New painting video availible (free)Sorry if at any point the music makes it hard to hear me, I really tried to be aware of the matter.New painting video availible (free)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Will tone it down next one.
*Edit* my official page which i reference in the movie is under construction this week, will return shortly.
Anyways I hope you enjoy.
new video on environment underpaintingnew video on environment underpainting3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tips for the creative photographer #2I´m by no means saying I am any expert, but I hope some of this might prove beneficial.Tips for the creative photographer #22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Screw the rules
It is very good to know and be aware of composition, correct exposure, to compensate or not to, but it does sometimes mess with your own creative approach.
The camera and lens is plastic, metal and glass and just tools for you to use, they should be treated as such.
A good thing is to get that perfectly exposed and composed shot out of the way and then just flip to a new page.
Try for instance to take a picture of something with the sun behind it and completely blow the whites out leaving the subject correctly exposed without the use of a flash, it might just be the shot you choose instead of the "correct" one.
Absolutely no harm in using other tools than just the camera and a tripod, people have gotten cover shots of eagles diving in the water for food the photographer has brought and thrown there as bait.
Spray some water on a flower on a sunny day, who ha
(closed) Still life CONTESTWelcome to a new contest, the theme is Still life.(closed) Still life CONTEST2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'd really appreciate some prizes: points, features, PM, critiques, watch, faves, llama and anything else you'd be happy to give. If you'd like to donate something please comment on thi journal, thanks Everyone who donate something will be included in a feature at the end of contest. You can donate and join to the contest.
Start: October 31, 2013
Deadline: November 09, 2013 (I changed the deadline)
It'd be nice if you this journal and spread the word, so many deviants can see this contest and your works
Your entries can
Wettbewerb: 610 Points Giveaway!!!Der Wettbewerb, den ich bereits ankündigte, startet am 19.6.2013!Wettbewerb: 610 Points Giveaway!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rock tha House: lasst uns DeviantArt rocken!
Urlaub: was wünschst du dir vom kommenden "Sommer"?
Wer darf teilnehmen:
jeder - du musst kein Mitglied der Gruppe sein, es wäre jedoch ideal
um teilzunehmen musst du (nur als Nicht-Mitglied) das Journal Faven oder in einem eigenen Journal teilen
dein fertiges Bild verlinke bitter hier
es gibt kein Limit an Teilnahmestücken
alle Medien sind erlaubt
[Bullet; Red] Prices:
1.Platz: [Bullet; Black]380 [Points] Giveaway,(100[Points] from Zouberi, 100[Points] from Nilanja,
25[Points] von Lea-Lu->:iconThe-Oc-
update .My first kiriban.Kiriban moved HERE http://francescadelfino.deviantart.com/journal/My-first-kiriban-second-journal-399539163update .My first kiriban.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My first Kiriban, here are some rules
You need to fave this journal
Take a screen shot of my pageviews and post the link in a comment on this journal (NO note!). The first person who post me the screen shot of the exact given pageviews will win the points. Your screen shot needs to show your username, my pageview number and the time bar, otherwise I can't give you points.
Be in deviantArt since 2 months and to have works in your gallery.
It would be nice if you watch me, only if you like my works.
Tip of the Day: Working on YOUTip of the Day: Work on how you are and not how you APPEAR. You can fool everyone for a while but it all catches up in the end.Tip of the Day: Working on YOU3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
PS. We will be coming to San Francisco for the Schoolism LIVE workshop on April 27-28 --> http://www.schoolism.com/workshop-san-francisco/
REAL CREATIVISM LOGA lot of people ask me what do i think when im drawing, whats your creative process, and what are the magical fairies you are thinking while you draw, about life, beauty and wisdom of the world. You will be surprised how thats not what i think while i draw and how this process repeats all the time while i draw.REAL CREATIVISM LOG4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The purpose of this journal its to let people know how we are all filled with doubts agony and stupid funny things while we draw. So you wont feel you are doing something wrong.
Will be cool if this became a spam, and people started to share in their journals the same way i did while you are at work.
