Milestones of Digital ArtDigital Art surrounds us everywhere, here are some of the milestones of the genre that lead to the world of Digital Art we know today. This is not meant to be complete, it simply highlights some points in the history of Digital Art that are interesting and maybe even surprising. There are videos!
If you ever created Digital Art, you know that the computer is merely a tool, but never the one actually creating the art. Photoshop may be powerful, but I haven't come across the "Create Awesome Art" button yet
1982 - Adobe introduces PostScript
PostScript as a programming language has changed the work of designers 30 years ago. In short, PostScript was able to interpret any data (vector f.e.) into printable raster graphics, which require dpi settings; Type as well as graphics. This was necessary to allow the same output on any laser printer that supported PostScript, making it easy to share and exchange files without the danger of acci
Digital Art Feature - Fantasy."Fantasy art is a genre of art that depicts magical or other supernatural themes, ideas, creatures or settings. While there is some overlap with science fiction, horror and other speculative fiction art, there are unique elements not generally found in other forms of speculative fiction art. Depictions of ancient myths and legends, as well as depictions of modern day fantasy in the form of divine interventions and other magical or supernatural forces, are very common elements, and help distinguish fantasy art from other forms. Dragons, wizards, fairies and other fantastical and mythical creatures are common features in fantasy art." - Wikipedia.Digital Art Feature - Fantasy.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Question for the readers
Who are the most influential digital fantasy artists of our time, in your opini
Everyday we're CV'ingAs a Community Volunteer - I do as much or as little within the community that I feel comfortable doing. We're not pressured to do this and that, we don't even have to give a Daily Deviation every day, we choose how we promote our selected galleries/chats and forums and we're not fixed to any specific rule on how much or how little we do. But I do believe that it's important to share with you just what the community volunteers do and why we do it. More importantly it's so easy to get lost on this site full of many people - and miss out on the awesome that's going on. So I'm going to share with you exactly what the latest awesome is...Everyday we're CV'ing3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Almost every week since October last year the Community Volunteers have been working hard both independently and as part of small teams to bring You Project Educate.
Project Educate is about bringing forward art forms whether they are popular or overlooked and giving
Celebrating Diversity #1Welcome to this new series of Art Features! Even tho most of you are aware of the many many galleries and categories here on dA, I think most of us move in a sort of "comfort zone" between Galleries, Channels or Groups that provide us with a constant flow of new art. And sometimes we forget all the other great artforms, styles and media that are out of our "comfort zone". And today I want to step out of that warm and cuddly place and feature some awesome works from places on dA I don't usually visit!Celebrating Diversity #13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Since this is the first entry, I thought I should explain it a bit more, so that is why there is more text in this article The topic of celebrating diversity is something that I really want to cherish. I am guilty of not fully
Text and Typography - August 2012Monthly Article, featuring each month's Daily Deviations, as well as links in and outside of deviantART.com!Text and Typography - August 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this edition you will find DDs featured by pica-ae from the Text and Typography galleries on deviantART.
Daily Deviations July & August 2012
Typography Related Groups
:icontypola: :icontypoholics: :icontypographers-society: :icontypersonality: :icontypebandit:
:iconvicious-type: :icontypolove: :iconuber-typografie: :iconcalligraffiti: :iconcreativ-artists:
:iconlancrecomm: :iconarabbtypography: :icontypographylove: :icongraphicjump: :icontypo-masters:
:iconscriptlettering: :icontypographytoday: :icontypographyclub: :icontypocircle:
:icontype-design: :iconawesome-fonts: :iconpixelfontlovers: :icontemple-of-typefaces:
Interested to find learn more? Read
CR Newsletter: September/October 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter: September/October 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
2. Attacking the Artist
3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. Art History Project
8. News from the Chats and Forums
9. News from the Galleries
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
Over the past few months, we've been diligently working on cleaning up the category tree of old and unused categories. While most of this will go unnoticed by the community, what you will notice is the change from "Miscellaneous" galleries to "Other". The reason for this change is simple. The concept of Miscellaneous leads one to believe that it's a junk drawer category for everything under the sun when the intention was to be an "Other" category for deviations that don't fit well in other sub-categories of the tree. We're also working on u
