Interview: Softbody DollsAs part of the Dolls, Plushies & Toys Week I am posting interviews and features, there will also be contributions from other galleries as part of this week, check them out here.Interview: Softbody Dolls5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today's Special is all about Soft Body Dolls.
What is a Soft Body Doll?
Soft body dolls are constructed from fabrics and enhanced with details made from clay, polymer clay, resin or other more solid materials. Some of these creations have sculpted faces and hands/paws or other such details.
Here is an example of fantastic soft body dolls to be found in the Dolls, Plushies & Toys gallery:
Today I would like to introduce six of the best soft body doll makers here on dA! If you check out the Dolls, Plushies & Toys gallery, you will find an abundance of stunning works from a var
Site Update: Twitter Widget, Commission RatingsIn 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: Twitter Widget, Commission Ratings2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Update to the Twitter Widget
The Twitter widget for Profile Pages has been given a small update to better match Twitter's branding. It also allows the widget to tell you how many followers a user has on Twitter at a glance.
Upgrade to Premium Membership to install the Twitter widget!
Commission Ratings Coming Soon
In the near future, we are planning to implement ratings for Commissions, so that buyers can leave feedback regarding the artist's performance on a completed Com
thank you, anon :3Merry Christmas for you too <3thank you, anon :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
it's already passed more than a month, sorry that I'm soooo slooow :c :iconslowpokeplz::iconslowpokeplz:
Happy Holidays to you guys too! how do you celebrate them? :3
The New Profile TabsAs part of an initiative to make deviantART more user-friendly and clearer, tabs on the Profile Page have received a visual and functional uplift!The New Profile Tabs2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The tabs on Profile Pages (Gallery, Prints, Favourites, and Journal) have been visually improved for consistency, cleanliness, and an overall up to date appearance. Navigation elements have been moved to the left column of the page, and the placement of major elements of each tab have been aligned so that the transition from one tab of one's Profile to another is more smooth, natural, and clean.
In addition, when viewing tabs of your own Profile, you can easily add to that tab! The Gallery tab prompts you to submit artwork, the Prints tab prompts you to submit a Print, and the Journal tab prompts you to write a Journal entry!
PE Interview with =agnes-cecileSilvia is, without any doubt, one of the most marking figures of this site. Many thousands love her works and some artists consider her to be the role model of their artistic life. Instead of rambling about how she is a popular figure of this site, i decided to show you what other people think of her.PE Interview with =agnes-cecile3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Green-EyedGhost says: "Her art is inspiring, emotional, brilliant, incredible, indescribable. Her every single work is what actually can be called art. She always inspires me, she is the most amazing artist I've ever seen in my life!"
airheadOMer completes: "...she has a brilliant and copious use of color. All her work is very intricate and lavish while remaining fairly luminous and simple. It has a wonderful flow to it and is, basically, quite beautiful. She has ineffable talent and her work shows that."
With this being said, let's see what agnes-cecile has to say!
You are a very succ
EDIT: WINNERAfter entering the entries into the generator, we have a winner!EDIT: WINNER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The winner isssss....
#41; nikiten! c:
Thank you all for entering! uvu I will notify the winner at this time.
EDIT: DATE EXTENDED SO PEOPLE CAN ENTER. I MAY NOT CHECK ENTRIES AT EXACTLY 4, BUT I'LL TRY.
*flips abunch of tables*
I'M PRETTY SURE YOU WANT TO WIN 50 POINTS FOR DOING PRETTY CLOSE
TO RELATIVELY NOTHING.
so my watchers and people who have done this before know the gist, but
for anyone else...
WHAT YOU MUST DO:
✿ CLICK THAT FAVORITE BUTTON
AND THAT'S IT! :iconorekibakaplz:
Once you click that favorite button, you're automatically entered into the raffle for 50 ! :iconyukkolikeniplz:
The winner will be selected by the everfamous random.org!
When does this end?
More than likely 5/17/13, at around 4 p.m EST. ( http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/usa/eastern-time/
The DeviantArt Hotel: Possible Reality?The DeviantArt Hotel: Possible Reality?9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The DeviantArt Hotel: Possible Reality?