Okay, lets star, first the setting, if you had seen the tv show 24, picture that way while im drawing, with several cameras on my sides, this will make the reading more funny, if you havent seen the show picture this sound each time you read time passes, while im drawing.
Okay lets start.
The following text its based on a true st
China trip post (photo heavy)Mm I don't know how to go about this in an organized manner, so this will just be a stream of photos with my intermittent narration.China trip post (photo heavy)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our trip was Shanghai > Hangzhou > Nanjing > Suzhou > Wuxi > back to Shanghai. Then we went to Hong Kong on our own.
Oh yeah, first, since I have no photos of these (for good reason): THE SQUAT TOILETS. They suck. They stink. You can always tell if there's a bathroom nearby by the smell in the air! Half the time the flush doesn't even work. All the used toilet paper is tossed in a bin, so the smell just lingers and lingers. For some reason, sometimes they sell food right outside the bathrooms. LIKE WHY?! I don't know how anybody can think about eating with that smell there.
I drank as little as possible. Between my sis and I, we also brought 5-6 rolls of toilet paper, so it was more than enough. (We left the extra rolls at Grandma's in HK afterwards haha.)
Anyhoo, onto pictures...
From our place to China was a 12 hour flight, 4 hour break at airport, then
Tea/coffee photography CONTESTTheme: tea/coffeeTea/coffee photography CONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rules: It has to be photography,
and it have to be submitted after 07.09.13.
People who donate can also participate in this contest.
Only 1 photo per person.
Start date: 10.09.13
End date: 22.09.13
Entries found here: http://cloduy.deviantart.com/favourites/57014534
100 points from theresahelmer
100 points from cloduy
50 points from Calisaroa
50 points from FrancescaDelfino
50 points from Charlivia
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5 must knows for better night photos5 must knows for better night photos2 years ago in Personal More Like This
go to http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings/%28type%29/usecase_sports
Find your camera and see what iso settings you can push your camera to and still retain descent image quality, this is especially important when shooting auroras, a high iso sensitivity means you can push the shutterspeed under the magical 8 seconds to retain some of the movement of the aurora in the image.
(I personally recommend 6 or less)
Preventing STAR TRAILS
Use the rule of 600 to keep stars in the picture from trailing/streaking.
Divide 600 by the true focal lenght of your lens, true is measured by 35mm full frame, so a 30 mm full frame lens would yield this simple equation: 600/30 = 20 second (or less) exposure and stars will look nice.
For cropped sensors you have to time your focal length with 1.5 for Nikon and 1.6 for Canon.
So 16 mm wide angle lens on a Canon cropped sensor would equal 25.6mm true focal lengt (16*1.6) giving this equation: 600/25.6 = 23.43 secon
A few simple photography tipsThought Id share a few simple yet effective photography tips for the creative photographer.A few simple photography tips2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Macro done easy
Set your lens to its closest focusing range and move physically towards the subject until it is sharp.
If you are using longer lenses it really helps to lay down and hold the camera and lens almost like you are shooting a gun, and remember your breathing when shooting.
This is also a great technique for bokeh shots, with a 50 mm at its closest focusing range and background further away you will blow the background to bits.
Don´t be stationary
It is very easy to put down a tripod and just stand on the same spot shooting, instead try moving around a bi, experiment with angles, left, right, high, low until you hit that perfect angle for the scene.
Slow the shutter
You don´t always need a ND filter to block out light to get even slower shutter speed, you can either use this technique with your hand or better with a cardboard (black if you got colored one).
How to take the best possible images at night.This is mainly directed and nightsky photography but it will apply to all sorts of night photography where you are limited when it comes to light.How to take the best possible images at night.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will structure this step by step for ease of use, once you have touched all points you will be ready to tackle the night with all its challenges.
Step 1 - The Camera
Over at DxOMark they are very good at testing stuff the scientific way, some will argue the real world application and images instead and I agree with both, but for iso which is so important for night photography this would be my first stop: http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Ratings/Sports
Find your camera and note down the iso sensitivity, you have to forget about the dynamic range a bit here as with high iso you will not even get close to the cameras max performance.
