November Feature: Food! Food! Food!Some recent favourites of mine from both people and groups i watch that i thought so good needed more more recognition for either it's photography and/or creativeness or just pure nom.November Feature: Food! Food! Food!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It is not often I feature savoury food as well as sweet as sweet is where my passion has always been so make the most of it
283 Burger and Chips by DistortedSmileMust Love Coffee by Squiddgee7734Oreo Pumpkin Tarts by melijan
Cocos hearts by Chamandra
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PE: The Impact of Color1. - WHAT IS COLOR?PE: The Impact of Color2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Color is the aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of light being reflected or emitted by them, as received by the human eye and processed by the human brain. It is a function of light and biology, not an exact science, no two people can see it exactly the same.
The human eye and brain together translate light into color. Light receptors within the eye transmit messages to the brain, which produces the familiar sensations of color. Newton observed that color is not inherent in objects. Rather, the surface of an object reflects some colors and absorbs all the others. We perceive only the reflected colors. Thus, red is not "in" an apple. The surface of the apple is reflecting the wavelengths we see as red and absorbing all the rest. An object appears white when it reflects all wavelengths and black when it absorbs them all.
"Colors are the deeds of light, its deeds and sufferings."
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA?After a long pause in which nobody seemed to have very many questions, we've got a very intriguing one which came up during the People & Portraits projecteducate week and it's something that has always played on my mind, and no doubt on yours too. Once again sine-out has provided a fantastic answer, so hopefully that will help somewhat in clearing this issue up. Have a question? Drop it on this article and we'll work on an answer!Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"It seems like colorful pictures made in adobe look good, then after
they have been uploaded on deviantART... the color is more dead.. not so
alive..is this an issue?" ~ kayjensen
"Hi kayjensen, the issue your describing is most likely a colour profile issue. Colour profiles essentially describe how each colour is represented and there are different profiles for different purpose but mostly for getting accurate colour out of a printer or a screen.
By default the internet works with and assumes that every
Gallery Descriptions Month - The RoundupGalleries monthGallery Descriptions Month - The Roundup8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Galleries Description month was full of epic articles and a lot of hard work went into each and every one of them courtesy of the Community Volunteers. This article is a roundup of everything published during the last month here at projecteducate and hopefully has helped a lot of you when it comes to understanding the descriptions of the galleries here and categorising your work. Huge thanks go to all involved who made this past month a success! We also held a A Contest of which the results will posted within the next week. Well done to all who entered - judging has commenced!
Animals, Plants and Nature
Project Educate - Architecture OverviewThis week Kaz-D and myself are bringing you an overview of the Photography Galleries on deviantART. This won't replace the full weeks planned by the specific community volunteers for specific galleries - but instead it will help to give you a mini introduction into what's out there.Project Educate - Architecture Overview3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Bridges & Suspended Structures
Photographs of bridges and other suspended architectural structures.
Photographs depicting the exterior of a building or any finished architectural construction.
Photographs depicting the interior of a building or any finished architectural construction.
Statues & Monuments
Photographs of statues, monuments and mortuary stones.
Photographing Architecture - Tips
Introducing TagsIntroducing Tags6 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Discover more of your favorite topics.
Tags create landing pages around topics — making it easier to discover related artwork, bringing together artists and art appreciators, and forming communities around common interests. As DeviantArt grows and creates new ways to discover great content, we believe tags will play an important role in better surfacing artwork.
Tag Deviations, Collections, and Status Updates
You now have the ability to tag your deviations and Collections. Tags added to your deviations will be publicly viewable — this is a change from the previous use of keywords, which were private. Visitors can learn about your work by viewing how you tagged it, and can find more works by you and other deviants based on tags. Tags can also be used in comments, Status Updates, Journals, and Collections.
Tagging your deviations and Collections will improve their visibility across the
Urbex #16Abandoned IndustriesUrbex #162 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If your local town is anything like mine, you'll find endless units on industrial estates, empty, forgotten and mostly used for 'illegal' raves and 'other' things. It's incredibly sad to see a once buzzing area filled with emptiness, rubbish and just a few scattered memories. It's even more sad these days to see the brand new buildings popping up next to the new - and then continuously remaining empty as well. Old urbex, new urbex - the contrast is weird.
This Weeks Features
This Weeks Photographer
jOuey- has been on deviantART for eight years and has quite a varied gallery - but the Urban Exploration shots, and the aspects captured, were what really caught my eye.
Introducing the New Today PageIntroducing the New Today Page6 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Welcome to Today on DeviantArt.
The Today page is the place to start your day. It's the pulse of the DeviantArt community. When art-related news happens around the world, deviant artists are among the first to respond in the most evocative ways possible. We're proud to unveil the Today page — the new human and dynamically powered newspaper for the community that reflects the stories inside of DeviantArt as they pertain to art, fandom, pop culture, and world culture.
Designed to showcase a variety of content — including editorial pieces, Journals, contests, and even deviants new to the site, the Today page reflects the undercurrent of what's happening now — both online and off.
