Artist's Toolbox: Pencil, Graphite, CharcoalArtist's Toolbox: Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal
It's Artist's Toolbox again! And it wouldn't be right if we skipped an article representing traditional media For today's topic I picked Pencil, probably the most traditional of them all. Even if you thought you already knew everything there is to know about pencils, give this article a shot, it might surprise you ! Besides pencils, I will describe Graphite sticks and probably my most favorite drawing tool, Charcoal. Final part of this article is a feature of very helpful Tutorials created by your fellow deviants, don't overlook Happy reading!
✎ 1. Pencil
WNC Self-Portrait Contest - The WinnersWe're proud to present the winners of WhoNeedsColour's very first contest!WNC Self-Portrait Contest - The Winners3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The 1st place and a 12 months premium membership goes to disies
The 2nd place and a 6 months premium membership goes to asruldwi
The 3rd place and a 1 month premium membership goes to MarinaCoric
Thank you very much to all participants and congratulations to the winners!
Special feature for anaPhenix:
Someone has hacked her account and deleted her contest entry before the voting began.
So this is kind of a "consolation prize" for you, dear Ana!
Please add this feature to your favorites, if you like it.
It'll help the featured artists to get more re
Best of 2012As is normal during this time of the year, I thought I would celebrate some of the best traditional graphite drawings I have seen this year. These are the people who I admire, and those that remain an inspiration to any inspiring pencil artist. They are what I deem to be the glitterati of DA, the royal family of pencil art and those that us mere mortals can only hope emulate in our dreamsBest of 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I do, if you are going to Watch anyone on DA - then watch these, sit back and admire!!
Matt Damon by AmBr0Nicolas Cage by AmBr0
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark) Iron Man by Makarova17Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark, Iron Man ) by Makarova17Ian Somerhalder by Makarova17
Hope by JonoDryHand Of Gaia by JonoDryMorning by JonoDry
Sherlock Holmes by StanbosAlien by StanbosDiane Kruger - Inglourious Basterds by Stanbos
Girl by FairyARTosAn elderly man by FairyARTosLight by FairyARTos
Gentle by eajnaJulian Richings (Death - Supernatural) by eajnaTom Hardy by eajna
Ian McKELLEN by Sadness40:t
Photography Contest. Silhouette. THIS COMPETITION HAS FINISHED. YOU CAN FIND THE WINNING PHOTOS HERE http://fav.me/d5l1q85Photography Contest. Silhouette.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey everyone! I decided to finally hold a contest!
All the points I currently have I have won myself through other competitions, so I thought holding a few competitions now and again would be a great way to give back and share the support.
Criteria and Rules:
Theme is: Silhouette.
Art form: PHOTOGRAPHY.
You can edit and manipulate your photos to a reasonable extent, but do not post something that is highly and obviously manipulated.
Max number of entries aloud: TWO, but you can't win more than one prize, I will only select my favourite photo.
Post a link in a note to me or in a comment below with your chosen one or two photos.
I will fav them into this folder http://poppyhunter.deviantart.com/favourites/52244513 , if
HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issueOkay... We played a little last year about doing a collaboration between Heavy Metal and DeviantART. We got some guys on the back covers, we got a few articles in the mag, but we need to step up the game a little.HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issue1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is so hard to get your work published these days and thank god Kevin
Eastman understands that. So having put together some special issues of
Heavy Metal recently I pitched Kevin on forgetting the idea of a few
DeviantART pin-ups or a gallery...
Instead we'll do an entire issue of Heavy Metal from the DeviantART community. Yup, 100 pages of dA goodness wrapped in slick glossy paper. We're going to aim for an issue as soon as possible next year. The page rates are $75 per page (all in including lettering), yes it is really low and that
CONTEST!: Sweet Dreams or Beautiful Nightmare :)Hey there members! :iconsmileandwaveplz:CONTEST!: Sweet Dreams or Beautiful Nightmare :)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Not much really goes on in this group, so a member suggested that we should have a contest. It's nothing big unless you guys make it that way by entering and donating prizes. :iconimwinkingplz:
Anyways, on with the details.
Theme: Dream vs. Nightmare; pretty much as the title states, this a dream and nightmare contest, so your entry must pertain to dreams or nightmares.
Contest Starts: June 13th (To give time for prizes to be donated)
Contest Ends: July 20th
Judge: Me :iconteenagedreamer: (:
What I Will Judge Your Entry On:
1. If you're going to participate, please comment on this journal saying so, so I may add you to the participants list.
2. Any media is allowed for this contest.
3. Since this is an eye group I would hope that all the entries are eye-related.
4. This is f
Favourite Showcase Feature V Hi All! :icontardglompplz:Favourite Showcase Feature V3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please this article so more people can see it.
