B.T.M.O. No. 7: BookbindingOnce again I'll be featuring a craft that I do myself in my spare time. Bookbinding!B.T.M.O. No. 7: Bookbinding3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We'll look at a few different types as well as a special section on the history!
"Burning the Midnight Oil" is a new series of Articles about Artisan Crafts here on dA and on the web.
What is an Artisan Craft?
Art made by hand, usually with the help of tools;
a tangible craft.
How Can I Suggest a Artisan Craft for a DD?
To learn how to submit a Daily Deviation please read
The CV's for the Artisan Craft category are UnicornReality and FrockTarts
Book Binding History
Coptic (2nd AD-Today)
Ethiopian (16th Century-Today)
A Big thank you to our watchers + random FeatureI just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all our fans and watchers.A Big thank you to our watchers + random Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I must say that when we began making Tiny Top Hats back in January of this year, I never expected to get such a wonderful support and reception!
So it occurred to me today I should do something back! I'd like to do a random feature of some of our awesome watchers and help everyone spread their art and maybe support you guys like you have so lovingly supported us :')
So I'd like to Feature the first 10 20 people here in this journal to post "I would like to be featured", and post in the Journal. I'll pick out some things from your gallery to feature as well!
I just wanted everyone to know how deeply it has moved me, all your support (And patience with me xD) and I would like to feature a lot of artists down the road if everyone likes the idea ^__^
Thanks again and again guys :iconawwwplz:
**Edit: I didn't realize so many would want to be featured, so I'll bump up the number to 20
-Softness Art- Vol.VIIJoin Us! :iconsoftness-art:-Softness Art- Vol.VII3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
San Francisco, Golden Gate by alierturk:thumb284136834:
Bait by IMustBeDeadC minor by werol:thumb285905444:
Sugary sweetness cookies and milk by The-Cute-StormThe Cutest by MarinaCoricSmall Beauty by Lady-Tori
dream. by Yvonnne92Minkiun by colpewoleLet the pounding seconds go by AlicjaRodzik
I loved a flower by Al-BaumPrima Ballerina by CitrusfruktQuiet Time by Queen-Kitty
Cookie Jar by Jedi-Damebrittany by payleyjeanThis is strange... by Fra-Emer
Giselle's Dream 03 by MonicaEngSunday evening part III by Myra-czShe wore the season. (IV) by ellylucas
seafoam by ZaratopsRaffaello by lidaCAbout to fall. by dragonfly-oli
HAMSTER by CassiesCrueOlka II by rosesforherSuesse Architektur by JustHoldMe
:thumb286918135:enclosed time by ankazhuravleva:thumb290251957:
Brighter than the sun v.1 by bwaworgasugar glider 3 by Cvet04ekTenderness of cold morning by Cvet04ek
The neighbor's cat by Alessia-IzzoThe Golden Afternoon by fourteatwo:thumb287863485:
200. by greenday862entailing. by opriscountitled by oprisco
:thumb289864019:Russian ballerina by halucynowa.. by w6n3oshaq
Butterfly by cherriladycaged raven by DarkGomoDaydreams by Emily-White
Treasure by HolunderIn the middle of the morning by Alessia-IzzoCup of Beauty by Stefania-R
words are flowers of silence by LittleFlair:thumb19700
REEEEEERHELLO FRIENDSREEEEEER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just want to share what my ever so loving dumb of a boyfriend got me for valentines this year
He surprised me with this in my valentines day package ;;;;;; and i just AUGH
IT JUST MADE MY DAY OKAY laughs more like made my liFE
I fucking love you baby
He also got me an adorable tepig plush with yellow flowers, a cheesy card, bunch of doodles, and MONEY FOR A MUNCHKIN (inside joke)
I myself sent him a plush, doodles, a custom valentines day card, his favorite candy, and other tiny things but ;v; it doesn't compare to his gift. It's just the best thing ever and I will wear this necklace for forever
he has the other half too ;v; wah wah wah WAH
LOVE YOU S
Spreading the dA Love: Vol. 7Welcome to the 7th volume ofSpreading the dA Love: Vol. 74 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spreading the dA Love
As the title suggests, this news article series aim to promote wonderful aspects of the deviantART community, from showcasing beautiful works of art, to informing you of great groups, and to interviewing inspirational deviants. I feel so happy being part of such a wonderful community and I hope to make it better, even if it's only a little bit, by making these articles. My goal is to bring to light everything that impassions me and, hopefully, inspire you!
Showcasing Gorgeous Artwork
Here I will showcase art that has simply left me speechless from all genres, from digital/traditional, artisan, emoticons, fractals, etc.
