Best of February 2012Hello everyone!Best of February 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconskyandnatureclub: proudly features the best submissions of February!
We will feature the best pictures of every month, so make sure you submit your best works to increase your chance to be featured
Not yet a member? Have a look at our Blog and feel free to join!
And now enjoy our monthly feature!
Flowers, Plants & Macro
Look down by Snowflake20 Frozen Destiny by AljoschaThielen
Rose Of Ice by r3novatio If a Tree Falls by JanPusdrowski August by AngelAK47
Snowflake Beauty by nnIKOO drop:. by efeline Teint by RaBBiTKa
.:: Awakening ::. by Whimsical-Dreams feel the spring by Orwald Apres l'ombre by JPtHart
Purple Dream by Gilraen-Taralom Fire and Ice by FeliDae84
The Road Less Travelled by CrowManIC Guardian beacon by FireKDragon Morning forest by mirop
Serinity in the Mountains by MarkLucey Na Pali Coast Kauai by kevinskystudio ncy 19 Basilique de la Visitation by Lunox-baik
Dead Winter Days by SonicSyndrome :
Basic Guide to File FormatsImagesBasic Guide to File Formats4 years ago in Personal More Like This
.JPG / .JPEG
Description: Format commonly used for images and photographs. Varies greatly in size and quality.
Opens With: Almost anything
Notes: Compresses images well with some trade-off between image size and quality. No transparency support.
Description: Format which can provide lossless image support.
Opens With: Almost anything
Notes: Has support for transparency (both palette based and lossless). Has support for lossless image saving.PNG images with alpha transparency DO NOT display properly in Internet Explorer 6.
Description: Commonly used for animations and images with a small file size or limited color information.
Opens With: Almost anything
Notes: Uses a palette with a maximum of 256 colors. Can be used for animations. More recent versions of Win
Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural LightingWelcome to the second installment of Let's Learn Portraiture! The previous installment was about Model Communication. For this installment, we will be tackling a topic for those photographers who enjoy taking portraits outdoors.Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural Lighting1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Portraiture with Natural Lighting
1.) Avoid Direct Sunlight
While it can really bring out the color of the eyes and make them pop, having your model stare into the sun should never be on the agenda. Not only is it exceedingly uncomfortable for your model, but it casts very harsh shadows. In most cases, you want to position your model with the sun behind them, or to the side.This will illuminate the hair and offer a nice glow. The issue then is that the subject's face may be too dark (underexposed). To solve this, you can bounce some light back into th
Want to have your art published in an art book?Want to have your art published in an art book?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconchancake:, :icontituslunter:, :iconvmbui:, :iconyamio:, :iconelsevilla:
"To raise money for charity, we're making an Artbook in which artists will be given the chance to draw a page (or double page) each. All profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times."
Ethereal-artbook is currently holding a contest where winning entries will be published in the artbook and will receive a free copy!
There will be four winners, each winner judged separately from the four categories available; green, blue, yellow and red
So what do we have to draw?
Favorite Feature New Year Special!I would like to give out a big thanks to all of you reading this, watching me and supporting me in my work. Without you I would probably still be creating, but it wouldn't be as much fun to show it up here on DA as it is today. I love reading your clever and kind comments and I'm feeling so flattered when seeing your favs on a new work! So thank you so much for that!Favorite Feature New Year Special!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I would also like to say sorry for not being able to answer on everything lately, especially new watchers and favs after I got my first DD in Nov. I got totally overwhelmed with over one thousand messages! So if I would to answer every single message, it would take a while^^ So I say thank you here instead so that you know it means a lot to me, and I hope that you keep sticking around so that I can thank you more personally later^^,
I always try to write down goals for the new year, what I would like to accomplish, and I thought I could share some of them with you, since a lot of them is about my art.
My goals fo
Obscured Photos : Under-Appreciated FeatureObscuredPhotos is a photography group dedicated to exposing obscured (unknown, underappreciated, etc.) photography. It doesn't matter where you are at in terms of skill; if you are underappreciated and you feel you deserve more recognition, you've come to the right place!Obscured Photos : Under-Appreciated Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This news article features the best of submissions into the gallery, as chosen by our Volunteers. Deviations had under five original comments at the time of submission, so please give your support if you have time!