Food Photography - back to basicsFood is a necessity for daily life and good health (the right kinds anyway), but food is also fast becoming something of an Art as well as many turn to their cameras once a mammoth baking session is over and capture the delightful dishes in attractive and alluring ways. Since the beginnings of Still Life Photography, food has been a subject and whilst the topic has remained the same - methods, equipment and ease have changed in varying degrees across the years. Food Photography is still a genre that is vastly overlooked and majorly underrated in the art world.Food Photography - back to basics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It all began with Still Life Paintings back in the 17th Century. They were as far from commercial as a style could get and certainly weren't created with selling in mind. However the skill and main aspects that realism painters took back in the 17th Century are kept close to the hearts of Food Photographers today as they grip onto Realism, effects of light, composition and arrangement. Props have always been an important part of
American Comics, Manga...AND WAR!This is a major turning point in the history of comics, World War II. This period of time not only changed comics as we knew them, but also other areas in graphics such as propaganda posters. Now mid to late 1930's we've seen the birth of the modern comic book. Due to the war as well we're also now seeing the birth of war comics. An obvious example of this as I'm sure many of you have already guessed is Captain America Comics in 1941 (before American involvement in the war). Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby who worked for Timely Comics, which of course has now become Marvel Comics. He gained amazing popularity and is often fighting the Axis powers in World War II.American Comics, Manga...AND WAR!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Around this time in Japan has been rebuilding itself, its political and economic infrastructure was changing. Whilst American occupation disallowed art or published material that glorified war or the Japanese military. This policy though didn't block th
Bring Your Type To Life - Contest Winners!The submissions are closed, the jurors have gathered and the votes have been counted Finally it is time to announce the winners of the Bring Your Type To Life Typography Contest!Bring Your Type To Life - Contest Winners!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy the winners!
Octopus by PSHoudini
This artwork shows great technical and conceptual skill, as well as a great eye for detail and continuity. This type treatment is full of life that it could almost be real!
Prizes: 12 months Premium Membership & 1600 deviantART points
Crow-Type by Priitii
A simple yet powerful artwork, charming with clear symbolism and references. Bringing together life and death.
Prizes: 6 months Premium Member
Cave Paintings: The Birth of IllustrationCave paintings are the root of traditional illustration, one the earliest of which has been in recent news, a 'faint red dot' dated to more than 40,000 years ago. These were discovered in 11 caves in Spain, and results show that they are at least 15,000 years older than we first thought. It raises many questions; What are they trying to say? Who made it? Is it symbolic? Who was it made for?Cave Paintings: The Birth of Illustration3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
No matter what the answers are, illustration is a means for people to convey information, a means of visual communication. The purpose of these cave paintings are unknown, and we can only speculate as to their actual purpose. A time well before printing press, but the value of visual communication has lasted through the ages. One thing that is for sure is it was some sort of communication via visual aids, they had a purpose and had something to say.
Design is intelligence made visible.
Surrealism on DeviantArtA small introduction:Surrealism on DeviantArt3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Surrealism was an artistic movement, founded in Paris 1924 by André Breton. Dedicated to expressing the imagination as revealed in dreams – it's when artists create dreamlike paintings filled with familiar objects that have been changed in a weird way that you would not see in reality.
Sophia by anotherwanderer:thumb174806928:
Below the Rust by zancanI Need a Man to Love by alkor12
Modliszki by Yaro42Parthenogenesis by anubis
the fools rule the world new by gyurkafumes of greatness by danielramosruiz
dreams by dante-mkno title by grazapp
Dreamy Theodor KittelsenAs I've previously promised, after the articles about Sulamith Wülfing and about John Bauer, the time comes for an article about Theodor Kittelsen.Dreamy Theodor Kittelsen3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
...Theodor Severin Kittelsen, being a great representant of the Golden Age of Illustration, is one of the countless artists who received more attention and appreciation a long time after their death. I don't say "proper attention", it's still far from it.
His depictions of Scandinavian folklore creatures are said to be equally cannon to the trolls portrayed by the definitely more famous John Bauer. But, unlike Bauer, Kittelsen didn't focus just around trolls (which are, you must admit that, most of Bauer's creations - although his sudden death at young age is
Art History - Trad Art Month:iconcommunityrelations: :iconarthistoryproject:Art History - Trad Art Month3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The communityrelations Team bring you ART HISTORY -
A series of articles about the entire History of Art.
WHAT IS IT?
Your communityrelations Volunteers look after your Galleries and the Messaging&Chat Network. For more information about the CR Team have a look here ---> http://communityrelations.deviantart.com/blog/27409506/#B
Our amazing team of CV’s have shown you through projecteducate what happens in the various genres, now ArtHistoryProject will show you where this Art came from.
Every month we will focus on an area of Art and bring it to YOU.
Kicking off in July with Traditional Art!