Translation: Yume HanabiHello, I've tried to translate a song sung by IA. Please enjoyTranslation: Yume Hanabi2 years ago in Personal More Like This
夢花火 (Dream Fireworks)
Music and Lyrics composed by まふまふ (mafumafu)
Sung by IA
Posted on ニコニコ動画 (niconicodouga): 1st August 2013, 6:01pm
Music video: ニコニコ動画, YouTube
Other song cover by 天月 (amatsuki): ニコニコ動画, YouTube
If there's a gust of wind, I'm at the mercy of a dream
I, who has nowhere to go, sing
Dream Fireworks, go far into the sky
I've always, always been dreaming
Finally, finally I fou
BBA Preview Pages ReleaseHeya!BBA Preview Pages Release8 months ago in Personal More Like This
First off I want to thank everyone profusely for posting so many supportive words regarding Anya. I fell off the horse and didn't work for a few weeks there, but I'm doing a lot better and to be honest it's due in large part to the outpouring of kindness you gave me during that time. I miss her every day.
So, what I want to talk about now is that I put up page 1 (also a title page) of the BBA preview scene!
We will be posting pages every other monday.
:iconfablepaint: and I opened a Patreon page if anyone would like to support the comic work http://www.patreon.com/blackbloodalliance
Once the preview scene is finished you might notice some downtime as we may take a few weeks to build up a buffer of pages for the main story arc. I got a little behind my desired schedule after Anya but I am still are shooting for early 2015 to post the beginning of the story. January would be ideal, but I dont want to promise until i can be absolutely sure it's doable. Im not 100% full time on
The Man Who Didn't Know He'd Lost His MindEels, The Man Who Didn't Know He'd Lost His MindThe Man Who Didn't Know He'd Lost His Mind3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Street Photography Tutorial - IPART IIStreet Photography Tutorial - I3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* continues with:
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL - PART ONE
THE HUMAN SUBJECT
(article from photo4u.it - il portale italiano della fotografia translated and adapted to dA by myraincheck)
Let's close our eyes and imagine going out in the streets and looking for unusual things. What do we expect to find? People, first of all.
That's good, the HUMAN PRESENCE is a fundamental element of street photography.
If we want to use only this ingredient, we'll be able to realize a true street photo only if the person we capture will have something unusual or interesting or is doing something unusual or interesting. Otherwise we'll have a good portrait, an enviromental portrait, a wide portrait whatever, but not a street photo.
Pandora Hearts 2013 Calendar Contest - ExtensionEdit: Hi everyone!Pandora Hearts 2013 Calendar Contest - Extension3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had a few messages about an extension, so I'm going to push the deadline to midnight (GMT) on 25th December (since I'd still like to have the winners announced on Oz's Birthday). The winners will be announced on the 26th December.
Thanks again to those who have entered! I apologise for not announcing an extension sooner and hope this is alright with everyone. Best of luck!
It's time for the contest everyone!
Oz Vessalius Fanclub Contest #4
Start Date: Wednesday October 31st
- This is a drawing contest, and the content must centre around the theme of Oz and B-Rabbit. You can interpret the theme however you like~
- Oz must be in the picture, and he must be a central character.
- Please remember to use a 'Mature Content' filter if you decide to make use of the 'bloody' aspect of the Bloody Black Rabbit.
- No stealing, no tracing, no colourations.
- You can enter as many times as you want,
Auctioning My Character With MANY Extras!So I'm selling this guy:Auctioning My Character With MANY Extras!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I won't draw it anymore, I guess I just ended up getting bored of it. And many other people seems to really like it so I thought I should just sell it to someone else. And I really need to raise some money for a new computer ;n; mine is really old and slow and could just break at any time.
With the character you will also have the right to use the stuff I commissioned from other peoples + gifts I received of this character!(I won't need it anymore anyway)
.:Gift Kawiko:. by MiruThunderCat
I can't really choose or decide a price...
So I will simply leave it to the best offer after a few days. if I get any decent offer.
Please, keep in mind that it's still a bit hard for me to be selling my character and I probably won't
SNIPPY: QUESTIONABLE REALITYI definitely thought about killing Captain, especially after several pranks that were pulled on me like that time when I woke up with a bucket super-glued to my head and declared "iron man".SNIPPY: QUESTIONABLE REALITY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or that time when Captain made a soup out of my gas mask filters because the broth needed the "Smooth flavour of Snippy" and salt wasn't available... so I had to roam the decaying shopping malls for a new pair.
Or that time when Captain pushed me into a watery abyss inside a wooden barrel to celebrate "Niagara falls day".
Have my thoughts become so compounded as to finally cause schizophrenia?
...Am I a stone throw away from becoming like Pilot, talking to pet rocks and building the Bastion of Captania out of rotting shoe boxes?
And if I were to kill Captain who would I have left?
I must have been talking out loud like those crazy hobos that lived outside the protectorate dome that communicated with radioactive rain clouds via conversations of interpretive dance, until they were consumed by a famil
Finding hope when your dreams are falling apartFinding hope when your dreams are falling apart11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This blog post was originally published on Lumecluster.com, wonderlands for the entrepreneurial mind.