Check out some amazing art from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
Avatar by ayshafaseeh
Sweet and Sour by VahnKira Donar's Whisper by VikingWidunder Wolf 2012 by ZhaoT
Owl 2 by 7-Year-Bytch CHeeeeetah by narufag Venezia by CamillaMalcus
Kids on Piano by sDoost 'Party Animal' - Tea Party 2 by GreyRadian Siesta In Rostock's Eastern Historic District by BarbaraPommerenke Autumn's Glow by eajna
only silence by bohomaz13 Tears and Lace ... SOLD by graemeb Red Wolf Moon by BaiLang
Syrup and kiwi by dh6art Transient by PutItOnPaper Autumn dance by jogijs
The Messenger Goddess in Oil by daveinaz Jade by SalmaAshraf Vivid Dreams and Fragile Machines by Bihni Hummingbirds - Marquetry by amazoncanvas
A big giant thank you to the amazing deviants and groups who art sponsoring this article! :ico
Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!!Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase:
...and welcome to the third edition of Sellers-Showcase's Special Newsletter, where we feature a selection of the latest work from our gallery and advertise some of our members who are currently offering commissions. Further on you will also find a selection of our favourite affiliate groups and links to our commission blogs.
So what is all the fuss about Sellers-Showcase? Who are we and what do we do?
In the current economic climate, we know how hard it is for any artist to sell work or gain commissions. Therefore, at Sellers-Showcase we aim to sell people's original traditional art, as well as advertise prints of traditional, digital and photographic work. We also promote artists who are looking to take commissions. We acc
Traditional Art FeatureBefore I get down to business I must tell you what my darling and so funny husband said today. He often gets words a bit wrong, or mixed up, but today he offered me 'a bit of slip and tackle'. We were on a bus at the time and I laughed my head off. For an inappropriate amount of time He'd meant 'slap and tickle'Traditional Art Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There never seems enough time to put together the Features that I desire to do. These days I'm very hard pushed to keep up with just my messages at times! Newsletters and Polls can be hard to get around to reading, and Group Deviation thumbnails pile up - though I always do sift through and view my Friends' submissions... eventually!
But enough about struggle, happy struggle though that is :iconbutterfreeplz: On to the Feature I do hope you enjoy these - all of which (of course!) I think are incredibly amazing!!!
Black & White (or at least relatively so!)
Weekly Features! (150+) + My PhotographySo, I finally opened a new photography account here on dA: SweepingShadows. Even after I gradually uploaded so much photography, the visibility and the feedback is still almost non existent, but that is not surprising, kinda expected it. It's sad it's no different this time, but I need my photography there too since I have it on various other places already. It's comforting that at least on my 500px they are not as invisible. Random example, my photo "Blue", dA: 15 views, vs 500px: 997 views. Anyways, if anyone's interested, this tiny preview on the right gives you idea of what kind of stuff you can find there.Weekly Features! (150+) + My Photography2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Glass of Water by rahultokasGaladriel by Quelchii
Kili by AYURI-327Halloween 2014 by UnidColorTIGTONE beguns! by UnidColor
Guardians Of The Galaxy - Groot by p1xer:thumb4076
Hall Of Fame ( 53 - September 2014 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 53 - September 2014 )2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Calm by AnnaArmona mystical morning by BaxiaArt Cigarette by valkeeja Ruined by Saidge42
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 25WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 252 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Darragh..... by ZaphodX23Gazette - Reita by ichigonekogirl
Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-Behsam2012 United States Election Escutcheon by BuckleyTypographicsCommission: Alaude by Jibari-chanHyozanryu by AlexRose312
Maggy by Jenniej92:thumb297784458:The Wanderer by feainne:thumb287033820:
BLS: Envoy of the Beginning by AlexRose312Leona Lewis by elenouska15Sherlock Holmes by phoenix132Mila Kunis by Cindy-R
Wet by AmBr0Carmen by ChristinaMandySketch Card : NIALL HORAN by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuEVictor Creed by SchizophrenicUnicorn
:thumb285864643:In the night by PhaedrisElle Driver (AKA Californian Mountain Snake) by Paul-Shanghai
Deep Trouble WIP by BuckleyTypographicsDaisy by SquirrelGirl15Kaiden Hawke by ErinM31
Some say... by ViviDybowski:thumb329146356:-+-Late evening-+- by TalviEnkeli
Babydoll by xxsensiHigh Tea delights by Darklight-phoenixThe Lost Paradise by feainne
BlueJay by LovelySparrow'Scarlet Used to be an Innocent Girl...' by Aty-S-BehsamQueens Of Metal II by ArtGoldArt
:thumb328840037:Deshi Basara by ISG-ArtIan Somerhalder as Damon II by Ilojleen
Kill Bill (Part 1) by Paul-ShanghaiSketch Card : HOLMES by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuE:thumb328188152:
.:Xena:. by ChristinaMandyFlow by rahultokasRobert Cornell Jr by visualwings
:thumb322576814:Black Forest by Darklight-phoenixgive me more by LovelySparrow
-+-Siren's possession-+- by TalviEnkeliNiall by SquirrelGirl15Stranger #57 by SpringzArt
All Of These Dreams by OonaghAncaireBattleW A R R I O R by robdolbsIn the Water by OonaghAncaireBattle
Opinions on the fake NatMorleyYes I'm posting a journal as well.Opinions on the fake NatMorley2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is about the ever so famous natmorley
This journal is not really meant as proof of anything, only opinions on the matter.
