10 Years on deviantART!So like, woahhhh. 10 years. Crazy. How did time pass by so fast?
It doesn't really exactly feel like that long ago when I first started visiting dA and now it's already been a decade.
So kinda for myself (and also anyone possibly interested) here's a journal post recapping my last 10 years~ (Also sort of my journal in photography too, I guess.)
May 17 2002
I signed up on dA when someone in the drawing group I hung out with told me to check out his works here. I was only 14 then. I didn't use dA a lot at the time because it looked like this: http://web.archive.org/web/20030426063919/http://www.deviantart.com/
I was on a 15" 1024x768 display and the ad banner + dA header took up half my screen on every page load. Did not like. >_>
I dropped by dA every now and then, in Sept I suddenly found it a lot more user-friendly, the new version: http://web.archive.org/web/20030922013355/http://www.deviantart.com/
I added dA to my daily visit and I started mak
Seniority Announcement - June 2012Seniority Announcement - June 20122 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
This article marks the latest announcements detailing the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 900 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice t
Project Educate: Digital Art Week!Welcome to projecteducate's Digital Art Week!Project Educate: Digital Art Week!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This first week of december will be dedicated to the digital art community, so keep an eye on this space for updates and annoucements. Here is a glimpse of what you'll get to see this week:
3rdMONDAYOpening article (the one you're reading now!)What is SketchMatch? And rules
4thTUESDAYAn introduction to the Digital Art subcategories with
Tip of the Day: Making DecisionsTip of the Day: Making DecisionsTip of the Day: Making Decisions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
People that achieve great things don't look for the easiest way to do it. They look for the right way.
Making the right decision sometimes makes all the difference.
How are you going to spend your day today?
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the day: attracting jobsDon't worry so much about whether or not you can find a job. When you become great at something, jobs tend to find you.Tip of the day: attracting jobs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Are perceptions slowing you down?Without the wonderful phenomenon of perception, we human beings would be highly confused creatures, unable to understand the world around us. On a more abstract and less biological level, perception plays a large role in how we form opinions. A lot of the world around us is based in absolutes, for example: apples are, and will forever will be, either red or green however, there are less rigid "rules" so to speak for other categories of "things", art being one of them. Art is a forever evolving animal, changing, growing, warping, and expanding. It crosses over boundaries and breaks through barricades, it whispers and shouts at the same time. Art is very powerful, infectious and potent. All of these things explain why we feel almost violated when we see art we do not like (which is a discussion for a later blog ) What we will be discussing here today are our perceptions of art. One of the many wonderful things about the arts (all of them, not only the visual arts) arAre perceptions slowing you down?1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Tip of the Day: Leaps in LearningLeaps in learning through my career, always came from working through great frustrating moments. Frustration is just your brain working hard to understand and improve on something difficult to learn. Gotta keep going!Tip of the Day: Leaps in Learning2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of LifeI used to spend all my free time on games. Arcade games, card games, home entertainment systems... etc. Until I found the best game of all - LIFE. Not the board game but the real thing.Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of Life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You only get one life and there are many levels that you can pass. Try to think of life as a game. Always trying to get to that "next level." Identify what you could achieve to get to the "next level" in your life and put your energy into it!
sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: baring fruitWe don't water plants irregularly and expect them to be healthy. Dreams (like plants) needs constant care and effort for it to bear fruit.Tip of the Day: baring fruit2 years ago in Personal More Like This
dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!Okay, as per the latest dA site update found here. CSS coders are now allowed to use 3 more properties to rock their journal skins.dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The properties are:
Lets see what can we do with these new fancy stuffs!
What does these attributes do?
1) content--> it is used to insert generated content in your HTML (Journal body for DA). Don't worry, don't worry! I'll tell you what is this "generated" content!
2) counter-increment --> it is used to insert numbers (or counters) to sections or sub-sections. I'll explain what "sections" and "sub-sections" are don't worry again!
3) counter-reset --> it is used to reset the counters
All these 3 properties are generally interlinked and are used together. But the "content" property can be used alone and has some cool usage.
