Tip of the Day: Getting your foot in the door*Take note that this advice is meant for people that are completely unknown beginners that have no options and are looking to learn***Tip of the Day: Getting your foot in the door3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Comic legend Lynn Johnston (creator of "For Better or For Worse" gave me today's tip of the day. She wrote to me with some advice after listening to my audiobook "The Perfect Bait"
"I wondered if there should be a portion dedicated to people- students etc who are completely unknown, who just want to get a foot in the door.
Working for free is the answer. You might balk at this because some critics say this gives the appearance that there is NO value to skill and talent. However- consider this: Working for free gives you amazing experience. It allows you to practice on someone else's project, see your work in print, establish a reputation and learn- big time. People who won't work for free WILL pay for a course! What better learning experience is there than to work with a client- such as a library or an independent book store or a school- producing poste
PE: Street Photography for expertsPE: Street Photography for experts3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Defining Street Photography
by Dave Beckerman
Most types of photography can be easily defined by their subjects. A wedding photographer takes pictures of weddings. A portrait photographer poses someone and takes their picture. The nature photographer covers a wide area, but it is easy to categorize.
Street photography is difficult to define because it can encompass just about any subject.
If I were to ask you to name a few famous street photographers, you might pick, Garry Winnograd, Henri Cartier-Bresson, or maybe Robert Frank. But if I asked you to define street photography that would be more difficult. You might say that street photography is candid pictures of strangers on the street. That might be a good start, but it doesn't really
PendantsPendants are not only one of the most common forms of jewellery seen around the community, they're also one of the most common crafts period. There are so many skilled deviants from many different mediums who craft gorgeous, wearable works. Here's a few choice crafts.Pendants2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Grumpy Brown Owl by StephaniePride
Little Butterfly Pendate by LenaHandmadeJewelry Paws 4. MADE TO ORDER by BDSart
Purple Dragon Head Pendant by AstridMakosla Portal Dragon Air by EnchantedTokenArt
Madoka Magica Charm Set by GrandmaThunderpants Golden tiger eye - stone painting by AlviaAlcedo
July's Artisan Craft Daily DeviationsDon't forget to check out maytel's DD RoundUp!July's Artisan Craft Daily Deviations2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Pond Koi Lotus Necklace by popnicute
Time - hourglass pendant by Eire-handmade Undead Guitar Body by jendawn77 Pen witch by sombra33
Necronomicon by MrZarono Lunam by ShirrStoneShelter
Canon Papercraft by BigAngryCat Modular Origami Snake #2 by origamimodulowe
Milestones of Digital ArtDigital Art surrounds us everywhere, here are some of the milestones of the genre that lead to the world of Digital Art we know today. This is not meant to be complete, it simply highlights some points in the history of Digital Art that are interesting and maybe even surprising. There are videos!Milestones of Digital Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you ever created Digital Art, you know that the computer is merely a tool, but never the one actually creating the art. Photoshop may be powerful, but I haven't come across the "Create Awesome Art" button yet
1982 - Adobe introduces PostScript
PostScript as a programming language has changed the work of designers 30 years ago. In short, PostScript was able to interpret any data (vector f.e.) into printable raster graphics, which require dpi settings; Type as well as graphics. This was necessary to allow the same output on any laser printer that supported PostScript, making it easy to share and exchange files without the danger of acci
Try something new challenge!Maybe you've always wanted to try a craft but never found an excuse to? Or you want to try something new? Well this is your chance, we're inviting you all to join us for a fun contest involving all the artisan crafts!Try something new challenge!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For this contest we want you to pick an artisan craft you've never tried before and do something with it. You can choose whatever craft you prefer and do anything with it, the only condition is that it needs to be completely new for you. If you need help picking one you can find examples and tutorials in the Artisan Crafts ABC.
You must make an object using any artisan craft you desire, photograph it and upload it to the appropriate Artisan Crafts gallery. Also you need to submit it to the Artisan Crafts Contest folder.The work must be your own, using tutorials or resources is allowed and encouraged but you
i really hate rape cultureand it seems like deviantart is a fucking cesspool of rape culture. from making tasteless jokes about it, to creepy fetish pictures, to all the fucking fangirls who fantasize about shotacon and yaoi rape... just what the fuck?!???i really hate rape culture1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i've seen so many pathetic stamps and stupid memes about rape, so many offensive pictures of women getting raped (some even having the women get murdered and raped postmortem) and tons of fan-girls who buy into the whole "rape is love" trope when it comes to their yaoi. And then you have the fangirls slapping "shota" on all of their 'uke" characters. do you even know what shota is? it's art of kiddie porn like seriously what the fuck?
and what pisses me off the most is that there have been people that i have really admired and respected here, like fantastic artists, who have left because of all the rape culture. i've seen people politely try to explain to these scumbags how rape is offensive and triggering. and how do these
PE: Art NouveauArt NouveauPE: Art Nouveau2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A.k.a. "That beautiful detailed flowery art style".
