Point systemPOINT SYSTEMPoint system1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Like many other breeds, the Zlesdin has its own point system. The system exists to make owning a Zlesdin a little more enjoyable and rewarding, and to encourage owners to have fun with their horses.
0 - 10 ZP: Dimer
11-25 ZP: Zayus
26-45 ZP: Fleder | 10 from the Zlesdin group
46-70 ZP: Tazer | 15 from the Zlesdin group
71-100 ZP: Rhan | Title of Supreme Zlesdin + ribbon
101-149 ZP: Khan | 75 from the Zlesdin group
150 ZP: Shendik | Title of Shendik Zlesdin + ribbon
Registration: 1 ZP (note: you must have this to collect other points)
Register your Zlesdin by noting the group with the horse's name, gender and the name of your stable.
[Bullet; Orange] Each name in pedigree - 1 ZP
Parent reaching Zayus: 2 ZP instead
Parent reaching Fleder: 3 ZP instead
Photomanipulation walkthroughStep 1: Idea (message, composition)Photomanipulation walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You decided that you want to make a photomanipulation. But what to make? There are so many photomanipulations already out there and mostly with the same theme. So you decide you don't just want to stick a pretty girl onto a beautiful background. No you want to be original and have your manipulation portray a message everyone can relate to.
Think of things that are important to you, that lay close to your heart. They can be emotions (love, hate, sadness, anger) or experiences, hobbies (art, sports etc), things you are struggling with. Or they can be global themes like (beauty, money, economy, eating disorders, war, relationships etc.)
Of course if you choose to portray something as love there are many ways to do so. Do you want it to be a surreal depiction of love, or dark, fantasy, sci-fi, conceptual, humourous... your choice will of course decide the whole 'feel' of the image.
So choose wisely as they say.
Now that you have your theme you nee
28th Mandelbulb3D teaser:iconMandelbulb3DTeasers:28th Mandelbulb3D teaser2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ok last months winner .. :iconSabine62: has managed to compose an interesting challenge for us.... thanks Sabine
The 28th challenge:
Combine _LinCombineCxyz with any of the formulas on the 3Da tab (apart from the first 3
so starting from the 4th downward, ABoxMapSFold, ABoxMod1, ABoxMod2, etc.)
and if you like you can add a formula from one of the Ads-tabs.
The sequence of the formulas is at your discretion.
you can use maps/background images etc so long as the fractal is the main feature..
Please submit your deviations in the "28th Teaser" folder here http://mandelbulb3dteasers.deviantart.com/gallery/55120047/Devious-Folder
Each participant can submit 2 deviations.
Last date of submission - Monday 27th July 2015
General Teaser Rules:-
1. All submissions should be original, i.e., you should start from scratch. No tweaking allowed.
2. Each participant can submit 2 deviations for a teaser but second submission should be significantly d
KEA Cross-Country Trailsgo here for pre reg!KEA Cross-Country Trails6 months ago in Personal More Like This
KEA Cross-Country Trails is a big event hosted by Kurokitsune-E-A (Kurokitsune Equine Academy), who specializes in cross country.
The cross country course is the size of a whole mountain range that surrounds the Academy in Greenland.
The trails are to be held later on this year, and by then the academy will be complete, with plenty of diagrams and illustrations to help you understand the area you'll be competing in.
Each jump will be named and illustrated, so you know what level this competition will be. It is going to be the extremes of cross-country, certainly not for the beginner, novice or intermediate, only professionals.
As expected for a mountain range course this won't just take you a few minutes, but several hours to complete. It is recommended only the fittest horses with plenty of experience and training should take part.
The weather is unpredictable, but wi
Watchers Tribute Feature 101st to 120th! :DI think doing a watchers feature is a wonderful idea because I get to visit all of you guys again, see what you doing and show my appreciation for all your support .Watchers Tribute Feature 101st to 120th! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here is a list of my watchers from the 101st to the 120th and one of my favorite works from their gallery, enjoy:
(the numbering doesn't mean anything its just for me to keep track)
10 tips about drawing #3 - ShadingThird round of 10 simple and effective tips about drawing, this time a bit more spesific, time to delve into shading, the one area I feel I have progressed the most.10 tips about drawing #3 - Shading3 years ago in Personal More Like This
**This is my own personal take and oppinion about shading, take it with a grain of salt **
1. Shade and blend An extremely common way to shade, but not only overused but more often than not used incorrectly.
You lay down a value pref. with an HB or softer pencil and blend it into the paper from the dark to the light, but the thing here to remember is to not go too hard in blending at first, if you do it is very tricky to manipulate the values after.