“The new Today page is impressive. It's certainly much more dynamic and engaging now than it ever was.” —thetaoofchaos
New Content Daily
Throughout each day, the Today page updates with
January contest: Animals, Plants and Nature.Contest ends very soon, so get your entries in and make sure your entries are in the folder!January contest: Animals, Plants and Nature.4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Happy new year to all!
To welcome 2015, we're introducing you the monthly contest,
The photography category which will be spotlighted for the entire
month this January will be Animals, Plants & Nature.
If you entered December's contest, know that the winners will
be announced in the middle of January!
What's the theme?
Animals, Plants & Nature, as in deviantART's section: http://www.deviantart.com/browse/all/photography/nature/. This include photos of birds, aquatic life, plants, fungi, invertebrates, reptiles, wild and domesticated animals, landscapes, waterscapes, sky... Some examples are:
Celebrating Women's History: Feminist ArtThe "Feminist art movement" began in the early 1960s. Women’s roles were questioned in society and thus were questioned in art in an article by Linda Nochlin called “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” She argued that there were few women artists because they were held back by a system that denied them equal opportunity (academies and guilds). Also in a society in which the home was run and child rearing was done entirely by women, women did not have the opportunity to engage in academia or the arts. Generally, if women were artists, they had to have male family members representing or teaching them. Painting was the only subject a woman could engage in, but nude models were forbidden for female painters, thus never reaching complete potential for academy standards. Italian Baroque painter Artemsia Gentileschi was one of the few female artists who was able to riseCelebrating Women's History: Feminist Art10 months ago in Personal More Like This
DeviantArt for DummiesI am writing this guide for new members or anyone who has questions about deviantART and its members. Please comment if something doesn't make sense or if you need help! Please note, this is NOT a guide to everything on deviantART, just some stuff I thought was worth talking about.DeviantArt for Dummies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is a "plz" account?
A "plz" account is a deviantART account where the avatar is an emote that you can use in your journals, comments, etc.
How do you use them?
To use them, write :icon(thenameoftheaccount):
An example is :iconsupertighthugplz: which is written as :icon supertighthug plz: (minus the spaces)
Some popular accounts are:
To get the account name, roll your mouse over the image and copy the text you see beginning with an :icon and ending in a :.
Quick lesson in dA
THE ART OF KNOTTINGTHE ART OF KNOTTING1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
AIMS:The aim of this series of articles is to give a very brief, introductory, overview of the subject of knots. To do so I shall examine the significance and effects of knots; and their uses and techniques, which were, and continue to be, immensely important, if not critical, to human history and evolution on our planet. Naturally the main thrust of the series, in it's totality, will be threefold:
1: Relating it, (the series of articles on knotting), to this amazing project on Art History in particular, it's effects on "Art" in all senses of the term, as well as Knots as an "Art form", (not to mention various "Craft" forms!), in and of themselves.
2: Although I shall try not to be "skimpy" or too "cursory" in my inclusions, this is an "introduction" to the subject, so is not designed to be definitive at all... merely, I hope, interesting and varied enough to whet the readers appetite for the subject...
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing AutumnFor many Photographers, Autumn is now officially here and is one of the most exciting seasons to capture in terms of colour, change and vistas. Early morning mist, late afternoon sun, orange, red and golden hues - Autumn has a lot to offer in many countries. If you're like me, Autumn often arrives all at once and it can be tricky to know how to make the best of the season before it's over. A couple of days of high winds and rain can ruin the best Autumnal captures by ripping the leaves down before you've even got the chance to snap - so it's great to be prepared for the season.Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing Autumn3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Leading lines are particularly useful. Yet so many people quote ' Look for leading lines...' or 'You've captured the leading lines here perfectly' and really do we even know properly what they are? The purpose of a leading line is to draw a viewers eye into the photograph and then on a journey - through it. Think of it as a visual narrative. They can be intentional and ind
Thank you!Thank you!3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Zooming by by gigi50
flying with the kites by Kimi-ParksSurfer Action by ARC-Photographic
Stay Together by iriscupUnder the protective eye by Mouselemur
Calla Lily by JMPorterRight Here Waiting by LASKANWLF
Take My Hand by LASKANWLFMother of Dragons by RavenMontoya
Table Manners by MorningIrbisThe Magic Touch by LindArtz
Peacock by CRGPhotographyGold among the green by RavenMontoyaLooking Up II by CRGPhotography
Urbex - ChurchesA collection of truly amazing photographs emerged this month from a group of Photographers who refer to themselves as 'Urbex Central.' In 2011, Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand, was devestated by an earthquake. Tourists can line up outside and peer in at the destruction that the quake caused, but nobody had, until recently, ventured in. The photos show us scenes that most people will never see in their lifetime..and it's quite eerie. The group also ventured into other buildings in the area and shared the photos on their website. You can read more here. For more churches elsewhere online check out 7 Creepiest abandoned churches.So this month the theme is abandoned churches - or cathedrals - whatever DeviantART has to offer...Urbex - Churches4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Tag Pages: What You Need To KnowThe following journal applies to deviants who have access to our new tags feature that was launched to a small test audience last week. If you received the following Hot Topic in your Message Center, you likely have access to tags. If you didn’t receive the following Hot Topic, you likely don’t have access at this time. Sit tight, as we’ll be rolling out the release to a wider audience soon!Tag Pages: What You Need To Know7 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Tags are our new way to label and create conversations around a topic. Tags can be used everywhere — in Status Updates, Collections, comments, deviation descriptions, or Journals. When clicked, you’ll discover a tag page full of content and activity around the topic.
