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 PAINT3 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
This weekend I painted a large mural in Chinatown!I love painting large and it is always an honor to be asked by a wonderful organization to paint at their space and represent their community visually. This week I was asked to paint a piece in Oakland Chinatown at Lincoln Square. An amazing community center the has droves of smiling people enjoying the giant ship like playgrounds, the expansive b-ball courts, and sword fighting in the lawn bowling court, to name a few. The ages ranges from 1 to 100+ and all the folks were super stoked to see this painting in process. My good friend Christopher Mackessy, ( who took most of the photos for the deviantART Gear Shop,) is also a painter, As well as a teacher. He procured the walls through the community center with the blessings and we spent the last 2 days painting. Many of his students came out and we fitted them with brushes and oversized tee shirts and they went to town with our instruction. With the help of these smiling pint sized 8 year old Picassos we crushed it with a mixtureThis weekend I painted a large mural in Chinatown!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Weekly Feature #6Moved to 21 to 30 favs:Weekly Feature #64 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lost by Feroucious
Moved to 31 to 40 favs:
The future of Beauty by Broodcity Extinct in the Wild by clippercarrillo ::Nyan Cat:: by fluffy-puffy-fifi :thumb268726967: Vampire Queen by Eternal-Dream-Art La fiesta by jesss33 003 - Toad by pocket-arsenal
Moved to 41 to 50 favs:
Clean.And.Pristine by OctoberRainne Whiskers by NB-Photo
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my half apple by danielramosruiz ready now by ernest-art
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RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Of Angels and Demons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Momus Advby Toru-meow
9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS1. UNIVERSALITY - Acrylic are probably the most versatile of paints. You can thin them with water and use as watercolor (they will remain permanent upon drying, unlike watercolor), apply them in full strength, create textures.9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
2. COMBINABLE - This medium is very suitable to be combined with anything you wish - watercolor, ink, pencils, oils... Free your imagination and experiment!
3. NUMEROUS SUITABLE SURFACES - Acrylics can be used on paper, canvas, wood, metal and many more surfaces (this is true, even though they don't adhere towards some surfaces as promptly as oils). This is a great advantage, when you get used to this medium, you can paint at whatever material you've got available.
4. DON'T STINK - That's right, all of you that have experienced headaches caused by oil paint might just appreciate an acrylic vacation!
5. FAST DRYING TIME - Composition doesn't seem right after you put down your first layer? This is not a problem, wait half an hour
Sesshomaru's Name....This time, we're going to take a hard look at Sesshomaru's name and it's translation.Sesshomaru's Name....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Sesshomaru" breaks into three kanji characters:
殺 生 丸
or Sesshomaru together.
Let's look at them one at a time:
This is a ten stroke character that is pronounced "se-tsu" or サイ.
Generally, it can mean one of the following:
kill, murder, slay, suppress, stifle, smother
It is character 488 in A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters, and appears on page 150.
If we dissect setsu, we get the following:
The first half of setsu is a corruption of the character for "pig" (character 1670 page 533) and the second half is the character for "strike/weapon in the hand" (character 153 page 43).
Together, they make up the single kanji "setsu" and it represents to kill with a weapon.
The next character of his name is 生 , which is a five stroke character, (number 42 on page 12 of the aforementioned book), and while in thi
Wig Commission InfoUPDATE: Please send price quote inquiries by messaging me through my wig commission Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-cluster-Wig-Commissions/196231163732453Wig Commission Info4 years ago in Personal More Like This
or email to sonteen12[at]hotmail.com with "wig commissions" or something similar as a subject. Thank you
Hello~ I'm finally taking orders for wig commissions. Please read the info below if you're interested in getting a wig styled by me. ^^ I'm only taking limited orders per time period since I need to work on my own cosplays as well.
Red-cluster Wig Commissions
I'm just a wig lover who might just be "a little" obsessed with wig styling. My aim in doing wig commissions is to provide fellow cosplayers with wigs that best suited to them. I can't promise to make the wigs "exactly" as the wigs of *insert cosplayer's name here* But I can promise that I will make the wig that looks good on you and remains accurate to the original style of the character you choose to cosplay.
