What to put in a Children's Book Portfolio!!What to put in a Children's Book Portfolio!!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Our guest post today comes from established Children's Book Artist Donald Wu. Don is a San Francisco Bay resident with a huge portfolio of success under his arm that includes more than ten published books to date. If anyone can tell you what it takes to be successful and stay successful it's him! So please join us as Donald helps to walk you through putting together the most important tool you'll need to establish yourself and start getting work, your portfolio!
Every now and again, I get asked the question, "What should I put in my portfolio?". So, I wanted to take a moment and share some tips and suggestions you might consider when putting together an illustration portfolio. Specifically, a po
Wheatley and Chell Fanfiction - The HouseChell never considered living in a house alone with Wheatley. It seemed strange to her to live in a house with another man. But she knew that Wheatley never thought of the concept of sex, since he had always been a core. He doesn't have memory of sexual intercourse. But then she recalled the time when she was jumping, and Wheatley was looking at her boobs. Surely he had no perverted thoughts about that, right? She shook the thought away.Wheatley and Chell Fanfiction - The House3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It had took a while, but Chell and Wheatley were finally able to get a home. They had been portaling around the buildings for weeks. They move unnoticed. There has been no report about her in the newspapers, Wheatley and Chell were always eager to check. Wheatley never has a lot of problems with his human body. He loves to run, use his hands, he can write fine, and he seems to love reading. He's so compelled to his new body that he got a job to support Chell and him.
The only bad part is, Wheatley and Chell only have their one set of clothes each. So w
Introducing an artist #1: Yaroslav GerzhedovichA Russian artist from St. Petersburg. He makes incredible artworks, using various techniques such as ink on paper, tempera on paper, mixed media, acrylic on paper, and photography. His landscapes and portraits are usually surrealistic and very detailed. He is one of my favourite modern artists I came across on the internet.Introducing an artist #1: Yaroslav Gerzhedovich2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
His Flickr-page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39386717N07/
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only night will ever knowOnly night will ever knowonly night will ever know1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Why the heavens never show
All the dreams there are to know
Paint the sky with stars
Enya : Paint the Sky with Stars
A feature journal based on the theme "night", beauty, blue, mountains, stars, cold.
Priceless pieces of inspiration here. Please take few moments to admire them, visit the artists, and the pieces and article.
Beyond Borders Cover Art by lorraine-schleter
Tomorrowland by KrisVlad
The Milky Way by k-n-8
Devious Journal EntryGood ol' alexiuss has been using my computer all day and forgot to log out of his DA account, so this is him getting trolled.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
With love, Humon.
The Favourite Showcase - Nature Feature IIThis is a feature of the members of the groupThe Favourite Showcase - Nature Feature II2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
focusing on Nature Photography
Land, water and sky
:thumb317191001:Flower At The Sea by GregoriusSuhartoyoThe Twilight is My Robe by octane2
Under The Northern Star by MaximeDavironSunset 2 by Arty-eyesRoyal Rainbow by PeterJCoskun
Sand cat portrait by TriumfaMartial Maneuver by TerribleTer
Jurien Bay Seals 2 by leighdPeacock by CarlaSophiaBrothers by sylverface
Manul: no stroking... by Coigachthis is a very creative title by wolf-minoriStarburst by FriendFrog
Square Three by CzerticeAquagym by darkcalypsoOtter Hug by Shadow-and-Flame-86
Racing Stripes by Lightkast:thumb329137219:Fancy meeting you here! by MichelLalonde
I - The Magician by zemimsky
Jewel by DaisyDinklefortune teller by efeline
Polyommatus icarus by dtr777Golden Wings by HelenaMim
Red dragonfly by LaraVilyaThe FIRST BREATH of COLOR by ELKAPLsnail+daisy3 by cloe-patra
Plants, flowers and mushrooms
Summer Morning by nnIKOO
Day27 by gold-roseFrom Blossoms by MaaykeKlaverRose 9 by jankolas
We Are Fragile by wchildNature's Little Beauties by cynthiacxliLittle Children by celestialprincess101
I can hardly see the sky by rotten-ralph:thumb3
Tutorial Class!Hey creeps!Tutorial Class!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I get messages daily asking how I do what I do... and it's hard to explain in an e-mail. It normally ends up sounding like, "well, you know, you just... draw... a thing you like..." So it gets difficult to explain things like using a light table, detailing multiple sketches, how to choose an effective composition, or the mysterious things I do in Photoshop.