Bubbles.. by RoughImages Capybara by scoiattolissimo In the cold light of morning by KarelSopek au port by arisV8 Synapses, Learning by daisicalolliwog bonjour paris black and white by TheDawnWanderer Scarborough Mural rld 01 by richardldixon once upon a time by Kalliisto La Pedrera roof by scoiattolissimo L o V e i s... by sbnmkc back by HenriqueFrazao Grand Marais 01 by ArtByASmith little bird by mnoruzi Into Dust by FlammiferPhotography :thumb2580611
Contest 2013 ends tomorrow!Theme:Contest 2013 ends tomorrow!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is simple: draw my Original Character Altair! If you think dragons are awesome go with her God Form, if you feel more comfortable drawing humans, she also has a human form! She has an animal and anthro form so you can really draw whatever you want! You can draw her alone or together with her mate Terazed!
All forms of art are accepted: drawings, crafts, photomanipulation, 3d, animation, pixel art, literature, plushes, sculptures, anything!
Characters gallery is here: http://altairsky.deviantart.com/gallery/2752827
Altair fanart gallery is here: http://altairsky.deviantart.com/favourites/2110577
Altair: God Form
This is how Altair looks when she is in her Dragon form. this is also her main reference sheet because it contains more text and story informations.
Altair: Semi-God and other forms
Here is the reference for her humanoid and animal forms. I suck at human anatomy and clothes, so in this form she
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3And now for the dramatic conclusion to the epic trilogy. Heroes will rise, bad habits will fall, in this last chapter we'll discuss how to focus your efforts and learn the most and improve quickly with your studies. If you missed them, click these links for Part One and Part Two. And now for...Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 39 months ago in Personal More Like This
WISDOM NUMBER THREE!!! Work smart and leave your comfort zone. This part is my qualifier for art school, tutorials, and educational resources in general, because they can be good, but only if you make them good. Once you've gotten in to the habit of drawing consistently, it's important to start being mindful of what you're drawing, how you're drawing it, and why you're drawing it. A key ingredient of success is hard work, but if that work isn't purposeful it might not move you
Let's Learn Portraiture: Model CommunicationIn an effort to further give back to the community, I have decided to kick off a series of informative articles called 'Let's Learn Portraiture.' The goal will be to cover topics related to people and portrait photography. To start, we will cover a topic suggested by ThomasJergelLet's Learn Portraiture: Model Communication1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Communicating With Your Model
Get to Know Your Subject
Different photographers take different approaches to how they interact with their models, but I've always taken a personal approach. Learning about your subject's interests can not only make them more comfortable, but it can also lead to more striking images that follow along with those interests. Communication is key when it comes to interacting with your model, and building a quick rapport is important in order to solidify that.
When working with amateur models who may not be familiar with posing for the camera, you may often find that they will resort to e
10 Tips for Tutorial Writing Success!10 things to consider when writing a tutorial10 Tips for Tutorial Writing Success!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Are you interested in trying our Official Photomanipulation Tutorial Challenge but unsure of where to begin? Look no further! Here are some tips about creating a tutorial that is easy for you to write and easy for us to understand. We hope these pointers will be useful to you; as always, feel free to leave questions or comments.
1. Sit down and really think about what you are good at doing
What do people compliment you about most frequently? What are you most proud of in your manipulations so far? It could be anything, from the way you select and cut out stock to the way you make your colors pop. Start from your strength, something you can talk about with ease.
2. Take the pressure off!
No matter how "good" someone is at photomanipulation already, they still have something interesting to le
I rode an elevator with CESAR & CALVIN MILLANMy mom and I went to Antwerp for a Cesar Millan show right after school had finished on Friday. His show was awesome and after the Question and Answer part everyone tried to get him and his son Calvin to sign their books, photos, cellphones etc. All those people were pushing me aside so I didn't manage to give him my drawing. I guess there were just too many people and Cesar and Calvin didn't have enough time to sign all those things - including my drawing. Both of them were guided away. I cried so much 'cause I was really frustrated and sad - and angry. My mom tried to persuade me to go back to our hotel but I didn't want to at first - I was hoping for Cesar and Calvin to come onto the stage again. But they didn't. Mom and I left and bought 3 shirts and a cap for me and my sisters. I was still crying when we got to the Metro-station. The first train had arrived a short time before we reached the station so I told my Mom I wanted to wait for the next one.I rode an elevator with CESAR & CALVIN MILLAN2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We did so and got b
Coloring WalkthroughJust wanted to highlight some different coloring techniques I found throughout DA. Most of these tutorials are for Photoshop. A few highlight other programs.Coloring Walkthrough2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have collected these great tutorials over the years from DA and want to make it easier for everybody to find just the right kind of coloring tutorial without having to search through all of DA. This is mostly focused on anime/manga and cartoon coloring styles. All tutorials are copyright their respective owners.