WHAT WE WILL BE SHOWCASING
Articles and Features that cover a period
Art History: Discovering DaliArt History: Discovering Dali3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Salvador Dali was born in Spain in 1904 and has been best known and recognised throughout the years for his surrealist, ambiguous works. Dali is responsible for inspiring a plethora of artists to create, combine and step outside of their comfort zones. Many know him for his paintings, but actually like many modern artists today, Dali traversed the fields of the artistic world to pick up talents in Writing, Photography, Sculpture and Film.
Dali was not famous for his methods. That's one of the mistakes that people make when tracing his history or seeking him out for inspiration. Dali's methods were much the same as anybody else's. However his concepts trumped them all and made him what he is remembered for today. He achieved his effects through a mastery of perspective
and a critical eye for color and shape, symmetry and innuendo. It is this realization that opens up the market for future dali-esque artists. There's nothing unusual behind the crea
R and S - Font Gallery Update!!I am very happy to make an announcement today that is something that I have been eyeing suspiciously for a while and now am very relieved to see it done:R and S - Font Gallery Update!!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Resource & Stock Images > Fonts gallery has been relaunched!
Take a look at the changes here!
Now, without going into much detail, it used to be subpar. The category names were unprofessional and confusing, leading to frustrating search results and many many miscats.
Over the last month there has been a lot of work put into changing this status.
So first of all I’d like to thank Elandria and Dan-Heffer who were very much in favor of the change and supported me in my endeavours to come up with a good gallery tree, despite being no experts on the topic of fonts, but giving me an outsiders input
Naturally I have to thank Moonbeam13 as well, as she supported the idea as well and made t
Golden Age of IllustrationGolden Age of Illustration3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When in the second half of the 19th century newspapers and illustrated books became popular and widespread thanks to improvements in printing technology, many artists found their base to spread their skills. The official time span of the Golden Age of Illustration is said to be from 1880s to 1920s, but it varied a little bit between Europe and America.
While European illustrators were influenced mostly by the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau and Post-Impressionists (especially by Les Nabis, a group of Parisian artists), their American colleagues focused around Howard Pyle's Brandywine School of American Illustration in the Brandywine Valley.
Amongst the most popular artists of this time we find Arthur Rackham (UK), Howard Pyle (US), Ivan Bilibin (Russia), Theodor Kittelsen (Norway), Edmund Dulac (France), John Bauer (Sweden), Beatrix Potter (UK), N.C. Wyeth (US), Sulamith Wülfing (
Interview with SandaraIn celebration of Digital Art Month, here is the third and last in a series of interviews done to the authors of some of the site's most popular digital deviations of all time.Interview with Sandara3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In this occasion I bring you sandara, creator of hades and persephone 2
hades and persephone 2
vessel of the winds art
Hi, my name is Sandara. I am from Singapore and I teach digital painting at Digipen Singapore. I also freelance, mainly for book covers and illustrations for game books and TCGs.
What got you interested in the graphic arts in the first place, and what motivated you to take it more seriously?
Aha... it was actually the game Final Fantasy 7. It was the first 3D game I've ever
Famous Photographers: Julia Margaret CameronSource:WikipediaFamous Photographers: Julia Margaret Cameron2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Julia Margaret Cameron was a British Photographer born in 1815 and living until 1879. She's relatively unheard of though, despite the faces that she photographed and the developments she made in her short career (spanning just eleven years.) Unlike many modern photographers and prodigy's, Julia is quite unique in that she didn't start photographing until she was 48 years old and was given a camera as a gift. Her style was not appreciated in her time, but like many who have made an impact on society, she became more famous and recognized long after her death.
Location: Inside Dimbola Lodge, Home to Julie Cameron
Source: Kathryn Dawson Photography
I was lucky enough last Summer, to be able to visit Julia's former home - Dimbola Lodge - on the Isle of Wight, England. It was here that I discovered the photographer and was both warmed and proud to find that a woman had made History with her
Interview with Sergi BrosaIn celebration of Digital Art Month, here is the first of a series of interviews done to the authors of some of the site's most popular digital deviations of all time. In this occasion I bring you Brosa, creator of The Retro of TomorrowInterview with Sergi Brosa3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Retro of Tomorrow
I'm Sergi Brosa, a spanish artist located in Barcelona. I'm 25 years old, and I am an illustrator, comic artist and concept artist trying to survive in this wild world. I usually work as a comissioned artist, and I have tried two times to enter the french comic industry, with no success.