For some examples
Role Models: Then and NowRole Models: Then and Now8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Role Models: Then and Now
Albert Einstein by SoulOfDavid
There was a time when childhood heroes were real life human beings people dreamed of emulating when they “grew up.” There were sports heroes, famous astronauts, war heroes, political figures, the leaders of social and humanitarian causes, etc..
Then came “Star Trek” which is thought to be a prime mover behind student inte
R.I.P Robin Williams...thank you for everything... we will miss you... T_T <3...R.I.P Robin Williams...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSDave Elliott, An Authentic Citizen2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
Let's Talk Writing: Issue 24Let's Talk Writing: Issue 24Let's Talk Writing: Issue 241 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Let's Talk Writing is my news article featuring five different writers that I've discovered here on deviantArt. It will be published every Friday. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to note me. I will take them into consideration (which means I'll most likely accept them.) You can find a past list of interviewees here. Now, let's talk writing!
Writer #1: :iconedges-to-everything: Edges-to-Everything
What inspired you to start writing?
English was my favorite subject in elementary school. My father was an English Professor. I loved words from an early age, and writing came more naturally to me than anything else.
How much do you feel you've improved in the last few years?
I only began writing again about a year ago aft
Florida SuperconBy some strange circumstance, I am free from work on Saturday, so I'll be attending Supercon and trying my hand at cosplay photography! It's been over five years since I did cosplay photography, back in high school when all I had was a Canon xTi Rebel and a kit lens. I am excited to see what five years of experience will mean. But it'll also be nice to get a little nostalgic and just experiment for once.Florida Supercon2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Final Fantasy X with
:iconnegativedreamer: :icontarapotamus: :iconsaiyora-saga:
The Fifth Element with
Revolutionary Girl Utena or Mass Effect with Kendall Kane
There will certainly be more to come!
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 50mm 1.2L
Canon EF 85mm 1.2L II
Canon EF 100mm 2.8L Macro
Canon 580 EX II Speedlite
Canon 430 EX II Speedli
The Contest (definitive)Okay,The Contest (definitive)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I made a few modifications in the contest, according to the majority votes.
This is a contest of new Ben 10 designs.
The rule is simple: youŽll give a new look to Ben 10 characters. Clothes, hair, muscles or fat, etc. You can make them look futuristic, steampunk, vintage, any style you like. Acessories - weapons, magic stuff, vehicles, scars, etc - may be included or not.
The redesign also concerns graphic style. The drawings can be realistic, mangaish, psychodelic, art nouveau... - even cartoonish, as long as it hasnŽt anything to do with Omniverse style.
A few good examples :
The characters just have to be recognizable. Gwen, for example. You can make her hair short or long, curly or straight, but she must
Friday Features January 20th 2012Posted on behalf of :iconpanda69680102:Friday Features January 20th 20124 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bald Eagle Portrait by s-kmphippo tattoo by garfildus
Faux Wood Hippo by FauxHeadLittle cat by szndsgnOtter Brothers by TVD-Photography
Fearless by KeldBach
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo
Participate in our Art Exchange Meme!Participate in our Art Exchange Meme!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It's the holiday season, which means it's the season of giving and receiving! And what better way to get to spread holiday cheer than with a new art sketch exchange meme?
Participating is simple:
1. Copy and paste the following text into a comment on this journal, answer the questions, and post!
Name (or nickname):
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.):
I'm interested in sketching:
I'd like to receive a sketch of:
Interests/hobbies outside of art:
Anything else you'd like to share:
2. Read through comments left from other deviants. You might find someone with the same hobbies as you, someone who enjoys your favorite TV show, or someone who has similar artistic goals. Or, maybe you want something different! Variety is the spice of life.
Happy holidays from deviantART!Happy holidays from deviantART!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite art
Ice QueensI have always been drawn to the Ice Queen archetype. Ever since I was a kid, and used to watch the Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe cartoon, and I loved the character of the character of the White Witch. In part this has to do with my own great love for winter in general, and the power that is embodied within the figure of the Ice Queen. And so now that we are in the midst of winter, it seemed like an appropriate time to do homage to these powerful and beautiful women.Ice Queens3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So if you are brave enough, come and gave upon these icy hearted women who rein within the cold barren winter.