You may have seen her drawings somewhere on this site, and maybe you are a fan. A good number of pencil artists, me included, believe them all to be utter rubbish. Fake rubbish that is.
Now why on earth would you say such a thing?
Well let's have a look at them, shall we?
First of all they all match the reference 100%. Even tracing won't do that for you. Also the drawing looks to be perfect and smooth underneath, and then she's scribbled on top as I there was no tomorrow. I would say that is a bit curious. Why make a perfect drawing only to ruin it with scribbling?
That's her style you might say. Well lets then look at what she says about her drawings. Oh she uses about 5 hours on a portrait. Trust me, if the drawing is perfect (minus the ugly scribbling on top) then you'd use a LOT more than 5 hours.
Favourite Showcase Feature VIHi All! :icontardglompplz:Favourite Showcase Feature VI3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please this article so more people can see it.
Check out some amazing black and white art from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
Sherlock by markstewart
Birdie Bird Bird by Adniv Converse Collection by snammie Zippo Lighter Drawing by caneker
Daniel Day Lewis by MannHau Time Lines by NicksPencil Self Portrait Charcoal by wbmstr Broken Remnants by Louisalings
A peacock's feather by dloraas Blow of life by esTHer-duraes Newspaper by MonicaSousa MGS Peace Walker - Big Boss by BorisKoci
together by vallisse :thumb267430494: Day 46 by secrets-of-the-pen
A big giant thank you to the amazing deviants and groups who are sponsoring this article! :iconsquishhugplz:
:iconangelinabenedetti: :iconathenatt: :icondreamarian: :iconkelch12: :iconkoa
.they are all skin and.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
bone and no heart,
all bite and no bark
and it's a lot easier
to slip back into the
past than it is to
get a grip on the
(and curiosity swears, he never meant to hurt the cat, he just didn't know his own strength)
My top favorite art medium DRAWINGSThe artist on DA are amazing Here a some from my Favorite foldersMy top favorite art medium DRAWINGS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Melancholy by Paul-Shanghai Lesley 'Twiggy' Lawson by Paul-Shanghai :iconPaul-Shanghai:
The Fun Stuff by LaurasshadesofgreyMothers Hands by Laurasshadesofgrey Angelic by Laurasshadesofgrey Nosey by Laurasshadesofgrey :iconpaperdragon1967:
Shirley Temple by AmBr0 Rabbits by AmBr0 Will Smith by AmBr0 Kestrel by AmBr0 Jim Carrey by AmBr0 :iconAmBr0:
Hayleigh by Queenofchaoss Young Warrior by Queenofchaoss Siren by Queenofchaoss Tiny Giggles by Queenofchaoss :iconqueenofchaoss:
Boy with the moon and star by ENwings Even you... by ENwings Moving forward by ENwings Hope by ENwings:iconenwings:
HEATH LEDGER by Martinhoo:iconmartinhoo: Wolf Diptych by Junryou-na-Kokoro:iconJunryou-na-Kokoro:
The Princess and the Dragon by 8TwilightAngel8 :icon8twilightangel8: Ian Somerhalder by carmenharada:iconcarmenharada:
Princess Merida by Ventapane:iconventapane: LOVE FOR SALE by sinsenor:iconsinsenor: Viggo Mortensen - Aragorn by robdolbs:iconrobdolbs:
Serah FF13-2 by B-AGT Jill Valentine by B-AGT Lightning XIII-2 Drawing 3 by B-AGT Lightning 2 Final Fantasy XIII by B-AGT
Introducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer! TweetIntroducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
What is Sta.sh?
What is Sta.sh?
