Tuesday feedback hourUPDATE: Tuesday Feedback Hour for this week is over, but you can still link your traditional artworks to get comments/critiques next week, also, don't forget to check out the features in the bottom of this journal
We now have an official Tuesday Feedback hour stamp made by Zedna7, it's really awesome! Also, I welcome on board curlandgrazes, who volunteered to help me give you feedback & critique some of your work as well. Also thanks to DeaconStrucktor, who provided interesting links we all might use:
Deviant Guide: Good comments
Deviant Guide: Good responses
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 charge3 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
Project Educate: Being a People PersonSo you've got the equipment, you've got the top notch camera, the lighting, the studio, the backdrop and even the perfect weather - everything you need for a portrait photography shoot right? Wrong. The key behind all photographs that contain a living and breathing subject is to have the natural look. Just like the key to a conceptual shot is having the idea, the key to portraiture photography is having the eye. Co-operative subjects help too!Project Educate: Being a People Person2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I have especially found in the past, that people develop a pained and strained look on their face when the camera is pointed in their direction. Interestingly enough, it happens more often at Weddings. The bride and groom quite often develop the look that they might have when they've just finished writing out the cheque for me to photograph their big day...
Then, quite suddenly one day, I got it. It was when a stunning bridesmaid at a wedding lifted her hands in front of her face and squealed when I clicked the camera in her
PE Interview with =agnes-cecileSilvia is, without any doubt, one of the most marking figures of this site. Many thousands love her works and some artists consider her to be the role model of their artistic life. Instead of rambling about how she is a popular figure of this site, i decided to show you what other people think of her.PE Interview with =agnes-cecile2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Green-EyedGhost says: "Her art is inspiring, emotional, brilliant, incredible, indescribable. Her every single work is what actually can be called art. She always inspires me, she is the most amazing artist I've ever seen in my life!"
airheadOMer completes: "...she has a brilliant and copious use of color. All her work is very intricate and lavish while remaining fairly luminous and simple. It has a wonderful flow to it and is, basically, quite beautiful. She has ineffable talent and her work shows that."
With this being said, let's see what agnes-cecile has to say!
You are a very succ
PE Feedback: How to Give a CritiqueHOW TO GIVE A CRITIQUEPE Feedback: How to Give a Critique3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's a great thing that you want to critique other deviant's works and help them improve their skills through your constructive feedback. By critiquing fellow deviant's works, you are developing your critical thought and vision and thus, developing yourself as an artist. However, critiquing is not all about pointing out what others did wrong. As ChewedKandi has pointed out in 'How To: Critiquing Artwork' "a critique is giving your opinion in a constructive manner about a subject - be it a piece a music, a piece of art, the meal you've just ate and so on."
That's the main point of this article: to share a few pointers on how to give a quality critique while providing links to a compilation of useful guides that focus on this very same topic.
Introduction: Let's start!
First things first! You've come across a piece of art that caught your attention and
PE Feedback: Critiquing with Resources!Using Resources in Your Critiques!PE Feedback: Critiquing with Resources!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Writing solo critiques is great, but referencing the instruction of others is
one easy thing to make your feedback more effective (and less time consuming)!
①Why Use Resources?
②What is a Resource?
③How-To Use Resources?
④Where to Find Resources?
For us critics (and artists/teachers too) part of the thrill of providing feedback is finding that unique insight we can provide on a piece. Whether it's some gem of color theory that applies to their painting process, or analysis of a stanza as the development of a complex metaphor, we value originality in our critiques. In all honesty, it's the discovery of a relationship between the artwork/critic/artist
Traditional Color PortraitsDrawing someone's portrait is not an easy task. As humans, constantly looking at other humans, we're very sensitive to the subtle nuances of each person's face.Traditional Color Portraits1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The 10th Doctor by KKzStudios Portrait of Yuval by yarivt Eat veggies! by misakiiii
Because of this, you not only have to be very accurate with proportions, shading, etc., you also have to capture what makes this person different than everyone else, and convey a particular emotion at the same time.
