Rant - Something I always wanted to saySo. Some of my friends on here are being cyber-bullied by some trolls. I won´t say any names in case it would attract other trolls, but I´m sure they know who I´m talking about.Rant - Something I always wanted to say2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Those trolls have created multiple fake accounts, stolen some of their pictures and (badly) manipped them onto other pictures to insult them. They have also been insulted verbally in the most disgusting way possible.
It is obvious that those trolls are jealous, but that´s never a reason to bully someone. I have been bullied myself while I was in elementary school and during my first high school years, and it is anything but fun, I tell you.
Another page on which I have noticed a large amount of bullying is facebook. I am on there to keep in touch with friends, mostly friends from abroad, and classmates. Almost every day I see some posted images entitled with "OMG have you seen how fat/skinny/ugly
Features for Published WritersOver the past few months, we have had the pleasure of encountering several members who had their writing professionally published in a means that made it possible for others to buy. For a few, we were linked to novels or eBooks on Amazon, Lulu, Barnes and Noble, and other websites.Features for Published Writers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's really a wonderful thing for a writer to get their words out in print. Even for those of you who managed to get your work physically printed through a publishing house, it can be very difficult for an author to gather up a fanbase and receive enough advertising for their writing.
As Writers--club is a group with over ten thousand members, we would like to take a small step toward helping our rising authors.
If you have had your work published where it is available for others to buy online, whether it be as a novel, poetry book, short story, eBook, a work as a part of an anthology, please send a note to the group with a link to where it can be purchased. Anyone who has s
2013-2014 Holiday Roundup .:OPEN:. HARPG 2013-2014 Holiday Roundup - In the Spirit of Giving2013-2014 Holiday Roundup .:OPEN:.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
An updated prologue can be found here: http://harpg-outlaw-trail.deviantart.com/journal/Prologue-298294746 in case you wanted some context. But the plot will not be continued until the next full Outlaw Trail.
Thank heavens you’re here! Come in come in come in – my you’re just frozen to the bone! And hungrier than a bobcat, no doubt!
SAUL! PUT THE SOUP ON, WE GOT A CUSTOMER.
Now you just go ahead and set down over here, whilst I get ye some hot coffee – maybe some apple pie too?
Goodness me, where are my manners! Name’s Georgia-Jean, but most menfolk ‘round here call me Peaches. Now I don’t want you goin on and gettin’ the wrong idea – I ain’t no dance hall floozy. I
Friday Feature Volume IIFriday Feature Volume II2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fantasy and Fairytales
A feature dedicated to all things fantasy and fairy tale related.
Please be sure to this journal and make sure to check out these fantastic deviants so that they're able to gain more exposure.
Fairy Mouse by The-House-of-Mouse Red Riding hood story_1 by Fairysiren Gnome Family Portrait by Jevist Angel and Demon by AyA-Mrau Black Okami Kitsune by merimask Cute goblin by Thekawaiiod Steampunk Magic Box by Diarment If you go into the woods today... by I-am-Ginger-Pops 3d Origami Dragon by OrigArti Ruby Slippers - Wizard of Oz by Yukilefay
Lilandra by SaiyaGina Forest Princess by VampireDarlla Goblin king by elbardo Mythical Forest by Shiko-Kun The Secret Tower II by Sandra-Cristhina tottoro by The-dolphins-cry Faelin az Leidenvel by Azany :thumb314902603: Floating City by brianpow To The Fairies They Draw Near by LuthiensLight mermaid by mollygrue I Don't Want to See You Here Again by Hae-Hyun New Found Land by IvannaMatilla Grimm by Phatpuppyart-Studios :thumb318563176: Moogles by staticwind Practice landscape - Wonderland by GoldenPaintBrush Fantasy Scene by bmd247 :
Portfolio- part I... the preparationsSince I'm trying to wake up and writing helps a lot... I decided to split it in parts. It's too much for one entry. Simple fact on my side.Portfolio- part I... the preparations11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: I will move everything into one PDF when everything's done. This is the noob-version for total beginners. The rest: bear the basics.
The preparation can be split into different parts. Each part has to be done, so don't leave out anything and complain later.
1. What kind of job is my goal?
Okay, you decided you want to apply. Somewhere... but "somewhere" doesn't work. Suck it up and make up your mind WHERE you want to apply because that normally also leads to for WHAT POSITION you want to apply. That's basically the same for freelancer/full-time job.