Well, my darling creeps, I have good news.
I was approached a few weeks ago by the fabulously enthusiastic people at SKILLSHARE to teach a class specifically on my style, and how to develop your own. They're filming me while I go through my steps, and I get to walk each student through it. Killer.
How this works is you enroll in my class on Skillshare: http://skl.sh/18l2qyx
and once the class goes live at the end of December, you'll see my video tutorials, class projects, challenges, and prizes at the end of the course!
Use PROMO CODE: "CONCEPT" for an extra 20% off tuition i
Little Muro Drawing Contest (5 winners!!!)Hey!Little Muro Drawing Contest (5 winners!!!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Soo, I decided to do a little dA muro drawing contest. 5 Winners will each receive 200 dA points and will be featured by me in a journal!!
It takes only a very short time to join the contest!! Just do the following:
1. + FAV this journal
2. Write a comment under this journal with your muro drawing attached!
The entries will be judged on the overall impact/creativity (it can be funny, scary, cute, cool, whatever..), you dont need to be a hyper skilled artist to win here! You can draw whatever you want, it can be a doodle or a masterwork! Every work is accepted! You can make as many entries as you like to! :3
Ask your friends to join this little contest! The more people join, the more fun it will be!
Deadline: One day after I posted this journal!
Huge Thanks From Unframed-NatureGreetings and Welcome to Everyone! :iconhappysunplz:Huge Thanks From Unframed-Nature4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We are having one of our Special Edition News Articles from Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature: .
This is a very special feature, as a way to say thank you and give our huge appreciation to our voters of our Monthly Top Submissions activity, which we have been doing for over a year now!
We began it April of 2010, and it has become a really great success due to everyones involvement:
:iconlotus2plz: Our talented Members who submit such beautiful Nature work.
:iconlotus2plz: Our hardworking Administrators who vote artwork into the monthly folder, and work through other issues that sometimes come up, and do various other things to support this monthly activity, and the group in general- its a commitment! And they are wonderful!
:iconlotus2plz: Our hardworking Members and Administrators alike, who take time out each month to look through our huge monthly folder, and vote on the TOP
Draw a Corset : Win a Corset (or vest) Contest!Welcome to official Draw a Corset : Win a Corset (or vest) Contest!Draw a Corset : Win a Corset (or vest) Contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
About the contest:
Sean and I have decided to host a contest where you, the artists, will take one of our photographs (listed below) and create your own drawing, painting, or vector inspired by our vests, corsets, and dresses. The cool thing about this contest is that nobody loses -- just for entering this contest, you will get featured for your efforts and given a special discount in my shop (more explained below)! If you win, you will receive a custom corset and bracers or vest and tie/bow-tie made to fit your body and designed by me. If you need examples of what I make, check below! All but a few pieces of clothing below were designed by me.
-Corset and bracers set or vest and tie/bow-tie set custom designed to fit your body. Your choice of cloth from my vast collections for the creation of the piece. This is about $400
Writing Prompt ~ Lost and FoundHello!Writing Prompt ~ Lost and Found3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We apologize for the recent delays with prompt matters, but we're back on track and looking forward to your submissions.
Featuring those who submitted to the previous writing prompt from Live-Love-Write, here are the participants for this week, featured in style, along with information on the newest prompt. Please remember to fave this journal to help support your work and the prompt!
The piece that stood out to me most was:
The imagery and unique presentation of this piece speak for themselves; it's quite a lovely composition.
For those of you who use the writing prompt, please remember to put the Live-Love-Write icon in your artist's comments if using the prompt, and please submit to the Writing Prompt gallery for your feature every week!