As someone in the test audience for tags, you’re among the first to see the beginnings of our tag system and we’d appreciate your feedback -- both in terms of what you think so far, and where’d you’d like to see things go in the future.
Anatomy of a Tag Pag
DIY Photography ToolsArtists ToolsDIY Photography Tools6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Articles focusing on DIY tools for Photography are numerous.... therefore we're not going to repeat one this week! Instead we are going to point you to ten awesome tutorials for doing it yourself with regards to Photography. These easy, cheap and often very successful ideas will help you now and in the future, some will stay with you for life and some are great little 'life hacks' to get you through until you can afford and justify purchasing the top notch equipment!
Canon users - DIY Remote Trigger
This is an American idea so it estimates the cost to be around '3 bucks.' To the brits reading this article, that's approximately £5...to the rest of you, well, it's pretty damn cheap regardless! Instructables have a great article explaining how it's possible to build your own remote trigger from a mobile phone hands free kit.
Urbex 22#Areas of Russia have become more and more popular among Urban Explorers, particularly areas within the former Soviet Bloc. Some of the images that are out there online are chilling, and risky. Check out this BBC Article which shares just a few of the more recent ones. Under Russian law, trespassing on private property is punishable by a small fine, but entering abandoned and unguarded buildings is usually legal. Some owners have even commissioned urban explorers to enter their abandoned property such as factories, and take photographs for them. Here on deviantART there are some great Urbex photographs from Russia, check them out below...Urbex 22#1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hieronymous BoschHieronymous Bosch1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hieronymus Bosch was a Flemish painter who was born in 1450 and buried on August 9, 1516. His birth name was Jeroen Anthoniszoon van Aken, but he changed his last name to Bosch after the last syllable of this birthplace, ‘s Hertogenbosch. He came from a family of artists; his father, uncle, and grandfather were all painters. However, Hieronymus Bosch was much more than a mere Renaissance artist with an interesting background – he was a master of using a brush to spread paint across a canvas.
Over his lifetime, Bosch, who had many imitators, created only 25 to 30 paintings definitively, and signed merely seven of these. His patrons are unknown. However, King Philip II of Spain collected some of his best work, such as “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” This painting (above; second image is the inside) has many facet
Urbex #10What I found particularly interesting about this weeks Urbex topic, is the fact that two popular art genres, at least here on deviantART, have been combined. I came across an article about Urban Explorer Jared Lim who photographs not only under-appreciated, un-seen and forgotten places - but also who makes Abstract Art from them. From my time as a CV in the Abstract and Surreal Community, I've learned quite strongly that you can make Abstract Art from anything, but I would never have associated it with Urban Exploration. Just goes to show...So anyway, this weeks features are along that theme. They hold repeated shapes and patterns amongst the more obvious theme...Urbex #102 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This Weeks Features
Islamic ArtIslamic art was born in the 7th century within the Omeya dynasty; some a hundred years after the Prophet Muhammad ibn Abdallah began to preach the Islamic message. So “Islamic art” refers to the art produced since then in all Islamic countries, thus covering an extensive – and varying – land in the Middle East, Northern Africa and even Europe (Al Andalus).Islamic Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
During the Omeya dynasty the first distinctive elements were born and spread: mosque, horseshoe arch, minaret, mosaic and vine and shell as ornamental motifs. From then on, influences from many different neighbouring and invading cultures were incorporated (but not limited to these):
The essentialism and stylization of embellishments, iwan, mausoleums, ceramics (Sassanid)Depiction of human figure, nerved dome on a octagonal basis. Artisan workshops appear (Fatimid)Ornamental calligraphy, ceramic as architectural covering (Seleucid Turks)Bulbous dome (or onion dome), monumental iwan, tubular minar
Ten Tips for Nature PhotographersThis article came about after a deviant specifically requested that we write ten clear, simple tips for Photographing Nature. Troubleshooting articles and information can be very useful, but sometimes breaking it down into manageable memorable chunks is so much easier. So without further ado please enjoy our Ten Tips for Nature Photographers!Ten Tips for Nature Photographers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1) Get into your environment
Yes, it's rhubarb. To be a true photographer, you must be at one with rhubarb.
When we talk about photographing Nature, we don't necessarily mean wide expansive rolling landscapes. Whilst they contain any number of elements that are nature focused and made up from natural resources - Nature Photography is about getting into your environment and getting up close and personal with these elements. So think of it like you are Photographing the components that make up that beautiful lan