Digitally Delicious: January 24thApprehension by BJPentecostDigitally Delicious: January 24th1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hymn To Pan by Valyavande
The Avalanche Callers by Starhorse
The Virgin Queen by MARYMARU
La Collectionneuse by theartofTenia
Temple in the sky by Ecystudio
The Fire and Water Sprites by IngridTan
Rainy day by SinteArkras
Hummingfox by Maquenda
Earth by JonHrubesch
Hello beauty by Claire-Lacaes
Vindictus 2 by ddal84
Hollow World Cover by HughEbdy
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
The Alternative Limb ProjectThe Alternative Limb Project by Sophie de Oliveira Barata is a project focused on creating highly realistic and unique prosthetic limbs for amputees. These limbs are designed to stand out, to draw attention to something many people are afraid to look at. The prosthetic are carefully designed by Sophie, a long time artist and special effects artist, to reflect the personalty and hobbies of the wearer. The goal of the whole project is to draw positive attention to something that is normally viewed in a negative light. While the pieces aren't necessarily meant for everyday wear, they function more like an expensive dress or a piece of jewelry that you would wear on a special occasion.The Alternative Limb Project2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Be sure to check out The Alternative Limb Project's website!
Freelance Paychecks are RealA few weeks back while thinking about this journal, I came across a forum for paid photojournalism jobs. I left it some time later in complete shock. There I found posting after posting about jobs paying nothing, next to nothing, or promising payment and then paychecks never arriving in the mail. I sat there, closed the laptop lid, and thought for a long while.Freelance Paychecks are Real9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
Every single one of those initially low-balled me; offering me starting contracts at 10-20% of my regular rate. And despite publications th
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
Art We Heart [Halloween Edition]Art We Heart [Halloween Edition]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art We ♥ is a new hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.
Home to nearly 200 million works of art, deviantART is an artistic mecca — catering to every creative whim. DeviantART has you covered, offering something for everyone... whether you’re a professional artist looking to build a following, an amateur looking to hone your skills, an art appreciator looking for the latest art trends, or an Internet enthusiast looking to build connections with like-minded people. No matter what you’re passionate about or interested in, deviantART will help you find more of what you’re looking for!
Creepy & Horror
Feast Macabre by Arum1966
Vampire Love by necromangadomina noctis by Princess-of-Shadowsdeath eater cuff by JuleeMClarkPulsed through my Veins by wrongcoordinate:thumb
Why we fall. - Edited with full postWhy we fall. - Edited with full post2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Art by Allison Smith.
"Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up."
One of my favorite lines from Batman Begins. However, there are moments where it's rather difficult to get back up, and sometimes we require that one special kick in the ass.
From each tumble, we learn a valuable lesson. A year or so ago, I had hit a personal wall that was proving too difficult to force through. Art, which is usually front and center, took a back sea--and while we've all had art blocks--that wasn't the only issue.
It began with my roommate of two years, whom had decided it was time to move else where. With such a sudden interruption, I had to find a new home and in less than 30 days.
Having also been through a bleak breakup months prior, and finding myself with no pending freelance work and
FAQHow did you get started?FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've always sculpted as a hobby and am completely self taught. In April of 2010 I decided I wanted to finally try my hand at selling my work. I started posting things on etsy and DA and veeery slowly people started noticing. My first couple of years relied heavily on commission work.
How are you so popular? I just started making sculptures too but nobody notices or buys them?
It took well over two years before I was actually getting fulltime work with decent pay. It took a TON of hard work. I sold my work for far less than I should have, because I needed customers. I also did a few shows, to get some exposure by handing out business cards. I made things as often as I could, posted often, and made sure it was very clear I was open for commissions. I posted links on everything. You have to make it easy for people to find the info they need! I posted mainly on etsy and DA, then made a fanpage on facebook very late in the game. Probably sh
Madefire - The future of storytellingMadefire - The future of storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Remember reading about Greek and Roman mythology in school? What about the folklore you’ve heard while camping or during bedtime stories? We’re challenging you to harness those tales of old and make a design for a t-shirt featuring mythical creatures!
Think about fantastical beasts renowned in folklore and myth -- unicorns, dragons, and other mythical animals that you’ve seen in films or books. Now, get inspired by those creatures and let’s see something awesome!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, we’re challenging you to design a t-shirt inspired by the world
Fan Art LawFan Art Law3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.Coming Out3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
Busy days come to an endHi there my dA friendsBusy days come to an end11 months ago in Personal More Like This
How's the beginning of your summer? My summer hasn't started yet (as you can probably tell from my - more or less - inactive season) BUT! only two more weeks, and I am eating, breathing, sleeping watercolors I am counting days. Literally.
