Purification Ritual For Animal RemainsMy artwork and other practices with hides, bones and other animal remains has always been intensely spiritual. I didn’t like seeing them displayed as mere trophies or status symbols, and so set out to remake them as sacred creations and beloved personal artifacts, guides in costumed shapeshifting and curiosities for consideration. I wanted them to be revered, not merely possessed.Purification Ritual For Animal Remains6 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are a lot of factors outside of my control in this. I can’t control who buys a particular item (other than turning away the occasional rude customer) or what they do with something I made once they have it. I’ve just had to learn to let go and let gods in that regard. But I can do my best to seek out my target audience and present my work in a way that will appeal to them, and keep working my intent into everything I create. And I add a bit of a ritual to it, too, whether you want to believe it changes things on a distinctly spirit
LADY's Halloween Plushie Giveaway**EDIT**LADY's Halloween Plushie Giveaway4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Winners are now up!!
Hope you guys are excited
Got my choices, and random draws, too~
I'm gonna go ahead and name 2 for each (and hope to have enough time to get them done for the holiday <3
#20 :iconstrawberryparall: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/486041350/3620838233#reply
#128 :iconkageandyuki: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/486041350/3632237994#reply
...and :iconjinxtwist: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/486041350/3631363382#reply
(You were one of my last winners, but I couldn't resist your answer!! I love Crona so much, and will be making of one him/her in that costume for my own collection as well
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!1 year 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
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. 32 years 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
Want to have your art published in an art book?Want to have your art published in an art book?2 years 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?
Prace miesiaca - czerwiec 2014Poniżej zbiór wybranych przez nas prac dodanych w czerwcu. Równocześnie życzymy udanych wakacji, pięknej i słonecznej pogody, dużo odpoczynku, wolnego czasu i inspiracji.Prace miesiaca - czerwiec 20147 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lady of the Forest by jameli Port Dragon by piofoks
.victorian.afternoon. by delusive-dreams Pride and Prejudice by lionlane
honey panini by Pokakulka 7 minut po deszczu by Assire2
The Truth (Legend of Zelda tattoo) by Purrdemonium fairy... by mirandaarts
Fern Flower soutache pendant by Yenna-Savil Wooden jewelry with natural amber Necklace 1467 by AmberSculpture autoportret by Merkucjo89
11th Doctor teacup and plate by cydienne turquoise browed motmot brooch by szaranagayama
Cute Pastel Owls by chu-po-po
[Bullet; Green] Zasoby [Bullet; Green]
Devious Journal EntryUndoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing `BenHeine.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist on Fire:
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Wed Jan 18, 2011, 7:00 PM
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romani
10 inspirational classic landscape artistsI have a lot of references and sources of inspiration to improve my creativity and skills. One of these references are the classic artists.10 inspirational classic landscape artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In recent years, I have compiled a lot of artists, and here I have selected my top ten.
I think that may be interesting for other beginner (or advanced) artists, and landscape lovers like me.
(Click on the link to see the compilation)
Link's Friendlist FeatureRemember this Sheik I drew a while back? It was for a special Zelda feature on Game-Art-HQ http://www.game-art-hq.com/66502/links-friendlist-sheik-from-zelda-ocarina-of-time/ put together by our good friend :iconReinhold-Hoffmann:Link's Friendlist Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Check out also, the page with LoZ character fan art done by some of the best artists out there http://www.game-art-hq.com/66470/links-friendlist-a-tribute-to-the-light-side-of-hyrule/
HELP a family suffering from WAR IN UKRAINEHELP a family suffering from WAR IN UKRAINE6 months ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE REBLOG THIS POST ON TUMBLR (CLICK HERE)
WE NOW HAVE A GOFUNDME PAGE huuuge thanks to Kreoko!
Life got really tough for my friend recently, and this is probably the last chance to help her small family. This girl means the world to me, and I'm trying my best to help her, but since I'm far away from them, I'm pretty powerless alone. Which is why I really, really need your help right now.
My friend and her mom live in Luhansk, Ukraine. Not so long ago a serious war begun there, putting their lives in danger. Now there's no water, no gas and no electricity in most parts of their city, half of the city is damaged and obviously it's not safe to stay there. The family went to Kharkov for a week, but now they can't s
Contest 2013 ends tomorrow!Theme:Contest 2013 ends tomorrow!2 years 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
I haz Daily D?I went away recently (travelling) so when I logged in after a while and found that I had been given a Daily Deviation, I was just so surprised and shockedI haz Daily D?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
A HUGE THANK YOU to TheCreativeJenn for featuring
Again, thanks to everyone for your support! I can't say it enough! DA has been my main source for not only inspiration, but also so much valuable help and friendships formed through sharing of art - without which, I wouldn't have been able to get this far...
