Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded "thoughI was talking with a friend about how some fandoms are super fun to be a part of. And some...not so much. I regret to say, as much as I love Korra, it's not a particularly fun fandom for me. Neither was Avatar. (They're FAR from the only fandoms that suffer from the problems I'm going to be "talking" (word-vomiting) about, but they're the ones I've had the most experience with.)Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded "though3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fandom has become a dirty word. I have literally been accused of participating in fandom. Wait, accused of what? For me, the whole idea of "fandom" can be summed up in one word: excitement. Man, I love getting excited about shit. And I LOVE talking to other people who are excited about shit! And then our excitement spirals around each other's and then we make awesome creations with that extreme excitement. EXCITEMENT-BENDING! This is what happens EVERY time I post a fanart, and I c
TypoTalks with *suqerWelcome to the TypoTalks interview series again! In the upcoming months I will be publishing interviews with various deviants active in the Typography community on dA. Though not entirely focused on Typography, we also talk about Design and Art, I hope to create more awareness for this tool and art formTypoTalks with *suqer3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I present an interview with suqer. The Sweden based designer joined deviantART 5 years ago and has since contribute to the Typography and Design galleries. His illustrations and logo designs take up graffiti stylistics as well as calligraphic appearances. Throughout his gallery you will find brilliant examples of custom lettering and type design.
You can follow his work on Flickr, the Behance Network or his website Martin Schmetzer (currently under construction).
The Art of DeceptionOne of the reasons I love bugs macro photography is because i get to see how some of them have evolved to fool their prey / predator.The Art of Deception2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of the best way to deceive your enemy is camouflage. Leaf, mud, seeds, stick, tree stump, tree bark... the possibility are endless!
Majangella moultoni, Moss Mantis by melvynyeo Leptogastrinae by melvynyeo Seed-like planthopper by melvynyeo Hairy Huntsman Spider by melvynyeo Leaf insect by melvynyeo Leaf mimic Katydid (Chondroderella borneensis) by melvynyeo Broken Twig Stick Insect by melvynyeo Aschiphasma annulipes by melvynyeo Kuhl's Flying Gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli) by melvynyeo Twig mimic moth 2 by melvynyeo Chondroderella borneensis by melvynyeo Twig-Like Feather-Legged Spider by melvynyeo Camouflage by melvynyeo Tree Stump Spider 2 by melvynyeo Masked Hunter Nymph by melvynyeo
Some has gone further by mimicking aggressive insect like ants and wasp
Ant-Mimicking Jumping Spider by melvynyeo Ant mimicry by melvynyeo Myrmarachne plantaleoides by melvynyeo Mantidfly by melvynyeo Wasp mimic Robberfly - Kubah by melvynyeo Batesian mimicry by melvynyeo
But nothing beats mimicking a pile of bird shit
Bird dropping crab spider by melvynyeo Pasilobus sp. by melvynyeo Bird-Dung Crab Spider, Phrynarachne sp. by melvynyeo Cyrtarachne fangchengensis by melvynyeo :thumb397078
Resources For Artists: Colour Scheme ToolsColour Scheme ToolsResources For Artists: Colour Scheme Tools2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So I have been thinking of doing a few articles apart from feature articles to link some useful resources for artists and this is the first one of these. While this is a mini one, it's helped me a lot on several occassions.
Sometimes it gets confusing to decide which colours to choose. "'Should I go with a turquoise and a gold for the face? What about the room? I was going for a chic cool modern palette which is minimalistic!" Surely, a lot of us have gone through those decisive moments. Below are some colour scheme tools that would help you with your colour scheme choices. Click the titles or the links in asterisk to go to the following sites.
A big resource community for colour palettes*, user named
PAINT MY OC contestAnd the contest is finally open. This is the second contest hosted by us and this time the theme of the contest is about our original characters. This contest is for digital and traditional art only. At the end 6 WINNERS will be selected who'll get a lot of great prizes. For more info read the rest of the article. And please add this journal to your favorites, so more people will be informed about this contest. Thank you.PAINT MY OC contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
P.S. At the end we'll randomly select 10 people who faved this journal and they'll get a huge feature in our journal. And one lucky person will even get points (400 ). Good luck to all participants.