Another thing is that you can, once again, get FREE Shipping when you order from my Society6 Store through this link ---> http://society6.com/weroni?promo=41a73b
If there's any product you'd like, but it's not available for the requested picture, please let me know, I can always do some changes
And thank you everyone who continues to support me, right now, I may not have time to answer to all your comments/msgs, but I do read all of them and they really make my days brighter
And as usual, I'd like to share some of my latest favorites! Take a look at their gallerie
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
Embed dA Film, Vimeo and Youtube Into Journals!Hello Beta TestersEmbed dA Film, Vimeo and Youtube Into Journals!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been on the wish-list of many a deviant for years, and now it's finally here
That's right, you can now embed your favourite deviantART Films or Vimeo and Youtube videos into your journal!
But How Do I Embed It? I hear you cry
Adding a video is simple!
And we'll do the rest
here's some more examples
If you encounter any bugs, please submit them to the issue tracker under the "Unified Content" project
And stay Devious
Believe In YourselfJust some friendly artistic advice from someone who has been drawing for nearly four decades...Believe In Yourself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Believe it yourself. When you sit down to draw, believe that the outcome will be successful. Failure at drawing comes from not trying hard enough, not working hard enough, and not believing that you can get the job done. Success comes from working hard, learning from past mistakes, and believing that you can and will rises to the occasion. If you are confident that you will do well each time you sit down to draw, you will do better work than the time before. You might not always get things right, or be satisfied with your outcomes, but you will be moving forward as an artist. Repetition. It's not the only way to improve, but it's the only GUARANTEED way to do it. The more you draw, the better you'll get at it. The more you ink, the better you get at it. The more you color, the better you get at it. Never fear your drawing table (Wacom, etc). You aren't going to be dismantling nuc
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
Video Interview with SycraI did a video interview with Sycra (A great artist and a great contributor of the art community who runs a very resourceful youtube channel). We had a really fun time chatting about art. Enjoy!Video Interview with Sycra1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Daily deviations I love that feature of dA! I love browsing through them every day and I love suggesting them. And since I usually get so passionate about things that I really like (listening to my favourite songs for literally hundreds of times ) when one of my suggestions gets featured, I get as excited as if my own work has been featured there. Actually I used to be just as eager as anybody here about getting my work exhibited on the DD page but I've had my taste of it and I don't hunger for that kind of exposure anymore. However, it's an absolute delight to reciprocate the pleasure I've been given by the mind-blowingly talented people I've encountered on this site. And even if they do get approved by one of the CVs I still feel as if there's some more that needs to be done to have more deviants see and enjoy those gorgeous artworks. This is why I'm making this feature now and I can only ask that if you like it, you fav and/or show it around so more people can appreciate the artworkDaily deviations1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Broken Animated Journal Skin :)Yay I finally got this Journal Skin! Thanks for all those amazing comments! You guys made my day!Broken Animated Journal Skin :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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To share what you loveHello everyone,To share what you love1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It's been such a long time since I've done a feature just for the heck of it, without any purpose whatsoever other than showcasing things I love. I've been so busy on here with young-photo-club, Death-Chicks, GetDailyDeviations, and my own Group Spotlight features that I haven't been able to do a feature of random things I've seen and adored here on DA! So here it goes!
Ines II by KimberlyMeade A Little Sadness by Queen-Kitty Thranduil Cosplay - One with the forest by Abessinier
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-06-2015Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-06-20152 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines FROM THE NEWS DESK March 6, 2015
Star Wars Actor Loses Millennium Falcon Privileges
Harrison Ford crash-landed a small, vintage aircraft on a Los Angeles golf course yesterday, making it his third crash/emerg
What is SketchBomb?Hey everyone,What is SketchBomb?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a while since I've really taken a minute to explain SketchBomb for those who are unaware.
SketchBomb is a sketch group I started in March of 2010 in San Francisco. I was working as a freelance artist and craved face-to-face interaction with artists again. I posted where I'd be, and hoped people would show up. A small group of enthusiastic artists did and now we've been going for three years and have tons of attendees. We even have chapters in other parts of the country.
What do we do? We have themes that we all sketch towards, we share the sketches everyone does with the entire group, and we have a lot of fun. SketchBomb meets once a month, on a Saturday (announced ahead of time), at 8 PM. Anyone is welcome to attend. We have a very open environment and everyone's contributions are given equal time in the spotlight. I've been to other sketch groups that don't have such an open philosophy and it was a very important element for me to try and get right.