Manga/Anime DD Roundup- November 2011 Welcome to the Daily Deviation Round Up for the Manga/Anime category here on dA! Below is a feature of all of the Daily Deviations that were posted by the Manga/Anime Community Volunteers this month!Manga/Anime DD Roundup- November 20113 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Seabed and chaos by icevii puppets by baka-ouji Poster 2011 by cicadella
Kimono HIME by Yukisora Spring by hinakanin :thumb212518470:
Commission-Water Lilly by isfairytell :thumb185571356: Sanae Heco by hecoheio
Fishes and Whisky by Maliki-Officiel Drowning by hybrid-angel14 Seraphina by keiiii
fate Joan of Arc by Amayofoo +Kaneda Tribute Sketch BW+ by Yo-tan Swan Prince by circus-usagi
nighttime bird by killing-idol :thumb268044756: COM: Luna and Yuri by AlleyCreek
Ivan Karelin2 by Memipong Behind the scarf like a pearl by Nayzak Like a boss by WXYZell
:thumb164842354: Special Thanks: Dennis Blake by mazjojo Minispris: Mission 01 by Purikko
Lacrimis by Aemika :thumb271446423:
Black Rabbit White Rabbit by dathron Xa Colors Cover by xa-xa-xa InceptioN by tincek-marincek
CONTEST - last theme COLOURFUL SCAPES:icontransparentplz:CONTEST - last theme COLOURFUL SCAPES1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Contest Folder is OPEN to submissions with the Theme COLOURFUL SCAPES! http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/29360832
Hello to all members of TheFavouriteShowcase
As usual, as we celebrate our anniversary (3 years now) and renewing our Super Group status, the time for our contest has come!
It's the renewal season, after a cold, damp, grey Winter (I know, not in the South Hemisphere - but you continue to have good weather there so you will be with the right mood to participate too).
Let's welcome the Sun, the blue skies, the warm weather with our annual contest "The Colours of Renewal"!
What do I want to see on this 3rd contest?
The same as the previous years:
Vibrant colours! Warming sensations! Brightness! Joy!
Again we are welcoming the Colours of Renewal but renewed to the ones who have participated before.
This time we have "The Thematic Colours of Renewal" and you can participate with Traditiona
China trip post (photo heavy)Mm I don't know how to go about this in an organized manner, so this will just be a stream of photos with my intermittent narration.China trip post (photo heavy)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our trip was Shanghai > Hangzhou > Nanjing > Suzhou > Wuxi > back to Shanghai. Then we went to Hong Kong on our own.
Oh yeah, first, since I have no photos of these (for good reason): THE SQUAT TOILETS. They suck. They stink. You can always tell if there's a bathroom nearby by the smell in the air! Half the time the flush doesn't even work. All the used toilet paper is tossed in a bin, so the smell just lingers and lingers. For some reason, sometimes they sell food right outside the bathrooms. LIKE WHY?! I don't know how anybody can think about eating with that smell there.
I drank as little as possible. Between my sis and I, we also brought 5-6 rolls of toilet paper, so it was more than enough. (We left the extra rolls at Grandma's in HK afterwards haha.)
Anyhoo, onto pictures...
From our place to China was a 12 hour flight, 4 hour break at airport, then
P!nk Cradle by Alyphoto Moving Boat by soulofautumn87 Up and away by AljoschaThielen Incantation by MarsiaMS Summer Sun by KayHulbert 497 by Nigrita music equals love by WednesdayM0rning delicate and soft. .. by light-from-Emirates Bloosom by LadyCarnal perfume by mohdfikree a basket full of kisses by inessa-emilia Forever young by XxMatmatexX Try by xmarvel Chocolate Strawberries Day 202 by escaped-emotions ..:: Only you ::.. by Whimsical-Dreams Imagination by EliseEnchanted Rose in my dream II by WindyLife :thumb119266547: When Love Takes Over by Lady-Tori Warrig by Oer-Wout Dreams by Wheels-Of-Joy 4.52 - Ready for takeoff. by dragonfly-oli Spring by fruitpunch1 Reflection by soulofautumn87 Luminous by WishmasterAlchemist Golden Sunset by soulofautumn87 the place to be alive by illusionality ragdoll kittens by venomxbaby Melancholy by head-in-the-cloud A boy and his dog by TammyPhotography Piggy by Kara-a Sweet dreams ... by aoao2 bazylia by JustynaStolyhwo pretend I'm worth by theluckynine spring by Fwirll Pink garden. by incredi the song of my bouquet by kim-e-sens dreamful by FeenoGraphie Heather Field II. by kle0012 Ready For Cold Days II. by andokadesbois Afternoon by popoks rose by onixa Paisible. by andokadesbois Bright spell by kim-e-sens