Here's a list of the prizes the winners will get at the end of the contest. There will be 6 WINNERS, that means that there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category. We listed the prizes only once, because winners of the first category will get exactly the same prizes as winners of the second category (if it says that winner of 1st p
Tip of the Day: Traits of a good artist.A trait of a 'good artists' is that they keep drawing and painting long after others would have stopped. Press "Favorite" if you plan on painting or drawing today!Tip of the Day: Traits of a good artist.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
See you soon for my workshop in Sao Paulo! http://www.melies.com.br/mega-palestra/programacao.html
Sending positive vibes to you all!
More FIAT More Imagination ContestMore FIAT More Imagination Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to EnterSubmit EntryRulesView EntriesView Semi-FinalistsView Winners18+ International
September 15, 2013 AT 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
The FIAT® 500L boasts a nearly 360 degree panoramic view which makes fo
Muddy Colours...Yup, its been awhile between bouts of wordy stuff . busy as usual with, well, the usual stuff but thought I'd break the silence with a plug for a great creative resource (insert drum roll, and possibly a dancing bear or two) .Muddy Colours...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't know Muddy Colors?
Let me introduce you .
Muddy Colours, this is a reader from my journal..
Journal reader, this is Muddy Colours... http://muddycolors.blogspot.com
Muddy Colors is a blog site full of great artistic advice from an amazing lineup of creative talent (Donato Giancola, Petar Meseldija, Justin Sweet just to name a few )
And if thats not enough to get your artistic side salivating (and believe me it should be!!), they have added to the roster a man, who for years has been using his artwork to keep us all safe from the dangers of unwanted tentacles, a man who's very name is French for 'talented' (I may be wrong about that one... my non-existent french is quite rusty), yes that's
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by nihilist-0corroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by TylerFortierPhoto:th
the tale of Lord ass butt - A realnotfictionThere once was a boy named Lord Ass Butt, but that wasn't actually his name. He felt as if the world was a downward spiral of inetiquettecy, but honestly he was just a lever for it, and contributed more out of oblivion than hypocrisy. Lord Ass Butt also didn't like anyone but himself because everyone else didn't understand him. Too bad he didn't tell people how he felt instead he treadled on mind reading and bawwed into the moonlight like one of his beloved wolves. Did I mention that Lord ass Butt loved nature? He was a granola, a hippie, a tree hugger. Ironic that his actions of living in an urban area just adds to his naivety, along with contributing by being a vegetarian. lord Ass Butt was in a very wealthy family, living in harmony all his life with enough money to swim in. Although Lord Ass Butt hated his life, and hated everyone in it. He also hates capitalism; which is funny sincethe tale of Lord ass butt - A realnotfiction3 years ago in Personal More Like This
AGAIN WITH THE SUB AND THE RUNNING OUTok give me prompts for the chara designs im going to sell so im not infected with DA ad virusesAGAIN WITH THE SUB AND THE RUNNING OUT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Give a Feature, Get a Feature #59:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Give a Feature, Get a Feature #594 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Give a Feature, Get a Feature!
Please this News Article to help these artists get more exposure!
To participate, please follow the link to the group blog:http://realm-of-fantasy.deviantart.com/journal/Give-a-Feature-Get-a-Feature-59-261301264
Realm-of-Fantasy is running a weekly "Give a Feature, Get a Feature" in our group. Do you have a favorite Fantasy/SciFi piece on deviantART? Or maybe you know of a Fantasy/SciFi piece that just isn't getting enough exposure? Would you like to get a little exposure yourself? Well, here is the time and place to speak up.
You pick it, we promote it. Not only in a group blog, but in a deviantART News as well. And as a bonus, you can pick a piece of yours that you would like to get featured as well!
"Give a Feature, Get a Feature" will be posted each Week, and the first 25 suggestions will be featured so better be quic
9 reasons to adore OIL PAINT1. FORGIVING - Oil is, even today, still one of the easiest and most forgiving mediums you can work in. Creating an oil painting is in fact relatively easy compared to other mediums such as watercolor or pastels.9 reasons to adore OIL PAINT2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
2. EASY TO CONTROL - Oil paints are easy to put onto a canvas or panel. You just put some paint on your brush and rub it on the canvas or panel. The paint will generally not run or move.
3. SMOOTH BLENDING - Oil paints are king of the ring when blending colors together and creating subtle blends. Wet-on-wet is the sure fire way to get a smooth transition in your painting.