Ask friends or maybe even those who wouldn't pet you on the head every time you show them a crappy doodle where they see you. Look around and check if your desired company needs somebody like you and if you'd actually fit in. Do some research and prepare for a goal company or at least an industry
Mythology Contest [Closed]As you've decided, we're going to make a Mythology ContestMythology Contest [Closed]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Media: Any type accepted in this group (no photos or writings, sorry)
Deadline: 10, May
Just one work per person. Please submit your work here
Please write a link to this group or contest on your deviation's artist comments.
Only new works are allowed (Uploaded after 8 March).
200 + Blog featured + Featured gallery
+ 5 English pounds sterling by *Limey-Boy
+ 100 by *FadwaAngela
+ 11 llamas
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)Studio2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used to own a little fridge where I would store my pallet over night (it never dries but your fridge will smell like oil)
*Reference photos- I tape an ipad to my painting and I can zoom in, play music, photoshop and skype while I paint. Best invention ever !
*Paints- I have upgraded to higher more expensive paints thanks to my gift cards (think of it as an
LuarillLuarill - the first of the Created Worlds. The history of the worlds themselves will explain later. I can only say that the worlds were not created human beings, but beings who created the worlds, were know with the planet Earth. For them, it was alluring fantasy. As for the people - Atlantis or Middle Earth. So there are people in the worlds and creatures similar to humans. So many images of the Earth's culture, biology, etc.Luarill3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Luarill - "the cradle of demiurges." A world where all the conditions for spiritual growth. Training ground for future creators.
Sacred groves, Asanta, - the beauty and pride of Luarill.
Asanta in the structure of the world play the role similar to the role of the central nerv
Art theft - my opinionI've had a increasing number of messages about art theft on DeviantArt recently. I think it's great that this community is concerned that artist's work is being used appropriately, and that individuals have the time and energy to draw attention to potentially contentious posts. I'd like to express my gratitude to those who have contacted me and hope that you will continue to do so if you feel it necessary.Art theft - my opinion2 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, I think it's important to get this stuff into perspective. Copying my work for practice isn't theft. It's extremely flattering for me and an entirely legitimate way to study. I copied other artist's work when I was starting out and I learned a great deal from those exercises. I'd suggest that there are many more accomplished artists than me whose work could be studied, but I have no problem with my work being used in this way.
My book, 'The Fantasy Artist's Figure Drawing Bible', specifically encourages this in fact. Anyone wanting to work from the line art provided in that
16000 point or $200.00 Fantasy Contest!digital-artists is helping promote this contest, though we are not hosting it.16000 point or $200.00 Fantasy Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is being held by:
Full blog and details found here: http://dreamorchid78.deviantart.com/journal/Back-with-a-bang-and-CONTEST-303007033
The contest can be from line art to a painting (digital or traditional). You can enter up to three pictures. While you don't have to pick from the list (since they're just suggestions), the drawing must fit a fantasy scenario, person or creature. A hint will be to try to incorporate a scene along with a fantasy character. You can do either evil or good. Also this MUST be original design and artwork (we're avid art fans of fantasy and know a lot of work out there so don't plagiarizer someone). Also we will disqualify any thing that looks exactly like a dark elf from WOW, Lineage II, or any other game. I really would like to see originality in this and I
Art theft is not a crime - say NO to copyrightToday, a DD was awarded to a nice acrylic painting (below left) which was painted from my photo (below right) -Art theft is not a crime - say NO to copyright2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just about the only thing I don't like about is the strong cyan tint, which seems to be more associated with the photo of the painting rather than then painting itself. Overall it's definitely one of the best derivative works I've yet to see based on my photos. I really enjoyed exploring how all the little details differed between the two.
Rpriet1 did not ask for my permission, or inform me of using my photo. A DA gallery moderator just messaged to ask whether I would like the deviation removed, and the DD revoked. I think most artists who've had their work "stolen" would be outraged, but for me the answer was a very unambiguous no. This is a complicated issue, and I think that the vast majority of the readers will disagree with me at this point, so let me explain my position carefully.
The concept of intellectual property, the way it ex
Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.Hey everyone, I just put up a new video on how to create physically accurate perspective grids in 2 minutes or less. A lot of people, including myself, tend to just eyeball it or make a best guess, but with these methods you can make them accurate to camera with very little effort. Enjoy!Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Colour wheel, Gurney styleToday I read a series of posts from James Gurney (one of my personal heroes) on his way of using a colour wheel to create colour sets for paintings.Colour wheel, Gurney style8 months ago in Personal More Like This
It is really interesting and I will certainly give it a shot in the next couple of days.
