To all the selftaught artistsI am a selftaught artist too. I think you know that lolTo all the selftaught artists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I know how hard it could, when you want to improve and you cannot find something helpful.
To help you, I post some links to websites with helpful and very good tutorials and How to draw things.
Hope I could help you
ENI Art some things about to draw faces, backgrounds,... german, but the photos he/she/it posted say everthing you have to know
Marions Zeichnungen some tutorials on english, esp. how to draw hair is very helpful
David & Faith Te - some very amazing artists and really good tut
Oxana Art - how to draw faces very amazing
Dueys drawing This site I love the most. All tutorials here are perfect and he has old work online, so you can see, how he improves. It´s
The Cat Contest -To draw me as a cat- Closed!-Max Capacity will be 50 participants, half of 100 is enough- [FULL!]The Cat Contest -To draw me as a cat- Closed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
37 Entries so far! X3
Thats right, this is a contest if anyone wishes to participate and don't be shy to ask me cause the prize is I will feature one piece of your artwork gallery and you get a secret pic done by with kitty me in it with the winner, this is a 2 month contest lasting from February to the end of March, anyone has a kin interest, feel free to participate, and seriously those who change their mind not participating, just tell me and quit being silent about it so I can unassign you from the the participating list... -.-" Got it? ^o^
Alright the reference is right here:
That was my thought of how she looked in my style, here is ref link if you need it ---> http://kechithehedgehog.deviantart.com/art/Kechi-The-Cat-Meow-345284698
Rules are drawing her cute sexy and acting kitty alone, even you can draw your cat FC with her
seriously?There is a freakin Freshman at my school who is pregnant.seriously?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I didn't believe anybody when they all said that there was one.
But today, I saw her walk down the hallway.
AND SHE IS MOST DEFINITELY PREGNANT.
She's only 14, turning 15 soon.
She isn't even a teenager yet.
And she's pregnant.
Five months pregnant by the way.
And she just got into high school.
A lot of people are saying that her step-dad raped her.
Just something that her or her friends probably made up so people would pity her, instead of being disgusted by her.
I don't know guys, I'm really starting to lose hope for my generation... and the ones that came after me and the ones that came before me.
Because how is our parents' generations any better than ours, if they can't even control their kids enough to protect them from getting pregnant or having sex? Or doing drugs? Or drinking alcohol? Or stopping them from staying out on the streets later than 10 o'clock?
And the younger generations are just lost too.
CONTEST!!! -- l ends today! OuOWell, this is the moment you've all (okay, maybe not all, but some...XD) have been waiting for...CONTEST!!! -- l ends today! OuO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
drumroll pleeease~~ OuO
THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF MY CONTEST~ //flails around//
okay, the votes were literally 12 to 12, so I had to cast in my own vote and I've chosen to hold aaaa.....
SHERLOCK CONTEST!!! :iconflailingplz:
So, this is how it's all goin' down yo:
For this contest, you have to make an art/cosplay piece of any Sherlock character you desire! Sherlock, John, Moriarty, Molly, whatever! you may do your piece as:
Now, if you don't want to draw, or you want to enter another time with another medium there is also a fanfiction/story option if you'd like! the only rule I have for that is NO SMUTTYNESS~~~ OnO other than that, have fun!
((Personality: Beyond the Mary Sue Test))((Everyone hates a Mary Sue. Nothing new there. And it seems that a lot of creators of original characters are working hard to avoid this common fan character trope. However, there's a lot more to creating an interesting and believeable character than simply passing a Mary Sue test. Such tests are designed to seek out common superficial and unrealistic character traits that creators often use; because of the inherent superficiality of the Mary Sue test, it is only a first step in creating a good character. In fact, an incredibly boring and poorly developed character could easily pass a Mary Sue test. But a character needs a good, consistent personality to really shine. Here are some tips on character creation that go beyond the scope of what a simple Mary Sue test can do.((Personality: Beyond the Mary Sue Test))2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's more to creating a "personality" than simply conforming to a stereotype like "goth", "preppy", "nerd", etc. It also goes beyond defining a set of likes, dislikes, and interests. A well-established p
Project Educate: Composition BasicsThe action of putting things together; formation or construction.Project Educate: Composition Basics3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The term composition simply means 'putting together' and is applied to all forms of art. In this respect, composition is all about the placement, arrangement or organisation of the individual elements within a photo. The composition of a photograph is what catches the viewer's attention and is what makes the image pleasing to the eye. By practicing and developing basic composition techniques, you can produce pieces of work which can recreate the impact of the original scene.