Neotropolis by Draken413o
Hotel for DeviantDreamers?
Ever wondered what a hotel designed by the artists of DevianArt might look like? Probably something like the new Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, one of Beijing, China’s many newly constructed state-of-the-art luxury lodgings.
Imagine this: Spanning 18,075 square meters, the exterior glass surface is covered by more than 10,000 glass panels. The panels are angled so that the top portion of the building reflects the color of the sky, the middle reflects nearby Yanshan Mountain an
only night will ever knowOnly night will ever knowonly night will ever know1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Why the heavens never show
All the dreams there are to know
Paint the sky with stars
Enya : Paint the Sky with Stars
A feature journal based on the theme "night", beauty, blue, mountains, stars, cold.
Priceless pieces of inspiration here. Please take few moments to admire them, visit the artists, and the pieces and article.
Beyond Borders Cover Art by lorraine-schleter
Tomorrowland by KrisVlad
The Milky Way by k-n-8
I'm bored :c...*50 point giveaway!* (WINNER!)*EDIT* WINNER ANNOUNCED!!I'm bored :c...*50 point giveaway!* (WINNER!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congrats to :iconBellaK123:!!!
There will be another BIG point/art giveaway soon!! So don't be sad if you didn't win c:
There will also be a June giveaway too!
I am very bored! D:
And since I am feeling bored and nice, I decided to do a tiny point giveaway.
All you have to do is:
Fave this journal (it will be your number)
Watch me IF you like my art~ ;v;
Well....that's about it!
Winner will be chosen using Random.org
Birthday raffle - CLOSEDRaffle is CLOSED !Birthday raffle - CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just wanted to say my thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes and/or participating in my small raffle with something cute or funny or brand new artists and artworks (who I still need explore in detail.) Though I had to work a lot on my birthday and over the weekend as well, because of an upcoming deadline, but I had a nice birthday with so many new artworks, jokes and cute things, which was left here on this journal. I was laughing-chuckling really hard time to time or was in awe seeing all new fantastic works, when I checked my DA profile on my phone. I think my boss was suspecting that something is going on, but couldn’t guess it. X D So thank you again. : D
But you are actually here to find out the winners, ain’t ya? ; D Drum Roll please! And the Osc
Dodge Dart Contest WinnersThe designers at Chrysler had some tough decisions to make. The semi-finalists in both of the Digital and Traditional categories presented a wide variety of approaches and techniques all inspired by the new Dodge Dart. The three winners for Digital and Traditional were selected after much deliberation and consideration. They will soon be on display in the lobby of the Dodge-Chrysler headquarters.Dodge Dart Contest Winners3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
When you first look at this mural you're amazed by the artistic use of color to create the scenic picture of the Dart and everywhere the Dart can take you. Then – to surprise you even more, when you look closer you realize that this ar
Brothers Grimm - contest #2This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Brothers Grimm - contest #23 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To be more specific, it is about their tales, but there is no objection to draw the brothers themselves. The tales you may find at grimmstories.com, if you do not have the book, of course. Pick the one you like and illustrate it or - if you are a writter or poet - you may write your version or just something that would be in a noticeable relation with one of the stories. Remember, it must fit the group rules.
No new deviation is required. Though, a new one would be much more welcomed. There will not be any separated contest folder, so please just submit your entries into the correct folders, as usual, and post a link to your deviation in a comment under this announcement. Then I will edit this entry and your piece will be featured here, so everybody could see how awesome things you can do.
