visual novel and cooking game in flash. Divided into separate chapters and episodes, it is the story of our heroine Isis Black, an average American Teenager, who happens upon a job opening at a mysterious establishment, Cafe Rouge.
Where can I play?
Right here on deviantart! Here are links to play:
Or, you can also find them all over the internet with a quick search of the keywords "Cafe Rouge game"
August 10th 2012
September 28th 2012
Fan art of Cafe Rouge!
Whether that be our heroine Isis Black, her three love interests, any of the characters, or any fan art related to Cafe Rouge!
Traditional art or Digital a
Why are quality artists expensive?In short, because you are also paying for all of the un-paid hours those artists spent researching, studying, practicing and honing their skills. For your average professional, that's thousands of hours. That's a lot of non-paid preparation time that needs to be made up for. That, and of course freelancers have to compensate for their financial insecurity and lack of employment benefits (think of a pension, sick leave, health insurance and paid holidays). This is, in a nutshell, why professional freelance artists are so expensive.Why are quality artists expensive?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm just clearing this up for those people who ask for "pro-quality art" and are then surprised that they will need more than $20 to afford it.
It is also for those beginning freelancers who undersell themselves dramatically because they feel they should adapt to their clients' unwillingness to pay for their hard work. I know, I'm actually guilty of having done so myself and yes I lost the majority of the clients I had by doubling my prices, but I also
(RANT) What it is to be WRONGSo I just got another comment explaining to me how someone's friends are really mean and evil- and how only their cosplay friends act this way, and it's always just in the community… how the community is really horrible and twisted- and people are so friggin mean- and I just want to point out something of relevance and address this because it's really starting to confuse me… just because of this-(RANT) What it is to be WRONG2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not 'just your cosplay friends' or 'just the community' it's everyone.
Humans act this way.
People want validation for their work, time, effort, and artists are one of the biggest roles in which the only validation you generally get only that, and sometimes people don't even get that pat on the back.
It's really tough out there.
So yes- human beings may attempt to out shine you, or put you down- or accuse you of things- it's habit. This would not apply just to the cosplay community- have you ever had to put your art in a gallery? Trust me- not everyone is going to be all thumbs up if your
I Will Not Sell OutI will not draw pokemon just because I want to milk favorites.I Will Not Sell Out2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will not upload every fucking thing I do just because I want to milk pageviews.
I will not change my DeviantART name just to prove my worth to myself.
I will not leave DeviantART just to get watchers on another blog or site, and then come back claiming DA is forgiven.
If I ever leave, I will not do it because I'm ashamed of the DeviantART community, not including those who actually love art. I will do it because I want or need to leave.
I will not categorize my art into a separate category just to get on the front page.
I won't take trades just to make other people happy.
I will not open up commissions just so people can pay me way less than what my art is worth.
I will draw what I want, upload what I want, comment on what I want, and stay on DeviantART as long as I want. Because it is what I want to do, NOT what the community wants me to do.
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…Authentic Citizenship2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
ARTGERMINATION - My Digital Art ChatroomARTGERMINATION - My Digital Art Chatroom2 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
Do you want a feature 19...finFeatureDo you want a feature 19...fin2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And feature is finished I featured first 58 thumbs I think (new number of thumbs is 66)... OK...edit...now I posted even more thumbs, cuz I saw that I have even more older posts. Lol, I had some error and it didn't show me first page... oh, I got so many comments (almost 100), so I'm sorry that I can't feature them all (cuz of errors). But don't worry, I make this kind of journals every month, so you can try to post your thumbs next time.
I hope you like this feature and enjoy. Give these artists some love and fav, watch their work... you can even fav this journal, so more people will be able to see their work. Thank you
Goddamn Horror Show by Ayco83Magic by Nikalenai
:Elven_Nature: by RezwanaDimech:thumb293135029:
hand in hand by tsurimeI lose all my colours... by TheTwirlyWolf
:thumb290879960:Halt Mich by Widdershins-Works
Tip of the Day: Embrace your love of art.As artists, we do what we do because art runs through our veins & we would be making art even if it wasn't for a living.Tip of the Day: Embrace your love of art.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Embrace your love of art.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the day: The darkest momentsThe moment to shine the brightest is in darkness. Darkness can bring chaos but with it comes opportunity. Many times throughout my career when I pushed past the point when I'd usually give up, this is when I end up achieving my biggest successes. Fate seems to have a way to test us and only the ones that want it the most shall receive the fruits of their labor.Tip of the day: The darkest moments2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
The Ten Percent RuleIf you are working on a completely shaded drawing, or a finished art work, you may wish to follow the the ten per cent rule, which runs as follows: Make roughly ten per cent of your shaded areas black or near-black, and roughly ten percent white or near-white, with the rest of the artwork composed of a range of middle tones. This rule follows my deeper art philosophy that "beauty is in the middle tone." All areas of tonality must also follow the rule of balanced composition. I'm just formulating this rule now, but it seems that many high quality masterpieces, such as finished oil paintings and the best drawings, follow it to some extent. (not always, but many, I think.) For example, here's a typical masterpiece, a piece of art by Degas: http://penonpointe.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/edgar-degas-the-rehearsal.jpg I think you can very clearly see the ten per cent rule in effect here.The Ten Percent Rule2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The challenge is to my self (isn't it always?) to follow the rule and apply it to my best fully shaded ar
Stars TutorialYup yup, new tutorial from me. Link to it on my website:Stars Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll eventually make DA-compatible version of it, but that will have to wait. I can't exactly use the same kind of layout format as with my previous tutorials, as this one has waaaay too varying kinds of images to fit into a mold like that and still look good. And holy moly, that's a lot of text! Took me several hours to write! But at least I've explained things by depth, hrrmh. o_o
Indeed, I drew that image over a month ago, and I've had the all the necessary pieces of the tutorial lying around, ready to be tutorialized, ever since. But with everything else going on it had to wait. But now the tutorial is done and I'm going to have some icecream! And then it's time to draw yet another comic page...