PS important / how to optimize PS for digital painting:
Styles of coloring:
Colouring tutorial by Red-Priest-Usada CG - meago's way by meago TUTORIAL: Digital Paint in PS by Etoli Coloring_the_TOTMO_WAY3 by totmoartsstudio2 Colouring Tutorial ._. by DewNoir Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty +:Color Tutorial:+ by MrEdison Just a big Photoshop Tutorial by B1nd1 A Digital Coloring Tutorial: 1 by joulee Tutorial - CG Ver.2 by shilin Stylized Portrait Painting by thundercake Cancer step by step by meago Process of Doom by shilin Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by DyMaraway Walkthroug: Gate to Heaven by Deamond89 :thumb165
5 Tips on Creating Dynamic Character1. Start with a concept. This is how most of my characters start, and they usually begin with two or three word descriptors. "Demon stallion" or "spoiled dragon prince" or "psychic dolphin". Characters as this stage are more anima than anything; they are forces at play in the primordial soup of story. When an idea is this new, I try not to focus on it too much. Ideas need time to germinate, and I've found myself disappointed in times past when the potential of the character was so much more exciting than the concrete reality of what they became. Since during this time I'm developing plot and main conflict, I try to move characters around and see who I gravitate towards. This helps story and character grow organically. It's during this time that I try and determine what the character struggles with, the yin and yang of their internal difficulty. For example, I was recently asked to come up with a character for an urban fantasy roleplay, with no real details about th5 Tips on Creating Dynamic Character2 years ago in Personal More Like This
StuffStuff1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I'm actually sicker than I was to begin with now.
I'm also temporarily back while being sick as I'm not well enough to work on the projects. Answering is still
kind of slow though due to my brain not working extra well while being sick.
Fragile Dreams>>> Anathema, Fragile Dreams <<<Fragile Dreams2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Album Version [Alternative 4]
Acoustic Album Version [Hindsight]
Countless times I trusted you
I let you back in
I should have run...but I stayed
All Your Hopes by EveningofLightgloria by Einuhr
All Your Hopes by EveningofLight
All Your Hopes by EveningofLight
gloria by EinuhrAll Your Hopes by EveningofLightgloria by Einuhr
Maybe I always knew
My fragile dreams would be broken...for you
lacrima by felipmars
How to get exposure on DeviantARTDon't have time to read right now? Fav this entry and read it later. Faving it may also show another artist this entry, and it may help them, too. (:How to get exposure on DeviantART1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Also, check out the one I did for groups!
Let's get started...
So, to make this unravel easily in a sensible way, I am going to approach these tips as if one was just starting here on dA. The timeline will be from opening a new account. Even if this isn't your case, look at it like we are talking about this in a Fresh Start kind of way. Some of the earlier steps may be super obvious to you guys, but bear with me!
:iconsmile--plz:Have a Gallery
No, I'm not being sarcastic! Haha. I don't just mean this in the obvious sense of "have a gallery" but fill it. Just remember that everything you post to your gallery represents you. Anything you post can be subjected to comments, critiques, and the occasional troll. Just have more than 5 pieces in your gallery, at least.
deviantART Honored by Online Trust AlliancedeviantART Honored by Online Trust Alliance2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
deviantART: Online Trust Alliance 2012 Award Receipient
At deviantART, we always strive to keep your user experience safe so you’re provided with an environment in which you’re comfortable to create and grow. As part of our ongoing effort to keep your user experience protected, we’ve been documenting ways to encourage awareness and ensure a safer deviantART — first in April and August of 2011, and again in January of this year.
