Surface Slip Stitch TutorialSurface Slip Stitch Tutorial3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I love how this stitch is an easy way to add detail or to make professional, clean-looking color changes.
I've used the Surface Slip Stitch in these projects:
- The black line for the froggy smile - I used it for the white "reflection" on the cherries and apples (back side facing out)
- I stitched it here with black around the penguin's face so that zig-zag line doesn't show where the colors meet.
- I used it here on the sleeves and shirt top and also the shoes - It's the dark pink stitching here around the front
Let me know what you think of this tutorial and if you have any questions about the surface slip stitch or crochet!
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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Still Life Stills Features: MintStill Life Stills Features: Mint8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Tips on Making a Successful Fan Comic!I am by no means the most popular fan comic artist on DA, and by no means have the best TLK comic. I can think of many who have amazing comics. To name a few ones I know about and enjoy:Tips on Making a Successful Fan Comic!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconkoai: :iconsavu0211: :iconmissaudi:
:iconhydracarina: :iconaudreycosmo13: :iconnala15:
And I know a lot of you enjoy my comic as well. So here's the question I hope to tackle slightly in this journal. What makes the comics I've listed, and my own, successful? Everyone has different style. Some mimic TLK style very well, others have their own spin on it. So it's not the style, it's not how identical it is to the movie that makes people enjoy them. So here are some key points I think are important, if you want to start your own comic.
Original Art Work:
This is very important. Not to offend you base users, but when has anyone seen a comic, especially in the TLK fandom, that has used bases and been successful? I mean successful as in the number of views,
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
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)
Still Life Stills Features: JamThis week we feature jam and marmalade. Jam is also known as jelly in some places and is a very versatile thing. Not only is it good for toast but I find great for baking for cakes, cookies, cupcakes and cheesecakes,Still Life Stills Features: Jam1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Have a suggestion for future still life photography features? Do let us know!
deviantART Related Collaboration Contest ...and the contest is closed! Thanks everyone for the entries, judging will commence now.deviantART Related Collaboration Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the communityrelations sponsored deviantART Related Collaborations Contest Where you have six weeks to work together on any work in the dA related category. A quick overview;
This contest will be open to all mediums in the deviantART Related main category, as well as dA tutorials and dA avatars.It will run from today (3rd April) to May 15 2012. Your entry must be submitted between (or on) those dates!You can participate in three ways (see the bottom of this article for examples);Work on your own based on an existing dA related deviation (with their permission if needed; e.g. find a visual suggestion and make a browser script to make it work).Collaborate with another artist on a piece in one medium (e.g. make a stamp or devID together.)Work together to create two related deviations (e.g. a
PE: dA Related Collaboration Contest IIWelcome to deviantART Related's "The Collaborations Contest II", powered by communityrelations. You will have two months to work with a partner in creating a dA Related deviation!PE: dA Related Collaboration Contest II1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ways to enter:
1. Work on your own. Basing your entry on an existing dA Related deviation (eg. find a visual suggestion and create a browser script to make it work).
2. Collaborate with another artist on a piece in one medium (e.g. make a stamp or deviantID together).
3. Work together to create two related deviations (e.g. a gallery skin design, and the coded version).
The contest will be open to all mediums within the deviantART Related category, including deviantART Tutorials and
Where Dreams Come TrueWhere Dreams Come True2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
What fairy tale is complete without a majestic setting? Here are a few noteworthy landscapes fitting for any folk tale!
"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale of all." -Hans Christian Andersen
the castle by Mark-Heather
May day by m-eralp
Green Waves by AlecsPS
Yellow Brick Road by AlecsPS
A fairytale isn't complete without a striking castle.
Castle by Krzynek
trakoscan castle VI by roblfc1892
egeskov castle by petitpomme
Warkworth Castle by newcastlemale
"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." -Albert Einstein, attributed, but unsourced.
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
Urbex #11"The places where one could be both mad...and safe."Urbex #111 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Abandoned Hospitals and Asylums are one of the most popular sites amongst Urban Explorers and whilst we don't get the same variety of choice in the UK as Americans might do, we do have a fair share of interesting forgotten locations. But in the USA, from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, over 250 institutions for the 'insane' were built. These places housed over half a million patients... Imagine the secrets the remaining walls hold! The reason for the now abandonment of these once thriving hives of activity was the move towards more community based care, more developed medications and of course, stricter laws.
This Weeks Features
Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ"How do I protect my photography and art in general?"Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"As Eitvys200 pointed out, at least 1 journal per month makes it to the top of the list and is about stealing art. Sometimes this is something small such as posting a piece to facebook, other times you see hoards of pieces on a website selling wallpapers or something similar. Regardless of how it happens, or where, it can hurt just as much to see your hard work disregarded and especially someone else profiting or taking credit.
Protecting work is a huge deal for some people, and not for others. It depends entirely on your outlook - how you view your work and indeed whether or not there needs to be some constrictions on it due to the content being a child, or family member. But how do we protect our work properly from art theft and wrongful use? The simple answer is you can't provide for every eventuality. Even if you upload your work to a website where right click -> copy is disabled,
PE: Wire-WrappingThis article is a short introduction to wire-wrapping, including information about wire-wrapping terms and tools, methods, tutorials and a feature of beautiful jewellery.PE: Wire-Wrapping7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
What is wire-wrapping?