Jackson Pollock: Champion of the New ArtJackson Pollock: Champion of the New Art2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
JACKSON POLLOCK: Champion of the New Art
My Jackson Pollock Nine by DarkLinkFire
Just as Dada and surrealism had been the art world’s mocking response to the world’s failed progressive pretensions in response to the anti-human horror of World War I, the art movement that blew up in the wake of World War II’s repeat performance was “abstract expressionism.”
My Thoughts on Healthcare in America.One of the great, hidden atrocities I feel gets lost in all this healthcare hubbub is how ultimately disgusting it is that we allow corporations to profiteer off of people's health. Healthcare CEOs should not become multimillionaires by denying people coverage or lifesaving medical procedures. Healthcare CEOs should not build their mansions on jacked up rates that effectively force hardworking middleclass families into poverty or into suffering through horrible illnesses they can't afford treatment for. No working taxpayer or disabled vet or child in this country should ever have to face down the choice between dying or going broke and then dying anyway when they get rescinded because they forgot to dot an i or cross a t somewhere. There is something horribly wrong in this country when CEOs look at sick people and see dollar signs instead of fellow human beings in need to whom they owe a debt as part of the social contract we all agree to in American society.My Thoughts on Healthcare in America.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The malice of these Greed-
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The Resource Roundup #4The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #43 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about stock photography featuring models. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• A different stock photo theme
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipyou wanna get good....then don't be a hater!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
Devious Journal EntryPeople are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see,
in the end,
it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway."
=Urban-Barbarianurban-barbarian is without a doubt one great talent. Describing his work as "Modern Retro", Dan blends his admiration for early advertising art with his own modern twist. His advertising background compliments his comic art style creating an uniquely gritty aesthetic. From personal sketches of his wife to epic re-creations for top comic publishers, his variety is endless.=Urban-Barbarian2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How would you describe your style?
Modern Retro. But that doesn't really make much sense does it? I really enjoy the aesthetics you find in early advertising art and then blending those sensibilities with modern design and style.
Who in the art world is blowing your mind right now? How about on deviantART?
Also hard to answer. Dean Cornwell's figure drawing excites me. I'm also a big fan of Jorge Zaffino and Sergio Toppi. James Jean is an amazing talent. Currently, on deviantART I'm always blown away by my good friend Dave Johnson, aka Devilpig There's also my pals :
How I (Finally) Got Good SkinI get lots of compliments on my skin in my photos. I got told yesterday on my latest set how nice it was. I won't ever deny it; I use photoshop to take out distracting blemishes, but for the most part, my skin is how you see it. I wanted to go into a bit more depth on how I got to this place. This journal may get a bit gross at times, just sayin'How I (Finally) Got Good Skin3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My skin was not always baby-smooth. Throughout my teenage years I had what is known as cystic acne. Life was depressing. I can't say which kind of acne is worse, all-over surface type, or one single giant zit-from-hell in the middle of your forehead. I had the second kind. I was extremely self-concious, and I wouldn't have dared to take stock photos had I not found a way to clear up my skin. Day-to-day, I took my stress out by picking at my skin. You can't see it in my photos now, but I do have some permanent damage from skin-picking. It's a reminder that self-harm is self-harm. You don't have to be taking a razorblade to you
And so it begins....And so it begins....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Innocence by natalievonraven
Boo Cat by mskrissi87
Suggested art booksI've seen a lot of threads asking for book recommendations for artists. Here are some books that are recommended time and time again (particularly Bridgeman, Loomis, & Hogarth). Much of this list was copied from a post by Rebecca Kimmel on the cgtalk forum. Links lead to amazon.com where you can read a description and reviews of the books:Suggested art books2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Albinus on Anatomy", by Robert Beverly Hale and Terence Coyle - Dover Publications, publisher
"Artistic Anatomy", by Dr. Paul Richer - Watson Guptill, publisher
"Anatomy Lessons From The Great Masters", by Robert Bev
Collection: Once Upon A TimeCollection: Once Upon A Time2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Once Upon A Time
Fairy tales usually begin once upon a time—a time that need not be identified because the tale, and its meaning, are of a timeless nature. The landscape of a fairy tale is often dreamlike, as if to tell us trying to apply normal logic to the story will only confuse the point that the storyteller is trying to make. Fairy tales usually involve dangerous journeys, often following after or searching for a wayward loved one, and entail a getting lost in the mists of time and space. The climax is almost always the discovery of a heretofore unknown inner store of courage in the face of evil and imminent death. Fairy tales tell our child