“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” ― Helen Keller
I’d like you to think back…to that first time (or the many times) when you (re)discovered what you’re meant to do with your life or to that moment when you thought you finally “figured it out.”
It felt amazing, didn’t it? Your mind was racing with thoughts and ideas. That huge rush of anticipation and purpose flooded your entire being because your life felt like it was finally heading
.there are a million different worlds.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
that have been built on top of this one,
and i know this cause they whisper through
the cracks of doors in secret
to each other -
i heard you're never more than six feet
from a rat, eight from a spider and
seventy from the sea, please, don't let
yourself drift any further out from me
(holy ghost, are you flammable?)
.and god-.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i saw the moon
leaking into the sea,
a great big silvery slick
on the waves
and as i held my hands up
to the hole in her side,
she smiled and soaked
(gentle, gentle, she doesn't have long)
Celebrating Deviousness - March 2014Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - March 20141 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Purple Flower of Life
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
Fan Fiction Has a New HomeLiterature > Fan FictionFan Fiction Has a New Home1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As many of you have noticed, the Literature gallery gets a huge influx of fan fiction submissions. We're hoping that by having Fan Fiction under the Literature umbrella, the number of miscats in the overall gallery will drop. And, for those of us who frequent both galleries, it'll simplify submitting and finding work.
Of course, we can't cut down on miscats without your help! Please spread the word by favoriting and sharing this journal, and by moving any of your own submissions as appropriate.
Not sure whether your submission counts as fan fiction? :faq572:
(Note that gallery updates for both Literature and Fan Fiction is in the works. Please continue to use the category that best fits your work.)
You're welcome to bring your concerns to us at any time!
Literature CVs: inknalcohol , IrrevocableFate , neurotype , ShadowedAcolyte (CRLiterature)
Fan Fiction CV: SingingFlame
Beauty FeatureSome of the beautiful works i discovered within the last weeksBeauty Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please if you like the journal.
Now enjoy :
Just give me a reason... by dragonfly-oli
Elements by mibreit
Water Bubbles by xLindarielx Snowy III by Fr34kZ
Fun Time In Our Secret Neverland 2 by perigunawan
.tonight across the street i saw.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
the devil sneak into god's garden;
he took trowel in hand, planted seeds
in the earth, grinned real wide and
shut the white gate behind him
(gonna come up smelling of roses)
.watching the sky.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
churn itself thicker
the birds tire
and drown as
it sets around
(no fight, and no flight either)
Yooohoooo!Yikes, I haven't been on dA for so long that I forgot my password! DXYooohoooo!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been away because I've been sick. A good kind of sick, mind you. I have a bun in the oven and have been spending a lovely 3 months clutching the toilet bowl. Holy pizza balls! Pregnancy nausea is horrible! But let me tell ya, once I got over it I felt so awesome that the thought of climbing Mount Everest doesn't even phase me. Haha... so I'd like to think. XD Yep, surviving the first trimester is a real ego booster. I have new respect for all the mommas out there. R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
I'm starting things slow and have been flexing my arting muscles over on tumblr, so if you'd like to see what I'm up to, head on over there: http://roorurooster.tumblr.com. Work on the comics "Gravity" and "NTGW" will start up again, albeit at a slightly decelerated rate. Adjusting to new routines and all that.
And lastly, Happy 2014! I didn't get to post a wish in my journal. Better late than never!
CLOSED - St Patrick's Green Theme Giveaway Prizes increased! More chances of winning! Yay!CLOSED - St Patrick's Green Theme Giveaway1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If have gotten to know me well enough, I am sure you have come to learn that one of my favourite colours is green.
To which, embracing Saint Patrick's Day and my favourite colour; this contest is all about the color green!
1 Person will get 100 & Feature on Unforgettable-Time and Finnyanne's page
PE: Beadwork What is beadwork?PE: Beadwork2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Beadwork is - as the word suggests - working with beads. Beads are very versatile; they come in various colours, shapes and sizes, and together with a needle, some thread or wire, and maybe - but not neccessarily - a (small) loom, you can easily fashion yourself some jewellery, or present your mother with a beaded flower.
What can I create with beads?
That question has a fairly simple answer: Anything you want to! You can make
and other wonderful things.
Art History: Discovering DaliArt History: Discovering Dali3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Salvador Dali was born in Spain in 1904 and has been best known and recognised throughout the years for his surrealist, ambiguous works. Dali is responsible for inspiring a plethora of artists to create, combine and step outside of their comfort zones. Many know him for his paintings, but actually like many modern artists today, Dali traversed the fields of the artistic world to pick up talents in Writing, Photography, Sculpture and Film.
Dali was not famous for his methods. That's one of the mistakes that people make when tracing his history or seeking him out for inspiration. Dali's methods were much the same as anybody else's. However his concepts trumped them all and made him what he is remembered for today. He achieved his effects through a mastery of perspective
and a critical eye for color and shape, symmetry and innuendo. It is this realization that opens up the market for future dali-esque artists. There's nothing unusual behind the crea