"wire-wrapping" is - like the name implies - a technique where wire is wrapped in whatever way. It can be used to hold gemstones in place, and create intricate jewellery. It has the big plus that soldering isn't neccessary, and therefore all the equipment needed is relatively easy to come by.
Terms and Tools
Wire comes in different different sizes and forms, and you can choose between materials as well - you can use brass, copper, silver and gold wire.
Wire diameter is measured in 'gauge' and ranges from 14 gauge (~1/16 inch) to 26+ gauge (1/64 inch), so the higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire.
Dragon Sculpting Tutorial on YouTube!Alright guys here you go! I finally made a video of me making one of my dragons. The video is pretty long, about an hour, so watch it when you have some time to veg and watch some sculpting. I was going to just make it a time-lapse, but ended up narrating the whole thing, so instead you get to listen to me babble on about sculpting for an hour while I'm making the dragon. It was actually pretty fun to make, so I think I'll make a pony one in the near future as well!Dragon Sculpting Tutorial on YouTube!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vCiPn7MUjw
And yes, I know I make silly faces while I sculpt. Shut it.
Are still closed! I'm booked solid through June, but will re-open them again in late June, to start filling up July. I am more than happy to give estimates for future purchases through NOTE. Comments get buried insanely fast, so you may not hear back on them for many weeks!
My Etsy shop is still open, and any made-to-order items there are always available.
ETSY SHOP: http://www.etsy.co
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#6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Urbex #16Abandoned IndustriesUrbex #161 year 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.
Thank you !!!Today i gained 50 watchersThank you !!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When i signed up i never thought there could be that much people, people i don't even know personally, wanting to see my art
So, thank you so much for your support
Well, a small feature for you
:thumb345650263: commission: Luna by tofu-fairy
Gomez by Serdar-T Busy like sunday morning + by popoks :thumb326767011: :thumb346507245:
THE ART OF KNOTTINGTHE ART OF KNOTTING8 months 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...
suggesting DD's (daily deviations)Edit on Sept 3, 2013: I changed this article a bit after I had a friendly chat with some of the (former) volunteers and senior members of the website. I hope the details help you in making even better submissionssuggesting DD's (daily deviations)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Everybody on DeviantArt seems to know about the Daily Deviations, or DD's. The handful of artworks that makes it to the frontpage every day. The artworks that are shown at the bottom of the site all day long, and get loads of exposure. I guess they're the wet dream for many people on DA.
DD's are usually a reason for discussion. I can't even begin to count the topics on the forums that are about why some deviations are chosen over others, and how the quality of those deviations keep declining year after year. Not many people know, however, that's it's not entirely up to the staff which works are picked. And that we can have our own vote on this.
So I can have an influence
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 Art2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's All About Presentation (Mostly)As more and more people start taking pictures of their nether regions on their iphones or posing myspace style in front of their HTC's - the competitive world of getting a Daily Deviation gets just that much harder... I kid. But... daily, I am bombarded with awesome suggestions (which I love) and I'm not complaining about. But there has to be a criteria of sorts, that sets an image above the rest. Here are a few things I look for that you might not have noticed before... The first thing I look at when I stumble across an image or view a suggestion from somebody, is how the artist has presented their work to the deviantART Community.It's All About Presentation (Mostly)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Your image isn't everything. Not anymore. In the past I have given Daily Deviations to pieces with titles that are a combination of random letters and numbers, or that are very obviously still the source file title - or that tends to be just a keyboard mash-up. Everyday CVs are sent many many notes suggesting pieces o
Art History: Celtic Art In Early HistoryArt History: Celtic Art In Early History7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Celtic Art - A Look In History
Written by KovoWolf for projecteducate
There is something so unique and so humbling about Celtic art that we can immediately recognize it when we see it, though it is difficult to truly describe as a single 'medium'. With intricate designs, swirls, and beautiful knotwork however Celtic art is also a medium that you can recognize when you see it. Because Celtic art covers a huge expanse of time, geography and throughout various cultures, it can present some difficulty when trying to term or define what Celtic art truly is.
Celtic art and culture date back as far as the 8th century B.C generally refers to the culture of the European Iron Age from around 1000 BC onwards, until the conquest by the Roman Empire. The Early Medieval art of Britain and Ireland, which produced the Book Of Kells and other masterpieces that are well known today and can be associated with "ce
The Art and Architecture of Ancient PompeiiThe Art and Architecture of Ancient Pompeii7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Pompeii, located near the Apennine Mountains and modern-day Naples, Italy, was a thriving Roman city when it was buried in ash in 79 AD by the eruption of nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius. It had been settled agriculturally as early as the Iron Age in the 8th century BC, but humans didn't start making actual structures there until the Samnites built city walls in the 6th century BC. They became allies of Rome in 338 BC, and after a few wars, officially became part of the Roman Empire in 89 BC. From then until the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii was a thriving and relatively peaceful city (“Visiting Pompeii”).
Society in ancient Pompeii was much like that of ancient Rome. They had an amphitheater that predated Rome’s Coliseum but was very similar in that it housed sporting events that could last days and draw citizens not just from the city, but from many