Some tips for developing composition skills are;
Look around using the viewfinder every time you take a picture.Look at each element and how it impacts the overall composition.Become familiar with your camera. Learn how it works, play around with settings and really get to know how each setting changes the overall image.Experiment and practice. Experiment and practice. Experiment and practice.Study other pieces of art; photogr
Project Educate: Aperture, Shutter & ISO SpeedToday we'll take a quick basic look at Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO Speed.Project Educate: Aperture, Shutter & ISO Speed3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The aperture determines the amount of light that is allowed into the digital sensor. A small number indicates a large aperture whereas a large number indicates a lower aperture. For example, an aperture of 8 would let in less light than an aperture of 4. Imagine your eye, specifically your pupil; the bigger the pupil is, the more light is being let in and the smaller it is, the less light. This is what is effectively happening with your camera. The aperture also determines the DOF (depth of field).
The numbers you usually see on the side of lenses look like this;
F 22 | 16 | 11 | 8 | 5.6 | 2.4
The larger the number, the less light is allowed in. Each number depicts double the amount of light allowed through the lens. For example, an aperture of 5.6 will allow twice the amount of light in than 8, but only half the amount of light than 2.4.
Team dArt Showdown! - Win almost 4,000 Points!Presenting the 2012 Team dArt Showdown!Team dArt Showdown! - Win almost 4,000 Points!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please take a moment to favorite and comment on this journal so that we may reach a larger audience.
The dArt Showdown is a deviantART centered, team competition that will last the next number of weeks on deviantART. Hosted by TimberClipse and IceXDragon in conjunction with DevNews it is likely the first major team competition on deviantART with thousands of points and other prizes up for grabs!
TimberClipse posted a few days ago suggestions for a project you would want to host, IceXDragon came up with the idea of a Art Showdown. The two members then worked together in order to present a new and great contest.
The 4 members of the winning team will each receive:
3,850 deviantART Points Each
(Donation Thanks: 200 from DianaGrigore, 1,000 from Nesmaty, 200 from Emerald-Depths, 6,000 :devjamminjo
Amazing Piece of Art + 50 DEVIANTS GET POINTS NOW!Hey Guys,Amazing Piece of Art + 50 DEVIANTS GET POINTS NOW!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I saw this and wanted to share it with you. It's off site, but is really worth taking a look. The image when blown up is just gorgeous! I hope you enjoy
In addition! 50 deviants who comment all get points today from one awesome deviant! :iconsupereagerplz:
All you have to do is comment and fave this journal and tell me what you think about this gorgeous piece of art! Now go share!!!!
Love you guys.
Ends April 1, 2012 11:59:59 PM PDT
STAMPS TO SUIT EVERYONE, Issue 21well here is another article, I completely forgot about this today, been far too busy. Hope everyone had a great weekendSTAMPS TO SUIT EVERYONE, Issue 213 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb285665819: Everything is art and... by impersonalinfo IQ Tests are Too Hard by impersonalinfo FapFapFap by stuck-in-suburbia Stamp: Magical Powers by TheSaltyMonster :thumb286006749: Love geckos stamp by tRiBaLmArKiNgS a Writer is an Artist by phoenixtsukino It's in my head, I swear by AssClownFish :thumb118153019: A Warning to Others by Persnicketese ZOMG SUGAR by Persnicketese DA Name Fail by stasher-dragon I HATE HOMEWORK by stasher-dragon Monocles are awesome stamp by Sinister-Starfeesh Blind to Pageviews Stamp by ToonSkribblez Obey Gravity Stamp by SparklyDest Fangirl stuff. by PrincessFlaw Stamp: Butterfly! by TheSaltyMonster Quit life by nikkittie Mutant and Proud by woohooligan Support Love Stamp by elicoronel16 Stroke Mini Stamp by BloodshotInk I Earn My Faves, Thank you by stuck-in-suburbia SOPA or PIPA for non-USAians by Emotikonz Critique My Work Stamp by SparkLum :thumb287778128: Life by Bakerize Stamp: MINE not God's by Riza-Izumi :thumb286242763: I don't have to. by LainaofthesandLOL Don't get confused~ by PrincessFlaw Imitation Stamp by LibraK Christianity by So-Dae :thumb286839508: :thumb287655186: No internet by DesuSigMaker :thumb287547866: Make art not hate by DesuSigMaker The thin line... by PrincessFlaw ordinarily amazing by Zerke :thumb287913
Brothers Grimm - contest #2This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Brothers Grimm - contest #23 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To be more specific, it is about their tales, but there is no objection to draw the brothers themselves. The tales you may find at grimmstories.com, if you do not have the book, of course. Pick the one you like and illustrate it or - if you are a writter or poet - you may write your version or just something that would be in a noticeable relation with one of the stories. Remember, it must fit the group rules.