Art Nouveau is an art movement that was most popular between 1890 and 1910. It originated in England and France, where it spread over the last two decades of the 19th century. The origins in each respective country vary though. For example, the German "Jugendstil" was first used 1897 as criticism against cheap mass production of works from artists like Henry van de Velde. Art Nouveau was by far no consistent art movement; there were several geographical differences, although some basic characteristics stayed the same. Those key features are decorative curves and flowery elements.
All in all "Art Nouveau" constisted of divergent art movements in Europe.
Art Nouveau: France, French for 'New Art',
Project Educate 2011-2012Project Educate 2011-20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Architecture, Urban & Rural Photography
5thGallery overviews! Architecture PhotographyUrban & Rural Photography8thArchitecture! Exploring Architecture Photography10thUrban and Rural Exploring Urban & Rural
The Stock Market - No. 1The Stock Market - No. 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
1967 - I.
BRINGING IT TO LIFE by Xaomi
FRUITS OF OUR LABOR by CharleneApril
ON MY MIND by Sangelus
Tutorial: Custom Raised-Relief GlobeIf you are a worldbuilder or mapmaker working at a global scale, it can be helpful to have an actual globe to guide you. If your world is an alternate Earth, then you are in luck. You can go to Amazon or troll the thrift stores and garage sales for a cheap globe of the Earth. All done.Tutorial: Custom Raised-Relief Globe3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
For the rest of us, the globe we need cannot be found in any thrift store. So we make our own.
The above is an 8 inch desktop decorative globe I bought at a furniture store. Globes run for about $15-$30 at stores, or cheaper if you can find them used. What you want is a sturdily built globe with no raised relief.
Accuracy is not important. Any out-of-date borders and countries will be slathered over with a couple coats of gesso. Gesso is a type of acrylic paint that creates a toothed surface that can be painted on. You can buy it at any art store in bulk for pretty cheap. It's a good thing to have around.
Excuse me, my baby come out wrongBut he's still my JohnnyExcuse me, my baby come out wrong3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inspirational Artisan Crafts 4The AC round up for this weekish... artisan crafts that I found inspiring while browsing through the galleries, or were suggested to me.Inspirational Artisan Crafts 44 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Check out the monthly Monthly Artisan Craft Theme Challenge, and enter to win 2000 points! This months theme is "FairyTales"
Send me DD suggestions from the Artisan Craft gallery.I may take a day or two to get back to you, so please don't be offended. On a side note please, please, PLEASE, when you send a DD suggestion, send it to one moderator! We get really confused if you send us al the same thing
If you have any Artisan Craft related contests or clubs you would like to promote, (heck, anything Artisan Craft related!) note them to me and I'll post them in my journal and the next News letter. In fact, you can note ether mod about promotion, we love to help with promoting the Artis
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
Green green green Little Climber by ZoranPhoto Your Way by Siilin carries spring in its green eyes by AlicjaRodzik .: Eye In Eye :. by WhiteSpiritWolf Summer season. .. by light-from-Emirates Percy 10 Weeks by H4ptikk Hello Cutie by Lady-Tori linger by alterOFnotion Flowers in my heaven by RezzanATAKOL Bentley - 5 by Pebels :thumb328781899: 2 by DUSTandLIGHT Heather power by BlueColoursOfNature green valley III by indojo Mushketeers by NestR :thumb275098350:Green green green3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Don't worry about a thing by Healzo Choose your path by Healzo The Companions by Healzo 33.52 - Friends. by dragonfly-oli Don't ever leave me... by FeliDae84 Green vitamin by jussta feel the spring by Orwald Shelter by PawelMatys You are in my heart by kyokosphotos First Steps. by andokadesbois Yellow morning by leelloor simple by Ben-Kelevra Profound by MaaykeKlaver After the Rain the sun shines by Sweet-Nature lush by tjasa rabbit by StopScreamGraphy the magic place by StopScreamGraphy :thumb245157477: Brin d'herbes by Somebody--else Freshly showered by Angie-Pictures B R A V E by goRillA-iNK Evolution Is A Matter Of Time by darkcalypso Mr. and Mrs. Duck by MarcoHeisler As long as you've got a camera by a2star Life by Joycelinn Tree frog by downpoured This Far Away From Home by Nelleke Delicate by fruitpunch1 Calling you by Morgan-Lou Pas de chance by Somebody--else evening story by Megson green camelopard by kim-e-sens :thumb17359047
Merry Christmas to alland to all a shut the fuck upMerry Christmas to all2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Slender ManWatch depthRADIUSSlender Man2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Slender Man
In this season of deceits deceptions & witcheries
I am wary of my following message not being received with the full gravity it deserves. It is not my intention to unduly alarm the deviantART community, but... LaurenKitsune is at this time unaccounted for. All attempts on our part to contact her have failed. It is my hope that she has simply taken a much deserved unscheduled pre-Halloween “vacation” and will be back in online communication soon.