Step 2 - The lens
Find your lens here: http://www.lenstip.com/lenses_reviews.html
The one thing they do here that dxomark does not is test the lens for coma and astigmatism, the first would
Tips for the creative photographer #3Some more tips´n tricksTips for the creative photographer #32 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mix and match
If you have a couple of filter like a polarizing filter and perhaps an ND filter there is no rule that says you can mix and match the best from both worlds, you can use the polarizer to see through water, the nd filter to smooth out the sky and a regular shot for the rest of the landscape and combine the best from all worlds.
This does not just extend to filter use, as simple as doing a 30 second exposure of the sky at 1600 iso (to prevent star trailing) and a 2 minute exposure of the ground at iso 200 also works when it comes to mixing and matching, even part hdr.
It is all dependant on the scene you want to capture and your own creativity.
Most cameras has a multiexposure feature that enable the camera to process several image into 1, this is not the same as bracketing where you take several different value exposures and combine into one (hopefully) neat looking hdr image.
You can set up the camera to do 3 mu
Devious Journal EntryOh.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tip of the Day: ConcentrationAn essential ability for success is to bend your concentration towards the things that matter the most.Tip of the Day: Concentration4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Punch your mental distractions in the face and start concentrating on what matters.
If it's a loved one that is distracting you, don't punch them... just ask them to give you time to concentrate
Sending positive vibes to you all!
You'd be insane if you did this.500 Q's. How do I sleep at night.You'd be insane if you did this.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
lol I don't.
001. What is your name?: Alex
002. Spell your name backwards: Xela
003. Date of birth: Nov. 26, 1997
004. Male or female?: Male
005. Astrological sign: Sagittarius
006. Nicknames?: Al, Fuzzyhair, and... (my baby nickname) Alliecakes.
007. Occupation?: Student
008. Height: 5'11" (Been that way forever..)
009. Weight: 167lbs (It's the tallness and muscle)
010. Hair color: Dirty Blonde (With natural highlights, apparently)
011. Eye color: blue-green-grey-turquoise-...ugh. It just depends.
012. Where were you born?: Texas (I don't live there anymore)
013. Where do you reside now?: OUR HOUSE.. IN DA MIDDLE OF DA STREET---
014. Age: 14
015. Screen name: THEALEXSHOWS FTW
016. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
17. What does your screen name stand for?: It was a little group of random videos me and my step brother made a long time ago.
018. What is your JOURNAL?: I don't have one, except for this one.
019. What does your diary name stand fo
leftovers sale + irrelevant things of interestHallooo, I've finally updated my sales page so feel free to look if you're interested in buying prints/buttons/other stuff that I sell at conventions. The url still says 2011 but please ignore it =w=;;;;leftovers sale + irrelevant things of interest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The page >> http://www.parashi.info/printsale2011.html
Regarding larger posters:
I'm only selling letter-sized and smaller things at the moment because shipping from Canada costs an arm and a leg. BUT, I'll be in U.S. during December, so I can ship 11x17" posters from there.
Drop me a quick comment if interested so I know if I should take pre-orders or not, otherwise I can't print them in time. (you can see the available designs in the photo of my table in my previous Akicon journal :b )
I asked my awesome friend who works for [undisclosed-so-nobody-gets-into-trouble] printer company to print me a continuous print of using a long-format printer.
So this wonderful thing is now hanging in the perfectly-sized space over my window 8)!
(I was too lazy to take d
The our lives contest. ( Concluded )Many people have many different features, personalities & qualities. That is what makes life so interesting. The fact that we are like snowflakes, some uniquely similar, but still very much our own being.The our lives contest. ( Concluded )2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, today I start a contest that is all about that. All about who we are & how we see ourselves!
For this contest, you will storm the internet & find ONE & only ONE GIF that best describes your life, your personality, who you are in general. If your life is very different from how you actually are & want to be as a person, toss it to the side! For this contest I only want to see who YOU are on the inside! Pick a GIF that describes the life that you are destined to lead!