Sta.sh is deviantART's new upload and submitting platform, home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in-between. It provides you with an area to place, organize, and perfect your artistic workings to submit to deviantART and beyond. A suite of features all in one, Sta.sh is here to make your online life a whole lot easier.
Drag & Drop, & Store
Drag and drop multiple files at one time quickly and easily. Submit immediately to deviantART, or take time to customize or enha
.there are stars dissolving in.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
the sink, their yellow shells
are the first to go and i watch
as they release their fine white
powder, it clumps and sticks so
i push it down with one finger
(you love something a whole lot more when you lose it)
A Call to Conversation (20)--:dev0hgravity:Welcome to the 19th article focusing on featuring and getting to know the deviants behind the work! This series will be posted every Wednesday. If you have a deviant you'd like to see included, please send TwilightPoetess a note with the subject "Call to Conversation"--make sure to include the deviant's name as well as a reason you think they'd make a good interview subject! Also, feel free to send along a question or two you'd like to have answered by them!A Call to Conversation (20)--:dev0hgravity:1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This week's featured deviant is 0hgravity!
Started writing seriously about as long ago as I’ve been on dA (3 years). Most of my poetry focuses on imagery of all sorts (I try to be diverse subject-wise) and word play. My prose focuses more on character development than plot and those characters tend to be the average folk caught in unique or almost…surreal circumstances; I like subtlety. As for life outside dA, I won’t have one cause I’m in medical school, y’all! It
showcase traditional feature: people and portraitsshowcase traditional feature: people and portraits2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Blackout by Eka-Ekatherine Dovile by thedrawinghands
Daria meadow by francoclun a song of the wind by valuing-a-life _Molly's Dream_ by Valentinadhara
Jim Morrison. by DeniseEsposito Sehvet. by SprinkleSprankles When I am down, you pick me up by AstridBruning
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes by Ilojleen Florence Welch by asfolk The Futurist by ISG-Art
Dracula by xw483 Muse. The birth of an idea. by chebot :thumb318810993:
Summer Child by NicksPencil Kate by PMucks :thumb326224784:
Cara by jankolas Eric Bana 3 - Hector - TROY film 2004 by dmkozicka My Love. by dreamarian
Philia by Briscott Imaginary by ascenciokClassic by JeremyOsborne
If you like what you see here please check out our traditional folder, you will find more wonderful artwork there. >> http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=24821743&offset=0
The Promise Part 3 New Sneak Peek!Nickelodeon just released 3 new sneak peek photos of The Promise Part 3The Promise Trilogy: Part 3. Oh, Sokka. You can pre-order the final graphic novel here.The Promise Part 3 New Sneak Peek!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
View sneak peek!
.you keep throwing that same old line in my face and, no doubt.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
you'll throw it down on my coffin, too
when i'm gone
i haven't slept much for a good few days and
i fear that my soul may be leaking and
god, i can feel it, a constant cold drip, drip, drop
when i lay on my bed, a black fog creeps in through my window
(and he said, you know, you should never carry a weapon, cos it can be used on you just as much as it can be on me)
A 'Fare Thee Well' and other ThanksgivingsAs many of our long standing members already know, one of the brightest spots of tWR, and longtime admin, Solarune after years of dedication has moved on to pursue her dreams of eating a whole pancake, taming the planet Mercury, growing gills... I actually have no idea what she does in her spare time when she isn't making everyone around her have better lives. Actually, I think that's what she does all the time...A 'Fare Thee Well' and other Thanksgivings1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Regardless, we here whose lives she touched (no, not in that way, The Internet) felt the need to express our gratitude for the distinct pleasure of having her in our lives through the only way we knew how.
80's Training Montage.
That actually didn't work out, though, because I fainted on my run up the stairs. And then Russia won. So we did the next best thing!
All the admins here at tWR who worked with Sol collaborated on a poem - since I guess the written word is something that we all appreciate here, who knew - in order to give our most heartfelt of thanks and
Let me share...:icontransparentplz:Let me share...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello my friends :iconcocowaveplz:
You know how much I love being here on dA and how deeply thankful I am for being able to contact with so many talented, kind, generous and truly wonderful artists. How well they receive me among them, talking to me and giving me their friendship, to me!, an art lover but not an artist, and how they amaze me each time they post and share another work.
Let me share with you 3 of the most amazing pencil wizards:
Robyn robdolbs is one of those artists, very young but with a huge talent (in my opinion, and I said this to her more than once, she reached perfection - of course she, as a true artist, won't recognise this and will continue to work hard to be better and better).
See for yourself:
You may find all of Robyn's works here http://robdolbs.deviantart.com/gallery/ :iconrobdolbs:
Visit to find more brilliant pie