No new deviation is required. Though, a new one would be much more welcomed. There will not be any separated contest folder, so please just submit your entries into the correct folders, as usual, and post a link to your deviation in a comment under this announcement. Then I will edit this entry and your piece will be featured here, so everybody could see how awesome things you can do.
Still Life Spotlight Vol. 17ShadowinLight'sStill Life Spotlight Vol. 173 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 17
Old window by rosaarvensis
Raspberries by nairafee
Paris by heyydaydreamer
French Elegance by Redanshy
Addiction by naked-in-the-rain
rainbow.rose by humannotdancer
Antipyretic by TwiggyTeeluck
Heart you by wihad
Frozen by KatharinaKuebler
taste the summer by StopScreamGraphy
Sunday Afternoon by xChristalle
Owl ... by aoao2
Two Lovers by melmaya
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:: Mikoto - Mythology Contest ::Greetings, everybody!:: Mikoto - Mythology Contest ::3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Edit: The contest is officially over. Submission to Contest folder will be closed from now.
Thank you for your participation The judging will now proceed until 20 May.
Considering we've been getting multiple requests for the deadline extension, it's been decided that the Mikoto Mythology Contest will last for an extra 7 days, i.e. until
We hope this extension will help those who've been struggling to finish their entry because of unexpected complications = )
Thanks for your patience and participation
The time has come when I proudly commence this long awaited annual Mikoto Contest! Every Mikoto fan [including potential ones] are more than welcome to join!
::.. :::::: ..::
:: THEME :: This year's theme for t
International Women's Day: Female Focused Vector What is International Women's Day?International Women's Day: Female Focused Vector3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The following has been quoted from the InternationalWomensDay.com:
"International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that 'all the battles have been won for women' while many feminists from the 1970's know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women's visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think
What is Chick-Fil-A forcing on people now?!You can read the article here:What is Chick-Fil-A forcing on people now?!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
She never stops until her target is dead. [points]Winner:She never stops until her target is dead. [points]3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
...someone here is famous, and you might know her!
Our very own keyanadrake has a book she's written available on Lulu! Not everyone can afford to buy it, and not everyone is interested, but she would be super appreciative if we could come together as a community to get the word out about her book! Check it out! I'm going to be getting a copy for myself!
"Murderer. Assassin. Cold-blooded killer. Jaola, the Agency assassin code-named Cheetah, is the best in the business. She never stops until her target is dead. That is, except when she can get away with mercy. Jaola is a woman trapped between her duty to the Agency and a deep-seated desired to be free. A gifted telepath born into the Agency, she was never given the choice. Instead, she has to take her freedom
Easter Egg Hunt:iconaadivider1plz::iconaadivider2plz::iconaadivider3plz::iconaaacademyplz::iconaadivider4plz::iconaadivider5plz::iconaadivider6plz:Easter Egg Hunt3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Winner is Xalsoria~ The rest of you can still get the 60EXP for participating though
Hello Hello everyone,
It seems high time we had a little event to spice up life in the academy. As it is very close to easter, we have discussed and decided on a egg hunt. Every few days, a new egg will pop up somewhere around the group.
Of course, we will give you riddles to help you find them. You must fill out this form http://black-labrador.deviantart.com/art/AA-Easter-Egg-Hunt-291238781 .
Place each egg in the small boxes, in chronological order. At the very end you will need to draw a picture of yourself with all your eggs. All six of them must be present. And so you dont cheat, each egg looks different. (Maybe some bunny ears would go nicely of course, thats completely your choice)
The first person to complete the form and hand it in, will g
WHAT IF?If the whole world was listening, what would you say?WHAT IF?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
If you could choose how you were going to die, what would you choose your death to be?
If you could hear what someone is thinking for a day, who would you choose?
If you could solve the problem of hunger in the third world or repair the ozone, which would you do?
If you could go back to any moment in history, where would you go?
If only one book existed, which book would you like it to be?
If you woke up suddenly because your house was on fire, which three things would you save as you ran outside?
If you were told that you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?
If you had to kill a highly religious figure to save your terminally ill child, would you do it?
If you woke up in bed and saw a huge spider walking over you, what would you do?
If the one you loved was on his\her death bed, what would you say? What would you do?