Person by katr14 Self portrait- Overly SERIOUS Lookin' Guy by Fuee Mila Kunis by Pevansy Clown by DPasschier
We're running out of time... by Flajdesz Nacreous girl by CellyMonteiro Rose Garden by SquirrelGirl15 Hotel Victory by AmbergrisElement Link for Ana Maria by Legrandzilla
General Valen by C-A-Harland No Contest by simple-minds
Draw-Along Group Member FeatureWe have a new feature for you guys. Every month we will do a journal feature with all of your interpretations of the previous months reference!Draw-Along Group Member Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, for the feature to make the biggest impact, we need you guys to fave it. The more faves and comments on it, the more chance others get to see your work
July's Draw-Along reference was from :iconrafaxx:
Here we have all of your lovely work
My Secret by xxXAmiraXxx Draw-Along July: Freedom. by Leannee1993 :thumb315082554:
Bird - Draw-Along by Gannasmilee Soft and Quiet by sweetpie2 :thumb314007244:
On a wing and a secret by BeckyDIllustrations Gentle by Nephthys76 :thumb313583943:
Bird in Hands by ArtbyRonineFree as a bird by AngelasPortraitsCrystal Engergy by acjub
PE: Tolerance Towards Daily DeviationsIf you're like me, one of the first things you do every morning is turn on the computer to check the DDs for the day, if you make this a habit sooner or later you'll see something featured that you won't like at all, making you spill your morning coffee all over the screen.PE: Tolerance Towards Daily Deviations2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Oh the crime! That poor coffee going to waste.
Before you hit the Caps Lock button and begin an essay about the drop of quality of DDs, stop. Take a deep breath, maybe walk around for a bit to cool down, and think about what you're going to do. To begin with, complaining about the DD leaving a comment is extremely disrespectful for the artist because most of the time, they didn't even ask to be featured. Instead, take a moment to consider why was it picked, DDs are chosen for far more than just being visually attractive, as the article Daily Deviations - The Myth and the Legend explained; we often look f
ACG MASCOT CONTEST WINNERS!!AnotherContestGroup is proud to present our MASCOT contest RESULTSACG MASCOT CONTEST WINNERS!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ACG MASCOT CONTEST RESULTS
First of all we would like to say thank you for all who took part in our ACG Mascot Design Contest - please take the time to check out all entries http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/34936870 however after the results of 5 judges/independant people we are please to be able to announce our winner and the two lucky runners up. It was very very difficult to judge as we had to judge based on design, concept, idea, how easy it would be to recreate and generally ignore some of the beautiful works which people obviously put a lot of time and effot into because sadley we wouldn't be able to do full colour detailed drawings every time we came to recreate the character. There for. The winner and runners up are as follows.
WINNER OF ACG's MASCOT CONTEST IS....
Good Intention: PMs and Points Giveaway!:icongood-intention:Good Intention: PMs and Points Giveaway!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In celebration of the incredible momentum that this group has gained in just a couple of days, I am holding an Introductory Giveaway!
About The Group:
Good-Intention is a group dedicated to the kind acts that take place daily around the deviantART community. From users spending their time on free resources, to those who choose to feature the artwork of others. No act is too small or too minor to not have a spotlight shone on it.
(1) - 1 Year Premium Membership (Or 2,396 )
(3) - 3 Month Premium Memberships (Or 636 )
(5) - 1 Month Premium Memberships (Or 396 )
(10) - 100
Prizes will be selected using: http://jklp.org/public/html/choose.html for impartiality.
In the spirit of giving, you may elect to give your prize to another user on deviantART.
Europeans turns 3 - premium membership giveaway!EDIT: This contest has now been closed for submissions! We will be announcing our winners shortly. Thanks to everybody for participating!Europeans turns 3 - premium membership giveaway!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
On September 2, europeans is celebrating its third year as a group!
To celebrate this feat, we are going to give away three 3 month deviantART premium memberships, or the equivalent in points (636 ) among all of our members who add this blog to their favorites by September 2!
Here's how it works:You add the blog to your favorites.On September 2, we will insert all the names of deviants who favorited this blog into a randomizer and update this blog to state the giveaway is closed.Using the randomizer, we will pick three deviants. If one of the selected deviants is not a member of europeans, we will continue picking deviants using the randomizer until we have successfully selected three members of europeans.Our founder :devfvdslo
CI Monthly Feature - #2EDIT: You're all most welcome!CI Monthly Feature - #22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello dear members,
Every month, me and our lovely founder Tsuki-SoraRuki will feature works of Creation-Inspiration's members. All you have to do is leave a link or thumbnail of your work on the feature poll which will be made on the 15th of every month.
This feature is a chance to showcase your work to 30k members.
Here's this month's feature:
:thumb326161986:Promised Souls by AngelicsManaThe Potionsmaster by Izayoi7
Cosmo and Wanda by Kiniki-ChanPassing By by oh-hell-no69It seems we are not alone here... by Isbjorg:thumb323053552:VOCALOID3 - IA by KiranaKikoeru917in Medias Res by JiJidraws
OW: ELM104 - Fight fire with fire... by konrei-samaThe Bookstore by Natters619little bird by Lydia-Burns:commission:Flame by sarasarafrazCHEAP $1 or 80 Points Adoptables by likecolourpencilsUnder Construction by 0r4nJuice
Porcelain by Julia-AuroraToo scary for Easter bunny? by SzczurzyslawaCommission - Ariel and Flounder by AngelShizuka:thumb322321970:Rapunzel and Pascal by BratLittlePrincessgas or they came at dawn by whoreundart93
:thumb326790902:Cupcakes II by EmotionalLadyyCM - une-petite-lapin by Lili-Tea:thumb325865158:My diary by Aline96:th
PE: Zines What is a Zine?PE: Zines2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A zine (or web zine) is an online magazine or book that promotes deviantART news, interview deviants or feature artwork. They are usually submitted as a .pdf file and sometimes hosted on other sites that support web zines better.