Sunset on the beach by AljoschaThielen I'll be around by Healzo A Sweet Day... by Aeternum-Art Whatever you want.. by Lady-Tori :thumb195083992P!nk1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Photography Galleries: Why and How to SuggestSo many of my watchers and other members of the community suggest fantastic pieces for Daily Deviations every week. But I need more. I need to be more specific about my rules now too, so that you understand what I do and do not look for. But above all that, it's time to get You more exposure. Think you have an awesome photograph in your gallery? Why not consider self suggesting right now. I actively encourage it. If you send me your own work I will greet you with pompoms and latex free balloons. Srsly. Read on for more info:The Photography Galleries: Why and How to Suggest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Community Relations Team is your first stop when sending a Daily Deviation. The full team is listed there and it's pretty self explanatory of whom you should select to send your note to. If the deviation you are suggesting is in, for example, Animals, Plants and Nature - then there isone designated Community Volunteer that
Contests, Challenges + ProjectsDo you have a contest, project or challenge you'd like to see promoted in June's blog? Just send us a note giving the information included at the bottom of the page!Contests, Challenges + Projects1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Challenges on deviantART that are not always Photography related but are open to many different mediums as specified. Challenges usually don't involve prizes.
deviant365's Weekly Challenges | More info...
Contests on deviantART that are mostly open to mixed or purely Photography mediums - which also involves prizes!
Isalovesphotography's anniversary contest | More Info...
DorotejaC's Autumn Enchanted Forest contest | <b>
Finding Beauty Vol. VII want to thank dragonfly-oli for the code to make these awesome features! I'm so glad I know how to do this so I can show off the work better. A thumbnail, sometimes, just doesn't do it justice! Enjoy!Finding Beauty Vol. VI2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cold Water Valley 2 by KrzysztofJedrzejakdreamcatcher by kelebebeq
revelation by vvolano name by aleksesss
Pampa by XavierJamonet
Walnut forest II by vbagiatisNostalgia by mebilia
Nature Photo Contest 2014Nature Photo Contest 20147 months ago in Personal More Like This
We have changed the rules and select for future four polls -> 6 images per Category (6 x 4 = 24) because we have a lot of "equivalent" hi-q images..!!!
Nature provides us with a never-ending supply of inspiration for photography. Technical quality, clarity and composition are all important, but so too is a flair for the ability to capture a picture-perfect moment when an interesting or unusual lighting opportunity presents itself. Light creates shadow and shadow in return, enhances the appearance of a subject. The interaction of the two is fascinating. Light can make a subject feisty or dull while shadows can make it mysterious or terrifying. The position and strength of the lights and shadows always set the general mood of an image and showcases the creativity of a photographer in capturing their vision of the nature that surrounds us all.
For the past 4 years, our LightInsp
Deviant portraiture free of charge UPDATE: Deviant portraiture will be running on monthly basis from now on. Those of you that wish for a portrait by me AND have the 5 critiques rule accomplished, please also COMMENT on this journal, since some favs are 9 months old (:Deviant portraiture free of charge2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
this is a permanent event I'm running since April 2012 on (more-less) weekly basis. I pick one deviant (following the rules of this journal) and I make a portrait for them that is free of charge. If you are interested to join this project, read the rules below (:
RULES / HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
write at least 5 critiques (on other artist's work (any artist), latest one at most one month old). If you don't know how to write a critique, here is DeviantArt help: FAQ What is the Critique Feature and how do I use it
me if you
Ode to simplicity - Monthly special IWe proudly present a glorious selection from the last month Gallery submissions Ode-to-simplicity.Ode to simplicity - Monthly special I3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Open your eyes.
Open your soul.
Feel the beauty flow within.