Before going dark, LaurenKitsune was good enough to write and transmit a report on the Slender Man phenomenon sweeping the Internet. That report is published here fo
New! 8-Bit deviantWEAR Design Challenge!New! 8-Bit deviantWEAR Design Challenge!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
8-Bit graphics are like the classic cars of the computer graphics world. Sure, they don’t have Bluetooth, power seats, or fancy extras, but they’re old and they sure look cool! That’s why for our newest Design Challenge, the 8-Bit Hoodie Design Challenge, we’re asking you to design a hoodie in an 8-Bit graphic style. Submit a design that would drop the jaw of any 1980s programmer, get your friends to vote, and you could win 10 of your hoodies and $1,500 CASH! A pixilated world awaits; get your squares together and submit your design by April 6, 2012!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR hoodies.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 2 winning designs from
I'ma typ[inhdrubk with the bros fuckd the hoesI'ma typ[inh3 years ago in Personal More Like This
so i'ma here with adam elliott and jamie manvtlko. ew have habd redbull and jagermisthr bnsa bndsf otherrr stufddf mand then playefe darts and hjrtbner do0ne some kareoke ( wuuch uploaded later ) and trhern crawled aeround o the lfoor sand done some oether stuff and junped on eacvh ther and then donbe some tothwer stuff and then urm we urm crswled ariund some more and otyher the floor is very comfoprtable as is the chair. I think i love rthe cvhait ish verty nice. amd is my best mate and he just gopt a job which is very good at prinmarch of all places dfrom wghich he got ghius suit from which is pretty awesomeauauc e.
lkasops m thank chu all!
Frequently Asked QuestionsHello and welcome to the Point-Adopts Frequently Asked Questions blog! We've been getting a lot of questions recently (so yes, these really are frequently asked!), so we figured we'd address them here for everyone to see instead of continually responding to each one individually.Frequently Asked Questions5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q: What exactly is an adoptable?
A: An adoptable is, in it's simplest form, a character design that is available for another person to "adopt" and make their own. Adoptables can be made available for purchase via points/cash or for free, depending on the person distributing/giving them away!
Q: Why do people make and sell adoptables?
A: The most common reason is the earn deviantART points (). can be used to buy subscriptions, art from other deviants, or real-life merchandise from dA's shop. Some people just en
RebornAnd so I have decided to be reborn, just as the title states. I feel that I have changed a great deal and so has my art. Therefore, this new account is to show (hopefully) my new art and the style I have developed through trial and error. Granted, there is much I need to improve upon, however, I have gotten better.Reborn4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Eventually (when I figure out how to work my scanner) I will have some artwork to post.
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
Watch depthRADIUS →
You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
Brian Kesinger: Character DrivenBrian Kesinger: Character Driven9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and
Almost was Dead/RIP my carSo this was intended to say that I'll have stuff posted soon as I've been using my lunchbreaks to work on a few things including my SWTOR comic and a comic to come, but instead I almost died today.Almost was Dead/RIP my car1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now I gotta ask all yah mother fuckers out there that if you're driving please remember the three things, because it's all you need to be concerned with on the road:
1. Speed limit
3. The road
That's it. Anything else is a minor detail. I say this cause just a few hours ago I was in a nasty wreck that was caused by a young driving not fucking paying attention which she got reckless driving and a nasty bill to cover my car, but that means nothing cause it's damn lucky that no one died or was hurt. She could of died, I could have, when I was spinning out of control someone else could have lost it and made it worse. It was damn lucky. We all were lucky (except my car which looks like one of the Police Cruisers from the big crash in The Blues Brother