Zines are rarely submitted, but when you do find one, they are usually really entertaining to read!
Browse the Zines galleryZines Feature written by ginkgografix
:icondelvemag: :iconcosplayerezine: :iconzinesters: :icontemplumdigital: :iconThe-PS-Magazine:
EliteArtists "Autumn Contest":iconisissousa2: :iconeliteartists:EliteArtists "Autumn Contest"2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HURRY!!! 24 HOUR LEFT UNTIL THE CONTEST CLOSES !
Elite Artists and isissousa2 are bringing to you a one-of-a-kind Autumn Contest.
You can participate, sharpen your skills, increase your creativity and nonetheless, win cool prizes!
[Star!] Autumn, as the other yearly seasons, have folkloric connotations. It is associated with a period in which Nature prepares for a long rest (winter) and also associated with the human aging process.
[Star!] Depict your vision of this season based on a folklore, legend, myth or culture that you like.
[Bullet; Red] RULES (Please Read) [Bullet; Red]
[Bullet; Red] It has to be a work in traditional or digital media, mixed media, collage, photo-manipulation, photography or painted sculpture.
[Bullet; Red] Please place your image in the [Bullet; Blue]
Giving away premium memberships!This is now CLOSED. You can check my journal for the winners.Giving away premium memberships!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There's still time to enter!
But I am closing this and announcing the winners at 11:00pm EST. So that means there are 25 minutes left!
I'm giving away two 3-month premium memberships to two random people!
Here's how to win:Add this journal to your favorites.Leave a comment on this journal. Say anything you'd like.
On December 26th, 2012, from everyone who does BOTH of the above things, I'll be picking two people to give the premium memberships to.
Good luck and happy holidays!
PE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learnPE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learn2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Walkthroughs, alongside tutorials, are always an excellent way to learn. It's really helpful to get educated through a tutorial which tells exactly what to do in a detailed way step by step. However at times what is even more helpful is to actually see the artist in action, there are things you need to see get done by yourself and here is where walkthroughs come into play.
There's always something fascinating about seeing the different stages of the creation process of a piece, and you can always learn from the artists and adapt part of said process to your own.
Besides showing part of this process through images which show the different stages of a piece, and
PE Feedback: Why some people don't want Critique?WHAT IS CRITIQUE?PE Feedback: Why some people don't want Critique?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I go ahead and discuss this subject, we must first understand what a critique is - as a definition.
Critique is a method of disciplined, systematic analysis of a written or oral discourse. Critique is commonly understood as fault finding and negative judgement, but it can also involve merit recognition, and in the philosophical tradition it also means a methodical practice of doubt. Critique is an accepted format of written and oral debate. [Wikipedia]
Critique is basically another form of feedback; the main difference being that critique will underline and focus mainly on the bad parts of your work.
Why do people fear and avoid critique? This is a good question and it must be well understood.
A community of artists as big as deviantART is, involves a lot of creativity and hard work.
We all know how much work can last behind a photomanipulation. How much research, how many ideas ch
Starting with dA CSSBack when CSS was allowed for journals for the first time there had been only a few deviants like ClaireJones, Lilyas or kuschelirmel-stock who provided free skins for everyone. Through the time more and more people enjoyed working on CSS skins and we also got the chance to skin our galleries.Starting with dA CSS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These days, and thanks to the great resources about journal and gallery CSS that have been created, it is possible for nearly everyone to code their own skins and/or to share them with others. Still there are many people who struggle with some basic things, which is why we want to focus on some of them here.
Where can you use CSS/HTML
On deviantART you can only use HTML and CSS on your journals, group blogs, your custom gallery folders, as well as your groups' galleries.
When you customize your profile widgets you can't add CSS or HTML like you can for journals/galleries. All you can do is using existing dA code that can be re-us
Let The Light In: Art Features:icongood-intention:Let The Light In: Art Features2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
'Let The Light In (LTLI) is a new tutorial series from the group Good-Intention that will focus on the hows and whys of committing good deeds around the deviantART community.