Basic Guide to File FormatsImagesBasic Guide to File Formats5 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
Being an ArtistSometimes when I talk to some friends here and I see their works I admire the fact of how expressive some of them can be. Sometimes I told them "You're more artist than me" and to me is true. I say that 'cause many people forget how beauty can be a face and they just want to catch the personality. I like that a lot. Sometimes I'm not able to do that even if I can get realistic portraits. I'm still finding my way in art.Being an Artist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Maybe other people is more expressive and I can't get still what I'm searching for, but I really try to put my heart there, time, hands, eyes,brain, health, etc. All of my drawings have a meaning and in general there is a sense and all of them explain my life, my present, past and future even if they are commissions.
I try to express how much I appreciate the person or objects I'm drawing. Literally I'm an artist 'cuz I make use of a "technique" but I know the way is long to get that name deeply.
I've been working in a hard commission and the draw
I am really spoiled today!Amazing gifts from wonderful friends Thank you so very very much!I am really spoiled today!2 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
[MacType] New font smoother for windowsHeya folks,[MacType] New font smoother for windows3 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
People and PortraitsPeoplesPeople and Portraits2 months ago in Personal More Like This
twins by monikha School of Hard Knocks by InayatShah
dusted 1 by selfmade1 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
Ageless by sukiluck :: 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
Favorite Artists of 2014 + Happy New Year! 'v'Hey everyone! First of all I'd like to wish you a very happy new year full of health and happiness and, of course, time to draw! I'd like to apologize that I haven't posted much art this year with all the work I have going on, but I promise to make it one of my new year's resolutions to try and draw more in 2015!Favorite Artists of 2014 + Happy New Year! 'v'1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I had a great experience here on dA. The website had its ups and downs, with all those updates no one approved of, but I met many great friends and artists who will always be in my memories and be regarded as good friends and inspiration! Both new and old, here are some artists I have either known for a long time and am great friends with or new faces who I'm sure will also be great friends in the future!
Here they are, in no particular order!
kokotea is a new artist I met throughout the end of this year ;u; She has recen
DeviantART CommunityI've heard from a lot of artists that the community on DA has really been going downhill, and I've definitely felt it, myself. I'd like to know what all of you folks think about that, what you believe the problems are, whether something could be done about it, and in what way.DeviantART Community6 months ago in Personal More Like This
video tutorials comingjust so you know , in a few days imma start posting some frequently asked questions turned into actual video+audio tutorials.video tutorials coming2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i cant teach you how to draw.. that takes hard work and practice
i can however show you some nice photoshop techniques you may find useful
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
omgI was trying out Krita (a free drawing software) brushes, and had the biggest surprise to see this:omg1 year ago in Personal More Like This
At first I was like "woah, this looks so much like my brush texture (that I really like and often use), this brush will be very useful!....w w-wait a minute."
These are the brushes I made available in a free psd brush pack a long time ago:
The "sponge-brush" in Krita is the EXACT same texture I made, but mirrored xD
It's a texture from a pattern I also made and mixed with other brushes from this pack. Here is the pattern for anyone who would be interested:
I do not blame them for this, I just found this funny and a bit flattering. My textures were made free to use, and Krita is also a free software, so I honestly do not mind at all :b
I was not expecting my brush pack to have been so much popular and used, I looked it up and my pack is now available on many sit
Fabulous Sculptures - October 2011Please enjoy viewing the stunning and spectacular sculptures that were awarded DD's in the month of October!Fabulous Sculptures - October 20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sphinx by Juzz09 Piece Out by Felix-El-Gato Self-Loathing Sculpture by ponsonby-britt A Deeper Look Within by randomsculptor pavor nocturnus by Paul-Ashby Happy Monk by Ergart Torso 098 by Lit-Smith Hearse Decoration by atsouza Bram Wolf painted by 3demonic4 by PilcrowDesigns Chalk pebble swirl 1 by Dishtwiner necromancer briefcase N2 by FraterOrion Baby monster thingamajig paint by missile-me The Hunger by QuarantineStudio Motorbike,eviloid by tyrnau The Tiny Drake Pin by Yonaka-Yamako chalice by offermoord Karloffenstein green scheme by dreggs88 RiKkles by JamieDMac