4. COLOR STABILITY - One great property of oil paints is that they don't change color when they dry as opposed, for example, to acrylics or watercolor. Oils stay pretty-much the same for a long period of time (however, in a very long period of time, oil paintings have tendency to yellow).
5. EASY TO REMAKE - It's simple, just scrape the paint off with a paint knife and repa
Lineart, Light, and Planning AheadJust a quickie today because I saw something that made me smile!Lineart, Light, and Planning Ahead3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love it when artists post the lineart and then the finished piece. In the case of this drawing, the lines are charming and well-executed, but don't particularly give the impression of a finished piece. They are clearly one part of a considered process.
A lot of the time, lines are used as a description of exclusively form and the things that can be conveyed that way, composition, expression, etc. Then, when we color, we begin to consider things like mood and lighting. I've been thinking a lot about how to describe light with line while working on the recent ink drawings, and so I had a particular "squee" moment when I noticed this lovely spot of consideration in Hughes' drawing-
Look at the color version at the shadow behind Selina- the shape of it, and compare it to the line version. Despite there being very little detai
Now Taking COMMISSIONS!Just finished a long job for Slugfest games doing some card art ( that I will be posting some of soon ) and now my plate is empty... help me fill it with your artnesses.Now Taking COMMISSIONS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is a General listing of Commission info.
Pricing will go as such:
Single character pricing
Sketch commissions: $2O
Clean Line Commissions: $50
Full Color Marker commission + original shipped free: $60 (unless outside US)
full digital color commission (SIMPLE Cel Shade) $50
full digital color commission + hi res file: (Cel SHADE/SOFT SHADE) $80
***(side note: I can work from text descriptions, but will be an extra charge)***
if interested in anything else or want multi character quo
Invitation to Templum magazineHello friends!! I want to invite you to a new digital art magazine :icontemplumdigital:Invitation to Templum magazine3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our aim is share with the world amazing artists and their works. Some of them are unknown, some of them are popular, and the truth is that we don’t care this fact, for us all they are all wonderful people with incredible skills.
We want to arrive to al the corners of this big planet, that’s why we have our 1st issue available in 5 languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian and German.
Templum Nº1 was a complete success, we got more than 300 readers in the first 2 days and at this moment the number keep increasing
Featured artists in the 1st issue: :iconmrcanavan: :iconfetsch: :iconmartanael: :iconprincesselemmiriel: :iconadelenta: :iconcocoaspen: :icondleoblack:
We want to invite you to read this magazine and to be part of it in TemplumDigital :icontemplumdigital: we are now accepting works to feature in our next issue, you can be one of the featured artists
The Resource Roundup #4The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #43 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about stock photography featuring models. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• A different stock photo theme
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
Collection of useful BrushesI collected a few really useful and amazing brushes.Collection of useful Brushes6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I hope it makes your search a little bit easier
:thumb67381688: 'I LUV DESIGN' Pro Grunge by PAULW simple brushes 1 by sah-designs SM_splatterisM 1 - ps7 repack by smashmethod Grunge Texture brushes CS+ by OutsideFate marker brushes by crazykira-resources Super Crazy Splatter Brushes by WhirlwindZOR Abstract brushes set. 4 by Chlotte :thumb18660750: REDO brushes by rubina119 Floral Brushes - brushes set by solenero73 Blood Brushes by Red-Eclipse :thumb78717177: Hannner's Ink Stroke Brushes by hannner Gorilla Splatter Brushes v1 by dreamslikefire Cky's Gunge Abstract Brushes by CkyGFX Anna's Grunge brushes by Anna25121 Impact - BloodSplatter Brushes by archaii Watercolor Photoshop Brushes by Qbrushes SimpleSmudges .2. Brushes Pack by env1ro Sprayed Brushes by gallured Abstract Brushes Vol 6 by rubina119 +Cross Brushes Set+ by t3h-flan WaterColor .3. Brushes Pack by env1ro New Splatters Brushes by corelila Splatter Brushes by heavengoodbye BadBoy Brushes by Wazzon Custom Abstract Brushes by CGPaintings Spray Paint Splatter Brushes by itsJ2o Paint Drip Brushes by elliottfelix Dot Splatter Brushes by motion-suggests :thumb52173514: Free Floral Brushes Pack 1 by ElenaSham Blood Brushes by Dracovina Splatters Brushes version 1.5 by corelila Watercolor Brushes by mcbadshoes Blood Splatter Brushes by Eden-stock Deko Mask brushes for icons by endlessdeep Masking Brushes by yu-resource Rough Textures Brushes by corelila :thumb24778173: .9 - splash brushes by domino-88 .9 - splash brushes by domino-88 PaulW Tech Brushes by Project-GimpBC ewanism's scratchy brushes by PStoGIMPbrushes :thumb38165
Rainmeter / Pileus Help, Set-up, & FAQSince I released the http://livinglightningrod.deviantart.com/art/P-I-L-E-U-S-Suite-148290753 (Pileus suite), many people have asked how to configure/edit/set up various parts. I am by no means an expert, and I'm sure there are a lot of smarter, better, more good-looking people who could answer these questions with brevity, wit, and savvy. I would recommend to all http://www.rainmeter.net/forum/index.php (the Rainmeter forums).Rainmeter / Pileus Help, Set-up, & FAQ5 years ago in Personal More Like This
But, if you're having trouble with getting Pileus to do what you want, I feel responsible to at least try to help. So the following are my attempts at answers to some common questions. Thanks for bearing with me, and I hope this helps someone!