The first edition of this series will focus on how to create an art feature in order to help fellow friends and artists gain some exposure for their work, regardless of the media. This is a fantastic way to brighten someone's day, and promote some positivity.
What Is An Art Feature?
An Art Feature is a journal (blog / article) that showcases deviations from one, or multiple artists. You may peruse the Art Feature Folder for some examples. Users choose to create art features for a number of reasons, from showcasing artwork they admire, to helping under-appreciated artists gain more views, to promoting art from their friends or watchers. No matter what the motivation, art features are a great way t
#5 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [04.09.2012]Casual#5 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [04.09.2012]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Emelie Smolle 7 by Metallslave Going Away by Fragile-Eyes-Fiction
Gothic Rose by FlexDreams Aphrodite by Ophelia-Overdose Princess by SilentHowling
Evernight.light by ValerieVirgin Dream Theater by idaniphotography :: Enchanted Forest :: by dewanggapratama
Herodeon by OlgaAthens Coral by mariannaphotography Soraja i Tamara by micromaniac
Simple beauty by filatoff Miss Ashley by zairia In flames by Ophelia-Overdose
Lingeri 3 by AnneLysa Jolene #2 by heribudianto Miss Pearl by Hart-Worx
blue by uzblokuota Green Tea by OlViolet Lisa by abclic
:thumb325224753: sunset... by zieniu Fake Plastic Trees by kaethor
Bunny by Drastique-Plastique Miami heat Vol II by mariannaphotography :thumb170619374:
In The Glare by FlexDreams Morning light by SisterSinister flower in her hair in nightie by micromaniac
Monika-satin project by zieniu Moni30 by kaethor Sweet Carousal by KellyEden
Sin by Panzerknacker1 Make it Easy On Yourself by ladiespet Royal Black Couture by ladymorgana
Em_. I by Hely29 Genesis by rekit Ksenia by FlexDreams
Daliah the Circus Queen by EmilySoto :thum
How to make complex wire wrapsYES! I'm gonna tell you one of millions of possible ways to make themHow to make complex wire wraps2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If this is your first complex or multi-stone piece try not to get upset if it does not quite turn out as planned this still happens to me and i made dozens of them if not over 100
Follow these steps:
1. pick the stones/beads you want to use. you can pick 2 or 20, it doesn't matter because you can easily add or remove some of them from the plan as you go along
2. arrange them on a flat surface the way you see fit. if you have play doh (or something like it) use it to form a dome and stick the stones into that - it will help you if you are having problems with 3D planning in your head possibly draw a rough sketch of what you are trying to make
3. take the central stone or the largest stone or the one you really want to wrap in a certain way
4. wrap that stone but make sure to leave enough wires to attach the rest to it (thick wires need less length, thin wires more - for example leave 2" of 20ga and
Halloween Hoo Doo Contest!NEW DEADLINEHalloween Hoo Doo Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
New Contest Deadline
The vote for the most popular drawing will be from:
14 November - 17 November
If you don't make the cutoff for the vote you can still enter the contest for the main prizes until
You just won't be part of the voters choice section.
:iconvioletheartplz::iconorangeheart-plz: NOW PRESENTING::iconorangeheart-plz: :iconvioletheartplz:
HALLOWEEN HOO DOO TWO
:iconlovepurpleplz::iconlovegoldplz:Celebrating all that is Halloween.:iconlovegoldplz::iconlovepurpleplz:
THIS IS A TRADITIONAL ART DRAWING CONTEST.
Grab your wand of choice and conjure up anything you can think of that represents this fabulous holiday. From black cats, the full moon, bats, pumpkins, scarecrows, creepy creatures to witches and warlocks.
Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!Hi!Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We just went over 10,000 watchers. Thank you all for supporting this group! As a thank you, I'd like to feature you. I've picked some of the most recent submissions as a start.
If you want to be in this feature, post the thumbcode of one artwork as a comment to this.
Also, please fave this journal so that more people can see your art!
Please take a look at the featured artworks! Have a nice day
For more exposure for your art, check out dAhub!
w.i.p tiger by Pitaten2 Oh starry angel by MuskCat Amrita by Lili-Tea Feel my emotions by Meellz Michael Jackson portrait digital by 79ChristinaS :thumb326035936: Summer Longing by Miguel-Santos Zoe Castillo by Stroke1986 - forever - by Owlivia Femina Noctis by Dys-Crux castle in sky by gadddd Like Another World by divafica Sunset by DaisyDinkle :thumb313849307: Arya by SarahHachuPitchu Comm - NathanialRoyale by Down-The-Stairs Baby Max by omercan1993 Raspberry Ripple by Aquata92 Caliber - Jonathan Ref by AlchemistMayCry Tiger Portrait by priwax :thumb3