Think of the tooth of the paper like grass, don´t just stomp them down on the first go, gently grace the paper with a blending stump/tissue/q-tip etc and once you start to approach the desired value you can go a little harder.
2. Directional blending Much as 1. but directional blending means you always blend following the curve of what you are drawi
ContestALRIGHT EVERYONE, IT'S CONTEST TIME!Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We need at least 3 entries to make this work, so please tell your friends,watchers,people,frogs and LETS GET STARTED!!
Also, linearts are not allowed!
Witch means, you have to draw the entry yourself!
Also I need donators!
first place 300 and a free request from me, a free request from EleanorTopsie, a llama and free request from Svennemi, a llama and a chibi drawing from CommanderMitsuki, free request from Rarshalan, free request from knowitall123, 50 and a free request from MsMischievous, a free fully coloured digital chibi with pedestal from Claire-Aegis-Faust
Second place 100 and a head shot from me, drawing without BG from knowitall123, free request from Rarshalan, 20 and a lineart from MsMischievous,a free fully coloured digital chibi with pedestal from Claire-Aegis-Faust
third place50[Points] and a non shaded request fr
New video..self promotionHi allNew video..self promotion2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will soon do a new feature..but first I wanna be selfish and promote myself for once..lol..working hard with that..
but nothing comes by itself and/or are for free...
.... in two months time I'll celebrate 6 years on dA and I also goes towards 1500 watchers...
....thanks to my FRIENDS SUPPORT and features you all so kindly are giving me...
.........I couldn't do without your help my dear friends...
....I am so grateful and appreciate every feature of my art I am in.....woow..you are so kind...!
I am 'doing well' outside dA .. it feels good to have that recognition that my art are 'doing just fine' ...
..I have doubted so many times..
...some magazines requests right now and I keep on continue working with book covers....
..one release of a cover I created are nov 1......
...and I am about starting working on another one next month..yay!
Thanks for the past, present and futureI knew that the time would come, and I am so sorry, I was hoping it would be later in the future, but it is here: I can not thank you as I would like anymore. I have 4000 friends who follow my work and hundreds of fav every day (and that makes me great pleasure). Until today I wanted to tell you directly how I', grateful, but now I work 1 or 2 hours at the computer to thank, and commitments will not let me anymore. Definitely I will continue to respond to comments, but right now I want to thanks in advance all those who want to add my drawings to their collection and want to add my name to the list of friends.Thanks for the past, present and future2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I take this opportunity to share with you some of the best moments I have experienced in recent months:
Some articles about my designs have been published on the website of this newspaper:
Dailymail online 13 marzo 2013
Mirror online 13 marzo 2013
KEA cross-country trails RP promptsdon't forget to pre reg! KEA Cross-country Trails PreRegKEA cross-country trails RP prompts6 months ago in Personal More Like This
other info: KEA Cross-Country Trails
These are the RP prompts for KEA's cross country Trails
Completed RP's gain you more points and extra rewards!!
Rp can be literature or drawn! (As long as i have proof the RP happened)
Rpable with another contestant
Rpable with the academy (moi XD)
DIY (on your own bruh)
Collab or rp with another contestant as training! This can be done before the event starts
Don't ART for free ...Note written under the influence of several recent situations ...Don't ART for free ...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I understand that not everyone can/like/love to draw - but that does not mean that some people have to treat 'drawing people' as children. A few days ago my friend asked me if I draw him a portrait of him and his girlfriend. I agreed without hesitation ... But when I told how much the portrait will be cost - he was angry with me, that I will not do it for free! I understand that it is my friend - but I spend my free time, energy, etc. on it. So it's no longer just fun for me. It becomes a way of life ...
I wish that those of us - involved in the drawing - were taken more seriously. Because it is a job like any other. Not sitting behind a desk in an office does not mean that I do not work as hard ...