Which leads me to this: Eeee! I can't believe the cover page for the prologue chapter got a DD! I'm so happy! I've been smiling so bad that my whole face hurts. When I lo
No new Korra for a couple of weeks. H.T.P.T.TSo, no new episodes of Korra for a couple of weeks. ("hopefully not for too long") We will have to wait and see of what will happen next on Korra. I don't know about you guys, but we need Korra. How to pass the time in between this no Korra period. Well, lets look at what will be happening now that Mako, Bolin, And Asami are going to be staying with Korra on Air temple Island.No new Korra for a couple of weeks. H.T.P.T.T2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Korra, Mako, Bolin, and Asami are Living in the same place.
With Tenzin, Pema, Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo.
With Jinora, Ikki, and Pema bothering Korra about Mako.
And Bolin bonding with the Airbening kids.
And Mako possibly having a conversation with Pema or Tenzin about Korra.
And Korra having her Airbening tra
Monster Artist JobMadefire and the good guys at Realm-of-Fantasy are offering an opportunity to get paid work alongside some of the greatest names in the imaginative arts industry - Dave Gibbons, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Bolland, Mike Carey, and more.Monster Artist Job2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Madefire (www.madefire.com) are looking for a horror illustrator for a story that will go live on our 5 star rated app at Hallowe'en. The creature in the story is a Metawhal Alpha (as seen here - http://liamsharp.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=120#/d1je15a)
Please DON'T send me direct messages on DA. Simply post a link to your work below, and immediately go and check out our website and/or app to get a feel for what we're creating. You can also contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We won't be replying to everybody so would appreciate it if you didn't chase us up. If you're the lucky chosen artist WE'LL be contacting YOU. However, even if we don't contact you this time it doesn't mean we don't love your work, and you may well find yourself being contacted fo
Twenty Tempting Textures IIITwenty Tempting Textures III3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wintery Blue,Grey and White tones,combined with delicate lacy grungy frost crystals.
Perfect for your Winter themed Arts.
Enhance,add depth or create an ambient atmosphere with these wonderful frozen and grungy
Textures that are just calling to be incorporated into your digital projects.
Use them in backgrounds or just overlay and blend into your winter-themes to add interest to
a unique area of your designs.
With your fantasy the possibilities are limitless.
The Invisible LawEvery day, thousands of artists sign onto the internet to various art communities, websites, and conferences with art in hand. With these artists are your everyday internet explorers, who love to browse the gorgeous (and sometimes misunderstood) masterpieces people have spent hours, days, weeks, even years on to post this very day. Being an artist is hard work, as you need to focus on the progress of your own artistic skill, the financial matters involving the skills, and as usual, the population of people who every single day come to praise, insult, or think over the very art you post.The Invisible Law5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In addition to being an artist, you must be aware of the very thing your art is protected by: Your ownership. The proof that the art you have created is yours, the content in it, as well as any ideas associated with it. Many people have created watermarks, special digital signatures, and specific programs that insert code within a .psd file in order to protect it from theft. You are only taking the utmo
Happy New YearLet's all start the year off with some stuff I wish I had growing up:Happy New Year8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I read an article last night on people who are mentally strong and the DO NOTS of being that person.
I took those notes, and listed them, including how I learned to overcome these obstacles. It's a long read, sorry, but I figured this year it's time to open up and share that knowledge that I was once taught by someone I consider my mentor, business partner and bestfriend, Stephan.
1. Don't waste time feeling sorry for yourself - I used to feel this way as a kid. I was a child of divorce, and used it as a crutch when I was younger. I hate a (mentally) abusive step-mom who would constantly take me down. I began to feel that maybe it was true, and I wasn't going to be the person I wanted to be.
You can't think that way. No one likes or enjoys a Debbie Downer. Someone who is constantly on the negative or pining for sympathy. I began to overcome these complications with art or writing. Using tha