Ice Queen by BlackAriode13 The Ice Queen by michael221
The Snow Queen by Killer-Queen-1983
Weekly Feature #12 Part 1I went through all folders today and found all submissions that were able to move up a folder due to getting more favs! Check them out!!Weekly Feature #12 Part 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
NOTE: Due to so many deviations I'm going to split up the weekly feature from now on!!!!
~GIVE THEM SOME LOVE~
Moved to 21 to 30 favs:
Moved to 31 to 40 favs:
el gran espacio by AvenueOfLoneliness This I Am Without You - Ink by Morbido13 Dreamed Cities IV by escondidaeye :thumb55006077: Angry Pixar Car speaks by marjol3in1977 Connected by MaddLouise Blue Solitude by MichelLalonde The Girl In The Mirror by Debbysh Lupine by miss-gardener :
Face Your Monster Contest! TweetFace Your Monster Contest!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Monster Mask by $kozispoon
Artwork by $dxd
Monster Mask by $damphyr
Halloween is just around the corner and many deviants are already preparing costumes, pumpkins, and decorations. But our favorite spooktacular holiday just wouldn't be complete without gruesome ghouls and dastardly demons. Are you ready to Face Your Monster?!
Inspired by `manic-cure's recent community project, we're challenging you to make your face into a monster.
Read Official Rules »
Using traditional art materials, turn your face into a monster. Take a
picture of your face and upload to the contest gallery.
Take a photograph of your fac
The Grey in this City...It creeps into every little corner, every curled-up warmth, every carved-out resting place, every ragged crevice. It rasps in my throat and it gasps when I wake and it chokes when I fall and in every way every single day is coloured grey.The Grey in this City...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
'And the grey in this city is too much to bear'
And it weighs so heavy and my shoulders ache.
But every heartbeat, every crash of the drum makes it mine, shapes it, takes it, funnels it into a bottle and stoppers it. Down in one and the devil's on your back and in your veins, or maybe you're in his. And the damage is done and the image was never sacred and just watch how quickly you are no longer forged in wrought iron and starlight, how quickly you are cast in low plastic.
Where's the ache that shaped the shadows and placed the light with such care? Where's the firelight and the cold deep dark?
I will not live just to grow old.
These hands are not content, no leeching grey thoughts will stop them when they choose to build.
Wonder in a heartbeat and w
What Keeps Mankind AliveThere are trees here, but they hold their branches high because they must in order to survive, there is no strength to them.What Keeps Mankind Alive3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The river flows.
The Oracle squats, fat and artificial and effluent over the muddied waters as they crawl sluggishly through the car fumes and discarded cans.
This place of polished plastic architecture and the pre-aged pre-torn clothes feels sick. The people are made of the same lifeless plastic as the cartons and crisp packets that creep along the currents of the near-stagnant water. Their faces are blind, noses high, and I hate them and I pity them and I fear becoming like them, losing that which has always been me, that which fundamentally makes me happy and makes me something other than what they are.
The eyes that flicker from under perfectly messy hair do not like me. Some days I feel the stares so hard they make my shoulders tense and my hands clench, some days I feel stronger than them, some days I feel so fucking surrounded I stupidly, reflexively look
features 56♥ Enjoy the beautiful works of the amazing artists. ♥features 564 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are you loving the pain? by CarolinLauer
A.Lion.Awakening.II by OctoberRainneoverwhelming solitude by adrkristenter clown by melancholy95
colours of the wind by inessa-emilialady by valeena
deersdeers by young-fascination
:thumb274962128:Flow by juliadavisflowers by DaniDeephoto
Turquoise. by Lileinayaoverwhelming solitude by adrkrist
Ballerina by DianaCretu
tears of joy by paulchen11Welcome, Autumn by JessicaRomananother reality by SabrinaCichy
Lumiere by NestR:thumb180600725:
Misty by ArLapka
Worbla's Finest Art Tutorial I◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Naraku on Facebook ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊Worbla's Finest Art Tutorial I3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Hello and welcome to my second tutorial. I made this one especially for Thomas today.
Here are some pictures on "How to use Worbla's"
But first: What is Worbla's?
Worbla's Finest Art is a thermoplastic that's ultra cosplayer-friendly. It cuts easily with a knife or a pair of scissors.