Don't forget to this journal if you like it.
rule by BelcyrPiotr Rubber by yup12
Goodnight, Travel Well by DpressedSoul P Colombia by Radoslawgryglas sans titre by slatkatajna
arabesque by kevinsaintgrey III by Yoohaz :thumb270479041:
pure alonenes by geissa moving your self by mahendrasaja flowers to drink by prismes
:thumb271003984: autumn solitude by libelle :thumb268291473:
fly by wariatka Border_Lines by LazeeBonez bridge by BelcyrPiotr
Sailing Ships From Heaven by ro-mi-go To infinity and beyond IV by mitazu08 4. by AndrisBarbans
UFO over shreckHorn by alexandre-deschaumes switzerland11 by Gehoersturz .: autumn poetry :. by Moth-called-Marigold
explorer by AndrisBarbans Far...far... by MartaC :thumb259845808:
Deatnu by JakezDaniel sunday II by vonrubinstein Barren by ZihaoXu
67842 by aleksandra88 Shy days 4 by CaradelNeil Szerelmes by no-more-pictures
close your eyes to see by miezeTatze Portrait of girl by eugene-kukulka :th
Flower photography tipsDear friends,Flower photography tips2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's springtime again and, as you know, some of us love taking photos to flowers, but do we know all the rules we have to follow to end up having pieces of art in our gallery?
Below you have some ideas taken from http://digital-photography-school.com/photographing-flowers that you might be interested in.
I hope this journal's going to be useful!
1. Highlighting subjects
Let's start with a question: "What distractions are there in the background and foreground?"
Gardens are filled with all kinds of potential distractions. They might be the tool shed, a fence, other flowers, the clothes line etc. A decision needs to be made whether you want to include these elements or remove them from your shot. Either option is legitimate but in most cases you'll probably want to remove them unless they in some way enhance your shot.
There are a number of options open to you if you want to remove distractive elements:
move them some
March Challenge: SpringWe made a huge improvement on last month, with a nice handful of challenge acceptances for Love! Well done to all those who created! For March, we're challenging you to create something new along the theme of Spring. You can interpret that how you wish, as a season or a 'doing' word!March Challenge: Spring1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Start: 1st March 2013
End: 28th March 2013
Rules: Entries MUST BE NEW - People and Portraits. Nudity is allowed but must be clearly marked as mature content.
Submission: One entry per person - put your entries in this folder -> http://peopleandportraits.deviantart.com/gallery/41461723
Entries now must be new due to the fact that we're challenging you each month to create something so no short cuts this time! Get your cameras out, find some people, and snap away! At the end of the challenge, we'll pick some favourites and feature them in a journal. I
My Second Daily Deviation !...I just can't realize... THANKS to ^IsacGoulard for featuring Fight For Your Life as a Daily Deviation !!! That picture was already my most popular one but I coulnd't imagine to get another DD...My Second Daily Deviation !...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so much everybody for all the support !
Here is a small nature photography feature of beautiful and very inspiring pictures.
Winter Bobcat by Les-PiccoloLion by adidoveAricia cramera by buleria
Some Traditional Wizards #3 + Stroke of InsightI want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them!Some Traditional Wizards #3 + Stroke of Insight2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ceres Preliminary by Michael-C-Hayes
Athena by Michael-C-HayesAmbrossio by RubinaSabinaArtemis by Michael-C-Hayes
radiance new - Leonid Afremov by LeonidafremovStudying kids anatomy 2 by SILENTJUSTICELike a Bunny by SILENTJUSTICE
Quench by markstewartBirgit-2 by BeatrizMartinVidalPrayer by AnaMariaMaxim
Girl by FairyARTosChild by sleepy-face
Thea by Snow-OwlThe Murmur of the Innocents 1 by gottfriedhelnwein
Longest Lunch by jankolasI'm watching you... by Takir
ESPN MAGAZINE COVER by simonebianchiDETECTIVE COMICS 827 COVER by simonebianchiSwamp Dweller- pencil by andybraseHULK RAGE by StevenSanchez
:thumb303320133:Another Pretty Face by pnmunoztwo spoons of sugar by bohomaz13
I am the Tiger by Ileina:thumb304874644:The Tigress by CamillaMalcus
:thumb150057073:snow cub-snow leopard by clive64
Kingfisher by davidhugeFrogface ATC by pbird12:thumb303679677:
"Eye of the Storm" - Realism by robybaerdog days are over by DanielGrzeszkiewicz"Winters Watch" - Realism by robybaer
Graphic Design by Misted-DreamArabian horse by CaldeiraSP
Ride in the desert by CaldeiraSPLibre by raulrk