The Guardian's Child (Jack Frost x Reader) Part 1First time I've done this before so go easy on me :3The Guardian's Child (Jack Frost x Reader) Part 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
You looked around, nothing was close to what it looked like at your house.. All there was were hummingbirds and eggs.. Everywhere. A voice in your head told you not to touch anything, but you couldn't resist the colored chocolate eggs and feathers. You were always the creative one at your school and in your family. You started to craft things with the feathers and placed an egg at the top. You were suck in this jungle cove. There was no possible way to climb it, because of your sprained ankle. You were running laps as you got run into by someone, you had forgotten about that pain, but when you started to walk you could feel it. So you sat on the grassy ground and looked around, you smiled. You were a loner most of the time, because you didn't like the things girls at you school did. You had gotten used to it and liked being alone. You're eyes started to soften as you saw a lick of golden sand cross your face. You drifted in
My Best Motivational TipWhen I become overcome with the guilt and shame and fear as a result of my constant procrastination, I have one trick to get me off my ass that works every time.My Best Motivational Tip3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, lots of other people and blogs and whatever are all like "look how lucky you are" and "puppies and rainbows" and "if you get it done now, you'll feel better" and lots of other positive shit. While all this stuff is true, I'm still playing Assassin's Creed II for like four hours a day. It doesn't motivate me at all. I still don't want to write a 500 word essay on the subtle differences between the book and the film adaptation of The Road that's due, like, tomorrow.
So here's what I think of.
"Michael Bay wants me to fail."
Insert your own celebrity arch nemesis if you want to, but basically choose someone so crap that it makes you angry. Preferably someone who's getting paid buckets of money to do whatever they do to piss you off.
Competitive nature and the desire to prove your chosen asshole wrong should take over.
Billy Blue Change Your World ContestBilly Blue Change Your World Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Designers are always learning, always evolving, they are true agents of change, in their lives and the world around them. Billy Blue College of Design has helped inspire the careers of many graduate creatives who have gone on to change the world around them.
How to EnterSubmit EntryRulesView EntriesView Semi-Finalists
13+ AU Only
Billy Blue College of Design has grown into an inspirational space for des
"I Can't Draw""....I'm afraid other kids are gonna make fun of my drawing because I'm not good at it.""I Can't Draw"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
....said a fourth grade student to me last week at an Elementary school during my character design lesson. The little boy's comment to me about how worried he was about not being able to accurately represent what he wanted to on paper made me stop and think about something our society sort of imposes on our artists.
Since when did skill in drawing = how good of an artist you are?
I'd like to know.
Of course, we all know drawing is a fundamental skill in which every "artist" is expected to understand the Elements and Principles of Art and Design with because these elements and principles translate to ALL forms of visual art.
LETS STEP BACK AND THINK.........
Think of Art Mediums like Musical Instruments.
Think of Drawing as the Piano.
It's the instrument that most people develop an understanding of Music Theory to begin with.
But what if you picked up a guitar first instead of a piano-- and y
Thursday, Day 1 of Comic-ConThursday was the first full day of Comic-Con, and artists, cosplayers, and fans (oh, my!) strapped on their most comfortable Con Shoes and continued rocking out in San Diego. It was also the day of deviantART's first panel, "How-To: Motion Books," which was so inspiring, audience members nearly had to be physically removed from the premises because the conversations ended long after they took the microphones away.Thursday, Day 1 of Comic-Con2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sitting on the panel were spyed and techgnotic from deviantART, BenWolstenholme, LiamSharp, and nunyerbidniss from Madefire, and davegibbons, perhaps best-known for his collaboration with Alan Moore on "Watchmen." The topic was an explanation of the recent partnership of Madefire and deviantART -- who met at Comic-Con j
Armitage Artbook ClosedOk, my little deviant darlings, I'm cracking my whip with to many extensions I'm wrapping up Richard's birthday artbook to get it to him on time for his birthday This has been the most trying and craziest summer ever, but it has given me an escape when I have needed it the most. I have enjoyed meeting everyone and I hope that next year I will be able to do this again. (I definitely came up with a better plan) So get your new pieces ready, we have one year lol, thank GodArmitage Artbook Closed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The book will not be coming to me, but is being sent directly to him from the company. I have just ran out of time and honestly it is way over budget and this will save me from having to pay to ship it again. There is no way I could take pictures of everyone's pages, it ended up being about 64, but I have took some of the beginning of the book on my computer screen, so not the best quality, but where everyone could see examples. I will "try" to add more soon. If you don't see your page come
What is your Drawing Skill Level?All of the images featured in this article come from archives of my own work so not to impose unwanted criticism. The intention of this article is not to categorize artists, but to categorize similarities of different skill levels of representational drawing. Please also note that skill level in representational drawing does not equate to the worth of an artist's creative ability. But skill in representational drawing is very important to have in a lot of art disciplines. It is a skill that takes a lifetime to learn. Skill does not come from talent. Instead, talent affects the perseverance, discipline, and desire of the individual to develop skill.What is your Drawing Skill Level?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is Representational Drawing? Representational drawing is a fancy way of saying trying to re-create something you see in real life on paper (or whatever you are drawing on). When we turn about 10 or 11 years old, or brains begin to develop a different perception of visual space than what we could understand before in the earlier y
BJD Doll FAQBJD Doll FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read this if you are interested to learn more about the dolls I photograph. I dont have time to keep answering the same questions over and over again >_< I will be updating this journal entry as time goes on. Feel free to add a question in the comments section and I will try to answer it.