What feels right in the very pit of your soul?
For a lot of people a hard thing to overcome is the fact that...
This can lead to high stress, depression & even suicidal thoughts or actions. It's a threat that is extremely pai
Photography tips, the different way. :)MindtravellingPhotography tips, the different way. :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I do not know how other photographers does it, but I like to walk around with my camera and when I have gotten a certain distance I close my eyes and play back the same steps I had taken, If I notice something doing so I go back and start taking pictures.
The same goes for places I have been before, I close my eyes and go through the same paths in my mind and think of locations to take pictures, often this technique leads to very interesting photos once I get out there and also I tend to notice things I did not when I was there first.
Weird or not, that is how I do it, if It works for others I do not know, but It might be fun to give it a try.
Often when you are out taking pictures it is just a natural place and angle to take pictures, but sometimes just turing around and tackling a unusual angle might yield much more interesting images.
An example is the image I took called "Arrival", the other way had a big calm lake wi
[UPDATE V. 0.1] Object-tan Contest!:iconmikeinel: has offered to draw the top 3 winner's Object-tans How awesome of him, yeah?[UPDATE V. 0.1] Object-tan Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to announce an up coming contest! (I know this is out of the blue, the admins and I were contemplating it a while back but I think we're ready to take this on.)
The goal of the "object-tan" contest is to pick ANY object (Speakers, remote, printer... Lamp? ect.) and personify it, or turn it into a human(like) figure. Much like how Mike did for the Console Wars.
Now I think a big part of this contest is to go crazy, be creative and do things your own way. So there is no real restrictions. Just title the piece after the object you chose, and submit it to the folder I've set up for this contest.
August 20th (for now)
Enter as many times as you want! Make as many Object-tans as you want!
Commissions (Closed) Update Sep23/2015: CLOSED - updated prices to reflect current time.Commissions (Closed)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Update Feb1/2015: CLOSED - Thank you for all the orders!
I'll be working on them and hopefully will deliver most of them within 3 months. I'm not entirely sure when I'll be reopening these (perhaps within the year), but I will be adjusting prices then.
If you have already sent me a note before this journal (via dA/tumblr/gmail), I will get to you. If you don't think I have seen it, please feel free to send again.
celshaded bust shots ($20)
celshaded half /full body ($40 / 65+)
painted bust ($30)
painted half /fullbody ($50 / 75+)
Simple BG elements free of charge (simple flowers, petals, etc.);
- additional BG or complex elements (+10)
- prices may vary dependi
Simply Beautiful (feature)As the title suggests, sometimes the simplest things can be the most beautiful. Check it out!Simply Beautiful (feature)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Spring by vanillapearl
Moss Flower by DoodleBe
Fleeting by Gallynette
#Blossom by Batschi96
two of a kind by Shellbel
Butterfly Flower by Microsmos
Hepatica by TriinErg
107.365 Playground by PiecesOfAnsley
Dreamy by Twillies
always pursue your dreams by kim-e-sens
My own miracle. by IndigoSummerr
Schneeball 1 by Martina-WW
The Little Flower Who Became A Butterfly by Leons-Photography
Dancing in the wind by dashakern
power line by VisitingFahrrad
Slug on a Mushroom by drewb-photography
Spiral by WillTC
Sail Away by tvurk
A light that shines forever. by OliviaMichalski
Last but not least... works from some of my watchers!
White beauty by sivandogan1212
Flowering Pear, I Think.... by justanewb42
Flowers: gitanillas by Abletodoall
dat feelThat feeling when you look at a piece of fan-friggin-tastic artwork - or worse, a buttload of them at once - and it prompts you to wonder why you yourself even try... Sob. My morale has moments ago been hit so hard I don't think I can resume working on the next update until tomorrow. Sob! This is why I always regret browsing through Pixiv...dat feel3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But here is something that I don't find depressingly wonderful, just delightfully so!
Six more days until Wreck-It Ralph's release! Enjoy!