So, I keep just taking comissions, sometimes from companies and sometimes from usual people. I have to say that it is a fun job because it's never the same thing. B
Famous Photographs: The Afghan GirlIf you run a google search on what are the top famous Photographs of all time, The Afghan Girl is sure to appear. She is truly a face from History and one that many across the globe have tried to capture within others time and time again. But what exactly has made this image and its photographer so captivating?Famous Photographs: The Afghan Girl3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Source: Daily Mail/National Geographic/Steve McCurry
Eyes, they say, are the window to the soul. And capturing such a piercing and expressive look in a photograph is a highly sought after skill. The Afghan Girl exhibits suspense, suspicion and a sense of distrust at the person behind the lens, she gives off an air of maturity, a foreboding feeling - a vulnerability behind years of strength. That, is what makes her so captivating.
Sharbat Gula is her name, although few even know this rather important detail. Sh
Akira ToriyamaAkira Toriyama is a legendary Japanese game and manga artist, even those of you reading this who don't recognise the name would have at least seen a few projects he's involved in. He is the creator of the hit classic Dr. Slump, The Dragonball series, the Dragon Quest game series and Chrono Trigger. Born in Aichi, Japan, his influences include someone we have recently covered, Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy and father of modern manga, Walt Disney's cartoons and classic Jackie Chan movies. His debut work was Dr. Slump for Shonen Jump, a name some of you may be familiar with. The style and humour he injected into the series gained rapid popularity in Japan which became a hit anime TV series well.Akira Toriyama3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
After Dr. Slump, Toriyama began creating cult manga series Dragonball, with characters based on the Chinese tales of Journey to the West. This series broke records and the fame and popularity of course took over America and Europe by storm. Dragonball of course also became a hit anime series,
Art History - Digital Art - FeaturesHello guys! I am here to bring to you an art feature for the month October for ArtHistoryProject. This month is featuring Digital Art! What better way to kick off Digital art then gearing up with some features from that gallery!Art History - Digital Art - Features3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There is something truly inspiring, so liberating about viewing art from around the world and from various artists. Art brings to us raw, untempered emotions and I am humbled by being able to not only share but to embrace such a fine medium of art! The Digital Age has truly revolutionized art as a digital medium in itself. It has opened countless doors to many and continues to go above and beyond its limits daily.
So without further ado, I bring to you some features from the Digital Art gallery! I hope you enjoy!
The Art Of Imagination
Interview with Marc Brunet - BluefleyIn celebration of Digital Art Month, here is the second in a series of interviews done to the authors of some of the site's most popular digital deviations of all time.Interview with Marc Brunet - Bluefley3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In this occasion I bring you Bluefley, creator of Impossible LOV3 ver. 3
Impossible LOV3 ver.3
-Touch of Wind-
My name is Marc Brunet and I'm a Senior Character Artist working for Blizzard Entertainment in Irvine, California. I'm originally from Montreal in cold Canada and I worked in the game industry there for 2 years as both a Concept Artist and 3D Character Artist before moving to the US.
What got you interested in the graphic arts in the first place, and what motivated you to pursue it as a career?
It's hard to
PapercuttingsPapercutting is an art form that has been seen all over the world, adapted to regional styles based on cultures. It should come as no surprise that the Chinese have the earliest forms of papercutting currently known to us as the 'ancestor to paper' has been found in China. This was dated as far back as 2nd century B.C. and is considered as important as their discovery of printmaking, gunpowder and the compass.Papercuttings3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thessatoria's It's Your Life
Naturally as paper spread throughout the world this art form evolved, spreading all over the Far East through to the Middle East. For example Japanese Kirigami where origami folds are cut and Indian Sanjhi.
This art form is popular to this very day, take renowned British artist Rob Ryan, which I am sure many of you here would have at least seen his work before! His work has been seen printed over everything you can think of, kitchenware, clothes, books and probably more!
Printing: From the Far East to the Printing PressIllustrations have been hand drawn for many centuries. But as the demand for the distribution of illustration and text increased, people developed printing techniques, and over time this would turn into what we now know as the printing press, the mass production of illustration and text.Printing: From the Far East to the Printing Press3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Let us take a look at the Far East first, in particular China and Japan where print has been traditionally used as early as the 7th century. The Chinese have been using woodblock printing since the Tang Dynasty (7th Century). This method of printing quickly spread to other East Asian countries, including Japan. The earliest complete survival of a dated printed book is the Diamond Sutra (Buddhist text). This of course ties into one of the most famous Chinese inventions, paper!
"It was the Chinese who really discovered the means of communication that was to dominate until our age."
A. Hyatt Mayor
Wood block printing was used in the production of books such as