Please keep in mind that if you do not see your submission here, you have not read the submission rules and/or you have not included some variation of Live-Love-Write in your Artist's Comments. The Wr
Feature for those whose still Watch me :P Some pretty art from my group! Enjoy!Feature for those whose still Watch me :P2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
the burning tree by garritSolo by helios-spada:thumb335859031:Walking Alone by jotamygforest glow by stachelpferdchenAskew by peterpatemanCyano Treescape by sara-satellite760 by TheDarkenedBrideSycamore Gap by scottoFrosted Flames by kkartAfterColors II by SyrjuszBefore Sunrise by WojciechDziadoszAutumn 2 by sylverfaceThe colours and the fog by fantom125Lassiwen by Dorothy-T-RoseCoffee Tree of Death by urielstempest
****Moomin Contest Winners****Thank you so much to everyone who entered and big thanks to vaporotem for agreeing to judge the contest!****Moomin Contest Winners****2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This has been one of the best competitions yet!
I hope we have many more!
Prizes have been dleivered!
Those who made a journal or submitted contest to groups. I will update today with the outcome
vaporotem has now finished judging and she has compiled this list of winners!
(must have been extremely hard to only pick 20)
Judged on originality of style, concept and love :'D
Here are the winning entries:
1000 + 100 Feature
600 + 100 Feature
400 + 100 Feature
Cake Badge + 100 Feature
Cake Badge + 100 Feature
Cake Badge + 100 Feature
Sorry,Hi again, everyone!Sorry,2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to apologize for that last journal. x'D
; v ; I'm sorry you had to deal with my emotional poop, aiya hgjfkdlsasd
And I'm sorry too, to the Anons, for taking it out on you.
I feel really bad for dropping such a load on all of you,
I basically used the journal as an emotional toilet.
But you guys did help flush some of the troubles away,
and I really do appreciate it!
I have yet to reply to all of them, but I have read every single comment and from
my bottomthe bottom of my heart, I really do appreciate it.
I'LL STOP WITH THE BATHROOM JOKES I'M SORRY I COULDN'T HOLD IT IN :iconmingplz:
OTL I'm sorry butt I just crack myself up sometimes.
OKAY NOW I'M DUNG. LOLOL.
Okay. NOW I'm done.
ASDFGH I'M SORRY, as unserious as this sounds, I really do
odoomean what I say ; w ; hjgfkdsla
; A ; I'm sorry you guys have to put up with me ghfdjsk I will try to contain my emotions next time ack x'D
FREE REQUEST CHOSENFREE REQUEST CHOSEN11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I HAVE CHOSEN MUAHAHHAHAHAHHh *cough cough*
I will draw:
- :iconzachybutt: (one on left)
Thanks all u guys for entering!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I got lots of inspiration, thanks hhhhhhhhhhhh
Win a FREE COMMISSION in 2 Minutes!!! :DHeyy my watchers!!Win a FREE COMMISSION in 2 Minutes!!! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am on facebook now!! I think facebook offers a lot of cool features and a very wide audience, so I thought I should join there as well!! I will be posting my artworks and WIP's + unfinished or old works + tutorials etc. So you will get to see a lot more there than here on deviantart (which doesnt mean I will be less active here )
Here is the link to my page: http://www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
To celebrate this (and also to invite people to like my page.. hehe ^^), I decided to launch a little event, where you can win a FREE TRADITIONAL (Watercolor) COMMISSION by me!! Which means I will mail you the original painting via post for you to enjoy it!!
And also three other participants will get 100 dA points each!!!
All you have to do to be able to win is the following (takes only 2 minutes):
1. Like my facebook fanpage http://www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
2. Fav this journal
3. Leave a comment here giving
Poetry Basics: EmotionsEmotions in poetryPoetry Basics: Emotions1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Writing, at its very base, is communication. We write to communicate — with someone else, with ourselves — when we write, we arrange words in a manner that is intended to be read. This is very important because, no matter what or how you write, this one basic fact never changes. If you get stuck at any point, you can come back to this sturdy foundation. I am writing to communicate; what do I want to communicate?
Often, the answer is emotions: how you feel, or how you want your reader to feel. As Gregory Corso wrote, "You must feel! It's beautiful to feel!"
We all feel, but how we express our feels is a matter of perspective. If we are too flippant with our choice of words, our readers will think we are shallow. If we are too brooding and deliberate, our readers may find us incomprehensible. Finding a balance takes work and dedication.
But that work and dedication is what distinguishes
Alicorn TwilightAt the moment, the episode has not come out yet. Though, alicorn Twilight has been something hinted at since season one, and as a writer I am excited to see change and appreciate the possibility of having some clarity on the mythology of Equestria. I highly doubt the show creators would break the friendship of the characters, nor would they make Twilight "Outlive" her friends. Remember who the target audience is: Young, impressionable little girls with dreams of being their own princess in some way. To see a character they are familiar with becoming a princess, not from being related to royalty but instead from her own hard work and diligence is inspiring for a young child.Alicorn Twilight2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've seen many princesses who are given this role from the start. Our poor, Disney girls always pining for something more, sitting in their sheltered life longing for a prince or an adventure. Instead, we are seeing a young woman who has EARNED her place as a princess from her kindness, knowledge, and her experienc
The Power Of Colors.Colors are so powerful. Power is strength. Strength is shown in saturation. And saturation is color.The Power Of Colors.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Colors are wonderful.
Enjoy this little compilation of the power of colors!
577897 by aleksandra88June by Zhivago86
13 by annashakina
- Behind the Trees - by ldinami7el a d y l a c e by SaphoPhotographics
Rise Of The Phoenix by Nellekenature by maaaxxxi
Discombobulate by Nelleke
BIG TIMESTOLEN FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE DID THIS ♥BIG TIME3 years ago in Personal More Like This
.::. RULES .::.
(1) Get out / open your music player (iPod, MP3 Player, etc.) / music library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player etc.).
(2) Put it on shuffle.
(3) Press forward / the next button for each theme.
(4) Use the song title as the answer to each theme, even if it doesn't make sense.
(5) Bold the theme (Opening Credits, Waking Up, etc.), italicize the answers, and give your own comments in the
parenthesissub! on how it relates to the prompt.
(6) Make the Movie Title your Journal Title
(7) DON'T SKIP SONGS OR LIE!
I added a lot of comments to make it less boring, and it's kind of funny because all my songs don't make sense xD SO PLS READ c:
.::. Opening Credits .::.
"Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5
Sounds awesome!~ Like it's some cheery comedy or something xD
.::. Your Theme .::.
"Apparition On the Train" - Harry Potter Soundtracks
You're probably going to see a lot of Ha
Devious Journal Entrystill can't believe it...Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
RIP Cory Monteith - you'll always be loved.
Project Weekly give away comment to enter 26nd NovATTENTION THIS GIVE AWAY HAS ENDEDProject Weekly give away comment to enter 26nd Nov2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
HERE IS THE NEW ONE OF THIS WEEK
It's time for Project Weekly give away
Please Fav this journal to spread the news about
Project weekly give away I'm holding every week
It's time to announce the winners of last week
the winners of last week are
want to see how many people I made happy so far
:iconcreation-inspirationroject Weekly give away
Gives one month Premium membership and a three month Premium membership
without your help we can't continue doing this
so if you want to support this project
(click on the donation button to donate
one point means a lot to me.
After you donate, I will contact you
The Manga Movement - 100 Theme Challenge 21. NameThe Manga Movement - 100 Theme Challenge 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
jesus christ tofu why is your style all whackIf you've stuck with me since ages ago, you will have noticed that my stuff is all over the place lately and inconsistent whenever I do upload something new. WELL. LEMME TELL YOU A STORY.jesus christ tofu why is your style all whack7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Once upon a time there was a laptop named Coco, who was slightly hefty and large and loud but was loved regardless. Coco had a long term significant other named Painter, and they made magic together. But then one day Coco got sick, and she was never really the same after that. Her movements became sluggish, and she would randomly black out. One day, Coco refused to wake up, so Coco was replaced with a slim, newer thing called Tiffany because that's just how life works. Tiffany was beautiful, but she was an independent little thing who decided she didn't need no man. But then Tiffany realized she was lonely after a year or two and thought she could be lonely together with Painter. Coco's widow, Painter, was hesitant about the replacement but was all like, "aw hell we'll give this a shot, a trial period