The situation is very well illustrated here:
Proud to be a Woman - Happy 8th of MarchTo be honest I rewrote this about dozen times now. It started with everything what is wrong with world today, however instead I decided to celebrate being woman and woman artists. I had a lot of chats with my oldest daughter about being woman, and she does not believe me that women are being discriminated still in todays world, so I decided to focus on positive and share amazing women artists I know about in hope to encourage others in celebrating being woman. Happy International Women's Day. I am so proud to be a woman and a mother of 3 amazing girls.Proud to be a Woman - Happy 8th of March6 months ago in Personal More Like This
IJS design 6 v2 by amyhootonMirror Weave by AmyRobinsFor Marcello by Ange1ica-StockThe Wingles one by angel-biljanaAnna sleeps by AnipoSunwaptas Splender by artistwilderJewellery 8 by AimeeStock:thumb267564516:Stockholm Blues, Breathe by ArtByCherlittle one by BarbaraMDON'T PULL ! (drawing) by b-DediLpic3341 by beatrice-bAutomne by BlueCarolineheart by BiancaCaitoMy daughter Iris sleeping by ChloeCKappa by contrarymary:thumb2540
There and back again :)After 20 hours of pure travelling it is good to get home.There and back again :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I went to London with my brother and even though it was just effectively a day to experience London we manage to drink and eat at a real London pub, see the painted halls, stand on the prime meridian of the world, eat at one of Gordon Ramseys restaurants (The Narrow), got some culture infusion and shop at Greenwich marked to name a few.
The Astronomy Photographer of the year awards was really nice, but felt abit out of place with all the high ranking people attenting
The presentation of winning images and highly commended ones was really good, could tell that they had put a lot of work into it and every winning image was well deserved.
For me it ended up as It was when I left, with a shortlisted image, not dissapointed at all, I was not expecting anything to begin with and in such company with the images that won there are no regrets going to London for the ceremony.
I picked up a lot of small little tricks
Welcome to Hell.What is this?Welcome to Hell.3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Samhain: Dante's Inferno is an interactive adventure here on deviantART to help us celebrate Halloween. It is sponsored by a small group of Community Volunteers and a few select community members and backed by Community Relations. The adventure will begin on October 10th and end on October 31st.
In the fourteenth century, an Italian poet named Dante Alighieri composed one of the most influential collections of poetry of all time: The Divine Comedy. In the first book, Inferno, Dante himself ventures through Hell, guided by the spirit of the Roman poet Virgil.
Samhain is a Sabbat, or blessed day of festival, that some Wiccans and some other pagan traditions celebrate in October. It is the day in which the spirits of the dead are closest to us, a day to celebrate those who have passed before us.
. . . What better time to visit the souls of Hell?
What do I have to do?
I am really spoiled today!Amazing gifts from wonderful friends Thank you so very very much!I am really spoiled today!3 years 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
SCREENERS 2012 EPIC MOVIE POSTER CONTEST:iconfreyabigg:FreyaBiggSCREENERS 2012 EPIC MOVIE POSTER CONTEST3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Generally we don't post contests, but it seems to have become a tradition to post the Epic Movie Poster Contest, and so we present to you this years edition! This time as an official dA contest. Read what Screeners has to say below.
DeviantArt and Screeners Present: THE 2012 EPIC MOVIE POSTER CONTEST
We write the films... you make the posters.
And best posters win Epic Prizes! This year we are giving away TENS of THOUSANDS of DeviantArt points, 5+ YEARS of DA subscriptions, $20 - $50 gift cards to Amazon.com and Movieposter.com, Limited edition posters and much, much more. Enter for the prizes, or enter for the fun. Either way... ENTER!
Contest runs July 1 through August 31, 2012
All mediums of art accepted (so long as it's a movie poster). Contest is open to ALL of DeviantArt.
This is an official DA contest - so submissions will be made to the DA Contest Folder (Contests/2012/EPIC MOVIE CONTEST 2012)
Full details can be found here: http:/
Here I come Windy CityI found out this past week that I'll officially be moving to Chicago for a couple months to continue work on the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending. I move Monday actually, and I'll be without a home computer for about a week until I can get a new workstation built, so I'll have to put the Photoshop guide I talked about in the last journal on hold for a short while.Here I come Windy City3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's actually pretty much written in full, but I need to put together the screenshots and actual file still. I also might be working on a detailed matte painting tutorial for PSDTuts+ soon, so I'll keep everyone updated on that.
In the mean time, take care! And for everyone who made it to Comic Con and saw the Elysium footage, I hate you
Introducing SKULLPAINTHi everyone! The last few months have been pretty hectic regarding work (and still are) as I'm trying to cope with multiple projects at the same time, so I've been away for a while...Introducing SKULLPAINT4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to introduce SkullPaint, a new studio/website I've created in order to showcase a variety of different art services I'm offering to the public! These services apply to both professional studios/agencies that need superior quality production art, as well as individuals who are devoted RPG players, fantasy/sci-fi/horror fans, or just art collectors.
Here's a brief list with the services:
RPG Character Creation
If you are an elite RPG player, you can bring your game avatar to life with a highly detailed illustration of your character, designed based on the description you will provide. You can also choose among various options (color/bw, bust/full body). Impress your friends and have it as a reminder of your epic gaming moments!