In 2011, deviantART became a member of the Online Trust Alliance (
5 Ways Characters Can FailEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Ways Characters Can Fail2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. They don't have flaws. Flaws are the first thing that should be explored in character, at least after the first flashes of inspiration have passed and you start moving into more concrete turf. People say Mary Sues are defined by lack of flaws; the flip side insists that giving your character "issues" won't make a character any less of a Mary Sue. Now, my definition of a Mary Sue doesn't involve flaws or the lack thereof; a Mary Sue, to me, is defined by the disproportionate amount of attention given to a Sue by the plot and the priorities of other characters. So, yes, it possible for a Mary Sue to have legit flaws and still be a Mary Sue. However, the difference between "issues" and a character flaw is what role they play in the character's deve
FAQ ANSWERS UPDATED 5/25/09OKAY. I thought I'd better get around to answering these, since I just KNOW you're all checking back every day, salivating for knowledge, only to be crushed by my ambivalence! LOLFAQ ANSWERS UPDATED 5/25/095 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm gonna answer these in the order I got them. This should work as a nice reference guide so that I can stop answering the same questions on an almost daily basis (YES, I WORK IN ACRYLICS!!!!!) >Ahem
My Master in CAPCOM.Time ago I said:My Master in CAPCOM.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"my master has signed a contract with the fucking Japan.
I'd like to shout everything, but he would
fucking kill me XD"
BUT NOW IT'S OFFICIAL. I CAN SAY IT!
"My master has signed a fucking contract with the
He will draw the comic of Lost Planet 3.
here the trailer >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2UE6tJ1MBU&featurelayer_embedded
here the first illustration >> http://cittatesoro.blogspot.it/2012/10/blog-post.html
the majority of you don't know him
but this will be published all over the world
so.. be patient +__+
Street Photography for Beginners: The Golden RuleStreet photography seems to be gaining popularity with each passing day. The difference is substantial from when I started just two years ago. Not only is street photography becoming more popular, but street photography is also becoming a lot more of an accepted mainstream form of photography, now being included in International Photography Festivals, gallery exhibits. As such, many more photographers are attempting to try their hand at it.Street Photography for Beginners: The Golden Rule2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Often though, as with many forms of photography, begininng street photographer become frustrated because their images just don't have the "pop" that they see in other street photographers work. Beginner street photographers can find this frustrating because they just don't understand why their images aren't working, it is just photographs of random people on the street right?
Unfortunately, this is one of the greatest misconceptions about street photography. There is so much more to a well exec
I am really spoiled today!Amazing gifts from wonderful friends Thank you so very very much!I am really spoiled today!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconkaderart: :iconbibiarts: :iconMachiavelliCro:
:iconablackwind: :iconsweedies: :icontamarar:
More art gifts from friends can be seen here
My latest Hair Stock
Zodiac Survey!Just need some quick survey for an upcoming project comic strips of Me, :icontemiji::iconchocobikies: about zodiac signs.Zodiac Survey!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What's your Zodiac?
What can you describe about yourself? (ex: hobbies, personalities, traits, description of yourself etc.)
Likes and Dislikes?
:iconnanohug2plz: As many information as possible!!! X3 Thank you :iconsweethugplz:
Aries - March 21 - April 20
Taurus - April 21 - May 21
Gemini - May 22 - June 21
Cancer - June 22 - July 22
Leo - July 23 -August 21
Virgo - August 22 - September 23
Libra - September 24 - October 23
Scorpio - October 24 - November 22
Sagittarius - November 23 - December 22
Capricorn - December 23 - January 20
Aquarius - January 21 - February 19
Pisces - February 20- March 20
[MacType] New font smoother for windowsHeya folks,[MacType] New font smoother for windows2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know about you, but I was always sick of the default windows font rendering, that's why I used GDI++ with Windows XP and GDIpp with Win7, until a few months ago GDIpp worked great, but then there where a lot of compatibility issues (Google Chrome/Firefox).
Now I found this http://www.mediafire.com/?8cnc6v7z7w4e647 on a chinese board http://bbs.themex.net/forumdisplay.php?f=88 (yeah yeah yeah, at least with google translate I could read something )
Works awesome and you can switch language, still a pretty shitty translation, but great tools to create configs and it runs as a service.
Check it out
PS: added a screenshot http://dl.dropbox.com/u/70350/screens/201112190832.jpg
there is a new google code site available with a new installer http://code.google.com/p/mactype/
PSS: the update fixed some issues with chrome/firefox