❤ BASICS ❤
What are these dolls?
They are BJD - ball jointed dolls. If you search Google with those keywords you will get plenty of results with companies and other info about them. This is the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball-jointed_doll. Also this LJ answers some questions too http://bjd-wtf.livejournal.com/ . If you want to learn more, I would suggest Den of Angels forum (http://www.denofangels.com/forums/).
Do you make them?
No I don't make the actual doll, I don't sculpt it. I am a customizer, I paint their faceups. I am basically a makeup artist for resin dolls. You can find the link to my commission shop
Ballistic Publishing: EXPOSE 10 Call For Entries Click here to read the article and to fave so more people can be informed about it!Ballistic Publishing: EXPOSE 10 Call For Entries3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Ballistic Publishing is proud to announce EXPOSÉ 10, the tenth edition of the premier annual artbook, which celebrates the creative talents of digital artists worldwide.
This is our tenth EXPOSÉ, and is a major part of our first decade in business celebration. We aim to make this the biggest and best yet. EXPOSÉ 10 will give artists enormous exposure in the film, game and animation world.
Submissions Are Now Open!
Call For Entries - Ballistic Publishing is now calling on artists to submit digital images for consideration in EXPOSÉ 10.
We are interested in digitally-created fine art, whether it be 2D or 3D, for commercial use, or per
Free Premium Membership Day!It's Free Premium Membership Day!Free Premium Membership Day!1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving all deviantART members exclusive access to Premium Member features, and we invite you to take advantage of this rare opportunity!
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You may not have a user symbol, but for 24 hours, your account has been granted most of the privileges of a Premium Member! The day is a piñata that has been burst open and now there's candy everywhere! Grab all we have to offer, and enjoy your delicious treats!
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Cosplay Friday: Batman's VillainsCosplay Friday: Batman's Villains7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Hey Puddin’!
Harley and Joker – An Irresistible Charm by Nyxiie
Welcome to Batman’s Rogue Gallery of Villains
Chaotic, corrupt, and crazy criminals—the dark side of Gotham is all that and so much more.
These iconic villains have inspired people around the world to give in to their darkest desires and join the ranks of the cosplay elite. From warped clown faces and poisoned lips, to jewel
Contest! (Winners!) Contest winners please note the people that are giving art prizes to tell them what you want! You can link them back to this journal for reference :3 Also note me to tell me if you want the points sent directly to you or if you wanted to set up a widget.Contest! (Winners!)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
WOW! Okay this has taken me forever to look through. So many fantastic entries I'm actually blown away by the amount of love and dedication put into all of these pieces. Some of you guys really dug deep into the meaning of the song, and even though it wasn't a requirement at all, reading all of the meaning that you guys pulled out of it was so unique and interesting.
This is really the true 'art' in art, seeing how even though we all hear the same thing, we all interpreted it in different ways. Different lyrics stuck out for different people and some of the same lyrics were taken in different ways.
Exactly what I had hoped for when I first made this contest, you should all be very proud of yourselves,