First, some things you need to/might want to/possibly already know:
Rainmeter makes wide use of things called 'variables'. In the actual code, things like text size and color (which must be repeated a lot across all the skins) and personal info (like your computer's drive names, weather code, etc.) are easiest to ed
Quick Tips: On Referencing AnatomyReference from real life whenever possible.Quick Tips: On Referencing Anatomy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you reference or copy from another artist's studies/sketches/art, you may be copying their mistakes as well. Furthermore, an artist's studies are their notes and --just like with history or chemistry notes-- copying someone else's notes will not help you fully understand the material. To completely understand anatomy, you must take your own notes and build your own understanding through observation.
This is probably a no-brainer for many artists but... scruffynerfherder and I were talking about this last night, and with the increase of "anatomy studies" showing up on dA's front page, it's been on my mind. DA's resource category has some great material, but I also feel like there is a lot of misleading information taught by amateurs who really probably shouldn't be teaching things like shading or anatomy, because they have a less-than-stellar grasp on it themselves. I'm not trying to knock anyone here, but it's a bit tr
Legends of Loros CONTEST!!!HELLO GUYS! Just wanted to announce our BADASSERY STUDIOS "LEGENDS OF LOROS" JAM!Legends of Loros CONTEST!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Legends of Loros was created, written and illustrated by Zach Bradley. :iconzachdb:
WHAT'S THE CHALLENGE?
The art jam is just that, a JAM! Draw any character from the Loros book to the best of your ability!
1st place will win $50 and a 3 month subscription.
2nd place will win $25 and a 3 month subscription.
3rd place will win a 3 month subscription.
deadline is August 15th Plenty of time to rock!
check out Zach's work for reference!
READ THE COMIC FREE! at badasserystudios.com http://badasserystudios.com/
BADASSERY STUDIOS IS:
:iconjktcomics: :iconricky-martinez: :iconxidis777: :iconzhourules: :icon2beansoup:
:iconrobertmakesstuff: :iconenmity88: :iconsketchheavy: :iconselkir
Give a Feature, Get a Feature #67:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Give a Feature, Get a Feature #673 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Realm-of-Fantasy is running a weekly "Give a Feature, Get a Feature" in our group. Do you have a favorite Fantasy/SciFi piece on deviantART? Or maybe you know of a Fantasy/SciFi piece that just isn't getting enough exposure?
Would you like to get a little exposure yourself? Well, here is the time and place to speak up.
You pick it, we promote it. And as a bonus, you can pick a piece of yours that you would like to get featured as well!
More info about this feature and how to participate below right after the feature.
Support the artists:
Please this Group Blog to help these artists get more exposure!
If you Fav this Blog you will get an extra Feature of your work in the next Blog
Be sure to visit all of these wonderful artists galleries and share your thoughts, comments and favs with them.
Now lean back and enjoy this week’s features!
"Give a Feature, Get a Feature"
Amazing Drawing Video! Must see!Check out this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGjGhU2o7sQ and prepare yourself to be amazed and [even] astounded! Kim Jung is a crazy creative machine!Amazing Drawing Video! Must see!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some very humbling but inspiring stuff! Enjoy!
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 Citizenship3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This