Appleyard Stables Autumn Show Entries + EXTENSIONAppleyard Stables Autumn ShowAppleyard Stables Autumn Show Entries + EXTENSION10 months ago in Personal More Like This
EXTENSION! Deadline: 15th December
this show has been such a success i thought I should extend it ^^
You must post this in the comments of the entries journal!
Horse: fav.me/d80odvp (A Million Masks/V)
Rider: Mia Ley
Horse: fav.me/d82ft7u (Jack the Ripper/Jacky Boy)
Rider: Mia Ley
People and PortraitsPeoplesPeople and Portraits9 months ago in Personal More Like This
twins by monikha School of Hard Knocks by InayatShah
Man Furniture - Part 2 by SensualImage
A stranger, Jean K, Freemason by BenoitPaille Zapatones - The Pilgrim by BenHeine
The old man by diensilver Li River Fisherman by R3ality66
Hear The Splash by oO-Rein-Oo The man with the horse by diensilver
MAN by Gesell Man's Portrait by Havoff
:: now's the only time I know by noahsamuelmosko
Old by randyrakhmadany Keep on trying by Benowski
Anna by AlexrLyakhov El pelo fabuloso by ShakilovNeel
Moonlight by Saju90 Cd 104 by duongquocdinh
Zoe by aufzehengehen Unveiled by Melu-Bonilla
Dsc4449 by tncowboy85 Russian Beauty by LienSkullova
Rosa Gelled Beauty by experiment-iv Simply Her by luciekout
Hydrangea Queen by pholwises DQD nude2014 088 by duongquocdinh
Artists Of The Week: Big Jumpers_11-10-13 What it is?! This is the last Artists of the Week installment for 11-10-13. By now you know that this feature was created to honor the righteous artwork of the many artists in the dvArt community [*see previous posts and be sure to check out the pages of each artist.] *Look over the galleries of these talented artists for the last several posts and it's easy to see the work below represents real progress.Artists Of The Week: Big Jumpers_11-10-132 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Drum roll please"... *And Now....Big Jumpers: Deviants who've made a giant jump forward in quality and creativity.
This Weeks Selections for the 7th category, Big Jumpers for 11-10-13, are:
Watchers Gallery Update 11th SeptemberOK - the results are in and it seems that an overwhelming number of you thought the idea of a group dedicated to my watchers was a good idea (95%+) - so with that in mind I have now set up a group (not so imaginatively) called..... watchers-feature http://watchers-feature.deviantart.com/Watchers Gallery Update 11th September2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In time I will personally invite all of my watchers to join the group - I say in time, because I cannot find a way of automating that invitation process or doing a group invitation, Which means inviting you one-by-one!!!!
In the mean time feel free to join yourselves, and I will approve your application. After that just upload as many (or as few) pieces of your past, present and future artworks for both me and all those other watchers out there - what could be simpler?
To kick off the group I am also holding a contest to design a group Icon/Avatar - first prise will be 1 years Premium Membership, and the decision will be made by a public vote Closing date for entry's will be on the
Weekly photo #023 +Weekly photo #023 +2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There She Is by WishmasterAlchemist The Barrel and the Snow by alisinwonder Fairy Tale. by andokadesbois A cold, cold day. by lomatic Red Velvet Candy Cane Cupcakes by claremanson page 368 by laflaneuse A Distant Stranger by jkrab Winter shadow by lostknightkg
rose... by clochartist-photo Natalie by Hart-Worx Horseshoe bend, milky way by alierturk :thumb418922651: Stand In the Crowd. by andokadesbois Tollerdeer by Rozowynos Little Cat by MichaelNN Snellmans Workroom by m-eralp Supercellular Electricity by FramedByNature Worship by MarsiaMS The brave sea by MarioGuti Never Never Land by SachaKalis Untitled by dammmmit Headlight bokeh by dammmmit ALL is Well by Oer-Wout cold clouds by vally5 MIST by M0THart Salticus scenicus. by irassMakroFotografie Turn the page by BlueColoursOfNature Melancholic by Riderofthewind95 Between Beauty by AbandonedZone Cold Veins. by dragonfly-oli Vine road in fog by Febo-theRealOne favourites by Rona-Keller Valley by ldinami7e Foret4 by hubert61 Underwater by OtvaliChudovische Hornet. by irassMakroFotografie Dreamy by xOronar D375 by miobi :thumb419948213: 2013-104 Tinuviel by W0LLE Family portrait by Tiefenschaerfe
A while ago I started something n
The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions