Contest #02: Mew Scapes and Sanctuaries - WinnersOur second contest has concluded with great success. We've received many varied and colorful entries, each eliciting different interpretations of Mew's mood and personality, and we thank all participants for their time and efforts! A special thanks goes out to all voters, especially the voters that provided commentary for their selections. We hope to see you all again in our club's future activities! :3Contest #02: Mew Scapes and Sanctuaries - Winners2 years ago in Personal More Like This
, by :iconnek0bunny: nek0bunny
WINNER, BY POPULAR VOTE
2,222 DA Points
"With a lethally adorable pose and heavenly scenery... The shading and color choices are powerful influences in the overall peaceful beauty of the entry." - Peachfuzz
"I love the vibrant, beautiful colors and the composition. The scene looks very magical and dreamy." - AquaInari
"...Simply bright and happy. It doesn't make Mew seem sad in any way, it points out the generally happy personality of Mew." - amaroq247
"...Soft, bouncy, and flo
Poster Designing Contest - CLOSED.Hellooooo everyone!Poster Designing Contest - CLOSED.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATE THE THIRD:
This contest is now CLOSED. That's it! All finished!
New entries can no longer be accepted.
Thank you so much to everyone who pimped this, donated prizes - and of course everyone who made an entry. I appreciate it so much!
Watch this space for the results.
So. I'm redecorating my room.
I only have one nice poster and a couple of prints to put up on my wall, so I decided that I'd really like a new poster... but not just any ol' poster. ;D And this is where you guys come in!
This contest is to design a poster of A3 size and using any medium which I can get printed and framed in order to put up on my wall.
The initial deadline will be July 24th. This may be extended, depending on how things are looking at that time.
Listen up! Important things for you to consider...
Your entry MUST:
Be an image of some description (hopefully that goes without saying).
Be at least
Happy Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog ^^!Happy 21st Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog!!!Happy Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog ^^!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Care to join guys?, give your best shout out for the awesome blue !
And also I will feature some 21st artworks here and I want to gather them as many as possible, for the character we all know and love If you guys are working on the artwork and you want me to feature it here, let me know and also link me if there's any other 21th anniversary artworks, so I can take them in here ^^
And oh the reason why I made this journal is because of the timezones, so the birthday of Sonic will reach here about 2 hours, so its one of the reasons why I made this journal just to clear up misunderstandings hereXD
21th anniversary artworks
PE - Project Animate Introduction + BasicsHello all and welcome to Project Educate - Animation!PE - Project Animate Introduction + Basics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This week is going to feature stunning animation, interviews with amazing people and a strong focus on Pre-Production within Animation. Also during the week I'll have facts about animation that you might not have known about!
I'll be featuring amazing animation, helping newbies get their feet wet and how to upload your animations to deviantART. I will also be talking about web animation sensations on websites such as Youtube and Newgrounds.
Before we start, I'd like to push my Art History articles - I wrote two journals about the History of Animation up until 1990, so if you feel you dont know your Fleischers from your Windsor McCays then step this way!
Of course, though, animation exists everywhere and has done for hundreds of years! There ar
Some people are... X'D This morning, when I came back home, I found a really interesting note when taking the elevator. I couldn't help taking a photo from my mobile phone:Some people are... X'D2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
" DO NOT URINATE IN THE ELEVATOR
- Urinate before leaving home.
- If you're coming back home, please kindly wait just a few more seconds until you are out, it will not take so long.
The President of the Homeowners Association, 2-F "
The best of all is that note clearly indicates who this was written TO because of the language our president used on it, so we all can know who did it, since only one of our neighborings speaks that dialect
The point is (in my opinion): Does an elevator really take that long that you can't wait a LITTLE bit more??? :iconwhywouldyoudothatplz: lol it seems some people get exasperated so easy. Dunno why but I totally imagine our president also putting chairs for the
Top 11 Lovebird Rules1. If you like it, it's mine.Top 11 Lovebird Rules2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. If I can reach it, it's mine.
3. If it's in my beak, it's mine.
4. If I can take it from you, it's mine.
5. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
6. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
7. If I'm chewing something, all the pieces are mine.
8. If you give it to me, and you have one, I want yours instead ... because it's mine.
9. If I saw it first, it's mine.
10. If you have something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.
11. If it looks like mine, it's mine.
I found this at True Love Aviary http://www.trueloveaviary.blogspot.com/, and anyone who has a lovie for a pet realizes the truth of every statement!
How to gain popularityI've had various people ask me what they can do to get noticed on DA so I'll write a little journal about my experience with various methods of getting your stuff out there.How to gain popularity2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I am not at all claiming to be popular myself, I'm just providing feedback.
1. USE GROUPS
Seriously people. It's probably one of THE best ways to get exposure.
There are so many groups too! You will always be able to find one that is suited to your art.
Groups are effective because it gets your artwork exposed to a new batch of watchers (the people who watch the group) besides your own. Try to join groups with lots of members and watchers, as these will give you the most views.
A really great group to gain exposure from is :icongetwatchers:
2. USE THE THUMBSHARE FORUM AND CHAT
Lots of people go to the thumbshare forum and the thumbchat to find new artists to watch and to share their works. These are great places to meet new people and aquire feedback on your deviatio
CEA Blog: Mature ContentHey guys, today I want to talk about Mature Content on deviantART and hopefully clear up some misconceptions that exist around it. For those of you eager to look at some boobs and hot male torsos, I'm afraid I won't be including any here .CEA Blog: Mature Content2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
How the mature content filter works
All members over the age of 18 can choose to enable or disable the mature content filter to suit their needs. All members with a registered date of birth under the age of 18 have the mature content filter locked on and can not disable it. All logged out visitors have the mature content filter enabled and can not disable it.
The mature content filter is split in to two types, strict and warning. The strict filter is completely voluntary and prevents any deviant with the mature content filter on from accessing the work. The general or warning filter is the standard mature content tag and will remove the image from immediate view when browsing and place an warning page on the devi
Pokedex CollectionsThanks to needlesandfred for the picture. Check it out at this http://fav.me/d4mj60ePokedex Collections3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello there! I'm going to be talking about Pokedex Collections. These are collections of artworks of all the Pokemon there are. That's one picture for all 649 Pokemon (That's the current count for now) that exists. If you're interested in doing it, then continue reading.
What exactly is a Pokedex Collection?
To put it simply, a Pokedex Collection is just one picture for each Pokemon in a collection. For example, a complete collection would be all the 649 Pokemon there is, and a Kanto collection will consist of Bulbasaur all the way to Mew.
Should I consider starting on one?
Give a quick glance at your gallery and ask yourself a few questions.
Do some of your Pokemon pictures share the same style? (E.g. Coloring technique, outline style, identical characteristics).
Have you got the motivation continue doing more, if not all of the Pokemon?
Can you continue working
School funniesMr. Matheson, my history teacher is The, Best. Ever. This is proof there is no better teacher. XDSchool funnies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*principal comes in on PA*
PA: Excuse me, Mr. Matheson.
PA: Excuse me, Mr. Matheson.
PA: Mr. Matheson
PA: Do you have Sara MacDonald with you?
M: She supposed to be, but she isn't.
PA: Well, where is she?
M: I don't know. I'll use my psychic connections to try to find her.
*class starts laughing, PA stopped, so they didn't hear it*
PA: Well, where is she?
M: I think she is smoking in the girl's bathroom.
*class laughing more*
PA: Which one?
M: The one around the corner. I think she is also selling drugs in there.
*class laughing even more*
PA: Well, shouldn't you try to stop her?
M: .....I bought some.
*class just bursts into tears from laughter*
Me: Cripes, my ulcer is hurting bad today.
Mike: *comes walking up with food in his hands* Hey, you ever read "Cupcakes"?
IP confusionIt's sad to see people fighting about intellectual property rights when they apparently have no clue what those are, how they work and what is allowed (and not).IP confusion2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Prime example: http://boltstrueno1fanever.deviantart.com/art/Onyx-Forepaw-Feb-2012-Ref-286737985 vs. http://yasuoxingxing.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4vcima
Obviously the latter is similar to the first.
The question is: is this allowed?
To answer that question, it is important to understand what rules apply and what intellectual property (IP) is.
There are three different kinds of IP that can apply here:
As the name hints this is the right to make copies of a work. It does not protect ideas, only the actual recorded work - artwork, documents, music etc.
This means that if someone copies your art (by directly copying it, by tracing it or otherwise adapting your work) you can certainly take action, but there is little you can do to prevent someone else creating their own
Lemonade?Lemonade?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A little freshness for the summer
Please fave this article if you like it so that the featured artists could get more exposure!
lemon by Ms-Nen
Tea with lemon by above-usual
lemon flower by poivrewater on lemon by ThErEaLDoLLyFrikka
Citrus by authenticDOLLY
Do you want to make your own 3D Anime models?Just trying to help the people that want to make stuff in 3d but are confused on where to start fromDo you want to make your own 3D Anime models?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
3d modeling program (Free) (Let me know if you know of anymore free modeling programs)
Please ._. TRY to make your OWN models from nothing if you pick Daz as your program of choice
Don't Have Photo Shop to texture your Models? (Free):
Tutorials to get you Started (Blender) (Free):
i recommend Looking at this one first:
Get started with blender
This seams to be most peoples problem with learning blender " Hot keys " so i put this new link in, this is old but should still help you. Blender Keyboa
Five Tips to Starting FreelancingSo, you're tired of being unemployed. You've been stuck at home for the umpteenth month in a row, a new season of The Legend of Korra is still a year off, and your government support checks (should you be lucky to still be getting them) won't even come close to affording you a bus ticket to Everfree Northwest. Your evaluation of life is the same dissertation of tedium and monotony as Helen Keller's review of Chinese Democracy.Five Tips to Starting Freelancing2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, pretty much on par with every other review of Chinese Democracy.
But know what? If you can't find a job, you'll make a job! Screw finding work, and screw the employers who keep dismissing your applications for being "over qualified" like that Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design is as detrimental to your character as being a registered felon. Screw them and that stupid help wanted sign at Quiznos. Now you're freelancing, baby.
While I'm assuming you're alread
Announcing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative Grants2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
At deviantART, we have spent the past 11 years building a place where artists can share and discuss their work and get inspired by the work of their contemporaries. A noble cause, for certain, but we would like to be so much more to our beloved community of brilliant creatives. Starting today, deviantART will also be a means of inspiration in an entirely new way with financial support for art.
On 3 month cycles, deviantART will accept applications from artists seeking to fund art-related projects. A panel called the Creative Grants Board will pick those projects that they believe will benefit particularly from a Grant and give those artists the support they need to make it happen. The lucky few who are chosen to receive Grants will also be given a beautiful accolade on their deviantART Profile Page to celebrate their succes
Premium memberships and points giveaway!Winners:Premium memberships and points giveaway!Winners:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello, lovelies (:
Since it's summer and the school is over for some people (*yay*) I guess everyone will find a little bit more time for deviantart.
That's why I decided to make some of our lovely deviants happy by giving them a premium membership and points
All you have to do:
fav this journal in order to participate and voila!
(*faving this journal is needed just so I can know who's entering the contest. Counting each comment would be a hard job
*the prize can't be transferred to someone else's account)
- 3 month premium membership
- 3 month premium membership
The 2 lucky winners will be chosen by random.org generator.
update* deadline: 8th July, 2012.
Don't forget to tell your friends so they can participate too
Good luck and xo
Two lucky people who random.org picked are
:iconlucky88duck: and :iconp
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…Authentic Citizenship2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
Describing your CharactersDescribing your CharactersDescribing your Characters2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As writers, one of our primary goals is to bring characters to life in the readers’ imaginations. To do this, a character needs two things:
1) A personality.
2) A physical appearance the reader can imagine.
The first is created through characterization, and the second is said to be done through physical description. While both statements are true, what I’d like to discuss is how physical description needs to do more than just craft appearance, and more than anything, it's characterization that contributes to vividly imagined characters.
Take a look at the following example.
1) When I entered Mr. Smith's office, he stood and smiled at me. He had a big nose, brown eyes, and short, brown hair. He wore a dark suit. I shook his hand.
What do you know about Mr. Smith from this brief scene? The physical details I’ve given say that he has a big nose, brown eyes, and short, brown hair.
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
800Points for Artist to share, Everyone gets it !*UPPDATE , EVENT IS FINALLY OVER*800Points for Artist to share, Everyone gets it !9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have appointed Fay-13 to distribute the points to you . Each participant will get 1 point each (800 + 668 = 1.++++ so lets just count as 1 shall we) and those who made an additional journal entry , I will be showing you guys a piece of artwork that I will be unveiling in about a weeks time . Thank you so much for your participation . As there are 600+ over people who joined this , please give Miss Fay sometime to pass you guys the point 1 by 1 , cheers !!!!
** Next point giving session will be 5000 points, AGAIN , everyone gets it ! ** Stay tuned !
Free Premium Membership Day and InactivitySoo... It's free premium membership day on deviantart, so I decided to get this custom journal skin by Kyuubi0017 Isn't it awesome? If I find out how, I'll probably add a shout box too.Free Premium Membership Day and Inactivity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I also wanna apologize for my inactivity on deviantart page, I've been very lazy in uploading stuff. I might upload something later on, if I can...
*Why is it impossible for me to write s long journal?*