COMMISSIONS reopen! POINT AND MONEY commissions!Hello there everybody! Here I am, back again to tell you thatCOMMISSIONS reopen! POINT AND MONEY commissions!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
COMMISSIONS HAVE RE-OPENED!
And this time, I'll do BOTH POINT AND MONEY COMMISHES!
You can pay in either currency, and although I'd rather prefer money payments, I accept points too.
MONEY commissions are evaluated in USD (United States Dollars), but you can also pay in the equivalent EUROS. I calculated the price basing on 80 points = 1 USD. The prices are equal this way
I accept Money transfer via PAYPAL service. Official Paypal site: https://cms.paypal.com/
ABOUT SHIPPING: If you want me to ship your picture (to anywhere really), you will be asked to pay EXTRA POINTS for the shipment. I'm sorry to do this, but shipping costs quite a bunch. Multiply it by all the people who I commission, and that makes a LOT.
Anywho, if you want your picturre shipped, it will cost 240 more points. If you have ordered more than one commission, the price o
!!!!SIR!!!!!SETH!!!!!!!wow........i just got my new SIR and her name is tinkerbell (tig) and she has a account now so go annoy her with all ur questions!!! http://asktinkerbellcat.deviantart.com/!!!!SIR!!!!!SETH!!!!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
oh and seth has a account but its not like a ask accont thing but add him anyways ^^ http://orangesurfblue.deviantart.com/
and once i finsh my little talk on xboxlive with reid ill post some more stuff since jakobs on the computer -.-'
interview with ~invaderVIK27today i interviewed the lovly and talented ~invaderVIK27 ^^interview with ~invaderVIK273 years ago in Personal More Like This
me: So first off, let's ask an obvious question. who do like better zim or dib?
invaderVIK27: umm... i think i like Dib just a little better... but Zim is still awesome! ^^
me: HaHa ^^ Now, how did a irken invader like vik get involved with a human like dib?
invaderVIK27: hm... well on the first day she was on earth her wig fell off cuz someone in the hallway tripped her and Dib saw her and screamed "ALIEN!!!"
me: LOL tyical dib XD one last invader zim question then we can talk about other things try to describe a date between vik and dib.
invaderVIK27: well... mostlikely vik would try to start a conversation and dib would probably all like "are u really an alien?..." and vik would say "noo... of coures not!" and then vik would probably hug him for no reason...
me: oooohhh ^^ sounds like a fun time ^^ so anyway im sure everyone reading would like to know ur hobbies and/or interests or if theres anything u would just lik
LonelyCan countries feel lonely? Ask their leaders, and they say no. They are there to represent their people, and that is all. They cannot possibly have the capacity to feel.Lonely2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But they are wrong.
True, they are immortal, beyond what humans are. But they still have the emotions we do, and they can feel anything and everything. You don't think that Russia feels lonely, frightened of the dark and his sister, as he lies curled up, trying to block everything around him out. You don't think Prussia, locked away for years, now nothing more than a ghost who should not exist, feels the rush of pain and numbness, as everyone he knows is starting to forget him. How he lies alone at night, dreaming of better days, where he was loved, hated, and everything in between. You don't think that England, with so many ex-colonies, goes to his home, the weight of each and everyone of them leaving, heavy in his heart. He drowns his loneliness in alcohol, his only companion now a days, too ashamed to ask for help.
JohnKat Comic: Flush...Okay, so first I want to get this of my chest, but before you click the link read the warning below!JohnKat Comic: Flush...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the BEST FUCKING JOHNKAT COMIC OUT THERE. First of, it's colored, second, it's actual hard-core shit... and thirdly, VIEWER DESCRETION ADVISED! THIS IS SOME SERIOUS FUCKING SHIT HERE! THERE IS A FUCKING NAKED TROLL AND HUMAN AND THE TROLL IS FUCKING STICKING IT RIGHT UP THERE! So please... Unless you are a hard-core JohnKat shiper and you can stand that porn, do not read.
For yaoi shippers, this is the Comic Flush, a serious nosebleed!
Celebrating 1000+ Members Part One - AnimalsCelebrating 1000+ Members!Celebrating 1000+ Members Part One - Animals3 months ago in Personal More Like This
We cannot begin to convey how happy we are!
We welcome and thank each and every one of you!
As always, best viewed three across.
Crabe1 by catchaca1 Sea Anemones 2 by BrettAZimmerman
cabbage white butterfly by addi1948 Batgirl is a Beautiful Butterfly by Laur720 Butterfly 111 by kiew1
Papilio machaon (1) by starykocur